i would like to purchase this phone please can someone advice me on whether its a good phone?
Did you purchase the Jabra bluetooth headset recently? Except for the current batch of bluetooth headsets from Motorola (that I know) that have "Quick Connect" feature, majority of the other bluetooth brands require a standard pairing procedure. I met a friend from Texas having problem pairing her Samsung WEP-210 with her Motorola V3i phone and the phone shop assistant told her to just turn on the bluetooth headset & its done. Funny how people sell products these days.
For normal pairing procedure, Press the "on" button of your bluetooth unit, most brands require a longer press (holding the on button for 4 - 8 seconds, depending on brands) until you see a blue & red color blinks alternatively, then proceed to your V8, open Settings menu, open Connections, open Bluetooth, press Option and press Search for Device. The Jabra should show up in the list of bluetooth devices found after maybe 10 seconds or less. Click on Jabra and follow the instruction on your screen to complete the pairing. Password as usual is "0000".
Those with "Quick Connect" feature, pairing or connecting is real quick. I've not used Jabra before, try looking into your manual to get the buttons right as some bluetooth headsets require pressing two different buttons to put them in discoverable mode by your phone, example - pressing "on" button together with volume button, maybe - or +.
So Raj, I would appreciate if you could put up your feedback on the Jabra bluetooth headset's performance once you've successfully paired them up for everyone's benefit and info. We all could make good use of your experience and information for future purchase purpose on this particular brand or model. I personally shortlisted Jabra BT8040 & Motorola H12 and purchased the H12 finally. There are lots of reviews on bluetooth headsets and sometimes its kind of difficult to make a good decision as the reviews contained both good & bad. It's good to have feedback from actual users like you.
Good luck & hope this could help.
Ok some updates on my Motorola v8 luxury: As I have stated previously I purchased the phone in February and within a few months began experiencing keyboard function problems. As my phone was meant for the UK market, Motorola USA would obviously not honor the warranty. I called a few Motorola authorized repair centers and would up using the $19.95 per issue live problem resolution service from fixya.com. Despite the tech being in India he seemed to know the phone inside and out. When all is said and done, I shut the phone down, removed the battery and with my fingers I pressed the exterior of the keypad extremely hard than started pressing the areas between the keys very hard. After that I began to press the keys themselves with firm pressure. I put the battery back in and low and behold the keypad functions perfectly! This was over a week ago, and I have had no problems since. I can actually dial and text accurately now. And they keys do not stick nor do they not register. Everything works perfectly.
Anonymous, 11 Jun 2008Hello Ken! I am not sure if your phone can support Chinese but you can try flashing your phone... morePlz can you tell me the full name of the battery that is strong enough to let this mobile live more than 16 hours.......
my jabra bluetooth head set dosent get connected to the phone....pls help
how many msg it can store? what is the sound & camera quality of razr2 v8? how is its battery? pls someone reply..thanks in advance.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970The V8 is a fashion/style phone so its more on looks than anything else. If you start comparing it to the W910 it loses on almost all fronts except the build quality and maybe the crystal clear technology.
Let's see, the W910 has a radio, memory slot for extra memory (of course the V9 has this), a larger and more crisp screen, HSDPA (V9) and if you care about this, a walkman interface.
Honestly the strong points of the V8 are the slim form factor coupled with its excellent build quality and maybe the crystal clear technology- though I must say after testing it with Nokia and Sony Ericsson mobiles the difference is negligible, hence I say maybe.
Personally I love the V8 for its build quality that you don't easily get from other manufacturers and the thinness of course.
after having the RAZR2 V8 for 3 months the phone is very likeable, takes some use to getting use to the navigation and things, i have had to send the phone in for repair because some of the keys were hard to press and other keys when you hit them, were double tapping, other than that it is a solid well made phone and is crystal clear in the speaker department., i have heard of other users of this phone having trouble with the key pad, so i hope motorola gets this issue lined out. they do stand behind their products.
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Very nice phone with largest external screen(very high resolution too) and let you do lot of things with clip closed,for a everage user,the phone will last asleast 5days standby and around 4hrs of talk time,it's really resonable battery life,for me,I always charge it overnight to make sure that I've enough coverage use for the next day,someone says that will kill the battery but remember we can always buy another one(I'm quite happy if the battery last around 12months).Someone up there is right,if you're a heavy user,why not put the phone on charger before going to bed then you wont have any problem the next day(remember connect the phone with BT will drain the battery much faster)or get a car charger.The only minor thing that I'd like tobe included in V8 is memory card lot(like the V9)then it'll be perfect./.
Take a look at this website - http://www.mobileheart.com/cell-phone-reviews/motorola-12/motorola-RAZR2-V8-1298.aspx. You should be able to find the themes & games you are looking for. I've downloaded some wallpapers from this website too.
Hello Ken! I am not sure if your phone can support Chinese but you can try flashing your phone with language packs. you can find them in some of the Motorola modding websites. All the best!
For the battery part... the new RAzr2 V8s come with a thick battery having amazing battery back up!! I use it heavily and it lasts for two long days!
The battery complaints are more than justifiable since Motorola's 8 hour claim has never materialized. I am lucky to get just over two hours of talk time.
v8 owners out there. can any1 help me with this ? my phone does not support chinese. is there anyway to do so ?
Hello, I have had the phone for a few days now and am quite happy with it. However, the battery life seems to be really bad? The phone battery barely got into the third day, dying in the early morning, with bare minimal use. What happened to that long advertised standby time?
Do any of you have complaints regarding the battery life?
Billy The Kid,
Thanks for your feedback, I'm probably getting about the same talk time too with my bluetooth headset connected, in fact, my bluetooth headset is connected from 8am to about 9pm daily with occasional disconnection off and on for approx. 10 - 15 minutes only each time. Thanks.
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Personally, I'm not disappointed with this phone based on the battery issue at all, as long as I've prepared myself with enough power supply, (from car charger and portable charger) enough to outlast other handphone users. Note that I said handphone "users" and not handphones because majority of the phones these days have talk time (not standby time)that could last from 1 to 2 days in the average, depending on usage. I know some people that would wait until low battery before re-charging, sometimes that could happen anytime... maybe at noon time during a heated conversation with girlfriend, maybe during a meeting but the person is expecting an urgent phone call or at a time you wish you have full battery level because of some unforseen circumstances.
I charge my V8 every night irregardless of battery level so that I know by tomorrow morning right until late afternoon I'll enough supply. If the battery is wasted after 8 months of use... so be it. Buy a new one, do what you need to do with minimum distractions and I believe (my personal opinion) phone battery level should not be in my "distractions" list - it's too small of an issue. I always believe the issue is ourselves, and not the product. If we are well prepared, we'll score most of the time.