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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Remove phone

Posted: 26 Jul 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Sprint, Ting

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3.4)Android (4.1, 4.0.4) 
Dimensions4.80 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches (122 x 66 x 14 mm)4.98 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches (126.4 x 66 x 13.7 mm) 
Weight6.50 oz (184 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Rugged Splash resistant 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels540 x 960 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.

252 ppi256 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.

S-LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaAutofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing cameraYes1.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260  
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, 1200 MHz, ScorpionDual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 220Yes 
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.

768 MB RAM1024 MB RAM / 8192 MB ROM 
Built-in storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time9.00 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
7.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Capacity1520 mAh1785 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (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 MHz 
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 1900 (band 2) MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A 
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.

GPS, A-GPSA-GPS, S-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0, EDR 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
OtherDLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M3, T3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced28 Jun 201126 Jul 2012 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 200  

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