Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE vs Motorola DROID 4

Display

Size

4.3 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution

960 x 540 pixels,
256 PPI
960 x 540 pixels,
275 PPI

Technology

TFT
TFT

Screen-to-body

61.02 %
51.60 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

 
TI OMAP4430

Processor

Dual-core, 1500 MHz
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

Yes
PowerVR SGX540

RAM

1GB
1GB DDR2

ROM

8192 MB
16384 MB

Internal storage

 
16GB

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (4.1, 4.0.4)
Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 2.3.5)

Battery

Capacity

1785 mAh
1785 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time

7.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
12.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
8.5 days (204 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP
8 MP

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Geo tagging
Scenes, White balance presets, Geo tagging

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
Video calling

Front

1.3 MP
1.3 MP

Design

Form factor

Side-Slider
Side-Slider

Dimensions

4.98 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches (126.4 x 66 x 13.7 mm)
5.00 x 2.65 x 0.50 inches (127 x 67 x 13 mm)

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Resistance

Splash
Splash

Features

Full keyboard
Full keyboard

Colors

 
Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2(1900)
Bands 13(700 c)

UMTS

850, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EV-DO Rev.A

Global Roaming

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
 

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats

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

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0, EDR
4.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), 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), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
Micro HDMI (Type D), 1.4

Location

A-GPS, S-GPS
A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
M4, T3

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5, Flash
HTML, HTML5, Flash

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

Notifications

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook

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

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

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

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Games

 
Yes

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 03, 2012
 

FCC ID value: IHDT56NL2 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.89 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Body

0.77 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.59 W/kg
 

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 26, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
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