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Motorola XPRT

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Carrier: Sprint
Manufacturer: Motorola
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What's hot: Higher-end QWERTY bar Android phone, world roaming capability.

What's not: Tiny keyboard, display not among the best.


Reviewed June 18, 2011 by Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief

The Motorola XPRT is Sprint's high end QWERTY phone for business folks and world travelers. It features high quality materials, solid CPU and performance specs and a GSM SIM card slot for world roaming. The XPRT is Sprint's vowel-challenged counterpart to the Motorola Droid Pro that was released on Verizon Wireless in December of 2010. The XPTRT is identical to the Droid Pro other than carrier app bundles. You get the usual wide assortment of Sprint services including Sprint Music Plus, Sprint TV & Movies, NASCAR Mobile, Sprint Football Live and Sprint Zone.

Motorola XPRT

Tthe Motorola XPRT has a 1GHz TI OMAP ARM Cortex-A8 family CPU with PowerVR SGX graphics, 512 megs of RAM and Android OS 2.2 Froyo. All of that power packed into a business phone with a middling HVGA display-- this phone is a bit of a contradiction. Not that business users want to wait while their slow phone processes email and MS Office documents, but there's certainly eough speed here for business tasks as well as streaming video playback and 3D gaming. But the relatively small 3.1" display and lower resolution dictated by the QWERTYbar form factor don't lend themselves to multimedia and serious 3D gaming.

Motorola XPRT

Motoblur software is here, with it's usual UI customizations and social networking integration, making the phone quick to set up for online social addicts as well as business types. There's MS Exchange support and threaded messaging too. Reception is solid, and call quality on both ends is quite good, though somewhat digitized as we noted with the Droid Pro on Verizon. Data speeds on Sprint's 3G EV-DO Rev. A network were a bit better than average in our area, and the phone got 550k down and 400k up.

Motorola XPRT

Motorola XPRT


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If you're looking for a QWERTYbar Android smartphone, and perhaps are weaning yourself from a BlackBerry, the Motorola XPRT offers excellent build quality, a more comfortable and less finger-print loving back than the Droid Pro and a decent keyboard. The keyboard can't compete with RIM's better BlackBerry keyboard, but it's passable and allows for a more pocketable phone vs. the Samsung Epic 4G and other side-slider QWERTY Android smartphones.


Price: $129 with a 2 year contract, $399 without contract extension



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Display: 3.1" capacitive multi-touch LCD. Resolution: HVGA 320 x 480, supports both portrait and landscape modes via accelerometer (can be disabled). Has proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and haptic feedback (can be turned off). Has tricolor notification LED.

Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 1390 mAh.

Performance: 1GHz TI OMAP3620 CPU (ARM Cortex-A8 family with POWERVR SGX hardware graphics acceleration). 512 megs RAM, 2 gigs flash ROM with 1 gig available for storage.

Size: 4.69 x 2.36 x 0.46 inches. Weight: 4.73 ounces.

Phone: CDMA dual band digital with 3G EV-DO Rev. A. Has quad band GSM and 3G 850/1900/2100MHz for world roaming. Has Mobile Hotspot feature (use your phone as a WiFi access point for laptops and other devices).

GPS: Has GPS with aGPS and compass. Comes with Google Maps and Navigation and TeleNav.

Camera: 5.0MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash. Max video recording resolution: 720 x 480 at 26-30fps.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR.

Software: Android OS 2.2 Froyo. Has Adobe Flash Player, Authentec IPSec multi-headed VPN support, Exchange Activesync, remote wipe capability and SD card encryption is coming in 2011. Sprint apps: Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Zone, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint Radio, Sprint TV & Movies, Sprint NASCAR and Sprint Football Live. Other apps: Voice Command, 3G Mobile Sotspot, DLNA (WiFi multimedia home network streaming), Media Share and Quickoffice (create, edit and view MS Office files and view PDFs).

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot 2 gig card included.


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