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Motorola RAZR2 V8 review

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The Motorola RAZR2 V8 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Linux
Processor
500 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP


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GSMArena

No doubt Motorola RAZR2 V8 is a stylish mobile phone, a high-flier in design, adequate in functionality. Motorola faithfuls will hail it, while many other unbiased users are likely to find it agreeable. The Motorola RAZR V3 was near revolutionary back in its day but three years after it was introduc...

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Motorola released the RAZR2 V8 on May 15, 2007.


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Motorola backs up the RAZR2 V8 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Motorola RAZR2 V8's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
500 MHz

There is a ARM11 500 MHz 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
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. 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 11.5 days standby time.

RAZR2 V8 Specs

Overview
Release date May 15, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor ARM11 500 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.34 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, 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: 11.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.3 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm (4.1 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 117 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (TFT), 262k
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 Yes
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 4000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 4 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
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, ICQ
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
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): MOTO RAZR V8

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Has a truly graceful silhouette and is adequate in functionality

No doubt Motorola RAZR2 V8 is a stylish mobile phone, a high-flier in design, adequate in functionality. Motorola faithfuls will hail it, while many other unbiased users are likely to find it agreeable. The Motorola RAZR V3 was near revolutionary back in its day but three years after it was intro...More

No doubt Motorola RAZR2 V8 is a stylish mobile phone, a high-flier in design, adequate in functionality. Motorola faithfuls will hail it, while many other unbiased users are likely to find it agreeable. The Motorola RAZR V3 was near revolutionary back in its day but three years after it was introduced, the glory has started to fade. And the RAZR2 V8 is in for an ordeal living up to its status. The major competitors Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG have a few thin, cool and loaded gadgets to offer. So, keeping the glory alive is truly a challenge. The RAZR2 V8 has what it takes in style and high-class finish but seems to lack some of the current must-have features such as 3G and an autofocus camera. We feel that if Motorola had done just a little bit better they would have had a true winner.

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User Reviews


Good phone

I have had this phone for 2 years now and do not plan on giving it up for a while. It is incredibly thin and stylish and very durable. The screens are nice, the speaker is surprisingly loud for its size. the keys are comfortable to push and the camera is decent. Overall, it is a good phone which I enjo...More
I have had this phone for 2 years now and do not plan on giving it up for a while. It is incredibly thin and stylish and very durable. The screens are nice, the speaker is surprisingly loud for its size. the keys are comfortable to push and the camera is decent. Overall, it is a good phone which I enjoy using. It does not feel cheap or outdated like a lot of cheap Samsung or LG phones. After 2 years with it I still feel like its modern and its in good condition. My only complaints would be that Motorola has terrible software so it has not been able to connect to any of my 3 computers. The vibrate is weak and I wish the calling speaker was louder. I would recommend this phone :) Less
Amazon

Why is t-mobile removing this phone from lineup?

from Amazon
I have had nothing but trouble with this phone. Battery life is next to nil - though this was explained away by the t-mobile reps as a problem with my reception. Apparently when you can't get reception, your phone is constantly searching for service, thus, running the battery down. When I got the phon...More
I have had nothing but trouble with this phone. Battery life is next to nil - though this was explained away by the t-mobile reps as a problem with my reception. Apparently when you can't get reception, your phone is constantly searching for service, thus, running the battery down. When I got the phone, it lasted 3-4 days without needing to be charged, and now it lasts less than a day on a full charge. Also, the keyboard is buggy - there is a delay of 5-10 seconds whenever I try to text. I called customer service and based on my issues and the fact that this phone is still under warranty, I was given the option for an exchange. They offered an even exchange, or I could take the Samsung t819. I was told that Tmobile will not be offering this model Razr anymore, so the phone they have that is most like the Razr is the t819. Now I'm wondering why they are removing this motorola phone from their lineup. Ideas anyone? Less
Amazon

High price for little memory

from Amazon
$400 for unexpandable 512 MB of internal flash memory and no option of expanding it with a microSD? Ch-ching$$$ T-mobile won't sell these to current customers upgrading to their current phone. Thanks, T-Mobile. Way to keep the customers loyal.
Phonedog

It's a good decoration

from Phonedog
Pro: Style, synchronization with Outlook Con: Text input very bad. Greek T9 primitive. Very limited customization. Bad keyboard. Several keys malfunctioned within 3 months. very low Battery duration. black plastic paint was scraped off easily. usb door badly designed, breaks easily. Pictures taking in...More
Pro: Style, synchronization with Outlook Con: Text input very bad. Greek T9 primitive. Very limited customization. Bad keyboard. Several keys malfunctioned within 3 months. very low Battery duration. black plastic paint was scraped off easily. usb door badly designed, breaks easily. Pictures taking in low light conditions are very dim. Several times the system was completely frozen. It has also happened several times that the conversation was broken off without any obvious reason Using experience: 1 years I paid quite a bit for the phone and did not get close to what I expected from a phone of this price range. To register my dissatisfaction I will stay away from any and all motorola phones in the future. Less

Broken.

I've had my phone for six months now, and ever since almost a month after purchasing it, it shuts off automatically and restarts. I am relatively good about taking care of it. I didn't think of this as a huge deal, just a slight inconvience but recently the entire screen has gone black. Although the ph...More
I've had my phone for six months now, and ever since almost a month after purchasing it, it shuts off automatically and restarts. I am relatively good about taking care of it. I didn't think of this as a huge deal, just a slight inconvience but recently the entire screen has gone black. Although the phone is on, I an unable to view anything on both the front and the back screen. I think this was an issue for the past razr aswell, and I wouldn't recommend this phone because of it. On the positive side, it looks cool and functions decently. Less
Phonedog

UPSET

from Phonedog
Pro: LOOKS NICE Con: DOESNT WORK Using experience: 5 months This phone looks cool- the music player is good and that’s about the best bits of the phone. Camera has no flash, poor in the dim light. Disconnects mid call, trying to text well just forget it unless you’ve got loads of time and messag...More
Pro: LOOKS NICE Con: DOESNT WORK Using experience: 5 months This phone looks cool- the music player is good and that’s about the best bits of the phone. Camera has no flash, poor in the dim light. Disconnects mid call, trying to text well just forget it unless you’ve got loads of time and message isn’t urgent. Really disappointed with this phone – Oh nearly forgot the two screens one of which is purely an ornament the outer one. I found the only thing I could do with it is when in the music player you can close the phone and touch screen pretty hard, actually it jumps to the next track. I wouldn’t recommend this phone to anyone Less
Amazon

Luxury Phone

from Amazon
This phone is pure luxury. The phone is mostly made out of glass and metal. The phone has 2 huge High Defintion screens. The phone has one of the best MP3 players you could find on a cell phone, comparable to ipods. The battery is great it last around 4 to 5 hours. Camera quality is great, close to the quality of a disposable camera.
This phone is pure luxury. The phone is mostly made out of glass and metal. The phone has 2 huge High Defintion screens. The phone has one of the best MP3 players you could find on a cell phone, comparable to ipods. The battery is great it last around 4 to 5 hours. Camera quality is great, close to the quality of a disposable camera. Less
Amazon

Great Phone! Exceeds expectations!

from Amazon
This is bigger than the original razr but bigger is definitely better. I am usually not fond of battery life of motorola due to previous experience but this battery life is the best of the last 4 motorola purchases. You can download music, it reads your text messages to you if you choose and the intern...More
This is bigger than the original razr but bigger is definitely better. I am usually not fond of battery life of motorola due to previous experience but this battery life is the best of the last 4 motorola purchases. You can download music, it reads your text messages to you if you choose and the internet is really fast and downloads full pages. No regrets. Less
Pricegrabber

This phone, from my point of view, is the best of ...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Flat and strong, good quality sound, convenient to use, long-lasting battery, heavy Weaknesses: Plastic scratchable screen, no external memory Using experience: 6 Months This phone, from my point of view, is the best of all RAZR series. Its sound is very loud and I truly love its "Speaker...More
Strengths: Flat and strong, good quality sound, convenient to use, long-lasting battery, heavy Weaknesses: Plastic scratchable screen, no external memory Using experience: 6 Months This phone, from my point of view, is the best of all RAZR series. Its sound is very loud and I truly love its "Speaker ON" function because pretty soon in California we won't be allowed to hold a cell phone in one hand while driving. Its camera works great and I was able to use its voice recording option to record my phone conversations. It's pretty disappointing that there is no external memory but so far 512 MB was pretty much enough for me. Less
eBay

Motorola MOTORAZR2 V8

from eBay
Excellent phone very happy with it. This unit has endless possibilities can do basically anything from email, text messaging etc will highly recommend to anyone interested in buying the new Razr.

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