The new Razr V3M's most redeeming quality is that it is good looking and lightweight. The call quality/clarity is very good on both ends of the call. Reception is good but one should disregard comparisons using the "how many bars you have" method as different manufacturers (LG, Samsung etc.) have different ways to measure sensitivity. One may show 3 bars another 1 but the calls sound the same and there is no noticeable difference between them. The real test is whether you are able to make and retain a call. The Razr's interior screen is pretty nice and the exterior screen is dull (not very good) by comparison. The speaker is good and loud but can distort at higher volumes. This is not unique to Motorola. The battery life is not that good but... (continues)
It all comes down to what you see yourself liking in a phone. I have both phones so I think I can help. I use the extended battery on my razor v3m and it will last for days(have yet to kill it), and no, it doesn't make it all that bigger. In fact, I love the feel..sturdy feel to it while making long calls. It's a must if you use bluetooth. The menu on the razor v3m is not slow by any means. Yes, the razor was really slow when it first came out. Bluetooth works great with H500 headset, the player sounds great, camera is decent under good conditions, video really sucks, speakerphone is good enough. Razor looks great! The finish is unreal! Very difficult to scratch and the clear glass outside the flip is top notch(very difficult to scrat... (continues)
and if the music aspect of the phone is important, the 8300 has the controls on the outside of the phone. I didn't like the v3c, but I'm starting to warm to the v3m. Seems as though they might be getting the software issues fixed in the razr's as I am not seeing nearly the volume of customers coming in with issues (freezing, sluggishness, incomplete wake-ups, etc.) I like the look and feel of the rzr, always have. Its becoming a solid phone. I still give the edge to the 8300 as of right now. And if they give the 8300 the ability to read text messages on the outside display...then it's a homerun IMO.