Review: Motorola V3 RAZR

Mobile phones

We’ve managed to get our hands on Motorola’s V3 RAZR. Here’s our review of the super sleek handset.

If it’s true you can never be too thin or too rich, then perhaps you should be spending all that money on something thin enough to be seen with, like the newly announced Motorola RAZR V3.

Out next month, it’s a catwalk model among phones, anorexically just 14mm thick, and made from magnesium and aluminium, so it’s light and tough. Motorola stresses that it’s using aircraft-grade aluminium, whatever that means in the real world, but certainly it feels great and looks even greater. There are two screens, shortcut keys for the Internet and messages (they’re engraved on the metal so you can’t change that), and the usual configurable softkeys.

It’s only recently Motorola has got round to putting its call and end call keys in the right places – that is, like the rest of the industry – but thankfully it was in time to prevent the V3 from having a fatal flaw. Despite the fact that it has an internal antenna, there’s also room for a camera (VGA with digital 4x zoom) and Bluetooth.

Price to be confirmed, but they’d be mad if they didn’t charge a load for it – it’s by far the most opulent phone out there (the titanium of the Nokia 8910i notwithstanding) unless you include the Vertu. And this, at least, will cost thousands less.

David Phelan

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