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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Motorola Droid 4 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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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches

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 hour)
Standby time (max)
204 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1785 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD (microSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (yes)
Bluetooth
4.0

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript, Flash)
Email
yes (IMAP, Push email)

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 (960, 540)
Pixel density
275 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (yes) (no)

Hardware

CPU
1.2 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion), Ambient light, Gyroscope, Proximity

Other features

Flight mode
yes
Kickstand
no