- Reception and call quality No comments
- Display No comments
- Battery life To be fair, apart from the RAZR MAXX there are few Android phones with what I'd describe as excellent battery life.
- Camera I wouldn't buy this for the camera.
- Ease of use Like many of you, I prefer stock Android, but Motorola's customizations are relatively minimal and rarely get in the way.
- Design and form factor I'm not a huge fan of Motorola's design language, but the keyboard is well-designed.
- Portability (size / weight) Obviously the presence of a keyboard means you're not going to get a phone as thin as a RAZR, S3, or One S, but all things considered the size is good.
- Media support No comments
- Durability No comments
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) No comments
So I'm happy to report that during the week or so that I've been carrying around the Photon Q LTE I found it to be a pretty good option for anyone that wants a keyboard. As far as Android phones go it's nothing too remarkable given the other options out there, but the keyboard itself is good. Not perfect -- I'd change the placement of the caps lock key, among other things -- but it's fairly tactile, with well-spaced keys for a phone of this size (and the keyboard doesn't add that much heft to the phone).
I wouldn't recommend it over any of the top phones on the market right now, but I showed this thing to a few people who love having a keyboard and more than one said this was exactly what they were looking for.
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