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Motorola Photon 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 479 reviews of Motorola Photon 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The portability and screen also get good opinions. There are mixed comments on the connectivity and camera. There are some less positive views about the 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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Photon 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Motorola Photon 4G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Motorola Photon 4G MB855 Extended Capacity 3500mAh Li-Ion Battery + Black Battery Door Cover ~ Mobile Phone Repair Parts Replacement

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Photon 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 user reviews of Motorola Photon 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Photon 4G Android Phone (Sprint)Sprint Micro-USB Vehicle Power Car Charger with USB Output for LG Optimus S LS670, Marquee LS855, Motorola Photon 4G MB855, Theory, Titanium, Triumph Motorola Photon 4G MB855, Touch Screen Digitizer Front Glass Faceplate Lens Part Panel, Mobile Phone Repair Parts Replacement

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

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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Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint) review: Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)

 

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Isaac (wired.com)

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint) Review

 

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...

Sophisticated design, Bright and crisp display with kickstand, Booming speaker, Excellent graphics and gaming performance, Sharp 8-MP camera and camcorder, HDMI output works well

Interface a little clunky, Must manually connect to 4G at times, Expensive global roaming data rates, Weak video calling

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (theverge.com)

Photon 4G review

 

The Photon 4G has arrived for review. The device is yet another contender for the oft-sought (though rarely nabbed) King Android crown, and the well-equipped phone is one of the first, serious Motorola entries to Sprint's lineup. The device is no...

Handsome form factor ; High resolution display ; WiMAX is speedy (when you can get it)

Battery life is so-so ; Motoblur can be annoying ; A bit on the thick side

Motorola's first 4G phone for Sprint is a beast... but can it take the Evo 4G's crown?

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (slashgear.com)

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...

For what you pay for this is an extremely powerful and versatile phone. You can do a lot more than just text and play Angry Birds with this. You can browse the web and watch movies on your 56" HDTV, use it for an alarm clock with that fancy kickstand...

Jul, 2011

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.