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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE
alaScore 84

86 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and durability. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the size and sound. There are mixed reviews on the reception and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the price and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and sound. Views about the reception and battery are mixed.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review: the best full QWERTY phone on Sprint's network

 

More Info Motorola ICS UI review Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE available August 19th for $200 Photon Q 4G LTE is coming 'very soon' The future

Capable of GSM roaming ; Wonderful edge-lit keyboard ; Unlocked bootloader

Non-removable battery and SIM card ; Disappointing battery life ; Camera not up to par for a premium device

The Photon Q is the best QWERTY phone on Sprint, but it comes at a higher-than-expected price.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Nathan Olivarez-Giles (wired.com)

Review: Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

 

Motorola's new Photon Q, which has a sliding physical keyboard, feels like it's lagging in comparison to today's top-of-the-line Android handsets, particularly at its $200...

Nice backlit keyboard makes for comfortable and easy thumb-typing (if you must). Aside from Google’s own stock Android, Motorola’s installation is the best out there. Splash-resistant coating

Slow, unresponsive and underperforming, considering what’s inside. Low-resolution display is unfit for an HD world. Price is double what it should be. Styling to rival an ’86 Chrysler LeBaron. Paltry 8GB of storage

Sep, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE (Sprint)

 

It's been a long time since Sprint's had a great keyboarded smartphone. The Motorola Admiral was pretty good, but the BlackBerry-style keyboard and push-to-talk capabilities weren't for everyone. And the Samsung Epic 4G paired a top-notch smartphone...

Sublime hardware keyboard. Speedy performance. 4G LTE support

Mediocre call quality. Average camera. Bulky

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE packs plenty of power and a fantastic hardware keyboard for Sprint subscribers that prefer sending messages to making calls.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review: A Nice Keyboard, but Middling Call Quality

 

As someone who uses his phone more often to send text messages than to make calls, I've been disappointed at the lack of phones with physical keyboards. Software keyboards are getting better every year (my favorite for Android is SwiftKey); but until I...

Excellent keyboard ; Very little bloatware

LTE not available in most places ; Call quality is muffled

If you're looking for a smartphone with a great physical keyboard, look no further than the Motorola Photon Q.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Motorola Photon Q Review

 

The Motorola Photon Q is the company's QWERTY slider smartphone for the Sprint network. It is a cousin of Verizon's Droid 4, works on Sprint's LTE network and has worldwide roaming capabilities. As you may have suspected, this is a [...]

While the Motorola Photon Q is not going to win any design awards, users who are looking at a QWERTY slider already know all the usual size trade-offs and we found that the main things that mattered to them was “typing performance”, followed by overall...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Brian K. (phonearena.com)

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Review

 

The Photon Q 4G LTE aims to offer one of the best QWERTY experience this side of Waterloo. Featuring laser-cut keys, individual LED backlighting and a full five rows, the Photon Q certainly makes a strong case for this fading piece of technology. Of...

Well designed, comfortable to use physical keyboard ; Snappy OS performance ; Bright, vivid display

Non-HD screen resolution ; Camera performance could have been better ; A fixed battery means you’ll need to manage your battery better

So, is Motorola’s Photon Q a good enough phone to keep the QWERTY alive? Probably not, considering it is probably the carrier's fourth best LTE phone. Still, for those who just can’t let the QWERTY go, the Photon Q does offer an outstanding keyboard to...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Phil Nickinson (androidcentral.com)

Sprint Motorola Photon Q review

 

It's not every day that a phone makes you want to put on a suit and tie. And pants. That's one of the perks of this job -- we can review any phone, at any time, and any stage of undress we s...

But that's beyond the scope of the phone. If you're looking for a slider Android phone on Sprint, the Photon Q is a no-brainer.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Adama D. Brown (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

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is arguably Motorola’s best device for texters and emailers since the Droid 3, and has a lot of things that will make business travelers happy. Unfortunately, it also has some compromises that make it problematic for that...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Fisher (pocketnow.com)

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

 

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is one of very few Sprint smartphones with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but it can't succeed on that distinction alone. It's got not one, but two venerable brand names to live up to. Read our full review (and watch the...

Spacious, comfortable hardware keyboard ; Solid build ; Good battery life ; World phone ; Useful, light UI customizations

UI occasionally lags ; Fair-to-middling camera quality ; Exclusive to an immature network

With the Photon Q 4G LTE, Motorola succeeds on a few fronts. It spruces up Sprint’s unremarkable hardware-QWERTY lineup, and gives Verizon Wireless converts looking for a Droid 4-like experience reason to consider the Now Network. More important,...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Motorola Photon Q for Sprint

 

Motorola's latest Android smartphone focuses on the 4G-lovin', keyboard-cravin' Sprint customer who also has a hankerin' for some hot hardware. The Photon Q delivers these and more in a tidy tool.

Aug, 2012

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