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Motorola i305

6.7/10 AVG.
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6.7/10
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The Motorola i305 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Motorola released the i305 on November 17, 2003.


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Motorola backs up the i305 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown
Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 5 days standby time.

Motorola i305 Specs

Overview
Release date November 17, 2003
Regions available No
Networks
iDEN
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.8 x 13.8 x 2.5 cm (1.9 x 5.4 x 1 in)
Weight 175 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Monochrome
Technology LCD
Resolution Unknown
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments GPS capable, anti- shock, salt fog, pressure, dust, rain, and temperature.
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Amazon

i305 is tough

from Amazon
I have had this phone for several years and have had no problems with the phone despite the fact that it has been dropped many many times, including one time it flew off the top of my truck as I drove down the road at about 50 mph. It laid in the rain overnight and worked fine the next morning when the...More
I have had this phone for several years and have had no problems with the phone despite the fact that it has been dropped many many times, including one time it flew off the top of my truck as I drove down the road at about 50 mph. It laid in the rain overnight and worked fine the next morning when the guy who found it in his front yard called to tell me he had it. Some of the ppl have mentioned problems with service, but I can honestly say I've not had any problems with Nextel in the 5 yrs I've been with them. I have used all their services and this phone in particular gets very good reception even out in the boonies in my midwestern state. There are some areas where reception is spotty, but to be fair, I don't think anyone's phones work all the time everywhere. My phone often works where other ppl's don't. I am experiencing reduced battery time at this point but the battery is now more than two years old so that's no big surprise. Batteries wear out. Less
Amazon

i305 is tough

from Amazon
I have had this phone for several years and have had no problems with the phone despite the fact that it has been dropped many many times, including one time it flew off the top of my truck as I drove down the road at about 50 mph. It laid in the rain overnight and worked fine the next morning when the...More
I have had this phone for several years and have had no problems with the phone despite the fact that it has been dropped many many times, including one time it flew off the top of my truck as I drove down the road at about 50 mph. It laid in the rain overnight and worked fine the next morning when the guy who found it in his front yard called to tell me he had it. Some of the ppl have mentioned problems with service, but I can honestly say I've not had any problems with Nextel in the 5 yrs I've been with them. I have used all their services and this phone in particular gets very good reception even out in the boonies in my midwestern state. There are some areas where reception is spotty, but to be fair, I don't think anyone's phones work all the time everywhere. My phone often works where other ppl's don't. I am experiencing reduced battery time at this point but the battery is now more than two years old so that's no big surprise. Batteries wear out. Less

This Phone sucks for the most part

The i305 really is not user friendly. Nextel cant even tell you how to operate it. The construction of the phone is very good. All the other fuctions stink.
Amazon

Get a free unlocked Motorola RAZR v3i instead!

from Amazon
Why settle for less, or commit yourself to a specific cellular provider and service plan, when you can get a complimentary unlocked top of the line Motorola RAZR v3i cell phone that works with any cellular service provider and any SIM card. I got mine free at this web site: ilikethis.info/razrv3i
Amazon

No frilly teeny bopper features...

from Amazon
I do landscaping and my previous phone was too frail to take out the truck when I was working so I needed a tougher phone. I checked the website of the company I was with (I won't say the name but it rhymes w/ dingular) for such of phone to no avail. If I wanted one I could download the latest video fr...More
I do landscaping and my previous phone was too frail to take out the truck when I was working so I needed a tougher phone. I checked the website of the company I was with (I won't say the name but it rhymes w/ dingular) for such of phone to no avail. If I wanted one I could download the latest video from some nitwit celebrity they had me covered but anything practical was not there. Then I saw and advert for this phone and it has worked great. One review here complains of its size. If you want water resistant and shockproof what do you expect...a razr? I think not. If you want the protection, it is certainly going to be in a bigger package so expect a hardier phone. Again so far, I am very pleased to have a phone I can WORK with and not be in mortal fear of damaging it. Less
Amazon

Something That Fell Out Of The 80's

from Amazon
This phone would be great if it was 1980. The size of this beast is huge. Actually it is even bigger than my cordless house phone. It does not come with any type of holster or carrying device. I guess they felt the extra 50 pounds for a holster might be a turn off. The buttons are very hard to push and...More
This phone would be great if it was 1980. The size of this beast is huge. Actually it is even bigger than my cordless house phone. It does not come with any type of holster or carrying device. I guess they felt the extra 50 pounds for a holster might be a turn off. The buttons are very hard to push and way to small considering the size of this grandfather clock of a phone and very hard on the fingers. The menus are sub tree devided. To get to a feature, you have to go through a maze and hope you find what you are looking for. It comes with 4 'getting started' manuals but each one tells you nothing other than to check back to page 28 for more details, only to go to page 28 and read that you will learn about this feature on page 70? I would not recommend this peice of crap to anyone. It has a true Fisher Price design but it weighs much more than a child could possibly carry. Less
Amazon

Warranty? What warranty?

from Amazon
I had been very happy with my Motorola phone until the battery started losing its charge within a day, even when the phone was turned off. The friendly but incompetent customer support kept me on the phone for an average of 40 minutes for the repeated calls trying to figure out the problem. After the p...More
I had been very happy with my Motorola phone until the battery started losing its charge within a day, even when the phone was turned off. The friendly but incompetent customer support kept me on the phone for an average of 40 minutes for the repeated calls trying to figure out the problem. After the phone had finally been sent to their technical service center, they returned it to me that the phone was irreperable "due to customer abuse." I have done nothing to that phone that could have caused any damage (unless using it to make phone calls counts as "customer abuse"), but got the same comment, without explanation after I had sent the phone in for a second time for reevaluation. It seems that Motorola is just trying to get out of fixing or replacing the phone free of charge under warranty. You'll be fine with a Motorola phone as long as it works. After that, you're on your own. Less

i305 owner

I have had the phone for about a year now, works great. I am a tool maker and have destroyed about 3 phone so far and this is the only one that has lasted. Shock resistand Metal chip resistant (even on the earpiece) Over all very good buy for anyone that wants there phone to last over one drop.

Won''t keep signal

I am the office manager for an irrigation company, so of course the waterproof feature is essential... The problem I keep having is that they will not keep signal. I can have one sitting on my desk and it will read NO SERVICE...But my phone has a full bar... Can't find a resolution
Amazon

WARNING

from Amazon
My problems with nextel did not stop when I canceled my service. I will get to the problems with the service. When I went to get a new phone a day before my contract expired, I of course wanted to keep my number. So as I went to get my Cingular phone (highly recommended), I had the old number switched...More
My problems with nextel did not stop when I canceled my service. I will get to the problems with the service. When I went to get a new phone a day before my contract expired, I of course wanted to keep my number. So as I went to get my Cingular phone (highly recommended), I had the old number switched to my new number. Today, I get in the mail my nextel statement for the month with a $200 early termination even though I had not canceled my service, but had simply got a new phone and switched my number over. This was on icing on the cake after 2 years of absolutely amazingy bad service from nextel. In my town, not a small town by any means, there are very few places that have any service. In the largest subdivision, you cannot get service anywhere. I constantly get comments from people trying to reach me that get the classic nextel line...Please hold while the nextel subscriber you are trying to reach is located. Most of the time I would not even recieve incoming calls, calls would go straight to my voice mail. Not only would I not get the calls, but often I would not even get the voice mails until days or even weeks later. When I did actually take calls (and call out), I cannot count the number of times I've had my call dropped. I recieved so many different error messages sometimes I wonder if they just spend all their time at nextel thinking of different error messages to program into their phones. That brings me to the selling point of nextel, the famed and well-loved direct connect feature. This is an absolute joke. Direct connect only works MAYBE half the time I tried to use it. Even then, in the middle of the conversation I would be greeted by the loud beep of my phone telling me I wont be talking to that person anymore. Of course, I would expect nothing less from the nextel network. Text messaging with nextel is next to impossible. If it did not take hours to send or recieve a message, it took days, or maybe didn't even come at all. The internet access was fine, it the rare instance that it worked. Of course, when you don't have service, you don't get the internet access either. I was constantly getting the message "network not available". Calling and trying to complain to nextel is futile. Trying to get through to customer service takes forever and once you get through they do nothing. My experience with nextel has been nothing short of a disaster and I write this trying to warn anyone considering nextel. Stick with Verizon or Cingular and you will be much happier in the end. Don't make the same mistake I did. Less

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