Had the V3 a week now, the longer I have it the more I like it. Slightly wider than what I expected but the thinness makes up for it. If your used to Nokias dont complain they are differnt companies with different design engineers.
How can anyone say this pfone is crap?? This gotta be the most beautiful phone ive ever seen and its function is almost perfect as a fashion phone. Dont expect it to function as a smart phone or pda. This is not meant for that. Peace all
Hello Mei Mei :
I have quite a lot of different hand phones with me right now, but most of the time I use the Siemens SL55 ( this is my fifth SL55 & is a piano black limited edition......they only produce 5,000 units ). This phone is nice & small but the fonts are big & clear although only 4,096 colour. The function seems complicated when I first encounter Siemens hand phone, but once you learn; you will find them very complete & logical to use. The only complain is the weak reception.
Motorola phones has always been good at voice reproduction, so you know right away exactly who you are talking to. My Siemens SL55 can do as well but the ear piece volume is much louder than my V3.
Some other hand phone makers are quite bad in this respect, namely Nokia, Sony Ericsson ( too high pitch & the voice of the party on line not original )& a few other makers.
By the way, the production quality control of my limited edition SL55 is much better than the other four regular prduction SL55 I had owned over the last year & a half because the limited edition one is made in Germany & those other four in China.
I really think they should have rethought this design, the whole concept is flakey, I dont like the size or the 5 MB memory is pathetic :)
Hi GSMarena i love the Motorola V3, it's so slim and nice and i love the night vision camera. i can't believe that it's built in
thanks for the specification
go to www.mobilefonezone.net/v3razr.htm to read more reviews about the phone, and compare it to other phones. this site really helps you to get to know what you really want to know about phones
The Cooooooooooooolest cell phone. It has the most sexy look. It does impress me.
Look back at year 1999(it's been 5 years now), Ericsson came up with T28 which is just 15mm. It took 5 years Motorola to create such a phone like V3. All they can do is 1mm thinner in such time? This phone's sizes are not better than T28, they fitted a little more features to the phone which is normal after all these years.
Hi Tealsandals, Yes different country different come with package...and opinions also. Actually i think that every phone got the goods & bad features / performance / design as well, why in the market got so much of brands is only because wanted to full-fill different satisfaction...that why we cannot say V3 is not a good phone, why some people don like it just only V3 out of his satisfaction, go and find something that u feel better loh...right? like me, i'm using SE K700 now, it is a very good hp for me only will 'hang' when sms & it's happen almost every time, bad battery life . So what i'm trying to say is 'NO EXCELLENT PHONE IN THIS WORLD'..why u say the phone is good for u because u love it just like you love your wife/hubby/boy or girl friend. Am i rignt.
Hi Mei Mei
I am using V3, got it as a gift for birthday from my family. Didnt think very much of it at 1st, my bro's the one who keeps saying how amazingly thin it is. Now that I've started using it. I actually like it better than my old Nokia.
By the way I was just looking at the older comments from other user. I realised that different countries package the accessories differently. For eg. Win Win (HK) seems to have an additional stand alone charger and 2 batteries, which I dont.
Ok hope you have fun.
If you happen to get the V3....welcome :)
Tealsandals & Win Win,
Thanks alot for your opinions....So what hp you 2 use now??
I love this phone so much. I hardly ever use my GX30 anymore, even though it has more features. Just carrying this baby makes me feel proud to be a man, proud to be carrying a handset of the highest calibre, The best, for the best.
The V3 come with the bluetooth HS820 which is quite useless to me as it does not grip my ear well. Try it for yourself first.
After using the phone for a few days, I still wasn't comfortable with holding the phone in my palm ( too wide ), I guess it's ok for a girl because you use handbag.
Mine was a special pre-order packadge which came with a montblanc leather case & an extra battery cover with my name "laser - etched". Although I sold my V3 long ago, I still have the laser - etched extra cover with me.
by the way, this phone is made in China just like most any other Motorola with a lot quality control problem.
Advise : If you like the look, go for it. If you can wait, then wait for the price to come down first. This phone definately not worth what Motorola is asking for now! ( I even told my brother-in-law not to buy it the other night when we happen to have family dinner togather ).
That's all I can say from my experience, it's all up to you to decide. It's your own money. Try the phone at the shop for yourself for a longer time first; then think again & make your final decision.
pls. bare in mind......I am not against anyone buying or liking Motorola.
P.S. By the way, there is no in-built call screening function with motorola phones after all these years.
Hi Mei Mei
To comment on the phone, you need a basis of comparison. Maybe comparing to some lower end Nokias, it is superb. Or in comparison to the high end Sony Ericson, you can see some drawbacks...etc.
Some people may be a loyal Nokia user, I used to be, may find the different interface confusing. Everyone has a different opinion on the cell. So to me it may be awesome but you may probably hate it.
Mine was a gift, I didnt choose it but surprisingly I like the interface better than that of Nokia's, but again that's very subjective. Yes the price is kinda steep and you should also recognise the fact that cell phone prices, like computers prices, drop significantly over time. Does that bother you? Are you the type who like the latest cell or are you the type who buy the top of the line and stick to it for several years?
If you want a cell for its range of function....like lots of memory space, MP3 player, video, radio...this is really not it.
V3 is priced the way it is because of its design, its material (laser-etched and all), its weight, its thiness and so forth. Function wise, it's not bad. It meets my requirements. So you need to determine yours.
You need an apple to apple comparison. Cant really compare a bigger cell with lots of capability and function with this one. People buy this for its design, recognising its absence of some of the functions but love it for what it is. So you decide :)
If it is a consolation to you, here's something to "cushion" the steep pricing.
The cell comes with a leather cell holder, USB connection to backup or update your data via the PC (which I think is great), a bluetooth ear piece that costs $158, an an additional wired ear piece in case your bluetooth earpiece is out of battery....of course charger and all. Well, all these costs like...er perhaps close to $250-300?
Most cell only comes with charger. So that brings us back to the price range of S$900 with a mobile plan? Now look at what you can get at that range of price ie in the 800-900 region, do a comparison with cells at that price range (probably the high end ones) then decide if this is what you want.
Bear in mind the accessories that you may need that do not come as a package. Those are the "rip-offs" :)
Generally Motorola has improved so much on the interface thingy and the good thing is most Motorola is packaged with all necessary accessories. The PC backup thingy is great bec you wont loose you data when you SIM cards dies on you.
Hope this helps. Just an opinion, and they are subjective, really.
And dont really need to go to M'sia to get the cell. Prices may be couple of 10 bucks cheaper but your expenses to travel there brings you back to square one. Have fun.
Mei Mei, I am one of the first guy in Hong Kong to put in a pre-order deposit at the end of August with my CSL 1010 provider. I received my V3 on the last week of September.
When I picked up the phone, I noticed there was a scratch on the main screen. The provider gave me another one.
When I got home to charge one of the two battries with the independent charger; I notice that the light on the charger turn from flashing green to flashing red & green & red again & so on......
motorola changed the battery for me because this one was defective. The other battery that came with the phone was ok. ( quality control problem ! )
The metal casing was another problem, one side of the top flip was so sharp I almost got my finger cut.....the other side was perfect! I also found two more fault with the casing ( Q C problem again ).
Just to name a few - - - No alarm icon when set to show alarm is on. Poor MANU ( not user friendly ). I also found ear piece volume not loud enough in noisy area.
Hi, i saw all the comments of V3, Some said it was the good phone but some said it's suck...emmm, actually i going to buy one because its look very nice for me, but after seeing all the comments below, can anyone that VERY HONEST tell the the ' Real Story" ? This phone good or bad and anyone know how much is this phone selling in Malaysia??
Thin. Very thin.
Packed with features for its small size
Comes with USB cable
No video playback
I've been waiting eagerly (and with envy) for this phone, and finally I've got it!
OUT OF THE BOX
the RazR comes in an aluminnuim case, which contains:-
-> Motorola V3 RazR
-> 3.6v Lithium Ion Battery
-> Leather Case & belt clip
-> A cool Handfree Headset
-> A USB DATA CABLE!!!
-> Software CD with about 100Mb of extra Content
-> Screen wipe
-> Instruction Manual
-> Warranty Info Book
-> Quick Guide
...now that's quite a bit of kit!
You get to see the phone itself without even opening the box through a display window, which is nice, but enough about that...
It's got more style than a cobra-king in an Escalade. The phone is 13.9mm 'thick' according to specifications. I've found that it's this thin when it's closed, so when you open it it's even thinner! It's really protective so when you drop it, it won't do as much harm as you thought it'd do. Unlike the cheap plastic on my previous Nokia 3200... the phone has got awesome style to it. Some argue that the mic at the bottom of the phone looks really bulky when opened. IT ISN'T. It's actually a very cool design as when you're talking you know 'where to talk' as it's obvious where the mic is. Also it acts a protective mechanism for the screen as most clam phones can get opened if something gets inserted into their gap. Donít go getting any funny thoughts...
They are really nice, but it takes a few goes with the phone to get used to Ďem. Oh, and this has to tie in with the build-quality as I forgot to mention earlier that the phone is ALL-METAL (yes, including the packaging). The keys are nickel-plated-copper-alloys (applause), and the main body is anodised-aluminium-alloy (applause). Sorry for the long words. They work well, and there's a nice blue backlight so you can see them in the dark. I reckon they look cool - especially down town at night, but enough about that...
Mm-mm-mmmm! How about that?!? This display is really really really nice. I can't stress this enough! Well, maybe I can... OK, it's not as sharp as the Sony Ericsson K700i screen, but it can display more colours on it. 256K to be precise. Some people have heard that it's 64K, it's not, it's actually 256K. Photos look brilliant on it. The outer screen is 4K. Wait stop, this doesn't mean it displays 4 colours, it means that it displays 4,000 colours, hence the 'K'. Itís used to display the notifications such as new messages, missed calls, etc... It also displays a pic of the person who's calling you, which is handy. So you get two colour screens for the price of one really.
Yes, I know that you know and Motorola know and so does everyone else that this phone cannot record video. Donít be put off because the camera makes up for it combined with the superscreen and considering its bloody petite size. The USB cable is useful for transferring your pics to your computer. A zoom function is available WHILE using the camera, and NOT after you've taken the photo. Also there's a brightness/contrast feature again WHILE using the camera and NOT after you've taken the photo. Oh, and I forgot to mention: about the video. -you can playback the video for sure... and it does it really well! you can actually get up to about half an hour's worth of video on the phone's memory(-see later section). Pretty cool as you've got your USB cable to download the video from your computer.
OS (operating system)
the OS (or menus as some call it) is just like existing Motorolas. But with the MUCH better screen they've added some luxury features for us. Like backgrounds and a sharpened font (or lettering). Itís dead easy to navigate and there are three themes that come pre-installed on the phone: moto, solver, and a red one. I like the silver meself as it goes with the all-metal phone. I think there's more themes on the CD you get with it, but Iím not sure I haven't checked it out yet - too busy playing with the phone!
Iíve heard people say that you can only store one number with each name, and it seemed so to me as well at first. BUT FEAR NOT! I talked to Motorola via their website and said that it comes like that as Factory Settings (if you know what I mean). Theyíve told me that this can be changed in the Phonebook settings and you can actually have more than one number in each Name. Genius! Also, the 5-6 Mb of storage on the phone may put people off. You shouldn't be! Once again Motorola rescues us by supplying a USB cable for us to make up for it! Believe me Iím a heavy user of this phone and a heavy fone-fotographer, yet I only used a max of 3Mb on the phone. ...and that's for all the extras Iíve stored on the phone. This is because when you've finished snapping you just transfer your pics to your computer, and you 'empty' some space on the phone. Genius!
Good. Very good. I used it for 2 days NON-STOP and the next day there was still a bar left in the battery icon!. I haven't checked how Bluetooth affects battery life on it yet as I havenít got one ...yet! Also I noticed that there's a separate Bluetooth LED in the front which indicates that it's on... I think.
The bad news. -is that Iíve heard from websites that Motorola aren't gonna bring down the price to attract more users. Shame. It costs about £200-400 I think. But it's value for money as it comes with loadsa kit. I got mine for £20 from www.mobilesandmore4u.co.uk with referral no 12905. On contract the phone is expensive as well. But this is a phone that will refuse to go out of date as it's ultra thin and packs a whole host of features that you could ever ask for from a phone of this size.
superb. ...anything else?