I have had this phone a few months and it is already becoming very unstable. Crashes constantly, beeps for no apparent reason,short battery life,I love Motorola products but I would not recommend this one.
i have this phone...it is really cool...on how to take good care of this phone. . .u need to use the slide guide in order the center button will not peel off..and also u must have a glass wipes for ur screen...when u slide it...don't slide it hard, up or down...to avoid tecnical issues...
overall i love this phone..bcoz of its durable design and very pleasing camera features...best for a simple phone lyk this..
Thnx man...very helpful...can iTunes be intall on it because i know that can be minimised...rite?
Love the phone!! The design is great. the only problem is that the sim card is too hard 2 get out and the music is not listed in alphabetic order.However its an all round great phone with an excellent camera.
I got it a couple of days ago and it's my first slider phone.
I admit I am a Motorola employee, but this is the first Motorola fun I really loved, I'm practically in love with it and every person who saw it is as excited as I am.
They fixed some annoying problems with the software used in previous Motorola phones (I also have an iDEN phone).
The camera is very nice, the screen is great, the panel and joystick are cofortable for my long fingers (I can text messages with one hand now) and the sound is most enjoyable.
The buttons on the side are useful and the design in general is excellent (I especially like the drawings on the back that you can only see if you open the slider).
What I don't like is:
1. When I'm writing SMS messages, since I'm using both Hebrew and English and sometimes I need to feed the spelling for words which are not in the dictionary, so I am forced to switch between English and feeding the Hebrew letters because there aren't enough options.
2. Unlocking the key pad when the slider is closed is a bit annoying (the buttons you need to push) and takes longer than other phones.
3. I was told that when I'm using the built-in speaker (I haven't purchased a bluetooth earpeace yet) the person I'm talking to can hear his/her voice. But I'm guessing I'll figure how to fix that in a day or two.
To summarize, I like it a lot and I'm proud to work for the company that designed that particular phone.
to don gordon.
yes you can min. the music but not with DAP.i just tried it now with the 1gb card.when the DAP is playin and you open and shut the phone the player is cut-off.if you want to min. the music you have to make play-lists in the sounds folder and then you can min. and do wat-ever else you want.txt,take a pic and stuff like that and still listen to music.if you get a 2gb mem. card you have to make play-lists cos the DAP only supports up to 300 songs and so wont open with the bigger memory.i have always prefered the sounds folder to the DAP and even notice that its slightly louder.hope this helps.later dude
this is a very unstable phone, with very low battery life, poor sound, and slow a processor
i'm thinkin of buyin the rizr z3 but i want to know if its possible to minimized the Digital Audio Player, because some people says no & some says yes but the person who said yes said that this could be achieved by opening DAP while the slider was open & then close the slider while you playing your songs with DAP & this will allow DAP to be minimised...so i wanna know if this tru...thnx in advance...looking for ur reply
There r too many negative reviews about this phone can any recommend this phone to buy as compared to Motorolla L9
don't like the design...............too fat man!!! the quality is good but still....out of the looks!!!! welcome to the 21st century dudes!!!!!!
Did any one of Z3 user here having the central button peeled out?
The central button is indeed stick with gum n mine is already peeled out (human error).
So my question is, is there any way i can change it without changing the whole sliding part? Or can i juz put some gum n stick it back?
Thx in advance.
The phone design is excellent. maybe love at first sight phone. camera is excellent. But the phone is very slow in processing. Even phonebook access is too slow. Battery life is very poor. Overall a average phone considering the performance.
Have had two of these phones and find that the battery life it really bad have to charge it every day an ahalf 2 days max, But other wise not a bad phone.
I've had this phone since about spring break. I love it, as i have loved all of my motorolas. The phone feels very high quality, it has good weight to it. One of the only things i dont like about it is that it does not have a glass screen. This is the first of the 4LTR series to not have a glass external screen as far as i know. I like to keep my phone in my front pocket so of course it got scratched within the first couple of weeks even with me being careful. It is not a deep scratch, just a surface one but still... I now keep a clear hard plastic cover on it that i bought on ebay and it works great. Doesnt look as cool as before but at least the screen is not getting scratched!
I have not had a problem with the audio quality. Actually i think it is pretty good, at least as good as my iTunes SLVR on speaker.
An issue that i have just come across in the last couple of days has to do with the software update that motorola offers. I updated the software even though i was a little reluctant to. This section of the website is kind of hard to find but i found it and did it. There is no list of what the update actually changes. From what i can tell all it changed was the layout of a few things, deleted my WAP and MMS setting (this sucked), made the softkeys no longer customizable, and added screen3 which was supposed to be on the phone out of the box but until the update was MIA. If these do not sound like good updates to you i would have to agree. I was excited about the screen3 bc that was a feature i was looking forward to with the purchase of the phone but like i said it didnt come on the phone originally even though it even says in the manual that it does. Long story short cingular/ATT does not support screen3. This is a technology that puts a news ticker at the bottom of the screen and constantly updates with news, sports, entertainment, and other info. The only way i can get the screen3 to work is if it is in german or something. That doesnt help me much bc i dont speak german. On top of that the phone system is much slower now, especially for the first day or so after the update. Basically this was a worthless update for american users, but then again i did dl it from the UK site. Im thinking about checking into removing the update.
I thought i should add that the system is quite a bit faster than my old SLVR and my GFs RAZR and a friends V3i.
Oh yeah, I saw someone asking about the colors. I have a black one. It has a blue keypad with the RAZR light blue backlight. The blue phone has a silver keypad and the red one has a black or grey keypad i think. Also, i have only seen the black and blue in person and i can say that the blue is not very cool. Its like a lighter blue color. I would have gotten the red bc im sure that one is the coolest looking one in person, but i didnt want to spend the extra like $50 that they cost on ebay.
One more thing about the phone. Like all of the other current motorolas that i know about this phone has a miniUSB port for the charger/data connection. This is so convenient. It will charge on any RAZR charger, which are pretty easy to find at a friends house or where ever you are. You can also charge the phone with a regular USB to mini USB data cable and your computer. This is the cable that comes with the phone and most digi cams that i have seen use it connect to computers as well. It is easy to find at stores for cheap if you lose yours or forget it, unlike phone specific cords you have to buy from your carrier. This also simplifies what cords you have to take when going out of town or just taking your computer on the go. Using this kind of connection also makes it easy to use the phone as a flash drive, which I have done for school. The motorola system makes it easy to transfer data and ringtones from your computer. You dont have to have any of that crappy software that other phones make you use to connect to your phone. You just plug it in and your computer will see it as a drive with folders. This makes it especially easy to make your own ringtones (can be done in itunes) and just drop them straight into the phone.
Oh yeah, the phone will hold like 500 total text messages before forcing a cleanup, quite a few more than the 100 or so my cingular locked slvr would hold. The phone will let you take video for an hour, my SLVR would do like 30 seconds.
Hope this helps. I would def recommend this phone to anyone. Email me if you have any questions about the phone.
Can anyone plz tell me about the camera of z3,is it different from the the previous moto phones in case of quality.iam waiting for ur responce.
thanks in advance
may i noe whether this phone can play mp4 videos and is there any 3.5mm headset for this phone???Thx in advance...
yah ive had it for nabout a month or maybe less its SOO nice especially for teenager for me the mp3 camera the keys are fine for me and i have unsually big fingers great speakers for mp3 speaker phone, everything i wish it had more games but what are u gonna do? durible im not scared when i slide it up am i gonna break it? and im getting a screen protector for it just to be safe thats a good idea for people who have it
this phone laggs alot, and its always set to default for predictive texting. didnt enjoy it much
forgot to mention bout the memory card.manual says only supports 1gb card.yes and no.with the 2gb card the audio player doesnt work cos the player only supports 300 songs and so wont open.in the sounds file you need to make at least 2 or more play-lists cos the software only supports around 250 songs per list in this file so you cant listen to all at once.only probs ive had but no big deal really.i imagine its the same on al z3s'.with moto head phoes theres good sound quality but with cheaper brands theres a huge difference.there crap.stick to the motos