Motorola DROID 4 hands-on
0. phoneArena 10 Jan 2012, 15:53 posted on
If there’s one thing we like about the DROID 4 over the DROID RAZR, it has to be that it’s easier to handle because it’s not as massive in size – though, it adds some thickness to its body. Still, it’s obviously warranted considering it’s tucking away that always...
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1. e.wvu (unregistered)
I like the keyboard, but not the overall design...
18. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
I agree. I guess I might not get a keyboard phone this time. BTW, I was surprised to not see much said about it's hefty thickness.
An unrelated note, and perhaps uncalled for, with exception to MH's (and another who wrote a pretty good in-depth article recently) articles and some insightful comments (not mine), I find a lot of PA to be very consumerist.
I feel there's not much point to keep coming to the site as regularly as I used to. Glad that the site has expanded tho, and perhaps these changes are just to be expected.
2. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
Looks like a nice addition to the Droid family.
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i dig it. (:
shame about the plastic though. i guess Moto was thinking they were getting too heavy which i didn't mind one bit but i know there's whiners out there so what can you do. i'm sure it still feels Motorola though. it would be a tough decision between this and the MAXX. once i trade my Bionic for a Razr i'll probably try to shoot for the 4.
6. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Yeah, I am with you on the plastic body. Having a Samsung right now, I put a case on it and I liked the weight and feel a lot better as soon as I did. I know plastic doesn't really mean cheap, but it just isn't as nice to hold as a metal phone. Love Motorola's build. The phones that come from their camp just ooze quality these days, and while I know lighter and thinner is the way to go it kinda bums me out to see the best keyboard line going right now go plastic.
I am really kinda curious what phone you end up with. Keeping an eye on you, buddy.....
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, the substantial, industrial feel of Motorola's Droids win me over every time. i just hope it doesn't feel too much different from the Droid 3.
cool, i'm keeping tabs on you too gator. (:
4. Boezhe (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Nice, but I'm sure it has 4G connectivity issues like everything Motorola right now.
5. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
no amoled :( no kevlar and steel :( no high res screen...this is a very very incremental upgrade from the D3
Still love moto
7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeaaah but i guess it was due. i'd almost say that what the Droid 3 turned out to be was a mistake but it was such a good phone in it's time, it still is albeit lacking 4G LTE and it's done so well not to mention it'll still hold up for Global users.
10. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)
im curious...is the display still pentile? because i see jagged battery icon.
im expecting more from Motorola but it seems they still choose pentile over higher display tech
12. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
pentile isn't a "tech" it's just a catch-all term for the arrangement of the subpixels
16. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i can live without it for the sake of keeping the keyboard and besides SAA has it's down sides as well so if you become influenced by a good enough trade-off they will be much more noticeable to you.
13. downphoenix (Posts: 2373; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I wonder when the droid 5 is coming out... I bet June or July. Might as well wait for that. Or the Droid 6 in December. LOL.
14. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Basically, if you wanted a DROID RAZR with a physical keyboard, this is the phone for you.
15. pimpclark (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
A little bothered by the lack of GSM/Global capability, hmm, not sure when they will get an LTE device with global capability. Disappointing, one step forward and one step backward.
19. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
i would love to see 4.5 screen with a physical keyboard
20. SuckerBait (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)
I've been following the Droid 4 news but maybe not closely enough... I dont see an SD Card slot in any of those photos but I thought the back was not removable so how/where am I supposed to insert mine?
21. Robyaheard (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
Well since I recently got the DROID Charge and seeing this is making me want the phone..Well I want to know if Verizon is planning on a release day, and staring price.