Motorola Razr V3 Vintage Mobile Phone

The Motorola Razr V3 flip-phone was a vintage mobile phone dating from the early 2000s aimed at the middle of the market costing around 100 Euros.

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The Motorola Razr V3 is a vintage 2G flip phone dating from the early 2000s. It is quite a stylish phone that could be slipped into almsot any pocket as it was quite thin for a flip-phone.

The flip phone style of phone fell out of use as smartphones took over the market, but later around 2022, the first smartphone flip-phones were launched, thereby introducing this trend again.

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As can be seen from the images, the Motorola Razr V3 was a sleek and stylish mobile phone for its day, providing small size with greater access to the keypad and screen when in use.

Motorola Razr V3 Specification Summary
Parameter Details
Launch 27 July 2004
Technology GSM
Frequencies Quad band, 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Dimensions 98 x 53 x 13.9 mm (3.86 x 2.09 x 0.55 in)
Weight 95g
SIM card Mini SIM
Display 256 colour TFT
Display size 15.2 cm2
Display resolution 176 x 220 pixels (9 lines)
External memory card slot No
Phonebook 1000 entries
Call records 10 dialled, 10 received, 10 missed calls.
Main camera 0.3 MP, VGA with video
Camera resolution 640 x 480 pixels
Internal memory 30 MB of which 5.5 MB was availble
Loudspeaker Yes
Alert Vibration; Downloadable & pre-installed polyphonic, MP3 ringtones, composer
Wi-Fi No
Bluetooth 1.2
Radio No
USB mini-USB
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant messaging
Games Skipping Stones, Golf, Billiards + downloadable
Battery Removable, Li-ion 680 mAh
Standby time 280 h
Talk time Up to 7 hours

This phone had a sleek look to it. When folded on its closed position it was only half an inch thick and with its body made from anodised aluminium, not only was it very light, but it also had a striking look with the colours that were available.

Like the keypads of the day, it was basically a numeric pad, with a few other buttons for the relatively limited number of functions of the phone. However, users reported that it had a good feel to it.

The phone featured specifications included a VGA camera, and there was video recording with MP4 video playback.

The Razr V3 also had a variety of ringtones and it possessed compatibility with MP3 ringtones giving it a huge library from which to choose. This meant that it could be personalised.

However one had to be wary of the memory limit as there was only 5MB available and this meant careful management was needed.

The phone had a 680mAh battery which provided around 250 hours of standby and a talk time of up to about 7 hours.

The original Razr V3 went though a number of upgrades with additional features and tweaks such as EDGE connectivity in the V3re, and this was followed a little later with 3G connectivity and a 2 megapixel camera in the Razr V3x.

It is worth noting that there is a modern Razr 3 which has GSM, UMTS, LTE connectivity, as well as a number of other enhancements. Although it looks a little like the original Razr V3 it is not the same beast.

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