Conclusion: Overall: The Motorola RIZR Z3 is a trendy all around handset with plenty of features to keep those fingers busy for a while. It does have its shortcomings but once you weigh it against the pros and the fun starts, whatever is lacking can easily be overlooked. All in all, the Motorola RIZR Z3 is a great little package worthy of its own place in the mobile phone industry and eventually in our pockets.
Excerpt: Motorola’s phones have a well-deserved reputation for sharp looks that are usually matched by sharp performance. But Motorola’s latest sleek slider, the MOTORIZR Z3, suffers from a couple of counterintuitive user interface problems that mar its wireless Web , camera, and music player functions. With a tad more attention paid to nagging usability details, the Z3 could have been a great phone.
Pros: Thin; compact slider design; 2MP camera w/light; stereo Bluetooth
Cons: Counterintuitive music and camera applications; microSD slot behind battery cover; short talk time
Excerpt: The stunning Motorola MOTORIZR Z3 brings the now classic Motorola design cues to a slider-style handset. But even its good looks and superb build quality couldn't win over Jin, read our in depth review to find out why.
Summary: The model delivers good reception quality, typical for all modern devices. Ring tones’ volume is slightly above average, midi-tunes are played back via 64-chord polyphony module, which ensures fairly great sounding. The silent alert is nothing special on the SLVR L7e – it’s somewhere between “average” and “slightly above average” strength-wise. The loudspeaker outputs enough volume during conversations for nearly all environments.
Summary: Motorola's first ever slider phone is a solid, but not outstanding mobile phone. The MOTORIZR offers a well balanced set of features for a pretty good price, but there is nothing new or unique about this handset.
Pros: Solid and well built, excellent slider, A2DP Bluetooth profile, good voice call quality
Cons: Buttons and keys require a firm press to activate, no standard 3.5mm headphone jack, speed of messaging and menu