Pros Plays MP3s, larger internal screen
Cons Can't use MP3s for ring tones; small outside screen
Summary The Cingular version of this phone won't let you use full MP3s as ring tones (my international unlocked version of this phone did allow it). You can create ring tones from MP3s with the Motorola software but it's an extra step you shouldn't have to take. They also took out the 2nd camera, that's why you have that blank cover in the hinge. I like the flash memory inside for storage. It's not great sound but it works.
Pros Good looking phone with plenty of options
Cons Slow response on key presses, bad reception
Summary I subscribe to SPRINT PCS and my 3 previous cell phones have always been Samsung phones. This is the first time that I have strayed from my normal instinct to purchase another Samsung due to Motorola Razr's exceptional and very stylish design. Everyone in the planet has it.
But I made my final decision based on the capabilities I am looking for in a phone:
1. USB connection to my PC
2. Synching to my Outlook calendar and address book.
3. Camera (still and moving)
4. External storage with the possibility for expansion (micro SD)
5. Voice dialing
7. Web access (for viewing scoreboards)
8. Very slim design for my front pocket.
Owning the phone for 3 months now, I have come to my conclusion that I should have done more research on the Samsung side.
1. I loved the stylish design for about a month, but because everyone has it, the bragging rights faded away and the phone became dated because it is so common.
2. I do love the synching to my outlook capability.
3. Love the camera
4. Love the external storage
5. Hate the voice dialing. When I press #1 for 3 seconds, nothing happens for an additional 3 seconds. Intuitively, I always feel like I pressed the wrong key and should have pressed the power key instead. I never felt these feelings of inadequacies with Samsung...sigh.
6. Have not utilized bluetooth yet.
7. Web access is slow.
I use the voice-dialing a lot when I drive and fiddling with the phone too much at that time when I should be focusing on the road and impressing the girls next to me in traffic, makes a big impact why I am frustrated with the phone. The reception is also bad that I have to cup my hand over my ear to isolate the sound. The volume control seem not to work in critical moments and it requires for me to press harder.
Next time around, I will look for a Samsung with similar or more options that is also very slim and can impress the girls in traffic.
Pros Updated UI, QVGA Screen, nVidia GPU, Reception, Sound Quality, lots more!!
Cons It's not free!!!
Summary Unlike a couple of other reviews here that bash this phone,(Probably from those who dont even own it), my review will be based on fact.
First thing that hit me was the EXCEPTIONAL quality of the interior display. QVGA!! It's about time Motorola! The color richness and images are smooth and clear--very easy to read!
The User Interface is also much improved. The contacts now have more fields that were much needed, such as addresses,note and support for multiple entries for each contact.
The Icons (still 3x4 grid) are much improved, more detail and not pixelated as with lesser screens.
The camera interface is a vast improvement as well. Even at high res. there is no lag when taking a picture. Pictures and graphics are also much easier to view as they are stored in thumbnails now and not as a list and you can scroll between them instantly. This probably has a lot to do with the nVidia 4800 GPU used in the phone.
There are a lot more things to love about this phone, but i just wanted to touch on some of the DIFFERENCES over the older V3.
Hope this helped some who were undecided.
"my fav phone yet"on by chelle8025
Pros good battery life, good call qualtiy
Cons camera is blurry, and color is poor.
Summary I bought this phone as a replacement for my Nokia N75, which is the worst nokia i've ever owned. I read the review on cnet which helped make my decision. I did however, find something i could do that they said you couldn't. They said you couldn't use downloaded mp3's as ringtones but you can. All you have to do is make sure your contacts are saved to the phone from the sim card. Over all great phone.
Pros everything, and its shiny
Cons there are no cons, its freaking rulz
Summary i love my v3xx, as u may or may not have seen, mine is currently not working and have to use a sync, i hate my sync, dont buy a sync, but v3xx's are the bomb, i have all kinds of music and things on it, the txting is great, if you dont like this phone idk what to tell you except wow