In July, Motorola and Samsung released mid-range smartphones with exceptional features for consumers looking for alternate options compared to high end dual core phones, while HTC offered Droid Incredible 2 in April.

The Motorola Triumph phone proved to be one of the better looking and performing pre-paid handsets, HTC Droid Incredible 2 is slightly austere-looking handset and Samsung Galaxy S Plus is the upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy S series with a powerful 1.4 GHz processor.

Here is a look at how these phones fare against each other.

Motorola Triumph has a 121.9 x 63.5 x 10.2 mm and weighs 143 g compared to HTC Droid Incredible 2’s 120.7 x 64 x 12.2 mm dimension and weight at 135 g. And Samsung Galaxy S Plus has a 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm and weighs 119 g.

Both Galaxy S Plus and HTC Droid Incredible 2 offer 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels display but Samsung’s phone has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen while HTC’s phone comes with S-LCD capacitive touchscreen. The Motorola Triumph is slightly bigger as it comes with 4.1-inch 480 x 800 pixels TFT capacitive touchscreen.

Input features:
The common input features on all the three smartphones include multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and touch sensitive controls. However, Galaxy S Plus has TouchWiz 3.0 UI and Gorilla Glass display as additional features whereas Droid Incredible 2 has Gorilla Glass display and HTC Sense UI support.

Memory Storage:
The Triumph smartphone comes with 2 GB storage and 512 MB RAM while Samsung Galaxy S Plus comes with 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM and 2GB ROM support. HTC Droid Incredible 2 has 1.1 GB ROM and 768 MB RAM. All the smartphones has microSD support up to 32 GB.

In terms of 3G, both Triumph and Droid Incredible 2 have Rev. A up to 3.1 Mbps but Galaxy S Plus has HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support.

Three smartphones have Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and microUSB version 2.0 as common features. However, Triumph and Incredible 2 has Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP compared to Samsung Galaxy S Plus’s version 3.0 with A2DP, also Incredible 2 has EDR support. Additionally, Samsung phone and HTC phone have DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot support.

Motorola Triumph and Galaxy S Plus have 5-megapixel 2592?1944 pixels camera with autofocus and geo-tagging as common features. The Samsung phone has additional features like touch focus, face and smile detection. And HTC Droid Incredible 2 comes with 8-megapixel 3264x2448 pixels camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face detection and image stabilization support. Three smartphones can capture video at 720p and there is a secondary VGA camera.

Operating System:
Both Motorola Triumph and Incredible 2 come with Android OS v2.2 (Froyo) while Galaxy S Plus has Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread). But Incredible 2 has been upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread version.

When it comes to processor, Samsung Galaxy phone beats the clock with 1.4 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon processor compared to Triumph’s 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor and Incredible 2’s 1 GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor.

There is a 1400 mAh battery found in Motorola Triumph and Incredible 2 beats the margin slightly with Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery whereas Galaxy S Plus comes with whooping Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery.

Other features:
The other common features included in all three smartphones are SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, HTML browser, A-GPS support, Java MIDP emulator, digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, SNS integration, organizer, voice memo-dial-commands and predictive text input.

Few other features found in Triumph phone include HDMI port, Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 app, MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player, MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player, document viewer, photo viewer and editor. The Galaxy S Plus has features like MP4/DivX/Xvid/WMV/H.264/H.263 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player, RSS, TV-out, image and video editor, document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) and Picasa integration. The Droid Incredible 2 has additional features like dedicated search key, MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player, Picasa integration, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player and document viewer.

The Motorola Triumph is available with Virgin Mobile and it is one of the best prepaid phones and is also the best contract free phone available as of now. It is priced at $299. The Triumph is fast with a better battery life, and its screen is sharper than any of the qHD displays seen on Motorola's subsidized phones for larger carriers.

One can buy the HTC Droid Incredible 2 starting at only one penny, and get a free $15 Amazon Credit towards apps, MP3 downloads, and Kindle content. It is one of the rarest phones which has the specifications of phones costing in the range $100 of $200.

According to an article in Pocket Now, the Big Red will add a silver version of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 alongside the original black model, albeit still retaining the original black facia like most coloured smartphones.