Motorola i9 Stature
Phone Scoop Review
Mar 25, 2009 by Eric M. Zeman
Motorola stuffs PTT capabilities into the RAZR2 and calls it the i9. As a communications device, it performs well and looks pretty good at the same time. But does Motorola do enough to extend the i9's veneer beyond the surface? read review ›
the best phone i have ever had
This phone is great i have no complaints
Its an okay device for the price
this is one of the best devices for boost mobile to date.the device has great display and on the go potential for receiving text and calls. the size of the device is perfect for people who happens to drop devices frequently (meaning more grip). However here are the following cons that i find bad but not the worst ( and believe me I had worst)
1. battery life doesn't hold up to heavy amounts of usage
2. device can easily break if dropped (i have tested dropping many different devices and this device has the worst consequences)
thats my review and i would only recommend this device to people who really knows how to take care of phones and they are high maintenance.
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I switched from T-Mobile to Boost for the $50 unlimited plan and bought this phone. After 2 weeks, this is an great all-around phone.
Good signal strength
Loud speaker and ringtone
Camera is good for a quick picture shot
RAZR 2-like style
Mode shift technology
No 3rd party application support
I don't know why there this phone scores so badly. It's nice phone and does the job for my needs. Also, the text messaging issue with Boost seems to be fixed, as my messages are working fine in Houston.
Best Nextel Yet!
I am a long nextel user. I have of late used the i870 and i880. Both of which I was very pleased with. But since I purchased the i9 I don't think I had experienced the full capablilties of Nextel services. From the first time I made a call or even surf the web with the unit I definitely noticed the difference in the ability of the i9.
PROS: External touch sensitve controls, 3.1 magapixel camera, slide control to engage or disengage the touch controls, crystal clear sound quality both through headset and speakerphone, awesome resolution in camera and video mode
CONS: No accessories yet in stores or online for this phone
Excellent call quality but external display & Camera Sux!
Call quality is primary to me, & this phone tops any previous cells I've used. Excellent clarity & more than enough volume.
The camera is unacceptably dark unless in direct sunlight, even if set on "night" while indoors.
The external display is way too dark. Seems more gimmicky than usable - novelty.
PTT is excellent.
It meets or exceeds my expectations for my needs for using a cell, so that's enough for me. Yes, I would repurchase if lost or broken.
Awesome Flip Phone
This is the best phone money can buy for the best prepaid phone service going in the USA.
Nice big, clear displays.
Thinnest iDen phone yet.
Nice feature set.
Nice loud audio and ringer.
No regular headphone jack. What were they thinking ?
You will love it !
0.6 inch thin iden
Finally!!! a real thin, real iden. For any real iden user, like myself this is a god-send. I put my sim from my 8350i to play with it over the weekend, its very tempting to drop my blackberry, too bad i need my corporate email.
much much better than the v950
0.6 inches thin
external touch screen
heavy, but not brick heavy, it fells very sturdy in my hand, unlike the v9m razr2
as a constant iden user, it would be nice for iden to pick up a 3g network
Yes, its nice!!! Dont cry about everything(if you have boost mobile slap urself for complaining)
This is by far the best phone you can get on boost mobile. Now let me start by saying that the people on here complaining about the phone coming out late ect. Are u people stupid or something? YOU HAVE A BUDGET MOBILE SERVICE!!!! 50 dollars a month FOR UNLIMITTED EVERYTHING, DUH!!! The phones for the most part are going to suck. This phone is awsome compared to everyhing else you can get. And it has been upgraded from the regular v9 razr, Hence the 3MP camera. As far as the price, Quit Crying $299 for this phone outright is a steal. When the razr v9m came out on VERIZON it was $299 with a new 2 year contract, outright it was and still is $549. Learn your facts before you post on here. Also compared to other companies that offer CHEAP prepaid service this is by far the best and the best phone you can get on about any of them. If you dont like it go get Verizon get on a 2year contract and get a phone a discounted price. This is really a nice phone, for the money you wont find anything better and anyone with Boost service should be praising the ground that the executives at motorola walk on for continuing to make these Boost/Nextell phones because NOONE else still uses this techknology, so much so that its nearly extinct. This is like a last ditch effort my sprint and nextel before they are gone for good. If you have boost get this phone now!!! LoL
So far ok
So far so good for Boost Mobile. Customer service seems to be ok so far just dont know what there exactly talking about or doing. I am a previous Sprint/Nextel employee, and one thing that has got me stumped is picture messaging. They said up to 72 hours recieving. I still can not recieve pics from other carriers but have no problem sending them. Battery life is pretty short and the texting is not to bad.
Nice iDen device!
Pro's: EXCELLENT voice quality. Very pleasantly surprised for the iDen network. Obviously many previous iDen device's use a sub-par earpiece.
Simply gorgeous LCD's both inside and out.
Changing buttons ons outer display for camera and media player work great. Very cool to use the phone just like a digital camera held sideways for pictures.
Camera is excellent. Of course digital zoom isn't preferable over optical but excellent picture quality when not using zoom. Flash starts out as a spotlight to help find your subject then flashes nice and bright when you take your picture.
T9-like contact list search. Just start typing the letters like you would for T9 and it finds your contact you want to call or message very quickly.
Push to talk over a bluetooth headset is simply cool...
Solid battery life and reception. Obviously using the camera with flash will affect your battery life. Others that have complained battery life must have had a defective device or was in a fringe coverage area.
Excellent, solid, heavy build quality. Even better than the CDMA V9m.
Con's: Default direction pad shortcuts are lousy, gotta reprogram them to actually used features.
Texting is a little funky, especially not being able to add words to your own dictionary that I can tell... Very slow data, it takes time to download even the shortest text messages.
Value. This device is expensive and seems like should have came out sooner relative to what the CDMA V9m offers for features.
Comments: Being a legacy CDMA Sprint technician this is my first iDen device that I have owned. I received it as a store advocate for the device which means I had to learn it inside and out. If you are looking for a very professional looking and built iDen device with a good media player and camera and are not a data or text heavy user this is the phone for you. Perfect for the executive or executive assistant for a company that uses Nextel PTT for their main form of communication.