Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
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Nice phone, outdated
Member Name: ps3consolewar
Disadvantages: low memory, lack of features by todays standards
I got this phone as a Christmas present back in 2005 when it was all the rave - literally no matter where you looked this phone was there: on adverts, TV programs, Soaps etc. Lots of people at that time were using this phone and even today if you look at it you can see why. It had a good balance of style, features and battery life, and it is these three sectors which I will be reviewing.
Battery Life: The V3 Razr has good battery life (much better than modern iPhones) on a full charge I remember it lasting up to 2 weeks - a good feat at the time. When you were activly using it playing java games, ot using the GPRS internet the battery life dropped to about 12 hours of continual usage, which is great even by today's standards. The battery was upgradeable to a higher capacity, but that meant the normal battery cover would not work which ruined the look of the phone so I didn't try that.
Features: At the time phones were only starting to have video recording capabilities, which this phone had, although the camera is very low quality by today's standards. Flipping the phone down you could take a photo of yourself with the front facing camera. The phone has got next to no memory by today's standards, about 10mb if your lucky which can hold many photos taken on the phone but as it isn't upgradeable via micro sd, you wont be listening to music on this phone! It has java so you will be able to use thousands of java applications on the net, but again memory is a problem here. Music can be assigned for incoming calls but
again, memory ruins this feature.
Looks: Nothing much needs to be said here: this phone is hands down the best looking phone ever made next to the iphone. It is so sleek and streamlined, nearly every bit is made of metal (keypad, front, back ,battery case) even the keys are back-lit. (go to google images for just the idea for what I mean).
Overall this was a fantastic phone at the time. By todays standards maybe not so much, but is a perfect phone for older family as it is easy to use and looks great.
Summary: Nice phone, great for low tech users.
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