hi guys im from oz and these phones jus came on to our pre paid at $299 with $55 calls which is a great deal,im on a plan so have no need for the sim but its a great price regardless,can anyone one using the phone please tell nme bout the battery life?how long does it last and wat sort of useage?im on the phone quiet alot,ive been through so many phones the n95 both version the viewty and the k850i had problems and sold em all on got a cheap moto k1 and love it so much great phone only thing is the batt life so thats y im looking in to the v8 b4 buying it please feel free to reply to me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanks alot guys
Tim08, 21 Oct 2008Thank you Stuart! Thank you EMS06 for telling the secret code of Motorola phone!
Stuart, I ... moreTim08,
For your questions, I came out with my opinions as shown below. It's a long explanation overall so I hope they won't bored you much.
I can understand why that someone you know said it's not a good idea buying V3x, especially now. The example I can give here is like buying a 1975 top rated car now, with backdated technology. That same car would be appealing to a lot of people in 1975 but now, it belongs to the "Jurassic park" era. The same now applies to V3x so some people will say the V3x is outdated, bulky, huge and low memory, they're in fact right "from their perspective" . From another perspective, there are many people whom are still using very basic & low specs phones even today, the reason, $$$, money! There are so many low income earners around, I've seen people using phones with black & white display, surprisingly, still available even till today. So imagine if these people can have V3x, I'm sure they'll probably wipe the phone so clean, it'll sparkle like a diamond! (I know I exaggerated a bit). So to summarise the ideology behind it, for someone who can afford more than V3x, they'll say it's huge, low memory etc... because they are looking, aiming at 3G, 5MP cam, 8GB phone. Likewise, for someone who have only say 50 to 100 bucks to spare for example, V3x is luxury to them. My principle, listen to comments, (you need to analyse whether they are bias or not) decide what budget you can spare, within the range, what features are you looking for, then spend wisely. For your info, I've used Z3 with 40MB memory and 1GB card, I was happy with the phone, wanted V8 with Crystal Talk later so I increased my budget & bought it even though it does not support memory card, I was happier. It's ultimately what we want, not what other people want.... listen to your own instincts and in the end, you'll be the happiest person, (not your friends) and that's the most important thing!
Personally I don't believe with 22 messages in the phone could use up all the memory space. If I can still remember, I have easily 60 to 80 text messages in my previous Z3 (40 MB) and I still have quite good space to spare. Other factors like themes, wallpapers, MMS, pictures, videos could use up big amount of memory size so maybe the 22 messages were probably the last of whatever memory that's left in the phone after all the above. Take a glimpse on his/her phone, you'll probably see a beautiful picture used as wallpaper, so how many more in there, no one knows for sure.
On the 20% usage on a 512MB card issue, I don't believe it'll show "message full" as messages are usually stored in phone. If you're referring to pop up message saying full, I believe it is then something not right with it's internal electronic processing accuracy or something wrong with the card itself. (Have you used the card inserted into a PC before?) An infected card can also give such problem eventhough your phone won't be infected as it's running on different OS platform. I'm not a technically sound guy but if I were to face the same problem with memory, can't save contacts or can't perform what it's supposed to, the first thing I'll do is to send it back to the authorised service centre (if it's still under warranty) instead of listening to another person's comment that the phone's on low memory - totally not acceptable. We spent our hard earned money on products that should be functional, not on excuses. For your info again, I bought an E8 for about 2 months now, noticed the reception signal not as stable as my previous V8 (a bar or two differences and fluctuates), recently brought it back to Motorola Service Centre, they replaced the whole motherboard for me. (I was lucky I guess). For about 10 days now, I found the signal's stable and strong, similiar to my previous V8. My practical encounter here shows just how important warranty claim is to us all. Buy new from authorised local importer and make sure you make full use of your warranty within the year - should you need it. Don't compromise because if not, after that one full year, you'll be on your own and I'm pretty sure you'll curse & swear that this will be the last you'll ever purchase from the same brand again. Not the phone's problem but ours.
From the above, I'm not able to answer exactly to some of your questions here but I would categorize them under human errors instead of technical problems, because majority of us are not technically bound. To sum it up, since most of us are not technical geniuses, that's why we "pay" for their technical researches & finished products, so if there are problems arise, they (the manufacturer) better be prepared to solve them for us. I hope the above provides a different perspective in the way we look at problems.
Hope the above helps.
Stuart, 18 Oct 2008It's the same for my V8 too so it could be typo error. It's confirmed, call records only 20. Thank you Stuart! Thank you EMS06 for telling the secret code of Motorola phone!
Stuart, I would like to ask you again. I have ever read opninions about Motorola RAZR V3x. I give situation below.
Situation 1: I asked someone via email about Motorola RAZR V3x. He said,: "Don't use V3x! It's outdated, huge, and bulky. Thus, the lack of internal memory." That I know, I see in the motorola website, it says Motorola RAZR V3x has 64MB internal memory. Is this memory doesn't enough for save SMS until, say 80 SMS (not in the SIM card)? What do you think Stuart?
Situation 2: One people says he/she can save only 22 messages only in his/her phone through the message memory show full. Other people says the message memory is according to SIM card. That I know if we would like to save message, say SMS. The SMS will be saved in SIM card. But, if we don't save it, just let it in the inbox, will the message memory full? (say, the we let Motorola RAZR V3x still has 45MB internal memory)
Sitution 3: I would like to show you this conversation.
Mr. X : Recently I bought V3x, but I have problem with it....
My mobile always show message full, but there is no SMS in my phone. I can not store contacts in set. It says phone memory full. I reset the phone from set but it don't work. I can do nothing within my phone memory. What would I do?
Mr. Y (Reply to Mr. X) : it indicates that u have a low memory.
If we have 512MB microSD, we just consume 20% of 512MB microSD in Motorola RAZR V3x, will the message memory full? I hope you can explain about these!
Thank you very much, Stuart!
kojoseph, 18 Oct 2008hi!everyone,i just used v8 about a week now and i am wondering that call records are only stor... moreIt's the same for my V8 too so it could be typo error. It's confirmed, call records only 20.
hi!everyone,i just used v8 about a week now and i am wondering that call records are only stored to 20.I read on the specification that 30 dialed,30 received and 30 missed.So,i wonder is there anything that i am missing?pls,anyone help me.thanks to all gsmarena fans.
Hello, i have one from most V8s, i have flash it with rasptins LinuxMOD5a, now i can made photos with closed phone, i can read and answear with touch sensors on the front i like this fone so much...you can change everithing from FONT, to logos, change menu items, rename or change icons in my menu, so i like it..fucked nokia. Motorola is phone for technicians! not for analphabets because it is something like toy for adult technician, if you don´t know what you want, than buy Nokia, if you know what you want, buy motorola and edit seem´s, do what you can.
mina, 18 Oct 2008i can't download pictures frm my v8 2 my computer. how? pls help..tnx in advnce. :)mina,
Did you install the Motorola Phone Tools CD into your computer? It comes inside the box, very useful tool to transfer pictures, songs, synchronize your contact (if you have lots of them with your Microsoft Outlook) and back up & restore purposes. If you just plug in the USB cable between your V8 and your computer, you won't be able to transfer pictures into your phone. Install the MPT CD, you'll find it useful. One more useful tip, with MPT installed, you can also access to internet on your PC or notebook using the V8 as a portable EDGE modem, speed is slower than 3G but better than conventional 56K dialup but becareful with your bill!
Check out with your network provider on the charges before connecting.
josiah, 17 Oct 2008Stuart!!
pls help me..
i've confused to buy a cellphone.
i love V8 design,
but i love e51i... moreWow josiah, that's a great combination! Unfortunately there's not a single phone that could provide all of that in one phone right now.
The V8's using Linux, E51 with Symbian and O2 with Windows Mobile Operating System so they are all from different platforms and having owned all 3 types myself before, I would still say it depends on what you really want in the end.
*Bear in mind the info below are strictly based on my personal opinion*
What about V8:
The Linux is user friendly, you can operate it without having to refer to the manual much. It's fast, smooth, graphic's nice & sharp. I really liked the signal reception part, stable & strong, sound quality - thumbs up, fantastic. The phone size fits me just nice but not for my wife, keypad's easy to press. Since no phone's perfect, V8 lacked the flash, memory card and 3G (do you need it?) but if you can get the latest 2GB version (not the luxury version) instead of the 512MB, it'll definitely be better. For such a slim phone, battery life is a little compromise due to slim battery size (unless you use the high capacity battery) and I was a heavy phone user with my bluetooth headset connected from morning till night so I'm used to charge my V8 at least 2 times a day. If bluetooth is not turned on like in my case, I'm sure it should last you more than a day or maybe two. Overall, if you want a phone for its clarity with background noise reduction (not cancellation) capability, you'll appreciate the V8. I've tested it over and over again and I'm still impressed with the Crystal Talk technology especially when you're at a very noisy place, the other party will prefer to talk to you more instead of other phone models. Build quality is really good with metal finish, would say among the best here.
What about Nokia:
User friendly, really friendly Symbian OS, easy to use. Like you say the features, they usually come with more. But bear in mind more features like Wifi, 3G, bluetooth, high resolution graphics and the demand for thin design all compromise on battery life. (Just read on their latest E66's user opinion and you'll know what I mean). Looking for a specific contact is easy for phone but not their communicator, a bit slow. Build quality is OK for phone but their communicator has excellent built like E90, signal is good too. But if you're looking at E51, the build quality would lose to V8. Design, E51 bar design & V8's clamshell. If single hand operation is important to you, bar would be better. If 3G feature is what you're looking for in a mobile phone, then E51 should be your choice (radio, 3G).
What about O2: (I assume you're referring to PDA phone)
Screen size is the biggest among your choice - 2.8 inches. Depending on models, some with 65K or 262K TFT so they are great for watching short video clips or even movies. I've a PDA phone myself with 65K TFT, in it, I've got a full movie converted (takes about close to 300MB under high resolution) and the result is good. Pda phone running on Windows Mobile OS is excellent, I like the functionality, the storage, the usefulness and the impact it has on my life. I use the Wifi a lot but not the 3G. It's like having a secretary with you 24/7, without the headache of pay raise or bonuses and never have to hear her grumbles. Some people say it'll hang once in awhile (not often), it's normal, no worries, you won't lose a single data. It's a little bulkier than normal phones but the latest models like HTC Diamond is really sleek, like a normal bar phone size with high specs. One thing for sure, PDA phones in general does not have good signal reception as compared to normal phone. (I noticed this since 2001, owned & changed many Pda phones models up till now and all of their signals were not as stable as normal dedicated phone. For usability, if you are a first timer, you'll need time to adjust to its functions, operating menus and hand writing style. Features wise, this will win hands down but it's not fair to compare PDA phone with another mobile phone.
So like I said earlier, you'll need to decide which one is for you. If it's for work, PDA phone will be a good choice. If you want a phone for what it's originally designed for - excellent voice call, stable reception, good design, I'll recommend V8. In between this two, you'll have E51. Your decision josiah.
i can't download pictures frm my v8 2 my computer. how? pls help..tnx in advnce. :)
pls help me..
i've confused to buy a cellphone.
i love V8 design,
but i love e51i fitures,
i'm interest with O2 graphite..
what should i do?
which is better or the best????
pls help me!!
Phone Freak, 15 Oct 2008Too bad the material Motorola uses in its phones cant help with how Sh**ty there phones are.awesome build material, amazing call quality!! new v8s come with a thicker battery... outstanding battery life..fantastic sound... feels great!!! full metal body! stylish n elegant!! far better than creaky Ericssons and blurred displayed nokias!
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008the way motorola uses the material on their phone is outstanding no plastic like samsung and n... moreToo bad the material Motorola uses in its phones cant help with how Sh**ty there phones are.
mina, 14 Oct 2008bought this unit last sunday..i like it but d battery has a short life..i dn't make phone call... moreMina,
Did you charge your V8's battery for more than 10 hours the first time? If you did, it should last you more than 1 day at least (assuming bluetooth not turn on at all time) If you just charged the battery until it's full say about 2 - 3 hours the first time, then it won't give you a satisfactory talktime or standby duration. Tried to use it till low battery or if possible, completely drained off then charge it again for say 10 to 12 hours again and monitor it from then on.
This is my opinion, "Bluetoothing" Applications to another phone in general won't work, we are not talking about songs since many songs sent via bluetooth these days are MP3 format and almost all phones support this format. Worse still, if you're sending applications meant for Linux to Symbian, Windows Mobile, etc.. that's a guarantee they won't work since their operating platforms are different. If you discover that it works under certain situation, please let us all know.
bought this unit last sunday..i like it but d battery has a short life..i dn't make phone calls & hear music but d bttery lasts 4 jst abt 10hrs..why is that? other than that it's ok.
I would like to ask you again.
Can Motorola RAZR like RAZR V3i, Maxx V6, V8, and V9 send application via bluetooth to another phone that has bluetooth?
Example: Your Motorola V8 has an application and the appilication is Pocket Dictionary English. Your friend, he uses Sony Ericsson Z610i wants your application. You want to send him the Pocket Dictionary English via bluetooth. Can your Motorola V8 does this?
Thank you Stuart for your suggestion!
the way motorola uses the material on their phone is outstanding no plastic like samsung and nokia do