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Review: Motorola Photon 4G

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Aug 1, 2011, 9:40 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Motorola fields its first WiMax handset for Sprint in the Photon 4G, a new super slab that takes every feature to the nth degree. Motorola sends this Photon torpedo into the heart of the smartphone competition in hopes of blowing them all up. Does Motorola succeed?

Motorola debuts its first WiMax handset for Sprint in the Photon 4G, a Gingerbread-packing monoblock of sheer smartphone power. If HTC's WiMax handsets aren't turning you on, the Photon 4G should get you all hot and bothered. Here's why.

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vphonzter

Aug 15, 2011, 1:15 PM

The flaws I saw

These are the flaws that I found in the first day of using the phone:

1. The USB/charging port & HDMI port are located on the left side of the phone, which make it impossible to stand the phone on the kickstand if any of the cables are plugged in. Also chances are that you will need to plug either of the two while you are using the kickstand. I cannot watch movies on my Netflix (during which I almost always need my charger) on the kickstand.

2. The battery backup I experienced was not amazing. Rather after charging the phone overnight, I had to put it back on for charging at around 1:30 pm. All I did was a little messaging and a couple of small calls.

I still am in the 30 days period so I am going to take my time and decide if it i...
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Also, I can notice a slight lag coming up when I unlock the screen and when I move between screens.
I would be glad if someone could help me compare this monzter with the Evo 3D, which has a similar processor and slightly better look with the Sense ...
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theking7830

Aug 2, 2011, 3:52 AM

Another wannabe EVO

Is anybody else out there getting tired of all these wannabe EVO 4G phones out there... this phone is excactly the same thing... common android lets do something different.....
It's not exactly like the EVO. It has world roaming and a better display than the EVO.

Did you read the review? In our tests, it performs much better than the EVO on fundamentals like signal strength and battery life.

This phone has almost every...
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theking7830 said:
Is anybody else out there getting tired of all these wannabe EVO 4G phones out there... this phone is excactly the same thing... common android lets do something different.....


Okay, kids, I know i...
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like a disgruntled Evo owner who is self conscious that his phone is no longer top dog with Sprint.

Even if that's not the case, it's hard to understand the thought of "copying" the Evo...so it copies the Evo because it has a large screen, no keybo...
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rawvega

Aug 1, 2011, 10:44 PM

Would have been the perfect phone for me...

...if only Motorola would have had the foresight to include CDMA800 ESMR support in it! Oh well... Crying or Very sad
rawvega said:
...if only Motorola would have had the foresight to include CDMA800 ESMR support in it! Oh well... Crying or Very sad


By the time that's implemented, this phone will be obsolete and you'd be due for an upgrade any...
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