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Motorola Photon 4G / Electrify


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Oct 20, 2012, 4:00 PM
over in the "Motorola Talks Jelly Bean Updates for Its U.S. Devices" discussion:

Motorola also

originally promised ICS updates for some devices like the original Photon, and then later said no. Don't believe it until it actually happens folks.
3 replies

May 18, 2012, 3:44 PM
over in the "Motorola Says When Some Devices Getting Android 4.0" discussion:

This makes no sence

The Razr is a phone first device that does not even run android, how can it be upgraded to Android 4.0 ?

Did you mean the Droid Razr ?
9 replies

May 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
over in the "Voyager Mobile Launching May 15 with $19 Pre-Paid Plan" discussion:

So what is this Sprints 500th MVNO?

Oh lord... I can't anymore. I can't. Sprint makes it too easy smfh
4 replies

May 14, 2012, 1:26 PM
over in the "Voyager Mobile Launching May 15 with $19 Pre-Paid Plan" discussion:

Can you convert Sprint Phones to this plan????

Can you convert an existing Sprint Phone and phone number to this plan if it isn't under a Sprint contract???

Dec 28, 2011, 11:57 AM


As the subject line states, will the Photon 4G get the new OS when it's released? To me this should be a no-brainer given Google's $12.5 Billion acquisition that is underway to buy Motorola Mobility. I mean if the Samjunk (my spoof term for Samsung) GSII will get it, why not this? And please readers, I am disclosing upfront that I'll no longer consider Samjunk (my spoof term for Samsung) given the experience I had in getting the latest OS Upgrades on it. Two words...completely Painful! In February or March 2011 we finally got 2.2.1 after being promised to get it Q4 of 2010 and the day I added the iPhone 4s as a 3rd device to my account, low and behold we get 2.3.5. I am not going to be giving them a second chance to fail like this give...
2 replies

Oct 25, 2011, 3:47 AM

won't roam on Verizon from Spring?

Had this phone now for about 3 weeks- coming off HTC Evo Shift. Wanted bigger screen, etc.

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...
4 replies

Aug 12, 2011, 2:06 PM

Do not buy this phone!

This phone does nothing but crash from the minute I got it. Returning it for an EVO!
1 reply

Oct 8, 2011, 12:24 AM

Has anyone tried the GSM side of the phone here in the states?

I drive truck and find myself in places where my CDMA phone doesn't have coverage, but my prepaid GSM phone does. I saw that it was quad band, but haven't found out any info on if the gsm side of the phone is unlocked or what...

Oct 3, 2011, 11:00 AM

"Profiles" setting

Hello, I have the USCellular Electrify and can't find where I go to the "profile" settings for "work" "home" and "weekend" profile settings. I have seen it pop up when I didn't want to deal with it, but how do I get it when I want it?
1 reply

Jul 31, 2011, 8:59 AM

whose is getting this phone

I'm thinking of getting rid of my evo 3D for this one.. Any opinions..
4 replies

Aug 1, 2011, 11:02 PM

cool phone but...Motoblur sucks

I sell have sold phones for all 4 carriers and now feel bad for sprint employees and customers who will experience Motoblur for the first time.....it is annoying.......the servers r down 4 days.....and u absolutely can't use ur phone without logging in or creating an account on the phone and if u create 1 using computer u can't login on phonw cuz their "mobile servers" r down..it Motorolla's way of punishing the customers who left their razrs for blackberrys last decade....congrats Motorolla u won.
1 reply

Jul 30, 2011, 3:21 AM

I would wait...

Motorola has never really had a good track history of making CDMA phones for Sprint. Hence the long hiatus from...

7 replies

Aug 15, 2011, 1:15 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Photon 4G" discussion:

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...
1 reply

Aug 2, 2011, 3:52 AM
over in the "Review: Motorola Photon 4G" discussion:

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.....
5 replies

Aug 1, 2011, 10:44 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Photon 4G" discussion:

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... 😢
4 replies

Aug 2, 2011, 4:39 PM

Pictures don't transfer from my contacts

I had an EVO since it came out and was always able to sync my contact's picture from my laptop to my phone and visa versa. I just got the Photon and when I went to sync with my Microsoft Exchange, everything syncs except the contact's pictures. What's up with that?
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?

Jul 29, 2011, 2:04 PM

Thanks Sprint

Finally a phone worth the price of admission.

Jul 29, 2011, 9:51 AM

Can you use the dock without tether charge

When I saw the Atrix (AT&T) I liked the dock concept, enabling big keyboard screen support. However they won't let you use the dock without paying for tethering on AT$T. Which seems like a rip off since you are not sharing data with an external device only controlling your local one with a more accessible input device and screen.

I wonder if Sprint will allow the dock on the standard plan (naturally with our carrier exclusive "premium data" charge)?
2 replies

Jul 29, 2011, 9:40 AM

I'm going to upgrade to this phone

Looks like a winner. We have the XPRT which runs well.

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.)

Jun 13, 2011, 8:19 AM
over in the "Sprint Reveals Motorola Photon 4G" discussion:


Just like the Verizon Droid Bionic this phone is announced now but wont be launched anytime soon, if ever. I currently have a Sprint and a Verizon phone and ready to commit to one. ITS A RACE- Bionic or Photon wichever ACTUALLY launches first will win me!
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