Motorola DROID 4 unboxing

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.



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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DROID 4
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

3. asrr62

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

another lulzy phone from motorola.

4. Motosurf

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Disappointed at the plastic sound it makes...

5. Droid800

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

6. CUL8TR

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 01, 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

7. CUL8TR

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

MOTOROLA IS IT ARE WE ASKING TO MUCH IT IS POSSIBLE

8. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

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

9. AndresJ

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. trumpet116

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

would be too fat; I doubt it.

11. trumpet116

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 17, 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...

13. DatabaseMX

Posts: 19; Member since: May 27, 2009

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

14. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

DROID DOESN'T.

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