Motorola RAZR2 V8 Review: New Edge To RAZR: Camera, Browser And Connectivity

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Mere 2 megapixel and video

The 2 megapixel capturing camera with no autofocus, nor flash, is more of an ornament than an vital feature in Motorola V8. The capturing camera icon itself is not in the main menu, but out-of-the-way in the Multimedia section. There you will find the video capturing camera icon, too. Another option to start the capturing camera is through the Options menu on the home screen. The side select key, correct under the volume rocker, serves as a shutter key when the flip is closed and the capturing camera is active.






The capturing camera interface is quite simple • some of the available options

When shooting, you can zoom in up to 8x, but digital zoom is not of much use. You won't acquire more than just smudged and blurry subjects. An Auto timer with 5 or 10 second delay is one of the programmable options of the camera. Another is Multi-Shot allowing 4, 6 and 8 shots in burst mode with a 1.5-second interval. The must-have capturing camera settings are here, including shutter tone (can be turned off), name, auto-save, as well as four image resolutions with three quality levels. A nice extra is the option to auto-sdiscontinue image via email, immediately after taking it. Sounds like it could inspire paparazzi-like behavior at posh get-togethers.

The capturing camera quality is really ok. Shooting landscapes or distant subjects produces slightly out-of-focus images which lack detail.




Overcast conditions

Typically, closer subjects see better and provide more detail. The same applies for pictures taken with sufficient light. The colors are spot on and some of our shots looked as fine as if a polarized filter was used.





Sunny conditions

Indoor photo tests show relatively fine results.




Our test posters

Video capturing camera mode actually uses the capturing camera interface. Apart from the option to switch off sound recording in a video clip, the video capturing camera setup offers resolution and quality options. Video is recorded at 30fps in QCIF resolution. The video length can be unlimited but another couple of clip length settings are available: MMS short or MMS long for the impatient to sdiscontinue the file immediately via MMS.

A sample video clip taken with the Motorola RAZR2 V8 is available here.

Browsing and connectivity

Besides General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) class 10 and EDGE class 12 for quick data transfers and content-streaming, the handset offers the usual connectivity capabilities such as microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) v2.0 and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP. There is no Infrared port.

The integrated HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Opera 8.5 browser offers fine performance. Pages can be viewed full classy screen with no menus showing. The browser supports HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 4.01, xHyperText Markup Language (HTML) 1.0, CSS and Java script, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.0 content. The supported security protocols are SSL/TLS.






Browsing with Opera 8.5: normal mode • loading a page • full classy screen mode • zooming in

The 2 megapixel capturing camera with no autofocus, nor flash, is more of an ornament than an vital feature in Motorola V8. The capturing camera icon itself is not in the main menu, but out-of-the-way in the Multimedia section. There you will find the video capturing camera icon, too.

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