The Motorola Photon 4G is the first 4G android phone on Sprint of Motorola Company, and it is the first impressive Motorola prepaid phone set to lunch on sprint’s network with 2-yrs contract just in $200. Motorola Photon 4G designed with latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch qHD display screen, 4G WiMax speed, GSM/CDMA chipset, in-built 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and front facing VGA camera, 16GB inbuilt memory storage. The innovative features contains DLNA support, HDMI-output, mobile hotspot up to 8 devices, Wi-Fi, video capture quality up to 720p HD, 1080p HD video and best secure in data encryption. I am satisfied in overall performance and great call quality.
Attractive and Futuristic design
Well performance on webtop interface
High enterprise level security
Bulky and large design
Screen has only blue coloring
Outstanding functionality in Webtop dock but you have to pay extra $129
Design and Feature – Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)
The design Motorola Photon 4G smartphone looks awesome unlike other latest mobile phones that I have reviewed. Motorola has used angle edge instead of round corner in Photon 4G, just like designing in octagon silhouette, in-order to give futuristic and sharp look. Honestly I loved it’s designed and materials, while I am use Motorola Photon I feel very solid in my hand. It comes with nice-looking, rubberized supporting and helps you to feel best grasp, and 5.7 ounces weight.
Like other mobile phone competitors, Photon carries industry standard Android sensitive-touch buttons, typical USB ports, hardware knobs, and jacks, with some advanced features such as HDMI output, a very important feature help you to easy use your Photon phone with media dock. You can see one small camera button in top edge. The Motorola Photon 4G is not smartphone for summer season, it has completely designed in business purpose.
Motorola has placed kickstand in back side of Photon but you can see most of smart android phone’s kickstand designed in front side, I think Motorola thought to give different looks, any it is not huge issue. You can easily open the kickstand by simply touching nails. The way of software has designed in Photon 4G smartphone was outstanding, you can feel relax to use. I have never seen such type awesome designed in any other mobile phone and totally impressed on software. Just watch closely in your photon 4G phone you can see impressive size of clock designed in center of touchscreen, and other essential widgets. You can easily customize and re-arrange according your choice in Kickstand mode.
There is no visible problem in 4.3-icn Quarter High Definition (qHD) sensitive display screen, the images and video quality looks razor-sharp and clear. While you open your Photon 4G smartphone if you will closely watch then you can see insignificant bluish tint. But don’t worries, such type of display also notice other Motorola handset like Droid 3 and Triumph.
MotoBlur and Multimedia – Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)
You can see few similar summer’s smartphone features in the Photon 4G, photon runs on update Android 2.3 Gingerbread, like the Atrix and the Droid 3 it works in Motorola MotoBlur service, but the MotoBlur version in Photon quite different in Droid x2 and Droid 3, and this time Motorola has done fantastic job in order to make more comfortable Photon user in the basis of Android cloud feature and user interface.
The Motorola 4G photon smartphone comes some update social widgets such as facebook, twitter and MySpace. You can get MySPace wedget only in Photon, not in other mobile brand. The Motorola Photon 4G (sprint) is the first android phone that feature MySpace widget. Through this widget you can know 24hrs your friend’s social update and also keep you update. Twitter button designed in single widget and place center of touch screen. Once you login in your social networking profile, the server MotoBlur will allow you to interact with social profile including showing friends message, receiving/sending SMS, posting own update status across several networking sites. Thanks to Motorola for adding chat bubble software, you can do live chart with friends.
The Photon’s music app is the latest version of MotoBlur and allow user to store unlimited song store, uploading, downloading and arraigning MP3 songs according your choice. Also support several podcasts, FM and internet radio station. You can purchase your favorite music from Amazon MP3 directly through music app. If you are not satisfy with Motorola music store, you can easily internet radio station via mSpot app of Android.
As I already said Photon 4G typically made on business users, as a business user you can get many different business apps, features, vast enterprise security, exchange support, and 3LM business software applications.
Performance, Data Speeds and Call Quality
The Motorola Photon 4G(sprint) sells with latest NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, in-built 16GB storage ability, RMA of 1GB, capability to support 32GB MicorSD card, so that without hesitation you can store your personal photos, your business meeting images, video. You can snap great quality of images in any angles through 8-MP camera and easily connected to WiMax 4G network of Sprint.
Tegra 2 processor run fast, no need to weight enough time on loading apps or scrolling menus. You can easily play different games like Angry Birds and Cordy, the 4-3inch display screen of photon 4G helps to read clearly online content, video watching and playing game.
Browser speeds are what you’d expect over 4G. We loaded the image-heavy desktop version of Gamepro.com in less than 10 seconds, and streaming videos played without buffering. The screen on the Photon was very responsive, though it was a bit difficult to see outside (like the displays of many other phones).
Speed test slightly varies based on locations and sprint network. Compare to T-mobile and Verizon mobile network, the speed of Sprint mobile network is slow.
Call length quality is very good than other Motorola handset, you can adjust volume to get good quality. Volume is so good both people listen clearly without disturbing any single word.
Media Dock and Other Accessories
By default you will land full Firfox browser once connect the Webtop dock. The dock designed with update three USBport, hence you can able to connect mouse and keyboard to improve phone productivity. Few apps like Angry bird automatically run on full screen display.
The lookup feels of Webtop duck nice-looking, seems like you hold low light plastic in your hand. You can easily use photon webtop duck in desktop and laptop.
The dock helps you to use cable to connect with TV or laptop to see video in large screen, for that you need to plug-in keyboard and mouse. 4G connection help you to play flash video, movies, reading online content and browsing webpage in large screen.
Compare to other Motorola handsets and other android phone brand, the Motorola photon 4G (sprint) is best mobile phone, what ever you are looking in smart android phone you can get far better in photon phone even though little bit more size. I compared both photon 4G and HTC sensation 4G, I got best speed and good quality in Photon 4G (sprint).