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Motorola RAZR V3i

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  • Reliability (10)
    4.7 4.7 from 10 reviewers
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    5.7 5.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Battery performance (187)
    4.5 4.5 from 187 reviewers
  • Display (32)
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Motorola RAZR V3i

Motorola RAZR V3i is the successor to the much appreciated [[http://www.testfreaks.com/cellphones/motorola-razr-v3/|Motorola RAZR V3]] which was released in 2005 (the first version). The V3i was released on the most world markets during 2005-2006 shortly after it's predecessor. Some of the goals with Motorola RAZR V3i was to adjust some of the flaws found on the previous V3. These improvements was mainly the internal camera that got an upgrade to a 1.23 megapixel camera with 8x digi…

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Motorola RAZR V3i

Motorola RAZR V3i is the successor to the much appreciated [[http://www.testfreaks.com/cellphones/motorola-razr-v3/|Motorola RAZR V3]] which was released in 2005 (the first version). The V3i was released on the most world markets during 2005-2006 shortly after it's predecessor. Some of the goals with Motorola RAZR V3i was to adjust some of the flaws found on the previous V3. These improvements was mainly the internal camera that got an upgrade to a 1.23 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, better external and internal screens and support for microSD cards. The functionality of the V3i has been compared to and been said to be similar to the [[http://www.testfreaks.com/cellphones/motorola-v635/|Motorola V635]]. In comparison to the V3 observant users might have noticed some slight changes to the external design.

The V3i was released in two versions one with Motorola's own DAP (Digital Audio Player) and the other with iTunes (Apple). These two versions differed somewhat when it comes to performance: the iTunes version has a song amount restriction (which depended on the region it was sold in) and the DAP version took longer to load and it used up the battery much faster.

The model was released in many different colors but the original color was called Silver Quartz. The other colors available were called: Gunmetal Grey, Gold Plate, Dark Blue, Maroon, Violet, Orchid, Black, Platinum, Red, Chrome Green, Chrome Purple, and Celery/Lime Green.

RAZR V3i's internal screen is a 176x220 pixel (2.2inch) TFT LCD 262,144 colors, and the internal screen is a 96x80 pixel STN 65,536 colors.

The internal memory on the V3i (13.4 MB) was slightly improved in comparisson to the V3 (9.6 MB) but what made the big differance was that the V3i had support for microSD cards which could give it up to 512 MB (1 GB with a firmware update).

The dimensions on the V3i is 53 x 98 x 13.9 mm and it weights 96 grams (3.4 oz).

Review Summary

The Motorola RAZR V3i is a newcomer in the RAZR series. Like its predecessors, the V3i also features a collaboration between Apple and Motorola with its integrated iTunes media player. This plays back a dazzling range of media formats and provides great functionality. Users can also organize their music, make playlists and tweak a variety of customizations. The phone is equipped with a 1.2-megapixel camera with a small feature set which includes a few effects, settings, and 8x zoom and four resolutions. It also acts as a camcorder and can capture videos in two resolutions. Being a dedicated multimedia handset, the V3i has limited business features like instant messaging, a speakerphone and email support for POP3 and IMAP accounts.

Although the V3i is backed up by Apple's technology, the integrated iTunes player just isn’t powerful enough to replace your iPod. Firstly, the player is very slow, both in terms of loading and transfer of music. The music quality is very good though, as the speakers perform as well as the headphones but the interface is very dull and navigation is a disappointment. The camera is a satisfactory add-on; it produces photos and video clips of average quality and works without any problems. As for call quality, the phone will impress you with clear-cut voices and loud conversations. The onboard battery gives an amazing 6 hours of talktime and 12 days of standby. The V3i is certainly not the best music phone you can find but is certainly cheaper than much competition and offers you a valuable mix of musical and corporate features.

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