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Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

Motorola RAZR2 V8

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There really hasn’t been a change from the prototype when it comes to the design. The handset looks very appealing and much sleeker that the original RAZR. The front is made up of a very glossy, dark navy colored material which just attracts fingerprints like crazy so just enjoy it in the box as it’s probably never going to be neater. Once finished ogling the material, your eyes should catch the 2 inch external display with a 2MP camera just above it. The display has a resolution of 240x320 and everything comes clear very vivid making this just one stunning display. There is no flash or mirror but the front display shows what the picture is going to be of. While it’s not much larger than the RAZR, it looks like it’s a very big handset when in fact it isn’t. We imagine that this is just an illusion created by the front display.

Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

Model Dimension (Inches) Dimension (mm) Weight (oz) Weight (Gramms)
Motorola RAZR2 V8 4.0" x 2.10" x 0.50" 103 x 53 x 11.9 4.10 117
Motorola RAZR V3i 3.90" x 2.10" x 0.60" 98 x 53 x 14 3.50 100
Motorola KRZR K1 4.0" x 1.60" x 0.60" 103 x 42 x 16 3.60 102

Left and Down - Motorola V8, Right and Up - Samsung U600 - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Left and Down - Motorola V8, Right and Up - Samsung U600 - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Left and Down - Motorola V8, Right and Up - Samsung U600 - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

Along the left, there is the rocker, function button, and microUSB slot while the right holds a lone button for voice commands. All of these are unmarked as their actions vary depending on the application being used. They are very easy to press and feel and if it isn’t enough, Motorola designed the handset to slightly vibrate when they are pressed.

Rocker and Function button - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
microUSB - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Voice command button - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

Rocker and Function button


Voice command button

Once the handset is opened, you will notice many similarities with the RAZR V3, mainly the keypad which is still made of a very glossy material. The layout has changed however and rows are separated with a slightly raised line in-between them while numbers are only raised slightly. The keys are easy to press but finding them is a small challenge. Since they’re flat and small, using them by feel alone means that many unwanted ones will be pressed. This is especially present in the D-pad which feels smaller than it really is. When lit up, there is a blue backlight.

Keypad - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review


2.2 inch display - Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

The top is dominated by a large, 2.2 inch display with a resolution of 240x320. Just like the outside display, Motorola didn’t skimp on its quality. Colors are just vivid and realistic. As long as the display was not aimed at the sun directly, it was easily visible in bright environments even at half brightness.

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PhoneArena rating:
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Single core, 500 MHz, ARM II processor
Size4.05 x 2.08 x 0.46 inches
(103 x 53 x 11.9 mm)
4.12 oz  (117 g)
Battery770 mAh, 8.33 hours talk time

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