"Great phone"4.5 starson by themacdaddy
Pros: Slim form factor. Great screen!
Cons: crippled bluetooth. SD Card is ill-placed
Summary: I was scared of getting this phone because of all the complaints about the V3c (slow menus , bad battery life, just to name two). But I've had the phone for 5 days, and I must say I'm pretty happy with it. And I'm a gadget *****. So it isn't easy to impress me. The menu system of the V3m is much faster than on the V3c. Almost as fast as the e815. In fact I almost don't see any lag at all. The battery is better than was on the v3c, so you're suppose to get longer life out of it. So far I have no reason to complain about battery life. With moderate use, and bluetooth kept on, I can last on a single charge all day (8am to around midnight) and still have power left in the battery. Camera is decent, but doesn't blow me away. Then again, it IS a cell phone.
Call quality is on par with my e815. No fuz, no funny background noise. Good signal performance, though not as good as the e815. No dropped calls. Sound quality is really good, both ways. I'm annoyed at the placement of the microSD card. You have to take out the battery to get to the card slot. I have no need for the music player, but I've tried it and it's pretty good. Music is clear, and pretty loud. I don't like Verizon's UI. It looks stupid, and it takes some getting use to. But I will say that once you're use to it, you don't find it all that limiting, and you realize that the Verizon UI has the same stuff as the Motorola UI. It's just not as flexible, and not as cool looking.
I hate that Verizon disables object exchange over bluetooth (that means you can't extract your pictures from the phone via bluetooth) But I hacked my e815 to do Object Exchange, and I actually never even used it. So it's not a big deal, it's just the principal. I can still use the SD Card to do my picture/music transfers if I want to.
I hate the ringtones. I prefer traditional style ring tones. The Razr V3m only has polyphonic ring tones and sounds. They sound ridiculous.
Final Verdict: This is a great phone. And a pretty good gadget. Menu speed and battery life are improved over the v3c.Updated
If I were to rate this phone today, I'd probably give it a 6.5 or 7 at the most. My main problem with the phone was that the menu interface lagged, and I didn't like the user interface Verizon put on it. I wouldn't say this is a bad phone. Just not worth a 9.