The only real difference lies in the applications. The XPRT comes saddled with a Sprint software suite that includes Nascar, Sprint Football Live, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint Radio, Sprint TV & Movies, Sprint Zone, and Sprint Worldwide, a portal page that provides access to Sprint services when you travel abroad.
We tested the dual-mode Motorola XPRT in San Francisco using the Sprint Nextel service. Call quality was good on the whole, though not without a few flaws. On our end, we heard callers fine for the most part. There was very little background noise, and voice quality was clear.
On the other end, callers reported similarly good quality. They did complain of low volume and a somewhat muddy quality to our voice, but it wasn't a big deterrent. Speakerphone calls were similarly good.
Motorola XPRT call quality sample
We experienced reliable 3G coverage in downtown San Francisco. Sprint's network was quite fast as well. CNET's full site loaded in around 30 seconds, and CNET's mobile page came up in 10 seconds.
Like the Droid Pro, the XPRT was no slouch when it came to overall navigation thanks to the 1GHz TI OMAP processor. Apps launched immediately and we experienced no delays when multitasking.
The Motorola XPRT ships with a 1,420mAH lithium ion battery with a rated talk time of 6.5 hours and up to 13 days of standby time. Our tests showed a talk time of 7 hours. According to FCC radiation tests, the XPRT has a digital SAR of 1.39 watts per kilogram and a Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating of M3/T3.
The Motorola XPRT is Sprint's version of the Motorola Droid Pro, save for a few design refinements and the addition of Sprint's own suite of apps. The XPRT brings an enterprise option to Sprint's Android offerings, plus it's Sprint's first Android-based world phone. While we think the display is a bit lackluster compared with the competition, and we did want 4G on here, we think the XPRT is well worth its $129.99 price, especially if you're a globe-trotting business user.