Motorola RIZR Z3 / MOTORIZR Review
In a nutshell: The RIZR Z3 is a slide version of the superslim
RAZR phone. It's a great-looking phone, especially with the cool blue
backlighting on the keypad. The RIZR has a much higher specification
than the original RAZR, with a 2 megapixel camera, a high quality LCD
screen, a music player (with an optional Bluetooth stereo headset) and
an expandable memory for storing loads of songs.
Review: December 2006. Updated May 2007.
The Motorola RIZR Z3 (or MOTORIZR, pronounced "riser") is
a sliding phone with a look reminiscent of the MOTOKRZR
and other RAZR-styled phones. In fact, it has almost the same specification
as the KRZR, but in a different design. It's Motorola's first sliding
design phone available in the UK. With a dedicated camera key on the
side, and a 5-way navigation key, soft keys and on/off keys on the main
body of the phone, you can access most of the phone's functions when
it is in the closed position. Slide open the phone to reveal the full
numeric keypad. This is the same style of keypad used for Motorola's
other superslim phones, and is easy to use. With a blue backlighting,
the keypad looks very stylish when in use. At 16mm the RIZR is not as
slim as the world's slimmest slider, the Samsung
D900 (13mm), but is pretty slim, and looks good.
The RIZR features the latest version of Motorola's user interface,
and is perhaps less awkward to use than older Motorola phones. The RIZR
is not the highest spec phone available, but holds its own against other
phones in this price range. The camera is a 2 megapixel device and is
as good as anything Motorola have produced previously, but not in the
same league as the latest top-of-the-range phones from other manufacturers.
There's a video recording option and an MPEG4 video playback feature
in the media player. The display is a good quality TFT screen with 262,000
colours and a good resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. Again, this is trailing
behind the best screens from Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia, but is
good enough. The music player is good quality and handles a wide range
of music formats, including MP3, AAC and AAC+. An optional Bluetooth
stereo headset is available.
The RIZR supports Bluetooth wireless connectivity as well as USB. Whilst
internal memory is limited to 16 Mbytes, the phone's memory can be expanded
up to 2 Gbytes with a MicroSD memory card. The phone is quad band and
has good battery life.
Overall this is a nice-looking handset, but one that lags behind the
competition in most areas. It's nice to see Motorola widening the appeal
of the RAZR family by adding a slide-design phone to the range, but
this isn't a phone that can match the very best from Nokia, Samsung
or Sony Ericsson. Still, if you like the Motorola design and aren't
a slave to specifications, then this could be a great phone for you.
One word of warning before buying though - this isn't the most robust
phone, and a number of our users have had problems with the phone breaking
or freezing. The price of the handset has dropped considerably since
launch, so if you're willing to take the risk it offers exceptionally
good value for money.
Features of the Motorola RIZR Z3 / MOTORIZR include:
- 2 megapixel camera
- Video camera
- Display: TFT, 262k colours, 176 x 220 pixels (1.9 inches)
- Media player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MPEG4 formats)
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Instant Messaging,
- Alarm, calculator
- Push to Talk
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 12
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 1.1
- Memory: 16 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card (up to 2 Gbytes)
- Quad band Size: 46 x 105 x 16 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Talktime: 400 minutes
- Battery standby: 350 hours
Motorola RIZR Z3 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by yatendra chauhan from India on 17th
outstanding phone with amazing features.....!
Reviewed by vikki from united kingdom on 10th
ive had the z3 since march its a nice phone more memory would be nice
and maybe slimmer and lighter not good at keeping signal but overal
its a good phone
Reviewed by dtommyd from USA on 9th Jun 2007
For those of you who gave the phone a poor review because of the memory.
Are you not smart enough to understand you need to buy a 2gb card for
it? Thats as good as some iPods. What else do you want? If you can't
figure out how you shouldn't have a phone. Do an Ebay search on "microSD
memory card 2 GB" I don't really like the software- and am about to
hack it. I would like better reception but the features like my podcasts
to my tv shows I watch on it takes it soo much farther than my last
nokia. and it cost me 50 bucks. so
Reviewed by Viking Babe from England on 7th Jun
Nothing wrong with the way it looks but not particularly easy to text
on. Motorolas usually aren't. That's basically all I use a phone for,
texting. Nearly all the other specs as wasted on me. The screen got
dusty on the inside in no time and not impressed with the camera quality.
And it has no Scandinavian alphabet! A couple of the keys are in unfortunate
and inconvenient places, so you may well be in the middle of a text
and suddenly find you've actually sent it, incomplete, by mistake, when
all you meant to do was to backspace!!!
Reviewed by Tarkuc from Canada on 6th Jun 2007
I really like the phone ... its great but when i try to hook it up to
the computer to put songs on it doesnt always work does anyone no why....
or what i can do ?
Reply by leos from guyana on 7th Mar
you will have to go in the usb settings and change the default connection
to memory card
Reviewed by Jessal from Fiji on 6th Jun 2007
Love the phone...got everything i need...n people complaining about
memory just go out n buy some...lazy people
Reviewed by Mike from England on 5th Jun 2007
Motorola please do not make slide phones anymore flip phones ok but
slides NO WAY . dont try to copy Nokia alright ! had this phone for
3 days and returned it
Reviewed by sanjay punamiya from India on 2nd
I am fan of this fone at the very forst time i saw this..
Reviewed by Sophie from Dundrum N.I on 1st Jun
Rubbish FONE I HATE IT SOOO MUCH UGLY AND NO MEMORY WHAT IS THE DEALIO
Reviewed by Alison from England on 31st May 2007
Fab mobile! Good camera and zoom! Not so brill memory, but easily remedied
with a memory card! Nice and easy to use, quick digits for texting and
sending! I personally love this phone, as I am a motorola fan anyway.
Reviewed by ishan from india on 30th May 2007
i hate moto rizr z3
Reviewed by lux from india on 29th May 2007
a very sleek n stylish fone................totally worth de money....faced
no probs wid it soo far...
Reviewed by hisdjhvia from america on 29th May
Reviewed by spencer from us on 27th May 2007
i think the rizr is very sleek and well thought out. its a very neat
phone and would please any mobile phone user. the pictures, videos,
and voice recording work great. but the quality of the camera is most
Reviewed by corey ware from australia on 25th
awesome-4some, it is da best phone made, if it was white and a slide,
WOAH!!! i just hope motorola make a white slide like the motorola rizr
Reviewed by Vassilsi from Greece on 24th May 2007
Its the best phone. The first time, when i show i said: i will take
that in my birthday. I take it and i love very much. ITS PERFECT!!!
Reviewed by Pr!nce Pasha from Pakistan on 24th
hmmmmmmmm this phone is one of my dreamz reality.THe curve is outlooking
and camera is marvellous!!!ITS MUSIC ROCKZ and have a dashing boby i
m satisfied from my Z-3!!!!1
Reviewed by FLASH from USA on 23rd May 2007
I BOUGHT THE NOKIA 5300. HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE VOICE DIALING. TMOBILE
WAS NICE ENOUGH TO SEND ME THE RIZRZ3. THE PHONE LOOKS GREAT. I HAD
A PROBLEM WITH THE MEMORY CARD. THE PHONE WOULDNT READ IT. THE FONTS
ARE VERY SMALL AND THEY CAN'T BE MADE TO A DIFFERENT SIZE. THE SCREEN
WAS ALWAYS DIRTY WITH DUST. I ONLY HAD THE PHONE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
WHAT I REALLY HATED ABOUT THE PHONE WAS THAT I USE ANOTHER PHONE SOMETIMES
AND IN ORDER TO GET THE SIM CARD OUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE OUT THE MEMORY
CARD. IN ORDER TO TAKE OUT THE SIM CARD YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL
BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO LIKE SLIDE IT OUT OF A LITTLE SLOT WITH A PEN TIP
UNTIL YOU CAN GRAB IT WITH YOUR FINGER. GETTING THE MEMORY CARD OUT
IS DIFFICULT. YOU HAVE TO USE TWO HANDS VERY CAREFULLY SO YOU DON'T
DAMAGE THE CARD. I SENT THE PHONE BACK AND I GOT THE 5300 AGAIN. THIS
TIME THE VOICE DIALING IS GREAT. NO PROBLEMS AAND THE PHONE IS MUCH
MORE USER FRIENDLY. LOVE THE 5300 OVER THE RIZR
Reviewed by awesome from eng on 22nd May 2007
this phone is awesome! had one for a few weeks now and i am totally
satisfied! camera is brilliant, music is cool (by the way, you need
to upload them on the phone in alphabetical order for it to display
them like that) and the over-all quality of the phone is great. Not
only a cool design, but cool capabilities as-well! a must have
Reviewed by Dwain from Tired of USA on 16th May
I got this as an upgrade to a phone that was killed by a swimming pool...
The phone is really nice. Love the size. The slider works well. Some
parts of the software have been updated with some neat features, HOWEVER:
I have had numerous lock ups, and blocking out of parts of the phone,
only to have to shut it off and back on to where I could use them again.
The phones software really lags and it just overall slow and jerky.
They REALLY need to re-write it or give an update. For this reason,
I am ready to send it back to customer service and get a Pearl. Some
have said to look into a software update, but I tried that, and it was
up to date already... So, nice looks, but poor software.
Reviewed by dredz from u.k on 12th May 2007
now this fone is good.
Reviewed by john ca from usa on 12th May 2007
rubish phone do not buy one waist of time
Reviewed by Charlieee from London on 12th May
This phone is good for a Motorola. I bought it for music, its slow and
doesn't set the songs in alphabetical order so you have to spend a few
minutes just to find one song. The camera is good tho, its the best
slide phone I've ever felt. It is slow. The menu is a delay when you
press the middle button. Its a slow phone with good applications.
Reviewed by sagar pau from uk on 11th May 2007
good phone you must buy it!!!!
Reviewed by imaad from india on 11th May 2007
hi friends... this phone is undoubtedly the best-lookin phone in the
market.... and yeah, people who dunno how to handle a phone please dont
buy it, cuz its only for people who actually know that its kinda delicate,
and is not a sofa set to sit on!!!! and be careful try not to drop it.....'
the features are kewl, and the cam is superb!!!! evn the sound quality
is pretty kewl, its almost as good as my freind's SE W850.... i recommend
this fone to all sexy ppl out der who believe in looks and fashion,
wrapped up with some kewl features..... and ppl who hate moto..... go
buy urself a beer, sit at home n booze rather than wastin ur time writin
negative reviews on this babe!!
Reviewed by DJ Gill from Canada on 11th May 2007
OK, this is a great phone, and for those of you who are having problems
with the phone such as it freezes, or your charing/bluetooth light doesnt
work, any software/firmware related problem just flash the phone with
another firmware, check this website out www.modmymoto.com and goto
guides and select your phone as rizr z3 or whatever i also had some
problems but i fixed them by modding my phone and now im happy with
it, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
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Reviewed by Sam from Venezuela on 10th May 2007
Hey...i had this phone for almost 3 weeks and all i can say its that
a very good one in compare to othersin the market here...the only problem
i have its that mine´s didnt came with the cd and i need the driver
to use it with my pc...if anyone can help me please!!!!...mi email is
Reviewed by chris brooks from england on 10th
i think dis fone is f shocling it turns itself i mean wot kind of fone
Reviewed by Bushra from USA on 5th May 2007
I have ordered the motorola Rizr Z3 rose on friday and recieved it on
monday. i love the color and texture of it.. but there is something
tht i'm not satisfied with at all. whn i make/recieve calls, the person's
voice sounds thick n unnatural. compared to the Samsung t519, the voice
quality isnt tht good. and it hasnt evn been a week n i ws having a
problm talking to someone.. there was too much noise whn she was talking,
like u knw whn they tap ur phone n the voice sounds very thick.. it
ws like tht. n today i ws hearing own voice while talking to someone
one the phone twice.. i am having to think twice about this phone nw.
if i should keep it or not.. looks dont say fr too long.. its the quality
tht n the characteristics tht stays forevr.. it goes fr everything tht
we live amongst.. i would like the voices to sound natural.. but othrwise
its a really nice phone.. u cn acess the web.. looking at weather, sports,
entertainment, shop& travel n i guess email.. the Tmobile representative
said tht i wont be able to access email.. but thn i saw an option under
"community".. maybe i can i guess. i just signed up fr the web today
fr $5.99.. so it'll take 48 hours before i cn fully surf the web.. it
would be lovely if i cn chk my mails fr tht little.. i hope this phone
wont cause any more problms in the future.. i am not sure overall if
i should keep it or return it cuz i still have more thn a week left
to return it n get my full money bk.. the nokia 5300 is good but i hate
the camera picz quality.. n the phone is white.. othr thn tht, the phone
is nice.. it slides easily, u dnt have to put tht much effort into it
like the Rizr.. but thts ok.. n it comes with a 1GB.. kool na.. the
Rizr comes with 128MB but u cn increase it to 2GB..soo if anyone cn
plz help me decide if i should keep this rizr or not, it would be very
thoughtful n helpful of u.. thnk u.. n sorry fr writing soo much.. take
Reviewed by jordan from uk on 4th May 2007
trust me my dad got one it freezes butons break the screen goes white
it is AWFUL DON'T GET IT SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GET A SAMSUNG D500 THERE
THE BEST TRUST ME IM A PHONE EXPERT
Reviewed by DANNNN X from ENGLAND on 3rd May 2007
VERYY PRETYY FONE :) PROPAA CUSHDII SLIDE BIIT LOVEE IIT... X
Reviewed by RIZR-USER from US on 2nd May 2007
This is my sixth day of using this phone. Virtually everyone in US has
a flip hone. So my slider phone stands out. What I love about this phone
is everything can be done without opening the phone, except dialing
a new number or txt messaging. Love the 2mp camera. It does what it
meant to do quite well. But it’s no where near a stand-alone camera,
even a vga camera. The only reason I don't recommand anyone buying this
phone is because I don't want it to become a fad like other phone. Everyone
and their grandmother has a RAZR-V3. RIZR phone is all mine.
Reviewed by Sidrat Amin from Bangladesh on 28th
I love changing my mobile very often and my latest BABY is the Moto
RIZR. I also currently have a Samsung D900. The D900 was excellent in
every way but even though it was slim,it was a bit wide.Also the D900s
3 Megapixel camera was by far the worst camera I have ever seen in any
Samsung phone. I am very pleased with my Moto RIRZ.It looks very very
sexy and stylish,trust me you have to see this phone in person to see
how beautiful and sleek it looks,these picture do not do the Phone Justice.The
only gripe I have with this phone is Motorola seems to have changed
the internal software(Firmware) of these newer models.Motorola Mp3 quality
is not nearly as good as Sony ericsson but atleast they could be modded
to perform better but these newer models are not yet fully moddable
and the Mp3 quality and loudness Sucks when using the headphones.But
in every other department ie Its interface,looks,camera and very high
qualityt display,You cannot go wrong with this phone so GO FOR IT!Gr
ab Your Moto RIZR today. email@example.com
Reviewed by Tom from England on 19th Apr 2007
Just got this phone and I have to say its awesome!! luv it. anyone who
wants a great phone, buy this!!!
Reviewed by donna from australia on 17th Apr 2007
The company I work for got us new phones and I have had this phone for
3 weeks. The screen freezes up and sometimes goes white and now my navigation
button (left side) doesn't work. I'm sending it back tomorrow. Mine
is not the only one going back five others from the company are also
going back. The features of this phone may look good on paper, but save
yourself and don't get this phone!!
Reviewed by Mandy from India on 16th Apr 2007
Purchasing this phone will give you initial excitement and happiness
but let me tell you, its very short lived. I bought this phone less
than two months back and the screen has started going blank already
for no apparent reason. I also sent it at one of the Moto service shops
but of no help. I was told the damage will not be covered under warranty
as it has been caused due to liquid spilling or exposure to moisture..
?? Such a lie.. i absolutely loved this phone and was extra careful
with it, hence there is no chance of it getting anywhere near liquid
or exopsed to extreme weather conditions. This phone is not very durable.
Pls avoid it! Sheer waste of money
Reviewed by Tito from Bangladesh on 11th Apr 2007
Very very Sexy
Reviewed by ???? from australia on 8th Apr 2007
I JuSt ReCeNtLy gOt tHiS PhOnE aNd It rOcKs JoCkS I LoVe iT. pEoPLe
dOnT KnOw wHaT ThEy aRe tAlKiNG AbOuT. tHiS PhOnE Is mY 1st PhOnE AnD
It Is FaBoULoUs!!!
Reviewed by Jspencer from Scotland on 6th Apr
Reviewed by STOOPID! MaTTy from bradford on 29th
MaTTy (from Bradford) 1st tells us (7/1) he works with phones(very 'credible'
review from him then ...LMAO) makes slanderous acusations about all
Motorola phones, then "conveniently" claims the superiority of Nokia
+ Samsung. Unfortunately poor maTTy's (Braford) memory is going as on
(26/2)he REPEATS AGAIN how bad Motorola are. OH DEAR! If someone is
so brain dead as to make there unbalanced fanatiscism so blindingly
obvious, their claims + implications could even be opposite of the actual
Reviewed by motorizrowns from United States of America
on 28th Mar 2007
this is a very great phone. i love the slide design and its slim quality.
the slide is very nice because it is spring assisted. overall motorola
did an awesome job making another razr style phone.
Reviewed by dadawgsbolux from england on 27th
ive had the phone about 7 hours ,before i turned it on i installed the
software and it was an absolute dream to use , so simplistic and user
friendly ,converting video files that my pc told me was unknown was
unexpected ,then i turned the phone on unfortunately not as good as
the provided software although the build quality was 100% brilliant
it was the way you have to manage your files (deleting,moving etc).
i had read the reviews on here before purchase and the only complaints
i saw serious was the screen cracking and dust the rest seemed as though
they didnt want to delve into their new found electronic beauty ,exploration
is how we found the new world and that is the only way you'll find the
answers to your questions ,as long as it doesnt look too complicated
its all there ,to be found after a couple of button presses seriosly
though its not the best phone out there but its a good contender
Reviewed by EHSAN from IRAN on 27th Mar 2007
Reviewed by Richard from UK on 25th Mar 2007
I have owned the Motorola Rizr (pronounced riser) Z3 for almost 2 months,
and as my 8th mobile phone, I have been very impressed. Looking at the
hardware side of the phone first it is very well made, with excellent
use of materials. The glass screen cover has yet to show any scratches,
where my old phones had numerous light scratches after a few weeks,
so it would seem no screen protector is required if you want to keep
it in good condition. The body is made of metal coated with a soft touch
material (this can be clearly seen in the battery cover); this combined
with the weight of the phone (which is slightly heavier than a plastic
phone of the same dimensions) makes for a high quality feel when holding
the phone. The sliding mechanism is great, especially as it is Motorola's
first; the front panel snaps up and down with little effort (it is spring
assisted) and there is a raised bump on the screen for your thumb. This
makes it easily as good as Samsung and far smoother than the Nokia sliders
that have been released to date. The only downside I have found so far
is that fingerprints show up easily on the glass screen cover, and need
to be wiped off quite frequently. Software-wise, the idiosyncrasies
of the Motorola operating system do take a little getting used to, but
not to the extent that I would want to change to another phone. Certainly
it is not as intuitive as Sony Ericsson's interface, and does not appear
to respond to keypresses as rapidly as say the SE k750i, however it
is no slouch and is certainly very useable. I think it will be very
interesting to see how the Z6 fares with the new Linux based system.
I have read of two issues here and elsewhere: one where the clock does
not show up on the standby screen, and one where dust collects under
the screen cover. My phone was purchased as an O2 upgrade in Feb 2007
and displays the time on the standby screen in either analogue or digital
format (this can be selected in Settings->Personalise->Home Screen).
As for the dust issue, this has been happening to me - a lot of dust
had collected under the display cover within a couple of weeks - perhaps
because I had been using tissues to wipe away finger smudges! It is
dissapointing that the screen has not been sealed well enough to prevent
dust getting under there, however I have found that it is very easy
to clean, so I have provided the following instructions: WARNING - DO
NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE AT ALL UNSURE, AND DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF
YOU DO NOT WISH TO RISK VOIDING YOUR WARRENTY!!!!! Turn off your phone,
flip up the front panel and place the phone face down on a soft surface.
Use a Torx T5 screwdriver/bit (available from some hardware/electronics
stores or online) to carefully unscrew the small screws from the reverse
of the front panel. Do not loose these!!! If you turn the phone over
you should now be able to lift the top of the front cover away from
the display, then slide down slightly to free it from the bottom of
the display. Be very careful at this point as there is a small ribbon
cable connecting the front cover buttons to the rest of the phone!!!
This can be unplugged from the display board by carefully lifting it
away, you may need to use a small screwdriver to gently lever it up
but in my case this was not necessary. Now use a blower brush (available
from any good camera shop) to blow away the dust from both the LCD display
and the inside of the front cover. Then simply reassemble the phone
by following the above instructions in reverse. Voila - dust free Z3!
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org from US on
25th Mar 2007
Yes i agree. It is a great phone but not time on the display. Please
email if you know how to do so. Thank you
Reviewed by Roadrage0880@Aol.com from US on 21st
The phone is great. but i can figure out why my display time is not
displaying the time. ANd i tryed everything so if you now just email
Reviewed by JaS from US on 20th Mar 2007
i got the motorola rizr z3, its a good phone. but no time display and
everytime someone sends a picture message it says unable to download.
and the roam indicator is always on
Reviewed by jesus from US on 10th Mar 2007
Got this phone on ebay, its an awsome phone but i have one problem:
When playing music, even if the headphones that came with it are plugged
into the phone, the music will play out of the phone's speaker, not
the headphones, am i supposed to send the sound to the headphones somehow???
please help in email email@example.com
Reviewed by Ezmarelda from India on 8th Mar 2007
ITS GREAT GET IT!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Rebecca from England on 6th Mar 2007
AMAZING! Beats nokia by a mile! I got this phone for my B-day about
a month ago and its FANTASTIC!!! Nothing beats it! I wanted a K1 at
first but this is just as good and not as fragile! The camera is great,
the memory is long,bluetooth is brill on it! Who wouldnt want this cool
stylish phone?! Definatly BUY!!!!!!
Reviewed by ????? from ?????? on 6th Mar 2007
Omg this phone is amazing, it rocks! I have always in the past used
nokias, and was quite worried about moving on to a motorola but as soon
as i got this phone i had totaly changed my mind. its fantastic! Nothing
beats it. The camera is great, Bluetooth is brill, and memory is fantastic!
I definatly reccomend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Alison from England uk on 6th Mar
I have had this phone since xmas and think its great, takes good pickies,
holds enough pics without memory card, and always has good reception.
The ringtones are good too. In my opinion this slider is great!
Reviewed by Strods from Panama on 5th Mar 2007
Excellent phone have had it for a couple of days and it rocks! no service
provider has brought it so i'm one of the only people that have (bought
it on ebay) so when i use the phone people look and ask were i got it,
the only draw back i would say is the battery when your using the music
on the phone the battery only last a day or 2 hope moto solves that
problem with the Z8, but over all recomend the phone to any one and
all those people that say they had problems probably it wasnt the phone
it might have been the user!!! I was able to solve the problem with
the dust under the rubber stip that helps you open the phone, just buy
some compress air listo & yes if you ever need to take the sim card
out of the phone is a pain!! Moto keep on doing a great job, will update
later on since i gave a similar review on the SLVR L7 and a couple of
months later it broke (wasnt the user was the phone, no one was able
to fix it so its some were in my room...jajaja
Reviewed by Adam from England on 27th Feb 2007
I've had this phone for quite some time now and it has never let me
down. The design is really good also. I used to have a V635 and that
was like a tank. This one is also like a tank, but not in a big bulky
heavy way. I really love this phone, it's really good! The software
is much better than my old phone too, this one runs faster and smoother
and never crashes. Some people say that the phone scratches easy and
crashes alot, They must throw it about then, because mine is good as
new. Anyhoo.. You should get this, it's Amaze'
Reviewed by MaTTy from bradford on 26th Feb 2007
please do not buy this phone it is rubbish it breaks all the time and
the camera fails please do not get any motorola phones please people
Reviewed by parastar doctor from india on 26th
iv recently bought the rizrz3 infact ,iv not even inserted a sim ,although
the phone looks cool.but i wonder if the screen is a little small.but
for close to 14000rs.looks like a fair deal from motorala
Reviewed by Bolika from Cananda on 25th Feb 2007
THis phone is the best phone i ever got yet....For the people below
with low ratings... first of all why would your phone break in a week.
its either you cant take care of phone or your mentally challenged..
second stop saying the word.. "rubish"!! its annonying, furthermore
its a great phone and you should recommend you to buy it.
Reviewed by Elizabeth from United Kingdom on 25th
this phone is dedli!!
Reviewed by Lexie from hawaii on 25th Feb 2007
Phone is great!!! just got it, it's been a week. So lovvve it. If you
like the razor you'll love the z3. Still figuring the time stamp on
this ? Wish had it in hot pink....
Reviewed by ?? from uk on 22nd Feb 2007
this phone looks really good and easy to work but it hasnt got alot
Reviewed by THIYAGU from INDIA on 22nd Feb 2007
ITS VERY NICE PHONE
Reviewed by Nicola from Ireland on 20th Feb 2007
Its as good as the V3 only better!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ilham from oman on 19th Feb 2007
fabulous phone... really great.. i would recommend to buy it..........
Reviewed by Dan from Wales on 18th Feb 2007
Reviewed by isabel from UK on 18th Feb 2007
I returned this phone because surprisingly it doesn't have any animations
to send on text messages.
Reviewed by daniel from india on 18th Feb 2007
rubbish this phone's screen cracked when I sat on it..
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 16th Feb 2007
Had motorola phone before and said would never get another but tried
this and WOW its something else.Really cool looking,easy to use,buttons
good and its altogether FAB.
Reviewed by Jacko from Whitstable on 16th Feb
brill buy this phone because it looks good and has many great features
Reviewed by Dominic from UK on 13th Feb 2007
This is my second one. The first one i had constantly froze, the screen
wouldgo white and then nothing could be done, it would come back eventually.
Also I had a big problem with dust buildingup under the screen. Got
my new one thinking it would be better because i like the design of
the phone etc. There is no freezing with the 2nd one but the dust its
beginning to build up again. This is very annoying, so i am now searching
for a new mobile.
Reviewed by fawad from PAkistan on 13th Feb 2007
i like this cell very much. it is very beaytifull mobile phone
Reviewed by Nick Etches from UK on 11th Feb 2007
Had my Z3 three days now,best phone i've ever had,love everything about
it.Worried about switching from Nokia but glad i did.The reminder beep
every five mins for Missed calls is great.
Reviewed by Ebony from USA on 11th Feb 2007
Like oh my god, this phone is awsome!!i dont think u could get another
phone as brilliant as this...take my advice peeps...dis phone is fetch!!
Reviewed by Jack Goody from England on 11th Feb
This phone is quite nice. It is quite complex so if you are looking
for a simple phone go for a Nokia. Its modern and quite light, there
are some disadvantages but overall it is OK.
Reviewed by Jose' Fabrigas from Spain and England on
11th Feb 2007
I speaking espanuel so my english not too good! This phone is good,
Me have it aswel as my son who play for famous football club...It celebrity
Reviewed by Liam from england on 11th Feb 2007
absolutly brillaint phone, you wouldnt belive its a 2mp camera ud fink
its a 10.2mp its that good and the phone is so easy to use no problems
Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 9th Feb 2007
Reviewed by NICK LYNCH. from UK on 7th Feb 2007
This phone is extremely easy to break, and a simple tap of the phone
may freeze it. When it is frozen, it's impossible to turn off until
the battery is removed. This is hard to do, as the battery compartment
locks up and is very fiddley. On the other hand, it has a cool flickering
Reviewed by caz from jamica on 4th Feb 2007
The first day I got this phone it broke
Reviewed by Jamie from Australia on 4th Feb 2007
Screen continuely cracks 3rd time in repair and only had it for a month
DO NOT BUY WASTE OF MONEY !!!
Reviewed by Anisha from UK on 2nd Feb 2007
Fab phone, very stylish, easy to use and mint camera. Has all features
would recommend to anyone.
Reviewed by MIKE from England on 30th Jan 2007
I love this phone if u wont a new phone get this or the motorola e550.
The key pad is very quick and very nice, it has a great amount of storage
and the camera and video is superb i love using it to send my mates
things and the bluetooth is very quick it is amazing and i love this
phone to bits. You would be a fool not to get this!!!! GREAT PHONE AND
WELL DONE AGAIN MOTOROLA FOR THIS AND MOTOROLA E550
Reviewed by Asheesh Joshi from INDIA on 30th Jan
RIZR rocks! damn cool phone. I love the design and the intelligent UI.
Love this one from Motorola.
Reviewed by jean platt from lancs uk on 28th Jan
not impresses at all could not get a good signal ring tone very low
kept missing calls and after two months the keypad stuck my k1 now sacked
Reviewed by Jose Luis Arias from Mexico on 27th
Excellent reception, outstanding video and photo performance, but a
little complex to learn all its features, and mainly, you need special
headphones in order to tune fm radio.
Reviewed by ian from UK on 26th Jan 2007
I got this phone in december it is rubbish its been sent back 5 times
first the screen crack and then the hole top of the slide screen cam
of then the buttons peeled and now its the paint work so i have been
out today and bought the sony erricson w900i that put me back £300.
I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS.
Reviewed by James from UK on 21st Jan 2007
ive just bought my Z3 today and it is amazing, the picture quality s
amazing and so is the flash on the camera it can easy light up a dark
room. only down side is that there is no radio but who needs that when
you can have all your favourite mp3's on it, i also got a micro sd card
for £20, all in all money well spent.
Reviewed by Amer from uk, huddersfield on 21st
This phone is absolutelysuperb in design and motorola have done an excellant
job. I am used to using slide phones and it definately beats other slide
phones in this department. The software is the same as the KRZR but
both are excellant phones. I would recommend these to anyone. You hear
about the screen on the ouside of the KRZR cracking but it only happens
to those idiots who put the phone in there front or back trouser pockets.
Ladies, it also depends on how tight your jeans are! buy this phone,
honestly is is tops!!!!!
Reviewed by Woolfie Woolferson from UK on 20th
woolfie reccomends this phone!!!!!!
Reviewed by Osi from America on 9th Jan 2007
Vey good phone excellent featers
Reviewed by Lee from United Kingdom on 8th Jan
Whats not to like ! Feels solid and looks good. Ok Motorola OS system
aint the best but Samsung's is not much better. Nokia rules in this
department but in the long run you still get to the feature you want.
Money well spent in my humble opinion.
Reviewed by Todor from U.K on 8th Jan 2007
I love this phone. Got it today and I'm very pleased with it and all
the features it's got. The camera is perfect quality - 2 megapixel,
the mp3 player is good, it's just nothing else to ask for. Buy this
phone - it's worth every penny!
Reviewed by Frederick-Sui T from Singapore on
1st Jan 2007
Lately I've been a Sony Ericsson power user (K700i, W800i, K800i) but
hav decided 2 try this cool looking Z3. I stop using Motorola/s after
my V8088 clampshell as alternatives seemed better. I only took notice
to Motorola again after the release of RAZR V3 & SLVR L7 but they're
not featured packed. The Z3 is excellent with the MP3 w/ A2DP Bluetooth
and a reasonably good camera. Sadly no FM radio. The OS is still not
the most ideal but it has some winning abilities. The built quality
surpass all the other brands that feels plasticky. The screen is one
of the brightest & sharpest I've seen but wish it could be larger. The
unique magnesium keypads & blue glow is really cool. Not for the simple
minded. Lastly it is a power/designer phone for those who want to stand
out... and it did... my friends were all admiring the looks of it!
Reviewed by Dazzy321 from U.K on 26th Dec 2006
Brought this phone last week in black from Carphone Warehouse, am really
pleased with it, its a good solid design and seems easy to use. It looks
very classy and quite a few of my friends asked where I got it. My only
problem was on Christmas eve when it suddenly stopped charging and giving
strange error messgaes up, also the blue charging light on front did
not light up. Took it back to Carphone who gave me another phone which
seems ok, but to be honest the blue charging light still does not come
on the front (even tho owners manual says it should) and I fully charged
it when I got it out of the box but a few hours later it wanted charging
again so am having my doubts now..any advice on this matter would be
helpful. But in general I really like the phone.
Reviewed by lexi from england on 26th Dec 2006
this phone is the worst phone i have ever had. Not really in to the
whole technical side of things but if you want a simple, good working
phone this is not it. Had mine for two weeks and have sent it back as
it is that bad. Do not get this phone !!!!!!
Reviewed by s'n' d from uk on 21st Dec 2006
good phone not as great as the lg chocolate however very good
Reviewed by Ian from London SE28 on 16th Dec 2006
I haven’t had a Motorola phone since the Star TAC 501which at
the time was probably the best looking phone on the market. To my knowledge
the first clamshell on the market I know I used to get looks of envy
when everyone else was using their bricks. The Motorola RIZR Z3 gives
that same impression it looks great, it has a good solid feel without
being heavy, it has PURE STYLE written all over it. O.K it has it’s
drawbacks the menu system my not be the most straightforward, the camera
my not be the best on the market but as a phone it works perfectly well.
Who cares about all that you wouldn’t worry about a pair of shoes
that hurt, or a pair of jeans that were to tight, as long as they looked
good and this phone looks FANTASTIC.
Reviewed by kammo from INDIA on 15th Dec 2006
This is Kammo from Thane wadarwadi i just got this fone couple of days
before & this is an outstanding fone. The only prob is the slide is
not as smooth as D900 but looks cool. This is the best slide fone till
now frm Moto but waiting for Moto to come with 3 mega pixel cam fone.
Reviewed by Shamus from Kent, UK on 14th Dec 2006
Ive been waiting to upgrade my handset for some time now and have tried
the usual suspects (Sony K800i, NOKIA 8800, N80, N91 and Samsung D900)
and to be fair, they all did what they where supposed to (make calls)but
they had that much other stuff on them, that they stopped being mobile
phones. Had this phone for 5 days now. Used the software for the first
time yesterday. As such only two small gripes:firstly, the screen stays
black after about 1min, you then have to press a button or open the
phone to view the time. This is a bit of a pain especially if you use
your phone as a time piece. Secondly, the supported software isn't compatible
with Itunes. Again, not a show stopper but if you want to play and edit
tracks, a much easier interface would help. Other than that, a very
sexy, stlyish, easy to use mobile phone (it can even make calls!!)
Reviewed by brad from australia on 14th Dec 2006
this fone is the best phone wat i every had his has the best features
and its nice lookin should bye 1 is good
Reviewed by Chris Ellett from England on 13th
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Phone worked well for about 4 months. Then it just started to switch
itself off for no reason. Doesn't seem to do it as often when fully
charged so now I charge it twice a day. MP3 player works well, bluetooth
is good, camera very good. Has gone in for repair now, so hopefully
it will stay on when it comes back.