Motorola Triumph – High-End Android Smartphone in Android Market

Cell Phones — on July 30, 2011 at 12:30 am | Comment Now

In the recent past year, if we have to take a name of a mobile carrier that actually has impressed us, it will be Virgin Mobile, and if you don’t agree with us, look at some of the recent prepaid Smartphone launches from the company like the Android devices such as the LG Optimus V and the Samsung Intercept. But while we appreciate both the Smartphones, we think that they were unequivocally entry-level having slow processors and didn’t even had as many features as some of the high-end Smartphones that we’ve seen in the market. This is the reason why people who wanted Smartphones having modern features went out of luck.

But that seems to change now, with the all new Motorola Triumph, which enters the market with a promise to be the fresh flagship handset for the carrier. The good news here is that, as for now the Motorola Triumph is the most advanced handset in the Virgin lineup and the handset comes with a 4 in WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2.2, a 5 MP camera, which has the capacity to record HD video, HDMI out, a front-facing camera and some other noticeable features. Not only the Triumph is first Motorola handset of Virgin Mobile, but also it is the first handset to have Virgin Mobile Live preloaded, which is a social-networking music application of the carrier.

Design:

The very first description that we got of the Motorola Triumph was that the handset looks pretty much like a miniature Droid X. And certainly the Motorola Triumph had an alike rectangular design having sharp squared off corners swathed in a softy shell. Measuring 4.8 in x 2.6 in x 0.39 in (H x W x D), the Motorola Triumph is not as tall as the Droid X, and the handset also doesn’t have the trademark bump of Droid X on its back either. Although, the handset still is a rather strong slab to carry around, considering the fact that it weights something around 5.04 ounces.

One another design element which reminded us of the Motorola X was the huge 4.1 inch WVGA display of the Triumph. We’re rather pleased with the crispy native resolution of 584 x 480 pixel of handset and the vivacious graphics of the screen, in addition to that the screen size here in the handset is an absolute treat when it comes to watching videos and surfing the Web. The screen probably is not as sharp as the Super AMOLED display or qHD, but we did found it perfectly usable. The touchscreen functionality of the screen was rather smooth and responsive, and apps appeared to life as soon as they were tapped on the screen. The handset also offers pinch-to-zoom hold up in addition to an accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Placed underneath the display are four touch-sensor Android keys for home, menu, search and back functions. The right edge of the handset houses the volume rocker, while the left spine houses a screen lock key. The side keys were a tad too skinny and a little too low to surface for comfort. The keys felt a tad squishy when pressed.

The handset has a 3.5 mm headset jack sitting on top of the handset, while the Micro-HDMI out and Micro-USB ports are given at the bottom of the handset. The Triumph comes with two cameras, first being a front facing camera positioned on top of the display, and the second camera placed on the rear end just above the battery cover next to a LED flash.

The Motorola Triumph has an AC adapter, a preinstalled 2GB microSD card, and a USB cable and denotation material.

Features:

The Motorola Triumph gets the normal Android 2.2 Froyo features such as voice dialing over Bluetooth and Adobe Flash Player 10.1, but in addition to these features the handset also gets plenty of other Smartphone features that are expected from the Android handsets. These features includes the likes of speakerphone; voice commands; speed dial; multimedia and text messaging; conference calling; a robust e-mail app which supports IMAP4, Exchange accounts and POP3; GPS; Wi-Fi and the normal PIM gears such as phonebook, a calendar, calculator and clock. The Triumph doesn’t have Wi-Fi hot-spot hold up, because of the fact that Virgin Mobile doesn’t support that feature.

Considering the huge screen of the device, we are pretty happy to note that the Motorola Triumph holds up HD video playback @720p and it comes with an HDMI-out port so that you can easily watch your videos on a huge-screen television in case you want. The Triumph also comes with the default Android music player fitted, and offers support for a wide assortment of formats such as AAC+, AAC, MP3 and WMA. The Triumph also comes with a 2GB microSD card, but offers support for as much as 32GB cards.

Performance:

In our performance testing the Motorola Triumph delivered respectable call quality, but there were eventual flaws. For instance, we had to increase the call volume to maximum in order to be able to hear our callers, though upon doing the volume to maximum we didn’t had any problems in hearing the volume, but still with a tad muddy voice quality.

The callers reported that we sounded good at their end, but there was a bit of fuzziness in voice quality. But still we somehow managed to carry our conversation without any problems and without any difficulties and at the same time there was very little to almost no background intrusion. Speakerphone volume was decent, without any serious echo effect.

The Motorola Triumph has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which along with the Android interface of the handset delivered pretty fast navigation experience. We were able to load Apps quickly and the multitasking felt pretty snappy. We can say that the Motorola Triumph is as fast as any other dual core phone we’ve tested.

Battery:

Motorola Triumph comes with 8.3 hours of talk time as its rated battery life for talking, while the same for standby is of 12.5 days.

Verdict:

The Motorola Triumph is one of the very first high-end Android Smartphone entries in the prepaid handset market.


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