Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
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Great Bargain Phone
Motorola MOTORIZR Z3
Member Name: DanB7290
Motorola MOTORIZR Z3
Advantages: Did so much for so little money, looked dearer than it actually was
Disadvantages: Low screen resolution
I got this for £50 from Morrisons a few years ago, after breaking my fragile KRZR just a few days after the warranty expired. And what a phone it was! It had everything that was needed in a phone around 2007; a decent camera (although these days 2MP is nothing), Bluetooth, a music player, and it was of slide form factor, which had replaced flip phones as the coolest thing ever at the time.
The OS was standard Motorola fare, always seemed a bit basic, but it was so easy to use. The screen had a pretty poor resolution, as per usual, but other than that it was great. Plus that etched metal keyboard just added to the coolness, it made it feel far more expensive than the £50 I paid.
One of the things I remember was that the Bluetooth supported A2DP, which meant that I could use it with Bluetooth enabled speakers and stereo systems. The only one I used it with in fact, was the car. I could control the music player on it from the car, and the player itself was so simple to use that for a while I shied away from taking my iPod everywhere as well as the phone.
The battery life was fantastic, lasted around 5 days between charges, nowhere near the old Nokia 3310, which lasted weeks and weeks, but far better than the latest smartphones, which seem to need charging every night.
All in all this was probably the third best phone I ever had (2nd is the 3310, and 1st is my iPhone 4S), and at £50 it was a complete and utter bargain. Naturally, I was devastated when at a music festival in 2008, I got hammered and lost it. It's probably still in a field somewhere in the midlands.
Summary: Top phone at an unbelievable price
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