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Motorola RIZR Z3

Jul 25, 2006
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low resolution display (176 x 220 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The RIZR is a slider quad-band GSM with flat keypad, resembling the RAZR series. It has 262k color display and 2-megapixel camera with flash, positioned on the back. It slides open to reveal an abstract tattoo on its back

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.15 x 1.79 x 0.62 inches (105.5 x 45.5 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.05 oz (115 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Camera shutter, Other


  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.02 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 780 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Currency converter, World clock
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (iTAP)
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • JAVA downloadable


  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP)
  • USB:
      • USB 1.1
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 12 Oct 2006
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDT56GY1 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.21 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.35 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Jul 2006
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This device is also known as Motorola ROKR Z3

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