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Motorola Photon 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 439 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The camera and screen are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the battery. There are some critical reviews about the features and apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Photon 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Motorola Photon 4G Review

 

This complete Motorola Photon 4G review goes over its capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to give you an idea of how it feels to use it in the real world.

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Motorola Photon 4G

 

AT&T and Verizon have had dual-core Motorola phones for months now, and someone at Sprint got jealous. The Motorola Photon 4G is one of the first dual-core Android phones on Sprint and, along with the HTC EVO 3D, one of the only top-tier devices on the...

Great design and feel ; Motorola's widgets rock ; Battery life slightly higher than other dual-cores ; 16GB internal storage ; Large 4.3-inch screen ; Sprint 4G WiMax works great in some areas

Poor screen quality ; Can't charge and use kickstand ; Camera does not impress ; NinjaBlur is bland ; Sprint doesn't have 4G LTE

If you're in the market for a new wireless carrier, the Photon 4G gives you a good reason to consider Sprint. Unlike the EVO 3D, Motorola's new phone doesn't rely on crafty gimmicks.

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Motorola Photon 4G

 

It's summer, which means the usual deluge of Android handsets is upon us. The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprint's latest specimen, and follows hot on the heels of HTC's somewhat disappointing EVO 3D. Like its stablemate, it's a proper superphone with a...

Stunning display ; Impressive battery life ; Solid performance

Average camera ; Single detent camera button ; No laptop dock

The Photon 4G comes very close to dethroning Samsung's mighty Galaxy S II as king of the Android hill.

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Motorola Photon 4G

 

The Motorola Photon 4G is a well-designed and powerful Android phone with the ability to stay connected overseas.

The Motorola Photon 4G is one powerful and versatile smartphone, boasting a first-rate industrial design, brilliant display, excellent gaming performance, and a sharp (albeit sluggish) camera. The HDMI mirroring works smoothly, and those looking for...

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Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)

 

Despite their long relationship with each other, Motorola has not always had its most innovative handsets available for Sprint. Sprint mostly relied on Samsung and HTC for its higher-end offerings, while most Motorola phones on Sprint have been of the...

The Motorola Photon 4G is an absolute powerhouse of a phone. It ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4G WiMax speeds, a 4.3-inch qHD display, and a dual-mode GSM/CDMA chipset. Features include HDMI-out, DLNA...

The Motorola Photon 4G has a large and bulky design, which might not be to everybody's taste. The Motoblur interface isn't for everyone, and we found Sprint ID to be an unnecessary add-on. The Webtop dock functionality is pretty cool, but it requires a...

With a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4G speeds, enterprise-level security, and world phone credentials, the Motorola Photon 4G is a top-notch Android phone for Sprint customers.

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Power Up: Photon 4G Lives Up to Its Name

 

A photon moves at the speed of light, shines brightly and has a resting mass of zero. That said, it's a damn good name for Motorola's latest Android phone.

Brawny phone on a fast network is great for data-gobbling apps. Ships with latest version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3.4). Kickstand for movies and physical shutter button for 8-megapixel camera are nice touches. Fast, fast, fast

Sucks battery like a Hoover. Annoying UI is annoying. Optional $100 “Webtop” dock (shown in the photo at top) is a waste of your hard-earned cash

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Motorola PHOTON 4G Review

 

You have to be a pretty special device to get all the features the PHOTON 4G has yet still come with a kickstand. You'll see what I mean as we go over everything this device offers. From being a powerful dual-core phone to all the accessories, this one...

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Motorola Photon 4G Preview

 

Sprint and Motorola have teamed up to debut the carrier's sixth 4G capable smartphone, the Motorola Photon 4G. Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Photon 46 features an 8.0 megapixel rear facing camera, a VGA front facing webcam, and 720p HD video...

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Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)

 

The Photon connects to Sprint's 3G CDMA and 4G WiMAX networks, as well as to Wi-Fi and to HSPA 14.4 high-speed networks worldwide. The phone comes with a SIM card that can roam on foreign networks at high rates, but as with all Sprint world phones, its...

Optional desktop dock transforms the phone into a nettop. 4G-compatible. World phone. High-res screen. Top-notch music and video players

No laptop dock

Our latest Editors' Choice touch-screen smartphone for Sprint, the Motorola Photon 4G is powerful, fast, feature-packed, and, in a pinch, it can double as a nettop PC.

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Motorola Photon 4G vs. HTC EVO 3D

 

For as long as the modern smartphone has been around HTC has been the go-to manufacturer when Sprint wanted a top-tier device. At first it was with Windows Mobile phones like the Touch Diamond and Touch Pro 2 and as the market shifted towards Android...

Product Specifications

Motorola PHOTON 4G provides an on-the-go edge for managing your life from anywhere around the world. The PHOTON 4G delivers a dual core processor, 1GB of powerful PC-grade RAM, combined with Sprint’s 4G network, empowers you to browse, download and multitask all at maximum speeds. Get way more done with the PHOTON 4G, providing an array of versatile tools like the Motorola webtop application for accessories.

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