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Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone

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Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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Z3. Easy to use

The Motorola's Z3 is a clean, easy to use phone with all the options you need. A fair sized screen and good sound. You can use it as an organizer, alarm clock,...Read complete review

The Motorola's Z3 is a clean, easy to use phone with all the options you need. A fair sized screen and good sound. You can use it as an organizer, alarm clock, and memo keeper. It also has a "sim" card that lets you save phone numbers and pictures. You have full web access and a readable screen. It is bluetooth capible. It has a voice recorder for memos, and can be set to remind you of these. You can also record your conversations.It has instant messaging. It has access to Java powered games. You can take pictures and vidios. These can be sent via IM or text. The camera has 8 X zoom and is very clear. you can take vidios for 2 mins. You can send videos via text message. These can be 10 seconds in length. The phone has a calender that lets you set a date for any time in the future. You can set a reminder for all of your birthdays and set it to remind you for ever. The phone is very easy to set. And any of these applications are easy to find and use. It has many ring styles.You can also make voice notes and use them as a ring style.  It is also tough enough to take abuse at work. I have dropped it a few times from 4 feet and have never had a problem. It is light weight and trim. It is easy to open and close.Over all this is one of the easiest phones I have used.

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Motorola Z6 TV - Makes you regret getting a slider phone

The Motorola Motorizr Z6 TV is an okay phone but not one that I would recommend to others. It's nice to have a slider phone but after over a year of use, I think...Read complete review

The Motorola Motorizr Z6 TV is an okay phone but not one that I would recommend to others. It's nice to have a slider phone but after over a year of use, I think it was not a good buy for me. The phone is rather bulky and on the heavier side compared to some other phones these days. I got this phone partially because the Z6 TV was lighter than my old cell phone (a Motorola flip phone).

A few things I've noticed through the year or so of use. The camera function is decent but there's no flash/light that allows you to take pictures in darker areas (e.g., pub) or during the evening. The camera is also located at a place where your index finger tends to go, so if you're not careful, the picture you take will have part of a finger.

The Z6TV is also very weak with moisture. Obviously electronics can't be subjected to water or moisture, but I've found that compared to other phones I've had in the past, this one is particularly weak. That's not a good thing if you tend to sweat in summer heat. Soon after I got this (during the summer), I was talking briefly outside in the heat and apparently a little sweat got into the phone - the buttons stopped working for an hour or so. This has happened on several occasions - it seems to affect the red off button switch in particular. It either stops working all together or so if you press it, it turns the phone off completely. Something like this has never happened to any of my previous phones (2 Motorolas and 2 Nokias). After a year or so of use, the battery life starts to dwindle as well and cycling the battery doesn't seem to do much.

The phone doesn't have too many good features (I have Verizon) but it can get the basics done. At this point in time, you would be better off with some other phone unless you're the type of user that only uses cell phones for emergencies.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great phone

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from Independence, OR

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

I really like my Motorola Rizr and have not had any problems with it. It's slim and stylish but also great quality. The camera is great and I love the light that is for it. Coming from some one who is pretty tough on phones, it is certainly durable.

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4.0

Beaytiful choice of a phone just be careful of the navigater

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from Wilkes Barre, PA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

This is a very stylish phone if you're into style. It's small and easily fits into your pocket or a small purse. I love the mp3 on it and all it's extra features. Just be careful not to drop it while its open. The slide up part is very sturdy but has become loose now. The navigator (the middle peice with the arrows to allow you to select options) keeps coming off. Although you can still you it that way but I like my stuff in top shape when I'm paying money for it. I had this phone for 3 months now but over all a good phone.

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2.0

Motorola Z6 TV - Makes you regret getting a slider phone

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from Blacksburg, VA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

The Motorola Motorizr Z6 TV is an okay phone but not one that I would recommend to others. It's nice to have a slider phone but after over a year of use, I think it was not a good buy for me. The phone is rather bulky and on the heavier side compared to some other phones these days. I got this phone partially because the Z6 TV was lighter than my old cell phone (a Motorola flip phone).

A few things I've noticed through the year or so of use. The camera function is decent but there's no flash/light that allows you to take pictures in darker areas (e.g., pub) or during the evening. The camera is also located at a place where your index finger tends to go, so if you're not careful, the picture you take will have part of a finger.

The Z6TV is also very weak with moisture. Obviously electronics can't be subjected to water or moisture, but I've found that compared to other phones I've had in the past, this one is particularly weak. That's not a good thing if you tend to sweat in summer heat. Soon after I got this (during the summer), I was talking briefly outside in the heat and apparently a little sweat got into the phone - the buttons stopped working for an hour or so. This has happened on several occasions - it seems to affect the red off button switch in particular. It either stops working all together or so if you press it, it turns the phone off completely. Something like this has never happened to any of my previous phones (2 Motorolas and 2 Nokias). After a year or so of use, the battery life starts to dwindle as well and cycling the battery doesn't seem to do much.

The phone doesn't have too many good features (I have Verizon) but it can get the basics done. At this point in time, you would be better off with some other phone unless you're the type of user that only uses cell phones for emergencies.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Eh, could've been better

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from Sterling, VA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

This was the first phone I've ever owned. I picked it because it looked great and slider phones were in at this time. Overall this was a pretty solid phone. The call quality was pretty good, it had decent reception and the user interface was quite simple, but also customizable. However, this phone lasted me not only 2 years. First the sliding mechanism broke, which wasn't that big of a deal. Then pieces of the phone started to fall off. Then the battery started to last shorter and shorter, until finally it would turn on at all. I've never had any significant drops or damages to this phone. Sure it endured some wear and tear, but it wasn't anything hardcore. I would have like the stability and the build of this phone to be a lot more intact and stronger. Now a days I would recommend this phone, because it's passed its date and there are many new phones that are a lot better with more features. 

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2.0

Motorola Rizr Z3 -Battery problems-it cannot hold a charge.

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from Palmyra, VA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

I've had this phone for just 2 years and it was fine up until about 6 months ago, when the battery stopped working properly.  It cannot hold a charge for longer than 20 to 24 hours, so I cannot leave the phone on.  I have read on the internet of other people having the same problem - some have tried replacing the battery with no luck.  I still have not tried this.

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4.0

Z3. Easy to use

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from Omaha, NE

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

The Motorola's Z3 is a clean, easy to use phone with all the options you need. A fair sized screen and good sound. You can use it as an organizer, alarm clock, and memo keeper. It also has a "sim" card that lets you save phone numbers and pictures. You have full web access and a readable screen. It is bluetooth capible. It has a voice recorder for memos, and can be set to remind you of these. You can also record your conversations.It has instant messaging. It has access to Java powered games. You can take pictures and vidios. These can be sent via IM or text. The camera has 8 X zoom and is very clear. you can take vidios for 2 mins. You can send videos via text message. These can be 10 seconds in length. The phone has a calender that lets you set a date for any time in the future. You can set a reminder for all of your birthdays and set it to remind you for ever. The phone is very easy to set. And any of these applications are easy to find and use. It has many ring styles.You can also make voice notes and use them as a ring style.  It is also tough enough to take abuse at work. I have dropped it a few times from 4 feet and have never had a problem. It is light weight and trim. It is easy to open and close.Over all this is one of the easiest phones I have used.

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3.0

Motorola RIZR Z3 is flash but not much else.

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from Stone Mountain, GA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

i was first offered this stylish, flashy little phone about 2 years ago when i renewed my contract with t-mobile.  i was going to get a razr, also by motorola, but was talked into getting the newer and even cooler rizr z3.  this is a sturdy little phone that has a slide up face plate--hence rise-er--to reveal the numbers underneath.  this phone now retails for about 189.00 and you can get it for free with a contractual service obligation.  it takes photos, however, if it is dark you will need to use the light to illuminate the immediate area.  the light is like a flash that stays on.  it is conspicuous and annoying.  the photos are never that clear.  however, the video camera takes some pretty neat video with clear sound that can't be heard until downloaded to your computer.  the cables needed to download as well as a memory card adapter comes with it.  i have never put mp3 music on my phone because i don't believe that is the best way to listen to music.  i do occasionally download ringtones from the t-mobile site and they work great.  my biggest complaint is that this is a phone and as such, the phone quality and clarity is pretty bad.  it sounds as if the person on the other end is speaking from inside a bucket.  i often ask people to repeat things over and over again.  i can't wait to get a new phone.  one that actually gives good phone calls.

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1.0

Need to build this phone better!

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from Joplin, MO

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

left top button died! 

little slide bar that helps you slide open your phone broke off!

 center circle fell off!

my battery has never had enough stamina to keep up with me!  (Holds charge for less than 24 hours!)

 

Phone just doesn't hold up=(

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3.0

the motorola motorizr z3 was ok but i have had better.

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from Fallbrook, CA

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

the motorola rizer was an average phone in my opinion, I did not get reception or would not get phone calls. this was my second motorola phone because I thought I would give motorola a chance again, but I realized that theyre all the same. the only thing I did like was that it slid up and also that you could dial phone numbers without any problem.   I also noticed that the battery life was not very long. You have to keep charging your phone.

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5.0

VERY excellent phone! Would recommend and have!

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from Faribault, MN

Comments about Motorola - MOTORIZR Z3 Cell Phone:

The MOTORIZR Z3 is a very good phone for anyone looking to have a non "smart" phone. The things you can do with this phone are WONDERFUL! It was the first phone I owned that DIDN'T requre me to use my cell phone provider's website to retrieve my photos from my phone as I was able to hook it up to my computer and pull them straight off my phone! And with a 2.0 megapixel camera, the pics I got were really good quality even printed in an 8X10 size! 

You can also put pictures on your phone from your computer to use as wallpaper or screensavers or even icons for your friends in your phone list!

I could also charge my phone with the USB connection on my computer, which of course makes it super easy to charge your phone at the office without having to have a car charger or wall charger with you. 

It has an MP3 player, so of course you can put your music on your phone and listen to it OR use your own songs for ringtones! Can you say: "NEVER PAY FOR RINGTONES AGAIN!!!" 

Overall, this was the best non smart phone I have ever owned. If I had to give up my current phone and go back to my MOTORIZR Z3, I would be sad at loosing my "smart" phone, but I would not be sad about using this phone again!

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