For people to say this is a bad phone is completely unbelievable. I've worked in the industry now for almost 6 years and have seen many phones come and go. Motorola, for me have until recently, been the weakest link when it comes to user friendliness, and popularity. The initial V3, although immensely popular, was quite frankly a pants handset. The V3i was the phone the V3 should have been originally. But the V3x breaks the mould!! Over the years, I've used Nokia (yawn, yawn), samsung, panasonic, and sony ericsson phones. The V3x is THE best handset I have ever used. The size isn't an issue if you have big hands like me. It's still one of the smallest 3g handsets, only beaten by the new Samsung Z510i which is a little slimmer. The flip is as sturdy as they come, the screen is fantasti quality with the clearest colour and clarity you will see on any handset. The menu system is as easy as any Nokia/Samsung/ blah blah blah to use. The speech recognition is a bit of a pig to use, but in all honesty I was never likely to use it anyway. It is just a glorious handset to use and own. The real winner for me is the stereo bluetooth. I've got a pair of the stereo headphones and they are fantastic!! They link/disconnect automatically when you switch them on and off, and if your listening to them and get a call, they interupt the music, let you make the call, and then continue the music when the call finishes. What a fantastic accessory from Motorola. The battery life yes isn't brilliant, but all you have to do is switch of the 3g capabilities (which let's face it, who uses anyway?) and this will double the standby time. I charge my phone twice a week maximum and I use it everyday for both cal usage and MP3 player. I've got 8 cd's on the 512MB card and have still got over 100MB of space on the card. All I do to get the tunes on is record a CD onto Windows media player, stick the memory card into a card reader (£10-£20) and drag and drop a whole album across. You can get a complete CD onto it in under 15 minutes. I've gone on for far to long now, so quite simply, if you're in the market for a mobile phone, you couldn't do much better than getting your grubby mits on a V3x.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Escellent features and value for money
This phone has everything you could want: MP3 player with excellent headphones, Bluetooth, decent still and video camera, 3G video calling, internet, memory expansion slot, in built speakerphone, personal planner.
If you could get a Motorola slide phone with these features I would have one tomorrow but I don't think Motorola do a phone with a spec as good as this now. Was this their peak?
I used it for over a year and found the battery life good, the call quality great and a really easy phone to live with. I have just had an upgrade from my service provider and am really reluctant to swap from this phone. I'd recommend this phone to anyone
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
RAZR V3x Bought as replacement for V3
Had a V3 for a few years and when it eventually just got too worn out decided to give the newer model a try.
Read a few reviews so knew roughly what to expect, it is heavier and bulkier than the older models, now this may seem obvious but if you have carried a V3 in a back pocket for a few years then the size change is very noticable when sitting down especially on say a wooden bench or plastic chair.
The sound quality and features are light years ahead of the older model but found it in general a lot less user friendly.
Followed all the manuals and even the on-line advice on resetting and changes to make but find that whatever you do it is just not as user friendly as previous models, I am not a techno junky so won't use a lot of the features but find it annoying that many of the simple features are neither easy to use or easy to skip to.
The battery is variable, I charge it every day but find it can drain at different rates, have used it a lot and had no visible drain during a 24 hour period then not used it at all and have it running into the red. Followed the instructions on charging and discharging when new and charge it every night since.
Overall I am not dissappointed as it is not an expensive unit and functions as a telephone (which is what I use it as!) will continue to try to get used to it and if I can't will go back to the older model.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Motorola RAZR V3x Cell Phone
We first 'inherited' one of these from my daughter-in-law when she upgraded. My wife's Nokia had given very good service and her minimal use and non-texting ability was well within its capabilities. I loved the look and feel of the Razr immediately,,,,,,,,,,,,,but and its a big but; it was pink!! So I could not have it. I had to stick with my Nokia 3510i, an excellent basic phone. My wife loved the Razr, massive screen, easy to use, keyboard lights up in the dark. Phone numbers easy to access, no fiddling to answer, just flip it open and go! A few weeks ago she dropped it getting out of the car and the back flew off and it wouldn't work thereafter. A very sad day indeed! I then bought the Black Razr, the subject of this review as a replacement. When it arrived I thought to tey the battery in my wife's pink version. And guess what? I then sprung to life and was in fact undamaged, just the battery knackered. One new battery later we now both have a woeking Razr. The style and feel is fantastic and use is easy as a basic phone. The camera is low quality compared to more recent mobiles and the battery life is a bit short compared to Nokias at least. Lastly, unless you are a very regular texter and can type almost blindfold, the letters on the keypad are difficult to pick out as the phone ages. Better at night when the keypad lights up automatically! Its best attribute is its look and feel, probably not seen anything more stylish. However, its old now, replaced by a slide version, but this is like driving a vintage Rolls Royce. If you can pick one up cheaply; you can at the moment, £28 for this unmarked version, they are a bargain. If you want a good camera phone; look elsewhere. Hope this helps, John McKay
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
V3x - If it were released today it'd still be good!
OK, So I loved my old RAZR V3i (the RAZR for those who 'know') but the Camera was adequate (rather than useless on a V3!) getting apps like games and OPERA to work didn't happen but the texting beat T9 into a cocked hat and it felt soooo gooood.
Tried a S.Eric. 3G - OK but somehow didn't hack it so ebayed a dark blue, "soft touch" V3X - if it were as slim as the V3i I would be in luuuvv. Whatever, the colour is gorgeous and it feels really 'tactile'
This thing's slightly thicker thasn the original RAZR but a bit of time setting it up your way and suddenly this thing comes alive and the size (only bout 1cm anyway!) doesn't matter as much. OPERA 4 runs fine and enough other apps work well. Camera has a light (or torch!) and close-up focus switch and at 2MP is good enough for almost every day-to-day piccy. Takes big enough (1GB) cheapo MINI SD cards, menus can be tweaked big time to fit your way of doing things so whilst some people rave about 'knockier', this gets all the basics where you want.
A quality 3G phone with decent camera, good apps support, great texting and tweakable to make the way it works, the way you want. Seems to support fairy good media range , battery lasts better than a lot, classy colour scheme and kinky/sexy to touch/feel with a keypad that's a reasonable size.
The one I got was O2 branded but add a T-mobile card (I had a contract) and change some menus and the only way you can tell is the O2 start-up and shut-down screen, an O2 internet item in an obscure part of a couple of menus and it works fine.
Call me easy to please but this thing is getting better by the day ... the S.Eric just continued to prove increasingly annoying and the V3i didn't quite have enough features (although the nicest to hold/stick in a suit).
Now they're not trendy - but have the trendy features - these things are hidden gems ... ( I paid about £25 all in)... JUST THE SORT OF THING EBAY WAS CREATED FOR!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.