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Motorola DROID 4

74
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

As the latest addition to Verizon's red-eyed family, the Droid 4 improves upon its predecessors' keyboards, offering physical QWERTY fans one of the most refined experiences on the market.

Pros
  • Top-notch QWERTY keyboardResponsive 4-inch qHD displayHealthy battery lifeFast LTE speeds
Cons
  • Non-removable 1,785mAh batteryClumsy backplate
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

90
wanorris
I love this phone. It's the best there is at what it does, which is give you...read more
90
jwkles
This is a great phone and I do recommend it. The only problem i have found with...read more
90
foreverloved
I had this phone for about a month and bought it off the Verizon Wireless website....read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Slider (Landscape)
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen, Qwerty keyboard (Capacitive [finger]) (5 rows)
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G (up to12.5 hours)
Standby time (max)
204 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1785 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Js, Flash)
Email
Yes (Imap, Push)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (MP3 / audio)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe, North america (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma, Lte (Gsm, Gprs) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (EV-DO rA) (Yes)

Display

Screen size
4 inches
Screen resolution
Other (960x540)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)
Pixel density
275 PPI

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
CPU cores
Dual-core

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
Kickstand
No