Motorola PHOTON 4G

Announced:
Jun 9, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

540 x 960 pixels

Pixel density:

256 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

60.08 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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

Software Features:

Digital zoom

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio:

FM

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 2

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device

HDMI:

Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.3

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSPA, UMTS, WiMAX

2G Data:

EDGE, EV-DO Rev.A

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1700 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G):

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

13.1 days (314 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0, Flash

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, Flickr, Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Push e-mail

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 09, 2011
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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

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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