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Motorola RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo) review

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7.1/10
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The Motorola RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo) currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

This phone is part of the RAZR V3 Miami Ink Collection, two handsets featuring tattoo-inspired designs by Ami James, a tattoo artist on The Learning Channel's TV series Miami Ink. The Dragon design on this phone is tattooed onto the aluminum surface using laser-etching. A magenta pink, Cherry Blossom RAZR is also available.

Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
QCIF (176 x 144) and less



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Motorola released the RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo) on October 18, 2006.



Motorola backs up the RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo)'s screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
QCIF (176 x 144) and less

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard QCIF (176 x 144) and less camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

RAZR V3 (Dragon Tattoo) Specs

Overview
Release date October 18, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.54 W/kg
Body: 0.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Carrying case, Headset, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Pearl Gray w/ Dragon Tattoo
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.3 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 95 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry iTAP
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
QCIF (176 x 144) and less
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Motorola RAZR V3, MotoRAZR

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Amazon

Nice Phone

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Nice phone, has alot of features, including a built in mp3 player, camera, internet etc. great for work and checking emails on the run.
Amazon

Good reception

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Based on reception and call quality I will give the Razr five stars. I am using it with the TMo2Go Prepaid service for a little over a year now with no problems, not one dropped call so far. Compared to newer models its still a very thin and slick phone, build quality is solid as well. If I could chang...More
Based on reception and call quality I will give the Razr five stars. I am using it with the TMo2Go Prepaid service for a little over a year now with no problems, not one dropped call so far. Compared to newer models its still a very thin and slick phone, build quality is solid as well. If I could change one thing though it would be the flat, awkward keypad. Overall I would rate it as one of the top phones for reception. Less
Amazon

Great reception

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Based on reception and call quality I will give the Razr five stars. I am using it with the TMo2Go Prepaid service for a little over a year now with no problems, not one dropped call so far and I get better reception with it in dead spots. Compared to newer models its still a very thin and slick phone,...More
Based on reception and call quality I will give the Razr five stars. I am using it with the TMo2Go Prepaid service for a little over a year now with no problems, not one dropped call so far and I get better reception with it in dead spots. Compared to newer models its still a very thin and slick phone, build quality is solid as well. If I could change one thing though it would be the flat, awkward keypad. Overall Im pretty satisfied, I would rate it as one of the top phones for reception. Less
Amazon

Love the Razr V3, but not T-Mobile's version!!

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First of all, the main photo from above is not a T-Mobile phone, it is obvious and most noticeable on the rear battery door cover. T-Mobile Razrs has been crippled by the carrier and they also erased the most essential features that came along with this fine phone; like there are no options whatsoever...More
First of all, the main photo from above is not a T-Mobile phone, it is obvious and most noticeable on the rear battery door cover. T-Mobile Razrs has been crippled by the carrier and they also erased the most essential features that came along with this fine phone; like there are no options whatsoever to display either an 'analog clock' or 'mm/dd/yyyy calendar' on the screen (similar to the one pictured above and another one I have). They'd also replaced this phone's battery door cover (and most Motorola) from metal to flimsy plastic! Second, I am a die hard Razr phone fanatic, not because the phone looked sleek and slim and what have you, but most and above all, the designed ergonomics featured on this phone is excellent. The phone is very compact, the only place I seem to put it at most times is in my rear jean pocket and it hardly gets in the way. It is extremely user friendly, the keypads not only look great, but functions like no other - with ease. Since then, there are a handful of updates and newer models to the Razr line, but until I have the few extra hundreds to spare, I don't mind and continued using similar ones that I can get for free. Although it is under the 'weak' T-Mobile GSM network, nevertheless, reception pull from this phone is still excellent. Not to pound on the carrier, but the original 'aluminum silver cladded' version that was given to me previously from Cingular Wireless (now at&t) was on a completely different level and the best Razr yet - it came readily 'unlocked' and the phone had an array of network options available should I plan on traveling internationally. The software version from my Silver Razr was and still up to par with today's standards. In comparison to the two, it is basically the same phone, but there are some additional differences (other than the obsolete VGA camera) compared to my silver version - for example, on this phone: - There is video capture - Updated shortcut, a quicker and faster way to "scroll to find names" on phonebook contacts. - Multiple entries can display under ONE name in contact list. - Press and 'hold' the # key to put phone in vibrate mode vice versa (uniquely, there is a small "phone vbrate" symbol on that key also) This phone could have easily gain 5 stars, but the carrier disabled most of the essentials and with the absent of a 'metal' battery door making this just a tad above other mediocre phones. Less
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Never buy T-Mobile serverice

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You will get a lot of trouble if you use T-Mobile service. This is very the case if you want to switch to other carrier.
Amazon

The best

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This is the BEST cell phone i have ever had yet! 1. I get great signal 2. Amazing camera 3. Okay video 4. Easy to use and doesnt take forever to load 5. Beautiful lookingg I highly advise to get this cell phone.
Amazon

Highly Disappointed

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I received this phone as a Christmas gift and almost wish Christmas had never come. This phone is truly a disappointment. The battery lasts only one day after maybe an hour of sporatic conversations. There is an annoying delay when you press any menu button. You forget what you wanted to do by the...More
I received this phone as a Christmas gift and almost wish Christmas had never come. This phone is truly a disappointment. The battery lasts only one day after maybe an hour of sporatic conversations. There is an annoying delay when you press any menu button. You forget what you wanted to do by the time your request comes up on the screen. Both screens seem to keep smudges eternally. It is nearly impossible to wipe it clean without a chemical of some sort. When saving a number, you can't see what state it originates from as with my previous non bluetooth phone. When placing a three way call, you can still hear the other person on the line and they can hear you dialing the number. There is an abundance of media players and on demand functions that I will never use. The camera does not come with a light, so forget about taking pictures anywhere but outside on a bright and sunny day. This is my first and last Motorola. I haven't dropped it yet, but I can't wait until the day that I do. Less
Amazon

Highly Disappointed

from Amazon
I received this phone as a Christmas gift and almost wish Christmas had never come. This phone is truly a disappointment. The battery lasts only one day after maybe an hour of sporatic conversations. There is an annoying delay when you press any menu button. You forget what you wanted to do by the...More
I received this phone as a Christmas gift and almost wish Christmas had never come. This phone is truly a disappointment. The battery lasts only one day after maybe an hour of sporatic conversations. There is an annoying delay when you press any menu button. You forget what you wanted to do by the time your request comes up on the screen. Both screens seem to keep smudges eternally. It is nearly impossible to wipe it clean without a chemical of some sort. When saving a number, you can't see what state it originates from as with my previous non bluetooth phone. When placing a three way call, you can still hear the other person on the line and they can hear you dialing the number. There is an abundance of media players and on demand functions that I will never use. The camera does not come with a light, so forget about taking pictures anywhere but outside on a bright and sunny day. This is my first and last Motorola. I haven't dropped it yet, but I can't wait until the day that I do. Less
Amazon

Exactly what I want.

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All I've ever expected from a cell phone is decent reception, a watch, an alarm clock, and a halfway interesting game to occasionally stave off boredom. Until I bought a RAZR, I had always used the standard Nokia brick offered by T-Mobile, And I was always content with it. Then I discovered the RAZR....More
All I've ever expected from a cell phone is decent reception, a watch, an alarm clock, and a halfway interesting game to occasionally stave off boredom. Until I bought a RAZR, I had always used the standard Nokia brick offered by T-Mobile, And I was always content with it. Then I discovered the RAZR. The RAZR has everything I want from a phone. Exceeding that, it's so compact that I don't even notice it's in my pocket. It has a speakerphone that I can use while closed and sitting on the seat of my car instead of holding while driving. I didn't even know it had a camera until I bought it. Less
Amazon

Junk

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I bought the RAZR v3 a year ago because of its stylishness. I have to admit I was swept up in the trend. A couple things were disappointing right away: -Lack of features. The V3 really is a basic phone. You can't even search the phone book by more than the first letter. It lacks any of the fun l...More
I bought the RAZR v3 a year ago because of its stylishness. I have to admit I was swept up in the trend. A couple things were disappointing right away: -Lack of features. The V3 really is a basic phone. You can't even search the phone book by more than the first letter. It lacks any of the fun little goodies other, similar phones have. -Poor reception. I'd drop calls or get no reception in places where my friends with T-mobile (but different phones) came in loud and clear. -Poor speaker quality. Using the phone in anything but a silent room was almost impossible. Even at the loudest volume, the speaker was too quiet when out and about. I had trouble hearing in restaurants, at concerts, even just sitting in the car with the window down. The microphone volume was low too, as many of my friends complained about how quiet I was. -Speakerphone. It was so quiet, it was basically unusable. -Voice record, but no customizable ring tones. Honestly, why include a voice recorder if you can't set them as ring tones? Granted, that is a rare feature. -Lack of smaller stuff, like stopwatch. I did like the look, and it was easy to navigate. The navigation was very customizable, and I really liked the ability to reset the functions of the soft keys. However, this all wasn't even the worst of it. About three months later, my first wall charger broke. I figured I had shorted it out or something, so I just bought a new one (at $30). Fine and dandy. Another 4 months down the road, THAT charger broke. At this point, I'd started hearing from my friends with RAZRs (they'd become ubiquitous by now) that their chargers were going out too. So I spoke with Motorola, who "hadn't heard any formal complaints on the problem" and only warrantied their accessories for 14 days. I spoke to T-mobile, who said they couldn't do anything about it, because they could only warranty products for the duration of the return policy. So I was forced to buy ANOTHER charger, at $30. One month later, that charger went out. I kept my receipt from the purchase, and brough it back in, but T-mobile gave me the same story, maintaining that no one else had ever had the same problem. They wouldn't do anything for me except offer a 10% discount on a new charger (needless to say, I was very unhappy with this, and about fed up with the RAZR). I finally got the drivers for the RAZR online and started charging it on my computer with a mini USB cable. This, however, was much slower. I noticed that the RAZR's battery started buzzing (for lack of a better word) when I was charging it, and hardly holding a charge. I'd been very careful not to drop the phone up to this point, but the first time I did drop it (admittedly, a fair distance, onto linoleum) the screen cracked in half. I dropped my little Nokia brick 50 times and nothing ever happened to it. Its durability was obviously awful. The coating had started to chip off and there was dust under the screen that I couldn't do anything about. This made it so I could barely see the screen- the dust issue has affected every single RAZR I've ever seen. I finally lost my RAZR a few days ago, and was really glad to be rid of it. I'd never buy a Motorola again- not only did I have such issues with the RAZR, but my previous phone, a little Motorola flip phone (can't remember the model number now) crapped out after 8 months. I'm just an average cell phone user- I expect my phone to last at least the year before I can upgrade to a new one. I've had Nokias and Samsungs that last forever and have far better features for the price- I'll stick to those brands from now on. All around, the RAZR was a huge hunk of junk, and convinced me to never buy a Motorola again. Less
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