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Motorola i880

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  • User Score (133)
    8.5 8.5 from 133 reviewers
  • Expert Score (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
  • Design (4)
    6.2 6.2 from 4 reviewers
  • Value for money (4)
    5.3 5.3 from 4 reviewers
  • Features (4)
    6.6 6.6 from 4 reviewers
  • Ease of use (4)
    5.5 5.5 from 4 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    4.6 4.6 from 4 reviewers
  • Battery performance (4)
    5.9 5.9 from 4 reviewers
  • Display (4)
    6.2 6.2 from 4 reviewers
  • Camera (4)
    6.6 6.6 from 4 reviewers
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The Motorola i880 is a sleek purple and black flip phone with a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and GPS with TeleNav software. The external display had a distinct screen-door effect, but the internal display was easy to read, and both displays are bright and colorful. The i880 has two sets of stereo speakers – below the external screen and under the hood – as well as dedicated music controls on its face. Motorola has added AgION antimicrobial paint to the i880 to cut down on bacteria and mold, though…

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The Motorola i880 is a sleek purple and black flip phone with a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and GPS with TeleNav software. The external display had a distinct screen-door effect, but the internal display was easy to read, and both displays are bright and colorful. The i880 has two sets of stereo speakers – below the external screen and under the hood – as well as dedicated music controls on its face. Motorola has added AgION antimicrobial paint to the i880 to cut down on bacteria and mold, though this only protects the phone, not the user. During our tests in New York City, voice calls on the i880 suffer from a lot of static. Also, receiving callers may complain of tinny or dropped calls. However, push-to-talk calls sound very loud and clear, and the microphone is sensitive enough to pick up mumbles from waist level. SMS performance was solid, presenting a full 160 characters for incoming messages, though just under 120 characters outgoing. Instant messaging through AIM, MSN and Yahoo is available as well. Since the i880 doesn't operate on Sprint's EV-DO network, users get the menu-driven Openwave-powered WAP Web, which is quite speedy. Other features on the i880 are GPS, enabling location-based services; Java for games and apps, available for download from Nextel; voice-activated dialing; a calendar and memo pad; and hearing aid compliance and text-to-speech for the vision-impaired. Battery life is approximately 5 hours.

The i800's MP3 player plays non-DRM MP3s, AAC, and AAC+ files. However, there's no data cable included, so users need an alternative indirect method, such as flash card reader, to transfer songs to the phone. There is standard headset Bluetooth, however. Pushing the external “play” button initiates the player without opening up the flap. And, the twin front and inside speakers really blast, although the sound is like a clock radio's. The 2-megapixel camera takes dark indoor shots, but outdoor ones are bright and clear. However, there are some drawbacks to the camera. The shutter lag is a solid second, which means a user must stand still to avoid blurry pictures. Also, there is no “automatic” flash setting. The Motorola i880 has a nice look and some unique features. However, it doesn’t deliver quality multimedia features.

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