"Ridiculously great price for an excellent phone"5.0 starson by ceomrman
Pros: Qualcomm MSM8x55 system-on-a-chip plus Adreno 205 graphics = this is a very speedy phone. Same CPU/Graphics as the HTC MyTouch 4G. VERY fast compared to anything near its price, classy simple style, high res 4.1" gorilla glass screen, FM tuner, HDMI outpu
Cons: The camera module and touch response are major cost-savers - they're really not as good as those in some higher end phones. The photos are "eh" and "HD" video is not very HD. For the price, I'm not complaining, but its true that these parts are not as goo
Summary: You could buy a slower, less functional refurbished iPhone 3gs for $9 from AT&T. Then you will pay $60/month for 900 minutes, $25 for 2gb data, and $20 for texting. That's $9 + $105*24 = $2,529, or $105 per month. Plus a contract you can't escape in a year when a great deal from a competitor comes out.
The Motorola Triumph costs $299, plus $40 per month for 1200 minutes and unlimited data and text. That comes to $1,259, or $50 per month for a better phone and no contract. If you don't like it, just sell it on eBay for almost all your money back, or just give it away. The cancelation price from ATT is about the same as the cost of the Triumph, anyway! Then you are free to buy an iPhone 5 when you get a raise.
Now, iOS is better than Android (shut up, hackers, I'm talking to normal people). But is iOS worth $55 per month? HECK NO, it ain't. Over a single contract, the iPhone 3gs buyer will pay almost $1,300 more. For what? For a good but used phone with no expansion, no HDMI output, a smaller, non-Gorilla glass screen, no FM tuner, no this, no that, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
So here's the question: is iOS on an older, less feature-packed phone worth paying $1,270 for?
Now go buy a Triumph!