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Motorola RAZR2 V9 review

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  • Motorola RAZR2 V9
  • Motorola RAZR2 V9


7.5/10
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The Motorola Razr V9 is clearly the come-back kid!

Its distant cousin, the original Razr, did for “slim” what the iPhone did for “touch”. But trouble lurked as the novelty wore off, necessitating numerous firmware updates, problems with weak hinges, faulty displays, and so on.

The Motorola Razr V9 is much more than just the latest incarnation of the Razr franchise. In fact, it’s a marvelous, well-constructed device packed with technology so fresh the designers are only now lifting their fingers from their programming keyboards!

For example, the Motorola RAZR2 sounds great, both ways, due to the companies’ latest, and best, voice technology ever: Crystaltalk. Crystaltalk uses a technology not unlike Bluetooth 2.0, which samples ambient sound and makes appropriate corrections on-the-fly. This means that if you are talking near a busy street corner and then go inside a building, the modulation remains consistent. Crystaltalk is clearly superior sound (pun definitely intended, as I think of them so rarely).

Another great feature is the addition of a 2.0” high resolution external screen, complimenting the 2.2” internal screen. Both displays provide vibrant colors and crisp text.

The Razr V9 also comes with “See What I Can See” capability, which allows users to share video in real time. You can talk to and see the person you are talking to, or stream other video, all while maintaining the call. “Can you see me now?” Hmmm.

The Razr V9 may look like just a shiny, stylish flip, but it packs considerable functionality. It uses Opera Mobile for its’ browser, uses the OZ Mobile Email program which handles Yahoo!, AOL and Windows Live. Also, OZ runs in the background, regularly pushing Yahoo! Email to you.

Included with phone is MySpace Mobile, MobiTV / MediaFlo and XM Radio. Unfortunately, all of these applications are buried three levels deep. You can, however, assign these apps to the home screen via an obscure setting menu.

The Razr V9 also syncs both Napster and Yahoo music and using Windows Media Player, can stream video as well.

An ironic downside to this fine device is that because it runs on HSDPA, the fastest data speed evolution yet, it places a significant drain on the V9’s otherwise most powerful battery to date: a 920 mAh BX50. Still, you’ll enjoy about 3.5 hours of talk time should you take advantage of the V9’s full suite of features, and perhaps longer if you primarily make calls and and send text messages.

Overall, this phone really has all the features everyday cell phone users want, packaged with style and flair. With a little key customization, you can place some of the buried apps in a more convenient location.

Features Include:

  • - Touch-sensitive external music keys
  • - Independent Voice Recognition
  • - Video Telephony and See What I Can See capable
  • - Stereo BT
  • - Up to 2G external memory

The V9 received the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award.

by Scot Cerullo


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
2+ MP



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Motorola backs up the RAZR2 V9 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Motorola RAZR2 V9's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
45 MB

Internal memory is 45 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 15 days standby time.

RAZR2 V9 Specs

Overview
Release date May 15, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor
Internal Storage 45 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.32 W/kg
Body: 0.69 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
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: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 5.3 x 1.4 cm (4.1 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 125 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD, 240 x 320 pixels, 2 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 No
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, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
15 fps, up to 60 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, RealVideo
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): MotoRAZR2 V9

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