This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Motorola i412 (Boost Mobile)

About Video Transcript

First Look: Motorola i412 (Boost Mobile)

1:44 /

If you can live with its unimpressive design and features, the Motorola i412 does offer great call quality at an affordable price for the prepaid market.

I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a First Look at the Motorola i412 for Boost Mobile. It is a very simple, basic flip phone for Boost Mobile. On the front here is a very simple external monochrome LCD. Underneath the display is a speakerphone key as well as a smart key that toggles through the recent calls list. Above the display is a VGA camera lens. Open the phone and you get both the main display as well as the full number keypad. The display, as you can see here, is not the best we've seen. The graphics seemed very lackluster and it's overall quite grainy. The menu interface of the phone is also not that good. You have to paginate through several pages to get to the application you want. Underneath the display, you do get the usual navigation array. They include the two soft keys here. Underneath that, you do get the number keypad here. As you can see, it is quite roomy and each key is raised above the surface for easy texting and dialing. As far as features go, as you might expect, the phone has very basic features. They include the usual text and multimedia messaging, of course. Aside from that, not too many other features, very simple web browser. You do get basic Java app support with e-mail and instant messaging, but that's about it. The Motorola i412 is very affordable, however. It's only $70 for Boost Mobile without a contract. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been the First Look at the Motorola i412.

New releases

What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video
Google Lunar Xprize: Astrobotic completes rover tests for $750,000 prize
3:56 December 24, 2014
Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the...
Play video
Send digital holiday greetings
1:01 December 23, 2014
No time to send a traditional holiday greeting card? Don't let that stop you from expressing your cheer this season. In this Tech Minute,...
Play video