Motorola V3X Review
Review: December 2005. Updated June 2009.
The V3X is the 3G upgrade to the super-slim Motorola
V3 RAZR. At 20mm it's not as thin as the V3 RAZR, but it looks very
similar to the RAZR, although there's more plastic used in the build.
It's a good-looking phone, designed to look good and turn heads. It's
heavier than the RAZR, but not heavier than comparable 3G clamshell
As well as looking good, the V3X has a much higher specification than
the original V3. The new features include 3G functionality, including
video calling, music and video downloads, and streamed TV. The camera
has been upgraded from 0.3 to 2.0 megapixels and a video camera has
been added, with a high resolution (640 x 480 pixels). There is also
an MP3 player, supporting MP3, WMA and AAC+ formats.
Another new feature is speaker-independent voice recognition, making
handsfree use very easy.
The memory has been upgraded to support a TransFlash memory card. Currently
TransFlash cards are available at up to 512 Mbytes. This is enough to
store around 150 MP3 songs. Bluetooth connectivity is supported, with
support for stereo sound with the Motorola Bluetooth Stereo Headset.
Battery life is quite good compare with other 3G phones.
Problems with the V3X are the less than perfect audio quality, and
the fact that there are unprotected camera buttons on the side of the
phone. In common with other 3G phones battery life and network coverage
are not as good as 2G phones. The V3X has now been superseded by the
Motorola RAZR V3XX.
Features of the Motorola V3X include:
- 3G video calling
- 2.0 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, LED flash and macro mode
- VGA video camera (640 x 480 pixels)
- Windows Media Player supports MP3, AAC+, MPEG4, WMV, WMA and Real
- Main display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Speaker-independent voice recognition for handsfree use
- MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email (POP3, IMAP4,
- 3D Games
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Memory: 62 Mbytes with TransFlash card (max 512 Mbytes)
- WAP 2.0 browser, GPRS class 10
- Size: 99 x 53 x 20 mm
- Weight: 125g
- Talktime: 131 minutes
- Video calling: 90 minutes
- Battery standby: 227 hours
Motorola V3X User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Phil Rogers from England on 17th Apr
For people to say this is a bad phone is completely unbelievable. I've
worked in the industry now for almost 6 years and have seen many phones
come and go. Motorola, for me have until recently, been the weakest
link when it comes to user friendliness, and popularity. The initial
V3, although immensely popular, was quite frankly a pants handset. The
V3i was the phone the V3 should have been originally. But the V3x breaks
the mould!! Over the years, I've used Nokia (yawn, yawn), samsung, panasonic,
and sony ericsson phones. The V3x is THE best handset I have ever used.
The size isn't an issue if you have big hands like me. It's still one
of the smallest 3g handsets, only beaten by the new Samsung Z510i which
is a little slimmer. The flip is as sturdy as they come, the screen
is fantasti quality with the clearest colour and clarity you will see
on any handset. The menu system is as easy as any Nokia/Samsung/ blah
blah blah to use. The speech recognition is a bit of a pig to use, but
in all honesty I was never likely to use it anyway. It is just a glorious
handset to use and own. The real winner for me is the stereo bluetooth.
I've got a pair of the stereo headphones and they are fantastic!! They
link/disconnect automatically when you switch them on and off, and if
your listening to them and get a call, they interupt the music, let
you make the call, and then continue the music when the call finishes.
What a fantastic accessory from Motorola. The battery life yes isn't
brilliant, but all you have to do is switch of the 3g capabilities (which
let's face it, who uses anyway?) and this will double the standby time.
I charge my phone twice a week maximum and I use it everyday for both
cal usage and MP3 player. I've got 8 cd's on the 512MB card and have
still got over 100MB of space on the card. All I do to get the tunes
on is record a CD onto Windows media player, stick the memory card into
a card reader (£10-£20) and drag and drop a whole album across. You
can get a complete CD onto it in under 15 minutes. I've gone on for
far to long now, so quite simply, if you're in the market for a mobile
phone, you couldn't do much better than getting your grubby mits on
Reviewed by Andrew Hopper from United Kingdom on
14th Apr 2006
This phone is absolutely brill!!! Do NOT be put off by all the bad reviews.....
BUY IT!!!!! The screen is outstanding, so crisp and clear, same goes
for the camera! Although not as thin as the original razr, it is still
very svelte. You dnt have to be really slim to be ice looking! BUY IT!!!!
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 10th Apr 2006
So far so good. I plug my phone in every night anyway so not bothered
about the battery problem. Great pictures though having trouble sending
them.... oh well, sure I'll figure it out. You can go to speaker phone
in the middle of a call by the way - just need to go into Options menu.
Love the steely blue exterior!
Reviewed by #@+£ from uk on 9th Apr 2006
dis is such a great fone!I meen my m8 bought 1 nd its amazing.I thort
it wud be rele rubbish but its not.The camera is rele good quality nd
the sound is good too.I wud recommend dis fone to anyone!My onle concern
is dat it is rele expensive.So buy in ur price range.
Reviewed by Sarah P from England on 7th Apr 2006
I purchased this phone two months ago. Initially i was pleased with
it although it is bulky. Now though, its different story. There is no
voice recordr which is annoying. Predictve text doesnt let you change
a word wihout deleting the whole thing and typing it again. The battery
barely lasts over a day The is no flash - just a light, which makes
things look blue Its heavy and uglier by the day. I wouldnt recommend
this phone. I'm swapping it, just have to decide what to. I used to
have a Sharp GX20. Which was the best phone i have ever had. Had it
for two years and dont have a single complaint!
Reviewed by Peach from England on 6th Apr 2006
This phone is absolutely gorgeous to look at, very eye pleasing. It's
probably one of the best looking phones around!!! But flip the phone
open and its a whole different story once you begin to use it. The battery
barely lasts over a day from being fully charged. And a high-pitched
noise is omitted from the speaker when open.....exceedingly iratating.
The memory is good though and the camera quality is excellent however.
I'm struggling along with it, but much more noise from it and i'm binning
Reviewed by Seven from UK on 6th Apr 2006
Have had this phone now for 2 weeks and I love it. Was very unsure of
getting a flip/Motorola as I'm used to Sony Ericsson and Nokia, but
I think it's great. Would have given it 5 stars if the battery life
had been better, lasts about 2 days on not much usage. Apart from that
Reviewed by Morhinio from UK on 2nd Apr 2006
Well ive been using this phone for 2 weeks now. IVe done my full homework
on this phone and being a software engineer, im analytical by profession.
I hope it will help you in deciding. Well to quickly sum up, it is not
the perfect phone but its truely unique. The problems that people mention
about it do exist but they are only on the phones that are customized
by the network. Unfortunately, that means that 3, Voda and Orange. All
of them mess about with the phones softeare so they install thier versions.
This phones runs on a Linux operating system so its quite a sophisticated
piece of kit. The networks took a big risk by putting thier software
on it which has totaly ruined the generic version. Thier technical teams
seem to just have 'slapped on' thier network software based on old Motorola
protocols. Basically, they did not work on the original Linux platform.
Not to get to technical now. If you want one that will work realy good,
get it on O2 as they are selling it with original software,and, the
O2 ones are made in Germany as opposed to Singapore for the other networks.
The German ones enjoy bay far better quality assurance & monitiring,
and, use more reliable components instead of the cheaper asian ones.
However, stay well away from Vodafones version. I had a look at it in
the shop and wanted to scream 'what have u done??!!' They have taken
customization to another level all together. Even the grey build quality
is awfull and different in material to other networks. If you have already
purchased it on networks besides O2, then its not all doom & gloom.
You can get it unlocked and debranded for about £25-just look in Ebay
or Google and you'l find people who can do it. One guy of true brilliance
i recommend is based in London where you can see him in person. Look
for the keyword 'king' and thats as much a hint i can give you. Word
of advice though, debranding your phone means you'l loose your one year
warranty! The camera is excellent for a phone and the macro mode is
particularly impressive where shots of text or close up come up with
remarkable detail. The voice recognation software is quite advanced
and you can say the name without 'training' it and it will recognise
it 9 times out of 10. Call quality is superb and crystal clear. I do
recommend this phone but go for the O2 version or a generic sim free
Reviewed by Cleave from UK on 1st Apr 2006
I have had this phone for a week & i find it is a great phone packed
with features. The battery lasts longest if you fully discharge & charge
it for the first few times but compared to 2g phones its poor like all
3g phones, but if you want long battery life you stick with 2g phones
Reviewed by Allan from Scotland on 1st Apr 2006
I got this phone as an upgrade from the v3. But have now returned it
as the bluetooth voice phone book is in a word pathetic if you put multi
numbers under the one name entry, then try to use your headset or even
without headset. Damn near imposable to make a call strugles to identify
name then ask you which number? Mobile/Home/Work/Other.Does not allow
for different dilect in speech you have to say it it's way or no way.
Dont buy or get this phone as it will drive you nutts. Allan.
Reviewed by Karen from Malaysia on 1st Apr 2006
I had this phone for 2 days before returning it .I bought it sim free
and unlocked. The build quality is nto as bad as people have said here
but the phonei self is dreadful.The menu is illogical, the camera for
a 2 MP is the worst I have EVER used, the video capability is shocking
and the battery life is poor. I have tried so hard to like Motorola
but each time I get one of their phones- they have ot go back . Like
Ray Sinclair from Germany said- relax Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung
- Motorola is no competition . Don't waste your time or your money even
if you are seduced by the phone's exterior.Get anything but this phone.
Reviewed by Danny from lincoln uk on 30th Mar
OMG!!!! at long last, motorola have made a decent phone. The picture
quality is outstanding, as is the sound. And the design, well, they
should have made it waterproof as i can see there will be a lot of people
drooling over it. There is only one problem with it.....the battery
has a shocking standby time, but they do give you 2 batteries, which
is good, but i dont actually know of anyone who carries it with them....
"darn, my battery has run out" a voice shouts from the distance, "dont
worry, i have a spare one"; yeah, as if.
Reviewed by Ash from UK on 29th Mar 2006
I had love this fone... Its has everything
Reviewed by Ian G from England on 29th Mar 2006
Ok, we all know the battery life on the V3 is rubbish, well just not
to feel left out, the V3X is exactly the same. After speaking to my
network provider they said it was running low because I was using it???
errr, right... Menu's are a pain to navigate through, especially if
you have the Orange Toolbaron the main screen. If you do have this,
it will by-pass and security settings you have and go straight to the
desired program? I have had mine for 2 weeks. It has crashed twice and
needs charging every night. Also the shortcut buttons on the sides are
a pain as you keep pressing them while on calls or when it is in your
pocket. Am selling this 'upgrade' and going for either a Samsung D600
or a Nokia 6270/6280. Oh, and you can't get a case for it.
Reviewed by Ray Sinclair from Germany on 23rd
Plastic battery cover is shockingly poor quality. The whole phone creaks
when you enter numbers. Address book is a disaster no software had to
copy from SIM card and most numbers get corrupted and lock up and the
V3X sends you back to the background screen. Battery life is poor, you
cannot enable the speaker during a call, the key lights wont re-illuminate
once they have gone out. The centre button is erratic, the last number
redials works intermittently, And oh yes Vodaphone Germany sucks as
a provider haven’t got a clue what customer service is about.
Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson relax you have nothing to worry about,
even if the VX3 is meant to be European 3G phone of the year………
Reviewed by joe from england on 23rd Mar 2006
got the v3x about a week ago (from 3) excellent superb brilliant, except
3 have a lot of app's disabled - ("*%^$"£"$)- after half an hour online
discovered with a couple of programs (pst + flex editor downloaded free)i
was able to switch these app's back on including video length (just
over 65000 sec's)+ java app loader now it's F/N fantastic. if poss buy
an unbranded phone, or start learning how to change the flex to an unbranded
version (NOT RECOMENDED). battery life ain't great but the new batteries
are small and dirt cheap. 15 out of 10.
Reviewed by lazza from England on 21st Mar 2006
Had the phone a week now. Battery life is shocking, but the phone is
ok. The battery cover was creaking, so a bit of tissue under it solved
that. Camera is great, better than any Nokia. Function aren't as good
as v3 ie, No shortcuts, Bluetooth has to be turned off manually or drains
the battery. Overall I do recommend this phone as there aren't any other
phones that suit me as good as this.
Reviewed by Renata from UK on 20th Mar 2006
Sadly ,I absolutely love this phone, however the terrible battery life
is the reason for me to return it (i will go for samsung d600). i was
shocked to find out that the battery lasted only 2-2,5 day -and I wasn't
using it that much. if you can live with the poor battery life I would
highly recommend this phone, because apart from that it is excellent!
Reviewed by Dorianne Camilleri from malta on 18th
best phone ever.The only problem is that i cant use the blutooth it
needs some settings.
Reviewed by John K. from USA on 18th Mar 2006
Nothing special + looks ugly
Reviewed by jordan from uk on 17th Mar 2006
i got this fone last night, it is amazing, the screen is has gud colour
perfection and the camera is very crisp, if anyone is having doubts
because of all the other 'poor' revies it has got, dont b put off, go
4 it, because 2day at school everyone luved it and sed how much of a
wkd fone it is lol, u wil b popular 4 like and hour tops ha ha ha ciao.
Reviewed by STEPH from UK on 16th Mar 2006
I THINK THIS PHONE IS REALLY GOOD, I HAD THE MOTO E1000 WHICH WAS ALSO
A GOOD PHONE AS SPEC GOES. I HAD AN UPGRADE ON 3 TO THE LG U880 AND
THIS PHONE WAS OK BUT COULDNT HEAR THE RING VERY WELL BECAUSE THE SPEAKER
IS INSIDE THE FLIP AND SOUNDS VERY MUFFLED. SO I CHOSEN V3X AND GLAD
I SWAPPED. IT STORES LOADS OF TUNES AND U CAN DOWNLOAD FROM YOUR PC
(IF U HAVE MUSIC ON YOUR PC) USING THE FREE SOFTWARE CD THAT COMES WITH
IT. PHOTO QUALITY IS EXCELLENT, AGAIN YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THESE FROM PHONE
TO PC IF U WANT TO. ABOVE ALL ITS FANTASTIC!!!!!!
Reviewed by uzoma jemade from u.k on 13th Mar
i got this phone today had it for 3 hours now and its amazing. I had
2 nokia 6280s( one of the best phone out without faults) and they were
both faulty so i got the v3x. I had a choice between this or lg u880
i picked this because i had an lg u8138 before the nokia 6280 and v3x
and it was terrible worst 3g phone ever battery life is 7 hours when
you have used it for a year! v3x is so nice when you actually see it
the keyboard doesent creek if you hold it right and the screen is big.
V3x is so user freindly its unbeilivable my nan sent 5 text messages
on it and shes 81. Go and get this phone or try and get a nokia 6280
but it might be faulty both nokia 6280 and v3x 5 stars .
Reviewed by Kerry from United Kingdom on 8th Mar
I have to say I disagree with anyone who has given this phone a poor
rating. I have played around with it in the shop and compared it to
many other phones and have now purchased one. Yes, it does have a plastic
exterior - but it certainly doesn't feel cheap - feels much more expensive
than say the Nokia N70. Yes, the interface is never going to be as good
as Nokia but taking all this into account it is still one of the best
phones out right now. It is absolutely packed with features and feels
solid and if you like the feel of it then I recommend you buy it, simple
as that. Brilliant screen sharpness and colour. Of all the 3G phones
out now I'd pick this one - if you can wait 3 months for the Nokia N80
then I'd go for that, but the V3X fills the gap!
Reviewed by Neil from on 8th Mar 2006
Do not get this phone. Cheap plastic which creaks, poor battery, poor
camera for a 2mp, poor software, hard to navigate the phones options
and find what you're looking for, stupid light which glows on charge
so I had to cover the phone at night. I could go on! Swapped it for
a d600 after 2 days, which manages to be even better than the d500.
If in doubt get the d600! Also, in my opinion the d600 also looks better
and is a lot smaller!
Reviewed by Tommo from England on 4th Mar 2006
I upgraded from K700i to this phone and after 3 days, its going back
and I'm getting a K750i. Vodafone only do the grey version at the moment
and it is so UGLY in comparison to the black one. Build quality is horrible
- cheap plastic, battery cover rattles, phone creaks, when open it is
top heavy and so is hard to use in one hand. The display is very bright
and clear - the only good point. No proper shortcut when texting - you
have to press the button 4 times just to get to the create new text
message screen. Also it doesn't keep a record of recently texted numbers
so you have to scroll through contacts list each time. If you add a
photo to contact, it only comes up when you get a call from that person
and not when you get a text. Call quality and signal strength both poor
and the battery life is shockingly bad - get ready to charge it virtually
every day. No USB cable came with mine so you have to buy one to be
able to transfer MP3's - unbelievable. Back to Sony for me.
Reviewed by Teresa Devonport from UK on 3rd Mar
I am just about to send back my second handset. This is the worst phone
I have ever owned. The first one after only 2 days, froze every day,
I had to remove the battery and reinsert to get it working again. I
could never make calls as I was getting a network busy message constantly.
My second handset arrived. Again, it suddenly freezes, and there is
an intermittent fault with the camera. I have just spoken to Orange
who have agreed to supply me with a completely different phone.
Reviewed by Alice from Scotland on 2nd Mar 2006
this phone is awesome, best phone yet has massive amount of storeage,
great quailty ring tones and is an all round awesome phone. all you
others can get away
Reviewed by Scott from UK on 26th Feb 2006
Overall this is a great phone but software issues let it down, my phone
is on vodafone branded one, even with a 512meg memory card i can only
record video for 3 mins, the phone let me record 82 lots of 3 minutes,
also you cant have permanent sms delivery reports on, you have to switch
on it on each time, also found the battery rubbish but switching it
from 3g mode onto 2g makes battery last 4 days or so. Carphonewarehouse
tell me theres new software for it so im getting it reflashed.
Reviewed by Alotta Fagina from UK on 23rd Feb
The worst phone I have come across. They don't come any more tackier
that this! Be warned.
Reviewed by Mike Raffone from UK on 22nd Feb 2006
At best this phone is a poor excuse for a modern mobile phone. At worst,
it is a load of trash. Don't buy it, you will be very disapointed.
Reviewed by Al Kaseltzer from UK on 22nd Feb 2006
This phone is rubbish. The build quality is terrible and has a tacky
plastic feel to it. Not to be recommended.
Reviewed by Phil McAavity from Scotland on 21st
Had this phne for three days and I'm very disapointed with it. In fact,
I'm returning it to vodafone for a replacement - hopefully the V3i.
Reviewed by max from australia on 21st Feb 2006
Extremely poor build. Very nasty keypad that makes sms'ing a frustrating
exercise. Creaking sound from the hinge whilst talking. What were they
thinking?? Avoid this (small)pox effort.
Reviewed by marqez from uganda on 20th Feb 2006
this ka fone is off the flippin' hook and it is really worth the gees
that you have in your pocket so hurry for mr me iam already enjoying
it so jump in the nearest and get rippin'
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 19th Feb 2006
I don't know what some of you lot are on about! this phone is great,
i ordered it sim free over the internet after doing a bit of research
and then i found this site and started to regret evr ordering it. All
of the faults you have said are rubbish, the only problem i have found
is the creaky back cover. (by the way a roll of blutack 3mm long and
1mm wide just on the edge of the plastic next to the battery but not
over the top, stops the squeek!) otherwise it is a great phone no white
screen or turning of when pressed against ear battery is better than
my old s700i! you can have mp3 tracks as ringtones! the camera is great
and vodafone mobile tv is really cool and in full screen mode is big
enough for three to share! the side buttons are a bit loos but it is
hard for them to get pressed in jeans! the flash is brill the keypad
is lovely, the menu's are easy and fun. the screen when on full brightness
is the best i have ever seen on a phone! buy this phone! maybe it is
because i have the vodafone gray versionand they have fixed the faults
maybe i don't know, but it is my best phone yet, slimmer than a s700i
yet it is 3g withj two cameras and a cool keypad. and the macro mode
really works! so if you dont mind improvising with some blutack and
using a bit more force to remove the cover just improvise with some
blutack and stop the creak! Alex :-)
Reviewed by John from Ireland on 17th Feb 2006
Great Features, very big and bulky, very bad battery life. In all for
a 3G phone the size is pretty good but battery life is an issue.
Reviewed by Franco from Italy on 16th Feb 2006
I like this phone a lot!The design is fantastic,the software is excellent.Great
camera,good video,easy to use and got everything you need of one phone!Buy
Reviewed by Mark from England on 15th Feb 2006
Reviewed by Andy from Australia on 14th Feb 2006
This phone is an appaling effort from Motorola, simlar to the Motorola
ROKR which was a SHOKR. It has such bad battery life, even for a 3G
phone. THe similar bad menu from Motorola is present and a low QCIF
175 x 144 video camera resolution. The Nokia 6280 Slide phone is much
better with way better battery life, and its capable of VGA Video camera!!
Its camera is excellent as well. Dont waste your money on this phone
Reviewed by Richard Scott from UK on 10th Feb
What a terrible phone. After having the outstanding V3 I thought the
V3x could only improve on the best & have compatibility. Granted the
camera, keypad & screen are better, but this list of disappointments
are many. 1, cheap plastic look & feel, creaks in your hand while using
the phone. 2, no software supplied & the previous v3 software doesn't
find the v3x - over 500 synced with outlook contacts have to be manually
entered. 3, bluetooth car settings keep dropping & have to be manually
disconnected & then re-connected - same car kit worked 1st time with
3 previous phones. 4, voice dialling - what a nightmare. Previous phones
let you assign voice tags to frequent numbers - fine. V3x tries to use
speech recognition to dial any number in your phone book. That means
you have to remember exactly how each entry is written in your address
book & say the word phonetically (e.g. to dial IBM you have to say "name
dial" & then say "ibbem" - ridiculous. Most names cannot be recognised
anyway, really frustrating - when trying to dial "Bev Mobile" the phone
says "did you say Dave Mobile" you have to say "no" & start again -
appalling. 5, Battery - see everyone else’s comments, 1 day if
Reviewed by stan from uk on 6th Feb 2006
I'm phoning vodafone tomorrow, the replacement v3x (which i waited in
all day friday and then had to drive down to unit 1, peel st, abergele.to
pick the thing up because the driver went to the wrong house. had my
phone number on the envelope).!!!!! switches itself off if you press
the phone against your ear, most annoying if you are self employed.
It will come back on again after 18 seconds but you've lost your customer
if they don't phone you back, the original would switch itself off and
not come back on unless you pressed start ,pin no .The battery has to
be charged every day so that is also a load of c---p.
Reviewed by tahmoor from nottz on 5th Feb 2006
this phoune is 1 of best me dad has had all the v3 mobile and they all
why great. recomenttox to every 1
Reviewed by Christine from NewZealand on 4th Feb
I don't know what everyone is talking about. This phone is great. It
looks great, feels great and works great. You don't have to be anorexic
to be hot and this phone displays that perfectly. I am especially loving
its ability to download full mp3 tracks and play them with its dedicated
digital audio player. The biggest problem that I have come across so
far is the fact that the 64M t-flash card is not big enough to hold
all my songs so I will need to purchase a bigger card. At least this
phone has that option.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 4th Feb 2006
Cheaply built, highly priced! £270 for this! Get the V3i for £220! V3i
is much better. V3X is hardly RAZR thin!
Reviewed by Jason from USA on 4th Feb 2006
I will probably be the only American to have this phone. The States
has not yet began using 3G but the V3X works great on 2.5. I have read
many of the reviews listed on this site and the common complaint is
the size and weight. I to have an issue with the same points and understand
that this is a new model..(Flagship)and will take a bit of tweaking
to get it right. There is so much technology in this phone if Motorola
had used metal for its shell it would have needed wheels to get it around.
I agree that the plastic does make it feel like toy at times but I have
found the black units to a bit more sturdy...the back battery covers
on the grey units creak and are loose. I have had issues with the phone
screen going blank and then powering back up on it's own. The battery
life sucks..you can take that in a couple of ways..=)but for a flagship
its not bad. Maybe Motorola on it's second run with this model could
use carbon fiber for the shell..it's lite,strong and almost as good
as metal as far as lasting plus it would take away the "toy" feeling
the phone has. The battery needs improving and needs to be able to support
all the cool techie stuff the phone offers it's users. All in all not
bad for a flagship model.
Reviewed by JAMIE from Uk on 31st Jan 2006
This phone was great. I got this phone on vodafone. It is bulky and
nothing like it is in the pics. I took a lot of photos and videos and
the phone started freezing no use at all to someone who takes alot of
pics. Predictive text is not useful as u hav to chose the letters by
scrolling down. NO GAMES they are all demos.No songs u get a mini usb
cable! I Would definatly get the v3i.
Reviewed by anouska from UK on 31st Jan 2006
What an ugly looking phone, i got the grey one a few days ago but find
it bulky, and too too heavy. I feel like im carrying a brick in my handbag
- not good!! Also its too complicated to use, in terms of sending pictures
and video clips. im sending it back!!
Reviewed by Bob from UK on 30th Jan 2006
I have never been so disgruntled about a phone but this one takes the
biscuit! I can only assume that the quality control department were
on holiday when they passed the phone for production. The plastic finish
is toy-like and the camera quality is at best average. Put it in your
top pocket and it’s like walking around with a house brick glued
to your shirt! As for the battery life, I have never had to charge a
phone as often as with this one. On an average week, I am charging it
about four times, which is no good to man nor beast. That said, my mate
has just purchased the new V3i and what a difference. One thing is for
sure, it is everything that the V3x is not and that’s no exaggeration
believe me. Come on Motorola you can do better than this!
Reviewed by Dan Gleebitz from UK on 30th Jan 2006
This phone is the pits. I had mine for three days and was so disapointed
with the build quality and plasticy feel that I exchanged it for the
V3i. What a lucky escape... the V3i is superb and very little plastic
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 30th Jan 2006
This phone is very cheap and tacky looking. In fact, it looks like a
kids Fisher Price toy - full of plastic. That said, the V3i is a different
ball bame and is everything that this isn't. Shame on you motorola for
producing such a poor quality phone that looks like somthing from a
cartoon - made by ACME!
Reviewed by Lewis from UK on 28th Jan 2006
What a disaster! just another V3 but this one is much bigger and much
much heavier! Why not get a V3i? Well you should do cos its much thinner,
lighter and smaller. The V3x has a 2mp camera and the V3i has a 1.23mp
camera. There is actually no difference at all! accept the V3i has better
screen quality. So which one is the one for you? The plasticy, BIGGER
V3x or the superb extra-thin V3i? I'm sure I know which one I'm getting!
Reviewed by John Clavery from UK on 27th Jan 2006
This is my second review and i'm still impressed with V3x. I have had
an issue with the MP3 player, when you transfer them over to your phone
using the Motorola software they are running at 32kbps which makes them
sound awfull. So i now use my own CD ripper and run them at 128kbps,
much better quality sound!! I have recently discovered there is an upgrade
battery on it's way very soon which should cure battery life issues,
called the BC70 and costs around 30 quid. Still 5 stars from me for
Reviewed by Ben from uk on 26th Jan 2006
hey, got this fone about a month ago!!at the start it was great, and
the camera and that still are real gud!!does any1 else have a problem
with the back cover creaking??....its so annoying!!!!! and also the
black rubber cover has started to peel and flake off, wich makes the
phone look real cheap !!battery life is bad aswell!!got mine unlocked
as well...but beware is u send ur imei code, and get a code back, it
unlocks the fone, but parts of the fone are still locked, cos if were
on 3, u cannot go on wap at all, even on another network ( if dat makes
Reviewed by Simon Meekings from UK on 16th Jan
WHAT A LEGEND PHONE!! THE BEST PHONE THTA I HAVE EVER HAD!!! The features
are great with lots of different or upgraded functions to the V3 razor.
I will keep this phone for a long time, cool came as it is like a real
one with great quality. It is just a beast!
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 15th Jan 2006
I have downgraded my phone rating from 5 to 3 stars on the discovery
of a problem that was also reported by Steve from Australia on 29th
Dec 2005 within these reviews. Basically it seems that after you have
amended certain contacts details, i.e. add an email or amend there home
address etc.. you are no longer able to access the contact on the phone.
It returns you to the main menu and it is most anoying! I will be returning
my phone to the 3 network for repair as this is an anoying fault.
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 13th Jan 2006
I have a V3 and upgraded mid Dec for the V3X because I wanted 3G data
speeds with my PDA and Laptop. The phone is everything I require and
a lot more. I expected to be a bit bigger, but there is a lot more in
the phone. The biggest plus is the voice activated name and number dialling
- brilliant! Just what you need when driving. I see from other reviews
that some people are dissapointed. A lot of the problems are either
early software releases which had problems or lack of understanding
in using the phone correctly. Vodafone business in the UK sent back
the first few consignments to Motorola due to software issues. Vodafone
online and the limited number of Vodafone stores were selling these
early batches. With the V3 I bought the upgraded deluxe version of Motorola
phone tools which worked in a fashion with the V3X but you had to select
a V3C as your phone. BVRP have now released an upgrade which works seamlessly
as a V3X. Someone had USB driver issues - 2K and XP have the drivers
already there! Just click on search for most suitable driver. Downsides:
The plastic case does not have quite the same finesse as the V3 and
there is insufficient V3X specific genuine parts available - worst of
all a case! This is not enough for me to take away a star. Motorola
would do well to ensure that the accessories are available at the time
of release and not just get the phone on the market pre christmas! In
summary oustanding. I would buy it again.
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 11th Jan 2006
Very nice phone, I won't waffle on for ages about how great the features
are coz you probably already know. I'm really frustrated with this phone
however for one reason. You guessed it... dreadful battery life. It
lasts a day, if that. I use my phone alot and after eight or so hours
of the day, the battery is on 1 bar and then by early evening its dead.
The thing just cannot perform basic functions without draining huge
amounts of battery power. The features are all fantastic, screen quality,
camera, mp3 sound quality are all top, im just so annoyed the battery
can't last more than a day. Needing a charge every ten or so hours kinda
defeats the object of a MOBILE phone, so its back to the Nokia 4 me.
Reviewed by damosbeasty from UK on 11th Jan 2006
recieved this phone yesterday and im already dissapointed with it. Its
just far to bulky, I didnt realise how much bigger it was going to be
compared to the V3i. In terms of functionality it has loads of features
2MB camera is good. I had a 3G phone for a year and never once used
it. So unfortunately im chaging it for a normal V3i ASAP.
Reviewed by Lee Kindell from United Kingdom on
11th Jan 2006
not had much time to try out features on phone yet, but to start camera
is a million times better than my old V3 and at last a video camera.
Software has some updates and new icons so not exactly the same as the
old V3, i notice at last you can now look in your sent texts and actually
see how message was sent at a glance unlike the old annoying model.
TV seems to work..but yet to find an area where i get a clear picture.
Main dissapointment is the look of phone and feel..keypad still great
look and design..nice touches like blue neon light strip on front that
pulses when charging and in certain programs only the part of the keypad
you actually need lights up. But phone now feels cheap and plasticky,
gone are the metal panels and nice slim silver metal buttons on side
from the old V3 , replaced with cheap plastic ones, yes i expected phone
to be a tad bulkier , i dont mind that but it has lost ALL of its design
style completly now, i can see mine getting very scratched and marked
with all that cheap plastic now. overall i am quite happy with it.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 10th Jan 2006
Very nice piece of kit, has got everything u could want from a phone
EXCEPT a long battery life - its ok, but only lasts about two days if
you're like me and use it alot. Compared with my old phone (the Sharp
GX30i) the screen is graphically better and brighter, iv never seen
such a great screen on a phone. The mp3 player is brilliant, with very
good sound quality through both the earphones and loudspeaker. The 2megapixel
camera is nice, but not as good as I had expected, nevertheless it still
out performs my friend's Sony Ericsson W900i, but wouldn't it be nice
if Kodak bought out a camera phone... The bluetooth works fine with
my friend's phones and my computer, and being able to use a transflash
card means I can store about eighty mp3s on my 256mb card. As for styling,
its not as smooth as the V3 as it is only plastic, but it's nice plastic!
And to be fair it's got a stylish attractive finish, especially on the
even with vodafone software you can use your own mp3s as ringtones,
and send and recieve anything (except games) by bluetooth; this is a
step up from the restriction of my old Sharp GX30i. Overall 8/10, fab
in all aspects except the battery life which is apparently as good as
3G phones get (but still only two days worth), and the camera which
although is most impressive, I find hard to believe represents 2 megapixels.
Seems to be one of the best phones around if you can afford the rip
Reviewed by Steven Nwankwo from England on 10th
Phone is great. Not sure what everyone else is on about that doesn't
like it. Has everything you need!!!!!
Reviewed by Asha from England on 9th Jan 2006
OK now, I am going to be totally honest. I have had the new V3x for
almost a whole month already and so know it fairly well, and so for
your benefit I am going to list you the pros and cons of having this
phone, for me anyway. I've got the V3x on the online 1400 tariff with
3 and to start with I was over the moon and thought it was great. But
when you start to use it more you can see exactly what its like so here
you go: (i hope this helps!) Pros: basically the pros are everything
that you read in the advertisements. good multimedia functions, picture
quality etc. etc. For the pros just read the specs online. Cons - the
cons are the things that you dont hear about and that may take a while
for you to realise, which can be a pain when you notice them after starting
a 12 or 18 month contract! Personally, the first problem i encountered
was the signal. Overall it was fantastic and normally still is, but
for a couple of days now, for some unknown reason, the 3G coverage does
not work at times and it is stuck on 2.5G coverage. Secondly, at times
the screen has gone blank and a notice comes up saying no signal. It
only lasts for about 5 seconds but it has happened quite a few times
with me. The second problem i encountered was with the bluetooth. me
and a friend of mine (who has the samsung e720) paired up phones via
bluetooth. he could access my files and retrieve them from my phone
and he could also send files to me (which is what you expect), however,
with my v3x i could nothing of the sort. after pairing the phones i
could not open hie files or even send him files from my phone! why i
am not sure. The third problem i encountered was a very strange one.
the phone at times seems to have a mind of its own. it occured with
my wma and mp3 files. for some reason, in amongst my music files a blank
file appeared with no name except a picture of a red 'x'. wenever i
try to delete it it says 'cannot be done, file in use'. another thing
i did was sort my mus ic into seperate categories (eg. dance, rock).
this worked fine but wen i tried to add another file to one of the categories,
the phone began to ask me about other files that had nothing to do wiv
wot i was doing. it then began to delete random files wenever i tried
to escape. strange but true. my last point (at last!) is more of a worry
than a problem. every other phone i have had has had a camera that is
protected by some sort of plastic cover. this phone has a camera lens
that cud get scratched easily if not treated properly. well, thats all
i have to say. you may be wondering why ive still given the phone 4
stars. well, ive gone into much detail with my points and the problems
i hav are fairly rare and dont affect the phone too much. u can live
with them and they do not stop the phone from having fantastic features
and use. u may not even hav the same problems that i hav had with this
fone, so i hope this verdict helps you! ps. my last tip is that if u
want to use this phone as an mp3 player, u shud buy at least a 128 mb
Reviewed by John Clavery from UK on 7th Jan 2006
Had my V3x for 2 weeks now and i love the features. The software on
the phone is just what was looking, ie 2MP camera, good quality video
and 3G access. Some reveiws have mentioned battery problems, but i have
found that after fully discharging and recharging at least 10 times
the battery has settled in nicely. Although it doesn't last as long
as a 2g phone, but hardly suprising with all the work the little chap
has to do!! I have found it very useful to download and read the manual
off the Motorola web site, yes it is laborious but answers lots of questions
like how to lock the buttons so the camera doesn't keep taking pictures
when in your bag or pocket. I was a Nokia fan for quite some but have
to say the V3x has won me over!!
Reviewed by Jamie from England on 4th Jan 2006
Just got this phone today, what can i say! great phone everything is
amazing, the sound quality is matched to an ipod and it is very easy
to use. The slim curved design makes this look even sexier but the only
downfall which may lead me to a differant phone is the fact it can only
record video's for 10 seconds at one time!! i did browse through other
reviews but i could'nt see any which said anything about this, so if
its just me being dumb can someone email me at firstname.lastname@example.org,thanks!
Reviewed by Lynette from UK on 3rd Jan 2006
I can't really review this phone properly as in the 10 days I've had
it, I still cannot get my PC to recognise it, therefore cannot put any
music on it. Have spent several hours on the phone to 3, Motorola, the
shop where I bought it and a computer engineer...cannot explain it.
So I swapped it for a new one. Same problem. Software installs ok, but
then none of the functions work, then it decides not to recognise the
phone any more. It looks stylish, the camera is good, though the light
is rubbish and a flash would be better. But I am taking it back tomorrow
to exchange it for a Sony Ericsson w800i.
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 1st Jan 2006
Got this phone a few weeks ago thru three with one of their online tarrifs.
I'm finding it great, unlike with the reviews on vodaphone, three supplies
the phone with software that works thru bluetooth, thru cable or infrared.
The cable was included with the package too so not really any hassle
at all. Also noted one woman said the buttons on the side were unprotected
and she was taking pictures of the inside of her bag. I dont find this
at all, infact when the clamshell is shut the buttons on the side can
only be used to change the ringer profile so i'm confused by her review.
I have noticed however, that every so often the phone screen can power
down, then restart (hence, cutting the internet connection, or outbound
calls). This is probably just a problem with my handset, usually when
jolted. Have noticed this 2 or 2 times. Not sure if i'll contact three
about it. Its not really something that has effected me, tho will probably
report it anyway.
Reviewed by Stewart from UK on 1st Jan 2006
Terrible menu and predictive text, unprotected buttons on the side of
the phone and the inability to transfer contacts across from another
phone without losing the first names once placed in the SIM. Sent the
handset straight back as happier with my older A1000.
Reviewed by Nutterfly from UK on 1st Jan 2006
This phone is the absolute pits. I have to set my ringtone etc on a
theme, and then set the volume etc as a style. I'm only allowed 5 styles,
only one of which has vibe and ring, and those are set. The keypad is
awful, its horrible to try and text with it, and on top of that the
predictive text isn't very predictive because once you've taken a space
away from a word you have to rewrite it, to get it back to predictive.
(And as a result scroll through every charater, which is a right bitch
on emails. Not that I can set my emails up...). Whats the point in having
the front screen, it doesn't do anything. And I don't seem to be able
to take photos without flipping the top open (I might have that wrong).
I uploaded some mp3s to use as ringtones - the speaker crackles at volume
3 and sounds very, very poor. However, my biggest hatred about this
phone, is that the charge plugs into the left side and not the bottom.
As a left handed person, this means that whilst I can hold the phone
on charge, my thumb isn't long enough to reach the buttons. Meaning,
I can't text and charge. That, in my opinion, is a really, really, really
ill thought out ergonimcal design.
Reviewed by MoRLeY from UK on 1st Jan 2006
I've had this phone for a week, my previous phone was a Samsung D500!
the reason why i picked this phone was because it looks fantastic! the
functions of the phone are good, it does everything i want it to! the
only reason i have given it 4 stars is because the build quality isn't
as high as other phones! As far as the bluetooth is concerned i've had
no problems transfering files from my D500 to this phone, the other
niggle is that you can't detect devices on enable the phone to be detected
which is a strange way of going about things! those two points are the
only bad points about it really, i would recommend this phone to any
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 30th Dec 2005
Just got my phone on the 3 network for free, under the online 1400 contract.
My first impressions are very good compared to my last phone which was
a Sony Erricson V800. The only downside I have found so far, is the
battery life. It seems very poor from the offset but maybe this is because
the battery has not reached its optimumn capacity yet. The screen is
very clear, and the menu navication is very quick. I note that the last
few reviews of this phone have not been too fabouravble, but from me
it gets the thumbs up.
Reviewed by Kev from UK on 30th Dec 2005
Like many others I'd waited some time to get my hands on one of these
and like many others I also was disappointed with it and have sent it
back. I've got a v620 and while it has its problems I just like the
phone but the v3x leaves me cold. I do like the style and the keyboard
and I'm used to the software on Motorola phones but when you pick it
up it just doesn't feel good. It's made of plastic like many other phones
but somehow it feels cheap. On the plus side the screen seems pretty
good and the voice recognition and voice digit dialling is excellent
(first time I've come across this). On the down side, battery life is
short, camera light causes bloom when on, it would hang when trying
to download my phone book from the PC (cable or blue tooth) and there's
no data cable or software in the box.
Reviewed by angie from uk on 30th Dec 2005
the bluetooh on this phone is so bad it makes cables to you pc look
better. try and ring motorola about this problem and all they say is
'it connects to a motorola phone'. I dont know about you but most of
my friends/family have Nokia of Sony phones so not much use for data
transfer. the phone wont connect to my tom tom go 500 hands free. On
the plus side it dose connect to a motorola HS805, (hands free headset).
The phone is a nice girly phone, but the aftersales support from motorola
has really let this phone down, thats why i have given a POOR review.
stick to nokia!!
Reviewed by Steve from Australia on 29th Dec 2005
I have to say, that this is probably one of the best looking phones
and nicest to hold in your hand, the main screen is excellent. But it
does have some major failings. I got mine last week 5 days before christmas,
and had to return it and get another, which then developed the same
software problems. It's software is very layered and time consuming
unlike Lg's simple and easy to use software this one is a nightmare.
Some of the issues I experienced was none regonition of the caller,
showed the number but didnt show the name even though stored on the
phonebook. Unable to access certain stored contacts details, it just
returned to the main menu on select. Unable to access recent call lists.
I discovered that the only way to fix these problems was, not just remove
the battery but also the sim, and they occured every two days. I thought
it was the phone I had but when it happened in it's replacement, such
as leaving on it stunningly attractive "blue" recharge light even when
not recharging, not good for battery life. Motorolla have done a great
job in it's design and it's bluetooth is flawless, unlike the Lg 8380.
But the software is absolutly terrible. Yet so many people are getting
this phone, I wonder how many have tried to access their misses cals
etc. or have has similar problems, the 3G store where I got mine did
confirm they had seen this before and that not to sell it to heavy users
as the battery life was a poor. I have spoken with Motorolla service
people by email and they where quick to respond, but confirmed there
was no udate for the software pending. If you want bluetooth for your
car, and you dont have software issues and are light user this phone
is for you. If you are a heavy user and want a quick easy to use phone
then get the LG U8380.
Reviewed by Cally from UK on 26th Dec 2005
I love this phone, after much deliberation and mixed reviews I finally
decided upon ordering this phone from Three and I have to say a week
later i'm very happy! The two cameras are excellent, the battery life
is good, video quality if fabulous, there is a flash for the external
camera, excellent sound quality and the internal/external expandable
memory is an excellent feature. The only faults I have being: as i'm
used to sony ericsson- you can't edit the photos- (it's nice to have
the facility to rotate them, so forth) and the alarm can't be saved
for the whole week, it needs to be reactivated but it's easy enough
to do when it first wakes you up so! I've had no problems with my bluetooth
features, speaker or anything! perhaps other ppl were still experiencing
the litle glitches brand new phones' softwares inevitably have when
first released? Mine is superb and i'm very happy! May I finally add
I love the plastic case- it's a sharkskin feel which not only makes
it non-slip in your hand and impossible to scratch/chip but, should
you accidently drop it, as I have, it protects it really well! Top phone
for quality, looks and ease of use!
Reviewed by Suzie from UK on 23rd Dec 2005
I've waited a long time for this phone and am extremely disappointed.
It's taken none of the style of the original V3, which I love. Instead
it's considerably heavier and less attractive. More importantly whilst
it's got some great new functionality such as an awesome screen and
2 megapixel camera, all of the buttons on the side which activate the
camera are unprotected, which means that I take endless pictures of
nothing inside my handbag. I hate it so much I've sent it back and returned
to using my V3. So Motorola, try harder!
Reviewed by Rick from UK on 23rd Dec 2005
I am feeling let down by Motorola, the new V3x looked like the old V3
on steriods. But its in looks only, the v3x does not link up to the
pc with the older v3 software. Motorola does not supply any software
with the V3x. i have tried to use the cd packaged with the V3 and contacted
Vodafone for help. Vodafone kindly sent thier cd software, but that
fails to load the USB drivers. I am still trying to find a solution.
The only way i have found that lets you load music and sound files is
via bluetooth or file transfer onto the transflash using the adaptor.
Reviewed by Jay from Australia on 22nd Dec 2005
with the V3x, the only function that is better is that it has a 2.0
MegaPixel camera and 3g Supported. It is much thicker than the original
V3. Moreover, the talk time and the standby time is not as good compared
to other phones that are in the market today.
Reviewed by Al Shuttleworth from UK on 20th Dec
Just got my V3x from 3 today, its one of the pretty plastic black and
silver ones. At first impressed but now not so sure. I can't get the
bluetooth to link to my old V3, computer or my tom tom go 700. The tom
tom recognises the V3x but came back with "unable to use this phone.
Your phone did not report any bluetooth features." The camera is quite
good with a 4 stage zoom and the video has 2 stage. The calculator,
calendar and alarm are just the same as the old V3 - very basic. Also
you don't get the nice quick release leather belt pouch like the old
V3, and it's a fairly heavy lump to carry around in your pocket. I think
I will be sending this phone back and either stick with my old V3 or
get a samsung D600. It's just a pretty lump of plastic with a good camera.
Have a good look at one before you commit to a contract.
Reviewed by Ben from Ireland on 19th Dec 2005
Got this phone 2 weeks ago, and i think it is fantastic! I love the
big and very clear screen, the pic quality is 10/10, As for sound its
really good but i think they could have made it that bit better... the
key bad is cool and that goes for the design also, its very slim but
not too light.. Over all i would tell people to get this phone.. the
only bad thing is the price! over all 10/10
Reviewed by Andy from England on 19th Dec 2005
The main reason i bought the original V3 was because of the innovative,
stylish design. With the metal finish on the case and the keypad, it
was something totally unique. Motorola has not carried any of these
key design points across to the V3X, Sure its slimer than most 3G clamshell
phones, and its full of the latest features such as video calling, and
mobile TV compatibility and the camera has been uprated. This is all
well and good, but the unique style that attracted me to the V3 seems
to have been lost, I really wanted to love this phone, but i just dont.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 18th Dec 2005
Received V3X phone this week. I thought phone was lovely in many aspects
but not all. Best features are the stunning camera, giving better photo
quality than my partners "SE W800i", and the ease of menu navigation.
Did'nt particually like the sound quality and the delay in moving from
picture to picture when viewing them. As for size, i think people should
check out the phone first before they buy it. It is quite big and heavy
but looks lovely. Very stylish and sleek. Screen is amazing and large,
and colours are fantastic. I give the phone 8/10, simply because of
the sound quality and the delays with some aspects.
Reviewed by Ash from UK on 17th Dec 2005
i recently purchased the V3x on contract from 3. Its fantastic! at first
i was not sure which fone to get, it was either the V3x or the Nokia
N70. im glad i picked the V3x. lots of people are saying they hate the
fone just because of the looks or previous V3 models, but that is not
fair. i think the fone looks great and it is totally inferior to the
V3 and V3i. it has everything u need in a fone. ive had no problems
with it so far, its just fantastic, gud sound, camera, video etc. the
list goes on. on the other hand, i have heard lots of complaints about
the N70 such as it is slow and easily scratched etc. yes, it may be
a smartphone so its gud for business, and so here is my big tip: if
u are after a gud fone for business, get the N70, but if you are after
a great, fast and reliable multimedia fone with all the bells and whistles,
GET THE V3X!!!!!!!!!! the tariff i am on is also great. it is called
online 1400 from 3. i wud cetainly recommend this, but its only vailable
Reviewed by PRAVIN from UK on 17th Dec 2005
SEXIEST,STYLISH,INEVITABLE PHONE EVER SEEN... VERY COMFORTABLE IN THE
HANDS... AND DONT FORGET THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES WHICH MAKE IT VERY
MOST WELCOMED TO ANYONE... BESTTTTTTTTT FOR USE AND SHOW OFF
Reviewed by Brutus from UK on 17th Dec 2005
I had only saw pictures of this phone til yesterday when I got mine.
I was expecting a new improved version of the V3 RAZR. However, whilst
technologically quite advanced and improved, I was after the same slick
metallic finish and only slightly bigger. What I did get, was a phone,
almost twice as thick as the orginal V3, which was the optimum size,
with a cheap plastic finish. This is a big phone in my view. My view
is, buy this phone if you want 3G, and are techno crazy, and WILL actually
use the tech features. I've no mates with 3G and if I did, I don't think
I would use the video calling, unless of course the girlfriend has one,
and we're apart for the evening!!! ;-) The phone software and UI is
very much improved, quick and easy to use, no delay in menus etc, which
we're familiar with on the V3 All I want is a small tidy, slick phone
with a 2MP camera, obviously too much to ask for right now. I'm sending
this back and gonna wait for something nice to come along.
Reviewed by Addict from UK on 15th Dec 2005
OH!!!! i love this phone! It's so cool how it has to camera's and you
can look at yourself (especially me cause im a sexy beast) This phone
has all the features you will ever need. MP3 player, video, good camera
and all the other stuff.
Reviewed by Roberto from UK on 14th Dec 2005
I've just upgraded from a V3 and the difference is massive. Even if
the phone is thicker and heavier than the V3x the software upgrades
are impressive. I got mine through Vodaphone and the whole web surfing
functions along with live TV are fantastic. The speacker is not the
best but if you use the headphones provided it is excellent. The 2.0
M.P. camera is very good in both photo and video mode. Overall, the
phone is a big improvement software wise. A must have!
Reviewed by Chas from England on 11th Dec 2005
Overall I have been pleased with the phone, if not blown away. The most
impressive thing is the camera which can also be effectively used in
a landscape mode. What the other reviewees are doing wrong I'n not sure
- finger over the lense? Love the looks and the feel, even if it is
bigger and heavier than the V3. My main complaint at the moment is that
the microphone is not ideally positioned and you can hear breath feedback
when you talk. The sound quality is not great either way and it appear
not to be just a signal problem. The voice recognition is good but nobody
will use it. Speed dial ten times quicker. My final gripe - the alarm.
It can't be set for the whole week and ideally, it would be nice to
be able to set the snooze length. However, in summary: an excellent
phone that looks great, has great functions and fits nicely in your
pocket. The best out there? Probably not quite.
Reviewed by lena from u.k on 9th Dec 2005
this phone is one of the best phones i have had it has a great camera
but the video on it doesn't record for very long 4 mins i think where
as the nokia 6230i has 1 hour thats the only down side of this phone
thats why i have rated it 4 stars but four everything else i would rate
it 5 stars oh and one more thing it scratches easily but the best thing
to do is not drop it lol. the look of the phone is really nice and the
colour screen is beautiful. good one motorola keep up the good work
Reviewed by Gary H from GB on 9th Dec 2005
I'm realy impressed, Cant understand any negitive comments for it. Its
styleish, fantastic camera and funominal funtionalability. Its a good
Reviewed by Rachel Tan from UK on 9th Dec 2005
It has none of the sleekness of the V3. But some of its functions are
better, however this let down by the cheap and tacky plastic used.
Reviewed by George from England on 8th Dec 2005
Just collected my Motorola V3x got it home with excitement and go to
all the websites that list it but no software technical help from vodafone
so how can I sync it with outlook. Looks like this may turn out to be
more of a toy that a tool. Now five days with phone and still no one
at vodafone or Motorola can locate any software or updates. Help needed
with technical info and programs.
Reviewed by muddaththir walji from england on
6th Dec 2005
This is a realy sleek and styilish phone, i have given this a 5 star
because its got everything you need.Its a bit heavier than the v3, but
thats understandable,the 2.0 MegaPixel camara is excelent and this phone
has much much more memory storage than the v3.Also i would like to add
that the phones skin is really soft!
Reviewed by Lara from England on 6th Dec 2005
yes this fone has better features than the motorola v3 but it keeps
breaking down and the picture quality is pants the v3 picture quailty
is way better and its only 0.3 megapixel. the only thing that is better
is the memory but half of the songs on it disapear and the sound quality
is also rubbish. go for the v3 guys better sound quality and better
Reviewed by John from U.K on 4th Dec 2005
This phone is so good. Amazing pic quility and it has every thing you
Reviewed by Faz from UK on 3rd Dec 2005
I have just purchased one of these on Vodafone UK. The 2MB is next to
useless, does not even compare to the 1,3MP Nokia camera. I donth even
think its a 1MP qualiy. The size, weight and build is superb, screen
is excellent, looks fantastic. Compared to the Nokia, the software on
the motorola is not very good. It does not eben have video recording
or editing software. If its looks you want, then this is it. If its
looks and functionality, stick to the Nokia N70.
Reviewed by Mbaru from Kenya on 2nd Dec 2005
The stylish design coupled with the unlimited phone featres simply blows
you away.At first glance its looks incredibly similar to the V3 but
the upgraded features really seperate it from the V3.The V3X will undoughtely
revolutionize the design of slim and compact cell phones and will truly
be the basis of future phone design. The superb phone graphics and ulta
modern camera simply sells the phone. The motorola V3X spells the future
of great thing to come from motorola. This is one of the best phones
ever to hit the market.
Reviewed by Jorden from uk on 20th Nov 2005
this fone has everything and anything u could want - 2 MEGA pixel camera,
video , 3G, MP3. Its basically the upgrade of moto V3 has the same sleek
design but with better features
Reviewed by Valerie from Scotland on 19th Nov
This phone is brill like the V3 but better. This phone goes with the
black colour a lot better. Very good camera. Brilliant phone overall.
Reviewed by - from - on 18th Nov 2005
Specification detail: This phone is exactly the same as the Motorola
V3 but improved with memory, and it has 3G technology, making it availible