It actually depends on what you're looking for in a phone. if you want a very good operating system/platform better get the best which is Nokia. But if you're not that particular with some functions being a complicated and on the average, then i guess you can try out the Razr V3i. You can gamble and try out the V3i if you want.
Hi! Am planning to buy the V3i this week. Some of the reviews in some sites say that there is a storage problem with SMSs. Presumably, after every 20 or so SMSs the phone blinks a "Memory Full" message so that one has to delete the entire Inbox. Is this true? Also how does it compare to a Nokia 6270?
this fone is gr8 the camera is gd not the best but still has gr8 extras to help.
the mp3 player on the fone is a major plus i currently have 110 songs on it so theres no restriction as to the amount u can have but beware getting a memory card over 520 or watever can and will eventually mess the fone up it is set up only to handle that as a maximum as for deleting free tracks and the locked items it is possible to delete with the right software but please check your warranty or contract first because most of the software for this procedure will almost certainly make ur warranty void
as for data transfer you do not neccesarily need the v3i software to do this although i would recomend that u do use it the alternative is to use a blutooth dongle for transfer its the new and simple way to transfer and you can pick a dongle up for around 20 pound just make sure ur blutooth is set up correctly .
you can listen to music through a blutooth headset although many blutooths are not compatible with the music so check that out before purchasing i find a hands free kit a lot better than the bluetooth both you can purchase from motorolas website as i havent found any stores that sell the compatible ones for this fone many people mention the battery life isnt g8 i can listen to my mp3 player for about 10 hrs before battery is dead and wivout that i can go three days without charging and thats on a standard battery but you can purchase better batteries with longer standing time
the sound quality is brilliant on the phone both blutooth handsfree speaker phone or standard all give gr8 quality the fone is reliable and definately the best i have had.
other pros are the big screen and big buttons and once youve had a browse of the fone you will have it pretty well sussed out
downsides are u cant change music track wiv the fone closed and u cant play the games with the mp3 player running but all in all i would rate it as a quality fone and very recomandble.
To answer some of those Razr V3i questions:
For phone and PC sync or file transfer, you need to have the Mobile Phone Tools V4. If you know someone who has a Razr V3i who has the phone tolls installer, you can actually borrow it and make a copy or install it to your PC. Another alternative is to get the phone tools installer for a Moto V3x or also try the phone tools for the Razr V3 (lower end model). It's compatible to both models. Regarding the memory card, you will have to stick with the recommended 512 capacity. Why is that? It's actually pretty simple. The phone is only allowable to certain maximum capacity that it can manage. Going overboard would give you problems such as OS technical problems or worse, crashing the OS. Always remeber that there are limits for every gadget. We can't expect for something to perform more than what it is capable of doing. With regards to the camera, the V3i's camera is not really that bad. It's not a 2 mega pix cam so don't expect it to get really clear shots. Don't always use the zoom if you're taking photos because it's only an optical zoom. Meaning that it only expands the pixels but not the actual zoom adjustments. That's why the photo is more pixelated when the zoom is used. Optical zoom is just a simulated blow up of an image. It's actually far from being a real zoom fuction of a real camera. The front and inside displays (TFT screens) are actually not of the same resolution. The inside TFT screen is actually the best one because it has a higher resolution than that of the the front screen. If you try to observe, why would a smaller screen be more pixelated than that of a larger screen? Wondering why? Well it's because of the resolution. It's lower and it is so low that it already pixelates. Another things is don't always trust your manual. You will discover more function by actually exploring the menus and function of the phone. Not everything is in the manual. I hope my comments would be a great help for those who have questions about this gadget.
battery life is not super ok but hey you can order a 1700mah battery on ebay for 7.5 euro
battery lasts almost more than double the original. and second you CAN delete every single original theme. sound game using the right software freeware that is.
if you still have problems just put another firmware on it! really i love my v3i nobody can convince me otherwise.
for every problem theres a solution .
you really can do a lot with this phone put other os on it edit everything with the right software.
google is you friend
can we store songs in memory card getting through bluetooth in V3i ?
Ive had this fone for about 1 week now and so far its going great with only 2 problems i found..
-Basically ive been comparing it with my nokia and the battery life of the v3i could be better.
-One thing that gets annoying is the fact that you cant delete the default wallpapers, video clips and sounds etc.
Other than that the features are awesome, especially the camera with 8x zoom and the quality is just perfect! Now im just waiting to get a usb cable i ordered to come in and see how good the itunes compatible music player is.
I have an Icon on the top of my V3i which means GPRS Data available. How do i view this data? Could somebody please let me know.
i have haqd this phone for todays love it this phone is a must have but can anyone help me with bluethooth i can't find any devies on my phone
I just got my RAZR V3i about a month ago. It's not really good. My battery is already screwed up already. The only thing that's good about this phone is the blutooth, the camera & you can put a memory card (1gb, which i have). the memory card is not even useful since we can only put 50 songs in the itunes & for those who wants to get this phone..well good luck..it looks like an ordinary razr...motorola always have crazy designs but for performance..it isn't that great..
No need extra software to transfer songs to ur hp. better using win xp or above just plug in the cable then a new removable drive will exist.just like normal copy files.but why the external memory only up to 512MB ?and do videos can support WMV format ?
with regards to itune.. i think u need to hava an itune version 6 and up to transfer songs to ur phone. cuz mine was not working with d cd dey gave me when i bought my v31
is this fone takes programs
can any 1 tell me if i can install msn messenger on it
Hello, i intended to buy a V3i as a music phone . However is there still the 100 song limit ? and what is the largest microSD card it can take ? Thanks
Hi, Posted about a week ago and I have now put the Tunes on my V3im, its great, very easy to do, well if I can do it then anyone can, Highly reccommend this phone and the battery easily last all day and thats with listening to the tunes and making lots of calls.
yes you do need the pc software to be able to transfer files from your pc to phone or the other way round. you need to install the moto cd to your computer before you plug in the data cable