Motorola Triumph Hands on Review

A powerful Android Smartphone on a no contract carrier? Many speculated that it would never happen, but the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile proved them wrong. FYI – Check out my Motorola Triumph video review by clicking HERE or click HERE to see a test of the video and photo functionality.

One of the first things to notice about the Motorola Triumph is that it looks very similar to the Motorola Droid X. The Triumph measures 4.80″ x 2.60″ x 0.39″ with a 4.1″ WVGA screen and features an HDMI output and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has four soft buttons across the bottom of the front face, a hard power button on the left side and a volume rocker on the right side. The Triumph also sports a 5MP camera with flash and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. It has a 1Ghz processor which is more than adequate for Android 2.2.

Enough about the tech specs, which can be found HERE on Motorola’s website. You want to know how it performs. I’m here to say that the Triumph is a very capable smartphone, especially considering it is offered without a contract on Virgin Mobile.

After a day of use, I’ve found that the Motorola Triumph hasn’t had any problems with anything I’ve thrown at it. With consistent Quadrant scores of over 1450, the Triumph outperforms the Motorola X Droid and the Nexus One, as well as the HTC EVO and Samsung Galaxy S.

Another benchmark that even non power users will understand, is Angry Birds. Angry Birds plays perfectly on the Triumph with no visible lag or graphical glitches, even on the ad-supported verison.

The screen looks great from just about any angle and is bright enough to see in the sunlight on its brightest settings. The touchscreen supports multitouch and is very responsive. With a 4.1″ screen, the Triumph should work well, even if you have large hands.

The volume gets more than adequately loud, making it an excellent device to listen to music from your desk. It is also ideal for using speakerphone, with a microphone that is also plenty sensitive for this functionality.

The GPS functionality works great, but I have been disabling GPS unless I actively need it to save battery life. When waking the GPS functionality it can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes to connect to GPS satellites, but that is to be expected on any phone.

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The Triumph also supports both 3G and Wifi. The 3G speeds seemed excellent in initial tests, allowing me to use Google Maps, surf the web and download apps at excellent speeds. Wifi speeds were even better, allowing me to integrate the Triumph into my home network.

The HDMI output is a cool feature. While I haven’t found many uses for it yet, it is no doubt an excellent feature. The phone automatically mirrors its display to your HDTV as soon as the HDMI cable is connected, so there’s no need to navigate menus to enable the output. Pictures and games look great on the TV screen, as well as photos and videos.

As for downsides, I would like for the screen to be able to be awakened using the soft keys on front instead of the power button on the side, but this is par for the course. I also need to mess with the video and photo settings more, as some of the videos have come out a bit blurry when there is a lot of action going on. If I find any other issues with the phone, I will be publishing a follow-up review, so check back often.

PRO-TIPS:

Instead of purchasing a screen protector, which can be as much as $14.99, keep the plastic covering that is on the Motorola Triumph out of the box on. It has a tab on the lower left corner for easy removal, which can be cut off, resulting in a screen protector that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of installing.

If you are looking for an micro-HDMI cable for the Triumph, THIS 6′ cable can be purchased for $3.85 shipped. While it says it is for the HTC EVO 4G, it will work on any device requiring a micro-HDMI cable, and works perfect on the Triumph.

Need a Break from the PC? Here Are 8 Mobile Games to Play

Looking to take a break from the PC for a little while, but you just can’t give up the games? Fortunately, mobile gaming has you covered. Especially the Apple app store. iPod Touch and iPhone owners have a wide variety of games to choose from that fits any gaming style. These are my top mobile games of the moment.
We Rule Quests

It’s resource management with a bit of a twist (and no Facebook spam). You build your kingdom, plant your crops and order from your friends kingdoms. Each order you make gives you back money and experience once it’s delivered. Every so often, you take a “quest” where you order from certain buildings and once all the items are delivered, you receive a free building or decoration for your kingdom – like a King or a Queen.

Developer NGMoco is constantly updating the game. At least once a week new buildings and new content is added. The game is completely free, but in app purchases of “mojo” are available to give players a building boost.

Civilization Revolution

Civilization Revolution has every feature that we’re used to and somehow fits on the iPhone. Choose your leader from a variety of historical greats and get to work. You can build up your civilization and choose how you’ll come out on top. Either you dominate the enemy through warfare, stay on the moral highground and be the cultured great one or you can gloat with your money that moves the world economy.

At $6.99, the price tag is a little high but the game does go on sale from time to time in the app store. However, the game doesn’t require wifi to play which makes it a good option for iPod Touch users that aren’t near a hotspot.

N.O.V.A

N.O.V.A is a first person shooter for the iPhone. This game is also available for Android as well. The look of N.O.V.A is similar to “Halo”, and the gameplay is nicely tailored to a touch screen. You begin with a tutorial that you should not skip. Getting used to a game like this on the iPhone is not easy. Once the controls are figured out, you can go what you have been waiting for – go blow everything up!

The game does come with a $4.99 price tag, but Gameloft tends to push updates out fairly often.

Pocket Legends

Pocket Legends is the MMORPG for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Similar to other fantasy MMOs, Pocket Legends has hack and slash quests and dungeon crawls with some phat loot at the end of each. Players can choose from 3 different classes and later customize things with loot obtained from quests.

Pocket Legends is a must have for any MMO fan. The game is free to download and play, but it does offer in app purchases.

Honorable Mentions:

Trade Nations – it’s a newer resource management title, but you really should try it out!

Command and Conquer: Red Alert – Great for the iPod Touch, but iPhone users are having problems with it.

Oregon Trail – The original game for the iPhone

Flood It 2 – Just a fun puzzle game that’s a great time killer

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