Motorola RAZR V3
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Motorola RAZR V3
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- 76AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE7 ReviewsGizmodoNot RatedRazr Burn: My Month With 2004's Most Exciting PhonI shed my iPhone for a month to experience the world where apps don't exist and T9 reigns king. Maybe I did it for the nostalgia. Maybe I did it because I hate myself just a little bit. Either way, one thing is certain: Using 2004's hottest phone in 2014 is hell.CNET70Motorola Razr V3More than just a pretty face, the Razr V3 backs up its radical design with solid features and good performance.PC Mag80Motorola RAZR V3The Motorola Moto Razr V3 is the ultimate see-and-be-seen phone for style mavens who don't care about price.TechHive60Motorola Razr V3cA striking design makes the Razr V3c the supermodel of cell phones; too bad its battery performance is also lightweight.Pocket-Lint80Motorola Razr V3 mobile phone reviewOverall the Razr V3 is a stunning mobile phone. Slim and metallic, the whole handset presentation screams of futuristic minimalism while harking back to the childhood sci-fi of audience it's aimed at.Mobile Tech Review90Motorola RAZR V3The Motorola RAZR V3 redefined style for mobile phones and proved a thoroughbred straight out of the gate. After almost two years on the market, it still turns heads, sells better than other phone, and commands a large and loyal following.Digital Trends80MOTOROLA RAZR V3C REVIEWThanks to its capability to view widescreen video clips, the RAZR is the best V CAST video-viewing phone Verizon now offers.MobileBurn70Review: Motorola's Pink RAZR V3c for VerizonThe Motorola RAZR V3c is a cool handset, especially in the pink garb that has recently been made available. The device has a good set of capabilities that include Bluetooth, EV-DO, great speaker independent voice dialing, and a megapixel camera.
- 66AVERAGE USER SCORE27 ReviewsEngadget Reader60March 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80March 22, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 2, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 17, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70April 26, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70January 7, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70January 5, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 17, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60September 30, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader40August 18, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Still an awesome phone... Till you have to flip it open and use it. Symbian was junk '04, its worse now. Thank Apple for fixing phones.Engadget Reader70July 19, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70July 9, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80July 3, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It's one of the best phones ive used from a form factor perspective, in combination with the Droid, it was the most convenient and handy phones I've handled in the last decadeEngadget Reader70July 1, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I really liked the design and durability of this phone, but was not too hot on Moto's operating system.Engadget Reader80May 21, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70May 20, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 18, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone did what it was designed to do: be the smallest form-factor mobile phone on the market. Of course, reception and performance were sacrificed to achieve this, but due to the titanium case, it was nearly indestructible.Wael80May 16, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!One of the best phones I ever had, nothing much to do with it other than text and call but it looked sexy enough to do those two.Engadget Reader20December 26, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This was probably my third phone. Thought it would be amazing!!! I mean you remember the Cingular, now AT&T, commercials when they first came out? Well that only grabbed my attention. Got the phone, and worked well for about 3 months. At that time my outside screen started to go on the fritz. Now not a huge problem unless you needed to lower your volume discretely or you wanted to know who is calling without answering (I know you can change that setting but didn't want to bother with it). So had insurance on the phone or was under warranty and replaced it. Got my second on and not even a month later some of my number buttons were no longer responsive. Replaced that one only to get another whose side buttons and front screen would not work. Other problems included main screens which stopped functions, navigational buttons that quit working, a camera that quit working, etc. Continued replacing them until I got my 7th one and decided to switch back to my cheap LG I had previously. Not an amazing phone but it worked. I would personally not recommend this phone to anyone unless they have their contacts memorized and only wanted a phone to dial calls out. All other functions are completely unreliable!Engadget Reader60December 22, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had this phone before I got the Droid. I found it to be a decent phone, it was certainly better than the one I had before, which I cant remember its name right now. It was decent at texting, obviously not as easy to use as the Droid, since it didnt have t he virtual kb that the droid does. It got pretty good reception, although my Droid gets better reception. The camera was pretty decent. I saw several reviews that said this had bad call quality, I disagree there.. I always had good call quality. This was using Alltel network, which is now Verizon. Again I think the droid is better.Engadget Reader90October 21, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had this phone on the Verizon network. This was one of the best plain old phones I have had. I have always favored motorola phones for 2 reasons, the ones I have owned have taken abuse and kept on going and solid signal reception. I have dropped, kicked, and thrown various motorola phones and they continue to kick and the Razr was no different. Getting run over by a car did not stop the phone from basically functioning (I am not making this up, my Razr was run over by a car, after which it continued to make and receive phone calls, and was also able to send and receive text messages. However the cracked screen made it difficult to see things that were happening.) As far as signal reception goes I have countless situations where my wife and I (who always seems to go after other brands) have been right next to each other and my motorola had 4-5 bars and her non-motorola had 1, maybe 2 bars or no signal at all. The down sides on this phone are more a function of the carrier, Getting pictures of the phone was crippled, Verizon wanted their cut for you to use the camera (.25 for a picture text, or by a data cable to do it.) And the mobile web was downright horrible, but again that was the carrier I feel more then the phone. If you are looking for a phone that does pictures/web/texting well this is not the phone/carrier for you. Go for the iPhone, Blackberry, etc.... But if all you want to do is make phone calls, then this is the phone for you.Engadget Reader40July 4, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The RAZR V3m does just what I want it to do and no more, which is a shame. This was an excellent Motorola design that combined a durable, reliable phone with good reception. The Motorola software was regarded did a serviceable job of adding very basic photo and video features to the core calling functionality.Unfortunately for Verizon customers, VZW looked at the RAZR as a vehicle to constantly upsell their customers. Want to offload a picture you took? Pay to e-mail yourself a lo-res version and be happy with it.It's not just the V3m cripple-to-sell strategy that annoys so much. Verizon didn't just rewrite the software, they did a lousy job of the rewrite - ruining what had been a fairly intuitive Motorola interface.Hacked, the phone is usable. But hacking the V3m is not trivial.Engadget Reader30July 2, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I'm not even really sure what to say about this phone due to how bad it was. I had the most basic monochrome LG phone before this and even that was better than this upgrade. This phone was slow and buggy. It continued to accumulated dust under the screen as a basic defect of the build quality. It had holes in the sides that led straight under the screen. Those industrial designers should have been fired. The antenna was not good and I often dropped calls where my other phones get a couple bars of signal strength. Don't buy this phone. Ever.Engadget Reader40July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've had this phone for at least three years by now and it has been reliable and stable as a phone. Call quality is very good (via Verizon) and the reception has always been good where expected. The predictive text messaging algorithm is passable but I was never able to type quickly on it. The ringer is decent and has vibrate mode that does the job. The phone has the ability to run Java BREW applications but I never spent the money to purchase them, so never tried them. The phone has the ability to use additional ring tones but they can only be purchased through Verizon and I didn't to that either. I've been told that some cell phone companies do not force a user to pay for additional ring tones, and this idea intrigues me. But I'm am digressing. The place where this phone really fails is the in the camera and the web browser. The camera is not worth the action of taking a picture. Every shot is washed out, white balance or not. Plus, with Verizon, you have to pay to get the pictures off of the phone, unless you purchase a microSD card. The web browser is hampered by the text entry system. I'm going by memory here, since it has been years since I tried the disappointment that is the web browser. Entering URLs using the keypad is tedious, error prone and uncomfortable. The deal breaking was the failure of the phone to allow me to change case while typing passwords for Gmail. I just wanted to check email from my phone, the phone wouldn't let me type my password correctly. The phone lost. If you want a decent phone, get this one used. It isn't worth the price new (can you even find it new?), as there are much better phones with equal features. If you want a camera phone or feature phone, look elsewhere. My next phone will not be Verizon or Motorola.Engadget Reader70July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have the Motorola V3 no letters after it, so I guess a first generation or whatever. It's a good phone for the most part, holds up well to being dropped etc. It definitely shows its wear and tear though now. Only reason i am still using it is I am currently working in China, and it's easy to unlock now, unlike the Nokia I upgraded to from this. Three cons two very Major, Majors first1. The vibrate function is so weak due to the slimness of this phone that I often miss calls/msgs when on vibrate.2. The speaker for calls is very positional. if you don't have it just right over your ear, it's hard to hear.3. Battery life is so-so. Otherwise it's been a decent phone. I would love one of the new sexy smartphones such as a Iphone 3gs or almost any of the HTC android phones though i don't really need the features especially now here in China.Engadget Reader90July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This phone served me well for two years and could have gone for 2 more. The metal-ish casing made it strong and somehow invincible. Not the fastest or most feature-full phone in the world, but it did what a phone should without messing up. I may have been the exception with this, considering all my friends had V3s that were super-buggy, but no one I knew had the V3m, which had a SD micro slot in it. I still use it as a back-up and many friends have borrowed it when theirs was down. I loved the fact that the charging plug was simply a mini USB, so it wasn't a problem if you forgot your charge cable, just get one of the thousands of mini USB cables around the house, plug'er in, and you're good to go.Engadget Reader30July 1, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This thing was slow even for its time. I had non-stop dropped calls, (well, that could be Cingular's issue too) and the damn thing crashed weekly. Gravity was also the greatest enemy of this inferno device. I dropped it once at a distance of less than three feet. The damn thing blew apart as if I placed a small explosive in the battery case. The bezel loosened, the battery shield bent, and the SIM card catapulted out of its housing. Three FEET!!! I am not a physics guru, but the weight to velocity ratio should not cause this much damage. The only up side to the V3 was Bluetooth connectivity (which worked quite well with my lappy) and decent battery life. Once I introduced the RAZR to my buddyâ€™s plasma torch, and dumped my girlfriend, I was reunited with my trusty v600.