Motorola Fire XT debuts in India; Gingerbread, 800 MHz processor, front cam for 13K

After launching Motorola Fire, Motorola has released a slightly upgraded full-touch version Fire XT in the Indian market. It is now being sold for just INR 12,990.

Announced last month, Fire XT aka XT531 comes with Gingerbread on-board with a 800MHz processor, 1540 mAh battery, 5MP camera rear camera with VGA front cam, 512MB RAM and 3.5 inch HVGA capacitive display.

At INR 13K, Fire XT seems to be a nice option for those who want decent feature in a nice price; it will compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Fit, Ace and HTC Wildfire S in this category. It is also one of the cheapest Android smartphone to come with a front camera, so you can look forward to video chat on your phone.

Full Features:

  • 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
  • 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

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19 thoughts on “Motorola Fire XT debuts in India; Gingerbread, 800 MHz processor, front cam for 13K


    (December 31, 2012 - 10:22 pm)

    Motorola phones are really good one. But it is unfortunate that, motorola is stopping its operation in India. I personnaly hope it restarts its function in India soon.


    (March 20, 2012 - 7:59 pm)

    I’m using this phone from past 6 Months…Everything is good especially Screen Clarity πŸ™‚


    (November 8, 2011 - 5:11 pm)



    (September 13, 2011 - 7:05 pm)

    can anyone tell me which Gingerbread it has—-2.3.3 or 2.3.4


    (September 11, 2011 - 10:35 pm)

    What about Dual-SIM Version ???????
    Will it be released in India ??


    (September 10, 2011 - 12:13 am)

    Motorola Fire XT has a secondary camera which Defy misses, so no comparison πŸ˜›


    (September 9, 2011 - 6:13 pm)

    @Probal HVGA on 3.5-inch is iPhone 3GS’s screen specs only.. it may not be WVGA.. but far better than galaxy fit and pop…

    Manoj Prabhakar

    (September 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm)

    What about Dual SIM Version of this phone?

    Johnny Dep

    (September 9, 2011 - 9:25 am)

    @ Gaurav Shukla

    Any news on original defy getting upgraded to gingerbread?

    Johnny Dep

    (September 9, 2011 - 9:24 am)

    Yes Beta….

    A S Adhikary

    (September 9, 2011 - 7:28 am)

    Is it support 3G video calling over 3G, like Samsung Monte.


    (September 8, 2011 - 11:38 pm)

    hvga is the sucker. sorry and pass.


    (September 8, 2011 - 10:45 pm)

    Motorola is on fire. Good to see that the company is launching lot’s of new mobile sets. Defy, Fire, Fire XT and soon to be come Pro+ & Defy+. I have gone through the specs and trust me, except the front camera and big capacity battery it cannot be compared to Wildfire S, LG Optimus 550. There is a basic & minimum expectation from touch screen phones now days and i.e. screen resolution.

    Fire XT has a ppi (pixel per inch) of 165 which is quite less than HTC Wildfire S, LG Optimus 550 or let’s says Micomax A70, all having a ppi of 180. More the ppi, better is the resolution, clarity & sharpness of pictures.

    Fire XT is available for Rs 13000 online which I believe is on higher side because you can pay Rs 2400 more and can get Defy @ 15400 having excellent resolution with ppi of 265.


    (September 8, 2011 - 9:47 pm)

    HVGA on a 3.5″ screen. That must suck!

    But the other features, esp the battery are superb for the price


    (September 8, 2011 - 9:16 pm)

    but i think it must be also having some faults..coz of its low price!!!

    Rahul Vijay Manekari

    (September 8, 2011 - 9:08 pm)

    Ordered this one from on 4th sept. the price tag was 8,765 RS. now they removed pricetag and changed the status to “comming soon”.
    On call, they confirmed that i will be getting this phone on the same delivery date at the same price as written in order invoice bill.
    Now i guess ‘m lucky enough.

      Gaurav Shukla

      (September 8, 2011 - 9:56 pm)

      @Rahul R u sure that it was Fire XT on Infibeam, not simply Moto Fire..?


    (September 8, 2011 - 8:10 pm)

    but only thing is about the service from Motorola. It sucks in this category…

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