Pros looks, easy to use, size, memory, camera
Cons none this is the best mobile yet
Summary I have been waiting for months for this 3G mobile to replace my V3 model which has been a very good compact phone, now only slightly thicker I bought two on Christmas Eve for myself and partner. The software allowed me to load all our contacts into the new mobiles in minutes and we are now using them the same day without mssing a call. Camera is excellent and with a large memory what an improvement. Cannot recommend any 3G phone coming near this one to date. Get out there and experience the pleasure of the best mobile released to date
"Test before buying!"on by Joizee
Pros Great design, good camera, wow-factor
Cons Horrible user interface, crappy Bluetooth, so-so battery life, no IR
Summary Here in Germany, this phone is already out and I've had mine a couple of days. I've been using both the Razr V3X and the Samsung D600 the past couple of days trying to decide which one to keep. The Razr is going on to someone new! I can't stand the thing simply due to a bunch of little nagging problems with it. BT is crap, audio player not worth much, e-mail client buggy, counterintuitive user interface, so-so battery life, horrible text input (iTAP), no IR, etc. It's just worlds apart from the D600 which is so simple to use. My main requirement was a small device with a good 2mp camera. The Samsung wins out big time and is like 20g lighter. This is just my opinion and I am not a regular Motorola user hence it could be a getting-used-to problem, but I'm not taking the time. The Samsung wins.
Pros Excellent user interface, highly customizable, Mac compatible
Cons headset volume too high, even when set to minimum, no shortcuts
Summary My Nokia n90 died for no obvious reasons a month after it had run out of warranty. I looked at a whole bunch of phones until I went for the V3x (blue version).
I previously owned a V3 which was simply too fragile and way too slow for my taste. This has completely changed now - the V3x has a very fast and easy user interface. The main menu can easily be rearranged, the buttons can be customized etc.
It took me only a couple of minutes to tailor the phone's settings to my needs. What I probably like most about this phone is the fact that it's perfectly Mac compatible - I set it up for synchronization, added it as a 3G modem and set up file transfers within minutes. No other phone I ever owned before was this simple to set up for computer interaction.
What I don't like about the phone: The V3 had this handy shortcut function. While the shortcuts application is still there, the V3x's software doesn't actually support shortcuts anymore. No idea why Motorola didn't remove the application.
Also, I bought the stereo headset for the phone and had to find out that the audio volume is simply too loud, even when set to minimum. I have very good hearing, so this may not be an issue for other people. I ordered a USB to 3.5mm headphone adapter so that I can use it with headphones that have their own volume regulation - that should solve the problem.
Pros faster OS over the V3, memory card capability, 3G technology, ability to play AAC and MP3
Cons camera not that great, not as many features can be changed as on V3
Summary overall this phone is a great improvement over the original Razr V3. Battery lasts longer, the OS runs the phone faster, the Bluetooth connectivity is much more solid and quicker to connect. I used to have problems with the V3, but with the V3X, there are no issues. It connects to my computer without fail every time, and with phone tools, i transfer music, pics, etc. without problems. bluetooth is a bit slow for transferring music though.
Although the camera is 2 MP, it is really not that good, so don't buy this phone if you are concerned with picture quality in a phone. it does have 3G technology and can accept transflash, which i think is very cool. the phone's OS is not that refined yet, but motorola has a link that will allow you to update the software on it. it is 'coming soon' on thier web site, but hopefully it will correct minor issues, like the ability to let me play AACs as opposed to just MP3s, and allow me to customize the left/right softkeys as well as the side buttons, which i cannot customize right now. so if i had a 512 MB transflash card, i could load it up with music and use it instead of my ipod on trips. but the included headphones i'm not too crazy about but you have no choice because they connect thru the multi-purpose USB/charger connector on the phone.
the phone i bought is a singapore model, and configured it to work on t-mobile with web access and MMS using t-mobile's phone configurator on thier web site. currently t-mobile runs 2.5G but when they step up to 3G, it will be awesome, you can probably download videos, and speak to your friends family in video mode (there is a camera on the inside when you open the flip, so it faces you while you talk on speakerphone or bluetooth).
this phone is much improved over the V3, and I recommend it to anyone who likes the V3. it is made of plastic instead of metal, which makes it less prone to damaging the electronics if you drop it. it's also got this suave finish, sort of like rubbery feel, makes it look very cool. the keypad is still metal, with a different design illumination. and there's a large strip of blue light near the bottom of the phone that pulses when the phone is charging and when you recieve calls/sms.
open the flip and you'll notice the graphics are really good. i think it uses nvidia technology (not sure if it's a seperate chip).
this phone is what the razr was meant to be.Updated
after having had a chance to mod this phone, the camera resolution got alot better. i think the original carrier's Flex was holding back some of the phones full capabilities. i can now play higher bitrate mp3's and aac's.
i recently dicovered that the Vxxx line of motorola phones can be tweaked in much the same way as any other portable device or PC to your liking. the list of things you can do to these phones is almost limitless, but at the same time complicated and intricate. if you don't know how to 'flex' and 'seem' a motorola, read up on it thoroughly before trying it....
Pros Side buttons on the BASE, not the screen
Cons No doubt it'll be GSM-only; Verizon customers hosed
Summary Obviously this thing isn't out yet, but already from the pictures you can see that it corrects a major defect in the earlier Razr design: the side buttons. The current Razrs inexplicably have the important side buttons on the wrong half of the phone, up by the screen. WHAT? Who holds the phone by its screen? They had the buttons right 10 years ago on the StarTac!
Both the Pebl and Razr V3x correct this dumb move.
This and the Pebl may finally provide a worthy successor to the StarTac, since the StarTac 2004 mysteriously never made its way to the U.S. It's just too bad that manufacturers continually ignore the CDMA (Verizon, Sprint, and South American) market and release one GSM-only phone after another.