Ample amount of RAM provide quick performance
The Motorola PHOTON 4G is a bit of a return to form on Sprint for the brand with the "bat wing" logo. It is a solid phone with very little to complain about. While I would love to see a better camera and longer battery life, neither were so bad as to put the PHOTON 4G into the reject pile. Despite the sluggish tendencies of Motorola's interface, the dual-core processor and ample amount of RAM provide quick performance for almost all tasks you can throw at it.
Large, crisp and vibrant qHD display
The Motorola Photon 4G makes a very strong case for being the best phone in Sprint's lineup. It certainly has the horsepower with the Tegra 2 dual core processer, 16GB of memory and brilliant qHD display. The 8-megapixel camera with 720p recording performed well enough to double as a point and shoot for most people. The battery life and call quality was well above average, and overall the build quality and design is very well done.
Google Android smartphone
Despite its fairly pedestrian hardware design, the Photon 4G should appeal to anyone looking for an Android smartphone that stands a good chance of being allowed access to the corporate network - but you do need to be something of a propeller head to get it working consistently in the UK. The 4G WiMax capability isn't worth spending money on, given its virtual non-deployment in the UK and the basic questions about WiMax's future, but the device itself is perfectly good.
Powerful and versatile smartphone
The Motorola Photon 4G is one powerful and versatile smartphone, boasting a first-rate industrial design, brilliant display, excellent gaming performance, and a sharp (albeit sluggish) camera. The HDMI mirroring works smoothly, and those looking for desktop-like functionality can spring for the HD Station dock. Mobile professionals will appreciate the global roaming capability--though not the cost of roaming--as well as the Exchange support and security features.
Sharp and large qHD display
The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprint's latest top tier Android smartphone. It runs Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a dual core Tegra 2 1GHz CPU. The Photon is both a world phone with GSM for roaming overseas and a WiMAX 4G phone. Reception is above average on Sprint's network for both 3G and 4G, though WiMAX coverage is still spotty and Sprint's 3G EV-DO Rev. A network is slower than the other three big US carriers.
Impressive battery life and solid performance
With its stunning display, impressive battery life and solid performance, the Photon 4G comes very close to dethroning Samsung's mighty Galaxy S II as king of the Android hill. This is simultaneously Motorola's and Sprint's best handset ever -- it takes everything we praised about the Droid X2, adds WiMAX support, a global GSM / HSPA radio and WebTop capability, then wraps it up in a much sleeker package.
Great battery life
The Motorola Triumph is the device to get if you are searching for a contract free phone. The Motorola Triumph is fast, has great battery life, and its screen is sharper than any of the qHD displays we have seen on Motorola's subsidized phones on larger carriers. I would recommend the Triumph to anyone looking for a new phone. It may not take the best pictures, but overall the phone is excellent.
Pure Android 2.2 user interface
The term "prepaid phone" conjures up visions of a poorly constructed device with even worse performance. Thankfully, the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile defies the stereotype. For $299, you'll walk away with a mid-level Android phone that mostly satisfies, from its light weight and big screen to its 1-GHz processor. The best part is that you'll save hundreds versus competing carriers over two years. What keeps this handset from garnering a higher rating is its weak battery life.
A real life review after 2 moths of use.
In conclusion it is a good phone, not an iPhone or the high level HTC, but definitely a nice phone. I save $55 a month, that's a lot. Make sure Virgin has good coverage in your area. I bought a cheap virgin phone and I used it for a couple of weeks, taking it with me everywhere everywhere and trying to make some test phone calls. When I was sure that the coverage was ok, I ported my number.
Great upgrade from Rumour Touch to Android
Overall I'm happy with my purchase and VM is tops in my book, I kept my $25/mo plan, that alone has my friends with iphones finally jealous with envy, as much as I was at their hardware. (though I discover the game apps are still far below theirs-the drag racing game is so dumb, why am I so addicted to it?) As for apps they are great, my non android friends are most impressed with Google Sky Map- hold your Triumph up to the night sky and sight up any star or planet, and there you go.
Not User Friendly At All
If Motorola wants to be high end, they could at least put out a product and manuel that is up to that standard. So far, I've spent $300 for a phone that isn't as good as using my old landline. Motorola should be ashamed of the Triumph...the only thing triumphant about it is it looks good. Doesn't work worth a flip, but it looks good, if you can keep the back on it.
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