Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE User Reviews
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Internet8.5/10Call quality7.3/10Battery4.5/10Reception7.8/10Display7.8/10Build quality6.8/10Text input8/10Everyday usage6.8/10UI speed6.5/10Camera6/10Multimedia7.5/10
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posted on 05 Nov 2014, 09:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)
Just a cheap knockoff of the DROID 4
midnightrebellion86 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I bought this phone when I switched from Verizon's Droid 3.Big mistake. I've had two of these phones and the screen glitched up and broke each time after several months of usage. I was forced to keep keyboard slid out at all times, so that the screen wouldn't glitch up.Build quality 1/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 3/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 6/10Display 6/10Battery 1/10
- Built in battery
- Flimsy screen
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posted on 16 May 2014, 14:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 16 May 2014)
The non-removable battery will kill the phone.
LouisCyphre has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had mine fail after having it for over 16 months two days ago. The battery failed, swelled up and apparently took out the microSD card slot. Non-removable batteries are a MAJOR ENGINEERING fault. That's the most likely component to fail. If the battery fails and swells on a phone with a removable battery the battery cover is most likely to pop off.
Fortunately the Sprint store was able to remove my micro SD card which is still usable in my old Samsung Transform with a full backup of my apps, photos and SMS messages. The moment you notice charging issues it should be backed up and taken to a Sprint store for service. This the first and will be the last phone I own with a non-removable battery. Keep in mind that this phone is also International (Worldmode) which I require as I travel internationally. The closest comparison is available only through another carrier. If you want international coverage outside of North America, you have to have a GSM radio. I have not reviewed or owned the alternative I am looking at. However it is the one I am looking to purchase in the near future which will require a carrier change.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 1/10
- Slide out QWERTY keyboard.
- International (Worldmode).
- Non-removable battery.
- Screen resolution.
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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 13:28 (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
If the camera could get an update/upgrade somehow this would be a perfect qwerty phone!
doublej1970 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Only thing holding this qwerty phone back from being in the S3 or Evo Lte league is the camera! I had the first Photon and loved it, but the camera sucked! A little disappointed still with the Q camera! If the Q would have had the Evo Lte quality type camera then this would have been a keeper phone for a long, long time for me! Battery could have been larger also. Call quality at times had some echo issues. Other then that the phone is really, really nice! Keypad is WOW. Speaker is super loud for music lovers out there like myself. Very nice to look at, great design.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- almost everything!
- battery length
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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:11 (Posts: 2502; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
If you love QWERTY you'll love this phone
downphoenix has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The Photon Q probably isnt the best phone in Sprint's lineup, but it is the best QWERTY phone. It also had solid build quality, if you have butterfingers you'll feel a lot better about dropping this phone than a Galaxy S3 or Evo 4g LTE. There are some minor issues with this phone, and lack of a removable battery is a bummer, but if you can get this phone at a good price I recommend it. at the $200 the carrier is asking for it, its too much, but at $100 or less its great.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- great slide out keyboard
- great body and design
- bright and sharp display
- great internet performance on wifi or mobile networks
- camera is disappointing for a flagship
- speakerphone is loud but sound needs improvement
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