Buy a Motorola Fire (XT311) handset and experience the power of touch and type which makes your hands move and type even faster. The Motorola Fire Android powered smartphone is here with a price tag of just below Rs. 10,000.

Touch and type feature has become a new trend and is immensely popular among the young generations. The Motorola Fire comes with a touch screen (2.8 inches) and a full QWERTY keyboard that improves texting speed. The handset comes loaded with Android Gingerbread OS. This Android handset weighs 110 grams with dimension 58 x 116.5 x 13.4mm.

Motorola Fire Features

Processor and Operating System

Motorola Fire is single SIM bar type phone which comes powered by the 600 MHz ARM 11 processor and with the Adreno 200 graphics card that is fast enough for the Android 2.3 OS. The default user interface used is Motorola’s own Moto Switch.

Display and QWERTY keyboard

The TFT touch screen is 2.8 inches (7.1 cm) with resolution of 240 by 320 pixels (QVGA) and 262K colours supported.  The touch screen is capacitive type and the phone also comes with 4 row FULL QWERTY keyboard. The touch screen however takes up a lot of area with less space for keyboard, but using the QWERTY keyboard should be quite comfortable.

motorola fire android handset front view
motorola fire android handset front view

Motorola Fire Camera

There is only one camera of resolution 3.0 megapixels with digital zoom and features such as fixed focus and image editor. 3 MP is good but in low light conditions this camera may not be that effective especially when there is no built in Flash. You can record videos at 24 frames per second with 640 x 480 resolutions.

motorola fire camera
motorola fire camera

Memory / Storage and Connectivity

The Motorola Fire houses 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and internal memory of 150. You will need microSD card to add up that extra space which is needed. MicroSD card up to 32 GB is supported.

This is a 3G / 2G phone with built in Wi-Fi and GPS. You can use GPS with pre-installed Google Maps over the 3G / 2G network (to download the maps). The Wi-Fi can be turned into a hotspot and other Wi-Fi devices can access the internet connection from the Motorola Fire handset.  For browsing on the phone you can use the preinstalled Android browser or can use the market place to download many other browsers that are available. You can connect external headphones using the 3.5 mm Jack or even Bluetooth (2.1) which is supported.

This handset comes with a micro USB 2.0 port that can be used for tethering (connect the phone to PC / Laptop and start surfing) or as USB storage drive. This USB port is also used for charging the phone.

Multimedia and other features

Android phones come with built in music player and video player that supports commonly used audio and video formats. You can also switch on the FM radio that comes built in.

Motorola Fire also features Ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor. All important Google related apps come pre-installed which include Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and YouTube.


This handset comes with a powerful 1420 mAh battery that gives a standby time of up to 480 hours and talktime of about 5 hours using 3G. If you use only 2G you can expect even better battery life.

motorola fire android phone price in India
motorola fire android phone price in India

Motorola Fire Price in India

MRP: Rs. 9,990 | Best Price: Rs. 8,900 | Bargain: Rs. 8,700
The Box Pack contains: Handset, charger and battery, data cable, wired headset, warranty papers and user manual.

Motorola Fire reviews

This phone is sleek easy to handle in your palms and the Moto Switch user interface is really awesome which improves over all speed. You can have up to 5 different home screens.  This phone is for those who text, tweet or use Facebook a lot.

The 3 megapixel camera is ok not very good but good enough for sending via email or sharing on social networks. The display screen however is too small for browsing.

The plus point of Motorola Fire is the design / comfortable shape, Android 2.3, touch and type (Full QWERTY) feature and the price that fits well within the budget.

By Rajeev Rana

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