Display and Hardware:
The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprints latest specimen; its a right super phone with a dual-core processor, large qHD display, and WiMAX with a gimmicky 3D camera. Motorola further flavored things up with a dash of WebTop functionality.
Display and Hardware:
- 158g (5.57oz) and 12.2mm (0.48 inches)
- Cut-off corners, subtly curved top and bottom edges.
- Sheet of Gorilla glass that protects the 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
- Its reddish black over the display and blueish grey around it
- Sensors, earpiece, front-facing camera and notification light above the screen, plus the space housing the primary microphone and four capacitive buttons (menu, home, back, search) below the display. Hard plastic coated in a glossy gunmetal-colored lacquer that wraps around the left and right sides.
- A pair of secondary microphones.
- Widget Clock and the home-screen.
- 1,650mAh battery, a SIM slot for the GSM / HSPA radio and a microSD card reader and 16GB built-in storage.
- Volume rocker and camera button (both ridged for grip) are located on the right side, power / lock key, headphone jack on the top edge, and a pair of micro-HDMI and micro-USB connectors
- NVIDIAs snappy 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 SoC, a 1GB of RAM, eight (!) radios: WiMAX, CDMA / EV-DO, GSM / EDGE (quadband), UMTS / HSPA (tri-band 850/1,900/2,100MHz), WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS / AGPS and FM (phew).
- 4.3-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) TFT panel the screen is bright even in direct sunlight, with beautiful colors, ink-like blacks and wide viewing angles.
- Call and reception typically high standards Audio playback sounded with the loudness and clarity of the built-in speaker.
- Battery lasted 5 hr and 54 min and a full day on a single charge.
- 8 megapixel auto-focus cameras takes lovely pictures and a dual-LED flash ,glass pod with the same two-tone coating
- The mechanical shutter on the original Droid X and Milestone XT720, three microphones (one on the front, two in the back).
- No night mode and pictures shot in low light just end up looking dim even when adjusting exposure offers a rather limited number of settings.
- The digital zoom can be controlled by pressing the volume rocker, touch-to-focus, flash mode (auto, on, off), scenes (like sport), effects (sepia, etc), picture modes (including panorama) and a few additional options in the menus (such as resolution and exposure).
- For video, the scenes setting change which of the three microphones are active
- Photon captures video in HD (720p) at a smooth 30fps
- No auto-focus of any kind when recording videos, making close-ups nigh impossible.
- Latest version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4)
- Motorola-specific widgets and apps (such as Gallery, Messaging and Music) with variety popular social networks.
- In addition to seven home screens, the UI features four dock icons customized like in TouchWiz.
- The leftmost icon brings up the app tray, which can be organized in groups (defaults are All apps, Recent, Downloaded and Sprint).
- Gingerbread, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM
- Needing improvement is WebTop, which remains sluggish.
- News, Social Networking, Rich Location, and Tasks, file manager, Quickoffice (with support for editing documents), Skype, a task manager and TeleNav.
- Car Dock app different from Googles
- Including NASCAR, Sprint ID, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint Radio, Sprint TV & Movies, Sprint Worldwide and Sprint Zone (useful for managing your account).
Speaking about overall performance, the Photon 4G is fast. With its stunning display, impressive battery life and solid performance, Motorolas and Sprints best handset ever. Motorola Photon 4G is a good deal but at $200 (on contract) the Photon is definitely the first super phone.
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