Conclusion: The Motorola Droid 4 has a fantastic slide-out keyboard, but its screen and camera disappoint. While it's the best option for consumers who want a physical keyboard, reviewers say the Droid Razr Maxx (*Est. $300 with contract) -- which has a touch-screen keyboard, longer battery life and a sharper screen -- is a better choice.
Pros: Large physical keyboard, Fast processor for gaming, Attractive, sturdy design, Good call quality
Cons: Fuzzy display, Underwhelming camera performance
Summary: Features: Dual camera design; dual video recording capatibilty! Multiple connectivity options on all three network types – not bad at all, Moto! HDMI port that allows external viewing tethering. MP3 / WAV / WMA / eAAC+ audio player; MP4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV video player.
Excerpt: The name may have branched off to cover various Android devices on Verizon, but the core of the Droid line will always be the keyboarded slider. Today, we will be taking a look at the fourth generation of the purebred slider Droids, coming straight from Motorola.
Conclusion: I can only recommend the Motorola Droid 4 if you want a slide-out keyboard. Due to the keyboard, the phone is bulky and heavy. Plus, it gets mediocre battery life and has a disappointing camera. For most, the keyboard-less Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is a better option. It's lighter, slimmer and gets much better battery life.
Conclusion: When it comes down to it, this phone might not be exciting. Thin. Or sexy. But it is the only 4G Android smartphone currently available that has a sliding keyboard. And the keyboard is a nice one at that. Most Android fans will probably overlook this model, but if you prefer entering data on a physical keyboard over tapping on a touch screen, the Motorola Droid 4 should make you happy.
Pros: Very nice keyboard, Good camera
Cons: Battery is not user replaceable, microSD card not included, Only 960x540 resolution
Excerpt: All of you who are still holding on to your original Droid because you have yet to find a device with a good enough hardware keyboard, your wait is over. We’d like to introduce you to the Droid 4.
Pros: + Best slide-out keyboard around, + Great call quality, + Has a microSD card slot for expandability
Conclusion: The Droid 4 continues on with one of the last remaining hold-outs to all-touchscreen technology. But it’s not a bad thing. Motorola has held the QWERTY keyboard throne since the original Droid debuted, with no other carrier offering quite the same combination of sinister looks as well as a well designed (and useful) keyboard. While HTC has come very close on a number of occasions, we’d still give Motorola the nod here.