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.
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. In February, the Google-owned Motorola delivered the Droid 4 on Verizon — a solid handset with a great keyboard, but sadly a less-than-stellar display.