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Motorola Brute i686

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Motorola Brute i686 Review by Sydney

phonedog.com
25 February 2011
  • Summary: I'm not entirely sure what to say about the Motorola Brute. On the one hand, it's the most durable "rugged phone" I've ever tested and on the other hand, it was glitchy, froze up and eventually bricked itself. I'm going to say that the actual "bricking" was an isolated incident that will not happen to every one of these devices; however, I can't excuse the glitchy-ness of it since that was the case with both of the phones that were sent to me.
  • Pros: Extremely durable; Direct Connect; useful features for those who work or spend a lot of time outdoors.
  • Cons: Glitchy; high price; iDEN device (iDEN will be
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Overall 7
7.0

Motorola Brute i686 - graphite (Sprint Nextel)

CNET
25 February 2011
  • Summary: The Motorola Brute i686 can take a longer dunk in water, but is otherwise identical to the Brute i680. It's not the prettiest phone on the block, but it's incredibly durable with great call quality to boot.
  • Pros: The Motorola Brute i686 has a very rugged and durable design, plus a decent feature set that includes push-to-talk, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera. Call quality is very impressive.
  • Cons: The Motorola Brute i686 is only very slightly different from its predecessor, the Brute i680. There's no external camera shutter button, photo quality is average at best, and we wish there were a 3.5mm headset jack.
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Overall 7
7.0

Motorola Brute i686 (Sprint)

PC Magazine
25 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Motorola Brute i686 is a good choice for Sprint users that need a rugged push-to-talk device, but it feels a few years old already.
  • Pros: Extremely rugged. Very good voice quality. Powerful speakerphone. Great battery life.
  • Cons: Not the most durable phone we've tested. Poor Web and video features.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
4 May 2012
  • Summary: Such is our condition that we can’t walk a single step without our beloved cellphones. The modern day cell phones are nothing like the first cellphones that hit the market. Everyday a new design, a new feature comes to the forefront which grabs our attention. The device woo’s us so much that we ditch our old phones and buy the new model at the earliest. This is the exact thing that happens with most of us.
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