I see a few praising the sinal strength, let me repeat the why: To my knowledge the first phone ever with correct placement of the antenna!!
That is by the microphone!!!
Better reception when the head is blocking a much smaller portion than half the field, and thus prolonged talk time
And as an extra benifit less braintoasting BOTH due to lesser sending effect needed AND the further distance from the antenna to the brain. Remember that theoretiaclly you will reduce the effect by a factor of eight every time you double the distance for an omnidirectional antenna.
The truth of the matter is this.. the phone sucks for its price, if the phone was $299 there probably wouldnt be any negative feedback but its $500 where you got phones like the v551 that has more features for less. i've notice no one has a problem with reception or battery life just features
All that means to me is the... PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want to play mp3s, buy an ipod. If you want to take photos and view them, buy a digital camera. This is a PHONE and does the job wonderfully. Simple as that. If the people moaning about the memory can afford to buy this phone, then they can afford to buy a £30 bluetooth adapter for their PC to transfer their photos off the phone. And why anyone gets upset about not being able to record 5fps 10x10 crap-o-vision videos is a mystery; just let your mates record the video on their phones and spend their money sending it to you!
hi this phone looks soooo cute and i rele want it but my dad wont let me go on contract and get it 4 ! 79.99 :( i cant afford it other wise.........but i have been hearing frm loads of peepz dat is has rele bad memory (and to think i used to wonder why all the pics of it said 88% of memory used...lol...!)well n e way i might be gettin my dads phone sony 6010?? or somthing......(it black on top silver on bottom!) n e body know if that is alright?... livi xxx
It is a goo dphone and that but does it have delivery reports because I did that thing where you change Reciepts to Yes but it just doesn't work!? :(
Oh and another annoying thing is you have to go on message staus top find out how many texts your message has gon into, i hate that!
I have done loads of reaserch into phones, I have onwed the xda1 and 2 as well as the mpx 200. All of these are smartphones or PDA;s with great features. However Phones are a personal choice. For me a camera and MP£ player are not a priority. The Motorola V3 is a well designed phone with plenty of features. As far as I see it the more features you have the slower the phone runs and the more chance of it hanging. The dsign is solid the look is good and it has all the standard phone features. I rate this a a great little phone have you ever notice how stupid you look with an xda in your pocket!! Size does count when it comes to phones. I give this an 8 out of ten.
Well done Motorola.
Juz bought this V3...admit that the features is quite bad..especially memory is 2 little! if it has a expandable memory slot,it will be a worthy hp.I like this fone becoz it is very light and sleek :) quite cool
I am still using Motorola V3 for about 4 months now. I could tell you what about V3: it's not reliable! software & operating system suck. It runs real sloooow. DESIGN: 9/10. FEATURE: 8/10. RELIABLE: 5/10... Go with Nokia is much much better!
money is not a problem, 500 pound is cheap,i have xda 2 which is far more expensive, the question is why should u buy stupid phone for 500 .Arent you stupid u buy something that doesnt have any feature like other fone does? other fone beats this crap phone easily , u wanna talk bout the looks as it only assets to show cause it has no feature? any smartphone or pda fone like my xda2 beats v3 looks easily. Only stupid ppl who bought this v3 alredy trying to saying good bout their fon which they know it sucks.REMEMBER PPL SEE THIS REVIEW AND WILL SPEND THEIR MONEY , DONT TALK BULLS**T IF u know ITS BAD. I can bet mostly ppl will sell this fon within a month, cause u cant do anything with it. WAKE UP !!! this modern ERA u need MEMORY MP3 PLAYER VIDEO RECORDER CAMERA FM RADIO etc LIKE OTHER FONE HAS. U R not in 6 years back where fon has no feature.
What I notice from this forum regarding those people who like/love this phone are all teenagers only!
I have been converted to Motorola recently, the V3 is a great little phone. Just a note regarding SOME of the last comments; how can your opinion possibly be taken for real when you can't even spell. Can you even afford this phone???
I think if your a rich person, and you're going to a dance party or something with a suite, I think the V3 will match very well, otherwise it's just a waste of money for the looks with only a 0.3mp (VGA) camera and no memory card slot.
Youíd expect them to be able to make the ultimate phone be now, but nobody bothers. Itís a to short lifespan product. Hence the short development process and cheapo materials like chips that are not up to date or programmers with false routines. Whatís wrong with this Phony : 1 battery cover. 2 sturdiness. 3 interface. 4 memory. 5 software. 6 upgrades. 7 support (Man you donít believe their website, like they have abandoned all customer rights.) And itís more than 2 thumb wide! So why did I buy it.
Because thereís no way to try it out in the shop or get sufficient inf on the net. All these forums suck, most is adverts and egomaniacs.
I am 16 and i have this phone and i really like it, the futuristic looks are cool and my mates really envy it. The ALL metal exterior is classy and feels great. The slimness is breathtaking looking although u would forget its in your pocket and sit on it like i did! I think it is really sophisticated mobile phone. I can fit one mp3 on the v3 but I have an ipod therefore i dont need an mp3 player , i also have a 6 millon pixel digital camera, so i dont need a megapixel camera phone. The camera i think is of good quality i have to admit but its mainly just for taking quick snaps of things. This is the fone of the decade. This phone is very expensive for a teenager weighing in at a shocking £500 but its worth it in the end and it helps to have generous parents! lol
if u guys want a camera go buy urself a digital camera or u want music go buy urself an mp3 player, this is a phone for GOD sake, to make phone calls, only stupid teenagaer would go for a phone for its camera or music player. so obviously this is not a teenager phone.
Wow, this phone is truly admirable. It's better looking than any other phone on the market today and has some pretty nifty features! Sure, it doesn't have top of the range features like those on smartphones, but it's ideal for my requirements. It's really thin too! Some people also believe it's expensive - not really! Get it on a contract for free somewhere. Also, some people complain about the lack of memory for MP3s. Well, get a proper MP3 player then! My rating overall - 85 out of 100!
Iíve read a couple of the reviews and wonder if itís worth even bothering but Iím guessing that there are other people out there that arenít totally ďinto their mobile phonesĒ as a substitute for having a life. The phone is extremely well made. No it is not all aluminium, but the plastic parts are of a good quality. This is the first Motorola phone I have had and it took some time to get used to. Being accustomed to the Nokia way, I struggled for a couple of weeks and was tempted to return it. Iím glad I didnít! Now I can type SMS messages at a similar speed to any other phone Iíve had. It just takes a bit of time to learn the ďlanguageĒ as such.
The call quality is excellent and the signal strength surpasses anything Iíve seen before. I can make calls in areas I never could before and where my colleagues still can not. Itís the first phone Iíve had where the Bluetooth functions correctly with my Jabra BT250.
Down side, the phonebook is a phone number and e-mail address book, nothing more. Iíve had to purchase a 3rd party Java application (very cheap!) to store addresses for the days Iím out shopping and realise I need to buy and post my Auntieís present!
Memory - I have loads in my PC, Pocket PC and head. Photos - Iíd use a decent camera, not a mobile phone to take an image of value. Video - Iíd use my camcorder. Dirty dishes - I have a dishwasher. Phone calls - My Motorola V3. Itís not perfect but it suits my needs and fits in my shirt pocket!
Previous phones: Nokia 5110, 8210, 8310, 6100 (loved it), 6820 (yuk). Panasonic x70 plus many other non-descript plastic things!