Motorola PHOTON 4G

Announced:
Jun 09, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Motorola PHOTON 4G

Announced: Jun 09, 2011
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.10h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

540 x 960 pixels

Pixel density:

256 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.08 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

5.00 x 2.63 x 0.48 inches (126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm)

Weight:

5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 2

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1700 mAh

Talk time:

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

13.1 days (314 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSPA, UMTS, WiMAX

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device

HDMI:

Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.3

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Notification light (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jul 07, 2011

FCC ID value:

IHDP56MD1 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.93 W/kg

Body:

0.91 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 550

This device is also known as Motorola MB855, Motorola ELECTRIFY

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.48 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (256 ppi)

Description

The Motorola PHOTON 4G for Sprint is not just a regular Android – it packs a dual-core Tegra 2 chip, along with WiMAX, CDMA and GSM connectivity. Specs-wise, it's somehow similar to the ATRIX 4G on AT&T, but has a different styling. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will have 4.3" qHD touchscreen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM and a kickstand.

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