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Motorola RAZR V3


Pros: Slim Profile, Good Reception, Sturdy, Good feature list

Cons: Battery Life

I have had this phone for about 4 years now, and I have put it through about anything you can imagine.  I work in construction, and I have fallen on this phone, it has fallen out of my truck, I have laid down on it (crawling under a house) and it keeps on running.  Just this week the center button on the keypad has started to come loose, but I think that is a pretty good track record for such a small phone.

I have loved the size and performance of this phone and would recommend it to anyone.  My only complaint is the battery life, but even that wasn't too bad.  If I was going in and out of service it would last about 6 hour (no talk time).  If I was talking constantly on it, I would have to estimate about 4 hours of talk time....that would be constant talking, which I've never done.


Pros: Terrible sound quality, annoying buttons

Cons: Annoying buttons, and did I mention terrible sound quality?

Not gonna lie, not my favorite piece of equipment.  Obviously the price was right (free with ATT plan), and I am far from a mobile connoisseur, but the I would probably still count the Razr as a poor investment overall.  The whole "flat buttons" thing is not so much sleek but idiotic.  I am constantly hitting the wrong key, and my predictive texting skillz have gone out the window.  Not to mention I can never hear ANYTHING through this phone.  I've pretty much given up trying to talk on it unless I'm locked in a dark room by myself with my tin foil hat on.  Trains, buses - nuh uh.


Soo, moral of the story being, if you're cheap like me, I recommend begging, borrowing, and/or stealing over the Motorola Razr.  My favorite is when Motorola has product placements in such high tech action hits as the Bourne Ultimatum... I am just picturing Matt Damon trying to dial on those flat buttons with his left while driving manual, kicking some serious ass, and diffusing a bomb with his right.  Nice try.



Pros: Thin, good sound quality

Cons: Bad battery life

 I loved this phone. The distinguishing feature is definitely its size; it is thin enough to where you don't constantly feel the bulky phone in your pocket all day long. The only drag for me was the battery life, although I had terrible service every I was which probably contributed to the majority of the battery life loss.


Pros: Has the basic functionality I need and the reception I crave.

Cons: UI is confusing to the point of absurdity.

I'll admit it, I am a cell phone Luddite. I don't need a camera, Bluetooth, games, ringtones, multimedia, web browsing, or any of the ten thousand other bells and whistles you find on basic cell phones these days. (Smart phones, like the BlackBerry or iPhone, are a different beast. Also: you kids get off my lawn!)

No, all I ask from my trusty cell phone is the following:

- Phone calls (make and receive)
- Text messages (send and receive)
- Decent reception
- Decent battery life
- An alarm that scares the bejeezus out of me and jolts me into startled wakefulness from whatever state I'm in.

If you want these things, and not much more, the RAZR is a home run. I've had mine for just over 2 years and it does everything I want it to do. I can do calls and text messages, it's got great reception for a phone its size (AT&T is my carrier), it will go 2 days on a single charge, and holy hell is the alarm effective, even at 5:00 in the morning. I've dropped it/tossed it/kicked it several times and never had a problem, it's a tank. I only use it for basic stuff and it's been a fantastic phone for me.

Despite all this, the user interface is possibly the worst I've encountered on any device, including DVD players, microwaves, and toasters ("INSERT TOAST HERE"). I realize it's possible to customize the interface to remove some of the non-essential menu items, and it's even possible to mod the RAZR firmware. But like I said, I'm a phone luddite. I want to make calls and not be bothered with much else. My main complaints with the RAZR UI are the following:

--Menu items and navigation are not very intuitive
--Alarm interface is awful. There are only 5 possible alarm settings, they each require a name or "label," and you cannot tell what time each alarm is set to go off without drilling down into the interface. After 2 years, I still double- and triple-check each time I set the alarm, just to make sure I've done it correctly.
--No 24-hour clock option. I've been using 24-hour (military) time since I was little, and it's just easier for me to do things that way. Unfortunately, there's no way to set this on a US RAZR interface, even though all of Europe uses 24-hour time. Interestingly, there is a 24-hour option in the alarm settings, although if you choose it, it just reverts back to standard 12-hour (AM/PM) time. This is a small nit, to be sure, but if you've ever mixed up AM and PM on your alarm settings before a morning meeting, you'd be angry too.

In short: Phone good, interface bad. When this one dies, I'm stepping up to the iPhone.


Pros: Reliable, world wide capability, clear audio, bluetooth works very well. Camera is fine.

Cons: Web apps clumsy and slow, battery life not great, keypad response not great for texting.

A decent phone. I got it 2 yrs ago, and wanted Int'l capability. It works well everywhere I have travelled but its web capabilities are soooo last year. Also, the keypad is difficult to read, especially when texting - I know, you'd think I would have memorized the keypad by now.....

Bluetooth and camera features are fine.


Pros: reliable, slim

Cons: dated

Yawn.  Like the Palm V of old, the Razr has had a long, useful life, but is on its way out. 


Pros: great reception, built like a tank

Cons: when dropped scratches easily

They only why I put on star for features is because I had it when I was on Verizon.  Other that form factor ALL VERIZON PHONES HAVE THE SAME INTERFACE. 


Pros: Nice screens, style, good voice & speaker quality

Cons: none

Got this phone on a new contract for fairly cheap, and for me it does what I need it to. I do enjoy Smartphones more so but I just had one that had a major accident and needed a phone quickly and no smartphones where on a reasonable sell so I got this...


This phone however has been great for me in the meantime, and more then I expected - everything is top notch and despite me trying not to be a trendy smuck and buy yet another razor I have to admit that I really like this phone in the end.


Pros: Call quality, light, easy to use

Cons: Camera quality

This phone is definitely a trooper. I absolutely love it and it's still my backup to this very day. Sure it's not feature rich, but this phone started a revolution. Of course Motorola made it a very long-winded revolution, but a revolution.  So far, the call quality from this phone cannot be beat for me. I love Moto and I hope they start a new revolution soon.


Pros: Low profile, MP3 playback, great sound quality

Cons: Awful durability, aging technology

This is the second RAZR I've owned. I really liked a lot of the features it offered at such a low price point: low profile, flip phone, bluetooth, and MP3 playback. If I didn't value these features so much, I would've just bought a much cheaper phone when my first one broke, because I was not happy with the way my first RAZR held up. I am not exactly easy on electronics, but I try my best to keep them in operable shape, e.g. i don't wash them, drop them, throw them against walls, etc. Yet I had only had my first one for a year and a half before the keys turned yellow, the hinge plugs came out, and the hinge started to come apart. The whole phone finally just died on me: I could make calls, but the screen was inoperable, rendering all it's cool features practically pointless. Oh yeah, and after about 3 months of use, battery life drops to about one day per charge. To sum up: great features, relatively low price point, horrible durability... But I still bought another one.

Motorola RAZR V3

Motorola new RAZR V3 is the essence of advanced technology and superlative design. At only 13.9 mm thin, 53 mm wide (the width of a credit card) and 98 mm long, it is one of the slimmest phones on the market yet still rich in functions, performance excellence and design innovation. It provides the user with a total sensory experience ? from the innovative metallic finishes and use of materials to a truly revolutionary.

Network TypeGSM 850
Network TypeGSM 900
Network TypeGSM 1800
Network TypeGSM 1900
Network TypeGPRS
Form FactorFlip
Display Size176 x 220
Talk Time7.17 Hours
Screen Type65K Colors (TFT)
Antenna TypeIntegrated
Messaging FormatsSMTP
Messaging FormatsPOP3
Messaging FormatsIMAP4
Messaging FormatsWireless Village Instant Messaging
Messaging FormatsSMS
Messaging FormatsMMS
Messaging FormatsEMS 5.0
Data FormatsWAP 2.0
Data FormatsXHTML
Phone FeaturesiTap predictive text input
Phone FeaturesIntegrated speakerphone
Phone FeaturesPhoto caller ID
Phone FeaturesVoice dialing
Available ColorsSilver
Input MethodKeypad
Organizer FeaturesAlarm clock
Organizer FeaturesCalendar
ApplicationsJAVA Applications
ApplicationsCurrency converter
Address Book Capacity1000 Contacts
Width5.5 cm
Height9.8 cm
Depth1.4 cm
Weight1.52 kg
Other FeaturesExternal display
Installed Memory5 MB
Included AccessoriesTravel Charger
Included AccessoriesHeadset
Included AccessoriesLithium Ion Battery
Included AccessoriesBelt Clip
Included AccessoriesUSB Data Cable
Included AccessoriesSoftware CD
Digital Camera Zoom4x Digital Zoom
Release StatusAvailable
Cell Phone Band
Digital Camera Resolution
Operating System
Release Date
Screen Resolution
Standby Time
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


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