Motorola V3i Review
Review: January 2006. Updated January 2007.
The Motorola V3i is the updated version of the super-slim RAZR V3.
The V3i is a superb mobile: it has everything that was good about the
V3 with none of the bad bits!
Physically, the V3i is virtually the same as the original RAZR phone,
with the same super-slim 14mm case and chemically-etched keypad with
cool back-lighting. The colour is different, but the rest is virtually
unchanged. Even a year after the release of the V3, this is still a
design that will turn heads. The display is the same as on the original
- a very high quality 262k colour TFT screen with a high resolution
of 176 x 200 pixels. The external display is full colour but small.
It displays useful information like incoming calls, battery life and
Inside the phone everything has changed. The V3's low resolution still
camera has been replaced with a 1.23 megapixel camera that is also capable
of video recording. A music player has been added and there is now an
expandable memory card, with storage for up to 150 tracks. Airplane
mode lets you use the music player whilst on an aircraft. You may have
read that the V3i comes with Apple iTunes® software, but sadly this
is not available in the UK version.
The V3i also supports full Bluetooth wireless connectivity, MP3
ringtones, Java games, an integrated speakerphone and quad-band capability
for global roaming. The battery life is reasonably good.
The V3i is still a great phone. It doesn't have quite as many bells
and whistles as newer phones like the Samsung
D900 or the Sony Ericsson K800i,
but it does have a good specification and bags of style. The V3i m is
the same as the V3i but with the addition of iTunes®.
Features of the Motorola V3i include:
- 1.23 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Internal display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- External display: 65,000 colours, 96 x 80 pixels
- MP3 player
- MP3 ringtones
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Speaker independent speech recognition
- Messaging: SMS, EMS 5.0, MMS, Instant Messaging,
Email (Pop3, SMTP, IMAP4)
- iTAP predictive text
- Java games (embedded and downloadable)
- Downloadable Themes (Ringtones, Wallpaper & Screensavers)
- Personal organiser functions (Calculator and Currency Converter,
Date and Clock, Calendar with alarm settings)
- Picture phonebook (up to 1,000 entries)
- Airplane mode
- Memory: 12 Mbytes plus removable memory card (expandable to 512
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, mini-USB
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Vibration alert
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)
- Talktime: 200 - 400 minutes
- Battery standby: 200 - 310 hours
- Size: 98 x 53 x 14 mm
- Weight: 100g
Motorola V3i User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Abc from on 13th Mar 2012
Yeap , .very good i like it, . . .its too good. .. .but its price is
too much . . . ,
Reviewed by andy t from uk on 4th Feb 2006
this is an amazing handset and quite rightly deserves the accolades
it receives, firstly and foremostly (lol) the camera is 10 times better
than the standard v3, then you also get the music player and the better
screen, bluetooth is great to use and is compatible with nearly every
bluetooth accessory i have thrown at it, headsets, dongles etc etc.
looks awesome and soooo coooool, still turns heads even though looks
aint changed a great deal from the v3, but this v3i is 10 times better
than the top of the range v3x, mostly bad reviews from every site, keypad
easy to use and navigation through menus is also straightforward and
simplified by the ever so ergonomic keypad, NUFF SAID GO GET ONE!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Seany from England on 4th Feb 2006
I just reecieved this phone yesterday, and i cant put it down! It is
the most beautiful phone ive ever seen! with lots of cool features like
video camara, mp3 and expandable memory. Definatly the best of the phones
on the market. Well done Motorola!
Reviewed by Steve Marsh from United states of America
on 3rd Feb 2006
I received this unbelievable cell phone from my girlfriend as a gift
for my birthday. At first she's not looking at the features when she
bought it. A couple of days after, she noticed and was amazed about
the look and how it works on our first date. The next day, she bought
herself another one :)
Reviewed by Andy King from England on 2nd Feb
This phone is simply outstanding. I have owned a V3 for the past year
and although I love the design etc, it just couldnt cut it with things
like speed of software etc. The V3i has ironed out almost all the niggly
faults of the V3 and is a true thing of beauty. If like me you want
a phone that has nice features on it, but half of them wont get used!
However it has to look sexy and of a practical size, then all I can
say is buy this phone, you wont regret it.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 1st Feb 2006
My mate has just purchased this phone and I'm so impressed with it that
I just have to get one. The screen quality is out of this world as is
the overall build and finish. I score it 10/10.
Reviewed by Toria McNeile from UNITED KINGDOM on
1st Feb 2006
I've only just got the phone, hence the rating of 4! Seems to do pretty
much the same as its predecessor but with the addition of upgradable
memory, a better screen resolution and more flexible phone book entries.
You can also, contrary to another review on here, sync with the Mac
using iSync and the cable that comes with the phone - you cannot however
sync the phone and Mac with bluetooth for some bizarre reason which
is a tad annoying as I was told you could bluetooth between V3i and
Mac! If I am wrong about this, any advice greatly received at email@example.com!
The phone is very sleek and sexy (if that is important to you!) and
you can download lots of ringtones, piccies etc... using a PC and Motorola
Tools 4.0 - luckily we have both Mac and PC in our house otherwise I
would be stuck. I will have a further play with it and perhaps add to
this review in a week or two or do another new review.
Reviewed by Joshua from nepal on 31st Jan 2006
dont buy this phone... its sux to the core...i just got one few weeks
bak....n its so delicate...its in 2 pieces now...wat a waste of money...the
features r great but isnt really value for money...
Reviewed by Scott from England on 31st Jan 2006
Having owned many of the recent handsets ( Sony Ericsson W800i , Samsung
D600 , Nokia 6230i ) I would say this is the best balance in terms of
build quality , features and performance. It's a beautiful handset.
The build quality is outstanding and the feature set , which really
handicapped the original Razr V3 has been updated sufficiently here
to make this a great all round mobile.Call quality and reception are
both excellent, texting is easy thanks to an unusual but tactile keypad.
The camera , whilst not in the same league as some of the more recent
Sharp or Sony Ericsson offerings is still more than adequate and a vast
improvement on the original V3. There's plenty of room to store those
photo's and your MP3 music too thanks to the Transflash memory card
slot. Oh and did I mention, most importantly of all , a blue Motorola
logo light's up whenever you receive a text message or make a call !
What more could you want ?
Reviewed by Jimmy from UK on 30th Jan 2006
My dad bought me this phone at the weekend and i must say it is an amazing
phone! The V3 was a very popular phone but without many features, but
this phone is going to be a hit in 2006!
Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 30th Jan 2006
This phone may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other
phones but it certainly makes up for it on the style front. That said,
it does have top-notch features like 1.23 megapixel camera, a video
recorder, Bluetooth and expandable memory to mention but a few. Overall,
this is a brilliant phone with everything most users would ever need.
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 30th Jan 2006
This is my first motorola phone and I have to say, what a phone. The
quality and features are great and the size and weight are brilliant
too. If you are looking for a slim phone with today's technology then
you won't get much better than the this.
Reviewed by Charlie from UK on 29th Jan 2006
This phone truly reflects beauty and technology at its best. I have
reviewed many phones over the past few weeks and I kept coming back
to this one every time. The V3i is truly an iconic masterpiece –
and so different to all those other boring looking phones.
Reviewed by lewis from clarke on 29th Jan 2006
i have had this phone for a week and it looks great... nice features,
i also brought a memory card at the carphone ware hosue when i brought
the phone, the mem card only cost like 12 and the man gave me a discount,
i have about 6 songs on it, i only have six cause i cant find anymore
songs i want, this phone looks really really smart, the shinny metal
finnish is great, and is mad from a good quality material.. if you want
loads and loads of features, well maybe this isent the phone for you
get a smart phone, but if you want a phone with a mp3 player, and just
the simply but lovely features and an amazing design this is the phone
for you!!.... i had a nokia 6680 before this one, yes it did have a
few more features, but nothing i really needed as i am only 14, i mean
why do i need to save my bank card numbers...every heard of a memory...the
phone was bulky and i had to replace it like 3 time until i had enough,
the man said he could fix it but i was like no i think i should get
e new one... so in the last liek 7 mounths i had the nokia 6680 as soon
as i came out and the 7 mounths later i got the motorola v3i as soon
as it came out...god im luck!! lol...well i hope this helps!!
Reviewed by Stephen Marsh from England on 28th
The handset has a fault, which means it produces a high pitch feedback
whenever the flip is open, the call quality isn't great, plus it doesn't
work with my Apple Mac.
Reviewed by sandy from london on 28th Jan 2006
da bes phone pplz! i lovin every aspect of it!!!!!!! i couldnt hav wished
fa more! love the air-o-plane mode!!! so so much space aswell! love
Reviewed by Carina from UK on 28th Jan 2006
Got this phone about a week ago, and i love it, im an old nokia and
samsung user, but not now! i looked at my friends v3 and didnt like
it to much, but i love the V3i! one problem, i want to get rid of the
tones locked on the phone!They are taking up memory and i want to delete
them!! Any Tips People!!!
Reviewed by Wayne from England on 28th Jan 2006
Man this phone is great! Can't stop staring at it's amazing design.
Photos are full screen and are at the highest quality! I never want
to replace this phone!
Reviewed by John from England on 28th Jan 2006
I must say, this phone is the phone of tomorrow. High quality screen,
camera and video. The video clips are superb. And now it has expandable
memory, you can put on loads of clips and MP3's. 5 stars OUTSTANDING!
Reviewed by Londoner from UK on 28th Jan 2006
Great phone, I love it. But does anyone know how to turn on SMS delivery
Reviewed by Willie from Scotland on 28th Jan 2006
Arrhh this be a great phone! Exactly the same size and weight as the
V3 but has much more features. Got it 3 weeks ago, ain't had a problem
Reviewed by Bartholomew from USA on 28th Jan 2006
Excelent! Mighty thin! Great for your money! only $475. Its a man's
phone. Makes a difference from the pink V3!
Reviewed by Will from UK on 28th Jan 2006
This phone is fantastic and I believe it's the best phone around at
the moment. A+++
Reviewed by Ting Tong from Thailand on 28th Jan
Best phone ever. Me wecomend it to people who want sleak design, exelent
feature and greatly priced. Me get yesterday and Very VERY good! Peace
out! Ting Tong xxx
Reviewed by Stan from UK on 27th Jan 2006
I upgraded to this Motorola V3i a week ago. Has spent quite a lot of
time reading all kinds of phone reviews on the net for quite a while.
Note: I use my phone for business mostly and value Bluetooth, phone
book memory, ease of use; my previous phones were Ericssons and SonyEricssons,
though I’ve had some experience with some Nokias, one Panasonic
and Samsung D600. Ultimately, for me at least, the phone should be just
a phone to be used to make calls (not to have good camera, MP3 player,
etc.). All in all, V3i and all other new phones on the market are the
same in the basic functions, but V3i looks very sophisticated; very
slim (big plus for me as I have to carry it in my pocket all the time);
seems to be constructed very well too, feels solid (not like my last
SonyEricsson K700i – was squeaking when pushed on the buttons);
battery seems OK so far – would estimate that it would certainly
last about a week if idle (you have to charge the phones when new and
turned off for 16 hours and then get it discharged completely, fully
charge again till complete – about 4 hours – then discharge
again, to repeat this cycle about 4-5 times to ensure the best battery
performance); it’s a flip phone and you’re sue the phone
is not going to call someone by itself (it happened to me with “open”
phones before, even with keypad lock (I carry my phone often in the
back pocket of jeans); V3i has good choice in personalising the handset,
easy to switch between statuses – loud, quiet, others. In general
all the other normal factions are on a par with other phones. My second
choice would have been Samsung D600 or SE K750i, but K750i to me is
just K700i with a new body and there wasn’t anything too special
about D600 (though in my mind it’s on second place after V3i).
I was not convinced by the sliding mechanism as such, central menu “squire”
was not the best (I like the best the joystic ks of SonyEricssons, though
V3i menu terminal is a bless as well as the buttons – just a bless
– fingers just glide over them). Finally I lost interest in D600
when I found out it had the stupidest omission – no simulations
ring and vibrate alert for calls. At last, V3i has some drawbacks for
me, but which I can swallow: phone book does not show one person entry
with mobile, work, home numbers – all entered under one. I also
could not send all my phone book from K700i (about 490 entries) via
Bluetooth at once – has to do it one by one, took me about 1.5
hours. Once I sent the contacts over, each contact number was stored
separately: under the same name, but with a mobile, work, home sign
with it (for example “X” with mobile, “X” home,
“X” home, “X” fax). I believe all the other
makes don’t do that anymore. Lastly, I would mention that the
software that came with the phone looks quite good, at least on the
screen when loaded on a computer (but I have not used it yet), synchronisation
with Outlook, etc. should not be a problem. 4 stars for not having a
modern phone book structure.
Reviewed by martin from uk on 27th Jan 2006
Best phone that i have ever owned.Not only that - the burgopak packaging
it came in is a piece of art as well.The sliding design is second to
none.10/10 for the whole package
Reviewed by ricky from england on 26th Jan 2006
I have just received a new V3i for the third time,it has been returned
and replaced with a new one twice, because of a software fault(according
to Motorola)now this one is going back and I won't be asking for a V3i
replacement I cannot get the bluetooth to pair with anything never had
this problem with any other phone once never mind the same model three
Reviewed by Damien from UK on 25th Jan 2006
What an amazing piece of kit... it looks superb and has all the latest
features. I rate it 100%.
Reviewed by Christine from England on 25th Jan
Once you have figured out how to get around this phone it seems to be
the bees knees. Everything I wanted. However I since discovered a very
basic flaw. If you set up a specific ring tone (ringer ID) for a particular
person then all contact from them, including txt messages, is that tone.
So I have set up Lovecats by the Cure for a friend, and whenever they
send me a txt that tune is played - all of it! this is very annoying
as you don't know whether they are ringing you or sending a txt.
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 24th Jan 2006
Motorola are seemingly on an unprecedented "crest of a wave" with their
RAZR models. The latest, the V3i takes all of the old outdated features
of the V3 & replaces them with bang up to date gizmos. A 1.23 megapixel
camera replaces the old dismal VGA camera. Modes, flash, video capture
and 8X zoom make the camera options on the V3i much more respectable.
A full screen viewfinder helps you get the most for that perfect picture
& when you've done simply save it, send it to friends or to your computer
via Bluetooth. Memory has been brought into line with other Motorola
products too, so the V3i now boasts expandable memory - none of the
constraints of the old model to be seen! The handset also takes advantage
of Motorola’s SCREEN3 technology for zero-click access to news,
sports and entertainment. Now you can fly stress-free while catching
up on world news. Quad-band technology allows you to roam seamlessly
across countries and continents. Combined with Bluetooth technology
and speaker independent name and digit dialling and you have hands-free
capabilities to juggle work and play.
Reviewed by Ahmed from Bradford, UK on 24th Jan
I love this phone, it has everything I need and seems to be very reliable.
The battery life is good and the size and weight is nice. A1+++
Reviewed by Alexander from Scotland on 24th Jan
This phone is the best. It has a fantastic screen and loads of features,
including bluetooth and an expandable memory.
Reviewed by Noel from UK on 24th Jan 2006
I have reviewed many phones over the past couple of weeks and eventually
decided to go for the V3i. The phone is awesome, with an amazing screen
and top notch build quality.
Reviewed by Denis from UK on 23rd Jan 2006
I’ve read umpteen reviews on this phone and although most rate
it highly, some have knocked it. Well, I speak as a find and all I can
say is the V3i is the best phone that I have come across. I've had mine
now for about four weeks and it hasn’t let me down once. It synchronizes
beautifully with my PC and has no problem receiving/transferring files
with my friends Sony Erisson and Samsung phones. Overall, it’s
an absolute masterpiece with all the functions of a modern phone. One
thing is for sure, I am not disappointed with my purchase – on
the contrary, I'm over the moon with it!
Reviewed by Gary from Scotland on 23rd Jan 2006
This is a very good phone with loads of features. So far, I'm very pleased
with it and it hasn't let me down. It deserves five stars.
Reviewed by Dhaman from Georgia on 23rd Jan 2006
very good...excellent camera,expandable meory..awesome
Reviewed by Sanjay Punamiya from Mumbai,India on
23rd Jan 2006
Too good... amazing improvement over its predecessor V3.. camera clarity
amazing with icing on cake its expandable memory which was missing in
Reviewed by Rob from England on 22nd Jan 2006
Got this fone a few days ago. What a fone, it's excellent in every way
and the screen is the best I have ever come across. I score it 11/10.
Shame on all those that have given it less than five stars - you should
Reviewed by Les from UK on 22nd Jan 2006
Purchased this phone yesterday and the only problem that I have come
across is... I cannot put it down - it's fantastic and looks out of
Reviewed by Danny from United Kingdom on 21st
When I purchased my Motorola V3i, I could hardly contain my excitement.
But I was blown away when I first switched it on. The weight and size
of the phone was perfect. I could put it in my pocket and forget it
was there. The screen is beautiful, and large(which I prefer) and although
the video capture can only be used in short clips and the motion is
a bit jerky, it has the best quality Photo capture camera I've seen
on a phone. The sharpness and colour of the screen is amazing. It's
an experience just to be holding this phone. Overall I give it 2 thumbs
up and an 11/10. I'll never get bored of this phone. Brilliant.
Reviewed by Doug from ABCD on 21st Jan 2006
Its rubbish keeps breaking down so i didnt buy... my frend always complains
and has 2 use mi fone DONT BUY
Reviewed by tom from england on 20th Jan 2006
a very gud fone very slim but the 1 let dwn the storage
Reviewed by Angelo from England on 20th Jan 2006
Having observed the variation in scoring for the V3i in the many reviews
it was with some apprehension that I went ahead and placed the order.
I've been a company-supplied Nokia user for several years and shared
the other reviewers views on the ease of operation and performance of
the Nokia operating systems. Upon opening the box, I was immediately
blown away by the sheer beauty of the V3i - how could this sliver of
metal be a fully loaded communication device? Having bought the phone
on contract using the same airtime provider as my company phone I substituted
my own SIM card and booted her up (OK so I charged it for 3 hours first).
Hey presto I was now admiring the huge colour screen with 256,000 colours.
Within an hour, I had synchronised the V3i with Outlook 2003 and downloaded
all my contacts and calendar items rather than punching them in by hand.
Pairing my Bluetooth headset to the V3i was a breeze, they found each
other within seconds and have been a couple ever since . Accessing the
WAP functions was simplicity itself – after visiting the Motorola
website to get the MMS and WAP settings sent to the phone. Anyhow, one
week on and my initial uncertainties have completely evaporated. As
a phone the V3i is stunning! It is a thing of beauty and envy, and am
absolutely certain that I made the right decision.
Reviewed by Kyle from UK on 20th Jan 2006
This phone is the best. I've been using it now for the past few days
and can honestly say it is brilliant - the best I have owned. The screen
size is out of this world when surfing the net or just texting your
mates. The battery standby time is also very good as is the reception
for receiving calls. The photos of this phone do not do it justice and
you really need to see it in the flesh to appreciate its quality and
superiority over other available handsets.
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 20th Jan 2006
I’ve only had this phone for six days and I have to say it’s
amazing. It is without doubt the sexiest phone currently available and
the build quality puts all other handsets in the shade. It has loads
of features and the screen is the best I have ever seen. If you want
the ultimate phone with street cred to match then look no further –
you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by Kristoffer from Northern Ireland on
19th Jan 2006
I have had a V3 RAZR for about 2 months and I thought it was a slim
and very sexy phone. Although it disappointed me because of the lack
of memory, poor quality camera, no video and slow operation! Once I
got wind of the V3i and after reading reviews on here I just knew I
had to get it. And thats exactly what I done. Ordered 1 week ago off
the net and just received this phone today and been using it since i
got in from work!! THIS PHONE IS EXCELLENT!!! Excellent camera, excellent
memory etc!! Its excellent in every way that the V3 isn't!!! I would
definatly recommend this phone!!! However I want to be the only person
who owns it!! So don't buy it if you don't want to!! LOL I think Motorola
have done a fab job here!! And I totally agree that this phone looks
light years agead of its time!! And yes it does stand out compared to
the usual plastic phones out at the moment!!! Miles above the rest!!
Keep up the good work Moto!! FAB!!!
Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 19th Jan 2006
In short, a fantastic phone with oodles of street cred A+++
Reviewed by Neil from Scotland on 19th Jan 2006
I've been using the V3i for five weeks now and it hasn’t let me
down once. All the functions are clear and precise. As others have mentioned,
the build quality is class leading and you really need to see the phone
in the flesh to truly appreciate it. I cannot understand the negative
reviews that I have read further down this page and can only assume
that they have been unlucky and received a duff phone or they just don’t
know how to work it.
Reviewed by Billy from UK on 19th Jan 2006
Quite simply, this phone is a superb piece of kit with all the bells
and whistles one could ever ask for. Well done Motorola and keep up
the good work.
Reviewed by Alison from UK on 19th Jan 2006
Hi, I have been using this phone for three weeks now and the only problem
that I have found is, I can't put the thing down! The functions and
build quaity are quite simply brilliant. There is no doubt that this
is the best mobile phone that I have ever used - and I've used hundreds
in my time.
Reviewed by Steve Bradley from United Kingdom on
19th Jan 2006
How are you supposed to maintain music on this phone if you dont have
software to manage it i.e. iphones or Motorola Music Manager on the
phone. If you go into the Main Menu for the Digital Audio Player you
cant add or update Atists or Albums, etc. Poor planning on Motorola's
Reviewed by Jay from Reading on 19th Jan 2006
I've only had this phone a couple of days and I've already decided it's
amazing. All the functions (camera, video, Bluetooth, calendar, PC link,
programmable keys (7), speaker phone etc etc) are superb and very easy
to use. Anyone who has a problem with this phone must be using it wrong.
However, I've just found out 1 tiny (very tiny) irritating thing. Once
you assign a ring tone to a contact, it also uses that tone for messages...
I'd prefer a standard message alert, or am I being picky?
Reviewed by Craig from UK on 18th Jan 2006
I love the look and feel of this phone. Also, I am happy with the speaker
phone,voice activation, bluetooth, outside screen. It has an easy to
use camera and desent batery life too. All in all, it is brilliant.
Reviewed by Marcus from UK on 18th Jan 2006
I've been using the Motorola RAZR V3i for three weeks and it's fully
loaded – delivering the ultimate combination of design and technology.
Beneath this sculpted metal exterior is a lean mean, globe-hopping machine.
The RAZR V3i has an updated and streamlined design, offering consumers
a large internal color screen, quad-band technology and Bluetooth wireless
technology. Designed for an enhanced imaging experience, this sleek
handset comes complete with an integrated 1.23 megapixel digital camera
with a full screen view-finder, zoom, and video capture and playback.
Add cutting-edge music capabilities and you have the complete mobile
multimedia package. Now when you grab your mobile, you’re also
grabbing your camera and MP3 player. Stylish, smart, and sophisticated
– the Motorola RAZR V3i.
Reviewed by sam parry from cambridge on 18th Jan
poor breaks down when you play music dont bother buying it
Reviewed by Dave from Wales on 17th Jan 2006
A truly amazing piece of engineering; very solid feel with easy to use
menus. It has an excellent camera, Bluetooth, video recorder and MP3
function. It also came complete with USB cable and PC software so that
you can synchronize with Outlook/Outlook Express. I downloaded all my
appointments, calendar items and contacts, including all phone numbers
and home addresses in about 30 seconds… superb or what?
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 17th Jan 2006
Quite simply, this is a superb phone with all the features one could
ask for. The build quality is top-notch as is its performance.
Reviewed by Upaul from U.S.A on 17th Jan 2006
I have used lots of top models . Samsung d500 d600 e730 z500 and many
more . But this phone is extra . Its better than all . great phone.
Reviewed by adam from ENGLAND on 17th Jan 2006
this phone is a piece of junk. i have had it for 4 weeks and i have
had to get it replaced twice. i wouldn't recommed it to any body.
Reviewed by Adrian from England on 17th Jan 2006
Nice size phone, with good features. However the camera quality is poor,
considering it has a 1.23 mega pixel camera, and it doesnt have itunes
Returned it to O2 and got the new Samsung Z320i. Excellent phone with
picture quality to match!
Reviewed by nadia from england on 16th Jan 2006
this phone is alot better than the v3 cuz it has more features and lookz
better at the front but stil... not as goodas da k700i or da 6230i
Reviewed by ETNAROLF from UK on 16th Jan 2006
Very excellent phone fully loaded with features.It always offer you
an entertainment on the go wherever you are whether you are on a plane,
bus, train and vessel. It also feature itune music software, also you
can synchronize to your PC. Thanks to expandable memory. RAZR V3i delivers
its ultimate design and technology... BRAVO.........
Reviewed by ronem from England on 16th Jan 2006
Superb quality phone no other phone can beat at the moment. Stylish,
the thinnest phone ever with great great feature...don't forget also
this phone is having an airplane mode... BRAVO Motorola.. excellent...
Reviewed by gnop from uk on 16th Jan 2006
I've just got this phone at very cheap deal. I am quite bit lucky that
one network offer me a cheaper price actually i am only after the phone
because its feature. fantastic and excellent phone especially its size
& weight. Menu are very user friendly and you can synchronize to PC.
Reviewed by raymond from uk on 16th Jan 2006
SUPERB!!!!!!!!!! no problems at all except from the battery life. it
will only last up to 2 days even your not using the MP3. i think this
is the problem of all motorola mobile phones so they need to sort it
Reviewed by adam from england on 15th Jan 2006
its an excelant phone its its great for the kids. its camera is good
and it is much better than the v3 because this one has a memory card
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 15th Jan 2006
My wife has just got one on upgrade. Nice looking phone with some nice
features. However, the software for use on the PC and the bluetooth
are appalling (I write software for a job). I could not get the bluetooth
to work between the PC and mobile. I've had no problems with my Nokia
6230i, which also has better support for playing mp3 music. It can play
in the background and a headset is supplied. The 6230i also has a radio.
If your looking for a good multimedia phone then the V3i isn't it. I've
not been disappointed with the 6230i from Nokia, though.
Reviewed by Upal from Bangladesh on 15th Jan 2006
Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful phone . One of the best i have used . 100
out of 100 in my eyes
Reviewed by matt from gb on 14th Jan 2006
it is a goodish phone
Reviewed by Maxine from UK on 13th Jan 2006
Only had this phone for eight hours and I have fallen in love with it
already - it's great and looks very sexy. It has everything I need in
a phone and more. Best of all, it slips nicely into my handbag. Anyone
looking for as new phone will love this one.
Reviewed by Zack from England on 13th Jan 2006
As a past Samsung and Sony Ericsson user, this is the first time that
I have ever purchased a Motorola phone. I have to say I am not disappointed
and the V3i is an excellent piece of kit. It looks out of this world
and performs equally as well. The large screen is great for surfing
the net, viewing photos and composing text messages. Overall, it is
a brilliant phone and you will not be disappointed – despite the
negative reviews further down the page. I cannot believe that anyone
would give this phone less than five stars, unless of course they are
just trying the discredit its brilliance and noticeable popularity.
That said, you always get one don’t you!
Reviewed by Johnny from Wales on 13th Jan 2006
Well, what a fantastic phone. I’ve only had it a few days and
can’t put the thing down. It has everything one could ask for
in a modern mobile phone… 1.23 megapixel camera, 256K colour screen,
Bluetooth, Video Recorder, good Battery life to mention but a few. It
is without doubt the best phone I have ever had and I’ve had loads
believe me. You really need to see and touch this phone to truly appreciate
it’s brilliance and superb craftsmanship.
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 13th Jan 2006
this fone is for people that want a fashion accessory rather than a
decent bit of kit. I've gone from the a1000 to this, and i can't believe
the difference in actual build quality and software. the key buzz is
something else, the mp3 player is cack (wheres itunes which was announced
would be on it???), the memory is tiny, the connectivity is shoddy as
your gonna get nowadays, its simply built for showing off. Its only
plus points are that the camera is better than the a1000, it takes the
same memory cards (hotswappable) and its looks.
Reviewed by Carl from UK on 12th Jan 2006
I just got this phone last week so here are my first impressions: The
RAZR V3i has a much better fit and finish than any of the Nokia phones
I've used. Everything is tight and functions perfectly. The phone is
extremely well built and is much smaller, thinner and lighter than it
looks in pictures. It "feels" much smaller than my old Nokia 6820. Call
quality is superb. Speakerphone is excellent. Reception is also exceptional,
better than my past mobiles. Menus and User Interface are much better
than they used to be for Motorola. Last time I tried a Motorola phone
was years ago and I was really annoyed by the menus. Now it's much more
like a Windows or Linux GUI, and easy to learn the basics. Overall an
excellent phone, which scores 10/10 in my book. I am very impressed
and I don't think I will be missing my Nokia.
Reviewed by Kurt from UK on 12th Jan 2006
Motorola’s super-hot RAZR v3i is as beautiful as it is advanced!
Designed to be the thinnest flip phone ever, the RAZR v3i has a solid
anodized aluminum shell and is packed full of the latest technology;
quad-band GSM for use in 100+ countries, long-range Bluetooth, 20 Khz
Polyphonic Speaker, MP3 Player, MPEG4 video (encode and decode), Speaker
independent speech recognition, Integrated Digital Camera: 1.23 megapixel
with 8X optical zoom, beautiful 176 x 220 TFT colour display inside
- 256K colours. An amazing phone to look at, and equally as amazing
to use. This is one of the most desirable phones ever produced.
Reviewed by Stevie from England on 11th Jan 2006
What a lovely looking phone...! Quality camera, although as mentioned
below, you do need a steady hand. You can navigate easily through the
menus and texting is easy, even with big fumbling fingers like I have.
Battery life is good and the software for the PC is excellent, using
the USB cable adapter provided, with live updates too. One major fault
in my opinion is the very poor ringtone volume. I work in a noisey place
and have to use high pitched ringtones so as to hear the phone ring.
This is partly due to the fact that the speaker is on the underside
of the phone when in the laying flat position. A big mistake..! Pre-installed
ring tones are dire too, but this dos'nt matter as you can use your
own. Why do phone companies not make these phones louder...? We can
turn the volume down if need be..!! Other than that I love this stylish
phone and would recommend it to all.
Reviewed by sami from uk on 10th Jan 2006
I had a v3 before this phone and loved it...needless to say i grabbed
a v3i as soon as it was launched. It is a great phone overall....and
looks amazing! I do have to agree about holding the phone still to use
the canera however. Can't wait to see what the next one looks like.
If you want a phone that fints ihn any bag/pocket, has all the features
you want and looks v sexy then this is the phone for you x Forgot to
mention that you will def need additional memory to support a reasonable
amount of music/video.pics/etc and so make the most of the phone.
Reviewed by Louis from England on 9th Jan 2006
I purchased this phone from the Carphone Warehouse about a week ago
on SIM free. In my opinion, this is the best phone on the market at
the moment. The design is much sleeker than the V3 and the gunmetal
colour is perfect for the phone. The megapixel camera is really nice
and takes great pictures. Overall, this is an excellent phone with awesome
reception and features.
Reviewed by Sally from UK on 9th Jan 2006
I have just purchased this phone and it's brilliant. It is completely
different from all other phones like Samsung, Nokia and Sony Erisson,
and looks light-years ahead of its time. It has everything you could
ask for in a phone. My only problem is, I can’t put the thing
Reviewed by Alex from England on 9th Jan 2006
i just got this phone and really like it. the exterior looks great and
its got gadgets to rival any other phone on the market! its relatively
simple to use and good in EVERY area! get this phone, it's GREAT! :-D
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 9th Jan 2006
Excellent phone, excellent design and menu, Love it! But there's one
problem, it keeps emitting a high pitched noise from under the keypad
when the keypad light is on, apparantly its a common problem and there's
no fix for it.
Reviewed by Ian from England on 8th Jan 2006
I purchased this phone last week and haven't been able to put it down.
It's fantastic. The screen and features are just awesome.
Reviewed by yk2host from England on 8th Jan 2006
I think the space is again very limited, camera is not that good for
the price of the phone, phone is thin but really wide. Too many problems
Reviewed by Alan Shuttleworth from UK on 8th Jan
Be warned! After owning the Motorloa V3i for one week its flaws started
to show. The problems are mostly with the bluetooth facility, which
is terrible. It has a built in Mp3 player which will only transmit voice
calls to a bluetooth headset but not music (I bought a Motorola Ht820
headset and after calling the helpline I was told the V3i will not transmit
music via bluetooth!). It will also not connect to a TomTom go navigation
unit. I have now returned the phone to the dealer and exchanged it for
a Samsung D600 which works perfectly, and the Ht820 headset is extremely
Reviewed by tahmoor from u.k on 7th Jan 2006
this mobile is poor. my dad has 1 for work. he is already returning
it. and sometimes the call it muffled.!!!! dnt get
Reviewed by sara holden from uk on 7th Jan 2006
dis phone is gr8 only problem is tho is that its a newer model that
the v3 but its bigger and chunkier it has gr8 features on it tho and
if ur thinkin of gettin 1 then GO 4 IT
Reviewed by Mike from England on 5th Jan 2006
I have had v3 since they first appeared here, I feel that the v3i is
agreat improvement on the v3. I have had this new phone for a week now
and find many of the new features excellent. The camera is the best
I have tried, it will take pictures that can be printed off in 6x4 format
which are crisp and clean in detail, previously I have tried two other
leading camera phones in this class and niether would present a satisfactory
photo when printed off. The expandable memory is excellent. The software
has also been upgraded and is now faster at responding. A good phone,
I believe Motorola has addressed a lot of the issues that were apparent
with the v3.
Reviewed by binhalb from istanbul on 4th Jan 2006
this phone was awful the camera is rubbish and the memory is just shocking
its a disgrace. people do not get this phone it is a waste of money.
ppppplllllleeeeeaaaassseee don't get this phone
Reviewed by tehmoor muhammed from p.k on 2nd Jan
this mobile is 1 of the best its nothing like a v3 it more than a v3
it got more features i brought 1 from uk than i thoght i made a mistake
i should of got a nokia n70 but this is outstanding it has everything.
the batterie life is well good. i will reccamend to business people
because they dont want a brick in there pockets they need 1 of these.there
is no faults in these and you will never find 1. the camera is superb.
Reviewed by Al Shuttleworth from UK on 30th Dec
I tried a V3x and sent it back, just a big lump of horrible cheap plastic
but the V3i has been carved from a piece of the Starship Enterprise
- it's stunning! I've upgraded from a V3 and the differences are amazing.
Much better camera, it now also has a video camera, mp3 player, good
battery life, beautiful clear screen and the voice recognition is amazing!
It may not be have all the bells and whistles that Nokias etc offer
but stand in your local phone shop and look at all the same old same
plastic offerings. The V3i looks like its been beamed down from another
planet. Press the button on the headset, say "name dial" then say the
name, the V3i phones it. Eat your heart out Captain Kirk! Be a starship
captain - get one. Outstanding.
Reviewed by T.K from UK on 30th Dec 2005
better than old v3 but not much better. u have to hold the phone absolutely
steady to use the camera and photos aren't very good, color looks awful.
There is NO iTunes on V3i not as Moto said, it came with a Java Media
Player instead which can play MP3 & AAC, but it doesn't run in background
means when u'r listening to music u can't do anything else with the
phone. music sounds good but u don't get mini-USB stereo headset with
the phone so wots the ponit....if u are looking for a itunes/music phone
u better off something eles but if a razer phone is all u looking for
then go for it.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 30th Dec 2005
Just got this phone and I am very pleased with it. I have previously
used Nokia and Samsung phones - but not any more! This is a superb piece
of engineering at an excellent price. Go and get one - you know you
Reviewed by Breaslan from Ireland on 27th Dec
The phone is quite outstanding to me as well
Reviewed by lisa from england on 23rd Dec 2005
this fone is gr8 best fone i ever had got it as early presant its FAB!!!
Reviewed by Kai from UK & Finland on 23rd Dec
Ive Had both V3 & V3i now and I really think Motorola have got their
priorities right because im a Fin and Nokia is a Finnish company and
they are great but Motorola are by far alot better.
Reviewed by motofan from u.k on 22nd Dec 2005
this phone is terrible.... batrie life is far to low ... the menu opt
is not good jus old moto menu and camera isnt that good quality as you
would exsept it to be. im now sticking with my old mobile nokia 6680
. really bad phone
Reviewed by cp from england on 22nd Dec 2005
absolutely outstandin this fone is the fone of my dreeeeeeeeaaams
Reviewed by Matthew from england on 21st Dec 2005
this phone is a aaaabbbbssssooollluuuttteee beast and has the most ace
features, this mobile is amazing copared 2 my last phone (nokia3310)
it has the best camera aswell. So if u r looking 4 a new phone that
is really good and is mODERN CHOOSE THIS 1. And it also comes in a phew
different colours aswell so if u dont like black then havce silver,
and if u dont like silver have black, plus u come equiped with bluetooth
which by the way is very handy and wwwwwwiiiiiccccckkkeeeeddd. iT IS
1 OF THE BEST IF NOT THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD AND WITNESSED. sO
DO YOURSEIF A FAVOUR AND BY THIS PHONE. bbbbbbyyyyyyeeeee.
Reviewed by Yasmine from England on 21st Dec 2005
i was lucky enough to be one of the first people to get this phone but
it is very expensive!! I am on contract but it will be £280 on pay as
you go!! the camra is very good and the phone looks stylish. I would
not say it is that much better than th V3 though AS the v3i is a little
Reviewed by Omar from England on 19th Dec 2005
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The distinctive ultra-thin RAZR handset has been updated to include
a 1.23 megapixel camera with an 8x digital zoom. You'll find a high
resolution colour screen, another colour screen outside, 12mb of built-in
memory and a memory card slot for adding more. It also has bluetooth,
video recorder, music player, works in the USA and comes with a free
carkit. Absolutely outstanding!