Motorola Triumph Owners Reporting Display, Camera Problems

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When we first heard of Motorola’s Triumph, it sounded pretty intriguing: a Blur-less Motorola Android, being sold free-and-clear for about $300 on Virgin Mobile pre-paid. Sure, it doesn’t have dual cores or a 3D display, but the hardware is no slouch, either. Our appreciation for the handset makes this all the more upsetting, as apparently there are a host of problems plaguing some Triumph owners.

One of the two big issues concerns the smartphone’s display. Some users have noted erratic behavior, from a few pixels blinking, to full-screen flickering, all the way up to a blacked-out display and phone freeze-ups. The Triumph is still quite usable in many of these cases, but they must be more than a little annoying to see coming from a brand-new handset you just dropped a good chunk of change on.

If your Triumph’s screen is fine, your camera may not be so lucky. Again, multiple users have reported running in to these assorted issues. For some, it’s that the camera’s auto-focus seems to be non-functional. Others note that their pictures are in focus, but have that ugly green tint in the middle, that’s all too common for smartphone cameras.

It sounds like Motorola definitely has some software issues on its hands, and possibly some due to faulty hardware, as well. We haven’t heard Motorola or Virgin Mobile comment on these issues, but if they turn out to be widespread, that may not be the case for long.

Source: TechCrunch1, 2

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!