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Motorola Triumph Details, Review & Hands-On Video Roundup



The Motorola Photon 4G wasn’t the only smartphone announced at an event in New York at the beginning of June. In fact, Motorola also announced a new, fairly high-end smartphone for Virgin Mobile called the Motorola Triumph that the company said would be hitting shelves at some point in July of this year.

Motorola Triumph

The Triumph looks like an extremely capable device and the Virgin Mobile faithful have been buzzing about it ever since the announcement. As they should. The Triumph is an extremely thin, 3G Android device that will be coming to the market without the need for a contract. And while we know the specifications of the device, there still are a few mysteries about a device that is shaping up to be one of, if not the best smartphone to Virgin in quite some time.

Let’s have a look at it.

What is the Motorola Triumph?

The Motorola Triumph is an Android 2.2 Froyo powered smartphone that will employ a spacious 4.1-inch display with 800×480 WVGA screen resolution, a perfect size for those that don’t feel comfortable with 4.3-inch displays and want it a tad bit smaller.

Motorola Triumph

Virgin Mobile’s Motorola device is also going to come equipped with a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, a 5MP rear facing camera and a VGA front facing cam for video chat, 720p playback and video capture, a 1400 mAh battery, 512MB RAM, and 2GB of on board storage with microSD card slot in case you need more space to put stuff.

The nice thing about the Triumph is that it manages to fit all of this into an extremely thin design with its thinnest point measuring a mere .4 inches.

Motorola Triumph Release Date

Motorola Triumph

Motorola and Virgin Mobile failed to give us a concrete date at the launch event only saying that the device would be out sometime in July. Well, since then, evidence has surfaced indicating that the Triumph is on a crash course with July 19th. So, it’s pretty safe to assume that it will be out somewhere around in and around that Friday.

Motorola Triumph Hands-On Video

Brief hands-on video of the Motorola Triumph from the New York event courtesy of ThisIsMyNext.

Motorola Triumph Features

Extremely Thin Form Factor: Again, at it’s thinnest point, the Motorola Triumph is a mere .4 inches thick.

HDMI-Out: The Motorola Triumph comes with an HDMI port so you can hook it up to watch content from your phone on a bigger screen, say, on a TV.

Pre-Paid Smartphone: Dislike contracts? Well, then this is probably the phone you want to take a look at. The Triumph is a pre-paid phone and it’s likely going to be one of the best on the market.

Motorola Triumph Pricing

Unfortunately, the release date leak didn’t reveal anything about the pricing. If we had to guess, we’d say anywhere from $250-$400. If it’s at $250, expect it to sell extremely, extremely well. Keep those fingers crossed that Virgin offers it for $200 or so.

Motorola Triumph Hands-On, Review Video

A lengthy hands on video from PhoneDog giving you a look at one of the most exciting pre-paid Android phones.

A look at the Triumph’s HDMI-out capabilities from LaptopMag.

Motorola Triumph Specs

Networks: CDMA 1900
Operating system: Android 2.2 Froyo
Display: 4.1-inch display (480×800 resolution)
Camera: 5MP rear camera with 720p video capture, VGA front facing camera
Memory: 512MB RAM
WLAN: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Wi-Fi – Likely
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1
Battery: 1400 mAH battery
Special features: Pre-Paid, spacious screen, HDMI out, thin design
Chipset: 1GHz single-core snapdragon processor

Motorola Triumph Gallery



  1. nuanphan sanchan

    06/23/2011 at 10:19 pm

    can’t wait my new phone to come out!!
    love virgin mobile

  2. Bbfhtttt

    06/24/2011 at 2:33 pm

    Triumph triumphed by huawei glory damn

  3. Dominque DeVaughn Mosley

    06/26/2011 at 1:56 am

    i cant wait to get mines first day

  4. Elisa Fisher

    06/26/2011 at 1:25 pm

    WOW and I was just about to go out and buy the Optium V.  I’ll wait for the triumph instead!

  5. Uciko1

    06/26/2011 at 8:41 pm

    just bought my new triumph today. cant wait to have it on my hands July 20 for sure. that’s whats up. if u haven’t already…….go and buy one…this is the shit. 

    • Gabby

      06/28/2011 at 3:10 pm

      Where did u order it from?! i want one NOOWWW!!!!! 

      • Mynameisjkj

        06/29/2011 at 4:46 am

        You can pre order it on the best buy

      • terry

        07/18/2011 at 11:12 pm

        Best buy has them

  6. Emanuel Serna

    06/29/2011 at 6:55 am

    Does it have Gorilla Glass?

  7. James Tickner

    06/30/2011 at 12:30 am

    So Guys, i went on Motorola LiveChat, asked for the specs: Gorilla Glass WVGA Screen (800×480), 5mp Camera (auto focus, flash, 720p video recording) VGA front facing camera ( same as ipod touch 4) 2gb internal storage (expandable to 32gb), 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512mb RAM, 512mb ROM, Android 2.2.1, HDMI out capable, Virgin mobiles new Live 2.0 (music social networking app) 3G, WiFi (b/g/n) Bluetooth 3.0, 1400mAh battery, so all good :D  

  8. Eleazar Mendoza

    06/30/2011 at 2:21 am

    Its $300 through Best Buy!

  9. RxMixer

    07/02/2011 at 1:16 pm

    anybody have a clue as to what battery life or tethering capabilities are?

  10. Nospam

    07/04/2011 at 7:05 am

    no fm radio :(

    • Anonymous

      07/14/2011 at 11:34 pm

      So just install Tunein Radio from the Android Market. Local stations plus tens of thousands more.

    • Justintame

      11/11/2011 at 8:47 pm

      You idiot it does have an fm radio. Mine does retard, unless mine was special.

      • Justintame

        11/11/2011 at 8:55 pm

        What the hell do you need an fm radio for??!! You have apps tard. Streaming video, music, and can put tons of music on the sd card capable of up to 32gig.

  11. Gregory

    07/07/2011 at 12:26 pm

    I will be on the band wagon for the Motorola Triumph!

  12. Joanamagdaleno

    07/10/2011 at 7:39 pm

    When is it gonna come out??!

  13. C Thornsberry

    07/10/2011 at 10:58 pm

    realease date 7/19/2011

  14. Anonymous

    07/12/2011 at 11:51 pm

    That’s actually 2GB of ROM by the way.

  15. Gregory

    07/16/2011 at 9:14 pm

    i just viewed the unboxing of the motorola triumph on the website!!

  16. KBug

    07/20/2011 at 3:30 am

    Just gone out and got it today, but can’t activate it until July 20, 2011.  Very excited about this never had a smartphone before and did plenty of research.  I just won’t pay the big prices for smartphone plans, what a brainwash.  No contract great phone what more could you ask for!!!!

  17. Niaart

    07/21/2011 at 5:37 am

    This looks like a small tablet capable of making phone calls.  I’m going to pass and hold on to my Optimus v with a dual core processor.  4 hour battery is a joke.

    • Justintame

      11/11/2011 at 8:52 pm

      God dang moron. The optimus v doesn’t have a dual core processor. And the triumph is literally twice as fast, has two cams, moddable, and fricken sweet. I own the optimus v and the triumph. Love both phones but triumph puts the v to shame. When it sits next to my triumph it blushes and weeps.

  18. Justintame

    11/11/2011 at 8:45 pm

    I love my motorola triumph. So fast running sweet cm7. Quadrants rate it to be one of the fastest phones on the market currently. Quadrant of 3400 ! Yay.

  19. Justintame

    11/11/2011 at 8:48 pm

    Love my triumph. If i could #&@! it, I would.

  20. Jdchick50

    12/02/2011 at 10:30 am

    help – just received my triumph in the mail – paid 149 on virgin mobile cyber monday site – but need help – cant figure out where the separate memory card plugs in – help

  21. motorola droid

    12/08/2011 at 1:09 am

    Looks like an excellent phone.

    Maybe I could purchase this and another one from Verizon!
    i am very fond of searching news update about motorla mobile.i would definitely say help me alot.i would like to share another big source of motorla mobile

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