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littleangelboy

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#11501 27-Jan-2007 02:09
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i would like to consider other peoples opinions.


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  #58985 27-Jan-2007 02:51
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it's a reasonable handset though it seems very chunky for a "thin razr" thype handset, as thick is my Panasonic VS2 and almost twice as wide.

Lovely big hires display and lovely big but flat-metal keys, great UI... so-so camera, obviously one of the "eariler" 3G hansets. The standard firmware is also much improved over the Vodafone one (watch my blogs for an upcoming update)

I have (now half of due to it's screen meeting it's demise) one.




jesseycy
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  #58988 27-Jan-2007 06:08
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It's good.....

But it's now an outdated model....

This is the newer one (replacement, the maxx V3).  http://www.smartone-vodafone.com/jsp/phone/english/other3g.jsp

HSDPA!  And it sells in Hong Kong for about NZ$550 new currently, so I would expect trademe listed items to be about ~$650 soon?

 
 
 
 


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  #59060 28-Jan-2007 12:49
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I don't think it's a good phone at all.

Reasons:

You cannot have the phone charging and use the headphones at the same time because the headphone jack is the same jack used to recharge the phone.

Bluetooth quality was poor and unacceptable - I was told this wasn't a fault. Unless i had a direct LOS with my bluetooth headset, the connection would be choppy.

Phone memory seems to be very slow. The phone can't keep up with the speed I text, quite annoying.

Inserting and taking out sim card is a *****

Keypad sucks.

Phone shuts down without warning. Seems like a software fault but the phone can restart for no reason at all. This usually occured when opening/closing the phone, changing phone to speakerphone or plugging in the headphones. Sometimes occured while texting.

Phone isn't that durable, I've been told Nokias are much better quality than Motorolas and was also advised not to purchase a Motorola for business use because they can be unreliable.



Tried to take back to shop for a refund but store declined, saying that these arn't faults.

DonkeyKong
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  #59064 28-Jan-2007 15:01
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I brought the Black Razr and had to return it 3 times due to the battery cover on the back being so loose and it would squeak alot when texting or using the phone in general.

[Expletive] phone - if they had the sidekick 3 I would go back to vodafone - tesltra aust has the sidekick 2 AND I WANT IT




[Moderaotr edit (MF) expletive removed]


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  #59065 28-Jan-2007 15:28
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The back cover was loose on mine too, i could jiggle it round a bit..... all up id give the phone a 2/10.

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  #59067 28-Jan-2007 17:55
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I paid $250 for mine 6 motnhs back (and I somehow got a bloody PINK one due to a mistake, anyway it's dead now..) so it wasn't too bad.


Slow, bluetooth etc?

VODAFONE FIRMWARE SCRAPS ANY HANDSET..... PERIOD.

STRANGELY enough, the non-Vodafone branded firmware fixes all the issues I know of...

No (fewer) crashes, memory corruptions.

Bluetooth works (same thing fixes th e770v bluetooth too)

UI is faster, not a huge amount but better.

The icons are much improved too! (stolen from the standard ROM binary)



[Gallery][Media][Video]

The handset is made by Flextronics in Singapore I believe.


I'll get the post on my blog and files up ASAP for any poor sould whom have whom have bought an e770V or RaZr v3x.


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  #59083 28-Jan-2007 22:25
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The only thing i did like about the v3x is that mine came with software for synching to comp and to make your own mp3 ringtones from any song on your computer - also you could chop and change the song and fade in fade out to change the sound and legnth of the tone its awesome

 
 
 
 


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#59179 29-Jan-2007 20:12
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Cute... not something i'd use.. I use mp3 directcut for that as it does not transcode.

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  #59466 1-Feb-2007 11:40
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Vodafone are now giving away this phone if you sign up to YouChoose 60 on a 24 month plan.

You also get your first three months free and a free txt addon for three months.

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#59469 1-Feb-2007 11:53
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that doesn't surprise me one bit, now to offer the files to debrand the vodafone junk from them muwahahahaha,.


Mate still loves his, (debranded)

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