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Motorola Titanium review

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Motorola Titanium
Motorola Titanium
Motorola Titanium
Motorola Titanium

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The Motorola Titanium currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The iDEN-compatible Motorola Titanium is like a needle in a haystack as the only real smartphone of its kind that’s available from Sprint. Motorola knows how to make good products, for sure, but for some reason the Titanium simply fails to meet expectations on almost every single relevant point of concern. Things actually start out fine on paper, with specs like a 5MP camera, QVGA screen, and full QWERTY keyboard. However, it starts to fall apart for the Titanium upon closer inspection, where one won’t be able to help but wonder, what exactly were Sprint and Motorola thinking?

This phone is an Android-powered smartphone for Sprint Nextel iDEN subscribers. Don’t let that fool you, though. Its default operating system is Android 2.1 Eclair, a version of Android that’s so old that it was released during the previous decade. To make matters worse, it runs on a 504 MHz ARM Freescale processor with only 256MB RAM. So even with outdated software, it's terribly slow. Even feature phones (good ol' cell phones) are better in terms of processor and the amount of user-available memory. Interesting hardware features are present, but are few and far between.

The combination of the 3.1-inch touchscreen display and full QWERTY keyboard makes it easy to navigate the menus and input characters whenever necessary. And there’s a well-rounded set of wireless features with Bluetooth, GPS, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The sad thing is that even for those who would not consider themselves to be power users, this model is likely just too slow and too underpowered.

If you need a smartphone that's iDEN-compatible for direct connect messaging (walkie-talkie), this might be your only option. And you'll only have Sprint and Motorola to blame.

Need to Know: Motorola Titanium

1. Well-rounded set of wireless features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS with A-GPS. (The Good)

2. Works well with the Sprint Nextel iDEN network. (The Good)

3. Default software is seriously outdated. (The Bad)

4. Onboard processor and RAM combo offers sluggish performance. (The Bad)

Operating system
Operating system
504 MHz
504 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

With few Android options on the Sprint Nextel iDEN network, the Titanium offers a well-rounded set of features and solid performance for most tasks.The hardware is well designed and works as it should, though perhaps it isn't as rugged as some may like. The keyboard is a welcome addition, and even m...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

The lack of selection in the Nextel lineup makes the Motorola TITANIUM your default choice if you want a smartphone, but it is not without its shortcomings.  The 504MHz processor and 512MB of memory simply aren’t enough to run Android smoothly.  The keyboard is soft and inaccurate an...

- Brian K., PhoneArena
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

With the Titanium, Sprint and Motorola insult Nextel users by throwing them an obsolete bone of an Android smartphone.

- Sascha Segan , PC Magazine

The Titanium is not intended as a smartphone for the everyday consumer. The target audiences for this phone are industry workers who need to use the push-to-talk iDEN network, but also want an Android handset. The other iDEN smartphones out there on the market--the Motorola i1, a few BlackBerry mode...

- Nicole Lee , Cnet

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Common Questions

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Motorola backs up the Titanium with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Titanium has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Titanium's screen size is 3.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

504 MHz

There is a ARM Freescale Zeus 2.0 504 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

200 MB

Internal memory is 200 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Motorola Titanium Specs

Release Date June 24, 2011
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Freescale Zeus 2.0 504 MHz
Internal Storage 200 MB
RAM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.68 W/kg
Body: 1.48 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 10 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.0 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (4.7 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 147 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: OTA
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB+, WMA, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Viewable document types:
Games: Yes
Apps: Yes
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Voice Memos / Recorder

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2Gb microSD included
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