Motorola DROID 4 User Guide now live on Motorola web site
If you have had your fill of specs and you want some different information to look at, how about taking a peek at the Motorola DROID 4's User Guide? Yeah, that's right. You can actually get a look-see at the guide before you put your hard-earned money down for the phone. All you need to do is visit the sourcelink and away you go.
1. Birds (Posts: 918; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I don't want to be rude but, it is not a big enough upgrade to the Droid 3.
2. droid4all (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)
I would agree and disagree with you. If you have a Droid 3 than no it's not really an upgrade, there are still additions but not enough to warrant buying a new phone. You probably wouldn't even notice the difference other than the keyboard. If you have a Droid 2, I would say it's an upgrade. There are many things that have been advanced since Droid 2.
Kinda the way i felt when the DroidX2 was released, it wasn't enough changes for me to upgrade. I still have the DroidX. Now the Droid Razr Maxx to me is enough to warrant an upgrade coming from the DroidX.
4. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
You r not rude...its the truth..no worth the two year commitment and 50 dollar increase. D3 is 99 now..when D4 launches expect 49.00...that is the one i would get
8. snowgator (Posts: 3149; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I agree with all the assessments here but one: If you are up between the Droid 3 and the Droid 4, I would certainly consider the 4 even at the higher price. Verizon will certainly have LTE in more markets, if not all of them, by the end of 2012, and they still should be offering the 4 GB data plan for LTE devices. I can imagine the price falling on the D4 fairly quickly, at least down to 200.00. That may be worth it to some buyers.
Now, if you have the D3 and are happy with it , then the D4 isn't much of an upgrade. Or, if you are shopping for a great device on a small budget, or could care less about LTE (do those customers still exist on Verizon?), then the D3 is still a great option.
7. cthunder (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Not Really, This is what the Droid 3 should have been. Why they decided to make the Droid 3 non LTE is beyond me. If the Droid 4 had the Super Amoled display of the Razr. This would hands down be well worth the upgrade from the 3 to the 4.
9. JC557 (Posts: 677; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Not just that but the Droid 4 has LTE, CDMA and GSM for global roaming. The keyboard seems to have changed a little and I dig the shell design more than the Droid 3. Hopefully the battery is bigger and the chips used are more efficient.
I could stand Pentile if it's AMOLED but here's hoping it won't have a pentile display.
3. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
The only change in the manual should be Droid 3 to Droid 4. Spec wise...LTE and 512mb more Ram is the only difference and 50.00 more than D3. To me that is not an upgrade..ibwould just stick with the D3 because that Lte network is not up to par in my book. Im in a LTE city and dont get a 4g connection 90% of the time...stuck on 3g... most of the time until i take my phone into Vw and then the phone switches to LTE.
5. Synack (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Just like every other Droid, this one is junk. No point in buying it. People bought the first one because it was a good phone for the time and upgraded quickly. But there are so many other better phones now.
6. cthunder (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Just like ever other Droid, this one is junk? I highly disagree. Being a OG Droid owner this phone is right up my alley and definitely worth the upgrade. There are 4 phones worth buying on the market right now. The Galaxy, Rezound, Razr and soon to be the Droid 4.
Sure the Galaxy is probably the best phone on the market. But there is no way you could say the Razr and the Droid 4 are junk. Both will give the Galaxy a run for it's money. Especially when both get ICS.
The Droid 4′s biggest sellling point is its slide-out keyboard and LTE. And despite the dominance of multitouch display phones, some smartphone users (such as myself) still want physical keys. Although after playing with the Razr it has peeked my interest. It's the first multitouch phone I could actually type on without making mistakes.