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Motorola Admiral

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Motorola Admiral. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and battery are generally positive. The durability and usability also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the GPS navigation and screen.

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reliability, screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Admiral is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Motorola Admiral from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The camera and battery are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the performance, while some have doubts about the GPS navigation and screen.

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reliability, screen, GPS navigation

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Admiral Android Phone (Sprint)Motorola Admiral Android Phone (Sprint)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

Motorola Admiral (Sprint)


The Motorola Admiral is the best push-to-talk smartphone on Sprint.

Good voice quality. Great QWERTY keyboard. Rugged. Long battery life. Direct Connect allows for much better data speeds than iDEN.

Average camera. Occasional headphone hiss.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Dong Ngo (

Motorola Admiral (Sprint) review:


Unlike the fancy and attention-grabbing Motorola Droid Razr , the Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-line phone, designed not to wow but to provide a working mobile commutation solution. And it does that job very well, with good call quality and zippy...

Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Motorola Admiral offers snappy performance, decent call quality, a QWERTY keyboard, and a scratch-resistant 3.1-inch touch screen. It also supports push-to-talk, and its durable design will withstand harsh...

The Motorola Admiral's photo and video quality could be better. The phone comes with just 4GB of internal storage and doesn't support 4G.

Responsive, functional, and tough, the Motorola Admiral makes a great workhorse phone, especially for anyone working in a tough environment. BlackBerry users will also find it a smooth transition if they want to move to the Android platform.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Motorola Admiral Review


The Motorola Admiral is Sprint's first smartphone running Push-to-Talk on the company's CDMA network. This Android device runs Gingerbread, sports a portrait QWERTY keyboard, a 5 megapixel camera with HD recording all wrapped in a rugged body. This...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: AunBear (

"Not much of a "smart phone""


Having problems with the phone function of a "smart phone" doesn't bode well for the long term success of a phone. I should be able to hang up a call and then be able to call another person but the phone locks up and takes 90 seconds to make the call...

Very durable and easy to use. Screen is clear and reponsive to touch. The keyboard works very well considering my move over from a Blackberry.

Phone drops calls and takes 90 seconds after dial button is pushed to make calls. If you push it a second time within that 90 seconds, a second call is made thus turning your call into a conference call. The phone repeatedly locks up and needs to be

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: BosREM (

"I love my Admiral."


I LOVE my admiral. Granted, I am new to smartphones and I understand there are much more sophisticated ones out there. But for me, it does its job well and fits my needs. I was a Nextel costumer. And I mainly was one because I have family in South...

Fast enough processor. Calls are clear. Direct Connect works. International Direct Connect works well. Browsing is fast enough. No problems with emails. Nice Motorola and Android widgets that helps functionality. Easy to hold in my hands.

Very minor one, is the power button (on/off). A few times I powered it off, put it in my pocket, and the button easily gets pressed thus turning it back on. But then again, I am probably one of a few people who sometimes powers the phone off.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: photoheath (

"Not as durable as advertised. Very disappointed."


I had it one week when I barely dropped it and the screen cracked. I am also not very impressed by the OS. It is definitely not very intuitive and lacks some of the features I would like and expect in a smartphone. I also found that some of the...

Good battery life. Lots of apps. Decent speakers. Wifi connection. Remote connection.

Not durable. Key-board is hard to work Usability is poor. 3G is often slow. Not intuitive. Problems with people hearing me because of low bars.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: narn3049 (

"Would have liked if i had service"


I really loved this phone. As someone coming from one of the prior smartphones sprint had, had (Hero) I saw much improvement of this with the physical keyboard. I unfortunately had a loss of service in my area, and had to return the phone after using...

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Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Topgun825 (

Best Direct Connect Phone


I have been a nextel user since they invented them, so naturally, when Sprint took over, I stayed with it. I was always left behind not having a smartphone like everyone else, until this came along. I was ecstatic that i could get a direct connect...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1860
Standby time (2G):79
Talk time (2G):9

Call management

Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:7.87
Display Resolution:640 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV9


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes


3G: Yes
3G standards:CDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB port: Yes


Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:U8420


Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Talk, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.9
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