"The almost perfect cell phone"4.5 starson by dakis
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.