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Samsung A930 or LG8300 or Razr V3M

zippaul

Jul 4, 2006, 1:43 PM
I currently own the LG8300 but have until the 9th of July to either keep it or exchange it. Here is my problem. I really like the LG but it seems to handle bluetooth poorly. The receiving party complains of echoes. I have swapped it out once already and the same issue persists. I have also tried turning the volume down as suggested but the issue is still there. I have tried 6 different headsets. The next issue is with the voice command/voice dialing feature. It is not real accurate and is awkward. The LG 8100 did a much better job. Does anyone have experience with both the Samsung A930 and the Motorola Razr V3M? How is the bluetooth and voice dialing? I see that the A930 has a dedicated button for voice dial, can it be activated using a head...
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NEgadgetguy

Jul 4, 2006, 3:58 PM
I have actually used all three phones. I had the 8300 first which was a very good phone, but I agree with you with the voice dialing being not too accurate and less than perfect bluetooth so i returned it. Unlike the 8300 where you can do nothing with the flip closed the V3M and A930 are different. These two phones both have excellent voice dialing software. It is accurate in most enviornments almost 100 percent of the time. With the V3m you can make and answer calls using the voice dial button on the side but you have to open the phone and turn on the speakerphone first. With the A930 can only answer calls with the flip closed by pressing the speakerphone button and it also hangs up the call when you're done. You do not need to open the pho...
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zippaul

Jul 4, 2006, 5:07 PM
Thank you very much NEgadgetguy. A couple more questions though if you don't mind. With bluetooth do I have to open the A930 or just press the button on the headset to activate the voice dialing features? I have seen the dedicated voice dialing button on the A930 but it is located where the keypad is so I was curious how that would work with it closed and using a bluetooth headset. The Razr V3M's voice activated button is located on the right side of the phone and I know it can be activated with bluetooth without opening the physical handset. Is it the same with the A930? Do the two phones sound the same clarity wise? Lastly which bluetooth headset are you using to get rid of that annoying receiving (their end) echo? Thank you again for the...
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NEgadgetguy

Jul 4, 2006, 6:15 PM
Well, with the a930, all you have to do is open the phone to turn bluetooth on(unless of course you have your phone set so that it is always on), then you can close it. after that all you have to do is press the voice dial button on your headset without even touching the phone. if your headset does not have a button to initiate voice dialing then you will have to keep the phone open and press the voice dial key, and obviously with the Motorola you would not need to open the phone at all and just press the button on the side. it would have been nice if samnsung put the voice dial key on the right side of the phone instead of inside but not a big deal. The Samsung is just a little better in the clarity department but it is louder than the Mot...
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zippaul

Jul 4, 2006, 6:37 PM
Once again thank you. I prefer the look of the Samsung and from most reviews people seem to either love the Razr or hate it. Makes me wonder which opinion I would have. Scary.
I too wish Samsung had put the voice dial somewhere other than on the inside but if I can simply set the phone to where bluetooth is on all the time then it's no big deal. If I do have it on all the time will it eat the battery? I'm guessing that it wouldn't unless it was actually (paired) in use correct? I also read that you need to becareful about where you hold the A930 as to not disturb the battery or reception. Is this accurate? Have a great fourth and thanks again!
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NEgadgetguy

Jul 4, 2006, 7:00 PM
well, leaving the bluetooth feature on will cause the battery to drain slightly faster than it would have if it were off, but nothing drastic. there is a sticker on the phone that tells you not to touch the very top of the rear of the phone due to the antenna being placed there. it is easy enough to avoid and i have accidentally had a finger placed over it more than a few times and it hasn't made any difference which is good. have a great holiday also and let me know which phone you decide to go with. take care
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zippaul

Jul 6, 2006, 8:32 PM
I turned the LG 8300 in this morning and got the silver Razr V3m. I think I made a huge mistake. It feels very cheap. The outside screen is useless, the keypad not so great and the menu is alot slower than the Lg 8300 and seems to be missing a few things. The voice dial is great, the speaker a little tinny. I intend to return it tomorrow and get the Samsung if they will let me. I think these folks are going to hate me. I should have listened to you about the Samsung. I only decided on the Razr because you can activate the voice dial with the button on the side. I didn't really play with it in the store.
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silverado

Jul 9, 2006, 11:40 AM
Try posting the same question in the LG8300 forum. You will likely find that people will lean towards that phone.

I am not saying that LG is better, my point is simply that the people who frequent the forums of a specific phone are usually fans of that phone thus keep that in mind when reading opinions.
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hwg00

Aug 2, 2006, 5:20 PM
How much weight, heft does the extended battery for the a930 add? Does it visibly protrude much from the back?
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