The V70 for a new generation!
Reviewed on Thursday March 31, 2005 by Frederic, Laval, Quebec
Motorola has always been known for their designs when it comes to cellular phones. We've had the V70, the first one that rotates instead of flip, the V600, wich was so hyped, even though it was a good phone, it could never have lived to the expectations. And now comes the much-awaited RAZR V3.
Pros : The first thing to see in this model is its design and its revolutionnary! The phone is (forget the pun) razor thin when seen from the side. The screen is large, crisp and very clear, its the best I've ever seen on a cellular phone (and I've used quite a lot!). The keypad is worth mentioning, it's very smooth, but still you feel it well when you press a button. The starting kit, which includes a Bluetooth headset and a belt clip, is more generous than the average. The reception on that model is fantastic, so for the first time, style doesn't win over substance!
Cons : First of all, that model is WAY overpriced. Its a rich man's toy. The external screen is mediocre, almost impossible to read in direct sunlight and near worthless when taking self-portraits with camera. Speaking of which, the camera could be better that 0,3 MP (VGA), the pictures are washed-out and the video mode is very choppy. Lastly, Motorola could have included EDGE data speed on a model of that price, technically speaking, this model is inferior to the V551...
Conclusion : If you have the money and you really want to make heads turn, than by all means, take this phone! But for the average user, you can find much more bang for your bucks than this gorgeous but over-priced cell phone.