Motorola Triumph vs Motorola Photon 4G
While the race for the best smartphone has now shifted to 3G and 4G, established players are busy churning out masterpieces one after another. But what will you say when the competition is within the family? Yes, this is what has happened recently with Motorola announcing Triumph in 3G for Sprint Virgin Mobile and Photon 4G on the blazing fast 4G network of Sprint (4G-WiMAX), one of the major service providers in the country. Let us take a closer look at these two latest smartphones from Motorola available for this summer (2011) so as to enable new buyers to choose one that is better for their requirements.
This is the first Motorola smartphone to arrive on Virgin mobile USA that is full of features and combines pleasure with business to attract customers from all segments. It boasts of a large 4 inch touch screen, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, has a powerful 1 GHz processor and is equipped with 2 cameras with rear one capturing HD videos in 720p. These are certainly not the kind of specs that could be music for ears for those looking for a high end smartphone. However, there are some surprises lined up when you pick up the phone and start using it.
Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 app is a unique feature sure to please music lovers as it gives users of this smartphone access to branded music stream from the carrier. This provides live music videos with check in for special music events.
The smartphone measures 122×63.5×10.1 mm making users feel comfortable while holding the device. It is also surprisingly light, weighing just 143g. The display stands at 4.1 inches producing a resolution of 480×800 pixels which appears to be extremely bright. The smartphone boasts of 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of ROM. Memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. The phone is equipped with two cameras with the rear being 5 MP, auto focus with flash and capable of recording HD videos in 720p. There is a VGA camera at front to allow for video calling and video chatting.
Motorola Triumph has Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, micro USB v2.0, HDMI, A-GPS with navigtor, Bluetooth v2.1, and an Android Webkit browser. The phone has Li-ion battery (1400mAh) that keeps the phone performing after a full day’s load.
Motorola Photon 4G
If speed is what ultimately matter, try out Motorola Photon 4G. This latest smartphone from Motorola combines its super fast 1 GHz dual core processor with Sprint’s 4G speeds to provide users with a rewarding experience. This is one phone that will be lapped up by those living in the fast lane such as executives and students who desire everything in a jiffy.
The phone measures 126.9×66.9×12.2mm and weighs 158g. It has a huge 4.3 inch highly capacitive touch screen producing a resolution of 540×960 pixels that is extremely bright allowing content to be watched even in broad daylight. The smartphone runs on latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2), 1 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. Internal memory can be easily increased using micro SD cards.
Photon 4G is a dual camera device with a rear 8 MP camera with auto focus and flash. It is capable of HD video recording in 720p allowing the user to get an out put on his HDTV in 1080p being HDMI capable. The secondary camera is at the front and is VGA to make video calls and to click self portraits. To watch movies on the large screen of the phone is a leasing experience with a kickstand in place obviating the need to hold the phone in hands.
For connectivity, Photon is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, hotspot, and HTML browser. The smartphone is a world phone with international GSM capabilities and has webtop technology to work on large screen. It is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1700mAh) that provides talk time of up to 10 hours.
Comparison Between Motorola Triumph and Motorola Photon 4G
• While Photon is a 4G phone for Sprint Triumph is a 3G phone for Sprint Virgin Mobile.
• Photon has a much faster processor (1 GHz dual core) than Triumph (1 GHz single core)
• Photon has a larger display (4.3 inch) than Triumph (4.1 inch)
• Triumph is slimmer (10mm) than Photon (12.2 mm)
• Triumph is lighter (143g) than Photon (158g)
• Photon has a more powerful battery (1700mAh) than Triumph (1400mAh)
• The display of Photon has a higher resolution (960×544 pixels) than Triumph (480×800 pixels)
• Photon has a better RAM (1GB) and internal memory (16GB) than Triumph (512 MB RAM and 2GB ROM)
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Triumph vs Motorola Photon 4G
|Design||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On-screen Virtual||On Screen Virtual QWERTY|
|Dimension||4.8x2.5x0.4 in||126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)|
|Weight||143 g||158 g (5.6 oz with battery)|
|Display||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Size||4.1 in, Super AMOLED||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA (800 x 480)||QHD 960 x 540|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch, Kickstand|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit, full HTML, Firefox|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1 (download from Android market)||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Model||Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon||Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz Dual core|
|Memory||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|RAM||512 MB||1 GB|
|Included||2 GB||16 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Resolution||5 MP||8 MP|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||[email protected] HD||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Geo tagging, Panoramic mode, Face recognition||Geo-tagging, Face detection|
|Secondary camera||VGA||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Audio||Virgin Mobile Live 2.0||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB|
|Video||Android Media Player, File Formats: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV3||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Battery||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1400 mAh||1700 mAh|
|Talktime||10.4 hours (2G), 10 hours (3G), 9.1 hours (4G)|
|Mail and Messaging||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk|
|Connectivity||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 8 devices|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo||v2.1+EDR, A2DP stereo|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps|
|GPS||A-GPS||A-GPS with Navigation|
|Network Support||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|2G/3G||CDMA EvDO Rev.A||CDMA EvDO Rev.A|
|4G||No||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps|
|Applications||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, YouTube||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube|
|Featured||Webtop technology, Google Voice|
|Business Mobility||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Microsoft Exchange Server||Microsoft Exchange Server|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|Additional Features||Motorola Triumph||Motorola Photon 4G|
|World phone with International GSM Capablity, Sprint ID|