The Motorola i886 has a decent range of features. Text and multimedia messaging supports threaded conversations. The e-mail client is easy to configure and offers support for Exchange ActiveSync. The phone book allows you to enter multiple numbers, e-mail addresses and IM handles for each contact along with a postal address, company name, notes, nickname and a website URL.
The music player supports album art and visualizations and there is an equalizer with nine settings. You’ve also got shuffle and repeat options. Since the onboard memory is only 62MB if you want to listen to a lot of music then you’ll want to get a memory card and you can expand the memory up to 32GB by doing that. In terms of formats it supports MIDI, WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AU, AMR, and iMelody.
The Motorola i886 also supports H263, H264, Real Video, and WMV video formats but you won’t want to watch video on such a small screen.
The web browser is Opera Mini which goes some way toward making up for the slow iDEN network. There is no Wi-Fi support. There is, however, support for stereo Bluetooth 2.1 and the phone is A-GPS enabled. You can get turn-by-turn directions using Telenav.
The 2 megapixel camera and camcorder is about what you’d expect from a feature phone. The top resolution is 1200 x 1600 pixels and there is digital zoom and some basic photo editing tools. Photos are basic and videos are QVGA resolution.
Some other basic features such as an alarm clock, calculator and audio recorder round out the package.