Summary: The certainly puts the "smart" in smartphone. This device has it all: a dual-core processor, the latest version of , a qHD 4.3-inch screen, world phone capabilities, enterprise-level security features, HD video recording, and more.
Conclusion: A fantastic slide-out keyboard, speedy processor and 4G LTE data support make the Motorola Photon Q 4G the top choice for Sprint customers who require a physical keyboard. "Essentially the same as the one you'll find on the Verizon Droid 4, the five-row keyboard on the Photon Q is going to make many...
Pros: Large physical keyboard, Accessible interface, Responsive dual-core processor
Cons: Mediocre call quality, Unimpressive camera results, Low-resolution screen
Conclusion: Sprint users, you're the lucky ones. These days QWERTY phones tend to be low end texters for the budget minded. With the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE you get a top notch phone with premium features like the latest and fastest CPU, a sharp and colorful display (granted not 720p), LTE and a decent 8...
Pros: High end specs plus a hardware QWERTY keyboard, fast with sharp display.
Cons: Not a stunning looking piece, Sprint 3G falls behind other carriers and LTE coverage is currently limited.
Excerpt: Smartphones with physical keyboards are a dying breed. But if you’re a fan of these QWERTY-keyed sliders, you’ve got to applaud Motorola. Nobody is footing a larger share of the smartphone keyboard’s life support bills than Mr. Moto.
Pros: Nice backlit keyboard makes for comfortable and easy thumb-typing (if you must). Aside from Google’s own stock Android, Motorola’s installation is the best out there. Splash-resistant coating.
Cons: Slow, unresponsive and underperforming, considering what’s inside. Low-resolution display is unfit for an HD world. Price is double what it should be. Styling to rival an ’86 Chrysler LeBaron. Paltry 8GB of storage.
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review: Hands-Down The Best QWERTY Slider Phone Available On Sprint’s Network
4 September 2012
Excerpt: As Sprint has launched bigger and better smartphones for 2012, it’s only natural that we see an entrant in the QWERTY arena and that’s why Sprint decided to bring its customers the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE smartphone.
Conclusion: The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is available on Sprint’s network for $200 – a standard price for the features. If you’re on Sprint and want the best phone for work, play and texting online – the Photon Q is definitely a worthy choice.
Excerpt: Most phone manufacturers have firmly decided the on-screen keyboard is the future. A few companies, like Pantech and Samsung, still make handsets with physical keyboards, but they typically feel like throwaway devices that were built just to use spare parts from 2006.
Pros: Good, roomy keyboard, Fast performance, Genuinely useful software tweaks
Cons: Keyboard causes some build problems, Thick and heavy, Sprint's LTE isn't widespread yet
Summary: Road warriors wary of giving up the physical keyboard on their BlackBerry will have a more than suitable replacement in the $199 Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. Not only is this smartphone easy to type on, but its speedy processor, bright display and world roaming capabilities means that the Photon Q can...
Conclusion: With the Photon Q 4G LTE, Motorola continues its upward trend in design and usability. The Q keeps up with competing phones in every important way and though the battery and camera still leave something to be desired, they are serviceable.
Pros: Fantastic keyboard, Fast processor, Runs Android 4.0, Good feel and size, 4G LTE connectivity
Cons: Poor battery life while idling, Camera doesn't match up to competitors, Poor LTE availability on Sprint, Some call drops and data slowdowns