Motorola i530

6.4/10 AVG.
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6.4/10
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The Motorola i530 currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 71 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 i530 on April 29, 2004.


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Motorola backs up the i530 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 3 days standby time.

Motorola i530 Specs

Overview
Release date April 29, 2004
Regions available No
Networks
iDEN
Data:
1xRTT
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 Head: 1.37 W/kg
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: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 5.5 x 12.0 x 3.0 cm (2.2 x 4.7 x 1.2 in)
Weight 175 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
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 T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, IM
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 Yes
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 No
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 Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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I will not buy one again

I can not take the phone anywhere alone without a CHARGER. You guys can understand about the Battery "power".
Amazon

Horrible phone & service

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After having this phone for the past year or so, I will never buy a Nextel phone again. The phone doesn't hold a charge, and will hardly charge up even after buying ~5 different chargers and several batteries. The phone barely works in my apartment (and only right next to the window with the window o...More
After having this phone for the past year or so, I will never buy a Nextel phone again. The phone doesn't hold a charge, and will hardly charge up even after buying ~5 different chargers and several batteries. The phone barely works in my apartment (and only right next to the window with the window open), and not at all where I work or attend classes. I have heard countless complaints from people who have tried to call me and they receive a message the phone is not in service and/or the service has been discontinued. When it does work, it will occasionally turn itself on and off repeatedly and changes from ring to vibrate mode by itself. Less
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Fun to throw but phone is worthless

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Ive had this phone for 6 months and never dropped it or got it wet, After 6 months it just stopped chargin, and nextel in general is just a bad carrier, the only good thing about nextel is free incoming calls,and even thats too expensive and thats it, service reps are friendly but im sorry i dont speak...More
Ive had this phone for 6 months and never dropped it or got it wet, After 6 months it just stopped chargin, and nextel in general is just a bad carrier, the only good thing about nextel is free incoming calls,and even thats too expensive and thats it, service reps are friendly but im sorry i dont speak spanish so its hard to understand them. , i had 2 extend my contract for 2 more years just to buy another phone, the i205 that came with the service for free is 100 times better than this 250$ phone.just spend a little more money and get a better phone, or spend less money and youll still get a better phone than this piece of crap. Not only that but the ppl in the stores are lazy as hell. Id love a job where i sit down all day, but these ppl look like theyve been liftin stuff all day and they act like its too much to help you out. serive sux, phones suck, ppl that work there suck. its just a bad company Less
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Durable but not much else

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We have close to a dozen of these phones for my company. This phone is durable and I like the color of it. But that's about the only positive thing that I can say about it. The battery life is not the greatest and the service from Nextel is awful. Calls are constantly dropped. If the service from Nexte...More
We have close to a dozen of these phones for my company. This phone is durable and I like the color of it. But that's about the only positive thing that I can say about it. The battery life is not the greatest and the service from Nextel is awful. Calls are constantly dropped. If the service from Nextel was better I'd be somewhat satisfied with the phone but with calls that are constantly dropped it doesn't matter how durable this phone is. So what if I can throw the phone against the wall or drive over it with my car and the phone still functions. If every other call is dropped the phone is of little use. Less
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Just doesen't hold up

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I have had three of these during my two year contract, I am trying to baby the last one enough until the end of the two years. Each has had the problem of powering down and re-booting without warning. The are billed as "Mil-spec" this or that, but unless you keep it inside a purse, get ready for many...More
I have had three of these during my two year contract, I am trying to baby the last one enough until the end of the two years. Each has had the problem of powering down and re-booting without warning. The are billed as "Mil-spec" this or that, but unless you keep it inside a purse, get ready for many trips to the Sprint store. Motorola used to be THE name in communications, but after this and my friend's problems with the Razr's, I'm headed to Nokia. Less
Amazon

Awesome, The BEST Phone

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I'm actually a boost mobile user. I broke the boost phone and so I decided to spend the $250.00 on this phone at retail price. The phone is basic, but is hard as a rock. This phone has been through more abuse and still keeps on a rockin. My T-Mobile phone looks like a toy compared to the I 530. My...More
I'm actually a boost mobile user. I broke the boost phone and so I decided to spend the $250.00 on this phone at retail price. The phone is basic, but is hard as a rock. This phone has been through more abuse and still keeps on a rockin. My T-Mobile phone looks like a toy compared to the I 530. My freinds have other nextel phones and they keep having problems with there's a few days of having them. While I have had my phone for over a year !!!. This phone has seen doors, water puddles, scraped and other abuse, but like again, keeps on working. Basic phone for two way talking and cell phone use. Use the stock ringtones, but you can download more. I LOVE THIS PHONE, the battery lasts for two days, don't know why other people's battery's have short life or have other problems. I also love ford's : LIKE A ROCK Less
Amazon

Awesome, The BEST Phone

from Amazon
I'm actually a boost mobile user. I broke the boost phone and so I decided to spend the $250.00 on this phone at retail price. The phone is basic, but is hard as a rock. This phone has been through more abuse and still keeps on a rockin. My T-Mobile phone looks like a toy compared to the I 530. My...More
I'm actually a boost mobile user. I broke the boost phone and so I decided to spend the $250.00 on this phone at retail price. The phone is basic, but is hard as a rock. This phone has been through more abuse and still keeps on a rockin. My T-Mobile phone looks like a toy compared to the I 530. My freinds have other nextel phones and they keep having problems with there's a few days of having them. While I have had my phone for over a year !!!. This phone has seen doors, water puddles, scraped and other abuse, but like again, keeps on working. Basic phone for two way talking and cell phone use. Use the stock ringtones, but you can download more. I LOVE THIS PHONE, the battery lasts for two days, don't know why other people's battery's have short life or have other problems. I also love ford's : LIKE A ROCK Less

Best Truck Phone in 20 Years

I truck for a living.. long distance, coast-to-coast. I've been using mobile phones (PTT)since 1980, and graduated to cell phones in 1983, when my first one cost $2500.00.(You read that right, youngsters..twenty-five hundred dollars for the phone and a dollar a minute for the airtime, PLUS roaming cha...More
I truck for a living.. long distance, coast-to-coast. I've been using mobile phones (PTT)since 1980, and graduated to cell phones in 1983, when my first one cost $2500.00.(You read that right, youngsters..twenty-five hundred dollars for the phone and a dollar a minute for the airtime, PLUS roaming charges!) Have had the i530 for 2+ years now. It has been used and abused like no other cell phone I've had (and this is cell phone number 8). It has been dropped numerous times, bounced around almost as many times, rained on, thrown, kicked and otherwise abused, and still keeps on ticking. Our company of 15 owner-operators all purchased this phone, set up a talkgroup with our dispatch, and we beep-a-da-beep all day long. Pros: Very rugged, excellent Telus(Nextel) coverage. Cons: Menu system takes some getting used to, tinny sounding speaker on higher volume. Summary: This radio doesn't have all the bells & whistles of the newer radios, but for what it does, it's an excellent unit. As for battery life, mine usually sits on the dashboard plugged into the cigarette lighter most of the day, so its usually charged. On days when I don't plug it in, it will give me 1 1/2 to 2 days of talk before requiring recharging. When new, it would run 3 days on a full charge. I bought a new battery for it when I bought the phone, and have yet to take it out of the package. At the price of these phones now(usually free with the right plan) you won't go wrong with one of these as a workhorse day-to-day phone. Less
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I530-AWEFUL!!!!

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MY HUSBAND BOUGHT THE NEXTEL I530 A YEAR AGO. WHEN WE LIVED IN PHILADELPHIA, HE GOT GOOD RECEPTION, ETC. NOW HIS PHONE SHUTS OFF WHEN HE TALKING TO SOMEONE, NO ONE CAN REACH HIM BECAUSE A MESSAGE COMES ON SAYING "PLEASE HOLD WHILE WE TRY TO CONTACT THIS NEXTEL SUBSCRIBER." HE DOESN'T GET RECEPTION IN C...More
MY HUSBAND BOUGHT THE NEXTEL I530 A YEAR AGO. WHEN WE LIVED IN PHILADELPHIA, HE GOT GOOD RECEPTION, ETC. NOW HIS PHONE SHUTS OFF WHEN HE TALKING TO SOMEONE, NO ONE CAN REACH HIM BECAUSE A MESSAGE COMES ON SAYING "PLEASE HOLD WHILE WE TRY TO CONTACT THIS NEXTEL SUBSCRIBER." HE DOESN'T GET RECEPTION IN CHALFONT, PLYMOUTH MEETING, AND SOME AREA OF PHILADELPHIA. MY HUSBAND TOOK IT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THE 4TH TIME NOW AND THE GUY TOLD HIM ALOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS PHONE. MOTOROLA STOPPED MAKING IT. HE HAS ALSO LOST ALOT OF BUSINESS WITH THIS PHONE BECAUSE NO ONE CAN GET THROUGH. HIM AND I BOTH GOT NEW UPGRADED PHONES AND WE LOVE THEM. JUST SO YOU KNOW, I530 STINKS!!!!!! Less

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