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LG VX-8700 vs. Motorola RAZR2 V9m (Verizon Wireless)


Jan 18, 2008, 6:37 PM
I've narrowed my choices to these 2 models and have the following comments and questions:

1. The V9m is a LARGE phone. Have any users found it to be too bulky?

2. The font on the v9m seems small and is unadjustable (vs. 3 adjustable fonts on the VX-8700). Have any V9m users found the text to be too small (especially those that may need reading glasses)?

3. Reviews for call clarity and signal strength have been favorable for both models. Has anyone on here done a side by side comparison of one vs. the other? I've read reviews that both sound more like landlines than mobile phones.

4. The VX-9700 SAR rating is 60% higher than that of the V9m (1.13 vs. 0.71). All things being equal, why take the chance, right?

5. Some reviewers ...

Jan 22, 2008, 2:24 PM
I have the 8700, my friend has the V9m.

1. I do like the size of the 8700 better, it fits better in my pants pocket. The 8700 is thin enough, I like that it is narrower.
2. The font size on the V9m is not that bad, I don't think. But it is adjustable on the 8700 if that is important to you.
3. Call clarity, signal strength are good on both, I have found slightly better on 8700, not enough to be a determining factor.
4. SAR - they both passed, I really don't care about this, there are bigger problems out there.
5. Vibrate is not particularly strong on either, a little stronger on the 8700, though I still miss a call from time to time.
6. Battery life is sufficient on the 8700, a little less on the V9m. I did train my battery correc...

Jan 27, 2008, 8:13 AM
I agree with most of what mthoren68 said but for one point:

Call clarity in the earpiece of the 8700. I found that they start out good and after a while, the call quality degrades since this phone uses only 1 speaker for speakerphone, ring tones and hearing the caller talk when held up to your ear. I found that on my 4 different 8700's the speaker "cracked" on all of them and made the sound almost painful. The only way to avoid this was to turn the volume down. Not good for a business traveler like me. In the airport, waiting for a cab, etc. it gets impossible to hear.

I LOVED the look and functionality of the phone but had to finally bite the bullet and cashed in on the lemon law ans get a different phone. I chose the KRZR and c...

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