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?
Got it yesterday, looks great but a few problems. Phone won't communicate with PC software supplied and so I'm stuck with the foul ringtones it came with not even sure if the ringtone can be MP3 the menu is so basic.
The feel and design of the phone is lovely but overall very dissapointed sending it back.
I bought this phone as an upgrade to my other motorola, but there r 2 things I would like to know how to do if they can be done, I have search manual but can't find any details... not major probs but irritating all the same.
1. Can anyone tell me how to keep the read recipts set to Yes rather than no, I keep forgetting to tick the yes and have to know when my messages r read? and
2. Messages inbox is displayed by name but the outbox is displayed by message and would be easier for me to have it displayed by name.
This is driving me mad, please help, would be very grateful.
Just got the V3 a couple of hours ago. Just could not resist the temptation getting it as I... and yes i do specify I was attracted to the sleekness and also how thin the phone is. Currently I do have the S700i on hand. In many ways the phone will not beat the S700i but watever it is i am glad i got the V3 because its after all a practical collection. And yes its a mobile phone not a digital camera so for those thinking of adding another "blink blink" mobile, go for it. Its not a bad phone to have. =)
You can only take pictures, not video...
It has enough functions for me, though it could have had more memory. Mp3 and video isn't much use with only 5.5mb. Scrolling through the phonebook is slower than in my t610.
The reason that I bought it is the design. And I like that the screen is protected in my pocket because it's clamshell.
For a fact this phone is outstanding i wish i could afford one!!!!
V3 really IS a very classy phone but the functions are terrible compared with alot of other motorola phones. There is no special reason 2 buy this phone because the only reason it is expensive is because of the material they use to make this phone. Keypads that are made by alloy etc..... The camera is lousy compared 2 Sony Ericsson S700. The design is not bad but the half flip up concept is creative but looks kinda horrible.
ive got a question......
does the V3 take video camera? i noe it got just capture camera, but can it take vidoe footage?
plus i noe it has MPEG4 video playback, but does that mean it ONLY PLAYs BACK video that u have downloaded??? sum1 wit a V3 reply back by posting an opinion plz!!
I'm one of many v3 owners and I'll share some impression with people who don-t know if to get one or not.
Design: Perfect. It was the reason because of which I gave up my Nokia 6600 which, 2 be honest, is much smarter. The slickness, the innovative keyboard and the aluminium are worth all the money.
Menu: in comparison to Nokia it's weak but after one week u'll get used 2 it. The problem I have is when I'm looking 4 a telephone number because u can only search by the first letter. It's hard when u have 500 contacts.
The VGA camera is weak for such a phone and u don't get to record videos (i didn't do it often but it's nice 2 know u can) but who cares when u've got such a showstopper.
4 me it's the perfect phone right now. The design is just great and the bluetooth works much better then Nokia's.
This fone is a very classy looking mobile fone, i was very excited to receive this after i ordered it. However, i am not happy with it now as i have had to send it back twice within a week. I am going to perminantley return it and get a completely different model
I agree. Bang and Olufsen? Excellent taste my friend. Very expensive. Not for everyone though.
The Motorola V3 is an extremely classy phone. Excellent blend of function, style and class. It's not for everyone but then again what is?
If you are happy with big clunky show off items, this phone is not for you. If you like slim-designed well made items then consider the V3 Razr. When the titanium version comes out I'll get it too.
I've had many phones just like a lot of you out there. The Motorola V3 is definitely one that I am really enjoying right now. Very different. Worth every penny.
First of all I'm not a clamshell/flip phone lover at all but I love this phone, it is a good size and weight. Very smooth, sleek and the speaker phone is amazing. Solid design.
The voice activated wireless Bluetooth headset works amazing with it, and I've used it with the phone on the coffee table and I walked all around the house, no problems at all. Even in the office, I've left the phone on my desk with my office locked and used the headset to make and receive calls while elsewhere on the floor. Perfect.
Whoever is considering it, if you're a true minmalist techno lover you'll really appreciate this phone. The case is made of aircraft aluminum! Sweet. It reminds me of Bang and Olufsen designed audio systems. Very high end. Top shelf.