Review: Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon Wireless
The Droid 4's camera can shoot at a maximum of 8 megapixels and is aided by auto-focus and a flash. This triple attack leads to good results most of the time. Some of the shots I took in my dark office turned out perfect, with solid focus, little grain, and good exposure — despite the fact that I had the flash turned off. The flash is bright, but is best used only when shooting people, otherwise you're in store for nasty glare.
Outdoors, the Droid 4 performed well. The bulk of images I shot were clear and sharp, were colorful and correctly exposed, and had good white balance and little grain/noise.
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The Droid 4 shoots video at a max resolution of 1080p HD. You can reduce that to cut down on file size if you wish. The Droid 4 suffers a bit from the same ailment I've seen on a number of 1080p HD phones: it gets a case of the shakes when panned about. For whatever reason, moving the phone while recording causes a severe shaking of the resultant video. It's jarring to the eyes to watch. Dialing the resolution down to 720p solves this issue.
Otherwise, the video is free of grain, insanely sharp, and correctly exposed. You'll want to share it, no doubt.
Jan 9, 2012
Verizon Wireless today announced the Motorola Droid 4, the fourth-generation Android device that has a 4-inch qHD display and support for Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network. The Droid 4 is a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
Motorola has a couple of new LTE Droids here at CES. The Droid 4 brings the original Droid series in the 4G era.
Mar 19, 2013
Verizon Wireless indicated that the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone will begin to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update today. The update will be pushed over the air and adds a number of new features, such as Google Now.
Dec 7, 2012
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.
Oct 20, 2012
Motorola has updated the list of devices that will receive updated versions of Android and is revealing for the first time those slated to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD are all schedule to receive the Jelly Bean update before the end of the year.