I upgraded from a Samsung to the new Motorola V3x on March 3rd, since doing so I have am currently on phone number 4. Dont get me wrong the phone is great but Orange dont seem know how to load their firmware on correctly and on every phone the Orange logo on the displayscreen appears back to front and upside down. I have now given up and sent the phone back and cancelled my upgrade. Bring back my Samsung!!! All is forgiven
Im talking about the regular RAZR V3 and not any upgraded versions. Mine did not have any memory card facility. As of 15th march 2006, it is selling for 690 dirhams (that’s 187 dollar). I bought the one without warranty – with warranty would cost around 30 dollars more. I have owned many phones and never had a free or paid service, so I did not find any use for the warranty. These things don’t go wrong if u don’t break them. And if u break it, its not covered anyway. In anycase, mobile repair shops are dime a dozen now.
Good things first. For a flip phone the Razr’s design is fantastic. U cant improve the style anymore. Perfect for a male. Its okay on a lady too. It is right sized. I had the black one and it really looks sexy. Display & Ringtones—Superb. No need for anymore downloads. No radio. Thank god. Im tired of radios in my home, car and even supermarkets. The display looks really nice. other than the design the display was the thing that I liked most. Photoes—So, so. But that’s okay. It isn’t a very expensive phone anyway. 60 seconds per clip Video recording --good sound, so-so pic quality. I do not agree to some people who say that a phone should not be rated for its camera. But there are many non-camera and non-video camera moments that could be photoed/videod if u have a reasonably good camera in ur phone. (I don’t hold the same flexibility when it comes to radio. It’s a big useless waste of money in a phone.) The reception is taken for granted in all major brands and no complaints on that. The loudspeaker is something great. Clear and really loud. Much more than my 6230. Battery was okay. Blue tooth will switch off after 60 seconds automatically. the shop guy said that it can be programmed for more. But I didn’t bother to see whether that is really possible.
Now for some drubbing— . I was in a 'fashion' mood when i bought it. But that changed to 'Usefulness mood' in about a weeks time after my purchase of Motorola razr. I was secretly craving for my 6230. I felt so bad that I pawned that and paid about a 50$ more and got this razr. Finally I gave the Razr to a friend who was in the ‘Fashion mood’ like me about a week back, and got almost the same money that I paid for when I bought this new. This is not to mean that the Razr is not good. It did not suit me. To be fair, I should not be comparing a clamshell with a candybar. Clamshells have a certain style (candy bars too). If u are a clamshell fan its fine. I found it quite a bother to open to answer and to make a call. Each day about 30 times, I like the candybars simplicity.
Talking of simplicity..thats what many non-nokia phones lack. Nokia’s genius is in simplicity. Any fool can be complicated. Even the simplest task of deleting a contact from the RAZR V3 phone book is a mess. 2 presses in two buttons then 2 or 3 downward movements to accomplish the mission of deleting ONE contact! I was scared of adding names to the phonebook, considering the fact that if one day I have to gift or sell it, I would be spending couple of hours on deleting alone. In most Noks it wouldnt take 30 seconds. Not to speak of camera, organizer etc. All there, but all complicated. Setting a reminder on a particular date would take about a minute or more. In my Nok it would take 20 – 30 secs. I have started writing more on my dairy (the paper version- the ones that you keep in your table and open. You can write using a pen or pencil in stuff called paper.) Even the words in a Razr are deliberately made to sound needlessly geekish. Example: Calendar is called Datebook. Nothing terribly wrong, but just an example of how they twist simple things. Like some American words (“Tire” for Tyre. Im not sure what they would say to mean “Im tired”—Probably “Im tyred”! Looking different is the issue, u see). Almost all functions are there, but almost all with a few more button presses than a nokia. To get to my one minute video recorder, I would take about the same time if I were to take my JVC video camera from its pouch in my car. The only problem- I cant carry the jvc in my shirt pocket.
I have felt that Samsung rates better than nokia in Inch to Inch, Dirham to Dirham (Well, that’s currency), build quality and finish. What the major competitors to Nokia vz, Samsung, Mot and SE should emulate is the simplicity, if they want to be no.1.
Overall I would rate RAZR a good phone that’s not good for me. I had done my research and read many reviews on the Razr. One thing that one guy wrote, I will quote here “it’s a nice phone, until u start using it”. It wasn’t that bad. But im sure he’s used only nokia. A razr is good for you, if u like a well built flip phone, on a low budjet, like good ring tones and display and are not keen on appointments and more such features.
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dont ever buy V3x. It is a mess. The menu is very hard to navigate , the baterry is a mess. The only good thing at this phone is quality of video camera.
I sold it in 2 weeks for Samsung D800
av jus got the v3x n its an amazin fone am on 3 network n tht an amazin offer but only fin tht lets it down is tht u hav to make discoerible wen eva u use bluetooth n cnt leave it onn the song formats hav to b only 1 type which isnt tht big of a deal over all its a mint fone
can ya have more than a 512 memory card? also how do u record for longer than 30 secs
i have a nokia 6680 on 3, Im due an upgrade next month and im thinking about the v3x. I upload videos from my mac and i wanted to know how quick the bluetooth is and wether i can bluetooth what i already have from my nokia to the v3x? Also the nokia uses a real player for video, what program does the v3x use? Can I also send songs burnt from a CD to the phone via bluetooth? Sorry for all the questions but i dont wanna get the wrong phone!
Another thing with the music: If you use the music player form the multimedia menu, it will stop after a song. Isn't that annoying??? but if you use the digital audio player, it has no controlls on the outer screen... I thin the phone needs a software update... but it works fine!!! just these little things...
Just leave turn Bluetooth on from the "Set Up" found in ur bluetooth menu. Not sure but i know when you do the Find Me thing it turns bluetooth on for 3mins then switches off. Turning it on in Set Up i believe leaves it on indefinitely. note that it drains the battery like a muthaFcu%er tho so no bieetching l8er on.
Is there away to make your blue too recieve connection last longer than 3 minutes? so it stays on all the time?
The reviews of this phone made me skeptical? about whether i made the right choice of going for the v3x instead of the v3i but all i can say is that this v3x is an awesome phone, and if the v3i is better it is one hell of a phone. The vdeo limit is 3 minutes on mine which i think is perfect for all i use it for, and likewise is the 512mb memory facility you can get a load on it so why complain. i think this is one good phone.
Has anyone else noticed the voice cammands are pre recorded on the phone. Does anyone know how to change the voice commands listed to my own voice as at present my accent is not being recognised by any.
Mate... aint too sure where u can get the Digital Player to download as mine came installed on the phone from Orange.. if ur with Orange give em a shout and they should sort u out. I think other companies have their own version.
Note however that the one installed by Orange requires u to log on and download music... possibly pay for them too so I never use it... Up middle finga to them for trying that scam... to gangsta to fall for that shhhhh...
I use the Music player found in the multimedia file (Sounds) and it works fine for me... plus it's free so i'm ok with that. Otherwise... u could visit these websites... www.motomodders.com; or www.motox.us; or www.3g.co.uk (check motorola forum)The 1st and 2nd sites are modding sites i.e updating, modifying, flashing, flexing and all other sorts of tweaks and tricks plus downloads of all sorts for motorola phones so there's a very good chance u can find all the info u need there.
Hi, got the phone yesterday, very happy with it, but i tried loading a gundamseed episode onto it, it downloaded properly, however when i tried to play it it said undetectable information, it was in realplayer when it was on my computer, does anyone know what format the videos must be and the best way to down load them to the phone?
I had a nokias before the motorola v3x and from the first day I got it I loved it, its just bloody fantastic. I love the features and the 2 meg camera. I have had no problems yet.
i bought my phone 3 days ago and have been both happy and sad about it..
1st of all, the video recording is not great.. the video playback is very jerky.
2ndly, i wasnt able to manage my contacts and select all names from SIM card to copy to Phone directory..
i had to turn off and on the phone repeatedly to get the function visible.. sometimes, u just cant see it..
anybody here can help me solve my jerky video playback?
i called my local motorola cust svc, they said a firmware upgrade wont be available for a period of time because the phone was just launched a few days ago..
I think the fone is great, I like it very much, but I have one problem, and I think that Gangsta could help me:) I have no digital audio player in the java applicationes menu, just the normal sound player, that sucks. How can I install reinstall it and from WHERE???? thx
the camera is awesom, display crystal clear, I am very happl with it!!!!
i buy total mobile every month ,,it was what cellphone & what smartphone rolled into one... It is supposed to be a disccussion board about the phone & i agree with gangsta about moaning,,,buy magazines ,,,search the net ask around but dont go & buy something that you know wont meet your basic requirments
Maybe the feel isn't as good as v3i but who cares? It's what is in the inside of the fone that counts.
If this phone had the same construction quality and feel of the V3i, then it would have been the ultimate phone. I agree that the software and also features are higher, the only thing that is not good about this phone is the cheap Plastic housing. Change this to Metal case same as the RAZR and we have the Rolls Royce of all Mobiles here.