Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
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Motorola RAZR V3i - Sleek and Sexy
Motorola RAZR V3i
Member Name: Karonher
Motorola RAZR V3i
Advantages: All the functions you need yet still small and compact
Disadvantages: Poor battery life
I have never really bothered about having the latest phone and the cost of the contract was always the main reason why I choose a handset. When I saw the Motorola RAZR it was the first time that I wanted the phone as much as I wanted a good price. It was free as part of a T Mobile contract, so I could not complain about that. It was very easy to use as the keys were big enough to make sure I did not keep misdialling and it was really easy to navigate around the other functions such as text messages and using the phone. I never did get round to download anything so I can't say if there was a problem here.
This RAZR is a flip phone, more commonly called a clamshell phone. I was worried that the constant opening and closing would cause the shell to break, but I had it for 18 months without a problem. It was 2006 when I got the phone and by then it had already been downgraded from a top of the range to one that was free on many contracts.
One of the main things I liked about it was the fact that it was very thin and this was ideal for putting in the sort of small handbag normally used for a night out. It measures 2.1" x .54" and only weighs 99g so I could take it everywhere with me.
It has a good size memory of 10 MB and that is far more than I am ever going to need as I don't use it for photographs or videos. It has a fairly good size screen at 2.2" so it was always easy to read the numbers and any texts that came through. It has a choice of 24 ringtones and as with most phones there is Bluetooth so it was easy to get my normal ringtone on it. There was no problem with the volume as all calls could be heard but are not so loud as to be annoying if the phone rang in the office.
There was not the same amount of colour choices as there are now but I was still offered a fair range, black, purple, blue, red, green and I think it may have bronze or gunmetal - I have the black one. I have seen pink ones but think they are a special edition or import.
The main complaint I have with it is the fact that there is not much of a battery life and even though I do not use a mobile a great deal the battery would only last a couple of days even when switched off at night. To balance that out, as it is a flip phone the screen does not get scratched nearly as much as other phones I have had.
Over the last few years I have had other phones but this is the one that I have kept as my back up phone in case I lose or damage my current one and I still don't feel as if I am using a prehistoric phone when I use it.
Summary: A good phone that I still dont mind using
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