Motorola Razr2 V9 Review ~ Pinoy Reviews

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Motorola Razr2 V9 Review

So last year, Motorola released (in the States, that is) 3 of their newest Razr2 line which are the V8, V9, and V9m. Around the last quarter of 2007, they introduced here in the Philippines, the Motorola Razr2 V8 which pretty much looks like the rest of the Razr2 series but I wasn't really excited about that, mainly because the Motorola Razr2 V8 has no 3G. At the start of 2008, the Motorola Razr2 V9 was introduced and here's the low-down on this pretty device.


The Motorola Razr2 V9 has 3.5 HSDPA technology, weighs 125g, has a 2.2 inch internal display and a 2 inch external display both sporting 262k colors each, and a 2 mega pixel camera. Music wise, the Motorola Razr2 V9 supports Bluetooth Stereo A2DP profile and has a 45MB internal memory expandable through a MicroSD slot.


What's great about the Motorola Razr2 V9 phone over the V8 is that it's HSDPA capable which means, faster web browsing and faster over the air downloads. If you connect your Motorola Razr2 V9 to your pc and use it as modem, you're guaranteed broadband-like speed. I like the sleek look of the Motorola Razr2 V9 and the glass and steel finish looks so sexy specially if you have the red one. I love the fact that they put a 2 inch external screen on the device, the touch screen music controls is also not bad though I have had some responsiveness issues. One thing I have to say about Motorola Phones is that they have good stereo speakers and the one on the Motorola Razr2 V9 is no exception and it gets better when you use the headset. Picture quality is excellent and it takes rather good pictures in low light though rather grainy.


My criticisms about the Motorola Razr2 V9 is that since it's mostly made of glass, the front side that is, it's a finger print magnet so I tend to wipe the phone a lot which makes it prone to scratching. The keypad is also flat and not very easy to type with but you'll get used to it.


If you're tired of Nokia's phones and you're looking for the stylish alternative that delivers great features, the Motorola Razr2 V9 is a good choice. Get this one rather than the v8 because frankly, 3G rocks.


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