RAZR v3

closedAfter knocking over a cup of wine onto my Siemens s66, I knew the LCD screen would never be the same. So, after scouring eBay and Craigslist, I decided to get the RAZR v3 Black.

Everyone kept telling me that the Motorola UI is horrible, but I find it simple and intuitive compared to the mess that is Siemens.

The camera size (VGA) seems like a step down from the Siemen’s 1.3 MP, but I think the quality will be better. The lens is easier to clean, and the RAZR seems to adjust to changes in light better. But, I can’t figure out why there is no one-touch access to the Camera.

And, though the phone can’t sync to my Powerbook wirelessly with Bluetooth & iSync, the phone has a mini-USB port. (Cingular doesn’t give you the cable, but luckily my Canon Elph did!) I was able to transfer home-made ringtones and wallpaper via Bluetooth, though.

Lastly, you can’t beat the look and feel of the RAZR. Aluminum just feels smooth and cool in your hand, but I decided to get the black model because it seemed a bit less showy.

So far, so good!

4 Responses to “RAZR v3”


  • Oh my god, Neddy. It was just a matter of time before you got one. Hello Moto?

  • I’m probably making an assumption that you use Cingular, but did you look at the Nokia 6682? I know it’s a bit more expensive, but that Symbian OS really is great… they have this app called Shozu that automatically posts to Flickr without having to email the photos from the phone. It’s actually my 2nd Symbian phone; I had the Nokia 6620 a little over a year ago and also liked it. They seem to have the best cameras I’ve found in a cell phone.

    Oh, I did have a SE 710a, but quickly grew tired of the rotating design. It WAS pretty, though.

  • Yea, that is a sweet phone… but I got this on Craigslist for $200 in the box. Just pop the SIM card in, and go!

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