Summary: The Motorola Photon is clearly built for business, not necessarily for fun. The device doesn’t have all of the rich multimedia capabilities we sought, so it isn’t the best option for media playback. However, the phone is equipped with excellent specifications that enable a fast, smooth and efficient performance. While it may rank at the bottom of our lineup, the Motorola Photon is still heads above most of the Android smartphones on the market.
Pros: The Motorola Photon can last up to 10 hours and offers fantastic performance.
Cons: With no front camera nor high-definition output, it’s not a good option for multimedia use.
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 megapixel shooter. Motorola's handling of Android is top notch with thoughtful additions but not over the top skins or wanton mangling of the OS.
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.