I bought the V3 on the understanding that it would sync effectively with Outlook, but it does not. The third party software is clunky and won't handle certain types of appointments, so if sync with outlook is important to you try another phone.
Love the phone, like the features but with all the good comes the bad... Please would someone tell me how many photos the V3 can take.Memory seems small only 5.5 megs. Please help. : )
The Motorola Razar V3 is very slow in processing, No functions in compare to other cellular. A very low memory, screen very big only with slim in size.
I just got the Black RAZR V3, and I'm pretty happy with it, but not thrilled.
Some things to take note of:
1) The keypad seems fickle, like its going to break if pushed too hard or too often.
2) There is a lot of delay, and I've only had this phone two days.
3) Make sure you set the brightness to the max on both the picture setting and the screen setting -- otherwise, screen looks dull.
I am happy with the design and portability of this handset, as well as the basic functions/options available.
Another thing, opt for TMobile in the states. Cingular has abysmal customer service and setup. Thanks.
Oh wait, I forgot:
1) DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN THE SUN. The metal gets so hot you will burn your fingers.
2) The screen rocks. Bright, very high resolution.....
A few pros. A few cons.
1) Battery indicates full charge even when it's not. You'll be at full charge then all of a sudden, BLAM, you are nearly drained.
2) In sunlight, screen is unreadable.
3) Keypad is fragile. Owned this thing for only 45 days and am sending back to Motorola (under warrenty) for keypad repair. DO NOT HAVE ANY LIQUID WHATSOEVER ON YOUR FINGERS WHEN DIALING, not even a bit of sweat.
1) Sleek. Slim. Very forgettable in your pocket.
2) Extremely intuitive -- operated all aspects of the phone without ever using the manual, except one time when I was a little stumped.
3) Very good signal pickup. Never drops, not in elevators, not anywhere. Never had a dropped call, not once.
Got my V3 on contract from Orange as an annual upgrade about a week ago after being a longtime devotee of Nokia. So far no problems and I have to admit it's about the nicest looking phone I've ever owned.
Nevertheless, I'm stunned at the clown who designed the navigation of the phone book! I've only got maybe 100 numbers in it and because you can only search on the first letter it's miserable to use, God help anyone with the maximum 2000 numbers stored! Someone should be fired for this, what kind of focus groups were they using, dummies?It's also shocking to see that's there's no interchangeable storage/memory card implemented on the product... WHAT!!!??? Yes it's true. It therefore represents a technological dead end before it's even sold off the shelf in the store! After all this it still tries to pretend to be a useful Multimedia phone, but by definition it's clearly not.
All in all a nice looking phone, but with 2 glaring ommissions. The "kids" will be frustrated by a lack of storage versatility and ability, the grown up's like me will cry when using it's un-navigable phone book, and the more numbers you store the more painful it gets. It's undoubtedly pretty but the Yanks still need to get some industrial design lessons from the Finns! Oh yeah... And Nokia can do "pretty" too. I'll bet anyone £5 that these features are already implemented on the V3 MarkII somewhere in the bowels of Motorola. That's great, but then that's marketing for you I guess. I reckon the V3 was rushed.
As for people moaning about "Made in China"... Wake up folks, about half of everything in your life is already made by them, even if it's only in the components, that doesn't make the V3 bad, or in the case of "Middle America" ... unpatriotic.
this is a fantastic phone would recommend it to anyone its absolutely brill had loads of phones in the past and always got bored not this one though thats a record for me to keep 1 for this long
an absolutley amazing phone! ive had a lot of phones through my working life and this one betas them all. never any problems, battery life is a little low but features are great, size and shape is great, talk time is great. light sensor on keypad works wonders. 10 out of 10 for this phone
i have a unlocked razr, and i was wondering if there is anyway i can delete some of the sound files and the video file that was in the razr when i got it. there's a lock icon on those files, so is there anyway i can delete these?
i had this phone right after the A768 and i was very dissapointed. it's basically a phone filled with hype. the only good thing abou tthis phone is that it is so slim and light, but feature wise it is garbage. mototrola could have did some thing better with their money by promoting a better phone.slim is in but the razor is not. NOTHING BUT HYPE.
coolest phone i've got so far.
apart from being unable to send via infra-red and deletion of entire entry from sim card, the phone is flawless i guess.
sad to say some people are unlucky to purchase a faulty phone whereby everything goes wrong for them and those how are not used to it's functions.
took me sometime to get use to this phone.
Motorola have a big factory in China. The point is not where the phones are made, it is a matter of quality control!!! For example, a lot of goods sold in Japan are made in China......but they are of top quality......because of the straight QC standard requested by the Japanese!!!
*Everything these days is made in China! So are mobile phones...
I've got V3 for quite some time. It looks fabulous, but inside it's exactly the same as my old V80, nothing new.
All in all - extra cool fone! Try to find the "limited" black edition.
well i just wanted 2 buy v3 but its all made in CHINA i mean isnt there any v3 which is made in usa or any othr country ? i accept Taiwan or thailand too but not china
All that people talk about the V3 is the look......other than that; almost nothing else is good !!!!!
ive had my V3 for a few days now and my initial thought are that Im very impressed, it is probably the coolest looking phone available at the moment. I use it for work and it connects to my PC and my Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Carkit perfectly well. The signal is fine the call clarity is fine and the menu system is as easy to use as my previous Nokia 6260. The V3 doesn't have a massive memory we all know that, but if you want an MP3 player buy an iPod!! all the phones Ive used for MP3s have never has as good quality sound as a dedicated personal music player anyway. The battery life isnt great but again its still comparable with my Nokia giving 2 days use with bluetooth and gprs on all day and night. with regards to the software I found it very easy to set up with the supplied usb cable and also eay to use my response to people slating the phone and software are simple if you cant do it read the manual!!! lets be honest woul Motorola sell these phones with this software if they didnt work together?? Overall its the first Motorola Ive had and I would consider another one.