mina, 22 Sep 2008which is worth buying,v8 or n73? someone pls help?..tnx in advnce. (:I have to be frank, in V8's forum, you'll most likely get the V8's vote and Nokia's forum their support.
Depending on what you (yourself) want, you'll eventually need to decide. Personally I guess you probably wanted V8's design with N73's specs (just guessing). Really, if your priorities in choosing a phone are its solid built, good voice quality, fashionable design then I feel V8's for you. N73 is better in camera dept and comes with 3G - if that's what you are looking for.
(bear in mind 3G requires subscription so if you need & really uses it, go for it, as for me, I don't need 3G)
It is not an easy decision, just make sure you choose what you really want and IMPORTANTLY, don't regret about it later because whatever's done, it's done. It's a decision made. Good luck.
i bought it and I loved it.The greatest phone ever ever Crystal display and cold metal feeling !!!!!
Knight, 21 Sep 2008Help ???????????
how can its battery timing be improved it hardly works for a day and i had t... moreThere are a few ways to have your V8 stayed "on" with improved or reserved power:
1) Assuming you bought the V8 brand new, did you charge your battery for 8 hours or more the first time? (If not, look at No.2)
2) Try to completely draining off the battery power and charge the battery again for 8 to 10 hours. (For complete draining, I've used a 4.2Volts bulb - torch light bulb connected to a wire then place the bulb end on + and the wire to -, let the bulb lightens up until there's no more power left in your battery). If you let the V8 turn off by itself due to low battery, keep in mind that there's usually some power left inside so it's not completely drained off.
3) The 740Mah BX40 battery is not considered a high capacity battery, you could buy the BX81 which comes with 1380Mah and don't forget the new battery cover that's slightly thicker than the original.
4) If all the above didn't work to your preference, try putting a car charger that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter outlet and charge your V8 for 20mins or 30mins, really helps in extending the usage.
5) If you don't use a lot on the bluetooth feature, turn it off - it'll save precious amount of battery power.
6) Another choice is to buy the P790 portable charger, this charger could help to re-charge your V8 for roughly 2 full cycles without having to look for power outlets, you can even charge your phone while walking.
I have the car charger and the P790 portable charger with me so I have never encountered low battery on my V8 right up until I sold it recently.
Hope the above helps.
how can its battery timing be improved it hardly works for a day and i had to recharge it.
blackhawk999, 21 Sep 2008Hi all,
I bought my V8 2gb version 4 on last monday 15th sep. i loaded few songs and videos a... moreI can't tell exactly your problem as I've not faced it myself since mine's 512MB version. Just for sharing my opinion purpose, maybe you could go to your local authorised Motorola Service Centre to check if your software version is the latest. If not, get it updated, usually at no cost so hopefully your V8's purchased from your local authorised agent. I remembered my previous V8 has no lagging problem at all until the day I sold it recently.
My current phone is ROKR E8, also comes with 2GB built in, running on Linux too and with audios, pictures & some songs loaded in, I still have about 1.6GB in it and the performance is also alright.
So get it checked out by your local centre, hopefully your V8 will improve after that. Before sending it in, make sure your datas are backed up in your Motorola Phone Tool and copy all your videos, songs and so on into another folder in your PC because the back up is only applicable to your Contacts, Calendar and task items. For other items, they won't be backed up in MPT.
Hope this helps.
I bought my V8 2gb version 4 on last monday 15th sep. i loaded few songs and videos and now my memory is like 1.2gb full. Now my V8 has slow response time like 3-5 secs..
I bought this phone b'cuz they said its very fast and thing
i previously owned SE K810i which compared to V8 with 2gb content the SE didnt slow downed...is there any firmware upgrade required???
Also pls suggest me some good sites for themes and software apps... TIA :)
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2008u poor man. There is an option caled "time auto update". Find it ! and Use it ! setting >... moreExactly what makes you think I'm not using it? The clock is losing minutes with the auto update turned on.
EMS06, 18 Sep 2008I just want to confirm what HK pointed out a few pages back, ie, the clock of the V8 loses min... moreu poor man. There is an option caled "time auto update". Find it ! and Use it !
setting > phone settings > time&date >Auto Update Time
I just want to confirm what HK pointed out a few pages back, ie, the clock of the V8 loses minutes over a period of time. I'm experiencing this and it is irritating and frustrating.
Mark, 17 Sep 2008Stuart, An excellent piece of advise. Which is why I am now leaning more towards a V3i or V8 a... moreThank you for agreeing with my comments.
The V3i was a good phone, still remembers its elegance perception and high price back in those days when it first came out. It was Motorola's ultimate signature.
As for now, the V3i's specs are consider norm or low but I'm still seeing quite a number of people using it. It's still available for sale (brand new) in my country and the price is about the range of a used V8.
Talking about used V8, there's something I did not mention at all in my past comments - my previous V8 was actually a used unit, 5 months old when I bought it at half the brand new price. Since it was still under warranty, I made couple of warranty claims and upgraded the software for free - all done at the local authorised Motorola's Service Centre. With all done up, the V8 served me very well until recently I sold it to a close friend. He knew it was a used unit but that phone was in immaculate condition, not a single scratch, fantastic voice quality, gave him 2 batteries, basically everything in the box intact. He likes the way I took care of the V8 and we frequently talk over the phone so he knew the performance of the phone too. This is one way of getting a bargain buy on the phone you like. Just make sure the used unit was imported by your local authorised distributor with proofs like receipt, hologram or so on.
Depending on your budget, or if budget is not a problem for you, between V8 & V3i, I'll recommend V8 for sure. No memory card but comes with 512MB (or lately came with 2GB), 500Mhz processor, Linux OS, Crystal Talk, better music quality & bluetooth version 2.
Hope this helps.
Stuart, 21 Aug 2008Just to share my opinion on 3G since there are many comments on V8's lack of this feature caus... moreStuart, An excellent piece of advise. Which is why I am now leaning more towards a V3i or V8 as my next purchase; I shouldn't have to pay for technology I won't be using at all.
You have given me a clear and concise look into the V8, so much so I know the good and the bad in this phone; I am now an informed purchaser. What is your opinion on a V3i?
so if i received a text message and it's not in english language, the talk phone feature can't read it?
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2008can the "talk phone" feature speak other language beside english?Unfortunately, the talking phone is in English only.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970The V9 and the V6 maxx are rather identical. I'd pick the V9 over the former, it is DEFINITELY BETTER in terms of quality materials used and design- which I must admit is subjective. Good luck!
Spot on there mate! Let a customer make the decision and not you. Rather put at least three different handsets to widen the scope for him or her. Good luck Michelle!
hi guys! which do you think is a better choice? razr2 v8 or v6 maxx?
Michelle, 15 Sep 2008I am doing an upgrade for one of my clients to a motorola RAZR2 8 and are not to sure to do it... moreMichelle, I must say my comments below are solely my personal opinion & suggestion. You don't need to accept them if you feel they are inaccurate.
If your client insist on Motorola, why not give him what he wants? It is much more safe for you instead of recommending something your client is not familiar with. Should anything goes wrong, your client might put the blame on you first - human nature. Maybe your client has used Motorola before or maybe he's heard from a close friend that Motorola is good, we won't know. There are other factors to consider too:
1.Does your client like flip phone, slide design or candybar design?
2.Is 3G important to them?
3.Is battery life important to them?
If you have more information, I believe you can narrow down to the type of phone your client like. Come back with more info if you can, I'll definitely try to help.