Pros Speed, screen size, processing power, memory, pre-loaded applications, ease of setup, ease of activation, low cost prepaid plans, front facing camera
Cons No integration to Google Voice (Unbelievable)
Voice Recognition either is not working correctly or is not aligned correctly with corresponding functionality
Navigation is not working with GPS and Wireless both turned ON.
Google Latitude locates me, but th
Summary My intention is to replace my TMobile MyTouch G2. I thought the Motorola Triumph and Virgin Mobile was the ticket. Virgin Mobile provides a decent array of pre-loaded apps. The phone is blazing fast. The first negative thing discovered was that the phone simply would not integrate to Google Voice. Secondly, Google's Music Beta requires Android 2.3. Phone falls short with v2.2.2. Who knows when Virgin Mobile will share an upgrade to the OS.
The deal-killer for me is the inoperability of GPS-like functionality and the voice recognition features.
I hope Virgin Mobile can get all these systems on the phone working correctly. When they do, I'll become a customer. Until then, the other phones at Virgin Mobile simply don't have the horsepower I want.
Pros Really looked functional with Virgin Mobile's good pricing...should have been a winner!
Cons Reception!!!!!!!!!!! Read the hundreds and thousands of complaints
Summary Not sure if everyone giving glowing reviews ever has seen one of these.
Do not get this phone unless Motorola fixes reception! I had the Truimph next to my old Sprint phone driving around the city. While I often went to full bars (95% of the time) with the Sprint phone (same coverage towers!), only once, driving around KC did I see the Triumph go to even three bars. Calls that I made sounded muffled (as the other callers told me).
At the busiest highway intersection in KC, where the other phone was at full bars, the Triumph was at two bars (90 dBm). Within a mile of the intersection I was at one bar (112dBm - horrible). Looking at Sprint's online coverage map it should be "best coverage".
I have never seen anything but "0" for the ASU (which is also bad).
There are a couple other quirks but reception is the deal killer...no need to go further.
I think Sprint had to get a good phone for Virgin Mobile and decided to cripple it so everyone wouldn't leave Sprint for this new phone and VM's lower prices.
It is a unacceptable! Going to return it.
Pros -It's fast!
-Screen is bright (and 4.1")
-speakers are loud (stereo external speakers, and ear speaker)
-good call quality
-nearly 1gb of internal storage (plus comes with 2gb sd card)
Cons -Battery life is ho-hum
-Touch Screen gets a little wonky sometimes
Summary So I went into my local Best Buy on 7/15. They didn't have the phone on display (as the release date is officially 7/19), but I asked them if they had received the phone, and sure enough they did and they were willing to sell it to me early! It cost $299 at the store, but there is a 10% off coupon floating around the Internet, so I was able to get it for a little less. I've been reading some people have had issues activating the phone early, but it worked for me. My previous phone was the optimus V. So far I'm really enjoying this phone. I've been playing with it A LOT, and I haven't been able to get a full day out of the battery. I think once I get into my normal routine the battery should last a day, but I'll be keeping a charger handy just in case.
Sometimes the touchscreen becomes slightly non-responsive. I'm not sure if it's because it's my new phone and I'm babying it, rather then just hitting the screen like I should. We'll see, it's definitely not a game changer though.
I am really curious about the hdmi out. I don't have a micro hdmi cable, so I can't comment on it yet. But it appears to be a cool feature (especially for a prepaid phone)
If you have Virgin Mobile or are looking to switch, get yourself this phone. You won't regret it.
Pros large crisp screen
It looks good
It'll keep one of your hands toasty warm this winter
Cons Poorly written instruction manual.
Motorola doesn't provide a program to sync with, like its other android phones do
You can't buy an extra battery yet
Motorola put a low capacity battery in the phone
2gb micro SD card is insufficient
Battery cover dosn't
Summary We bought this phone, based in part, on the positive reviews on CNet. I just wanted to set the record straight about it. If you buy this phone, it will be the last phone you will ever buy from Motorola...because after struggling to use this phone for its intended purpose, you will never want to buy another Motorola product. We thought the problems were us needing to update our headsets, needing to learn the phone, and that any OS software issues would quickly be corrected by Motorola. That is not the case. It's a beautiful looking device, but it is virtually useless for someone who uses bluetooth and needs a reliable phone.Everything I've listed are known issues with this phone. I found out after going to Motorola forums and reading the same problems over and over that we are having. Motorola isn't doing anything to correct the OS issues.
Updated on Oct 4, 2011
Bluetooth doesn't work If you plug it into household current, it stays connected. Otherwise, it disconnects.
The phone reboots and often shuts down for no reason. You don't know it until you go to use it.
The battery cover doesn't click into place and is always slipping off allowing the battery to fall out.
But then, the screen freezes pretty often so you have to remove the battery anyway. Guess it was designed for the battery to keep falling out to save you the trouble.
The 3G service is almost as slow as dialup. I had Sprint in the past, and it was fast. So why is the 3G on this phone so slow? Same location. Only thing different is the phone and Virgin Mobile.
The Navigator, Compass, and GPS do not work.
If you need a reliable phone, this one sure isn't it
Updated on Oct 4, 2011I intended to say:
Bluetooth doesn't work properly. The phone will only stay connected to your bluetooth device as long as the Triumph is plugged into household current. Within a couple of minutes of switching to battery, it disconnects. The symbol on the phone indicates it is still connected..but it isn't. So if you are a bluetooth user like I am, this phone is useless. When you take the call by holding the phone to your ear, half the time it disconnects the call from the "ear touch."
Pros Nice Screen, Quick app loading, LED flash, flash player, Dual Speakers
Cons GPS doesnt work, starts developing screen problems after a few days, bad 720p recording quality