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Motorola A1200 / Motorola MING

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Motorola A1200 / Motorola MING. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the reception and screen. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. The camera and reliability get critical opinions.

design, usability, size, screen, reception

battery, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola A1200 / Motorola MING is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Motorola A1200 / Motorola MING from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the screen and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size and battery.

reception, design, usability, sound, screen

battery, size

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Ming A1200 Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (Black)Motorola Ming A1200 Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (

Motorola MING (Motorola A1200)


Motorola pioneered in the market of Linux-based devices by releasing a range of solutions running eZx operating system, specifically these were Motorola A760, Motorola A780, Motorola A910, ROKR E2. The E2, though, stands apart from the rest of the...

The manufacturer positions this handset as a smartphone, which is seemingly the right thing, due to it carrying Linux onboard, however it's almost impossible to find and install extra software. I have to mention, though, that such software does exist,...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (

A flashy Ming


Looks great ; stable

Limited on-board memory ; slow text input ; slightly pricey

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Motorola Motoming A1200


They never fail to surprise me, this company. Their phones are techno marvels when it comes to design and innovation. The Motorola MOTOMING A1200 is certainly no exception – it is a full-featured business smartphone, but it looks stylish enough to...

Aside from the rather disappointing battery life and the fact that it’s not too easy to 'write' messages, I have to say, WOWZERS! This is a great phone. It’s packed with features and its user friendly as well. That's most important. At around Rs....

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

Motorola A1200


The Motorola Ming is one of those cell phones we couldn't wait to get our hands on, and once we got to use it, we knew why. It's just that fun and cool to use. Although this is an unlocked cell phone and some of its menus are in a foreign language, we...

Dec, 2007

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MOTOROLA A1200 review | cellphone prices in php | cellphones |   


It can be called a phone with added features. It can be operated mostly without the stylus and easily responds to a single hand. It may look like one smartphone, but, it is still a phone per se.

A1200 or Ming is awesome to look at, feels very comfortable in a pocket and enhances your Brand Image for sure. It is intuitive and has a lot of features. For someone that wants a great looking phone, this is definitely it. Looks and feels great,...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Brad Kellett (

Snapshot: Motorola MING


Motorola brought its new MING Linux-based smartphone to CTIA Wireless last week, and we took some time to grab some pictures of this gorgeous handset. The MING features a 2.0 megapixel camera, a great screen, and will unfortunately never see US shores.

Apr, 2006

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Motorola a1200


Motorola's stylish cell phone, the Motoming A1200 is definitely worth checking out. Read a short review of Motorola a1200 mobile.

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Motorola A1200 / MING Cell Phone Review


Motorola A1200 is a Linux operating GSM phone with transparent front cover. It has QVGA color Touch display and a 2-megapixel camera with Macro Mode. The internal memory is extended through microSD memory cards, which can store music in various formats...

Touch screen, design,

Applications a bit tricky,

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Motorola A1200 Ming


Announced last December 2005 and available for quite some time now, the Motorola A1200 Ming, also known by its nick name as the Motorola Ming is a Linux based smart phone from Motorola. It utilizes the flip design albeit with a transparent cover giving...

If you are the business type who still knows how to have fun and want to project a very unique individuality, then the Motorola A1200 Ming is the perfect smart phone for you. Young urban professionals will especially delight in its useful ???work???...

Expert review by: Jonathan Cheah (

Motorola Ming / A1200


The A1200 equipped with a 2 megapixel camera and just weighs 95 grams! It has a big 2.4?240?20 pixels QVGA TFT screen, 8MB built-in memory and support T-flash memory expansion.

On the minus side, except for the fancy transparent flip and rubberised feel of the casing, there was little to differentiate this device from preceding models. In other words, it is getting a little boring to keep looking at the same old devices with...

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:PXA270


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:176 x 144 (QCIF)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: Yes
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Real One Mobile Player


A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Linux
Operating System Version:Linux
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:PXA270