Motorola XT531

Motorola Mobility today announced the "budget-friendly" XT531 Android smartphone. The 3.5-inch phone will be available in China, which is a wee bit unfortunate because it's also pretty sexy looking for a mid-level phone.

Full specs? Here 'tis:

  • Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
  • 3.5” HVGA display with capacitive multi-touch
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus and built in flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video call, chat and sharing
  • Moto Switch UI allows users to shift to different modes
  • 800MHz chipset
  • 512MB onboard memory
  • MicroSD card slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Access to Google Apps (Mapping, Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions, 360 Mapping, Google Talk™, Browsing)
  • FM Radio with RDS support
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
  • GPS/aGPS
  • LED notifications
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1540mAh battery, up to 8 hours of talk time and 28 days in standby in 3G mode

The XT531 will be available this month in China, and in Hong Kong, Taiwan and select nations in Europe and Latin America this fall.

Source: Motorola Mobility


Reader comments

Motorola announces the 3.5-inch XT531 Android smartphone


Agreed. that's not necessarily a bad thing. Palm made (note I said made) some good hardware. Moto, IMO, makes some of the best Android hardware. Could be a winning formula.

really not that bad except for the chipset. a little bit more and it could have been a top single core

Sexy? Looks like an uglified (and worse specs) version of the Nexus One which came out in 2009! Phones like this give Android a bad name :(

Wow, a "budget friendly" phone that has a newer os than most of the "mid to high end" phones out there. Still waiting for gb on my stock Dinc!

Looks like bravo from att except adding flash with camera. Still not much in processor. Would buy it if it had dual core