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!
will anyone buy a ferrari with low performance? ... no!
will anyone buy a motorola v3 which has low performance? ... yes:- 1)they are mostly female users who only care about the look and not performance. 2)stupid suckers who don't know anything about performance!
It is obvious that crysallis do ot own this phone... he says the screen is short .. v3 has the biggest clam shell screen in the market! Also the key pad do click softly when you type, it is not hard at all!!!!
Can I shave with the V3 in the morning??? other than VGA camera no memory card slot...
yeah i agree this phone is overrated, the only cool part is the slimness... I wouldn't even give it points for looking cool because it doesnt, what's up with the short screen? i don't understand, why would you cut the screen short, not only does it make it smaller but it looks retarded. the keypad is hard as hell to use since there are no buttons. you can't tell if you're pressing a button or not and that drives me insane. plus, the features suck. only vga, that's out of date now. you need at least a 1.3mp camera, at least I do. also, where's the memory? 5mb? was that a typo?
this page for people`s review and share your comment for the fon, u can chat & share ur comment,as long about this fon, what the hell do you mean this not a chatting website! . People dont like at all the feature of this fon which is sucks .v3 absolutely nothing but a crap cant even record video , dont even have memory , can even play a single damn song , cant do anything about it with its 5mb asset. This totally "THE BIGGEST LIE EVER MADE IN HISTORY OF FONE" if anyone said this fon is good. what a shame on you
hello guys i m really thinking of getting this phone, but i wanna find out the provider in canada.. i know it would be rogers or fido , just need some feed back.before i buy please help..
I always laughed at you guys especially when Iím reading those stupid ads by stupid people bashing a Motorola over a Samsung and vise versa. First of all I design chips for a living and half of the phones in market today haves chipsets that I worked on. To put an end to all the BS about a GSM phone having a better coverage than the other Iíll tell you this Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and the other companies use the same chipset in their GSM and CDMA phones. The only thing the company has to do is layout a phone and designs an antenna (which might affect the coverage somehow). Now you could take identical phones from any company and you will notice a difference in the reception/coverage and this is due to the chips in the phone, yes they are identical but each part varies from each other, this is called process variation (Iím not going to go over this in details). Anyways this puts away the question of performance. Now to sell more phones you have to creative designing and adding options to the phone and of course build a phone that would last. Samsung is well know for its poor plastic design that would break with couple of months, Nokia has solid phones but man they have to do something about the look of their phones. When it comes to Motorola they had the most horrible looking phones till 2 years ago when they introduced the V series. Clearly they started to gain market share again and everyday they impress people with their creativity. Now regardless of what all the bashers BS in here, the V3 is a solid phone and it has decent functions, and on cnet, MSNBC and many other sites it is voted as one of the hottest phone of the year. So my advice to you quit bashing this phone because you people sound like ignorant and obviously have no idea how a phone works, you just bought a phone one day and it was bad and you got this idea that all phones from that brand sucks, well guess what your ignorance sucks. And go advertise Samsung phone where Samsung phones should be advertised which is for you ignorant people would be the Samsung page. And yeah one more thing quit chatting this is not a chatting website. Have a life.
Ok guys, if you wish to buy Samsung crap, nobody stops you. Everybody has already judged about this phone. As you can see everyone comes here to say,"Hey I've got the best phone". Go and be happy with that Samsung crap. Remember this is Motorola's section. The best place to advertise your craps is in Samsung section in the third link of the upper left side of the page.
By the way the one who says I'm Big Pimpa is using Samsung as well, Shame for a factory to have these stup** customers.
it is slim and it is stylish.. BUT ITS VERY WIDE!!!!!!!! what is this a remote??
I work for a Telcom company MTN Uganda and being a hilly country this phone has poor reception when in the outskirts of the city centre so I am disappointed with that. Since I deal with customers the best feature for me is the phonebook. We have a missed call feature on our network so I am not affected by missed calls. Otherwise for a lady it is bulky in our handbags especially in a jacket.
well as a matter of fact, i do work in a phone store and your comment is truely one of a person who has nfi. The V3 is stylish + practical for any mobile user. Stop wasting your time bashing a phone which may be expensive but is stylish + user friendly and do something more practical with your time. Go out shopping + buy yourself a CLUE!
"i know what im talking about" spoken like a person who has truly no idea. If you actually worked in a phone store you would at least aknowledge that although the v3 is a great looking phone it is drastically overpriced. It is after all just a dressed up version of the v620. Dont let owning a particular phone totally blind you to its shortcomings when posting on review sites that are supposed to give unbaised and INFORMED opinions
I work for a mobile phone retailer and I believe that half the people posting their opinion on this site have absolutley no idea what they are talking about. 30% of people buy phones based on the functions where 65% buy phones based on looks + 5% really dont care. The V3 can accomadate for all of these percentages.Its also a well known fact that statistics are made up on the spot. I know what im talking about. The V3 is functional & stylish. Get a life + find somethig else better to do with your time then using a public web site as a chat room!
I work as a phone salesman for Vodafone in sweden, and I can't understand why some people get so excited about this phone? After carrying it for 2 days I was totaly boared. I admit that it looks quite good, but sitll, aluminium reasembles silver painte plastic in many ways.. And it get dirty VERY easy. (fingerprints anyone?) Well, I wouldn't say it's expensive, but it's defenitly over priced. Buy something else, something that can be interesting for more than 2 days.
Great design but I have 2 gripes.
1. I miss a lot of calls on vibration. I replaced the holder that was supplied & that improved it considerably but I'm still mising calls.
2.The software is too slow, press the button & wait 2 seconds for the screen to catch up. Then if you dont wait it doesnt recognise the key stroke.
Finally a couple of cosmetic observations. I cant keep the screen clean of oily finger marks & I am starting to develop a mirror image of the keypad on the screen.
The best compliment I can give is the fact that even with these annoyances, & I am in a position where I can choose any handset, I still prefer the V3.
Very disappointing, this is an awesome phone as it is supposed to be one of the most high end ones but they didnt even give it the ability to record videos only play them back.