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The Motorola Triumph MOTWX435KT is a highly anticipated Android SmartPhone for the Virgin Mobile network. This high anticipation is due to this camera phone being the first high-end Android phone on Virgin Mobile's no-contract Beyond Talk plan with unlimited data. Off the shelf, this phone runs the Android 2.2.2 operating system. This article focuses on the camera and camcorder aspect of this high-end camera phone.
This camera support a zoom range between 1x and 4x. It is likely that the camera uses digital zoom rather than optical zoom. If you double-tap the screen, it toggles between 1x and 4x zoom. To use other values, you'll have to use the settings menu. See "Camera Settings" below.
This camera has an interesting mode called "Touch AF/AEC". When this mode is turned on, you can touch anywhere in the photo frame to auto-focus on that spot. If you just tap the spot, it will auto-focus on that spot, but will not snap a photo until you tap on the shutter button. If you long press the spot, it will auto-focus on that spot, then snap a photo when you take your finger off the screen.
The camera has an ability to turn off the shutter sound, which is great for discreet situations. However, you have to be careful with the auto-focus, which still provides an audible focus achieved indication. In order to avoid this audible alert, tap the shutter button quickly, without keeping your finger on the button. When you do, it auto-focuses on the center of the camera, then snaps a photo when focus is achieved. Not too useful when you want a well composed photograph, but if you just want to capture something discreetly, it functions well.
If you "touch focus" anywhere within the frame, it will produce an audible chime on focus achieve. If you keep you finger on the shutter button, it will make an audio chime upon focus achieve, and snap a photo when you let go of the button. What this camera needs is a way to disable the AF sound as well.
A 2GB microSD Card is included with the phone; at least the Virgin Mobile version of this phone. That's plenty of storage space for the camera and the camcorder. A microSD Card to SD Card adapter is also included.
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