I live in Australia and I find I'm not getting anywhere near the advertised battery life with my K3. is anyone else having the same problem? I'm on the Optus GSM network (not 3G. I'm not a huge user of the phone but find I have to recharge within 48 hours which is a long way from 330 hours! A dud phone or battery perhaps??
i like this! but i have a question. can you take pictures with the internal camera?
i just go a k3 and i love it i like the look of the phone i am not a fan of motorola but the size and looks sparked me
the phone has good features that make it worth buying
HSDPA which is a must on phones theses day
video calling too
it a cool phone
all good 10/10
Thanks for your review Zaki - I have ordered this phone through Optus (Australia) in the Dark Pearl - and I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival! Very excited!!
yea man, zakiwashi... ur information is very detailed and of coz extremely useful in every sense.. I think u should work for handphone manufacturers and assist them promoting upcoming mobiles.. hope to hear from you in reviewing any upcoming new mobiles.. cheers..
zakiwashi! thank you for your comments. i think you should work for gsmarena.com, or phonescoop.com. it has been very helpful.
Hey zakiwashi, ur information is really useful.. Thanks for clarifying those uncertainty issues regarding this K3. I think I will get the stone grey color.. Hopefully, motorola wont disappoint me this time... =D
If when you say "gold one", you mean the one in the pic to the left, the photo does not do it justice. it really is silver but the finish is highly polished, and an odd light has been used to tinge the keypad gold. it also is quite silver. still, hold out for the dark silver/grey version, it really is an eye-catcher. and fuji, i was merely giving my opinion, you are entitled to yours. i actually stated the sound quality wasn't as good as the V3X, the next handset up from the v3, which, given that the V3X had stereo speakers is understandable. you cannot deny that this handset mimics the form of the v3 therefore people will expect it has similar flaws...which it doesn't.
does anybody knows any website that shows clearly for the Silver version instead of the gold version? i'm interested in getting this phone but not sure about getting the gold one cus it looks pretty womanly. Thanks.
chill man, fuji... I was asking, since both models are under Motorola and I did have bad experience with V3. So I just would like to clarify certain things with those K3 users. By the way, Im not blind.. -_-'''
The sound quality is far better than V3. And guy's I think u r really blind- how can u compare this phone with V3? It is less wide a has great features!
the old v3 was indeed very poor in every way except style. the k3 is very loud in my opinion although a tad distorted at times. not as clear as the v3x which had stereo speakers. in terms of navigating the menu system there is no lag whatsoever. the fastest phone i have ever had, and with the HSDPA its lightning fast at downloading and sending photo messages. my only gripe would be the lack of a flash, which, as useless as it is for lighting photos, is handy as a general torch!
Hi zakiwashi, could you please tell me whether this K3 is way much better than the old V3? How about the sound quality, is it reasonably loud? Coz my old V3 sound was too soft though.. And how about speed in term of move into one menu from another?
Thanks a lot.
Is the sound quality of this phone good? it is reasonably loud? Coz I used V3 before but the sound effect was too soft.. I hope that it is way louder than V3..
l like this phone it is better than the k1, check out the features, too boydayshose dude
i personally like t9 better then itap, but it all comes out to the same thing in the end, i dont find any difference between this phone to others, motorola is pretty much down,
but if you like the phone i say it's the best choice of the motorola that's out in the market right now
to guru- get some bluetooth headphones and you can listen to tunes while you charge the handset, although i dont know why you would want to?!
...and yes, it can be charged via the usb socket on a pc, playstation or in fact any device with a usb socket.
forgot to mention the texting. Don't know what motorola have done with their previously unuseable iTAP but it works alot better. its still not T9 but i dont feel the need to throw the phone out of the window anymore. maybe i am becoming more placid in my old age. yes it has self portrait mode using the 120x96 external screen, you vain bugger! the voice commands actually work quite well, my wife and i spent a rather hilarious ten minutes or so barking commands at the handset with quite a good success rate, however the recognition is a bit bbc microcomputer-ish in the sense that you have to say peoples names as they are spelled, not as you would normally pronounce them.
to mfwaft who wrote "My mate said that this is the fone that Warf from Star Trek and Joe Longthorn own, can anyone confirm this???"
i can confirm this phone is endorsed by crooners and klingons alike, however getting a signal on klingon is another matter.