This was one of those phones that you bought based on its looks not on its features. I got it free with my contract but I'm told some people paid around £150 for it on pay as you go.
The phone was extremely thin, so much so that you felt you could snap it in half if you put any pressure on it. It was great though if you went out without a coat as you could shove it in your jeans pocket without too much of a bulge. The small screen on the outside showed you the basics: the time, who was ringing and whether you had any text messages. Inside, with it's shiny silver key pad, was like looking at something from a low budget sci fi movie. This was terrible for showing finger marks but it did look quite snazzy!
By today's standards the camera was terrible but it did a job...well kind of. You just needed to be within 3 feet of the subject in perfect light conditions. Phone memory was not up to much either, there was no slot for a memory card and you could only store ten text messages and a handful of photos. One thing that I did love about it was it was the 1st phone I had seen that I could plug into the usb slot on my computer to charge it. The downside was that if your battery was low you had to move pretty sharpish as it would not recognise the phone if the battery was dead. Aside from that you had all the usual non exciting features such as alarm, calendar, calling and text messages
- A ten text message memory was rubbish even at the time.
- Signal strength was poor compared to other phones on the same network and when speaking to someone you could really tell that the voice quality was nowhere near as good as rival phones.
- When calling someone the phone took a long time to connect and would often drop out. It would never give you a warning noise to tell you it had dropped the call so you ended up holding the phone to your ear for 30 seconds or so until you realised
If you like your phones to look cool and aren't bothered about the features then this could be the phone for you
Motorola RAZR V3
This was my phone before I got a contract phone and it worked fine I didn't have any issues with it apart from texts, it only stores 10 messages and you can't receive no more until you delete some which makes it pretty useless as I enjoy texting so instead I always had to make sure I had credit on this phone so I could just phone people instead of texting and any texts I did get I would read then delete.
The phone features a pretty basic it does have a cam but the pictures are terrible but i suppose this is an old phone. The thing that got my attention on this phone is the design it has a very slim metal body with dual screens the main one and a smaller one on the front which shows the time and if you have any alerts.
I used this phone just for basic stuff really such as calling, alarm and receiving texts.
It doesn't really have enough inbuilt memory to store any songs on the phone and it doesn't have a memory card slot, so overall this phone for me is useless. I mean it still costs £70 on Amazon and for that price you could get a far superior phone. So if you're looking into getting this and you're into your music or texting i suggest you try something else as this just won't cut it
Overall useful as an address book and an alarm but not useful for much else i give this phone 3/10 which is the lowest i have scored anything so far.