Motorola Photon 4G

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Motorola Photon 4G review

Summary

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

Pros
  • Stunning displayImpressive battery lifeSolid performance
Cons
  • Average cameraSingle detent camera buttonNo laptop dock
Motorola Photon 4G review

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 dual-core processor, large qHD display, and of course, WiMAX. Instead of trying to wow us with a gimmicky 3D camera, it differentiates itself by being Sprint's first global phone with WiMAX, and as such supports CDMA / EV-DO for North America along with GSM / HSPA for the rest of the world. Motorola further spices things up with a dash of WebTop functionality, something it first introduced on the Atrix 4G. So, is the Photon just the smartphone flavor du jour, or does it stand out from the seasonal crowd? How does it compare to the EVO 3D and the other Android flagships? Hit the break for our full review.

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
9.3
Display
8.9
Battery life
8.0
Camera
7.6
Ease of use
8.7
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Specs

Photon

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

Photon

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
View Full Specs
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