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Motorola PHOTON 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Motorola PHOTON 4G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and screen are overall positive. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the camera, while there are some critical comments about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola PHOTON 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Motorola PHOTON 4G from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the durability and reliability get negative comments.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Galen Gruman & PC Advisor staff (

Motorola Photon 4G review


The Motorola Photon 4G can dock to a monitor and run a full desktop Firefox 4 browser in addition to the Android apps - an intriguing step from a smartphone to a post-PC device.

Despite its fairly pedestrian hardware design, the Photon 4G should appeal to anyone looking for an Android smartphone that stands a good chance of being allowed access to the corporate network - but you do need to be something of a propeller head to...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (

Motorola's Photon 4G: The best Android smartphone yet


Despite its fairly pedestrian hardware design, the Photon 4G should appeal to anyone looking for an Android smartphone that stands a good chance of being allowed access to the corporate network. The 4G WiMax capability isn't worth spending money on,...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (

Motorola Photon 4G review


It's summer, which means the usual deluge of Android handsets is upon us. The Motorola Photon 4G is Sprint's latest specimen, and follows hot on the

Stunning display ; Impressive battery life ; Solid performance

Average camera ; Single detent camera button ; No laptop dock

The Photon 4G comes very close to dethroning Samsung's mighty Galaxy S II as king of the Android hill.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint) review:


Despite their long relationship with each other, Motorola has not always had its most innovative handsets available for Sprint . Sprint mostly relied on Samsung and HTC for its higher-end offerings, while most Motorola phones on Sprint have been of the...

The Motorola Photon 4G is an absolute powerhouse of a phone. It ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4G WiMax speeds, a 4.3-inch qHD display, and a dual-mode GSM/CDMA chipset. Features include HDMI-out, DLNA...

The Motorola Photon 4G has a large and bulky design, which might not be to everybody's taste. The Motoblur interface isn't for everyone, and we found Sprint ID to be an unnecessary add-on. The Webtop dock functionality is pretty cool, but it requires a...

With a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4G speeds, enterprise-level security, and world phone credentials, the Motorola Photon 4G is a top-notch Android phone for Sprint customers.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Isaac (

Review: Motorola Photon 4G


A photon moves at the speed of light, shines brightly and has a resting mass of zero. That said, it's a damn good name for...

Brawny phone on a fast network is great for data-gobbling apps. Ships with latest version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3.4). Kickstand for movies and physical shutter button for 8-megapixel camera are nice touches. Fast, fast, fast

Sucks battery like a Hoover. Annoying UI is annoying. Optional 0 “Webtop” dock (shown in the photo at top) is a waste of your hard-earned cash

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint) Review


The Motorola Photon 4G is one powerful and versatile smartphone, boasting a first-rate industrial design, brilliant display, excellent gaming performance, and a sharp (albeit sluggish) camera. The HDMI mirroring works smoothly, and those looking for...

Sophisticated design, Bright and crisp display with kickstand, Booming speaker, Excellent graphics and gaming performance, Sharp 8-MP camera and camcorder, HDMI output works well

Interface a little clunky, Must manually connect to 4G at times, Expensive global roaming data rates, Weak video calling

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (

Motorola Photon 4G Preview


Sprint and Motorola have teamed up to debut the carrier's sixth 4G capable smartphone, the Motorola Photon 4G. Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Photon 46 features an 8.0 megapixel rear facing camera, a VGA front facing webcam, and 720p HD video...

Jul, 2011

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Motorola Photon 4G (Sprint)


The Photon connects to Sprint's 3G CDMA and 4G WiMAX networks, as well as to Wi-Fi and to HSPA 14.4 high-speed networks worldwide. The phone comes with a SIM card that can roam on foreign networks at high rates, but as with all Sprint world phones, its...

Optional desktop dock transforms the phone into a nettop. 4G-compatible. World phone. High-res screen. Top-notch music and video players

No laptop dock

Our latest Editors' Choice touch-screen smartphone for Sprint, the Motorola Photon 4G is powerful, fast, feature-packed, and, in a pinch, it can double as a nettop PC.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Motorola Photon 4G vs. HTC EVO 3D


For as long as the modern smartphone has been around HTC has been the go-to manufacturer when Sprint wanted a top-tier device. At first it was with Windows Mobile phones like the Touch Diamond and Touch Pro 2 and as the market shifted towards Android...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review


Not too long ago Motorola was teetering on the brink of viability, but along came a little green robot and the company's fortunes have changed drastically. Sprint's situation isn't quite as bleak, but its hoping that their renewed partnership with...

Aug, 2011