Motorola V300 Review
Review: July 2004. Updated March 2005.
Compared with the Motorola V600, the V300 lacks quad-band global roaming
(it's tri-band instead, which isn't a bad compromise), video playback
and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, but is nevertheless a decently
featured mid-range camera phone. It comes with the benefit of voice
dialling, an integrated handsfree speaker and a picture phonebook. However,
what lets the V300 down badly is its very high weight (123g), low memory
and unreliable software - read the user comments below for a flavour
of these. The V300 has now been replaced by the E550.
Features of the Motorola V300 review include:
- Integrated digital camera
- Internal display: 65,000 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- External display: 2 lines of text with blue backlight
- Downloadable polyphonic / MP3 ringtones
- MotoMixer (Remixable MIDI ringer software)
- Java games: Stuntman & Monopoly, plus downloadable games
- Downloadable wallpaper
- Downloadable animated screensavers
- USB cable connectivity
- GPRS, WAP 2.0
- Multimedia messaging (MMS)
- Predictive text (iTap)
- Group SMS
- Instant messaging
- Voice-activated dialling
- Integrated hands-free speakerphone
- Picture phone book: up to 1000 entries
- Memory: 5 Mbytes
- User-customisable softkey functions, main menu and shortcuts
- Vibration alert
- Currency converter
- Date and clock
- Datebook with reminder alerts
- PIM functionality
- Tri band (900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Size: 89 x 49 x 25 mm
- Weight: 123g
- Standby time: up to 200 hours
- Talk time: up to 390 minutes
Motorola V300 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by tara parry from england on 27th Jun
this phone is the best phone around. i love it i will never change it.
it is excellant quallity and has a gr8 signil. no matta were i am my
phone calls come straight thru. hope u all buy it and it has an amazing
Reviewed by cat from uk on 26th Jun 2005
When I first got this phone I thought it was really good but that was
over a year ago now and at the moment I just find it really boring!
All my mates have been getting new phones and they are so much better
than the v300, it takes loads of photos but after a while it takes about
five minuets to actually look at the photos that you have taken which
is annoying. If you are planning to get this phone I would think it
Reviewed by Ivy from UK on 25th Jun 2005
I got my Motorola V300 for Xmas, it was my dream fone! when i gt it
i fot 'dis is the best fone ever' bt as time went by, I didn't think
it was that gr8 anymore, becoz most of my friends fones r alot cooler!they
have bluetooth n infared! I was so jealous! bt i still like my little
blue fone n I wud recommend it to younger people eg teenegers, becoz
it is easy to use, but it can b annoying becoz it doesn'y have a video
Reviewed by jay from USA on 22nd Jun 2005
This phone is horrible. I am on my second one. WHY? because it cannot
receive a decent signal. Signal strength is just fine in my area, my
old samsung never had any problems. With the V300 I am lucky to get
two signal bars. Normally I only have 1 bar which fluctuates up to two
bars or down to no bars and the call will drop. This happens indoors
or outdoors it dosent matter. T Mobile wont give me a different replacement
phone. They will keep offering me a replacement V300 model which is
useless. Dont waste your time with this phone
Reviewed by bobby from england on 18th Jun 2005
this fone is rubbish. it always freezes and i can never use it as signal
is bad. dont buy it. if u want a gud fone buy the v620 i have that at
the minute and it is gr8!!!
Reviewed by Jessie from USA on 15th Jun 2005
I had my phone for about 6 months and i hate it! it never has good recption.
no good ringtones and i paid $300 for it.itwas my first phone and i
wish it would have worked out better. i am now saving my money up for
a nokia 3220. alot od my friends have that kind of phone and they love
it. good luck!
Reviewed by Enrique from Argentina on 13th Jun
I won't give you a review, that's too subjective. I will give you some
specs and data so you draw your own conclusions. Inteface: awkward and
amazingly slow. Time from the click of a button to seeing some result:
between one sec (for number keys) to three secs (almost every other
function like picking up a call, switching to speaker mode or selecting
a contact). Phone book: limited, incredibly slow to browse and full
of arbitrary (and important) limitations. Battery life: one to two days
of moderate use. Bugs: full of. For example, can't charge when battery
is exhausted, need to unplug and replug a few times and wait ten minutes
to turn on the phone. It also freezes every few days. It's not my unit,
I tried a few of them. Software: unbeliveably slow, takes HOURS to sync
under 100 contacts. Parses the information in the wrong places and can't
decently handle multiple phones per contact. Camera: decent nut with
limitations in the handling of images. Size: large and heavy. Looks:
cool. Sound quality: regular. Speakerphone: too noisy to use in a car,
decent otherwise. Signal quality: very poor. Now, do what you please.
If you are looking for some suffering and long hours of troubleshooting
for even the most basic functions in exchange for a cool look, this
phone is a go.
Reviewed by Glen from United Kingdom on 3rd Jun
I have had my phone for a couple of years now and still regret buying
it and being forced into it by such a greedy sales woman and strongly
hate the displaye and how it switches from different pictures and how
the picture quality which is the only good thing can not be placed as
your backgroung in the right size. This phone is a no go and i am considering
moving with sony ericsson because of phone size (smaller!) and also
the reviews. Do not Buy!
Reviewed by jonny from england on 3rd Jun 2005
ive had this fone 4 jst unda a year n wen i got it i fort it waz well
gd but den da camera quality started goin bad, weneva i get a call i
ave 2 put it on 2 speaka so dat every1 in da whole shop can hear ma
dad goin mad at me! this fone also weighs a dam ton! im gettin a new
fone in a cupple of weeks so ne1 hu wants 2 buy it needs dere hed checkin!
Reviewed by claude lachapelle from canada on 3rd
It is very hard to listen to the person talking to you on the phone,
even if at hi, some time the top screen is blue and no number, I need
to remove the battery for a few secs and put it back in and re start
the phone. and more.... My hold Nokia was better.
Reviewed by Will from England on 2nd Jun 2005
I have had my v300 for more than 6 months now and i've found it's getting
very boring. When I first got it i thought the camera was superb compared
to my old siemens mc60 but then my m8 got the same phone and i realised
mine was a load of rubbish. If u set the camera to 640x480 it rarely
saves the picture in that format or if u use 4x zoom the pictures don't
save anything like when u snap your shot. I can recomend you buy this
if u want a decent cheap camera phone but if you get annoyed with tiny
problems that build up to u disliking the phone and wanting a new one,
don't bother! and don't come back to motorola because they are all the
Reviewed by Suzie from England on 1st Jun 2005
Hi i have only had this fone a bit over a week but its gr8 the camera
quality is gr8 , games gr8 everythin it also looks reli gd. The one
thing that annoys me is that it duznt haff bluetooth but i get my pics
thru t-mobile!. Im 13 jst n this was my present n its gr8 u can change
the light fitting and the things u cn put in txts r gr8!! i totally
recommend this fone, ive had a fone 4 a few yrs now n this fone is gr8
u cn make ringtones n the volume is ssooooo loud!! i totally agree with
chanel! everyone writing these reviews are probably realy old n wrk
4 hi-tech companys so this fone looks rubbish buts its reli gd!!! i
reli recommend u buy it!!
Reviewed by Bisma from USA on 1st Jun 2005
I like this phone, but sometimes when I am on the camera mode, the screen
goes off, then on , and then it just goes to the main screen. I really
didnot like that , because all my gud pics get lost. Overall, its a
good phone though, except that part.
Reviewed by chaz from U.K on 30th May 2005
had this phone for a couple of months and bored of it already. Thought
it was cool wen i got it but now i wish i would of waited n bought a
better quality fone its hard to hear even on loud and very small inbox
capacity mine has gone down to 16 which i think is terrible compared
to other phones in the 40's and 50's for the same amount of money. If
you are going to buy this phone for a phone and nothing else then i
can't see nothing wrong with it but if ur buying because you want a
camera etc then don't there are much better phones on the market
Reviewed by Megan from England on 30th May 2005
I have rated this phone 3 stars because when i had it, the screen froze
quite a lot. The Camera is pretty good but sometimes it doesnt adjust
to the light. The screen is a reasonable size and nearly always get
a good Signal.
Reviewed by JLUIAN ALFORD from U.K. on 26th May
THIS PHONE IS THE PITS MY 3310 WORKS MUCH BETTER AND I HAVE NOW BINNED
THE V300 IN FAVOUR OF MY RELIABLE BUT BORING 3310 . THE V300S SPEAKER
PART PACKED UP FOUR TIMES .TO MAKE CALLS I HAD TO HAVE IT ON SPEAKERPHONE
AND SHOUT DOWN IT WHAT DID MOTOROLA HAVE TO SAY .NOTHING THEY WERENT
INTERESTED .SO THATS MY ONLY MOTOROLA PHONE THAT I WILL EVER BUY
Reviewed by JeN! from EnGlAnD! on 21st May 2005
I got this fone a year ago and at the time it was very cool to have
'coz it was a flip-up fone. Now, ther are much better camera fones that
u can buy for the same price but for better quality. I've just bought
a Nokia 6630 which is way better and it has a video.
Reviewed by radz from - on 20th May 2005
this phone is junk it tkes d mic iwas soo happi to get it cos i waas
gna get real music ringtones but it dnt evan wrk i thoguht its because
of my o2 chip but its not bcuz i bought a t-mobile sim and a orange
sim!!! both of them didnt help ive ahd it for a year now the camera
qualtiy is hevvi!!!!!!!!!!!! but thats the onlnithing picture messaging
dont evan wrk mms mesing dnt wrkk txtin and the dictionar is very gd
espicaly for slagn txtin! and emm everything else si junk n its soo
bigg i swr the arielss huge!!!! uurrghh dnt buy this 4n its rubbish
.. get the samsung e720 ... and get me one too :p lolzz!
Reviewed by sarah from america on 20th May 2005
i fink this fone is soooooooooooooooooooooo bad u cant do anything on
it do not by it! the pictures are goog quality if the lense os clean.
but when people ring me or i ring them i have to put it on loud speaker
because the ear piece is broken and you cannot hear anything out of
it. SERIOUS DNT GET IT LOL!
Reviewed by latoya from uk on 17th May 2005
i have had this phone for 2 years now and it is not very good. at first
i loved this phone. it has a great camera and that but the internet
has stopped working and it locks the phone when i press the internet
button. trust me if your thinkin of gettin this phone then dont!!!
Reviewed by chanel from Canada on 15th May 2005
this phone is amazing ive had no problems with it at all and ive had
it for around a year ..great display sooo many features and not too
expensive perfect phone for teens i dont know what all you people are
talking about problems but the only reason there is soo many pple saying
this phone is bad because pple who r happy wit ther phone dont usually
post (except me) haha the only reason most pple do is cuz they want
to complain dont be fooled there are soo many more pple happy with this
Reviewed by Emma from England on 11th May 2005
Just got rid of my V300 which i'd had for over a year. Wish I'd got
rid of it sooner. Only discovered that it wipes everything on the phone
if you remove the sim card after I had 70 messages stored in the phone
and needed to remove the sim card, then lost the lot of them. Also is
very hard to hear the phone ringing even when on loud. Have also had
problems with the screen going blank for no reason.
Reviewed by Talbot from United Kingdom on 11th
I've had this phone for 15 months now. My first camera phone & the photos
are reasonably sharp. However, for about the past 3 months I've been
unable to hear anything through the ear-piece (similar to many other
reviewers). Also, the battery life is 72 hours at most - even if no
calls are made. Usually have to charge every 48 hours. Time for a new
Reviewed by Stuart from England on 3rd May 2005
I bought this phone less than a year ago. It was fine for the first
few months...but then... 1- the sound in the earpiece is all but gone
now(so i have to use the spkr phone) 2- today for no reason the phone
says "INVALID BATTERY". it wont go away;ive reset my phone,turned it
off, took the battery in/out.This was the original battery. I'm angry
and i've seen the same problem on the net. DONT BUY THIS PHONE!! This
is a cut and paste job of someone further down. I have had EXACTLY the
same experiences, with the battery and loss of earpiece speaker.
Reviewed by tomo from uk on 25th Apr 2005
this is a very bad phone it crashes on me all the time and it doesn't
start up again for ages. i shudnt hav bort it , i wasted alot of my
birthday money my frend daniel has the same probblem
Reviewed by louise from london england on 20th
diz phone iz rubbish i hate it dont eva buy it!!!! to hear ppl u need
to put dem on loud speaker which makes u look like a fool on da train
n wen u switch sim cardz it wipes everytin off da phone i can wait to
get rid of diz dum phone
Reviewed by Will from UK on 18th Apr 2005
My gosh where do i start. Ok i reeeeeeeeeeaally do have to stress how
awful the ear speaker is, really bad, i now have to use the speaker
to hear who is calling me and sound a fool when i say 'shout shout i
cant hear you!!!' picture quality is decent but by all means not fantastic.
The v300 suprisingly doesnt crash much, but when it does it looses all
the things you've downloaded off the web onto your phone. So dont get
too many ringtones, chances are they'll be gone in a month! looks good
though, bit chunky but nice and smooth, i use the ear phone cover to
clean the camera lens, which i think is a top idea. The external buttons
do make a loud noise but arnt THAT annoying unlike the speaker... Maybe
being harsh with a 1 star but, they havnt cracked it with this phone!
Reviewed by mush from UK on 16th Apr 2005
The Motorola V300 is an amazing phone, the possibilities on it are unwinding!!!
The camera is soooooo clear and i love having the zoom!!!!!!! The ringtones
are wicked, I use them to wake up in the morning with the alarm!!!!
The games are fun, and having pictures of my friends in the address
book is really useful!This phone is soooooo wickkked!!!
Reviewed by Alan from England on 16th Apr 2005
If you just want to leave this phone on your desk in a room with no
background noise, rather than put it in your pocket or handbag, then
the v300 is just the one for you. It's bristling with up to the minute
features and looks great. But if you take it with you anywhere then
before long it'll switch from the ring type you selected to silent when
its amazing external buttons get touched accidentally. And believe me
they do! Really handy for not getting all those calls from people you
didn't want to talk to anyway, along with everyone else. You know when
it's not switched to silent because whenever the buttons get pressed
in your pocket it makes a ridiculous warbling sound that cant be switched
off unless you actually choose silent manually - great for attracting
attention to yourself if that's your thing. If you are lucky enough
to hear it ringing then go somewhere very quiet or be prepared to walk
round with one finger in your spare ear like some sort of idiot because
the earpiece volume is feeble. Easily the most annoying bit of kit I've
ever come across - I cant wait to end my contract and get rid of it.
Reviewed by olivia from United Kingdom on 7th
i think this is the best phone in the world,the camera is great,you
can email on it and its got cool ringtones and games its soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Maxy from Wales, U.k on 5th Apr 2005
I just bought the V300, its the most amazing phone I've ever had (trust
me I've had alot of phones!!) the camera is clear and the screen is
the perfect size, nice and big, it looks great and is great. The design
is original and different. Don't listen to the idiots who say this phone
isn't very good, there probably jealous because they don't have one,
or just because it doesn't have a video recorder think its not good
enough for them!! Take my advice and buy this phone!! Its a great price
Reviewed by Charlotte from Wales on 5th Apr 2005
I have had this fone for over a year now and it has been great! It has
only ever crashed once and that was partly my fault *cough, cough* lol.
It takes great pics and it has a massive memory to store them in i have
well over 100 and havent even taken half of the memory up! But now my
camera is all messed up and i cant take pics in the sunlight so i cant
take them outside and only inside with the curtains shut and the light
on. It is really easy to use and i would definatly reccomend it.
Reviewed by Justin S from Canada on 5th Apr 2005
Well, I really like the phone. Hot look, nice & portable. Good features
and qualities. But ALL of the things that count most, are junk. I can't
hear ANYTHING out of the earpiece now, I am stuck using my speaker phone.
The side buttons cause the damn thing to change styles all of the time.
And it freezes & crashes every once and a while. Not to mention the
loudest most annoying ringtones at the loudest setting, are still too
quiet to hear in like a restaurant or on a bus. Not to mention the vibration
alert is barely noticable and isn't consistent in vibe & ring mode.
Tomorrow I am going to take it back as a defect for an exchange. If
the new phone is the same, Motorola will hear it from me. I have been
a Motorola customer for 6 years now, this is my 5th different model
from them and not ONE has been error free. I have each model's software
upgraded at least once, and each model replaced at least twice, and
still NOTHING but problems. I have never even come close to a problem
with a Nokia.
Reviewed by Clare -Lou from UK on 29th Mar 2005
I love this phone!.. fair enough iv only had it a short while but so
far its proved reliable and good to the eye. It has everything id need
plus more and i like the fact i can see whos calling me..literally with
the picture phone book. Shame its not got bluetooth and cant make videos
but that can be expected as its not an expensive phone. If people want
more out of a phone then they should spend more. I get good pictures
by using my camera on this phone but if i want better ones then id use
my digicam. This phone is good to look at - its easy to just put it
my pocket to take out with me! If i get scratches on the cover il just
buy a new one. I would deffinatly recommend this phone and my family
and friends like it.
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 28th Mar 2005
When i first got this phone i thought it was great, i could always get
a good signal whereever i was, i thought the camera was great and you
have loadz of room to store your pictures and text messaging is quick
and easy..but then it got annoying the phone scratches realy easly the
ringtones get on your nerves after a while and it just got boring..but
then it started to realy go wrong the screen would go blank and i wouldn't
even beable to turn it off, i would have 2 take the battery out.Then
not too long ago one day it went blank and i took th battery out and
when i turned it on agen i had notised all my pictures had dissapeared
i was realy confused about this and thought id wait a while to see if
they would come back...but they have never returned this made me very
angry and upset as i had alot of memories in them pictures..also now
whenever i take a picture it will look ok..untill i save it and then
it will look fuzzy and unclear this realy annoys me as i can hardly
ever ge t a decent picture..I DONT THINK THIS PHONE IS WORTH BUYING!!!!!!
Reviewed by caffern from - on 25th Mar 2005
this phone is brilliant - although it freezed quite alot, and you have
to hold the camera in the position where you take the photo for about
5 seconds so it does not smudge - the phone is great . it would have
been better if there was video recording on it too but all the same
its fantastic. it has plenty of ringtones and the memory for storing
photos it great - i have nearly 300 photos and it only used up 37% of
the picture memory!! Sometimes it can be a little bit slow but only
sometimes. It has a lot of great features and a GREAT colour display
, so if your thinking about getting it GET IT!! ITS BRILLANT
Reviewed by Zo from Canada on 24th Mar 2005
I bought this phone less than a year ago. It was fine for the first
few months...but then... 1- the sound in the earpiece is all but gone
now(so i have to use the spkr phone) 2- today for no reason the phone
says "INVALID BATTERY". it wont go away;ive reset my phone,turned it
off, took the battery in/out.This was the original battery. I'm angry
and i've seen the same problem on the net. DONT BUY THIS PHONE!!
Reviewed by Wes from USA on 22nd Mar 2005
Well, a month ago I'd have given this phone three stars -discounts for
poor phonebook synchronization software and addressbook indexing scheme.
But now, ... now I get "Invalid Battery". I've tried a new Motorola
battery, cleaning contacts, leaving the battery out overnigt. Nothing
seems to help. The older Motorola units lasted forever. The newer units
don't seem to hold up so well.
Reviewed by Grace from wales on 21st Mar 2005
Found this phone really poor! As soon as i got it i had problems! texts
wouldnt send my voicemail didnt work! the phone cover scratches really
easily! I havnt even had it a year yet and im saving up for a new one!
I really wouldnt reccomend this phone x x x x x x x x x x x
Reviewed by Becky from England on 20th Mar 2005
Good phone. Don't know why peopel say it is hard to charge never had
a problem with it. Had it for a year and i have found that it has always
been reliarable. there are phones with better gadgets but not many are
as stylish and easy to use. Love it but is in need of more entertainment
eg a mp3 or radio xxxx
Reviewed by gercaro from Ireland on 19th Mar 2005
This phone is good to look has a user friendly interface, but has the
worse reception of any phone I have ever had. The camera is really good
for a mobile much better than the Sony Eircisson T630. It has lovely
features, such being able to decide what to use the soft keys for and
the joystick. The speaker phone is more of a gimmick than a usable feature,
it could be likened to having bad reception. having used it for less
than 3 months I had to send if off for repair due to the bad reception
and started using my old Sony Eircisson T310 which is Brilliant. Tomorrow
I am off to buy another Sony Eircisson again and I think I will wait
a while before giving motorola another go.
Reviewed by Jessica Brown from England on 19th
When i first had this phone i thought it was the best thing since sliced
bread. It looks cool butn after a couple of months it really started
to get on my nerves. i have two charge it twice a day. it turns it self
off and randomly plays my ringtones. its good to start off with, but
then gets plain annoying
Reviewed by JosuĆ© Morales from Guatemala on 17th
DONT'T BUY IT... this phone SUCKS... After 3 week of using it you get
a lot of troubles charging it... the charger give too much trouble.
I like the way it looks and the pictures are clear but, nothing of that
matters if cannot have it chaged up... that has happen to me on 2 other
different models of Motorola. IT'S SUCH A PAIN WHEN YOU WANT TO CHARGE
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 17th Mar 2005
iv had my motorola v300 4 a year now n i think its really gd, its only
crashed on me once n i dont think its slow at all, the internet works
perfectly - as long as u keep ur t-mobile sim card in n is very useful
as i can read my hotmail emails wen im out! the button on the side wich
changes the sound can get annoying but there is a way to stop this!
if u lock ur fone (go to security, then phone lock, then lock now) n
enter ur code, n if u dont have a code then the default is 1210 (u can
change this code later) this stops u accidently making it beep or change
sound styles, the only downside to doing this is wen someone rings u,
u have to enter ur unlock code before u can answer the fone! but apart
from all that its a great fone all round! BUY IT!
Reviewed by rach from uk on 9th Mar 2005
pretty good phone, recently changed my phone to nokia 6820 on another
network so couldnt use this but the nokia sucked big and i ended up
gettin v300 chipped so i could have it bac. i luv my v300 camera is
gr8 and games are fun.
Reviewed by Jordan from England on 6th Mar 2005
I wrote a review before, but i want to add to it. I have had a V300
for about two months now and i have discovered a few more features from
when i first got it. I have fun on Motomixer and mixing my own ringtones.
The Camera is fantastic like always, Games are great, especially on
a long journey. Battery charge lasts forever, smashing MP3 ringtones,
alarm clock, voice recorder EVERYTHING ABOUT THE V300 = 100%
Reviewed by saz from uk on 1st Mar 2005
i couldnt talk 2 ne1 on it unless it woz on loud speaker! dont buy it
Reviewed by richard from england on 23rd Feb 2005
i bought this phone in september, the camera was good quality at first,
and after a month it was bad quality and it frezes wehn you take pictures
sometimes. bought it on t-mobile signal was absolutely rubbish, went
on tesco what has got better coverage and is cheaper. now that i have
had this phone a couple of months twice in one week when i turned the
phone off and left it over night the blue backlight stayed on and ran
the battery down, and the phone won't turn on, you have to take the
battery out and put it back in to turn the phone on again. i would not
buy this phone!!!!! had a nokia 3310 for a year before it started playin
up. the v300 started playin gup after the first month DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by kirsty from uk on 22nd Feb 2005
i think this fone is great it was my first eva camera fone and the piccies
were faband it seemed to hold millions the games on it were very good
too. overall i think it is an amazing flip fone and would recommend
it to any1
Reviewed by Happy Hippo from Uk on 19th Feb 2005
Bloody fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Craig Bell from england on 17th Feb
when i first got the phone i couldnt wait to use the camera and its
amazing the zooms great!! the one downfall is the weight! still i would
give it 90% of 100%
Reviewed by pidge from england on 17th Feb 2005
when i first bought this fone i thought it woz great. then it started
playin up. it froze after i took pictures, the side buttons are a pain
in the arse, predictive text is terrible, but the worst part is the
charger that takes 5 minutes b4 fitting in and starting the charging.
dont buy this fone
Reviewed by Cassandra from UK on 14th Feb 2005
I was happy when I first got it but it started playing up after a few
days. I couldn`t send or receive messages for a while, it just froze.
Its also bulky and makes a persistent and annoying sound especially
when there is no network. I should have stuck to my Nokia considering
the amount that I paid
Reviewed by martha from uk on 13th Feb 2005
I have wanted this phone for ages and my conclusion is that this phone
has excellent quality camera super games and brilliant screen I would
recommend this phone thoughroughly
Reviewed by Jordan R from England on 9th Feb 2005
I Have Had This Phone For A Few Days And It's Camera Quality Is Fantastic!
Even On Zoom In. Ring tones are fab. EVERYTHING ABOUT IT - 100% GREAT
Reviewed by Tim from USA on 9th Feb 2005
Worst cell phone ever. Was a fun gadget at first, but then it began
spontaneously turning the volume off so that you could not hear your
callers. Sometimes you can turn it back up sometimes you can't. The
missed call and pending message indicators are always wrong about the
number of calls missed or the number of messages pending. Charger fittings
are a terrible design and do not fit well. Shows answered calles as
"missed" after you hang up. Ring spontaneously resets to silent.
Reviewed by martha from uk on 31st Jan 2005
I have wanted this phone for a while, and I am not at all disapointed.
It is resonably light, snazzy, and easy to use(after a while!) The screen
is very bright, and it offers a great range of ringtones, wallpapers
and screensavers. It has a brilliant quality camera which you can zoom
out or in and adjust the brightness. The games are stuntman and monopoly,
and are quite good and fun to play on a long journey. I have not had
the chance to go on t zones but have heard nothing but good reviews!
I would recommened this phone highly it is very reliable.
Reviewed by Mark from Canada on 26th Jan 2005
I truly enjoy my phone. I love all the features and use most of them
on a daily basis. The only problem that I've ever had with it was after
a buddy of mine spilled his vodka caesar on it and it shut off. :P I
was able to dry it up and clean it out and haven't had a problem with
Reviewed by graham dobbs from uk on 20th Jan 2005
looks nice if you can get it to work!!! had mine replaced twice in nine
months first( replaced after 7 months) one switched itself off and wouldnt
make a call . second one you couldnt hear anything unless you put it
on speaker phone this one worked fine for all of 3 months then had it
replaced again then sold it wouldnt recommend this phone to anyone as
its totally unreliable your better off with 2 cups and a length of string
. this was my first and certainly the last motorola i will own
Reviewed by Ads from UK on 12th Jan 2005
Absolutely awful fone - looks Ok and would be alright if the thing worked
all the time - it switches itself off, side buttons are a pain and after
2 months (which I'm seeing is quite a respectable time according to
other reviews) you can no longer hear callers unless you have them on
speaker. It's the 2nd Motorola I have bought that has let me down. It
will definately be the last - Just bought the entirely better looking
Nokia 6170 and keeping my fingers crossed I don't go through it all
again with that - waste of time...shame there isn't a 0 star rating...
Reviewed by Bobby from england on 9th Jan 2005
I change my mind about this fone i send a review in on the 14th august
2004 the wallpaper from the camera is rubbish but apart from that its
cool.(buy the siemens m65 it rocks!!).
Reviewed by joseph desire job from middlesborough england
on 3rd Jan 2005
i thought this phone was excellent when i got it, but now i find it
to be too bulky. i would buy a samsung e600 if i were you.
Reviewed by naomi from england on 3rd Jan 2005
the motorolla v300 is an overall good phone with excellent camera qualities
, but the only downside to the phone is that it only holds 9 text messages
in the inbox before it gets full
Reviewed by Bex from UK on 21st Dec 2004
the fone is orite i supose but it always freezes and the buttons on
the side which change the ring mode bug and i can't always hear my fone
go off and the vibrate mode isnt very strong. the camera is quite good
and you have plenty of space to write a message (450 characters) which
alot of other fones dont have. if i was able to turn back time and choose
another fone then i would. id advise you not to buy it!!!
Reviewed by Dave Vickers from U.K. on 17th Dec
I bought this phone when my contract renewed, and chose to pay extra
for the V300 over the other 'free' phones - what a mistake!! The phone
froze (blank screens) on me after 2 weeks, so I returned it to Motorola
for repair. After 3 weeks it returned, one day later it did the same.
Returned it again and it came back after 'software upgrade'. Two days
later same fault. Returned it again with nasty letter, 5 weeks later
it returned (new camera and software) and appears to be OK. Meanwhile
I had to buy another phone to use, so got the cheapest Sagem (which
still works perfectly). The side buttons are most irritating as many
times it has switched to silent in my pocket and I missed important
calls - I'm thinking of opening it up and disabling the buttons! At
the same time I bought this, I got a Sony T610 for my girlfriend, which
is one of the best phones I have tried, and was still working perfectly
when it was stolen last week! I had no hesitation to buy another T610
to replace it! I know which manufacturer I will go for next time! All
in all, I would say don't buy a V300, there are much better phones around
for the same price.
Reviewed by travis from pasadena` on 16th Dec
you know i just bough my motorola v300 about 5 months ago and im going
to tell you it sucks. the first week i had it i could not here at all
for a long i got that fixed now every time i flip it down it will freze
up and just turn off by its self ill say its maybe worth $30 new it
sucks.all motrola's have software issues lots. get samsung or a nokia
i think samsungs are realy good i say no, dont bye motorola v300.
Reviewed by angela from United Kingdon on 14th
I had problems with this phone from day one. It only seems to work on
speaker mode, which as you can guess it totally useless when trying
to have private conversations. There is also the fault that others have
went on about - when in your pocket or bag the ring mode can change
as its very sensitive. crap phone
Reviewed by dicky from canada on 28th Nov 2004
Excellent reception everywhere. No problems with the phone itself. I
never use the camera. Its the sort of camera you'd use in an emergency
only! I never bought it for the camera nayhow, as I have a proper one.
The one thing that drives me mad, the buttons on the outside of the
phone for Volume and the other single small button on the outside that
is used to take pictures with. Well with the camera closed, then the
volume buttons become dual purpose and you can use them to quickly select
different ring, vibrate or silent modes. Then the other camera button
becomes like an "Enter" key and if you have accidently pressed the volume
buttons to select Silent mode, then whilst that is selected unknowingly
and the other camera button is then also accidently pressed some time
after, it then saves the Silent mode, therefore silencing any incoming
calls for the rest of the day! I have had that happen to me many, many
times, and it drives me nuts!!!! (I have mine on my belt, so things
like seat belts, some seats or cushions or elbows or anything like even
touching the phone to make sure its still there or anything to touch
those buttons accidently will switch the modes!) One more thing, they
should have made the vibrate stronger and longer. I had Nokia phones
a few times and they vibrated the whole time it rang, this V300 vibrates
a couple of times softly and then stops vibrating and then rings. Just
one of those things!
Reviewed by BOB from England on 25th Nov 2004
at 1st the phone is good but after a while things start to go wrong,
dont buy it its rubbishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Reviewed by MAMORENA SHANO from LESOTHO on 22nd
I LOVE THE PHONE, IT IS SO PORTABLY, SO UNIQUE, STANING, IT has many
funtions. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY ALL I KNOW IS I`M INLOVE WITH IT.
Reviewed by Nicola from uk on 20th Nov 2004
I have this phone and dont think its very good because it always frezzes
on me and the camera quality is not that good !!
Reviewed by KB from Botswana on 14th Nov 2004
I'm writing a follow up on my fone, I got it today and i'm taking it
back tmrw! it sucks!! The camera is rubbish! the mp3 ringtones suck!
features are pathetic. Overall a waste of my time and money. Motorola's
disgust me. Never buy one!!!
Reviewed by KB from Botswana on 14th Nov 2004
I'm feeling this fone real bad!!! It's tha bomb!! it's got a camera
with zoom, mp3 ringtones and it's so "IN-EXPESIVE". Only 850 pula. Now
I can tuna my fella for longa!!
Reviewed by kieran from england on 13th Nov 2004
i think this fone is great. u may have trouble with the fone at first
but it has good offers. i got my fone in april and have had no problems
since. the camera has a very good picture and colour i hope that many
people buy it as it is such a great fone does anybody play habbo hotel
Reviewed by sarah from england on 10th Nov 2004
dis fone is okkk! i begged ma mum n dad for it then wen i got it i was
like mm! it ALWAYZ crashes on me n especially when i take pictures.
i wish i didn't get this phone in the end. but it is ok the pictures
are quality when they take
Reviewed by abi from UK on 7th Nov 2004
Hmm, this phone is ok! The camera is good on it but i find it slow when
taking a picture, pictures however are good quality. Seems to hold a
different amount of messages a week bofore my inbox is full. Txting
can also be slow! This phone was good when i 1st got it but now i find
it boring. The games are pretty rubbish. I have had this phone replaced
twice now because the 1st time around the display on the front when
the phone is closed stop working. Second time because the ear piece
went and the only way i could call someone was by putting the loud speaker
on, which only goes on once someone has answered the phone, and even
then is pretty slow. You can only record upto a minutes worth of 'voice
memo'. The internet wont work as it wont connect. Im making this phone
sound really bad...personally after having it 6 months i am completley
bored of it and am desperate to get a new one! I certainly wont be purchasing
another Motorola. When i first got this phone i thought it was gre at
compared to my Siemens C60...what a piece of rubbish that was. Good
point about this phone is it has alot of ringtones..even though they
are not rily to my satisfaction, i dont like any of them. You can download
MP3's for your ringtones..but these cost about £4 each. This phone is
fine for taking pictures, texting and calling people, if u want more
out of your phone, dont buy this 1!
Reviewed by Goku from N.ireland on 4th Nov 2004
the moto v300 is a good phone but it has a few problems that NEED to
be sorted out.. the camera is great i have to say... holds a lot of
msgs... has monoploy... clear screen and good colours... nice layout..lota
tones.. and mp3 tones... nice looking... BUT many settings are hard
to find... GPRS wap doesn't work and cannot get a configuration to suit
the phone so still doesn't work!! the software is seriously slow and
msgs stick so its annoying to type msgs specially the button setup cause
the end call button doubles as a complete cancel button and when ur
about to finsih u hit it and their is no way to retrieve the msg u just
wrote that and the battery life would only last about 36hrs, BUT the
biggest prblem is the soft key at the side that lets u change the ringin
style is really really annoying u might change ur phone to silent with
out u known it! and then theirs the noise it makes when u do hit it....
I could go on for hours but naw.. and i only have the phone 3months!
Reviewed by Naomi from England on 2nd Nov 2004
i gotta say i like this phone! the pictures quality is excellent and
the easy to use menu is a treat!. my friend has got it and i am forever
on it! the only problem with the phone is the fact that it freezes and
breaks a lot , it happened today. It is very annoying and the charge
doesnt last very lone. but dont be put off by this! if its a reliable
and steady phone you want, dont go for this one, it just isnt worth
it. Naomi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reviewed by em from yorkshire on 28th Oct 2004
This phone is good-but gets boring quickly. The camera quality isnt
as good as i expected but i did get a good deal on t-mobile. The good
points are it can hold a lot of texts and has a lot of ringtones to
chose from. It has two good games and a colourful front screen. Id buy
it anytime and recomend it to a friend any day.
Reviewed by Tracy from UK on 28th Oct 2004
Great phone, until it goes wrong. I bought this phone to replace another
Motorola which had a failing battery. It wouldn't stay charged for long
etc., but it was a couple of years old and did get a lot of use so I
bought another Motorola without hesitation. Never again though. This
one only lasted 9 months before the battery was only staying charged
for about 36 hours. I may have just been unlucky, but it has put me
off. I also didn't like the button on the side which you use to change
the ring style. It is too sensitive and was always bleeping at me when
in my pocket or bag. It drove me mad. Takes good pictures and the display
quality is one of the clearest I've seen.
Reviewed by alex from england on 27th Oct 2004
this phone is fantastic. the buttons look small but they are a lot easier
to use than they look. It may be a bit confusing to use at first but
you will soon get the hang of it. This phone is especially designed
for teens. Buy it!!!!!!
Reviewed by alisha from england on 23rd Oct 2004
i like the buttons on the fone but i hate how it looks the blue is nasty
its not attractive.
Reviewed by derek from england on 22nd Oct 2004
nice looking but difficult to follow the handbook,no text archive and
not very good at saving numbers when changing over your original sim.Text
is not as easy to come to terms with as many other mobiles.Vibration
mode is not the quietest by any lengths.WISHED I'D NEVER BOTHERED
Reviewed by Dani from N.I on 13th Oct 2004
OMG , funky fone not only has it got a sambo look its light and easy
to carry about.It dont take tat long to figure out.ta camera is mate
nah and the overall pics r good , but watch out about permantly changing
the size of ur folders tats a nightmare lol,but honestly kool fone never
shuts down and the speaker fone is cracker.Its so klass bein blue.so
reali get this fone its sambo!
Reviewed by Ryan from england on 10th Oct 2004
this phone sucks. my gf treated herself to one when she got her first
job and shes had problems with it. it restarts and crashes on her, ive
had to take it back TWICE for her. Its hard to take self pictures as
when u sit the fone down the camera faces the floor. I'm gonna get her
a nec e313 on threepay cos i have one and they are outstanding. avoid
Reviewed by Cameron from Miner on 8th Oct 2004
I love the phone! Simply Outstanding. I upgraded from a Motorola specifically
because I am now accustomed to Motorola; I wanted to keep a similar
layout. The list of features on this baby is endless. A camera in a
phone?! Amazing. It's no 6-mega-pixel camera, but for quick fun shots,
it's perfect. See something you can't describe with words, you have
a camera ready with two clicks. I read reviews before I bought it...
I haven't found one bad thing about it. Dropped calls? Maybe they were
in a bad area. Slow response? I can't push the buttons fast enough to
keep up with it. The only bad thing about is my fault. WARNING! If you
plan on changing the faceplate, be sure that you know what your doing.
I scratched the screen, and there is nothing I can do about it now.
BUY THE PHONE AND BE CAREFUL!
Reviewed by Louise from England on 6th Oct 2004
I think this fone is the best ever. You should go out now and buy it.
It is totaly cool for teenagers, and not to expensive. All my friends
loved it. It is sooooo funky and groovy. It is hard to use at first
but u get used to it. The colour is ace and the pictures r also gr8.
If u r thinkin of buying it i would seriously consider it.
Reviewed by Jennifer from Ireland on 4th Oct 2004
Hi ive had the motorola v300 a week now and gotta say its brilliant.
All my previous phones have been nokia's and was a little unsure of
changing, especially after people saying the v300 is harder to txt on
and its slower...not true. After a day it was plain sailing. The picture
quality on the v300 is crystal clear (compared to my nokia 3200)the
games are good, the screen is excellent size. The outter look of the
phone is neat and compact. Tons of features on this phone that i am
still finding out, so if ur worried about changing to a v300 dont, its
got no faults that ive come across..i love this phone. Dont think go
out and get it!!
Reviewed by Max from USA on 3rd Oct 2004
The Motorola V300 is an awesome little phone. It's a fantastic value
(i got it for -150 on amazon.com). I had to chose between the Samsung
E-105 (also a great phone) and the Sony Ericsson T610 (another cool
gadget) and i'm glad i chose the V300. Design: I thought the funky keypad
would make the phone harder to use, but u konw what, it really doesnt.
The best thing about the phone is it's beautiful 65,000 color screen.
It blew me away the first time i opened the phone and it still ceases
to amaze me. You can see the camera lens with a small mirror for self
portraits. The case has a velvety rubberised feel, which i think is
pretty cool. Also on the outside is an non-color external screen that
shows the time, singnal strength, battery life, caller ID and incoming
messages. Features: As far as the features go it has a VGA camera with
4x zoom. The camera is pretty good compared to other camera phones,
i feel it is as good if not better than my mom's 3660. It comes with
about 2 game demos (bejewled and Prince of Persia) and Stuntman. You
can also download more games from T-Zones. It comes with AIM which is
really fun. Moto Mixer is nothing special but it's nice to have. The
menues cam be reordered to fit you style and preference which i really
love. Speaker phone also works well expept u have to be in a convo in
order to turn it on. One of the few downsides of the phone is that when
you want the phone to vibrate and ring it vibrates THEN rings, but no
biggie. Using the phone is a cinch! Preformance: The call quality is
fine, nothing special but it certainly gets the job done. It's very
sturdy as well. Overall a great succes.
Reviewed by Mr. Burne from USA on 20th Sep 2004
Poor phone. Slow software, sticking keys, charger dock is loose, shuts
off every once in a while. Heard the V600 has the same problems. Ill
take my gold nokia back any day.
Reviewed by Jen-Jen from England on 4th Sep 2004
I got this phone almost a year ago,and it sucks!it sucked from the first
day i got it!Fair enough,it's a sexy little phone,but the picture quality
is terrible and the internet wont work!its confusing and very slow,and
there aren't many games (although to be fair,i do have monopoly - but
that can be dowloaded onto most phones now can't it?) the buttons are
a nice shape but they stick,and it keeps turning off when im halfway
through typing a text so i have to start again.It's excuse for this
is 'no service'.What is that?!?!?!It says hello moto to me when i get
a phone call though,and thats one of the only reasons I gave this phone
any stars at all!So overall, DONT BUY IT
Reviewed by Sabrina from USA on 20th Aug 2004
I heard alot of bad rumors about this phone before I bought the V300.
it's not bad as what people say. shutting down? you cant use speaker
phone while flip is closed? you can do everything on this phone. and
its not garbage. cam and pic quality is really good. i dont have any
bad things to say about my phone. its been a week i bought this phone
and i love it coz i dont care about the outlook of this phone i care
about whats inside and what quality i get. im very satisfied. and who
ever did make bad comments about this phone they probably got a bad
phone that was used or something. anyway this phone is the best. dont
care if its ugly or not.
Reviewed by Bobby neil from england on 14th Aug
Well i've only had this fone 1 day and i've benn on it for ages and
the battery metre is still full, no faults, keys haven't stuck, camera
is sooooo cooool and good ,games fab and i haven't lost the signal cool
slick overall absolutly the bomb!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Dylan from South Africa on 8th Aug
i started having problems with my phone on the very first day! while
in camera mode the screen went multi-colours and then just turned off!
then the flap started making funny squeeking noices so i took it in
and they "repaired" it. it still squeeks... the camera's night mode
is crappy and the pics arent as good as i thought they would be. overall
though, for its price its good and it sounds cool... dont buy this phone...get
the nokia 6600 (even though its a little bulky - nice to play with)
or the samsung d410 (also brilliant!)...
Reviewed by jackie jenson from United Kingdom on
22nd Jul 2004
Hi,I got this phone a few months ago and it is excellent! It has got
perfect picture quality and plenty of features. The ringtones are great
and it's appearance is fabulous. It has tons and tons of memory for
photos and can store up to 100 text messages. A brilliant picture phone
book and a vast range of ways to personalise this phone can make it
a kids phone, a boy or a girls phone, a man or a womans phone- truely
fantastic! If you are wondering whether to get it or not - get it!-
it's a great value for money!
Reviewed by Beth from england on 20th Jul 2004
This fone is amazing! Its got a very good camera which you can zoom
in and change the brightness. ive had mine since april and have found
no problems at all. Looks really nice quite small and its blue! The
buttons are quite far apart which is good because with close together
buttons you end up pressing a totally different one! if your thinking
about getting one dont think anymore, go to the shops and buy one now!
Reviewed by ALEKSANDAR from SERBIA on 16th Jul
THIS PHONE IS OUTSTANDING.GOOD CAMERA,RINGTONES,PICTURES... ONLY THE
SOFTWARE COOD BE BETTER(FASTER)... ABSOLUTELY COOOOOOOOOL!!!!
Reviewed by mike from asia on 15th Jul 2004
this phone is sweet!!!!!!!the first week it might give u trouble but
then its fine.
Reviewed by Tim from Canada on 11th Jul 2004
After thinking about getting this phone for a while, and doing a lot
of research, I finally decided to purchase it. I had read about some
incidents about it freezing, but I thought it was just a problem with
the original phones, and that by now they must've done a firmware upgrade.
Well, for the first week everything went great. Then, it suddenly froze
in Camera mode. The screen worked, and moved when you moved the camera,
but no buttons would respond, closing it didn't help and couldn't turn
it off. I had to resort to taking out the battery and resetting it that
way. Later in the evening, I sent a picture message to a friend. The
reception bar went to full, then suddenly dissapeared, then appeared
again, over 20 times. It then gave me a message of no service, even
though from here I usually get full reception. Right after, the screen
faded out like a game-boy when you turn it off, and then just went blank.
I had to do another battery reset, and seems to be fine now. Still a
great phone, just has a couple of bugs. Also many of those problems
when using Motorola Mobile Phonetools 2.0 and the data cable. Sometimes
causes it to freeze. MP3 ringtones and graphics are great, so is everything
else. Menu could be a little faster, as it once accidentally caused
me to delete 39 pictures. I pressed the wrong button, and it began loading
for 5 mins, and I pressed cancel, but it seems in the next menu the
cancel button is used to confirm "delete all". So i was stuck with no
Reviewed by Moe Enzo from United Kingdom on 8th
This phone is totally brilliant. Cool colour display, nice clear MP3
ringtones, mobile chat etc. This phone is packed with features and compared
with the other V525/V600 it's better in terms of the quality given and
price. I really recommend you buy this phone, the design alone is enough
to make you buy the phone.
Motorola V300 "handy hints"
Submitted by becca from USA on 13th May 2005
look, i just want to say where you ALL CAN SEE that there IS, i repeat
THERE IS a way to have multiple numbers or phonebook entries UNDER ONE
NAME. PRIMARY CONTACTS. find that in the settings, and then when you're
in the phone book, you just hit left or right to see the different numbers.
i have 3 different work numbers in my phone, ALL UNDER ONE NAME. it
doesn't say my company's name 3 times. only once. this is on all of
the v series phones. i am SICK of reading about people complaining about
this when it says in the manual how to change it!