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Motorola XT531

Announced
Aug 5, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Aug 5, 2011

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low-resolution video capture

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Description

Motorola XT531 carries a 3.5" display, 5MP camera with flash, 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM, with all the requisite connectivity options and a microSD expansion slot. Special attention has been paid to the battery, which is the generous 1540mAh, promising eight hours of talk time out of the handset, and 28 days of standby, even with 3G left on.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 2.44 x 0.47 inches (114 x 62 x 11.95 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.02 oz (114 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 165 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 51.61 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (24 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 800 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 28.0 days (672 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1540 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Aug 2011

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola Spice XT, Motorola Fire XT


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola Spice XT


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz

Motorola Spice XT


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 2100 MHz

Motorola XT530


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz

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