Reviewed on Thursday May 31, 2007 by Very satisfied user, Penticton
I really like this phone! First off, I always wanted a Razr not because of the slimness, but rather because of the large screen and large keypad. Fortunately I was unable to get the original Razr becasue of my contract, which freed me up to get the upgraded V3t Razr. I am very pleased with this purchase and would suggest this over the original Razr.
Upgrades (well, the ones that I noticed):
Better voice dialing - Instead of training your handset for specific names that you have to record in your handset (and also have to take the numbers off your sim card and put in the phone memory to do, OR have duplicate names) you can simply start voice dialing as soon as the SIM card is in your phone! And on top of that, you can actually voice dial by saying the digits you want the phone to dial!
Better Camera - obviously the V3t 1.3 Mp camera is better than the Razr's 0.3 Mp camera, but for some reason the screen in the V3t doesn't show the pictures as coming out very good. Even pictures sent from other phoens sometimes look poorer than they actually are. But once you send the picture to a computer or print it out, the quality is actually better than the phone itself shows.
Loudness - Many online users complain about how low the sound quality is in Motorola Phones. I don't understand where this complaint is coming from. Perhaps when the phones first come out in a region (the states, Japan, Europe, etc) audio level is a genuine issue, but it seems that once we finally get the phone here in Canada all those bugs MUST be fixed because this phone is plenty loud. I usually just keep it on 4 (7 being the loudest) and there are times I actually have to turn the volume down because the other person is too loud. Now, obviously if you're in a club or a concert or something, yes, you won't be able to hear the phone very well, but come on! you're at a club or concert!
Memory - in addition to raising the internal memory from (I think) 5mb to 12, the expandable memory slot is a godsend if you're gonna be taking a lot of pictures or listening to music. And like all memory card slots, the memory can be expanded to whatever capacity they make memory cards to at the time (I beleive 2 gigs is the current maximum for Micro Sd cards)
Music! - Even though the Razr could play music, it's memory REALLY limited it to just a couple songs, and the V3i with itunes had that limit of a maximum of 100 songs. Not only does the V3t have the ability to play Mp3s normally, it also comes with an Mp3 player program if you don't want to sort through what you want to listen to. Better still, since it doesn't have iTunes, you're not limited to how many songs you can put in the phone. You can load up a 2gig card with nothing but songs and the phone isn't gonna penalise you or place limits. You can have as much music as the phone's memory card can store! Although if you want a little bit of advice, I prefer to play my music from the playlists in the "sounds" area of the themes menu (where the Camera and video camera are located) because when you are playing music using the phone itself or a playlist in the phone itself, when a call comes in you can answer it on your wired headset, and when the caller hands up, the music starts right back up from where you left off! If you use the included Music player program, the program pauses when you get a call, but when you hang up you have to take the phone out and resume the program manually.
Much snazzier look! - Unlike the Razr, the V3t has a mettalic out metal finish that glints in the light and just makes it look all that much better! plus it's Metallic blue, which is my favourite colour! The V3i and V3t Quartz come in a Silver finish, but are equally as shiny. Not to mention, it's got the new illuminated "M" logo just under the front external display that lights up whenever you do anything with the phone! Much better than the Razr in terms of looks! (Again, the V3i and V3t Quartz also have this illuminated LED M logo on the front)
I can't think of any drawbacks, it's just an all around great phone! If you are looking for a Razr, shell out the extra few bucks and get this one over the Original Razr. It's just improved all the way around. Now, don't get me wrong, there could be better phones out there, but since you can't actually try out phones to see, I took a gamble on this phone and was ABUNDANTLY pleased with it! I am very happy with the purchase and highly recommend it to anyone out there! Unless, of course, if you're waiting for the iPhone (which Rogers will be the Canadian Carrier of!) in which case wait for that! :D