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Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review

Motorola RAZR2 V9

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The 2mp camera seems to be the same one found on the V9m. Pictures were overall very good, with color representation being true and edges generally sharp. Pictures were much better in natural lighting, and colors appeared a bit washed out indoors. The camera loaded quickly, and pictures could be captures within three seconds of startup. Digital zoom is up to 8x, and there are settings to adjust exposure, lighting and style (black and white, negative, etc.) The same options are available for video, but zoom is only 2x. Videos can be recorded with a time limit for MMS or can be set to record until the memory is full.

Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review

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The RAZR2 V9 has robust codec support, and can play MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, WMA, and RealAudio files. The internal memory is limited at 45MB, but it supports microSD cards up to 2GB. The music player can be launched with the flip closed by pressing the smart key. The user can scroll through their collection by song, artist, album or load a playlist. The touch strip on the outer display appears for the first, and unfortunately only, time when the music is playing, providing track forward, back and play/pause functionality. The touch strip is really the only thing that differentiates the RAZR2 from other handsets, and given its functionality on the V9m it’s a shame that Motorola did not implement it more on the V9. Playback was good enough through the external speakers, and when paired with the Motorola S9 stereo Bluetooth headset listening was enjoyable.

Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review
Motorola RAZR2 V9 Review

Like audio, videos are handled by the native media player . The orientation can be changed from vertical to widescreen, but otherwise the options are sparse. Since our review unit was a prepaid phone we were not able to test the Cellular Video service on the phone, but just loading the page was painfully slow so we can’t imagine video performance would have been any better.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.05 x 2.08 x 0.52 inches
(103 x 53 x 13.3 mm)
4.40 oz  (125 g)
Battery950 mAh, 3.4 hours talk time

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