"Waste of Money!!"1.5 starson by jexner
Pros: Bond like looks
Cons: o/s is slow, voice quality is bad, reception is awful, bad quality, poor performer for the money
Summary: I was extremely dissappointed in this phone. I left Verizon Wireless for Cingular to have this phone; it was a big mistake. The RAZR V3 has no where near the capabilities, quality, or functionality that a phone in its price bracket must have. The good attributes to this phone include, a semi-capable bluetooth (when it works its a great little feature) small form that easily fits in your pocket, and a fairly decent battery life.
The negative's to this phone are numerous. The operating system is super slow and outdated. Trying to find a contact is not a quick task and can be very irritating. The voice dial is terrible; most new Motorola's have Obeymoto or a voice command system that is much more efficient. The V710 blows the RAZR away in terms of functionality! The keypad is also a horrible attribute. If you text much or make numerous calls, this will be a huge problem for you. Again, this is a fancy paper weight, so if you are looking to have any functionality, look elsewhere. The last issue that is a major problem regarding this phone is in regards to the internal antenna. I repeat, this is a major problem for this phone!!!! I experienced on average, 2 to 3 dropped calls per conversation. It was frustrating for me and the person i was talking with. Cingular told me that the RAZR has this problem and experiences numerous dropped calls and lousy reception (a constant hiss is always around when you are talking) and can be very irritating. Essentially there is nothing you can do about it!
After going through 3 RAZR's I finally gave up and switched to the Nokia 3120. Granted it is nowhere near a comparable phone, but it works! People can talk to me, no more dropped calls, the screen works, the keypad works, and it is considerably cheaper than the RAZR.
If you are dead set on the RAZR, wait to get it on Verizon. Rumor has it that according to a press release by Motorola, engineers are working on developing the RAZR with updated software for CDMA networks; Verizon or Sprint. Avoid making the mistake i made by switching to Cingular. Also, the SLVR and PEBL will be in stores soon; they are supposed to correct numerous problems that are prevalent in the RAZR V3.
I would look around and really take your time before you sign up for this phone! If you are with Verizon, stay as long as you can!!! If you are interested in a mediocre phone, and terrible service, Cingular has wonderful deals on 2 year contracts!!! Cingular: lowering the bar...Updated
I like to be fair whenever I review a product, so I wanted to throw this out for those that are looking into the Motorola RAZR. According the mobileburn.com, there is some evidence that a revised version of the RAZR will be available for both CDMA and GSM networks. Verizon might just have this phone by next year. So if you are thinking about dropping Verizon to get this phone, be patient. If you choose to stay with GSM, there is a newer version to hit the market Q4 2005 that should have a better interface, camera and antenna. So like I said, patience will be the key if you like the design and looks of this phone.