This product has been a reliable phone for what I use it for.
2 weeks ago
Summary: Overall a great phone. It lacks the speed of the Samsung devices, however for the price it is a steal. The keyboard is unique nowadays and if you like a keyboard this is your smartphone. I bought this product to replace my existing Moto Droid 4 because it was ran through the washer by my fiancé. The phone still worked even after that, however the touchscreen is no longer functioning, making every task on the phone annoying. Likes- Keyboard, size, features.
Summary: The phone is overall great. The keypad is awesome and the slider mechanism seems to hold up really well. The phone speaker really sucks though. Basically with the ear speaker at full volume, you can barely hear anyone on the other end. I use hands free or ear buds to make calls.
Summary: There seems to be an issue with this phone at Verizon. After getting a new SIM card from Verizon we could not receive or make phone calls. Verizon said it was an issue with this phone and they were working on it. Two months later Verizon still had not resolved the issue. In the mean time the phone sat on my desk being recharged every few days in hopes that Verizon would have a fix.
Key feature: full physical keyboard, Android OS, perfect size and weight
27 January 2014
Summary: The Droid 4 can be summarized to one feature: a full, physical key board. Sure like anyone else I will use the Swipe or regular keys on the screen for 95% of the times. But I sometimes need to write something more eloquent and detailed and for that a real key board is a must. On the Verizon site you have four key board options, this one is the best. The Droid OS is fun and useful, the 5 panes screen plus a "back ground" screen that easily goes up and down is fun as well.
For 70 dollars this phone is faster than a 150 dollar iPhone 4
26 January 2014
Summary: Solid phone, nearly as quick as the iphone 5 on paper. The camera leaves a bit to be desired especially the screen side camera. The screen scratches fairly easily but can be made to look brand new with some buffing.
Could been a nice phone except for the above problems
11 January 2014
Summary: Phone has a defect which causes the slide out keyboard light to constantly turn on and off. When scrolling through contacts the characters also flicker. Google cited a number of other people having the same issue with the motorola Droid 4. There also is a mark on the screen (noticed on blackground)possibly aburnt pixel. Phone did make successful calls but was anoying.
Summary: For me - the best thing about this device is its reception in our rural area. I felt the features were pretty standard, battery life average and response just OK. The phone is bulky and heavy. If you're absolutely needing a "real" keyboard this phone is probably a good choice....especially if you like heavy and bulky. Size actually encouraged me to resell the phone - but boy, that reception....can't beat it with a stick.
Excerpt: I wouldn't waste my money on this phone. I think it was released too soon because of all the problems I've read online. I've had 5 of these phones in less than 2 years. I want able to finish my 2 year contract because of the issues, I had to take my mom's upgrade to get a Galaxy s4. The common problems I've experienced with this phone were the battery never fully charging or saying is charging when the battery number goes down, no 4G at all, calls randomly being dropped,...