If you’ve been on the lookout for a new mid-range Android device, we’ve got news for you! We have confirmed that the latest Android device by Motorola i.e. Motorola i1 is now available with SouthernLINC. Although it was much speculated that Sprint will also bag this one for their network, there’s no confirmation on that as of yet but who knows. For our detailed spec sheet of this device, read on.
As you can see from the image, the i1 sports sleek looks with an industrial design. With those semi-rounded edges, slanting bevels, a large circular navigation button in the center and sleek horizontal buttons for calling and hanging on on both sides under the standard capacitive Android buttons, the phone’s hardware looks pretty solid. Add to the entire look its gun-metal gray shades, and it seems to be a high-tech gadget right from a sci-fi movie. Does it do as well in the specs? Let’s find out.
The detailed specification of Motorola i1 are as follow:
- Dimensions: 4.65 X 2.228 X 0.50 inches
- Approximate weight: 4.6 Oz
- Display: 320 x 480 Pixels
- Display Type: 262144 colors with TFT.
- Touch Screen: Capacitive
- Camera: 5 MP Resolution
- Video Format: 352 X 288 CIF
- Associated Camera Features: Flash: LED; Auto focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, White balance, Effects, Panorama
- Video Playback: Mpeg4, H.264, WMV, Real Video Common Formats
- Music Player Support: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MIDI
- Software: Android 1.5
- Processor: Zeus 500 MHz
- RAM: 256 MB
- ROM: 512 MB
- Memory Slot: microSD
- Text Input: Predictive and Normal
- Browsing Capabilities: Opera, HTML, Flash Lite
- USB: microUSB Type
- Wifi: 802.11b/802.11g
- Headphone Jack connector: 3.5 mm
- GPS: A-GPS
As you can see, with a processor clocking at a mere 500 MHz and with just 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM, the device isn’t exactly cutting-edge when it comes to the internals. The meager 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution also leaves much to be desired. However, if you are looking for a mid-range Android phone, it’s definitely a strong contender.
The build quality of the device is also quite strong, and it is made and marketed as a rugged handset. One major thing of concern is the Android version i.e. 1.5. We will have to see whether in coming days it will be upgradeable to more current Android versions or not.
What do you think of this device? Would you consider buying it? What device are you currently using that you plan on replacing with the Motorola i1? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.