Mostly good hardware specs, ruined by a couple key fails
Toro Rojo, Amazon
12 September 2012
Summary: Alright Amazon, here is my cleaned up review without any pseudo-profanity. I wouldn't want to offend any old ladies or teach any new words to the chillen's. It's just difficult to express how burned I feel on this purchase without a little harsh brusqueness, but here goes. This was an upgrade from an LG Optimus V which was my first Android phone.
Summary: I initially gave this phone 5 stars because it was my first smart phone and seemed to work great. After three months my opinion has changed. First I noticed the signal strength was a lot weaker than my previous phone that was on the same network (Sprint). I chalked up the poor battery life to using a lot of apps and WiFi. Now I realize that it should last more than 9 hours, especially when that nine hours is over night when I am sleeping and not using the phone.
Summary: When it works, this phone is perfectly good for the price. Maybe you'll get a good one. I certainly haven't. My first stopped connecting via USB. Virgin Mobile sent me a replacement new in box. That one stopped turning on. Virgin Mobile then sent me a refurbished one. That one stopped turning on. Virgin Mobile customer service couldn't do anything about my problem except send me more "refurbished" phones.
Summary: I was having issues with my Optimus V so I thought it would be the perfect time to upgrade to the Motorola Triumph on VM. Arrived supper fast as always thanks to Amazon. Once I swapped phones I was shocked to notice that the phone never went above 2 bars and once I held it in my hand it would drop to 1 bar and indoors at work it would lose signal. I never had this kind of problem with my LG Optimus V.
Summary: This is my first review of a product on Amazon and that tells how unsatisfied I am with this product. Most of these issues are "known issues" being reported by a whole lot of people on Motorola owner's online forum. What I find really distressing is that there is no plan in place to address these serious issues that essentially render the phone useless for prime time usage. I am surprised that the phone was released with so many serious and glaring issues.