Motorola Triumph Smartphone Review


Recently I had the opportunity to play with the new Motorola Triumph smartphone. The wireless device is an Android cell phone for Virgin Mobile. The Motorola Triumph features a 1GHz processor, 4.1-inch touchscreen, front-facing 5 MP camera, 720p HD camcorder, HDMI output, 2 GB microSD card and Android 2.2. The mobile device has a list price of $300, but you can get it for less if you shop around. Bottom line: I think the Motorola Triumph is a decent smartphone for a prepaid plan, but it’s not something I would want to pay $300 for if I also had to sign a two-year service contract.

Motorola Triumph smartphone for Virgin Mobile

Motorola Triumph Positives

  • Decent screen size (4.1″)
  • Clear display
  • Easy to hear and talk
  • Doesn’t require a contract like most smartphones
  • Only $35 a month for 300 minutes and unlimited web, data, messaging, and email
  • The rubber texture around the mobile phone is almost like having a built-in case
  • Flash is pre-installed
  • You can download an app to under-clock the cpu (uses less battery power)

Motorola Triumph Negatives

  • At my house, web browsing was very, very slow via Virgin Mobile’s 3G network
  • Default sleep setting is annoying (I think it’s set for one minute) — mobile phone kept powering down when I was trying to do something
  • Accelerometer is a bit flaky — sometimes it incorrectly shifts to the wrong orientation (landscape instead of portrait, and vice versa)
  • Headset not included

Motorola Triumph Specs

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 2 GB microSD pre-installed (supports up to 32 GB)
  • CDMA 1900 MHz, EVDO Rev. a
  • 5 MP camera, VGA, front-facing, 4x digital zoom, LED flash, auto focus
  • HD 720p quality (1280x720p resolution) up to 24 fps capture, up to 30 fps playback
  • 1400 mAh Li Ion battery
  • Up to 8.3 hours continuous talk time
  • Up to 300 hours standby time
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (support profiles, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP,HFP, PBAP, HSP, SDAP/SDP, OPP, SPP, AVDTP, OBEX)
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Micro USB
  • HDMI Micro Connector
  • Virtual keyboard
  • Supports voice commands
  • 262k TFT touch screen
  • 4.1″ WVGA (480 x 800) display
  • Weight: 3.4 oz
  • Size: 4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.39″

8 thoughts on “Motorola Triumph Smartphone Review

  1. I presently use the Optimus V on Virgin Mobile and I was debating about switching to the Triumph, but it sounds like its pretty much the same phone with a bigger screen. While I admit that what I wanted was the bigger screen, its certainly not worth $300 or even really $100 just for that if they’re still having the same issues as they always have. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty happy with VM relative to the price I pay as compared to the price/service ratio at other carriers, I just wish there was a better selection of phones – though I can understand why there isn’t… with the exception that it operates on the Sprint network, so I don’t see any reason that ANY Sprint phone shouldn’t be able to work thru VM too. God damn anti-competitive practices are alive and well in the cell phone industry.

    1. And what’s the deal with all those new phones coming out every month? It’s like the TV commercial, a new model will come out right after you buy something.

  2. I can’t believe how expensive phones are today! I love using Hubby’s smart phone while we are away but other then that I will stick to me $50 flip phone lol

  3. Hello there! Great blog! I think that this smartphone may have the great features that Motorola offers but just a bit pricey compared to other leading smartphones in the market. Although it is a descent phone, I wish they could be able to look at the market they want this to click! Nonetheless, congratulations fro your purchase! More power to your blog!

  4. I just bought the triumph, the thing that has me upset with it is the lack of a hardcore protective case. Ive been looking for one everywhere, the only cases ive found are gel or cheap plastic. If anyone knows of such a case feedback would be awesome. Thanks

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