Review: Motorola Photon 4G
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Riddle me this! WILL THE PHOTON 4G GET ANDROID 4.0 ICS? YES OR NO SIMPLY PUT!
Rollouts begin in Q3 2012
won't roam on Verizon from Spring?
I've noticed though, that this phone doesn't seem to want to roam onto Verizon's network from Sprint. I dive an area in LA called "Beverly Glen" (for those of you who aren't familiar) 2x/day back and forth from work. Sprint's coverage in the middle of the canyon there is particularly bad and on my HTC Shift, the little roaming triangle would come up and I'd be able to talk on Verizon's network for that portion of the Canyon where Sprint had little to no coverage.
Same route with this phone and all I get are "no bars- I don't get "no service" so I think the phone is staying locked onto a very weak (probably echoing) Sprint Signal but it never seem...
Did you update your PRL file?
Do not buy this phone!
Has anyone tried the GSM side of the phone here in the states?
I was hoping that the pictures I took while in "office" profile would be the only ones that were displayed in the gallery from "office". But actually all are there.
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whose is getting this phone
I am a Sprint premier customer and received the Photon on Friday. I previously had the EVO 3D (upgraded from the EVO 4G). The Photon rocks. I get 4G coverage in areas that I never could with the HTC. It's fast, has excellent build qualit...
cool phone but...Motoblur sucks
I would wait...
The flaws I saw
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...
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 ...
Another wannabe 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...
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...
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...
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...
By the time that's implemented, this phone will be obsolete and you'd be due for an upgrade any...
Pictures don't transfer from my contacts
Is this going to be fixed or do I need to return this phone and go back to my Evo and wait for the I Phone?
Can you use the dock without tether charge
I wonder if Sprint will allow the dock on the standard plan (naturally with our carrier exclusive "premium data" charge)?
I'm going to upgrade to this phone
Questions will be:
Battery life? (way to short on my EVO)
Will it be better at WIMAX (bad on my EVO and a battery killer when the phone is searching for a WIMAX signal, whereas the Verizon charge LTE works consistently and doesn't kill the battery)?
Does it actually have GSM 1800? (not listed on the Motorola website specifications page but shown on Phonescoop.)