Motorola Razr2 V9 Review ~ Cell Phone Reviews

Motorola Razr2 V9 Review


Written on 2/10/2008 03:17:00 AM by poison_ivy

The Motorola Razr2 V9 is the reason why I haven't bought the Razr2 V8 edition. Though both devices looks identical in design, what the Razr2 V8 lacks that the Motorola Razr2 V9 has is--3G and HSDPA.


The Motorola Razr2 V9 has the same sleek design and is the only cell phone that I've seen that has a 2 inch external screen. Though I don't really get why there's a need for a 2 inch external screen on the Motorola Razr2 V9 since you can't even read text or watch videos on it. With that said, the external screen still supports 256k colors which means your music player is displayed beautifully.

The Motorola Razr2 V9 has a 45MB internal memory which is expandable by a microSD card, another difference over the Razr2 V8 since I don't think the latter supports microSD. The Razr2 V9 has a 2 mega pixel camera, and A2DP Bluetooth Profile. I think that a lot of people underestimates 3G and some wouldn't even consider this important on a mobile phone.

Having a 3G or HSDPA compatbile phone can help you in a lot of ways. You can use your 3g phone as a modem when your laptop does not have a WAN card and you're not within a hotspot zone. Or you can access the web directly on your mobile--of course, you need a good browser for that and the Motorola Razr2 V9's integrated browser doesn't really give you the whole Web 2.0 experience so I recommend using Opera mini.

The 2 mega pixel camera on the Motorola Razr2 V9 is actually quite good. Camera settings on the phone includes a free memory indicator, different shutter sounds, lighting options, exposure settings and 8x digital zoom. Motorola did away with the LED light that was previously available on the Razr v6 maxx but I think it's a good idea since the LED light on the latter model doesn't really help much.

Music playback is excellent. I love the surround speakers on the Motorola Razr2 V9 phone but I wouldn't recommend turning the volume to full level as there's a somewhat tinny sound when you do that.


One of the complaints I have about the Motorola Razr2 V9 is that it's a fingerprint magnet. From the Aluminum and glass chassis to the keypad, when you've handled the phone for quite some time, it results in smudges which makes your phone look like it's been picked up from the garbage, however, a good and thorough rub down would make the Razr2 V9 as shiny as new. They keypad is really flat which makes typing text messages with one hand without you looking (Like when you're sneaking a text message in class) really hard.


Though there have been talks about Motorola doing away with their handset unit, I really hope they don't scrap their mobile line altogether because Motorola is one of my favorite handset manufacturers and the Motorola Razr2 V9 is a living proof that maybe the handset manufacturer can still come out, if not on top, at least second best again.

Other Motorola Phones:

Motorola MotoZine ZN5
Motorola i335 Review

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1 Comment

  1. r4 ds card |

    My favorite thing is the 2 mp camera that takes excellent quality photos. The external screen isn't used to it's full potential.


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