Official Verizon DROID 4 specs leak
0. phoneArena 26 Nov 2011, 14:43 posted on
Things are moving quickly with the DROID 4, we just heard about the release date a couple days ago and now we're getting the official list of specs for the new Motorola slider on Verizon...
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1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1920; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
How close to the Razr are we talking here? Steel frame, GorillaGlass, and Kevlar skin as well? With the removable rear cover to access the SD card slot does that mean it may have a replaceable battery, or does the Razr have the removable cover as well?
Will the GSM radio be HSPA+ capable for the best of both worlds?
4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1920; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I do like the h/w qwerty. One thing that always gets me about touch interfaces is not being able to see through my fingers and hands. A beautiful screen and game graphics are moot when you're looking at the back of your knuckles.
I also like the 4" display versus the 4.3" display. Used a colleagues 4.3" phone and it just didn't feel right for me, like holding an old GameBoy instead of a phone; didn't like the fit in my pocket.
Since the Razr and Droid 4 both have the same type of display does .3" smaller size equate to better resolution (pixel density, whatever you want to call it)?
G'Nex may have just taken a backseat for me now. Especially if it has the TI OMAP 4460 vs the 4430. (But that would probably be a big 'F.U.' to everyone that just got the Razr I guess).
I think I'm looking at my next phone.
3. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
look like the droid 4 is gonna be a MUST HAVE phone from Verizon
10. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
it would be a must have if they waited for ICS, made the screen 720p, made it one of the first quad core phones, and made it thinner. It is ok the way it is but not much of an upgrade from the 4 month old Droid 3. They should at least wait 4 more months and update the specs to release the droid 4
24. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Kill that noise, no one needs a 720p screen on a phone. I bet there are TV's and Monitors in your house that don't have that kind of density. And now that two or three devices have them it's a must? Yeah whatever.
And cut the ICS bulls**t...do you realize how long it took to get Gingerbread on a device after the Nexus S launched? Now you're expecting devices to launch with them before the Galaxy Nexus has even launched in all markets? Wake up man...
32. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Nobody needs a desktop PC. Nobody needs 2gb video cards. Nobody needs fiber optic internet. Nobody needs a color phone.
37. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Yes but in the pantheon of features no one needs, a 720p display on a >10in display is certainly in the running for Zeus.
And unless you live in a third world country, or are pushing 80, then you certainly do need a PC, whether it's a desktop or laptop kinda doesn't matter.
38. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
The point is that needs evolve over time. History has shown that making a blanket statement in the form of "Nobody needs [xxxxx]" is wildly incorrect and short-sighted.
You failed to grasp that from my comment, which are quotes from industry leaders who were wrong.
41. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
That's pretty short-sighted in and of itself. What's the actual benefit of this "evolution"? That you can't make out pixels around the text? Big whoop. I've seen the rezound's display and while it's an improvement over other SLCD displays and super sharp, it isn't a big one. Viewing angles are still just ok, and it could stand to be brighter, it's also exerting 4x the stress on a GPU that hasn't gotten any more powerful since it debuted and the same goes for battery life. Those are two big hits so people can ogle a 4.3 - 4.6 in. display and go "look how sharp the text is! Sure the battery life is compromised by it and graphically intensive tasks actually run worse....but look how sharp the text is!" Till there's a real benefit, it isn't evolution, it's a gimmick just like 3D.
39. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
No, I don't "need" a 720p screen on my phone, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless! I am continually amazed at what I can read on my Rezound (full web pages without the need to zoom). So no, it's not a must-have for most people, but like HDTV, once you've seen it, anything less isn't enough.
40. McLTE (Posts: 746; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
And with the way technology is advancing in phones.. I'm very hesitant to buy a phone without a 720p screen.
720p screens are well on their way to being the benchmark, so I want to make sure I have a phone that is current and I will not be missing out on future apps/content that may be developed for 720p.
In addition.. the 720p screens look AMAZING! My wife's Rezound looks very very good!
5. ChafedBanana (Posts: 364; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
The RAZR does not have a removable battery cover.
6. bucky (Posts: 1986; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
the more motorola releases the same phone over and over again, the less people will buy. Just my opinion here, but I wont buy motorola simply because its overtaken in a month.
7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1920; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
If you're worried about that, buy an unlocked phone and upgrade at your leisure. Otherwise, people are locked into a 2 year (20 month until early upgrade?) contract on average, and not everyone's contract expires at the same time. It's nice to know there's an upgrade waiting right then and there.
The way I look at it this, a new phone being released in no way takes away from what my phone did when I bought it and every incremental step forward helps streamline the technology that will be available when I'm ready to upgrade.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5382; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
In other words....the more choice they give consumers....the less they will chose?
Everybody doesnt want a slide out keyboard, everybody doesnt like all touch screens. Everybody's contract and upgrade time isnt up or available at the same time.
I agree in Android land you cant play keep up with the Jonses cuz the phones come out left n right.
22. bucky (Posts: 1986; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
It takes too much away from timely updates and accessories. Android really needs some good docks
8. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)
this looks so... Fake... you can tell by the actual picture of the phone vs the leak screen shot. phone shape itself does not even look like that.
9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1080; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Didn't the Droid 3 only come out a few months ago?
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it came out in July i believe. i\'ve had it since it came out and it\'s had a pretty good run.
34. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1080; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
How is 5 months a good run? I miss the time when they would put out the successor yearly, not as fast as they can pop out a new one. So is it ok then for the Droid 5 to come out in April then? I guess it is if you happen to have an upgrade then.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i do too but compared to what happened with the Bionic it was a good run and i actually do not have any upgrades so with this one i'm going to have to be creative and when the King gets creative he usually ends up with the prize. ;]
12. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)
I LOVE IT!! a great upgrade for my Droid 2!
15. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
The best Android line ever. Period. End of story. It revived Motorola, gave Verizon something to compete with the iPhone when AT&T had it all to themselves, and has proven itself to have staying power beyond any other line. I just grabbed myself a great penny deal on a Focus "S", but believe me- I want the Droid 4 as well. Had the timing on my needs been better, I would have been a proud owner.
A decade from now, I bet the Droid line will still be going strong.
16. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
Droid 2 was garbage. Droid 3 also underachieved and is plagued with software bugs. Why are you all so hyped for this phone?
17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
heh, i've had both of those phones and i have no idea what you're talking about. xD
21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3060; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
You can say what you want about the Droid 2 and Droid X but the Droid 3 and above Motorola devices have all worked very well. If this is basically a Droid Razr with a slightly smaller display, slide outkeyboard, and has a removable battery, that's pretty much a win if you ask me. Keep the GGlass, keep the Super Amoled Advanced qHD display, dual core 1.2ghz processor, and finally 1gb of ram. Again, that's a win.
28. cthunder (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Rory, Well said. And I am sooo glad (still sporting the orginal droid, rooted of course) I didn't blow my 2 year on the Droid 3. If the release date rumors are true. I will be owning this phone in January. I always give a new phone at least a month before I even think of buying one.
42. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3060; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I wouldnt blame you and with Motorola stating the RAZR is ICS ready, I don't see why the Droid 4 isnt as well.
18. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Sadly ny friends, the age of the qwerty phone is coming to a demise. There are a large amount of people who prefer them aesthetically. it this is the last of a dying breed.
It's a RAZR with a keyboard. and 12 mm is quite thin for a qwerty slider anyway.
20. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
There will always- ALWAYS- be a large market for keyboards. I will miss mine for the time I own a full touch screen. The Droid line leads the way with a premium, high spec device. It will be a runaway hit and will settle the debate about the need for choices.
23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3060; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
There will always be a market for qwerty phones. The Samsung Epic was one of the most wanted cell phones because you got a large 4 inch display with the slide out keyboard. Trust me, people still want 4+ inch qwerty android phones and that's not going to change.
26. ore123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
motorola should have waited for ICS to available for all ...
they should ship droid 4 out of the box with ICS rather than gingerbread .. :(
27. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Was really hoping to see 32GB onboard here.
29. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
I love my droid 2 and waiting for the nexus I would have gotten the droid 4 but by next month the droid 5 and droid 6 would be out. And the improvements are not even that much of an upgrade kinda like the iphone.
30. hitechredneck (Posts: 86; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
What no quad core processor yet? Still running a motorola backflip. Won't upgrade until the quad cores come out and ice cream sandwhich. Lord knows Qualcomm released the specs to the quad core processors in february of this year and nvidia already has the tegra 3 out on the asus already. Phones need to catch up with the times.
31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
holy s**t! it looks hot! The best qwerty I've seen so far.
And the very first qwerty which looks better than E7.
33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I will stick with my RAZR - it has a bigger screen and SMOOOOOTH backing - I do miss being able to pull the battery out when I want to, but I cam live with that. Phone came with a class 4 16GB microSD card. 1 cent cost, no taxes, no ship. Very loud for sound effects, notifications, ringtones, etc. GPS works flawlessly.
I wonder if has the CIG tracker.logger program installed in it?