29 Jun Motorola Triumph Love or Hate
update: VM said no to update for the Triumph. All is not lost for getting GPS fix. see video I posted Triumph there and back. Customizing and getting back to stock. I show a bit of a custom ROM (Sharp ROM) that fixes the GPS issue. will be fully reviewing the ROM very soon for this phone
This video is meant to compliment the comparison review of the Motorola Triumph from Virgin Mobile USA going over most asked questions and comments. Things to know before purchase. read additional info after video was released.
Triumph, some love it and some hate it. That is why I only recommend seeing if you love the phone by purchasing at a local retailer that gives a full refund such as bestbuy or radioshack.
update 08/22/2011: 30% off sale seems to be over, be sure and call best buy mobile store. at this point if you have a phone with VM already wait for the next sale. I am guessing radio shack will have sale sometime soon. or there is wait and see what optimus black will be. which should be out in couple months. Though benchmarks don’t look as fast but still almost 3 times that of the opimus v… if you look at my channel I have put optimus black bencharks in my favorites so you can see it running. the hype is better battery usage and brighter screen and wireless media streaming rather then hdmi out. Do I think Triumph is worth the full 299.99? not if you already have the Optimus V and don’t care about flash support. It seems that since Triumph is for VM only it only has the 1900mhz. It’s been reported that VM other phones only use 1900mhz and the 800mhz not used because that is for roaming. and VM doesn’t have roaming. As stated in video if you look at Nexus S problems the signal was fixed when sprint did update and the fix took about 2 months.
The Triumph appeals to a class of people who enjoy hacking and customizing. Something to play with. as most of motorola smartphones have a locked boot loader and the triumph doesn’t making it rootable. and appeals to those who want more faster prepaid phone hardware wise and flash support NOW.
If wanting hotspot and looking at purchasing optimus V there are some with android 2.2.2 where it is not working out of the box as told to me by current 2.2.2 Op V owners.
Netflix now supported by all android 2.2 and up. Triumph runs great. Optimus V looks good (no green line like the modded apk). Intercept very very choppy.
Due to popular request posting the Best Buy Coupon for 10% off regular price non contract phones, good till 01-31-2012. You can print or just click link on cell phone and show cashier at the check out. They Only need to hand enter the code.
I want to correct my self about speaker phone issues pertaining to echo. I tested out what you were saying. Funny everybody I talk to says I sound fine but I am just a bit pickier. So when I got on the receiving end of the Triumph I heard very slight echo. This seems to be noise canceling mic issue and doesn’t happen with bluetooth. If you look up other way more expensive phones you can find that issue and I have also seen people make their own patches. So at this point who knows if it is hardware or software.
If you are having problems with virgin mobile phones receiving message of “within range of a Sprint Private network” talk to virgin mobile about an issue with airave and what they can do to get a phone flashed so that will work near a airave device. Hopeful sprint will fix this issue asap.
Can change the Network EVDO or CDMA only by dialing *#*#4636#*#* from number pad or using app that takes you to the setting in the phone called “Network”
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