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Is the Motorola Triumph the worst Phone of 2011

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bill2099, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Bill2099

    Bill2099 Newbie
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    The Motorola Triumph have ma vote for the worst phone of 2011 what about you folks wat say you.

    I really wanted to like this phone but on the 29th day I decided this phone was a no go and returned it to Bestbuy for a full refound I just couldn't make any more excuses why I should keep this phone dispite all of the documented issues which I wont repeate here the deal breaker was the notoriously weak signal 0-1 bar always, ma son's el cheapo flip Virgin phone gets 3-4 bars. And the dreadful battery life from full to zero in 3 hours perhaps due to it always seaching for a signal for those two reasons alone there shouldn't be any 5star ratings for the motorola triumph, Therefore i'm very suspicious of all those glowing 5star reviews on this site and the virgin mobile site these phones are defective and should be recall similar to a vihecle recall i'm not a novice i've been using smart phone since Windows mobile I was the first one to buy the iphone 1 that's right I was one of the suckers that paid $666 for a phone so don't tell me I don't know what i'm talking about SHAME ON MOTOROLA AND VIRGIN MOBILE for releasing such a P.O.S:mad::mad:

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  2. lanceg

    lanceg Well-Known Member

    So you bought a bum device and couldn;t be bothered to exchange it so ou return it and call it the worst phone of the year. OK.
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  3. LeoXearo

    LeoXearo Lurker

    I'm one of those 5 star reviews on the site, wrote the review the first week the Triumph came out, and I still love this phone.

    I never had to return a triumph and I don't have a single problem with my phone other than the slow starting GPS which I never use.

    My roommate, who bought a triumph after seeing mine, also has zero problems with her phone. I get 2 bars when sitting inside my home, 3-4 bars when outside, and my battery lasts me all day with wifi, autosync, and gps turned off. When I just want to listen to music, read ebooks, or play games, I use airplane mode and my battery lasts even longer.

    I just wrote this because of your suspicion of 5 star review, not everyone got defective phones, I bet most people didn't actually. An unhappy customer is more likely to write a review for something than a customer who didn't have any problems with his purchase.

    I Don't know if this means anything but I got my phone directly from Virginmobile and not bestbuy.
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  4. Palafox

    Palafox Member

    LOL how many 2011 phones have you tested against MT to make it 'worst phone of the year'? are you a professional phone reviewer?
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  5. raysurrx7

    raysurrx7 Member

    return the phone and buy a spell checker.
  6. AtticTRON

    AtticTRON Android Enthusiast

    I've had my triumph for about a month now and I don't have any of the problems people are reporting. Like the other poster said, the people with issues usually post more than the ones with out. Now that we have Cm7 working on our phone its even better.
    blbeach likes this.
  7. Kool Breeze

    Kool Breeze Newbie

    With a grand total of three sentences and so many spelling and grammatical errors that I lost count, Bill2099's post gets my vote for the worst post of 2011.

    @Bill2099, if you want to be taken seriously, you really should take some time to proofread your posts. If you can't put together a simple paragraph, do you honestly expect people to trust your technical expertise when evaluating a phone? I'm sorry, but judging by the quality of your post, I would question your competence in operating a smartphone of the Triumph’s caliber.

    I am one of the Triumph owners who gives it a 5-star rating. I have owned many PDAs and smartphones, from a Palm to 3 different Treo models to a Dell Axim to a Blackberry to two Androids. The Triumph is, by far, my favorite so far. Luckily, I have had none of the issues that are being reported. Not saying that they don't exist; just that I haven't experienced them.

    As far as battery usage, any smartphone will have worse battery life than a standard cell phone...that is common knowledge. If you have all of your radios on and your screen at maximum brightness while streaming You Tube videos via 3G, yeah, your battery might go from full to zero in three hours. Like I said, I question your competence in operating this device.
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  8. rockneo

    rockneo Well-Known Member

    Worst user of the year? How do I know? I don't.
  9. harvickchick

    harvickchick Android Enthusiast

  10. wsimon

    wsimon Well-Known Member

    Its funny, I always see people complain about having 0-1 bars on this phone. First you can't just compare the number of bars as some phones have 5-6 bars and some (like the triumph) have just 4. I don't think I have seen many, if any, complaints about dropped calls/cutting out. I have had 5 minute conversations with 0 bars without a single problem. In other words, the number of bars says next to nothing when comparing two phones.
  11. magohn

    magohn Android Enthusiast

    Yes it has its issues but overall, a solid 4/5 stars....GPS being the letdown....I love the phone.
  12. minus5252

    minus5252 Well-Known Member

    I am curious why you never tried returning it, is Best Buy a long way away or something? It just seems to me that anyone who was that unhappy (to go so far and say worst phone of the year) would return it sooner than after 29 days and at least try exchanging it once.

    There are way too many phones that you haven't tried to call this the worst.

    I love my Motorola Triumph and I love the price of Virgin Mobile. Oh, and no contract so I can leave if I ever do decide I hate the customer service, but I've had nothing but good experiences with them so far.
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  13. Bill2099

    Bill2099 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    If you read the feedback on this phone on the Bestbuy site or better yet do a google search for Motorola Triumph defects you will see folks were going through 4, 5 phones all were defective you people on this site seems to be the only ones who got a good phone makes me wonder:mad::mad::mad:
  14. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    Got mine at BB. I have not had any issues that I think are worth complaining about. Definitely not any worse than other phones I have had previously.

    My signal looks low, but have never had an issue dropping calls and Everything sounds as good as when I was with Verizon. I have areas where I don't get 3g, but I haven't needed it there.

    Like it has been said most people that have a problem want to complain, but people that are happy mostly keep their mouths shut.
  15. soundping

    soundping Well-Known Member

    Quality control is a major issue at the manufactures end.

    I've returned two triumph phones. Now I have a good one.

    Just keep returning yours until a good one is found.
  16. JWhipple

    JWhipple Android Enthusiast

    Five stars from me - no, it's not the worst, just seems that we have the worst complainers . Even a $500,000 sports car is going to have some bum cars roll off the production line.

    Get a replacement.
  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Which is what the forums are for, resolving the issues (complaints) if possible. ;)

    Most, but not all.. some do join up just to brag about their device, mingle with the community and perhaps help others. ;)
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  18. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member

    Only issues was slow GPS and that has been fixed! Love my phone. I have had iPhone, iphone3g, mytouch4g,hd2, and mytouch3g...so yeah def not the worst out the bunch
  19. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles


    Yes, but I was explaining why it sometimes seems that everyone hates this phone, when I am guessing that in actuality that is far from true.

    It seems that there were plenty of defective units, but plenty of good ones too. It happens with other phones and your perspective may vary based on which you got when you first bought it.

    I have also seen how many people are wanting CM7 or some other gingerbread port for this phone, and having tried out some of the alpha (or pre-alpha) builds many of the issues people may have are not necessarily with the phone itself, but may be with the software it is pre-loaded with.
  20. sandcrest

    sandcrest Member

    I'll put my two cents in and tell everyone - once again - that I love my Triumph. I haven't had any problems with it and I never had to return it. But I get tired writing the same thing on every thread, just so that people will know someone else has a good one.
  21. Hardcore Icon

    Hardcore Icon Newbie

    Hahaa! I knew this was gonna be a fun thread just by looking at the title lmao!

    Im a big fan of the triumph. Rooted with CM7. Life is good :D

    All phones have their problems, especially ones this new... be patient and
    give the devs around here some time to work their magic. most issues ive
    had are with sprint any way and not the phone...but i cant complain... especially
    when im only paying $35 per month.

    4 outta 5 stars... im a happy guy.
  22. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

    I don't know if it's the worst device of 2011, but I also had a bad experience with Motorola's Triumph. I returned it to the store and have opted for an LG device that works quite well.
  23. lou61166

    lou61166 Android Enthusiast

    I also returned mine,the Radios in mine did not work as well as my optimus V,i need a reliable phone to work in every room in my house and the V does it well.
  24. tcross8361

    tcross8361 Well-Known Member

    Same here, it blows my old Intercept out of the park. I purchased the 2 year plan for Best Buy so I'm definitely keeping this phone for a long time. Maybe even swap it out after a year or so just to get a brand new one.
  25. lifeblows10

    lifeblows10 Android Enthusiast

    I may do that myself... or during the Holidays get the new VM Phone. IDK. But I really hope they issue new units that are purged of all of the issues.

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