Excerpt: After making huge profits on the market with the RAZR model, Motorola decided to continue the series with a technologically updated handset � Motorola KRZR K1. Even if the new clamshell features few innovations, we can easily tell that Motorola created another masterpiece. Unfortunately, it only applies in terms of design, but that didn't hurt the success of the handset which became the rightful disciple of Motorola RAZR.
Pros: The best thing about K1 is also the first thing you notice � design. New features introduced are also making a fine addition, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD card slot. Also the possibility to charge your phone when you synchronize it via USB cable is a positive feature.
Cons: Poor sales package, bad sound (that includes the 2 mediocre music players), both displays are too small, defective implementation of EDGE and Bluetooth connectivity are dropping the functionality of the handset. Also the face cover of the phone will be greasy in no time because of the shiny material used.
Excerpt: It’s upto you how you pronounce it—'crazer', 'K-RAZR' or 'kerzer'—but Motorola’s KRZR K1 doesn’t jump out at you like the RAZR did once upon a time. Perhaps it’s because slim and shiny phones are no longer a novelty. Or perhaps it’s because the KRZR is just not different enough from the RAZR to warrant it’s own series. Design Most simply, the KRZR is a narrow and thick version of the RAZR.
Summary: Bleeding-edge tech enthusiasts may scoff at the KRZR as yet another case of form needlessly trumping function. Everyone else is more likely to see the K1 as another trend-setting style in mobile phones from the company who brought us the RAZR and the StarTac before that. The K1 is a solid performer with good features and looks to kill. Looks like Moto's got another WNNR on its hands.
Excerpt: The Motorola Krzr K1 is a stylish clamshell feature phone. It won't suit anyone seeking a high-tech mobile with high performance but the slim form factor and decent specs may tempt some people. The Krzr K1 is aimed at the younger, non-business market...
Summary: The model delivers good receiving quality, typical for all modern devices. Ring tones’ volume is slightly above average, midi-tunes are played back via 64-chord polyphony module, which ensures fairly great sounding. The silent alert is nothing special on the KRZR – it’s somewhere between “average” and “slightly above average” strength-wise. The loudspeaker outputs enough volume during conversations for nearly all environments.
Review: Motorola MOTOKRZR K1 - High Gloss, High Fashion
17 October 2006
Excerpt: Motorola's RAZR started the thin clamshell craze in the market, but now Motorola intends for its more compact, though thicker, MOTOKRZR K1 to take over the reigns as the premier fashion phone.
Excerpt: The Motorola KRZR K1 boasts a very stylish slim design making it attractive to look at and comfortable to hold as well. It is a little taller, thicker, and heavier than its predecessor, the RAZR model, which gives it a much classier look and feel. The metallic gloss coating also adds to the luxurious look; however, it is prone to smudging from fingerprints and may not be so great at withstanding scratches when it is not in its carrying pouch.
Summary: With a stunning reflective surface and unique slim design, the MOTOKRZR K1 is one of the best looking mobile phones we’ve seen. It’s not all about looks though, as this phone has a generous features list for its asking price.
Pros: Great design, Slim and compact, Build quality, Solid features list, A2DP Bluetooth profile, Bluetooth headset included in sales package
Cons: Not kind to fingerprints, Flat keypad, Slow speeds for messaging and some menus