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Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review

Motorola RAZR2 V8

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Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review
Performance:


We were quite impressed with the performance of the V8. It was surprising to see that reception was so strong. In areas where most handsets struggled to get signal, the V8 managed two to three bars.

Sound quality was right up there with reception. We never experienced any issues hearing the other person and on neither did they. Both voices came through clear without a hint of echoing or static. It’s hard to say if it’s because of the shape of the handset or just the sound itself but it just seemed like it was further away from the ear.

The speed of the UI is another story though. Everything just seemed to be so delayed. Opening each menu took a few seconds and when using the keypad for navigation, different applications were opened because the handset didn’t register one of the keys that were pressed. It’s surprising seeing as it’s powered by a 500MHz ARM II processor.

The V8 is rated for 8 hours and 20 minutes but with it being so slim, is that possible? Actually it is, as we got 8 hours and 10 minutes. It’s honestly remarkable to see how that such a slim handset manages such a long talk time. Standby time is rated for 12 days.


Conclusion:

It’ll be interesting to see how well this handset does in the long run. The original RAZR came at a time when no such device existed but now the market is full of many thin models that offer so much more flexibility compared to the RAZR2. Instead, it has to rely on its functionality and great looks, both of which it does well. So, if it’s a sexy handset with great talk capabilities that you’re looking for then definitely make sure that this is on the list.



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Pros

  • Two large vivid screens
  • Extraordinarily long battery life
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Enough features to keep everyone satisfied

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
  • Only a 2MP camera when most competition has 3+MP cameras
  • Very basic camera and media player UI
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PhoneArena rating:
7.3Good
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
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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