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With it's sleek and sensual design, it's no wonder I was enticed into buying the Motorola RAZR2 V8. It's a very trendy, aesthetically pleasing mobile, however, if one looks past the air of sophistication that it seems to give off, the RAZR's shortcomings become evident.
While using the RAZR, I found myself becoming frustrated. The various functions of the phone seem sluggish compared to other, chunkier, more heavy-duty mobiles out on the market. One will constantly find oneself pressing wrong buttons, or pressing buttons twice due to the fiddliness of the keypad. This can making using text messages an absolute chore.
When I attempted to use my RAZR as a music player, as reccomended in the phone's advertising campaig, I found that the music files simply slowed the phone down more. The RAZR doesn't have sufficient memory to act as any sort of multimedia player, and with no memory card slot this is a problem. The battery life also leaves alot to be desired.
Regardless of this, the RAZR hasn't failed me yet in terms of completing its primary role, to make and receive phone calls. I tend to get good signal in most areas of the UK, and the phone is loud enough both when ringing and during conversations. If all your looking for is a portable telephone, then the RAZR does live up to the task.