Ive realised that the guys here are very hard to please after reading the opinions on both the V3 and the sony ericsson s700i. After some time with both these mobiles I find them both easy to use as well as fully functional and handy to have. The screen on the V3 has never broke on me and I have to say I find both these phones excellent!
With reference to the comments earlier that "you should stick to Nokia if you don't know how to use technology" It is not a question of not knowing how to use the V3, it is the fact that the V3 doesn't do what you want it to do. The phone book in particular is very poorly designed. Only being able to search by the first letter of a name is rediculous, particularly when like me you have 200+ names stored. Also the voice-recognition is useless and constantly does not recognise names or dials the wrong number. Before you think that might be my fault, I previously used a Nokia 6260 and had virtualy no problems with that. The front screen is prone to breakage (mine has broken and the phone has not been dropped - Carphone warehouse also told me breakage is common on the V3)and costs £75 to repair... Motorola customer services are not interested... They do not admit to the design being fragile... They sent the phonme back un-repaired and told me to take it to the Carphone Warehouse and pay to get it fixed.. Incidently, the phone does not have a mark on it and is visually in "as new" condition, so how did the screen break?.. Beats me!
There is no doubt this phone is designed to look great, and it does. If you Love this phone then you don't have any friends )as you obviously don't need to recall many numbers!) or you just want to dial out and receive calls on a flashy looking phone. This is a good LOOKING phone NOT a GOOD phone. My rating? 2/10
does anyone know if you can sync the v3 to a pc, say if you type something on the pc, it will come up on the computer
This phone has got the look only......nothing else.
I talk a lot with my mobile phone. I found that after holding my V3 and talk for more than 10-15 minutes, my fingers and my fore arm start to get tired......this is problem with thin and wide phone! ( I have regular size hand ).
Another problem is the ear piece speaker volume too quite in more noisy enviroment!
I also notice the V3 gives me headache after talking with it for a longer period! ( Dangerous to the human brain and body parts!!!!!!!!!!! )
Wish I have the dosh to trde in for a better phone......
did anyone see the blzr black version ? it is awesome. it was only being given out to the celebrities at the oscar awards but now it is being given to the public. i know where to get it for a decent amount of anyone is looking for it.
I work for Cingular and I have to say, out of all the phones we currently have, the V3 is the best! Although I just won the new ericsson S710a in a contest...I haven't got the chance to play around w/ it much, but it has a 1.3 megapixel camera and overall is very cool, it may top the V3!
any idiot can work a Nokia ..that is so true.. but a smart wan will not get this fone ..this is wat the users feedbacks =P
Plug it into your computer. This baby charges through the mini USB cable.
UStonics (ripoffs!) sold me a used phone with a crack screen. I wanted a new V3 and they pretty much they blame me for a damaged item they shipped. They also charged 40% restocking fee after all the arguing. Pretty much they work out of a garage and steal people's money by selling used, refurbished phones as new. Going to complain to BBB and get my money back. I got this phone again from another company called welectronics.com and wonderful. I just have a problem with some of the features but overall a nice phone, but not worth so much money.
look... i still don;t know how to make a video with this phone...where is the option??
I am Spanish, living in Madrid, and I've just bought this phone as an upgrade to my other Motorola. I like it very much, V3 really is a very classy phone.
Nevertheless I have seen that messages inbox is displayed by name but the outbox is displayed by message. Can anyone tell me how to have it displayed by name?
I bought this phone on an emotional impulse because of it's sleek stylish design.
What a mistake.
Number one:to answer this phone with one hand requires hands of King Kong.
Two:It is virtually imposible to read the screen if opened on a clear sunny day forcing you to retreat indoors to find cover of darkness.
Three: When locating a phone number only the first letter only has search capacity i.e. do not make friends with people called
Cyril or Dylan.
Three if you keep it in your pocket on a hot day it forms for it's own condensation leading to "liquid damage" not covered by warranty.
O' yes Motorola caps it all by changing the charger pin to a slieve type configuration ensuring another annoyin glitch to test your patience.
In short it has designed a phenominally good looking phone that appeals to hip looking dudes who never have to use a phone as a working tool.I will fix and sell as soon as returned and buy a decent model from anyone but Motorola.
Why does Motorola make it so difficult to use the speaker phone when there is a incoming call? First i have to pick it up by flip open the phone, then if i want to use the speaker phone, I then have to select the "speaker" option. Isn't there is a easy way to use it. Such as, view a caller ID through the external LCD and press of the the button to talk. Anyone have any idea why Moto make us go through many steps in order to use the speaker phone.
my battery is compleately drained, and i dont have a wall charger, what do i do?! help! pleaseeeee
Hi just got the V3 yesterday afternoon and I adore it! I cant believe that people have come on here and said how hard it is to work, it's dead easy!!! There is nothing wong with the phone at all, I love the fact that its so slim and all the funstions are great including the camera. This is my 3rd motorola and I think that they are great phones. If you are unsure about geting it when you are in your mobile/cell phone shop then get the sales assistant to show you a demo copy that way you can get a feel for the phone. If you know nothing about phones or arent good with technology then maybe you should stick with Nokia, you know what they say Nokia, any idiot can work a Nokia. But if you wnat something different give the motorola V3 a try.. I did....
I have a V3. Like most I was tempted by its good looks. No that I have it, I have a few warnings to share with you. First of all, the front screen is not sufficiently protected and the LCD screen is prone to breakage. I have owned about 20 phones over 12 years and I have never broken one, but the V3 screen cracked within 3 weeks. The phone was not dropped or abused.. it is just FRAGILE. I returned it to Motorola, buy they will not repair it under warranty and I will have to pay £75 to get it fixed. Despite being told by the Carphone Warehouse that this is a common complaint, Motorola deny this and do not accept any responsibility and claim the phone "meets THEIR standards"!
Furthermore, the battery life is exagerated and is nowhere near what they claim. The operational side of the V3 is badly designed.. too many bad functions to mention them all, but a few are: You can not send business cards. You can not extract phone numbers from text messages to save them. When you load phone numbers from sim to phone, all the numbers appear twice as you can not tell the phone just to read the sim or the phone, it reads BOTH! .. Then you can not delete the numbers in the sim in one go - you have to do it individually. When recalling numbers from the phone book, you can only search for the first letter of the name, so if you are trying to find "Michelle" for example, it will go to "M" but you will have to scroll through ALL the M's (Max, Malcolm, Mandy, Mervin, McDonalds, .. til you eventually get to MIchelle.. you can not type in "MI" as it will go to "I"... Sorry , but apart from looks and feel, this phone has NOTHING going for it and I intend to sell mine once it is fixed.
has any one else had any problems with dirt/dust getting into the led screen,
hardly visible when the screen is on but on stanby the thing looks awful.
the v3 is so over priced, i had the v300 then got the v3 because of the design the only thing that is different between the two is the design! now im stuck with the the thing!my advice dont buy it!its not worth the price!
i always get loaddsa requests for this phone and i personally hate it...its functionality is rubbish and its too overpriced samsung d500 all the way
I have recently purchased the Motorola V3,...not the phone i thought it would be but i've got it now so thats that! Am having major problems setting up MMS,......my network provider 02 have sent me settings - no use. Have followed the settings given on the Hellomoto webpage,.....but my phone keeps on displaying 'MMS messages exceeded limit',.......and so i cannot get any further with it. Have done a major reset but still got this problem,.....any ideas please?