I have been using the RAZR2 V8 for several months now and have owned the phone in two incarnations. I am currently using the luxury edition having previously used the T-Mobile version. It is a decent phone, but falls short in many categories. I do not think I will be purchasing another Motorola after this. It has been mentioned extensively that the battery is bad, it is. I can't get one day on my battery without having to charge the phone. I do use the internet and messaging features, but I would not say my usage is unusual. The battery should last longer, especially since they claim up to 8 hours. When the phone is opened, it is rather large, and the inside screen is rather small and seems out of place. The fit and finish of the phone is great, but I have gold peeling on several locations. And the phone has never been dropped. It is a shame that they did not take advantage of the external screen or the touch sensitive buttons. All you can really do is pause, play, go forward or back on your song library. You can also view incoming messages and reply with stored replies, which can be cumbersome. The camera is okay. No flash or auto focus. The sound quality is very good with T-Mobile service. But the phone like every other Motorola is very glitchy. Some times the phone shuts off and turns back on when opened to fast, or the screen may go blank or black. Sometimes the bluetooth does not recognize my Motorola H700 and I must reset and rebond. This phone cannot play decent quality video. The music player is adequate but highly compromised.
No Memory Card slot!!! But this has a bigger memory and external display than U300!!
Why would anyone buy a handset that looks very much like a tool used for paddling across the Atlantic? WHY?
The phono is great.Its design is stuning.But the Battery is very very bad.When use the Phone only a lil bit its battery won't last about 7-8 hours.Is there anithing i can do to fix this???
hi ,thinking 2 get razr2v8 ,i want 2 know
how is the sound quality comparing to L7
Bought it last week. Very nice and durable. Dropped it on concrete floor the 2nd day. Kept on working no scratches found. Very solid. Sound quality for phone as well as music is very good. Initially was processing slowly but its fine now. Battery life is not very good but if you are looking for battery life go back to black and white screen mobiles. Good to have.
The battery life of this phone was bound to be bad,i honestly don't understand what Moto were thinking putting a seriously weak 770mAh battery into a phone with a CPU clock speed of 500mhz!! Thats like putting a 50litre petrol tank into a Mercedes SL65 AMG, that will never get you far.
I had one of these for a week (took it back today) and only used for 4 days out of that week, it spent the last 3 days in it's box. The battery in these things is pathetic, it wouldnt even achieve 24 hrs on stand by with battery saver activated. As a historically staunch Nokia user was I pleasantly surprised by the useability and the physical strength of the phone. But what use is a phone that won't even last the day. If Motorola fix the battery issues, I will purchase another one without a second thought.
I was fascinated by this Phone and Brought it one day before Christmas, thinking this phone will atleast last me a for a year in my changing spree, but from the day i started to use i got into major Battery problems like i can use only for abt 50-55mins talktime without using any programs,i gave it to Service centre 2 times no use, wat do i do now, pls any1 help me
Great design, NOTHING MORE. Buggy software, slow menus, camera is not soo good as expected, no 3G, no external memory, weak battery. External touch screen works with player ONLY! Not able to customize user interface, side buttons, can't change soft keys anymore, can't change outer screen (motorola logo looks quite ugly). I've been using Motorola phones for years (V50, V66, T720, T722, V525, V3) and now I'm very dissapointed with V8. I think this is the last Motorola phone I have :(
well. i got mine yesterday! ilove the phone... very much! thank you motorola for the motorola v8! no problem with my unit...
i`we got it in october2007 and i`m very pleased with this phone!it is excelent!never had a problem!