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Motorola TITANIUM Review

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Interface and Software:

Unfortunately the Motorola TITANIUM only runs Android 2.1 Éclair, putting it two generations behind.  The interface is the familiar Blur-type interface found on most Motorola phones these days including five home screens, the standard Motorola widgets and the Phone, App Drawer, People dock.   Unfortunately the TITANIUM only features the same 504MHz Freescale Zeus processor found in the i1 and 512MB of memory (half of which is available for apps,) so performance is quite sluggish.  It wasn’t good enough on the i1 with Android 1.5, and it is definitely not adequate enough for the more advanced version of Android.

The Motorola TITANIUM runs Android 2.1 Éclair - Motorola TITANIUM Review
The Motorola TITANIUM runs Android 2.1 Éclair - Motorola TITANIUM Review
The Motorola TITANIUM runs Android 2.1 Éclair - Motorola TITANIUM Review

The Motorola TITANIUM runs Android 2.1 Éclair


Included software is pretty minimal and apps you’d expect like TeleNav, Facebook and Sprint services.  The My Sign app allows the user to create gestures which launch certain apps and Quick Office allows for Office document viewing and editing.  Thankfully the bloatware is not only minimal but also mostly uninstallable, an initiative Sprint has taken starting with the HTC EVO 3D.

Contacts - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Email - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Calendar - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Motorola TITANIUM Review

Contacts

Email

Calendar

 

As we mentioned the physical keyboard isn’t the best, but when used in landscape mode (which is awkward) Swipe is available onscreen.  We don’t see many users taking advantage of this option, but at least it’s there.

Messaging - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Swype keyboard - Motorola TITANIUM Review

Messaging

Swype keyboard



Connectivity and Internet:

The Motorola TITANIUM is an iDEN device with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS.  Data speeds over the iDEN network are so slow that it isn’t worth using the browser, but even over Wi-Fi the underpowered phone took quite a bit of time to load more complex webpages such as our home page.  It allows for double tapping and pinching to zoom, but both methods are very choppy.  Another issue we had was that Wi-Fi had a tendency to randomly disconnect from time to time, and at times it would immediately turn off right after we turned it back on (as seen in our video review.)

Web browsing - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Web browsing - Motorola TITANIUM Review

Web browsing



Camera and Multimedia:

The Motorola TITANIUM is geared more to the business crowd, but as an Android device has plenty of multimedia capability.  The 5-megapixel camera performed decently but not great.  Detail was relatively good, but colors were a bit washed out and bright imaged tended to be over-exposed.  Options are sparse, which is par for the course for Motorola devices.  The video capabilities are lacking, with maximum recording resolution only CIF.

Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review

Samples taken with the Motorola TITANIUM


Strong - Indoor samples - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - Motorola TITANIUM Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Darkness

Indoor samples



Motorola TITANIUM Sample Video:




The music player may not quite be stock Android, but in terms of features and functionality it is.  It handled all the songs we threw at it as you would expect and there really isn’t much else to say about it.  The video player will max out with videos 640x480 at 30fps.

Gallery - Multimedia capabilities of the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Music player - Multimedia capabilities of the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review
Video playback - Multimedia capabilities of the Motorola TITANIUM - Motorola TITANIUM Review

Gallery

Music player

Video playback

Multimedia capabilities of the Motorola TITANIUM



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posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:56

1. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I like the Samsung Replenish! It's better than this Motorola Titanium.

Based on this, I don't know why Google is buying Motorola Mobility, and with 12.5 billion dollars!!! I don't really get it...

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Display3.1 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (186 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.71 x 2.44 x 0.53 inches
(120 x 62 x 13 mm)
5.20 oz  (147 g)
Battery1820 mAh, 6.75 hours talk time

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