Motorola KRZR K1 review
|Review: October 2006|
Last updated January 2007
In a nutshell: Super-slim clamshell phone, with reflective glass-coated surface, video camera, 2 megapixel camera, music player, expandable memory & Bluetooth.
Warning: although this phone looks great, and initially we liked it, it has become clear that the KRZR has many reliability and durability issues. Of all the phones currently on the market, this one seems to be the most likely to fail in some way. We have to say that you'd be KRZY to buy it after reading the reviews on this page. Instead, consider the RIZR Z3, which is almost the same as the KRZR but in a slide design (and more reliable), or the 3G Motorola MAXX or V3XX.
Now that superslim phones are everywhere, Motorola's offerings in this department were starting to look a bit old-fashioned, even though it was Motorola's RAZR phone that started the whole superslim trend. Motorola strikes back with the KRZR K1 (or MOTOKRZR as the company likes to call it). The KRZR is a clamshell phone, like the RAZR, and shares a lot of the RAZR's technology, but whereas the RAZR was a man-sized phone, being quite wide despite its thinness, the KRZR is a much narrower phone that fits better in the hand and is more ergonomic all round.
The styling of the KRZR has been updated, with a reflective glass-coated surface that makes the KRZR stand out from the crowd (and acts as a magnet for fingerprints, by the way!) Although it's a fashion phone, it has a well thought-out design, with a functional (if small) keypad, and good ergonomics. However, the glass used is fragile and can scratch, crack or shatter, even when treated carefully. We have never before encountered a phone where so many users have reported a broken screen. This is obviously a design fault or manufacturing defect.
In addition to it's pretty looks, the KRZR has high spec features too. The main internal display is a high quality TFT screen with 262,000 colours and the same resolution as the RAZR: 176 x 220 pixels. The external display is rather poor, though, being of inferior CSTN technology which fades in bright sunlight. The integrated camera is 2 megapixels with an 8x digital zoom and a built-in picture editor, but no flash. There's also a video recording capability at CIF resolution, with a maximum duration of 25 minutes per clip. The absence of a flash is a disappointment, and limits the use of the camera. Next up is the music player. This supports MP3, AAC and AAC+ formats with stereo output to headphones via mini-USB or wireless Bluetooth. The KRZR isn't the best music player phone, as there is no support for drag and drop file transfer and only mono output from the built-in loudspeaker. Still, it does the job. MP3 tracks can also be used as ringtones.
There isn't a lot of internal memory in the KRZR - just 20 Mbytes - but the good news is that this can be expanded using a TransFlash memory card up to 2 Gbytes. As already mentioned, connectivity options are Bluetooth and USB (no infrared). Fast internet access is available via EDGE. Usefully the phone is quadband, so will operate globally. Battery life is average. The KRZR does suffer from having the unintuitive menus that non-Motorola users find so hard to use, so Nokia and Sony Ericsson users watch out! Texting is particularly tricky. There are also various software issues with the KRZR. These seem to depend on which batch of the phone you try, but you can get a flavour of the kinds of problems people have experienced by reading the user reviews below.
In summary, the MOTOKRZR is a cool fashion phone and being Motorola's first new superslim phone for about a year it would be a natural choice for RAZR users looking to upgrade. The KRZR doesn't excel in the photographic or music departments, but it's certainly an all-round performer that is more unisex in form and more ergonomic to use than the RAZR. However, the problems with the glass breaking and the software errors that users have experienced mean that we have to recommend that you avoid this phone.
Motorola KRZR K1 features include:
- 2 megapixel digital camera with 8x digital zoom and picture editor
- Video camera (352 x 288 pixels, 15 frames per second) - up to 25 minutes recording
- Internal display: TFT, 262k colours, 176 x 220 pixels (1.9 inches)
- External display: CSTN, 65k colours, 96 x 80 pixels (1.0 inches)
- MP3 player (MP3, AAC, AAC+ formats)
- Integrated speakerphone
- Voice memo recorder
- Voice activated dialling
- MP3 ringtones
- Picture caller ID
- Java games
- Memory: 20 Mbytes plus MicroSD (TransFlash) card slot
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- GPRS Class 12, EDGE
- Aircraft mode
- Vibration alert
- Size: 103 x 42 x 16 mm
- Weight: 103g
- Talktime: 200 - 400 minutes
- Battery standby: 200 - 350 hours
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Motorola KRZR K1 user reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Jim from USA on 22nd Dec 2011
I have 2 KRZR K1 phones - both have the same problem - I cannot even get the first letter correctly to a first name in the address book- never had this kind of problem with all the other phones I've owned - is there something I don't know - feeling stupid
Reviewed by Jackie from UK on 13th Mar 2007
PROS: *Very stylish *Good camera *Good sound I like the way the pre-empted text input works CONS: *Very delicate - the screen gets hair-line cracks/scratched easily, although this hasn't spoilt the apperance much. *The text messaging can be slow. As I've never had a moto before, I keep pressing the wrong button. *It's easy to hit the wrong button. *Either I haven't worked out yet, or the phone can't show a picture when someone rings. *The wallpaper disappears frequently, leaving a blank screen and you have to put it back again. I've not used the MP3 as I've got a iPOD. Would I get this phone again.......Yes, probably.
Reviewed by Dan from Spain on 13th Mar 2007
I just bought this phone last night - everything seems great EXCEPT - it will not charge, from reading other reviews of the older Motorola V3's this appears to be a common problem with the Motorola - I will be returning this phone and will probably not replace it with another Motorola. Shame, it does look good.
Reviewed by colin from uk on 12th Mar 2007
great phone for looks and function. Took a litle while to get used to text system. Camera and screen first class. voice activated hands free is really cool. Shame that the front has developed a hair line crack dispite no drop or knock! Have not bothered Vodaphone as am sure they will say I dropped it.
Reviewed by Alicee from England on 10th Mar 2007
Love this phone! Managed to get it half price in the Janurary sales. The battery life is shaky at first but after charging fully a couple of times is lasted ages! Camera quality is superb!! Have had this phone now for 1 and a half months. No scratches yet on the glass and as long as you look after it then you shouldn't get any. Music quality is also outstanding!!! and it can store hundreds of messages without the need for the memory card!!
Reviewed by zoran from australia on 10th Mar 2007
Hi.i've had the motokrzr for 2 days and so far i haven't been dissapointed.of course its looks are its main atraction but the camera is really gud (at least in the day,i havent tries it in the night yet)music is also high quality and it also has some cool games.if there is 1 con it would be that sometimes it cant detect other devices and cant be detected on bluetooth but only sometimes other times it is fine.overral a very sexy fone with some great functions. i recommend it.
Reviewed by Mar from England on 9th Mar 2007
Same here screen cracked after 2 weeks was in a original motorola cover that was made 4n this phone and cracked agian 4 no reson
Reviewed by David from USA on 9th Mar 2007
Beautiful phone, except for a hairline crack in the outside glass that appeared out of nowhere three weeks after purchasing it. It wasn't dropped or mishandled so I have to warn others that this appears to be a defect in design or materials. In all other respects the phone is wonderful, however only 1 star for the fatal glass jaw.
Reviewed by fahim uddin from bangldesh on 8th
i have has this phone for 2 says and i it absalutley useless i freezes and turn off the battery life is not long at all iam going back to my 3330 which is much better dont buy this phone!!!!!!
Reviewed by Joanne Holt from England on 7th Mar
i have a motorola k1, i have had this phone for 5 months. i took out a contract with orange which seemed like a good deal, until in the first month the camara stopped working! so they sent me a new one, but 2 months later i dropped my phone on my laminate flooring and the screen cracked. then i had another new one only for the camara on that one to go again. then another one and the memory card reader wouldn't work, and then for the nxt one i had the screen kept cutting out and my phone couldn.t access the memory card or take photos or save them. i am really dissapointed with the phone i chose it for its sleek design and the capability of the phone, and orange for the way they have delt with this problem.
Reviewed by Katie Miller from usa on 6th Mar 2007
I had my phone for only a week and was bragging at how I was told that it was a hardier phone than the razor when for NO REASON- the glass cracked- now it is is $100 to replace it why- so it can happen again!?! ugh...
Reviewed by Del from Ireland on 5th Mar 2007
Had one 1 week it died, second one the glass decided to self destruct in my back pocket, apparently its my fault, wish I had my V3 back again, poor work motorola, p.s. buy something else.
Reviewed by dave from england on 4th Mar 2007
good phone but the screen cracked for no reason whilst on the table
Reviewed by karen from uk on 2nd Mar 2007
This phone is rubbish. I had it for 2 days before I returned it. I mostly use my phone for texting but the KRZR is so slow it could not keep up with me...it took so long to send a text I gave up trying! The memory is absolutely rubbish too.If you want a phone that's quick with texting then this one is not for you.It also annoyed me that I constantly had to wipe off finger prints...it looked filthy all the time! I've now bought the Samsung D900 and I'm much happier!!! My only regret was that I did not check out this site before I purchased the KRZR. I could have saved myself a lot of time and effort!!
Reviewed by Sally from UK on 2nd Mar 2007
I have has this phone 30 days and up to today no problems - I took it out of my handbag to find a crack from top to bottom! I rang carphone warehouse wher I purchaes it from, to be accused of damaging it myself and told I would have to pay £40 to repair it or claim on the insurance which has an excess of £25. I pointed out it had only been in my handbag (in a phone pocket) and was told that it must have hit on something else in my bag! Motorola apparantly will not issue formal notification to the suppliers that this is a common problem, and the glass that is used in the repair is the same as the original glass used - so the cracking may happen again. The advice given by supplier - have it repaired (at a cost)do not put in a handbag or in your pocket and buy a case!! Until this problem is sorted I would not recommend that anyone gets one of these phones.
Reviewed by Gillian from USA on 1st Mar 2007
I found this phone to be a nice upgrade for me. Yet it has quite a few problems. First my phone only recognizes the MP3 formatted music, which means I had to convert all my itunes music. What a pain! Second I bought a headset, not a blue tooth just a regular headset to plug into the usb jack. It doesn't work either, even though it's made by motorola. Third I haven't been able to get videos downloaded onto it. I can take videos, but not transport them to or from the phone...
Reviewed by jdhkvsdj from australia on 28th Feb
it is absoluteley amazing! it is the best phone in the world
Reviewed by ???? from england on 27th Feb 2007
OMMMMMMGGGG!!!!!!!! this fone is absoloutely gr8 i luv it if u buy this fone !:)
Reviewed by David from wales on 26th Feb 2007
Excellent looks great and is great part from kinda quiet and no flash or infra red and the keypad leaves lines on the screen but altogether is amazing
Reviewed by Jason from canda on 26th Feb 2007
phonetools does not support the krzr
Reviewed by Steve from America on 25th Feb 2007
PIECE OF JUNK... DO NOT BUY.... I WENT BACK TO MY 4 YEAR OLD PHONE
Reviewed by bill from england on 25th Feb 2007
Do not listen 2 sum of these dum people this phone is AMAZING! only disadvantage is fingerprints easily. but altogether it fantstic!!!!!! I definatly reccomened it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Charley from UK on 24th Feb 2007
I like my K1 but the only problem I have is that if I want a picture I have taken as my screensaver, it goes all blurry. apart from that, im happy with it.
Reviewed by lauren from blackpool on 24th Feb
i luv this phone its ace! had no prob with it at all. it looks lovely 2
Reviewed by ant from england on 24th Feb 2007
a realy good phone as it has a brillient camera' consequently the volume is not very loud.
Reviewed by Oliver from UK on 22nd Feb 2007
I broguht this phone a week ago and i think this phone is so cool, possibly the best flipphone to ever of been made. It is by far the best phone. It has the looks and the technology and the 2 mega pixel camera is excellent!
Reviewed by Shipu from United Kingdom on 20th
I think the Motorola K1 is the best and is srriously better than the Motorola V3 Raza
Reviewed by Shail from UK on 20th Feb 2007
I up graded to this phone from a V3. In reality it was a downgrade. The phone is pretty / stylish BUT the synchronisation with Outlook destroyed my PC data. Motorola support blamed the software company even though Motorola provide the software. Even when you can get the data onto the phone the Categories do not synchronise. The blue tooth does not recognise my Motorola headset or my V3. The phone hangs when I try to open MMS pictures. The shop tested 8 phones and found 6 to have similar problems. In summary, it's nice to look at but I had more use out of my V3. This was my 5th Motorola phone as I have been a fan to date.......But not anymore, I have agreed with the supplier to exchange to phone for a Nokia.
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 20th Feb 2007
Nice looking but abit pants. Great for what I want, a phone that looks good and rings my mum (!) but I still can't get music onto it, I can't recieve or send pictures, I can't access the browser so alot of unuseable features. Husband has an ericson which knocks the pants off this phone, but, I do look cool with it! [grin]
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 18th Feb 2007
No problems at all ... yet. Very happy with it.
Reviewed by kassa from zimbabwe on 18th Feb 2007
am going bek to my 5110. this fone is worse than my old pear of socks.nokia rules
Reviewed by Ali Kefeli from USA on 18th Feb 2007
I am an engineer, I know how stuff like that works and is designed. When my Motorola KRZR was sitting on a table, it's screen GOT CRACKED! I did not do anything! The shiny blue screen is cracked now and Cingular says I dropped it!!! This is a DESIGN FAULT! Do NOT BUY THIS PHONE! I am sure every KRZR is going to face this regardless! That's bs!
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester UK on 18th Feb
Motorola need to get with the times and make their mobiles upto date and as fast as the samsungs and sony ericssons of this world for ease of using their menus and navigation. And what is it with ONLY motorolas being that if you recieve a text it plays the damn assigned ringtone you have for that person making you think you got a call rather than a text !!!!! GGGGrrrrr love moto's looks but 1990's menus and ease of use makes it fall so far behind sort it MOTO
Reviewed by sam from u.s.a on 17th Feb 2007
this phone is junk junk junk
Reviewed by SteveC from UK on 15th Feb 2007
The phone is ok but it comes with Motorola Phone Tools software for linking to your PC, this software is rubbish, I have spent hours tring to get it to do what it should, Motorola helpdesk are quick but whatever they say it doesn't work. I can't wait to get another Nokia
Reviewed by ted from australia on 15th Feb 2007
the k1 is a nice slim phone but i found the music player painfully slow to load and any more than 1g of music would make it crash.i now have the maxx v6 which is so much faster and better music player.only buy the k1 if you just want a slim sleek phone. its not a girls phone like some have said and i did love the mirror blue finish.i wish the maxx v6 looked and felt like the k1 now that would be a great phone
Reviewed by Katy from Uk on 14th Feb 2007
I got this phone about a month ago for my b day and its amazing!!! Its nice and neat. Easy to use.
Reviewed by Jane from UK on 14th Feb 2007
This phone is AMAZING!!!! I dont know why so many people think its rubbish, the only thing that i find annoying is that i find myself constently rubbing finger prints of it. But overall its a great phone i definatly recomend it!
Reviewed by divinder from UK on 11th Feb 2007
i have had this phone for nearly a month now, and it keeps freezing and crashing when playing games and playing mp3's. Sometimes when you open it the screen wont come on so then you have to remove the battery to get it back on. typical motorola, ill be sending this back.
Reviewed by chris from aust on 11th Feb 2007
Reviewed by Mommy from USA on 6th Feb 2007
I love my Krzr. It has great sound and its easy to use. However after less than two weeks its pretty scratched up and there is a very large crack on the front. Kind of disappointing.
Reviewed by Rex from USA on 6th Feb 2007
Initially I was very happy with the phone. Sleek and stylish with cool features however after only two days the screen turned completely white and never worked again. Customer service at the cingular corporate store was a nightmare because I bought the phone online. I had to PAY to ship the phone back to them for it's replacement. All in all, I wish I had gone with a sturdier phone less prone to screen problems.
Reviewed by Ali from UK on 4th Feb 2007
This phone is great! I have always been a Nokia fan and have never changed. But I needed a new phone and all the Nokias around at the moment look so dull. So I thought i would take a risk and go for something completley different. I was worried about purchasing this phone due to some reviews I read saying how awful it was and that Nokia users could not figure it out. But I have to disagree. I found it easy to use, yes some bits I had to figure out but 99.9% of it was a piece of cake. The screen quality is great and the camera is good. It has no flash but if i wanted a proper camera I would have just bought a camera. If you are like me and want a phone that works well with a few added extras then this is a great phone. The only slight downfall is the general speed of the phone is slower than what I am used to and all finger prints marked. Appart from that the battery is good, features are good and overall look of the phone is good. Definately worth a look.
Reviewed by chris from uk on 3rd Feb 2007
I have had the krzr for a couple of months now and within a week the software crashed and i had to take it back to tmobile who replaced it straight away. After a month I took it out of my pocket to find that the front of the phone had cracked from top to bottom. I was told by tmobile that I would have to pay to have it repaired, trouble is after reading a lot of the reviews on here a lot of people are having the same problem and I wonder if it could be a fault on the phone so whats the point. This phone isnt a patch on my old samsung d600 which was an outstanding phone in every way. The ringing style often changes on its own because of the buttons on the side pressing in my pocket which is very annoying. I find the menu a real pain to use, the alarm clock is basic, the camera is poor and I now wish I had purchased another samsung. Never again.
Reviewed by Natalie from Uk on 2nd Feb 2007
I love this phone! I completely agree with the person who said "You want a mp3 player, buy an ipod. You want a Camera, buy a Canon. You want a portable gaming device, buy a psp" - this is a phone! I compeltely disagree about the poor memory, although seeing as you can transfer pics etc to a pc, how much memory do you need? Im on t-mobile and ive never had a problem with the signal, even on the underground at times! I can't believe how many people have trouble pressing the buttons! Also, I had no problems installing the software - insert the cd, press next a few times and its done! The battery's been great so far, although maybe that will change with time! However, I agree the speaker is in a stupid place, the fingerprints are annoying and Im quite worried about my phone cracking. This is all coming from someone who believes you can't beat the Nokia 3210 though, so... lol
Reviewed by saba from bahrain on 31st Jan 2007
well i dont actuallyy have this phone my friend does.. && it's awesomeee ! i loove it sooo muchhh ! im sooo getting his phone ! its sooo slim its like a slimmer version of motorla RAZR which i absoloutlyy hearttt about it ! but right now i have sony ericsson w300i which is prettyy cool so checkk it out
Reviewed by Natalie from UK on 30th Jan 2007
What a great phone! I plug in my headphones and listen to ALL my tunes while shopping. I have had the phone for 5 months now, and have never had a problem with it, the battery lasts longer than any of the other batteries have had in my others phones i have had, I am charging this battery every 2nd evening. I have dropped the phone a couple of times and luckily enough never broken the casing. The only thing I dont like about the phone is that I am forever wiping fingerprints off it.
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 30th Jan 2007
i decided to get this phone as an upgrade, giving up samsung d600 with t-moile. for the first couple of weeks i absolutely loved it, couldnt flaw it at all however by the second week it had a huge scratch down the front, when i took it back to my t-mobile shop they refused to replace it as external features are not covered by the warrenty. just after christmas i then had a more serious problem, the battery is was only holding for 6hours when we then decided to take this into the shop again they said it was more than likely from being used too much as im only a teenager, they took it back and replaced it which took 2weeks. i got it back on friday and as they adviced left it on charge overnight, turned it on saturday mornin at about 11:30 and by 1:00 the battery had already died, it has now gone back for yet another repair!!!! this phone is useless, unless u can put up with only 2hours of battery life and can stand having fingerprints all over your phone, dont bother getting it its horrible
Reviewed by carole bailey from England on 26th
I spent ages pouring over phone reviews on the net-days and weeks of mind numbing back aching reading and worrying trying to find the perfect moby and i kept on coming back to this one. Every time. The problem was i had a Motorola before and had to go into the garden (at night) and wave the phone around to get a signal so i was concerned this would be the same. I took the plunge and WOW! Love it! Not being a techno geek i just want it to text,ring and receive....and it does. The capabilities are there for more, like downloading but as my phone doesn't ring much (sad cow i know!!) it suits me fine. Picture quality good, menu easy to use and best of all it looks fantastic. It also rings inside the house which is a bonus! A word to the wise....got this from Carphone w/house when they were offering it for £150.00 on Vodaphone. They do not lock their phones so i put my T-mobile sim in and away i went!! Bargain or what??? Only gripe....they have bought it out in other colours and i would loooovvee a silver one. Still,cant have it all eh??
Reviewed by Jonathan from England on 20th Jan
Loved the reflective screen, but very expensive for a phone with only a 2 megapixel camera, but great zoom. Comprimising is only on this however, other than that a great phone
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 19th Jan 2007
You want a mp3 player, buy an ipod. You want a Camera, buy a Canon. You want a portable gaming device, buy a psp. This phone is just that, it is a phone. It makes calls, receives messages and rings when someone calls you. It looks great, feels great and gimmicks aside it works fine. I had up to 600 messages on my phone at one point, that was without the memory card. I use it to send/receive texts and make/receive phone calls. Nothing else. The phone does the job, and looks good while it does it.
Reviewed by henry from nigeria on 19th Jan 2007
its cool but should have been better if it was built smaller cos it looks long and fragile.
Reviewed by Lori from Canada on 19th Jan 2007
I LOVE this phone. Okay, the camera isn't great, but otherwise fantastic. Looks and feels great, and has all the functions a moderate to medium phone user could want. If u can't get the phone tools to work you need to upgrade the program. If you have trouble text messaging call your service provider and they should be able to correct the problem. Great all-round phone.
Reviewed by Mike B from UK on 13th Jan 2007
The K1 is an appalling piece of junk ! It has a major design flaw in that the external speaker is on the bottom of the phone, so that if it is left on a soft surface, e.g. a cushion or the arm of a chair, then you can't hear it when it rings. Also, the Phone Tools included with it just DON'T work. I never managed to get the software to recognise the phone. My K1 is now on eBay !
Reviewed by matthew from Central London on 13th
This phohe is good, but the signal is very bad, my friends were trying to contact me but they could'nt because there was no signal, in the middle of central london! But other than that, it is a great phone with lots of features which you wont get bored with!
Reviewed by seb from england on 11th Jan 2007
this phone is ammense. its the coolest phone that you could ever have. it does everything you want it to do. mp3 player, good camera, video camera, it as good as the sony ericsson w850i or even better. if you want a gd all-round phone, go for this one
Reviewed by Claire from Stoke on Trent on 11th
Don't get one!!! I had my KRZR for about a month when I began to have problems with the bluetooth connection - it would not power on. Motorola advised me to send it back, I did this and I received it back today and it is in a worse state than when I sent it. Now it is not recognising that the memory card is in it and keeps flashing up a message and is very slow. Motorola have told me to send it back again, they won't issue a new one. Its a good job I kept my old phone. So thats another 2 weeks without my phone. My friends sister also had to send hers back after a month as the screen on the cover wasn't working properly. The phone on the whole when it decides to work, is average, the cover always has finger prints all over it which is quite annoying. I find texting a lot more complex than with my old trusted samsungs.
Reviewed by stacey from england on 11th Jan 2007
i hate this phone. i have trouble sending texts, recieving texts, maikng a phone call, recieving a phone call and my battery needs charging every day ( and this is the second battery ) and its not even 2 months old. i wouldnt even buy this phone for 1p. i urge you not to buy this phone its not worth the time of day or you looking at it. i wish i never got it.
Reviewed by Genevieve from Canada on 11th Jan
I just got the motokrzr, and i absolutely love it. It is a wonderful phone, and it has a classic design. This is very technologically forward, and and i only expect great things from it! Seems how it has only been out for a short while, i dont know much about it. However, i think its a great phone. Definitly a very excellent design by motorola.
Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 10th Jan 2007
Had the phone for 3 months and hate it, keypad is for female fingers, clumsy interface, and hard to use, forget this phone, unless you just want a phone to look good on your ear? Constantly logging onto Internet by accident! - small keys and layout!! Software is also clunky and flaky, don't waste your time or money on this phone.
Reviewed by alison from UK on 10th Jan 2007
this phone was appauling, decided to get it as an upgrade, it looks all nice n the buttons are easy to use, but it held 20 text messages!! spend all day just constantly deleting my message boxes, and that was with the memory card in, whats the point!! camera was ok i guess, but much prefer my sony ericsson w300i, sold the krzr in bout 2days of having it
Reviewed by Pam from USA on 9th Jan 2007
Absolute trash. I regret I have to even give it one star. When I opened the case the first time, the screen shattered as I was assembiling the phone. Brought it back, got it replaced. It was broken (the White Screen of Death) in a week. I switched to the sony ericsson w810. I've had that for 2 weeks, and I've never looked back.
Reviewed by Chris from CANADA on 8th Jan 2007
The KRZR is an outstanding phone! The apperance and quality is one of the best in the cell phone industry. I highly recommend this phone to anyone!
Reviewed by ella from england on 7th Jan 2007
over all not to bad better than the v3 and v3i cos much smaller just abit tall for me and the menu is the same lay out as the other 2 motorolas abit boring and have the same colour skins to choose from had all 3 motorola phones now and i would NEVER NEVER buy another one i think they are rubbish also the blue tooth sometimes stops working and is not compatable with some mobiles thanks well it up to you you might like them ,
Reviewed by Emma from UK on 7th Jan 2007
I relly dnt like dis fone. I h8 tha RZR 2! Tha buttons r soo flat n so strange. MA aunt gt a RZR n relly hated it. So I wud nt reccommened dis fone.
Reviewed by Alfie from Wales on 6th Jan 2007
This Phone Does Every thing! If I Was You I Would Buy One As Soon As Possible!
Reviewed by pete from uk on 6th Jan 2007
the KRZR K1 is an acceptable phone but just dusnt cut it for me. the glass outer screen get easily scatched and the memory is simply too small. i bought this phone recently and immediatly had a view on selling it. i have my eye on the d1000 next :p:D
Reviewed by Kendal from UK on 5th Jan 2007
Motorola really should be arrested for this phone. When the V3 first came out i was well exited because no other phone was like it, and i thort i wud b the bee's-knee's - how wrong was i! Bad memory, ultimatly junk!! So then they launched this, n i thort oooh this one has to be better - but guess what, it actually is no different in my eyes - all motorolas are the same. OVERPRICED AND OVER-RATED! issue the warrant someone please!!! oh n buy a samsung if u want pleasing, jus bought the X830 n quite franky it piddles all over this phone!! xx
Reviewed by Daryn from UK on 17th Dec 2006
Motorola finally have launched the long awaited sequel to their RAZR, and it's bound to cause controversy in the phone community as it seems that people either love or hate the phone! The K1 looks great, it's mirror-like surface bound to attract attention (and possibly unwanted attention, too). It's a smaller size than the RAZR and is easily pocketable. Many RAZR purists will hate the K1 for it's 'feminine' look (disagree), it's smaller screen, or the fact that it fingerprints easily, which is rather annoying, but I can live with it. The user interface is improved from the V3 range, being smoother and more thought out, although the general layout is still the same. The phone book has been much upgraded from my previous phone, the V620. Response times aren't as perfect as, say, a Series 20 Nokia phone, but they come close. The music player has a few annoying faults. First of all, the volume is too low for built up areas. The DAP leaches your battery and the phone has to be ope ned up to do anything. The built in player is better, but can't read ID3 tags. If you want the player to automatically go to the next song, a playlist has to be set up, or the phone goes back to 'normal mode' and has to be told to play music again. When someone calls you the ringtone plays in your earphones and you can press the button near the right earbud to answer a call while leaving your phone in your pocket :). Unfortunatly, the camera is the biggest letdown on the phone. Pictures are blurry unless you hold the camera extremely still. Without a flash, the camera is extremely poor for night-time photoing. I'd take the D900's camera any day, but I like the flip design. Battery life is OK, not brilliant, but the fact that the phone can charge from a PC's USB is very handy. Like all phones, playing MP3s and running Java apps will eat up your precious battery life. Finally, the reception isn't brilliant - the phone keeps dropping it's connection when indoors unless I'm nex t to a window. Everyone elses phone seems fine... maybe it's due to the fact I'm with T-Mobile though, apparently their As a whole, I'm fairly pleased with the phone. I could have got a smartphone, or a D900 for it's camera, but I wanted a good looking flip phone which wasn't bulky, and the phone definatly succeeds in this department. While it's MP3 player has it's faults, it gets the job done. If you're looking for a phone that is a monster, both in size and features, go buy a SE P990i or something.
Reviewed by Katie from UK on 13th Dec 2006
Amazing. Stunning phone, it just looks fantastic. It's got great memory, brilliant features and its so easy to work. I can't find fault with this phone. Got it as a replacement for the V3I and its so much better, much much cooler too! I won't be swopping it any time soon!
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 11th Dec 2006
I would say it's good. But unfortunately theres no difference in performance in the V3i. So really it's waste of money. Just get the V3i. The KRZR a nicer design, but for the price i don't much care. Stick to the earlier Motorola's. Don't believe the hype.
Reviewed by Gerry from England on 5th Dec 2006
Nice phone, however within seven days of delivery, I had recharged the battery 3 times and then ultimate disaster, I took my phone out of my pocket and the screen was shattered! Of course T-mobile who supplied the phone didn't want to know and the Motorola warranty doesn't cover damage to the external casing caused by normal use. All in all as long as you leave the phone in its packaging, it's great, otherwise wrap in cotton wool.
Reviewed by C T from U K on 5th Dec 2006
LOOKS HORRIBLE AND FETURES ARN'T DECENT. WITHIN 1 WEEK THE PHONE WENT FALLTY.
Reviewed by catherine from - on 3rd Dec 2006
I went in to upgrade to the Nokia N73, but was steered away from it as I was told many had been returned as faulty, so I got the Motorola instead, and I'm very pleased with it! Not only does it look good but it's also a great all round phone, plus you get a lot in the box (USB connection cable, Bluetooth headset) which I didn't get with my old Samsung. Very happy!
Reviewed by Michele from UK on 2nd Dec 2006
I had the phone a week and the front cracked I have never ever broken a phone before I look after my things. Took it back to be told I have to pay £40 for new glass but there are no spare parts !!!! VERY UNHAPPY
Reviewed by Harry from UK on 1st Dec 2006
I have had this phone for over a week now and i am really disapointed. i got it free on (tmobile) from the carphonewarehosue and with all the great revieews i dicided to get it over the samsung d900. The screen has already been scratched and the colours in the screen are not that good. I believe that the camera is not up to standard. I like the set out but i dont feel that the slide is smooth. Motorola i expected more from you.
Reviewed by Lesley from United Kingdom on 1st
Chose this phone as an upgrade. My God - what a mistake. Its tacky, cheap and light. Not anything as well made as the Motorola V3 which I had previously. I've returned it (taking my 7 day return option from Orange). The TV ad looks good - the phone looks smart. In reality its thin and narrow, but the build quality seems iffy, and it just doesn't live up to its expectations. Not sure what I'm going for to replace it - but hey ho - certainly couldn't live with the KRZR -
Reviewed by Kate from England on 24th Nov 2006
I took back the SE w850i and changed it for the Moto. So far so good, although I think Motorola could get their act together on the interface of their phones. SE was better in that respect, but I prefer the lightness and size of the K1. I had the Razr before this; this is definitely better for me and my handbag!
Reviewed by Topvaux from UK on 23rd Nov 2006
I only ever wear jeans! I think I'm the only person in the world who finds the little 'ticket pocket' in the right side pocket of a standard pair of jeans the best place for a phone! I find the vibration very noticeable when the phone is tight against my pelvis when it's in the little pocket and the sound of the ring doesn't fight to get out and be heard and it's so easy to pull out of that pocket too. I used to have the little Samsung SGH-N100 and its predecessors for years because they were apparently the only phones of that size with a flip front - which I feel is essential, especially for that little pocket, otherwise you're into locking the keyboard..... nah! Then came the cameras and all of the other stupid features I don't want in a speaking instrument (if I want photos I have an excellent camera which does the job better!) so the phones got bigger. I next had an O2 X3 when that was the smallest flip-front but it was so thick it fitted the wee pocket in only half my jeans. It was unreliable, too, because it kept crashing. Next I got the Samsung SGH-D600 because there just wasn't a flip-front the right size so I gave up on my ideal spec and went for the phone with the best reviews. It's been a great phone, but the slide has crazed me! Whenever I go to pull the blasted thing out of my pocket it slides open, answering the call, but by the time I have it out and in my hand it's slid shut again and cancelled the call! I had to call back nearly every caller! NOW I have this gorgeous little K1! The slimness and narrowness with a little extra length make it the best fit ever in my jeans pocket! OK, the predictive text is a bit cumbersome compared with the Samsungs and the Menu is a bit of a maze to find your way round, but other than that it's tops! Amazing voice-recognition - you can just tell it to "Call Tom Brown" and if you've written "Tom Brown" in your phone book it will "read" it and recognise your speech command! Spooky! I Bluetoothed my phonebook across from my Samsung with no effort and my ringtone and wallpaper too. I don't care what the camera's like nor the MP3 functions, but the phone is great with very clear sound on a call. I also find it very stylish (not that I give a toss!) and not the least bit "girly" (some people must have very fragile egos!). I'm going to take a bit of selling to in a year's time - to beat this phone for me will be very difficult indeed!
Reviewed by JOHN BOY from U.S.A on 15th Nov 2006
ITS NOT GOOD!!!! IT LOOKS GOOD BUT DONT GET A MOTOROLA!!THERE THE WORST OUT!GET A SONY ERICSSON WALKMAN PHONE!!U CANT BEAT THEM
Reviewed by D-dub from Bahamas on 15th Nov 2006
wow the photos are great i can tell i will enjoy this phone
Reviewed by Natalie from England on 11th Nov 2006
I've had the phone for around a month andf although I havent had time to explore the full functionality yet, I am really impressed so far. The camera takes good pictures (although can be a bit poor is there isnt much light). The phone looks really smart and unique which I like, although you do find yourself constantly wiping fingerprints off because of the special surface. The phone book is a little different than normal when entering addresses but not a problem once you get used to it. It seems pretty durable because i have had it in my bag without a cover and no scratches so far...allin all - pretty cool!
Reviewed by ... from australia on 10th Nov 2006
i got this phone the week it came out and only six days later i took it out of my pocket (which also had a squishy lip gloss and some tissues in it) to find the glass on the front cracked. When we took it back to motorola they said i must have hit it with something , (even though 3 other ppl in the store had the same problem!!)and its not covered by warrenty and then said they cant fix it cause they dont have the parts. When we asked if they would call us when the got the parts in they said "puh-lease, like we have enough time to call every customer who wants something" - what lovely customer service they have....
Reviewed by sindy from england on 9th Nov 2006
I GOT THIS PHONE A FEW DAYS AGO. I GOT THE PHONE SO THAT I COULD TAKE PIC'S AND LOAD THEM INTO MY PC TO PRINT,SO I INSTALLED IT INTO MY PC BUT I CAN'T GET IT TO WORK. MY PC RECONISES THE PHONE BUT THE SOFTWARE SAYS ITS NOT CONNECTED. SO I THINK IT HAS TO GO BACK. I AM ALSO FINDING THE BUTTONS SLIGHLY CLOSE TOGETHER AND I HAVE GIRLIE FINGERS (funny that being i am a girl). THE OTHER ISSUE I HAVE IS WHEN I TEXT I HAVE TO PRESS THE BOTTOM RIGHT BUTTON TO CHANGE TO ABC2 EVERY TIME I START TO TEXT IT DOESN'T HOLD ON IT. I AM FINDING IT A PAIN. I JUST WANT A DECENT PHONE WHERE ARE THEY?
Reviewed by jimmy from scotland on 6th Nov 2006
I received this phone on a upgrade from Vodafone they wanted to charge me £100 for the handset but when I threatened to leave they soon changed their tune and I got it free, I was worried about moving over to Motorola from Samsung as my other choice was the Samsung D900 but thought against it as it looks quite wide. I'm however pleased I stuck with my orignal choice I wanted a flip phone rather than a slider this time. I charged it for 16- 20 hours as soon as I got it and have had no problems with the battery life lasting 2-3 days. Pros: - stylish looking blue and silver phone - slim and light weight - 2 mega pixel camera (all u need really) - bluetooth headset included with memory card - voice activation on the side very handy when you want to call someone whilst drunk - Ringtones loud and clear. Cons: - the mirrored front can get fingerprints quite easy but not a major problem - no flash on the camera. Overall a very good phone. Go get it !
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 6th Nov 2006
It's great! In common with all the phones I've ever used, if I dial a number into it I can speak to someone! And if I dial the numbers in the right order, it's someone I actually know! And when they dial my number, their voice comes out of a little speaker so I can hear what they're saying!
Reviewed by paul mortimer from united kingdom on
5th Nov 2006
I bought this phone for the sleek and stylish looks. Only had the phone 3 weeks and the front glass developed a crack. O2 and motorola have both insisted its a customer mis-use and not a weak glass fault or a flaw in the design (i.e. putting such a large piece of glass in a place that gets everyday knocks) I am now left with a phone that has a crack across the screen that will cost £40 to repair with no guarantee that it wont crack again in the near future. I would advise everyone to steer clear of this phone untill its been on market for long enough to establish if this is a flaw on the handset and motorola to re-think the design or produce a tougher glass.
Reviewed by Petey Clark from UK on 30th Oct 2006
Got mine the other day, and fully charged as the company recommends, and the battery doesn't hold charge for more then 1 hour. Completely died, now exchanged for a D600, much more reliable. I gave up my D500 for this - Big Mistake. Steer clear, unless you like problem upon problem with a mobile phone :(
Reviewed by syed kabir from uk on 28th Oct 2006
internal features of this phone are the same as the old samsung d600. the external look is different. looks like the razr. stylish and sleek. but basically the features you will getting from this phone are no different to the samsung d600. if you want style buy it. if you want features get yourself a d600. much cheaper. i never really liked motorola in the first place thats why i decided to go for sony ericsson w850i.
Reviewed by Jake from Engand on 26th Oct 2006
I recently recieved this phone after upgrading from my Motorola Razr V3 and i am quite dissapointed. For a start i miss my old screen I know cause of the size it cant have 1 but the razr screen seemed better quality. Another thing about this phone is that it looks a bit feminine and lots of ppl who i know thought i found some womans phone when i showed it to them. Overall this is a good phone if you like them nice and small however if you are like me you would opt for the v3 or v3i. Am going back to carphone warehouse 2moz to get it changed to Samsung D900 :-)
Reviewed by Rampant Rabbiter from UK on 23rd Oct
I bought this phone a few days ago, completely SIM-free (as with all my mobile phones) and I have to say that I'm very impressed. I'm a Sony Ericsson fan, so the only other Moto phones I've owned are the V3 and V3i RAZR phones. They were both excellent, but this phone easily beats them. The first thing you think when you look at it is 'wow'! This definitely has to be the most stylish phone I've ever used. A lot of time and effort has gone into the design of this phone, but then that's what you can expect from Motorola. The screen is excellent as well, though not quite the quality of my SE K800i. However, it is very bright and clear and I've no complaints. I've seen a lot of people, usually previous RAZR-owners, complaining about the size of the screen on this phone - well, it is slimmer than the RAZR's, and it would be impossible to make the screen the same size! You can't have everything! But the resolution is still the same, so it is smaller but less pixelated than the RAZR handsets. The camera takes excellent photos (in daylight only, unfortunately, due to the absence of a flash, and the video camera is also excellent. The keypad is beautifully-crafted like the RAZR handsets, and just as easy to use. It is also easier to use than the RAZR phones, due to it being slimmer and easier to hold in your hand. There are several improvements that have been made since the V3i, for example, being able to store more than one number under each contact and still being able to view the multiple numbers when sending a text. One thing that infuriated me with both the V3 and V3i is the fact that it was possible to store many numbers under one contact, but if you wanted to text a number other than the default number for each contact, there was no way to do this. The predictive text style has changed a little, and it is easier now to use predictive (for me anyway) as the system is now similar to that used on Sony Ericsson, though not quite as user-friendly. There are also some new skins as well, which is maybe not so important, but it's nice to have some changes! I can't comment on connectivity as I no doubt won't connect it to my PC - my K800i will always be my main phone and I always use that to take photos for the main reason that the camera is far superior. Nor will I be using it for music as I have an iPod, but I have transferred a few MP3's onto the phone to use as ringtones, and an M4P, and they all work perfectly and audio-quality is very good and an improvment on the RAZR phones. The internal memory isn't too generous at only 20mb, but I've bought a 512mb memory card on eBay for £10 so I can't really complain! In conclusion, it's an excellent phone. It won't win any awards for the camera or music functions, but then it isn't meant to. The phone hasn't been marketed as an excellent camera phone, or a Walkman phone, so it shouldn't be criticised for not being either of these things. If you want a Walkman phone, go for the SE Walkman collection, or if you want an excellent camera phone, go for the SE K800i. But if you just want a super-stylish, high-quality handset that does exactly what it's supposed to, then the Moto KRZR K1 is an excellent choice.
Reviewed by matt from uk on 23rd Oct 2006
well, lets see... this is a mobile phone. i can use it whilst moving. furthermore, it looks pretty spectacular. umm... do i and should i care about any thing else? no. this is a PHONE.
Reviewed by michael from Ireland on 18th Oct 2006
Am i the only person that had noticed that The Motorola KRZR k1 has almost exactly the same features that the samsung d600 has. Infact in some areas the samsung is better. The only thing the KRZR has that the samsung doesnt is EDGE, (an who cares?). This basically means you are paying £100 extra so that its blue!!!!
Reviewed by stuart from england on 17th Oct 2006
Just got this phone gone from a v3 and find this just as easy to use. Looks great and is not a girlie phone like some say fits into pocket so well and not heavy and bulky.
Reviewed by TREV from ENGLAND on 16th Oct 2006
Got the phone a week ago now.Its easy to use great camara.nice and thin fits in pocket great.Had a samsungd600 be 4.wont be going back to samsung.The k1 is a lot better than the big square v3i.Well done motorola this phone will take some beating.
Reviewed by Johanes Thai from Malaysia on 16th
I have just acquired the motokrzr K1 on the recommendation of a mobile phone delaer. The phone has several pluses. It looks elegant; wouldn't agree that it's meant for the feminine gender only (why would some guys associate the blue colour with the feminine gender?). It's small and thin - fits into your shirt's top pocket as well as your pants without leaving a huge bulge like most nokia phones and clamshell phones. It's light and fits inside your pants without weighing it down. The camera takes pretty good pictures - I could use them for my wall paper. Tends to be slightly grainy compared to the pictures taken by my Nokia 6680. It has most of the standard features of a good high end phone. It's not a 3G phone but who needs one? Its minuses: keys on keyboard too flat - makes me keep punching the wrong keys - good for ladies with long nails. My laptop couldn't detect the connected USB cable, even though I updated the motorola phone suite. Still no drivers for it yet? Vendor could transfer files using bluetooth connection. Volume of mp3 player seems to be a bit low - couldn't increase it. Polyphonic ring tones seems to be missing some high notes as compared to when they were played on my motorola L6.
Reviewed by James K from UK on 11th Oct 2006
Having loved the V3i but not being able to purchase due to an existing 18month contract with vodaphone, I was quite excited when I found out that my contract expires just days after the K1s release. I immediately put down an order with O2. Sure it does what it's meant to and all, sure it seems quite stylish, but there are a few things that really are starting to annoy me now: -The screen. Why so small? You take 2mp shots, but the screen really doesnt to the pictures any good. Screens in clam-shells are shrinking for some reason, it's really annoying. -UI. I don't know, if you have used a Motorola before you will be at home here, but I seriously cannot get used to the basic, fustrating menus here. After using SonyEricssons for over 3 years now, the interface here is really a step backwards. One more thing, guys may want to seriously avoid the phone. It looked appealing in pictures, but when I had the phone in my hand, I realised that I had made somewhat of a mistake. It's like holding a stylish mirror in your hand. It's thin and tries to be somewhat elegant. Dudes do not want to be holding this phone in a crowd, people will think you mugged a 13 year old girl or something. If you want a solid, heterosexual phone then pick up a "Gun Metal" V3i or something. I would not recommend this phone to many people to be honest, not in the blue colour being shown around on the net. In America a Silver variant is available, so if you really want the K1, then I suggest waiting for that model which looks noticably better in my opinion.
Reviewed by Daz from UK on 11th Oct 2006
Superb phone has everything I need
Reviewed by Razgriz from England on 10th Oct 2006
A girls phone, definatley for the feminine genre.If ya a strapping bloke like me buy the V3i, or if ya dont,you will get laughed at when you walk into the gym.Dont get me wrong it works well (or so my girlfriend says)has loads of the usual top quality features you come to expect.But the screen is smaller than the V3i which spoils the superb clarity of the display & the colour is awful (But no doubt, there will be many colour choices to follow).Girls however you will love it when your sitting in the hairdressers talking about pony's, popstars and makeup. Cheeeooo
Reviewed by Adebisi Balogun from Nigeria on 10th
This fone is really cute..LOVE IT.