QWERTY and touch screen it seems is becoming the latest trend. Motorola Fire XT316 is a bar type phone running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, now available in India. Motorola XT316 is affordable and comes with decent features that give justice to the price tag.

The XT316 has got a curvy design on its edges and more space has been given for the touch screen area. The QWERTY keypad might look a bit compress so as to fit within the confined space. But never the least it is good to have a touch and type option. The touch screen also features 4 dedicated touch buttons namely for Application, Home, Back and Search.

Motorola Fire XT316 Features

The XT316 is powered by a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor and houses Adreno 200 graphics. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 gingerbread OS with Moto Switch user interface. The Capacitive touch screen of size 2.8 inches supports 262 K colours on 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA) resolution.

Motorola Fire XT316 price in India
Motorola Fire XT316 price in India

Motorola XT316 weighs just 110 grams and is of dimension 58 x 116.5 x 13.4 mm. This Android handset from Motorola comes with internal storage memory of 150 MB with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. In addition to this MicroSD card up to 32 GB is supported.

There is only one primary camera of 3 megapixel resolutions (fixed focus with image editor), not very good but good enough considering the price tag. The Motorola Fire XT316 camera can record videos at 24 fps.

XT316 is a 3G phone with preinstalled Android browser. You can connect to internet using 3G, GPRS or EDGE. Wi-Fi also comes built in with Wi-Fi hotspot tethering feature. Does Motorola Fire XT316 support navigation; well yes it does with Google Maps and built in GPS with A-GPS you can never get lost. Other features are Audio jack 3.5 mm, WAP, JAVA and Bluetooth 2.1 with various profiles supported like A2DP, HFP, HSP, GOEP and OPP.

You can listen and view various audio and video formats supported on Fire XT316 and if that is not all just switch on the built-in FM radio, entertainment on the go.

This phone comes with 1420 mAh battery (Li-ion) which is really good and you can expect about 30 days standby on 3G network, a bit less on 2G and talktime of about 7 hours on 3G and 10 hours on 2G network.

Motorola Fire XT316 price in India

In India the XT316 is priced at Rs. 8900. Bargain and you could get it for around Rs. 8500.
The box pack contains: XT316 handset, battery and charger, wired headset, data cable and user manual / warranty papers.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in