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Motorola-droid-4.33110162
7.4 out of 10

Motorola DROID 4

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Reviews and Problems with Motorola DROID 4

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Overall 3
3.0

"Nice phone if you DON'T use it. Awful battery life."

PMBauer, CNET
26 April 2013
  • Pros: Wide screen, real keyboard.
  • Cons: Battery life is truly awful. Using any feature other than phone calls or texts drains the battery like crazy. SmartActions app hasn't helped. This phone has non-removable battery, so you can't carry a spare.
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Overall 3
3.0

Nice phone if you DON'T use it. Awful battery life.

PMBauer, CNET
26 April 2013
  • Summary: I really looked forward to this phone: real kbd, wide screen, G4, dual processor. However, it's of little use if the battery is dead, which doesn't take long.
  • Pros: Wide screen, real keyboard.
  • Cons: Battery life is truly awful. Using any feature other than phone calls or texts drains the battery like crazy. SmartActions app hasn't helped. This phone has non-removable battery, so you can't carry a spare.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Extremely Poor Screen Quality"

dj928, CNET
28 June 2012
Overall 4
4.0

Extremely Poor Screen Quality

dj928, CNET
28 June 2012
  • Summary: I have to admit I am disappointed in the phone. I am stunned at how bad the screen image is. I had no idea that the criticism of this issue was totally valid. I thought it was perfectionist talk. The screen clarity is bad enough that I would recommend people wait for an improved model to come out before buying this phone. I can't imagine Motorola will do this again with all the justified criticism coming out about this.
  • Pros: Fast, that's about it.
  • Cons: Numerous (see review)
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Overall 3
3.0

Another Motorola phone that could have been great.

MyNameIsDavid, CNET
21 February 2012
  • Summary: Motorola seems to have a history of taking solid hardware and then ruining it with awful software and terrible decisions. In this case, the terrible decisions are having a non-removable battery (which might have actually been forgivable if it was more like the RAZR MAXX at 3,000 mAh) and the locked bootloader.
  • Pros: -Top Notch Specs, -Best Keyboard To Date, -Good LTE Radio Reception
  • Cons: -Small Non-Removable Battery in an LTE phone? Are you kidding me?, -Locked Bootloader , -No Hardware Shutter Button, -Motoblur
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Overall 3
3.0

"Another Motorola phone that could have been great."

MyNameIsDavid, CNET
21 February 2012
  • Pros: -Top Notch Specs -Best Keyboard To Date -Good LTE Radio Reception
  • Cons: -Small Non-Removable Battery in an LTE phone? Are you kidding me? -Locked Bootloader -No Hardware Shutter Button -Motoblur
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Overall 3
3.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Display 2
2.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Camera 5
5.0

Two DOAs, Never again

Lurker2, Phone Arena
14 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I couldn't wait to buy the new Droid 4, having had and loved my Droid 2 for well over a year. I read the reviews and since I love having a physical keyboard, I was very excited. My first Droid 4 ran down its battery, despite tweaking everything to maximize the life, in only a few hours. Tech support deemed it DOA with a bad battery, and sent me to the store to swap it out. The store told me to only expect 3-4 hours between charges - are you kidding????
  • Pros: Keyboard is wonderful
  • Cons: Battery is beyond awful, Phone is buggy and not ready for release, Screen sucks
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