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Motorola DROID 4 unboxing

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Motorola DROID 4 unboxing
Seven months after seeing the last DROID-only branded handset from Motorola, we’re quickly approaching the release of its successor in the Motorola DROID 4. One of the biggest complaints about the Motorola DROID 3 was the fact that it arrived on the scene without 4G LTE connectivity. Well folks, Motorola has solved that problem right off the bat with this one, while still making some iterative improvements in various aspects of the device, like its faster dual-core processor, double the RAM, and higher capacity 1,785 mAh battery. Thankfully, pricing is undoubtedly respectable at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.

Donning that typical packaging design akin to the DROID series, it doesn’t necessarily have the same luster as before seeing its metallic-like appearance has been overdone – and by overdone, we mean to the point excessive. Sure it features a DROID eye wielding image of the handset on its front and back sides, but as a whole, it lacks the allure to justify itself as something from a prominent line in the Android family. Moreover, there’s nothing out of the ordinary included with the device inside of the box, which consists of its usual set of documentation, microUSB cable, and wall charger. Interestingly, there’s one particular accessory included that catches us off guard. Regarded as the “removal tool,” it reminds us of the iPhone’s SIM card slot removal tool, but instead, it enables us to remove its rear cover.

Motorola DROID 4 unboxing
Motorola DROID 4 unboxing
Motorola DROID 4 unboxing
Motorola DROID 4 unboxing


Even before trying out the removal tool, we managed to get its back cover off completely with enough force – making us wonder why it’s even necessary to have the tool. Yet another surprise to us, its 1,785 mAh battery is not removable by the user, which is blatantly made known by the sticker covering everything. We won’t go into the specifics about the handset, seeing we’ve had plenty of time checking it out back at CES, but worth noting is the glowing landscape QWERTY keyboard that seems to somehow improve upon the design and layout of last year’s model. Certainly, we’re itching to play with this one, even with its less than premium feel. Don’t worry, we’ll have our in-depth review shortly! We promise!



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posted on 09 Feb 2012, 00:29

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


people were probably complaining about getting the back off the Droid 3, it was a bitch to get off until you wore it down over time.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 00:36 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow! non-removable battery? whyyy!? that actually takes a few points from this phone for me as a saw it as a significant advantage over the Razr. I also see this is running 2.3.6 out of the box.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 00:38

3. asrr62 (Posts: 31; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


another lulzy phone from motorola.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 01:24

4. Motosurf (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Disappointed at the plastic sound it makes...

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 02:13 3

5. Droid800 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Dude. They included the removal tool for a reason. If you keep taking the cover off by brute force, you'll wear out the connector that locks it into place.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 08:10

6. CUL8TR (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


USELESS DROID MOTOROLA

D2
D3
NOW D4

PVR540 WHY NOT THE MP2 WHY PVR540

WHY NOT TIOMAP 4460 OR 70

WHY NOT 2MP FRONT

WHY NOT 12MP REAR

WHY NOT SLIMMER

YOU CALL THIS REVOLUTION EVOLUTION

WHY NOT 2500 MAH LIPOLY

YOU NEVER LEARN MOTOROLA DO YOU

REALLY LOVE THE PHONE BUT LET DOWN BY SPECS

AND YOU MANUFACTURE NO TO RUN ANDROID YOU NEED LOADS A POWER CAUSE ITS HUNGRY RESCOURCE

WHY NOT 2GB RAM

WHY NOT

WHY

CAN U GIVE ME AN ANSWER

THE QUESTION IS

&& W H Y %%

W H Y

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 08:14

7. CUL8TR (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


MOTOROLA IS IT ARE WE ASKING TO MUCH

IT IS POSSIBLE

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 11:34 3

8. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


Take your meds bro, it's going to be okay.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 13:49 1

9. AndresJ (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I wonder will there be after the release droid 4 maxx tooo.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 14:29

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it might at least be worth waiting to see if a white version comes out. xD

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 15:14

12. trumpet116 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


would be too fat; I doubt it.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 15:12 1

11. trumpet116 (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


"qHD resolution is decent...we can see some things with it."
"SOME THINGS"? qHD on a 4 inch screen is excellent..and you can sure as hell see more than "some things" on it! You made it sound like the resolution is VGA or something...

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 16:36

13. DatabaseMX (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 May 2009)


No can remove battery (DUMB), no will buy phone!
Next!!!!

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 18:45

14. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


DROID DOESN'T.

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