The KRZR K1M is the RAZR’s better-looking sister. Looking more like a fashion accessory than a piece of technology, the K1M is an attractive iteration in the firmly established RAZR franchise.
The K1M is a CDMA phone (Sprint, Verizon, Bell, Telus, etc.) that runs on the high-speed EVDO network, provides a WAP browser which, combined with its 176x220 pixel internal display, creates a passable internet experience, and rounds out its feature set with 64MB of onboard flash memory, expandable microSD memory slot and a mini USB port for PC syncing. It also includes illuminated external MP3 controls and a phonebook that can store up to 1,000 contacts. The K1M provides a variety of ways to customize the look and sound of your device. This clamshell also features a 96x80 pixel external display, useful for checking the time.
One interesting improvement over prior versions is the keypad. Although it looks similar to the RAZR keypad, it actually uses a technology called electroforatic deposition, a fancy phrase that means the keys are soft to the touch, with an almost rubbery feel.
If you are a fan of shiny phones, you will definitely enjoy the look and feel of the Motorola KRZR K1M. Good sound quality for phone calls and a competent MP3 player makes this flip worth a look.
Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)
Design is neither original nor innovative
The RAZR is the runway models of cell phones: anorexic but fashionable. The new KRZR K1 is the same runway model, but with more memory, a shorter chassis, and a bigger bottom. Yet somehow we found it strangely more desirable than a RAZR. Our unit came outfitted with nifty MP3 playback and VCAST s... More
The RAZR is the runway models of cell phones: anorexic but fashionable. The new KRZR K1 is the same runway model, but with more memory, a shorter chassis, and a bigger bottom. Yet somehow we found it strangely more desirable than a RAZR. Our unit came outfitted with nifty MP3 playback and VCAST services letting us alternately rock out or watch music videos and TV shows. (Really, who can resist a 5-minute Daily Show clip?) But for longtime RAZR users, the incremental improvements this handset offers might not spark enough "KRZ" to warrant the hassle of an upgrade.
WIRED Touch-sensitive music controls will have you yelping "Cool!" aloud. Easy to navigate media player. Smaller folded size makes awkward bulge in pants slightly less awkward. Battery life, memory slot, camera resolution, screen brightness all improved from the RAZR. Impressive speakers for a cell phone.
TIRED Touch-sensitive music controls way are too sensitive. Phone's design is neither original nor innovative. No flash for camera. Awkward to flip open with one hand.
not a very good battery life
I had this kind of phone for 2 years. It was a pretty good phone but the battery life just wasnt the best. The phone would die in less then a day. I always had to make sure that i was charged up. This phone also would make a very loud noise when your battery is going dead and there is no way to turn that sound off because i have tried and tried and i even called bell aliant and they said that the sound cant be turned off. The trick to this is just to turn your phone off and then turn it back on and that would stop the noise for a bit. Other then the battery life on this phone i really enjoyed using. It may not flip like and have a key board but it takes time and practice to text with itLess
Good phone, fragile outer cover
We've received a great number of K1M and K1 phones all with the same issue - the outer cover seems to either get smashed easily or several hundred people are pretty clumsy. Probably a combination of both factors but the phone doesn't seem to be very durable.Less
I have had mine for 2 1/2 years now I had some trouble with it in the beginning, it wouldn't stay charged (it would go dead after 1 hour on stand by!) sent it back they fixed it and never had a problem again, it has great reception ( I am in an area where it is very hard to have good reception ) but it has rarely let me down... I have notice that sometimes I have added contacts and they never actually saved(couldn't find them afterwards. But It's been a good phone for me so far. Note that I am not a big user thought (a few texts, maybe one call daily)Less
It was okay...
Like a lot of other reviews I've seen on here, my cell phone also deletes random contacts when I add new ones. I've had it for about a year and am looking for a different cell now. The numbers started wearing off a couple months into using it and now they're basically gone. It freezes sometimes when I open it and I've had to take the battery out to fix it when it does that. The inbox and outbox can only hold 50 messages each -- SO annoying. There's a limit of 140 characters a text which is annoying for both me and whoever's receiving the texts. I love that you can connect the phone to a computer and send over your own ringtones and move pictures from your phone to your PC. The battery life lasts a day if I am using the phone a lot, but it has lasted about 3 days when it's been hardly used. It has a touch screen MP3 thing at the front of the phone which I found annoying because if it was in my pocket, it would randomly blast music if it pressed against my pants or something, not good in a classroom or at work.. One last comment, I found it annoying to send texts from my contacts menu: send message isn't the first option when you click their name, for some reason they put the options in order from New Contact, Edit, Delete, Send... Why they would do this, I dont know. I got used to going down the options list but I just thought it was silly... In conclusion, I wouldn't recommend this phone to someone who uses it to text a lot but it's an okay phone.Less
It had its moments
I bought this about a year ago, it hasn't been THAT bad... Pros: - it looks really nice, i have the one in red and i can't find many other red phones - it has a display in the front so it makes picture taking better so you can see yourself - I also very much like its t9, it made texting without a keyboard super-easy. Cons: - it randomly deletes contacts whenever it feels like it lol, basically when i add a new friend, i lose an old one. - the 8 button didn't last long - character limit gets annoying (140) - i have call waiting AND conference calling in my plan, but there is no option to add a person to a conversation, neither is there an option to go back to the original person you were talking to once you've picked up another line...that really sucks. overall, it was ok lolLess
I got this phone a year ago(Nov 08) and have had nothing but issues with it!! I got it on Telus prepaid and it is the worst piece of technology I have used!! I have had many phones and this was by far one of the worst!! The keypad wore completely away within 3 months, the headphone attachment broke off, the phone constantly deleted contacts from my phonebook and most recently, the battery resulted in turning my phone on and off...nothing but a waste!! Completely unsatisfied. Don't waste your money on it!! I can say I will never buy a motorola phone. Severely unhappy!!Less
Unlike many other reviewers on here, I have never had a problem with my phone. Ive had it for about 2 years. I have even dropped it a bunch of times and nothing bad happened. The only bad thing i noticed is when adding contacts, the phone is not smart enough to use a unused "speed no." and if you dont change it to an unused one it deletes the previous contact. It has great reception, i get bars where some friends dont. My battery lasts 2-3 days and I text like 100+ texts a day.Less
Battery Life WORST EVER
I bought my KRZR in June 2008. Battery dies in Feb 2009. Replace battery in Feb 2009. New battery dies Nov 2009. Replace battery again in Nov 2009. Arrrgg. Ridiculous battery life. I am a HUGE fan of Motorola and have always bought Motorola since 1995. The KRZR has really ticked me off. If the battery lasted more than 8 months I would easily give this a higher rating. Very disappointing experience. STAY CLEAR OF THE KRZR unless you enjoy replacing batteries as frequently as you do your socks. I want to stick with Motorola but if they don't clean up their act, I will be more than happy to give my money to one of their competitors.Less
Don't waste your money
I've had my KRZR for almost 2 years. It started out decent (compared to what I had before) but now the battery won't even last a day with average use of calling and texting. (I use my cell phone as my alarm so I have to charge it every evening now) Also about 6 months ago it started randomly deleting contacts from my contacts list, they still appear in my messaging list, but when I try to re-add someone to my contacts it wont work and it just duplicates in the messaging list and I cant delete the duplicates. When I add a new contact I never know if it will actually show up in the contacts list. The reception was ok. I didn't like the fact that you have a limited number of characters for texting, not sure if that's the phone or my provider though. Also KRZRs aren't compatable with myxer for downloading free ring tones. Needless to say I am researching new phones right now.Less
A phone with a nice display, but don't be fooled !
LOOKS : - This phone has a very cool look ! The shiny front panel, it's slim and long shape, the buttons that blends in the phone (similar to RAZR)... - It's design has everything to please the eye of the viewer/owner. - It's small and lightweight too ! FEATURES : - Like it's cousin the RAZR, this phone has many functions of decent quality (not amazing, but not bad either) like java applications, alarms, calendar, bluetooth, etc... - It is also customizable with the proper cables and the PC software developped by Motorola (MPT*), where it lets you add your custom ringtone and wallpapers. The internal memory is very limited though, so about 8-10 average quality ringtones will fill your phone. BATTERY LIFE : - With a phone and battery in good health, the battery life is good enough. If you only use your phone on for texting and calling on few occasions, you can expect at least 2-3 days before recharging again. PERFORMANCE : - Overall, it's phone functions are worth it (excellent call sound quality and reception) ! It can run small java applications as a bonus. If you're the gadget type and you're looking for high end applications, quality capturing of videos/photos/sound (even if it supports microSD card), listening to music or surfing the web with your phone, this phone will not be good enough for you. - Ringtones and vibration are also working pretty well...the phone is loud enough to be heard in very noisy places like clubs. DURABILITY : - This is where the phone suffers horribly ! You can be lucky and have a phone that always work, but by experience and by the experience of many other owners that I know of this phone, it will only be a matter of few months before you'll have to replace it... either by internal software failure or by design failure (most commonly a crack on the top of the cover...even if you're really careful with your phone). My problem was a display failure... where the screen was freezing whenever I opened my phone and the cover screen was messed up, which made it ridiculously hard to use. - The battery's life span seems to "rust" quickly... Again, this is from my experience and the experience of many others who owned a KRZR K1M CLOSING OPINION : Honestly, I wouldn't recommend buying this phone at all because of it's high chances of failing... being the most delicate cell phone user is still not enough. I did heard though some people who had that phone and did not have problems with it. I see it as a gamble with high chances to lose. As for a recommendation independant of the obvious problems : WOULD RECOMMEND FOR : - Easy customization of ringtones and wallpapers with proper PC software - Phone features (quality call, phonebook, good reception) - Java apps...if you're into old school downloadable phone games - Cool design - Size and design of the buttons... big thumbs friendly. - The less fortunate (the phone is cheap and you can create your own ringtones and wallpapers for free with MPT* !) WOULD NOT RECOMMEND FOR : - Mrs. or Mr. Gadget... The many features of this phone is of average quality. - Battery life span...which can deteriorate quickly - Cel phone navigation speed... it can lag - Browsing the web because of screen size limitations *Motorola Phone ToolsLess
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- Motorola KRZR K1m Manual (PDF)
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