Motorola Razr V3 (AT&T) review: Motorola Razr V3 (AT&T)

The Motorola Razr V3 has a generous set of features. The 1,000-name phone book can hold six phone numbers and an e-mail address in each entry; an additional 250 names can be stored on the SIM card. Contacts can be assigned to caller groups and be paired with a picture (which shows up on the external screen) or any of 14 monophonic or 5 polyphonic ring tones. Other features include a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, MP3 file support, a calculator, voice dialing, a date book, an alarm clock, AOL Instant Messenger, a WAP 2.0 wireless Web browser, and a voice recorder. You also get support for POP3, SMTP, and IMAP4 e-mail; full Bluetooth connectivity; a USB port; and a speakerphone. Our only complaint is that the speakerphone can be turned on only when a call is in progress.

Snap it: The Razr V3 has a VGA camera.

The Razr V3 has a VGA camera that can snap photos in three resolutions: 640x480, 320x240, and 160x120. We would have preferred to see a megapixel camera on such an expensive handset, but it gets the job done and takes good-quality pics. You can use the 4X zoom and the self-timer, adjust the brightness or exposure setting, and choose from six lighting conditions and five shutter sounds, as well as a silent option. When finished with your shots, you can send them to friends, pair them with contacts, or save them as wallpaper. A convenient meter keeps track of how much space in the 6MB of memory is left. Though 6MB should be fine for many people, we'd prefer a bit more to play with. The handset supports video playback but not video recording--a disappointing omission.

We liked the Razr V3's photo quality.

You can personalize the V3 with a variety of wallpaper, colors, screensavers, and sounds. Additional options and ring tones are available from Cingular's Media Mall service. The mobile comes with one Java (J2ME)-enabled game (Jawbreaker) and a slide show for viewing your pictures. More titles can be downloaded from Cingular.

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