80

conclusion:We like it

80

In the small universe of smartphones that work with Sprint's Direct Connect service, the Motorola Admiral is top dog. Don't expect a slim model with a giant screen and the latest version of Android, though. The Admiral is designed to be a tough, rugged phone that meets military specifications and satisfies customers who are comfortable with a QWERTY keyboard and a somewhat bulky device. Thats not to say the Admiral is all work and no play. It does include a 5-megapixel camera and the usual assortment of social networking and media apps. But this phone inherits the Nextel push-to-talk mantle, and in the end, that button on the side may be its most important feature.

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Critic reviews

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    8.5
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.8
  • Camera
    6.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    9.5
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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8.0
CNET Nov 15, 2011

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.

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8.0
PC Mag Dec 2, 2011

[I]f you're looking for a push-to-talk smartphone, the Motorola Admiral is your best choice right now.

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9.0
phoneArena Nov 8, 2011

The Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-pack device in Sprint’s lineup, but it has its significant strengths. The keyboard is great, feel and build quality are very good and the Admiral is the first Direct Connect smartphone that you can actually use data with.

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