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Motorola PHOTON 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 reviews of Motorola PHOTON 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and durability are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Motorola PHOTON 4G from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability and price. The durability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the size and reliability.

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Isaac (

Review: Motorola Photon 4G


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...

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 0 “Webtop” dock (shown in the photo at top) is a waste of your hard-earned cash

Aug, 2011

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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.

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review


Not too long ago Motorola was teetering on the brink of viability, but along came a little green robot and the company's fortunes have changed drastically. Sprint's situation isn't quite as bleak, but its hoping that their renewed partnership with...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Brighthand (

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review


The Motorola Photon Q is Sprint's latest smartphone to take aim at business travelers and frequent emailers. Brighthand investigates how well it holds up.

Excellent performance, Nice keyboard, International roaming

Sealed battery compartment, Marginal battery life, Non-removable SIM cards

Sep, 2012

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review


The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is the first 4G LTE phone for Sprint to bring a slide out QWERTY keyboard to the carrier's growing 4G LTE network. The Photon Q 4G LTE is very similar to the Motorola Droid 4 on Verizon, but Motorola delivers a vastly...

Aug, 2012

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Motorola PHOTON 4G Video Review Part 1

Dec, 2011


Expert review by : Jennifer Johnson (

Motorola Photon 4G Android Worldphone Review


There are a myriad of nice smartphones on the market today. And since we're all for choice and options around here, we like the competition we're seeing in the mobile market. If you're a Sprint customer, you've been given the choice of a few really...

1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB RAM ; 4.3-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) display ; Worldwide GSM capabilities ; Kickstand

Sprint's 4G network isn't quite as fast as other networks ; Lukewarm benchmark results, but good real-world results

The Motorola Photon 4G is a good-looking phone with angled corners and a vibrant 4.3-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) display. It also has all of the internal specs you'd expect from a high-end phone that's on the market today, including a 1GHz...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Dickie Adams (

Motorola Photon 4G Review (Sprint)


The "weapon of choice", as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup - the Motorola Photon 4G. With a body whose beveled

PenTile display in bright sunlight ; Battery life is outstanding ; World phone

PenTile display ghosting and color accuracy ; Camera focus and capture issues in low light ; Sluggish default UI

The battle is hard fought, and it is far from over. But in the case of the Motorola Photon 4G, it certainly is quite the performer, especially when you start tweaking the system to be more efficient. Considering the camera is average, and the Pentile...

Sep, 2011