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The Moto Razr V3 is expertly crafted to deliver exceptional performance. Inside the ultra-thin design are advanced features like MPEG4 video playback,...

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Review of "Motorola V3"

published 05/09/2007 | rhirhi21
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Pro Easy to use, large screen
Cons Battery life, memory, cannot take video clips
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"Motorola V3 - do not buy"

Motorola V3

This phone was purchased by myself and my boyfriend for Christmas 2006. I had the silver model and my boyfriend had the black model. They were purchased from the T-Mobile website for £149 each.
On seeing the phones we were very pleased as they are stylish, light in weight and easy to use. The phone has the following features:

• Bluetooth
• WAP
• Camera - 2MP
• Large colour screen
• Polyphonic ringtones
• Vibrating alert
• Voice dialling
• Speakerphone
• Picture messaging

You can store up to 1,000 entries in the phonebook and create a shortcut for this on your main screen, along with 3 others. I find it useful having the phonebook, calendar, calculator and quickdial memory as my shortcuts. These are accessed by pressing the arrow buttons on the keypad. As I don't use Bluetooth or WAP services I can't really comment on them. The camera is pretty average for a mobile, and you can store quite a number of photos on the phone. However, if you do have large amount of photos you will not be able to have many ringtones as I have found the memory to be pretty poor. Without any photos I am only able to store 2 full songs. If you have MP3 Pro software on your PC, I found it useful to chop music that I like into very small ringtones e.g. a few lines of the chorus, in order to have more choice on my phone. You can allocate a different ringtone for each person in your phonebook, but as the memory is poor this function is pretty useless.
Even though the screen is large and in colour, if you are outdoors, especially when it is sunny, you will not be able to see the screen at all. This means, that if you are taken photos outdoors you have to guess if you are pointing the camera in the right direction and you have to wait until you get indoors to see the photos that have been taken.
This phone is advertised as having a vibrating alert. However, if you have this phone on vibrate mode and its in your pocket, the vibrate is so weak that you can't feel it. I have missed many calls because of this.
The voice dialling is pretty good, and after you have saved the name of the person the phone is able to recognise what you are saying very easily and it dials instantly.
The speakerphone is considerably good, and when in use callers can be heard quite clearly.
What I find good about this phone is that if you have a missed call then the phone will beep every 2-3 minutes until the missed call is viewed. However, even though our phones are not a year old yet, this function on my boyfriend's phone has broken. Whenever his phone rings, when its answered or if it's missed, the phone tells him that he has 8 missed calls. Also, the calendar acts as an organiser so that you are able to set reminders with an alarm.
If you view this phone on the Carphone Warehouse website, you will see that the phone is advertised with 288 hours standby time and 7 hours of talktime. This is strongly not the case. I have to charge the phone every day, and if you make calls throughout the day that amount to longer than 30 mins, the battery will be red and will need to be charged. If you don't make any calls at all, then you will usually get around 2 days battery life before it turns red.
All in all I was very disappointed with this phone, and would not recommend it.

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  • BNibbles published 15/09/2007
    I agree with you about the battery, although mine started out OK, it soon deteriorated like yours, needing charging far too frequently. Don't be put off by official costs for a new battery though. I got one from e-bay sources for around a fiver and it then started behaving itself. I believe later firmware versions were able to take video clips, but even then, with so little memory, they couldn't have been very long. I still regret passing on my V3 to my wife as the Samsung D900's build quality isn't a patch on the Moto.
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Product Information : Motorola V3

Manufacturer's product description

The Moto Razr V3 is expertly crafted to deliver exceptional performance. Inside the ultra-thin design are advanced features like MPEG4 video playback, Bluetooth wireless technology, a digital camera and more. And with the precision cut keypad, minimalist styling and metal finish, the V3 looks just as beautiful as it performs.

Product Details

EAN: 0785307461333

Weight: 95 g

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.3 Megapixel

Display (2nd): LCD display - colour

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - 2.2" - TFT

Playback Digital Standards: MPEG-4

Talk Time: Up to 430 minutes

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Standby Time: Up to 290 hours

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Technology: GSM

Dimensions (WxDxH): 53 mm x 14 mm x 98 mm, 55 mm x 14 mm x 98 mm

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile, AT&T

Product Type: Mobile phone

Product Description: Motorola RAZR V3 - GSM - mobile phone, Motorola RAZR V3 - pink - GSM - mobile phone, Motorola RAZR V3 - black - GSM - mobile phone, Motorola MOTORAZR V3 - GSM - mobile phone, Motorola RAZR V3 - silver - GSM - mobile phone, Motorola RAZR V3 - bubblegum pink - GSM - mobile phone

Colour: Pink, Black, Silver, Bubblegum pink

Network Type: single band

Model: RAZR

Manufacturer: Motorola

Cellular / Type: Mobile phone

Display

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Display Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels

Diagonal Size: 2.2"

Line Qty: 9

Technology: TFT

Type: LCD display - colour

Display (2nd)

Display Resolution: 96 x 80 pixels

Type: LCD display - colour

Connections

Connector Type: USB - mini-USB Type B, USB

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 430 min ¦ Standby - up to 290 hrs

Capacity: 680 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Phone Features

Additional Features: Intelligent typing (iTAP), MPEG4 video playback, video clip recording, melody composer

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, MP3

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 40

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Speech Codec: EFR, FR, HR, AMR

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4

General

Width: 53 mm, 55 mm

Weight: 95 g

Height: 98 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Integrated Components: Digital camera, voice recorder

Body Material: Aluminium alloy

Aerial: Internal

Form Factor: Folder (flip)

Product Type: Mobile phone

MPN: v3razr, SE5668AQ1F1, SE9105AQ1B1, SE7372AB1B1, 300002073, SE8608MF1W6, V3, v3black, 210010-400, SE8608AB1W6, SE8608AD3W6, SE7372AQ1B1, AMOV3RB, SE9105AB1B1, MOTORAZR V3, RAZR V3

Body Colour: Pink, Black, Silver, Bubblegum pink

Manufacturer: Motorola

Model: RAZR

Available Body Colours: Black, silver, gold

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Cellular

Software Platforms Supported: J2ME, Java

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile, AT&T

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)

Technology: GSM

Messaging & Internet

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Downloadable Content: Video files, themes, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Data Transmission: GPRS

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, currency conversion, alarm clock

Phone Book Entries Qty: 1000

Memory

User Memory: 5 MB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 0.3 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 4

Still Image Resolutions: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

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