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Motorola PHOTON 4G Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 03 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Ting

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4) 
Dimensions5.00 x 2.63 x 0.48 inches (126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm)5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm) 
Weight5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.7 inches 
Resolution540 x 960 pixels768 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

256 ppi318 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

 IPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio60.08 %69.29 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels13 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital zoomAutofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activation 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD), 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 2Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzQuad core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processor Adreno 320 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
  
Talk time (3G)9.10 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)13.1 days (314 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
  
Capacity1700 mAh2100 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Flickr, Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz800, 1900 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900 MHz 
FDD LTE 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A, WiMAXLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A 
Micro SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, nYes 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D), 1.3via microUSB 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4M4 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced09 Jun 201103 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 550  

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