MOTOROLA RAZR V3x

SPECIFICATION

Size
Length 99mm
Width 55mm
Depth 19.8mm
Weight
125g
Main display
2.2in QVGA
240×320 pixels
262K colours
Camera
2mp, video, flash, 8x digital zoom
Connectivity
3G, tri-band GSM, Bluetooth, USB
Memory
64MB plus Transflash/MicroSD slot
Battery
Standby 250 hours
Talk time 2.4 hours

LOOK AND FEEL:
A bit plasticky – certainly doesn’t have the solidity of the non-3G RAZRs. Surprisingly heavy, a bit tubby too. Creaky battery cover
6/10

EXTERNALS:
96×80 pixel display with 64K colours is ok. Edge buttons for camera, voice-dialling, volume control and video cam are over-sensitive but handy. Only the camera can be used when closed
7/10

KEYBOARD:
The familiar tactile, nickel-engineered V3 keypad, with the addition of cancel and video calling keys – though much improved with an audible click on keypresses
8/10

DISPLAY:
Top-notch 240×320 pixel screen with very good colours, one of the best displays in Motorola’s current line-up
8/10

MEMORY:
64Mb internal plus MicroSD slot. Stores 1000 contacts (20 fields plus photo), 30 call records each for dialed, received, missed calls
8/10

CAMERA:
2mp with 8x zoom and flash (awkward to use though). Colours are good, but pics could be crisper. Auxiliary VGA lens on inside hinge for video calls
6/10

VIDEO:
Colour and sound pickup good, but overall quality is average
7/10

MUSIC:
Playlists, many music formats, loud speaker, surround sound. But no standard 3.5mm jack socket, no equaliser, no shuffle
6/10

IN USE:
Solid menu structure (Motorola has got this right now). Single mini-USB for mains power, headphones and PC connection.
7/10

EXTRAS:
PC sync software, voice commands, SCREEN3
8/10

WE LIKE:
• Single mini-USB connector for mains, headphones, PC
• Big address book includes loads of info per contact
• Surround sound (obviously needs a headset or stereo speakers)

WE DON’T LIKE:
• Awkward access for MicroSD card
• So-so battery life
• Size, styling, materials not up to standards of other RAZRs

OVERALL:
It’s not state of the art, lots of compromises are evident, and it doesn’t have the build quality of the V3i. Camera and other goodies are only average. It’s still a RAZR, though but it has enough going for it to please both the feature and style conscious.

71%

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