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Hands on with the Motorola Photon 4G

0. phoneArena 29 Jul 2011, 12:15 posted on

Motorola's newest superphone has landed, read on for our initial impression...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 11:30

1. Harry Greer (unregistered)


How is the screen quality? How does it compare to the Droid X2 and the Droid 3? If the screen does not look as bad as the X2, it sounds like the Bionic is going to be a pretty darn good phone.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 11:58

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Could this phone save Motorola's reputation this year? With Sprint bleeding customers, I don't see the strongest sales, but I think it'll at least make a showing.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 12:34 1

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Wasn't Sprint supposed to pick up pissed off customers from the AT&T-Mobile merger?

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:18

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, theoretically, but it posted a bet loss of subscribers last quarter.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 14:32 2

10. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


"Sprint Nextel today reported that its second-quarter net loss widened to $847 million or $0.28 per share, from $760 million or $0.25 per share in the same quarter last year. However, the company added nearly 1.1 million total net wireless subscribers primarily driven by net prepaid subscriber additions (net postpaid additions for the Sprint brand were 275,000). The company achieved its best ever postpaid churn of 1.75 percent and the lowest prepaid churn in almost six years at 4.14 percent. The company continues to expect net postpaid subscriber additions for the full year 2011 and to improve total net wireless subscriber additions in 2011, as compared to 2010."
Networkdood was the poster not me.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 12:13

44. You're A Tool (unregistered)


HA. Reading FAIL.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 12:59

45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sprint-posts-wider-loss-in-Q2-as-subscribers-flock-to-other-carriers_id20722

Not quite, according to this.

If I'm wrong I'm wrong. But understand this: I rarely talk out of my ass.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 14:09

54. danalmillan (Posts: 25; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


What you may not realize is that Sprint only lost that many customers due to the premier plan changes and the $10 premium data smart phone charge. I expected to see Sprint drop because these changes ticked off a lot of people. If they are done with the major policy changes then I do not think they will lose customers at that high of a rate again! JMO though

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 00:48

29. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


You mean Verizon bleeding customers.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 06:35

37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


As in the company that gained the most subscribers last quarter?

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 10:07

39. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


As in the company that bleeds customers dry.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 11:21

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, can't disagree that their prices are high. But they also invest a hell of a lot into their network; last I checked, it was twice as much per year as AT&T does.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 20:29

52. The Devil (unregistered)


AT&T put 1% back into their infrastructure versus Verizon's 10%. That's a lot more than double.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 12:16

3. Newton122189 (unregistered)


How do you figure that it doesn't have Motorola Blur? Just because it has some Sprint ID app doesn't mean that the UI doesn't look different than stock Android. That UI is Motorola Blur, it might be slightly different than the version on the Droid 3 but it's not stock Android.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 14:24 1

9. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


But its also not moto blur. Moto got rid of that..

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:03

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I don't care what Motorola calls it, it's still Motoblur and you know it.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:19

6. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I think its going to be a great phone getting my Sunday can't wait

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:34

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


so far from what we were trained on this phone, its seems to be a very nice device and a bit oriented to business people too..
Its also global which is one of the nicest features of the phone!!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 14:17 2

8. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Lag......... Android's Legacy.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 14:37 1

11. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Look at the battery? It is about to die, that is why it is laggy.

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 05:41

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I haven't noticed lag on the EVO 3D. Last I checked, the EVO 3D used Android as its OS.

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 13:27

50. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)


It was mostly laggy because the phone was just powered on... Most android phones lag within the first few minutes of it being booted. It has to upload and refresh data for certain applications.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 14:38 2

12. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


It is a nice looking phone.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:01 1

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Always with lag excuses. I have seen people with a FULL battery use this phone and it lags. I can understand single core phones lagging but with dual cores, its unacceptable.

I have been using the G2X for the past couple days now running with full stock 2.3 and a dual core processor. There is not one hint of lag, everything opens and closes instantly. The only thing that stutters any is on heavy based flash websites which the SGS2 has been the only phone to be able to at ease. Forget this phone, get the SGS2 when it comes out.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:36 1

24. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


So how did you see it being use? Do they work for Sprint or Motorola. Or a tech review site because it is not out yet?

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 06:24

36. sun0066 (Posts: 142; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


shut the f off

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 15:49 1

15. KingK (unregistered)


So clueless, that's just boot up lag. Phone is fast and smooth.

Even SGS2 has lag in certain spots

It's like people talking about lag on Atrix, using one, I see no lag at all. Learn how to use a phone properly and stop passing on the same drivel when you've never spent a lot of time with a phone except at a store demo.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 16:12

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


So you have used both devices right? Both the Photon and the SGS2 to know which one lags right? No I don't think so, I have never seen any SGS2 lag. This phone lags like crazy and theres no way this phone is as smooth and responsive during web browsing like the SGS2 is.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 18:21 1

19. theBankRobber (unregistered)


So your saying you have played with this phone? It isn't even out yet so how could you have played with this phone? Why are you on here praising the SGSII, its a nice phone but myself and others are getting this phones because of its features. Say what u want about this phone but it will be a great phone.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 19:51

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Because I have owned and used the Droid 3. Similar phones with the same amount of lag. I know the Bionic and Photon will both lag while the SGS2 will completely outshine all of them. I have watched several videos of the SGS2 and people have put a lot of tests through it. They have ALL agreed that the SGS2 is lag free on every department.

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