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Motorola RAZR V3 review

6.7/10 AVG.
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6.7/10
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The Motorola RAZR V3 currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 949 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


OS
No
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
QCIF (176 x 144) and less


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket-lint

Slim and metallic, the whole handset presentation screams of futuristic minimalism while harking back to the childhood sci-fi of audience it's aimed at.

- Charlie Brewer, Pocket-lint


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Motorola released the RAZR V3 on February 22, 2005.


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Motorola backs up the RAZR V3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your RAZR V3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola RAZR V3's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS
No

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
QCIF (176 x 144) and less

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard QCIF (176 x 144) and less camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
5 MB

Internal memory is 5 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
680mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 680 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

RAZR V3 Specs

Overview
Release date February 22, 2005
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 5 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.7 W/kg
Body: 0.57 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Carrying case, Headset, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 680 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Magenta, Pearl Gray, Silver, Dark Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.3 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 95 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 96 x 80 pixels, 4k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
QCIF (176 x 144) and less
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


Pocket-lint

Looks great and performs well - this will become an icon in the mobile phone world

from Pocket-lint

Overall the Razr V3 is a stunning mobile phone. Slim and metallic, the whole handset presentation screams of futuristic minimalism while harking back to the childhood sci-fi of audience it's aimed at. The specs are still to vague to really be a...More

Overall the Razr V3 is a stunning mobile phone. Slim and metallic, the whole handset presentation screams of futuristic minimalism while harking back to the childhood sci-fi of audience it's aimed at. The specs are still to vague to really be able to tell if this phone will stand the scrutiny of inspection beyond the outer shell, but in the meanwhile, I'd happily suffer the frustrations of the functionality, simply to be a early owner.

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User Reviews


Great phone - until it died

Had this phone for 16 months and loved every bit about it. Great reception - often the only one in my group who got a signal in rural areas. Worked very easily with my computer and bluetooth. Easy transfer of photo files, and glad to have it charge through USB-mini - very handy. Great battery life...More
Had this phone for 16 months and loved every bit about it. Great reception - often the only one in my group who got a signal in rural areas. Worked very easily with my computer and bluetooth. Easy transfer of photo files, and glad to have it charge through USB-mini - very handy. Great battery life (5-7 days). Noting to complain about. Sadly, got caught in a rain storm and soaked it - lost function in one button and shorted out the battery and sent it back to Bell - but it got replaced with a far inferior Samsung m530 (no comparison - what a piece of junk). The Razr was a great machine up to that day. Less

All show-no go

I got this phone in late 2005 when it had been out for a while, thinking it's a great looking phone. Well that's about it. The sound quality is good but the speaker volume is terrible. The camera is ok for it's size. The software is clunky, and not intuitive, and can leave you guessing sometimes....More
I got this phone in late 2005 when it had been out for a while, thinking it's a great looking phone. Well that's about it. The sound quality is good but the speaker volume is terrible. The camera is ok for it's size. The software is clunky, and not intuitive, and can leave you guessing sometimes. The keypad looks neat, but again the buttons and software don't give very good feedback if they've been pressed or not. Remarkably, the best thing about this phone was it's battery life (when the battery was new) and its ability to survive drops from the beltline to some hard surfaces. Less
I had this phone for 2 years and I never had a problem with it. It got dropped lots and used all the time.. and I never had an issue. The only real problem I had near the end of my contract was that the battery wouldn't stay charged that long, but I created that problem myself by charging it while it w...More
I had this phone for 2 years and I never had a problem with it. It got dropped lots and used all the time.. and I never had an issue. The only real problem I had near the end of my contract was that the battery wouldn't stay charged that long, but I created that problem myself by charging it while it was on. Sure the features weren't all high tech and such but if your looking for a functional phone, the Razr is amazing! I've had my new phone for not even a year and I'm having problems, now I sorta regret getting rid of my Razr... Less

3 Years and still works great!

Mine is years old and still working great....gave it to my mom. She loves it, very user friendly for her as a first time cell user.

Pretty awesome.

The pros. - Quite attractive design - VERYVERYVERY durable. - Buttons are pretty and large enough for your fingers - Call quality is good - Easy to navigate menus - Did I mention it was durable? - Battery life is pretty good. I've gone about a week without having to charge. This is good for a forgetf...More
The pros. - Quite attractive design - VERYVERYVERY durable. - Buttons are pretty and large enough for your fingers - Call quality is good - Easy to navigate menus - Did I mention it was durable? - Battery life is pretty good. I've gone about a week without having to charge. This is good for a forgetful person like me ;] Cons. - NO memory. .__. If I get about 45 texts in my inbox, there's no more space for more. There isn't even a slot for more memory :l - Few features. It's very simple, and I guess that's a pro in some cases, but it gets boring after a while. - The buttons don't play the right notes for Mary Had a Little Lamb when I try to play it ;_______; I would recommend this phone to anyone who's looking for a simple phone, such as young kids or whose parents want them to have a phone. It's simple, pretty, and incredibly durable. For us teenagers who want to Facebook, MSN and text at the same time, you'd stay away from this phone. Less

Old but still reliable Razor...

I for one love this old phone. I got it quite a few years ago when they first come out and to be frank, so far the only problem was the short battery life after a year. I have had 2 new phones since then that died on me just after the warranty expired, and it wasn't worth the major headache and has...More
I for one love this old phone. I got it quite a few years ago when they first come out and to be frank, so far the only problem was the short battery life after a year. I have had 2 new phones since then that died on me just after the warranty expired, and it wasn't worth the major headache and hassles to repair. So, oddly enough I kept my razor for a back up and I already had to resort to reactivating it twice in the last 2 years. However, I did go to "The Source", (CANADA) and purchase another battery and a new charger. Charger was 39.99 and the battery was 29.99 and I still use the phone to this very day and now have no intentions of getting a new one until this one completely gives up the ghost for good. If it not broke, don't fix it is a worthwhile motto for this phone. Probably the best phone so far to date that Motorola has ever made. Less

i hate it

i hate this phone first i think its really ugly and like a couple months after i got it the screen on the front stoped working and the camera suck every thurns out blurry and you cant zoom in that much

2 Years - No problems

I've had this phone for two years with Bell. Now selling it because I got an HTC touch. I'm VERY satisfied with the Razr v3c. I did have a problem with it about a year ago when the screen would freeze or work periodically. People at Bell told me that this was because of water damage and replaced it for...More
I've had this phone for two years with Bell. Now selling it because I got an HTC touch. I'm VERY satisfied with the Razr v3c. I did have a problem with it about a year ago when the screen would freeze or work periodically. People at Bell told me that this was because of water damage and replaced it for me. Never actually dropped it in water. Maybe it was because of the very humid summer?? Strange in any case. After two years, the battery is dying on me and needs to be replaced (which is anticipated). The phone has a very satisfying feel to it and is very easy to use. The design and blue lighting on the keypad is awesome, especially when you're trying to dial a number in the middle of the night. I'm not sure about the more advanced features, such as surfing the web, etc. It looks like the selection of features on this phone is not very extensive. Basic stuff, such as calendar, calculator etc are included, but that's about it. Loading mp3 ringtones to the phone is very easy and the sound is great. 1.3MP camera is alright. Overall, simply to be used as a phone, I just love it! It easily fits into the pocket in your jeans because it's so slim. One thing I absoluately hate though is the annoying beep it does when the battery is low that you cannot disable! Pros: - Amazing design, feel and look - Good battery life - Solid design - Loud, customizable ringtones - Very light and ultra slim (great for people like me who don't like to walk around carying a pebble in their jeans). - Responsive and very easy to use. Cons: - Lack of features (maybe because I'm using a smart phone now) - Reception in my basement is a little shaky. Seen other phone with better reception. Verdict: I think this phone does an amazing job as a phone. However, if you do a lot of texting or any web browsing, you'll need something more advanced. Less

bad alarm

Ok i wad the razr for over a year. When u put a alarm on sometimes the sound skips, like when the alarm is low by flo rida the song keaps skiping. I thing this is a ok phone but the sound is bad. i dont think the phone is worth as much as it costs.

RAZR ROCKS

HAD MY RAZR FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW, SERVED ME GREAT! I HAD DROPPED IT A LOT OF TIMES, NOT EVEN A SCRATCH OR CRACK i DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING THAT THE RAZR IS BAD AND EVERYTHING? IT'S ONLY CON IS THE CAMERA WHICH TAKES A LONG TIME BEFORE IT ACTUALLY TAKES A PICTURE, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS PERFECTION!
HAD MY RAZR FOR OVER 2 YEARS NOW, SERVED ME GREAT! I HAD DROPPED IT A LOT OF TIMES, NOT EVEN A SCRATCH OR CRACK i DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING THAT THE RAZR IS BAD AND EVERYTHING? IT'S ONLY CON IS THE CAMERA WHICH TAKES A LONG TIME BEFORE IT ACTUALLY TAKES A PICTURE, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS PERFECTION! Less

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