Summary: Although the V3i has many improvements to the V3 RAZR , it might not be ideal for everyone. Some people are totally fine with the features the original V3 offers because it is still doing very well in the market. Some people who like the RAZR design and demand more features like: iTunes and expandable memory will have to spend more money to upgrade.
Excerpt: Motorola's RAZR V3 is back with an updated look, and a few new tricks up its sleeve. The RAZR V3i offers everything the original did, plus includes updates like a new 1.2 megapixel digital camera.
Summary: The model has no problems with the connection quality being a typical modern device. The musical aspect is on the triplet's level, mp3 reproduction is present and limitations are not as strict. Signal volume is higher than average, Midi-files are played in the 24-tones polyphony that sound well also. The vibra is average or a bit more powerful. The loudspeaker volume is enough during a conversation almost always.
Summary: Distancing itself from the terrible Rokr E1, the V3i is a good-looking phone with very usable music software. Sadly, the 100-song cap has prevented it from being a great mobile phone/MP3 player solution.
Pros: Dedicated iTunes key, Slim form factor, Battery-saving aeroplane mode
Cons: The 100-song cap on iTunes, The lack of effort in converting the V3im into a more music-oriented phone
Summary: Motorola has tried to breathe new life into an old handset by beefing up a few of its features. Always a tricky thing to pull off, especially when the original was well received, Motorola hasn't achieved total success.
Pros: Design still looks good, Decent quality music playback, Very light
Cons: Number pad not ideal for texting, Camera stills only average in quality, Not enough built-in memory, Outer and inner screens mediocre