Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
Newest Review: ... which I bought to replace this thing. The screen resolution, as with all mid 2000s Motorola phones, was pitiful at best. The camera was rea... more
Don't Be Fooled by the Shiny Shiny
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1
Member Name: DanB7290
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1
Advantages: small and lightweight
Disadvantages: everything else really
When I upgraded a few years ago, I went from a Sony Ericsson K750i to this. I'd had the original RAZR and it was brilliant, so thought this would be even better. Sadly I was wrong.
First things first, this was clearly aimed more towards the female market, with the shiny exterior doubling up as a vanity mirror, and it being very small it'd be perfect to fit in a handbag, although it's not too girly that guys can't be seen in public with one.
It made calls and texts fine, so I can give it 5 stars in the functionality area. That said, the other features I used on it as a teenager were pretty dire; the music player was pitiful and not a patch on the Z3 RIZR which I bought to replace this thing. The screen resolution, as with all mid 2000s Motorola phones, was pitiful at best. The camera was reasonable though, 2MP back then was pretty good, and here it did the job fairly well, but the K750i, which also had a 2MP camera, seemed more like a 10MP in comparison, it was just better, probably down to Sony's experience in the camera market.
The KRZR supported microSD, which was a massive bonus as the only limit for storage space was how much you could afford to spend on a microSD card.
However, all the good that the KRZR offerered was immediately discounted, when you took into account the poor build quality, inferior quality components and plastics used, which all made it seem like a kid's toy, but it commanded similar prices to the old RAZR when it launched, but the original RAZR looked and felt like a premium product at the time.
And that mirror bit on the exterior broke FAR too easily. Somehow, the outer LCD screen (which shows current song when listening to music, or caller ID if the phone rings) broke without the mirror bit going, but lo and behold a few months later, the lightest of brushes with a table and the mirror exterior shattered, leaving it looking like someone had taken a .22 target rifle to my phone.
All in all, a poor effort from Motorola, even in 2007 it was bad. Wouldn't pay a penny for one second hand.
Summary: avoid at all costs,
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