The Motorola RAZR2 V8 is the V3 revived in a new avatar. Check out the phone’s specs, price and features in our review here.

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The Motorola RAZR2 V8 draws inspiration from the legendary V3. It also packs in many features in a unique design that is worthy of carrying the legacy of the V3.

Design and Looks
The Motorola RAZR2 V8 pleases the senses from the first encounter; the folder form looks very stylish and is faithful to the traditions of Motorola design. It sports a solid construction with a polished all metal casing. The phone is also surprisingly thin, thinner than even most bar phones. But the spell is somewhat broken when you hold it in your hand, the 117g frame of the phone weighing you down a bit.

The phone's exterior sports clean simple lines, and an impressive 2” 256K colour QVGA resolution makes up for a secondary display. Now would be a good time to mention that there are very few phones in the market today with such an impressive secondary display, it's even similar to the primary display except it's only a little smaller.

Almost invisible to the naked eye are three touch sensitive buttons overlaying the outer display. They control the music functions of the phone and offer vibrational haptic feedback to the touch. But unfortunately you cannot navigate the menus with them. The only other feature that adorns the front is the dismal 2MP camera which we will get to later in this review. The only port on the side of the phone, namely the left side, is a universal port for connecting the data cable, headset or charger.

On opening the folder, users are presented with an equally simple yet stylish layout of keypad and the 2.2” QVGA display. Both displays offer good legibility under the sun however you cannot adjust the brightness of the external display. The folding mechanism is flawless and the set does not produce any creeks when folding. The keypad is completely flat but is great for texting thanks to the extra large keys and the large circular navigation pad. The keys however remain undivided longitudinally and offer little feedback. The keypad also features a dedicated key for the music player function.

Most Motorola phones today feature CrystalTalk technology which is supposed to enhance telephony. While on some Motorola sets this new technology does not produce any measureable effects, on others-and this includes the V8-its effects are noticed immediately. Using mic noise reduction and a noise adaptive speaker that adjusts the audio quality based on the surrounding ambient noise, the phone providers users with the best in voice reception and transmission.

The Motorazr V8 mounts the intuitive Linux Java 6.5 UI. It is both quick and stable and very user friendly. The phonebook onboard offers many ways to organize contacts and features extensive settings. There is also an option to access 'most recent contacts' using a tab by the same name.

Probably the most outstanding feature of the phone is the Talking Phone feature which offers voice assistance throughout the user interface be it while navigating the menus, providing voice identification of the caller, listing the contacts or simply reading messages or emails, rest assured, visually impaired users will always find this useful.

Although the V8 is not a feature phone, let alone a music phone, it does play music well. The music is provided by the Microsoft Windows Media Player 11. It comes with a music search engine exclusively built to help you search tracks; search attributes include genre, composer, album, artist or song title. For better enhanced audio quality, The Spatial Audio and bass boost feature offers users with an unmatched sonic experience. The spatial audio feature is also available for the video player.

So far the phone seems like a real deal, but the camera is a real deal breaker. Offering users with only 2MP resolution and no autofocus or flash, it looks like Motorola has installed the bare minimum camera simply because all phones in this range are equipped with one. Even the camera interface provides users with little to do; it offers users with only three quality settings and four different resolutions. Other features include Multi-Shot and Auto-Timer. Video quality isn't brilliant either as it is recorded at 30fps in QCIF format.

The pre-installed Opera browser is extremely functional. It lets users open up to five windows and the browser integrates a download manager to assist in downloading just about anything off the internet. Additionally, it provides support for a variety of web page types. The phone also supports Bluetooth A2DP profile for wireless Bluetooth headset connectivity.

Last but not the least, the phone offers back-up of all messages and contacts with assistance from Tarsin, a provider for mobile-backup solutions. The applications are called Motorola Text and Motorola Backup respectively. The backup is wireless and needless to say, GPRS must be activated to avail this facility. After taking a backup, it is saved on a secured server run by Tarsin. Another application that is worth a passing mention is the Rough Guides Mobile app, which provides a detailed map of Europe with information on points of interest for over 200 cities spanning 33 European countries.

To conclude this phone might have been a hit several years back. Its modest functionality and great style will still please many, but the lack of 3G and a better camera is what is keeping this phone from surpassing the legendary status of its predecessor.

  • Stylish clam shell design
  • Brushed metal exterior
  • Solid construction
  • 2” 256K colour QVGA resolution external display with touch sensitive keys
  • 2MP camera
  • 2GB internal memory
  • Linux Java 6.5 UI
  • CrystalTalk for enhanced voice reception and transmission
  • Bluetooth with A2DP profile
  • Talking Phone feature
  • Wireless backup for text messages and contacts
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 pre-installed

  • H710 Bluetooth Headset
  • Bluetooth Automotive Music Hands-Free System
  • MOTOPURE H12 Universal Bluetooth Headset – 80189

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Motorola RAZR2 V8 Price India
Price:Rs. 11,000
Warranty (years): 1
Color Options:Dark Pearl Grey

Technical Specifications of Motorola RAZR2 V8
Overview Body Type Clamshell
Battery Life/Talk time 8.0 Hours
Standby Talktime 330 Hours
Dimensions Width 53 mm
Depth 12 mm
Length 103 mm
Weight 117 g
Camera Camera Yes
Secondary Camera NO
Camera Resolution 2 MP
Camera Flash N/A
Auto Focus NO
Display Display Size 2.2 inches
Display Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Dispaly Type TFT LCD
Colours 256K
Memory Internal Memory 2GB
Card Slot NO
Complimentary Card N/A
Expandable Memory N/A
Multimedia Features FM Radio NO
MP3 Player Yes
Connectivity Options Wi-Fi NO
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared Yes
USB Connector Yes
Technology Cellular Network GSM
SIM Type Single SIM
Operating System Operating System Java based UI
Features Input Type Alphanumeric Keypad
Handsfree Speaker Yes
Flight Mode Yes
Inbulit Dictaphone Yes
Flashlight NO
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