does anyone have the same problem - i get lots of dust particles collecting up behind the screen making it in sunlight impossible to use????
Im talking about the regular RAZR V3 and not any upgraded versions. Mine did not have any memory card facility. As of 15th march 2006, it is selling for 690 dirhams (that’s 187 dollar). I bought the one without warranty – with warranty would cost around 30 dollars more. I have owned many phones and never had a free or paid service, so I did not find any use for the warranty. These things don’t go wrong if u don’t break them. And if u break it, its not covered anyway. In anycase, mobile repair shops are dime a dozen now.
Good things first. For a flip phone the Razr’s design is fantastic. U cant improve the style anymore. Perfect for a male. Its okay on a lady too. It is right sized. I had the black one and it really looks sexy. Display & Ringtones—Superb. No need for anymore downloads. No radio. Thank god. Im tired of radios in my home, car and even supermarkets. The display looks really nice. other than the design the display was the thing that I liked most. Photoes—So, so. But that’s okay. It isn’t a very expensive phone anyway. 60 seconds per clip Video recording --good sound, so-so pic quality. I do not agree to some people who say that a phone should not be rated for its camera. But there are many non-camera and non-video camera moments that could be photoed/videod if u have a reasonably good camera in ur phone. (I don’t hold the same flexibility when it comes to radio. It’s a big useless waste of money in a phone.) The reception is taken for granted in all major brands and no complaints on that. The loudspeaker is something great. Clear and really loud. Much more than my 6230. Battery was okay. Blue tooth will switch off after 60 seconds automatically. the shop guy said that it can be programmed for more. But I didn’t bother to see whether that is really possible.
Now for some drubbing— . I was in a 'fashion' mood when i bought it. But that changed to 'Usefulness mood' in about a weeks time after my purchase of Motorola razr. I was secretly craving for my 6230. I felt so bad that I pawned that and paid about a 50$ more and got this razr. Finally I gave the Razr to a friend who was in the ‘Fashion mood’ like me about a week back, and got almost the same money that I paid for when I bought this new. This is not to mean that the Razr is not good. It did not suit me. To be fair, I should not be comparing a clamshell with a candybar. Clamshells have a certain style (candy bars too). If u are a clamshell fan its fine. I found it quite a bother to open to answer and to make a call. Each day about 30 times, I like the candybars simplicity.
Talking of simplicity..thats what many non-nokia phones lack. Nokia’s genius is in simplicity. Any fool can be complicated. Even the simplest task of deleting a contact from the RAZR V3 phone book is a mess. 2 presses in two buttons then 2 or 3 downward movements to accomplish the mission of deleting ONE contact! I was scared of adding names to the phonebook, considering the fact that if one day I have to gift or sell it, I would be spending couple of hours on deleting alone. In most Noks it wouldnt take 30 seconds. Not to speak of camera, organizer etc. All there, but all complicated. Setting a reminder on a particular date would take about a minute or more. In my Nok it would take 20 – 30 secs. I have started writing more on my dairy (the paper version- the ones that you keep in your table and open. You can write using a pen or pencil in stuff called paper.) Even the words in a Razr are deliberately made to sound needlessly geekish. Example: Calendar is called Datebook. Nothing terribly wrong, but just an example of how they twist simple things. Like some American words (“Tire” for Tyre. Im not sure what they would say to mean “Im tired”—Probably “Im tyred”! Looking different is the issue, u see). Almost all functions are there, but almost all with a few more button presses than a nokia. To get to my one minute video recorder, I would take about the same time if I were to take my JVC video camera from its pouch in my car. The only problem- I cant carry the jvc in my shirt pocket.
I have felt that Samsung rates better than nokia in Inch to Inch, Dirham to Dirham (Well, that’s currency), build quality and finish. What the major competitors to Nokia vz, Samsung, Mot and SE should emulate is the simplicity, if they want to be no.1.
Overall I would rate RAZR a good phone that’s not good for me. The sum of many good parts in a Razr is not necessarily a good product. I had done my research and read many reviews on the Razr. One thing that one guy wrote, I will quote here “it’s a nice phone, until u start using it”. It wasn’t that bad. But im sure he’s used only nokia. A razr is good for you, if u like a well built flip phone, on a low budjet, like good ring tones and display and are not keen on appointments and more such features
this phone is good overall, i had it for a while and still only charge it once every 5 days, i make alot of calls, u only need to charge it once a day if u use bluetooth or mess around with the phone like (use the cam for no reason every 5 minutes) its sleek and stylish. good phone for a good price
its not just the v3 that turns itself on and off, all motorolas do it through time
this phone is poo, it keeps turning itself, screen goes white, then turns on again.
About the bluetooth sure it can work with other phone because bluetooth is a platform for all the phone so any cell phone can connect to any other one through the bluetooth
when u close the flap, you're disconnecting the call... don't think you can use it with the flap closed.
Can anyone tell me how to fix speaker problem with Razr V3. When I put it on speaker phone and close the flap the call gets disconnected. Does anyone else have this problem? How can this be fixed? Can anyone help? Pleasee????????
Can anyone tell me if i can download full songs to my razr? I have t-mobile.
hi.! someone can tell me, why many people say different opinions about the usa of this kind of phone? may it can be the zone's system? see you
when i got this phone i thought it was real good and stuff but then after awhile it got old and they made better models of the razr such as the v3x i like that one the most the slvr cant even compare to that
Ok, i got this phone for Christmas,and I thought it was the greatest phone in the world!! Then the dam thing started turning of by itself, and then on the outer lcd screen where its black, started forming ink blots. I have to say I am not the best at keeping my phone nice ad shiny but when I got the razr there was not a single scratch on. Well we sent that one in and they sent us a new one. Well the new was was bigger, the hinge squeaks when you open and close it. Also it doesnt open as much. I know those are stupid reasons to be mad, but they bother me.
Can anyone help me. My mate has ths phon and every tme she goes to her games icon, a warning says 'no mdlet suites'. Does anyone know what this means and how she can get rd of it.
Thanks in advance
I just got the razar phone from verizon in pink. I looove it. Everything about it is cool!!! The only thing I tell people is to get a cover, pouch or what ever they can get to protect the phone. If u have any comments u feel i need to know about the razar from verizon, e-mail me at email@example.com
All of my friends have this phone, and they all think it is great and the answers to their prayers! - I am so envious! I want one! They are not only very stylish, but come in a range of colours for different personalities and people! They are also very practical and easy to use! - If only ALL phones were like this one!
just bought the phone.. it's the best phone i ever had.. i dont know about you guys but my phone is working pretty fine. no buzzing, no lagging text. the picture quality is great. i'm happy that i still bought it inspite of the negative facts i saw in this site. For Philippine users, all those negative things about razor are not true. Maybe there's been a problem with the phones shipped in other countries..
BUY IT. CHEAP BUT FASHIONABLE..