Maybe it's because I'm in the US, but I've had my V3 for about 2 months now & love it! I've had no problems what so ever. The size/design/everything about it is great. I wanted a cool looking phone to make/receive calls, send texts/pics & have some cool ringtones, this phone does it. If you want a camera with better memory, BUY A CAMERA or if you want to play multiple MP3s, BUY AN MP3 PLAYER. Let's remember people that this is a phone first & everything else second. I guess if you're in the US & want a sleek, cool phone, the V3 is the way to go! Outside the US, who knows, I'm sure no matter what phone you buy someone somewhere will have bad things to say about it.
This phone SUCKS and with 5.5mb memory what could you put in (1 mp3 ONLY). Who are motorola kiding??? Moto is the worst phone manufacturer on the planet earth. The battery life is very short and after few days, it will need to be re-charged. I had this phone from the start and paid more than 500pounds. After 1 week I gave it away for free and bought a Samsung D500 which is much better. Now I upgraded to Nokia N90 which rocks. It has all the features that one could possibly imagine. Symbian, 2MP camera, big and clear display, card-slot etc.... etc....
Hope you people who are trying to buy a phone do not buy a Moto because they are not worthed the money you spend them since they are like factory-seconds.
I hope that also people who have owned a Motorola felt this feeling as well. It does not encourage new costomers to buy phones.
MoTo V3 is the WORST phone ever;
it is VERY BIG,
camera is very cheap,
very, very, very, few memory space,
the keypad is ugly and non-user friendly,
the sound quality is not as good as Samsung,
the image quality is inferior to Nokia.
I think that I have said enough.
Hope you realise this before you do your biggest mistake and after few days regret it.
All I can say is that this phone is selling purely on its looks. Great, a clamshell that is thinner than most candy bar phones. But I paid over $800 for a phone that had some of the worst features to date: A VGA camera, only 5.5mb of internal memory that isn't expandable, horrible battery life, inconvenient phone book and the typical Motorola interface. When a phone such as the K500i came out, all the reviewers were bagging it for its 12mb of internal memory. Well here's a reality check. That's over twice the amount of memory in the V3. It also has a camera with video recording, a better interace, better battery, and is about $500 cheaper. All I can say is that buying this phone was one of the worst decisions I have ever made.
Just brought this phone on ebay for $300.After reading comments I am now concerned.I have a seT630, and am happy with the ph however like the look of V3.I only really need ph to send & rec call & sms, so can i get feedback on this basis. All I see is negative feedback, however has motorola addressed any of the issues with recently manufactured phones? Thanks.
Hi all, I bought this mob for my girlfriend, but after I showed her DOOM running on my 6600 she wanted something similar for her phone, could you help me out?
Thanks for the time.
To get video, you need to mod your phone. Please go to www.motomodders.net to find out more.
There's no difference between the two besides color. I contacted Motorola about the video function & it all depends on the carrier you have. Buy it through T-mobile & you can record video, buy it with Cingular & you can't. Hope that helps you out.
Hi! i was wondering wat d dirr. of silver V3 n black V3 beside d colour? ppl say black V3 got cam-reocrder function, n silver V3 don't, is it?? thanks 4 ur inform!!
u can get about 10mb of space. by upgrading the software, and deleting unwanted ring tones and pics etc, as well some of the default java apps u get; u can increase memory. i got aroun 9535 kb on mine. and the best part is u can do all this for free.
please someone help me.. i dont know how to take video footage with my v3.. all my friends have video cam on their home screen but i have no idea where the hell it is!! please i going crazy.. need instant reply xx
I have a motorola v3 black and its great and the speaker is loud enough to hear perfectly
PEACE OUT MY FRIENDS
I've also seen the all white screen a couple of times,specially when it's running out of battery,although this is quite disturbing in a NEW mobile this expensive,the real problem about my V3 is that the reception is awful.And by awful I mean people hardly hear me,and most of the times it hangs up!I don't know if anyone has had the same problem but I find it quite distressing,since I'm one of those who doesnt care about low memory or low quality pictures:I just want to make/receive regular calls!!This only happens usually in my house,but I didn't have any problems before with my old mobile so I know is not the net.Also the "stupid" manual does not let me know if I did/activated something wrong,so Im totally helpless.
I can't take it back to the store since I bought it some time ago,and also I think they'll say its due to net problems,and I cant use my phone just to make calls normally,I have to keep walking around the house like an idiot and redial whenever it hangs up,so I would really appreciatte any help from anyone who's had the same problem.
patrick, i know how you feel, i dropped my first silver v3 from 3 foot, and the hinge snapped through the circuit board and i ended up with the phone in two pieces!
i feel i have to answer to all these people giving the V3 a kicking. you are missing the point of this phone by moaning about what functions it DOESNT have.(i used to be the same).
people buy this phone for the DESIGN QUALITY-pure and simple. just the same reason why the APPLE I-POD is so popular,and yet a lot of its rival Mp3 players are far superior ...the quality of the design in breathtaking..it looks like nothing else on the market, is still futuristic looking even a year after going on sale. what more can i say?
i have a SE K750i which is fantastic.(i got it free upgrade) but i have still just been and purchased a black V3...the reason?
the amazing DESIGN of it. so what if the camera is rubbish,and the memory is poor. it lets me send text messages, stores all my numbers and can even take a quick snap shot with the camera.best of all , i can EVEN MAKE AND RECIEVE PHONE CALLS !
wow. i think the fact that my SE 750i does all things better(apart from size and looks) and yet i always want to use my V3 says a lot about how futuristic the V3 really is!
long live the V3, a future design classic, right up there with the apple i-pod !!!!
I keep getting a high pitched sound when I put the handset to my ear. It goes away when I dial someone, but remains when when someone calls me. It makes the sound constantly when not in use. Has anyone else had/heard these annoying sound. I am about to return the phone. Scott.
looks great. bit low on memory (5.4 mb(someone has put it has 10mb, ill believe that when i see it))
i had a nokia 6600 then a k700i now this.
the k700 had 7 times the amount of memory and more features than this. BUT the v3 looks great (in black anyway) all i want from a phone now is bluetooth good looks and mp3 tones. admittedly when i first go it the bluetooth was ropey. it would send but wouldnt recieve but after 2 days of having it it started working (touch wood).
all in all a good phone if you want looks and mp3 s.
First one kept going up and down the ring tones all by itself; inside 30 days and TigerDirstc took care of me. 2nd one i dropped less than 3 ft and the hing on the flip screen broke-F#$@! My fault, but jeez I once dropped my Nokia under a semi and it still worked. Fine, I called up Cingular and they want $225 for a exchange phone(!!!) Shoot, right now you can get 2 of the things w/ Bluetooth headsets for free if you signing up---whatever! Motorola wasn't helpful at all either...guess I get a cheap GSM phone and use the razor as a paperweight.
All i have to say about this phone is that the design is cool slim and sexy. This phone would probably rock the world if it had the features if a nokia 7610 or k750 but i dont get it why only 5.5 mb memory u cant use any of its features.
its not that bad and u can have video on it, and get up to 10 mb of free space.
Marko, I totally agree with you. Everytime I check out this site someone else is complaining about either the video or the mp3. This phone does everything I need it to do, makes/receives calls, send texts/pics, & looks awesome, that's why I bought it. When I want to take really nice pictures, I use my CAMERA & if I want to listen to music I use my MP3 PLAYER
if you are stupid the phone makes for our everyday life!!! how about if you just have a phone that just have a sms calls and you need mp3, video cam, camera, and some printing equipments for the picture!!! try it if your going to your office or school do you want to bring it all??? of course you be having a very big bag if your going to school and your bag is full of gadget i think you will be embarassed not because you bring those gadgets because of your boastfulness because you will them "i have this...i have this one...i have it like yours" that why we our modern!!!so if your not ride on to our new world or a new technology you better out in this world i think you are in 70' so watch your mouth!!!