Motorola i870 / i875
Phone Scoop Review
Dec 21, 2005 by Eric Lin
In-depth review of the i870, Motorola's most feature-packed iDEN phone to date. read review ›
This phone is awesome!
I love this phone. I love the quick flip. I think it is going to be the next i830. Only without the problems that I never had. It's a great multimedia phone for nextel.
the perfect phone for me!
ive had this phone for about 2 weeks and i simply cant put it down.i use this phone with boost service and i couldnt be happier. here are the many pros and very minor cons of this phone.
-Mp3 player is amazingly loud
-camera is suprisingly good with videos
-can record forever with 1 or 2gb micro sd
-keypad is great for texting(keep in mind i use boost)
-dont know wat i would do without the autoflip button
-mp3 buttons are the best
-battery life is good for a nextel phone.(make sure you get an extended battery)
-new direct talk feature that lets you chirp i860,i870,i880,and i930's for free within 6 miles
-very bright and colorful display. wow!
-bluetooth. what more could you ask for
-cant set mp3s as a ringtones.come on nextel
-not major but the camera builds up lint realatively quick.keep a cotton swab handy.
-only other thing i can think of is that you cant change the contrast on the display.
the i870 is a great phone to have if you love music, cant live without walkie talkie, or just want to upgrade from a boring phone.take it from somebody who went through a nokia 3595,Siemens CF63,VM Snapper,and i835. this phone will not dissapoint you.
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this is my main phone its great with all its features and its design is just remarkable.. i think its better then the i930s.. i930 is too fat. and heavy.. if want a smartphone ill buy a iPALM lol i think nextel should come out with somethin like a i877.. slimmer more powerfull and with windows mobile in it.. a bigger screen.. this is my concept made it myself:
tell me what u think
Best all around
very good phone i have always been pleased with nextel phones very good quality hence the price
Large interior screen
Good 1.3 mp camera
mp3 player when it works
good reception for the most part
can do many actions without opening phone
pto (push to open)
excellent external speaker
rugged phone (been dropped once or twice)
mp3 player does not work with all mp3 formats and drives me crazy
headphone jack is to small for regular headphones
no built in calculator
but i would say good phone but if ur buying this phone for an mp3 player try something else because the availible head phones only play from one ear but u can always get an adapter from radio shack but make sure its for mono output
DO NOT BUY!
not worth the money. this phone is so bad it doesn't even have a calculator. they stopped making this phone after a month. i have had this phone for 2 or 3 months and i have had to get it replaced 3 times. and service has been really poor ever since sprint joined with nextel. consider verizon or cinguler.
Well I just got this phone three days ago(I previously owned a 860) It's a great phone, most places you get around 2-3 bars(Area's Vary) and the camera is great, gotta clean it off once in a while. Really good thing to get for it though is the DATA Cable, which opens up a gateway for your phone as far as customization goes. The cord allows you to put on your own ringtones(Wav) and make your own wallpapers. As well as load Themes. If you don't know what themes are, go on www.YouTube.com and type in 'I870' scroll and you'll see themes and where to get them at in the video. All around great phone, 4 from me.
Great phone esp. for the media junkies
I was very happy with this phone, had the capabilities I needed to use for work
-great service...even in MEXICO-
-Direct connect worked everywhere-
-storing multiple phone #'s & other info-
and was perfect for my social life
-customizing caller info with pics and ring tones-
-customizing the phone with my own screen saver-
-test mssg (although there was a bit of lag receiving)-
If you are into slim, I don't recommend this phone, it's a paperweight but I dropped it MANY times and it still worked!
Pros - Looks,screen, ok speaker, bright screen(use as a nightlight :P)
Cons - No calculator
Mp3's can't be used as ringtones
Camera Picture quality not good
Service wise(from nextel, woodbridge,VA area), i get dropped calls here and there.
Overall its an OK phone.
ummmmm ive had this phone since june. and it was really fun at first figuring out all the things it could do but its hard to figure out how to put music on its mp3 player i had to call the company that makes the player to figure out how it works. and also i think that the quality of the camera pictures and videos are not verry good. im actualy thinking about getting a i930 even though the reviews for that are not that good but i know that ringtones on that phone are alot easyer to get and im all about ringtones and music and pictures and even though the 870 has all of those things i am hopeing that the 930 will be better. :)