Motorola Photon 4G Specs
Well Sprint users here is your next handsets specs:
~4.3-inch 540x960 qHD display
~Dual-core Tegra 2 processor
~Soft-touch backside with a metal kickstand
~Laptop dock, similar to the one made for the Atrix 4G
~Target ship date July
~Android 2.3 running beneath the new of MotoBlur, which is the same version found on the DROID X
Source: Techno Buffalo
- 05-26-2011, 05:44 AM #2
- 05-26-2011, 08:05 AM #3
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Between this phone, the Evo 3D and the Lineup T-Mobile has coming up it's just making me SICK!!!!
Verizon's network better keep up the good fight because that is all it has. Pricing is horrible, phones are garbage....
- 05-26-2011, 08:20 AM #4
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- 05-26-2011, 07:48 PM #11
My OG Droid just got Netflix today and it runs brilliantly. I'm sticking with Moto and the Photon is the first high quality Moto on Sprint, my original provider. Two year contract with Verizon is up in November, so I get to weigh all the options between Verizon and Sprint. Especially in lieu of Verizon's upcoming tier pricing. Sprint is so much cheaper and there's even WiMax in New Haven (I live in a suburb outside).
Also, I'll bet they announce that the Photon will have NFC! It only makes sense after today's announcement and the fact that Sprint is a partner.
- 05-26-2011, 07:53 PM #12
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- 05-26-2011, 09:40 PM #14
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Pretty good time to be a Sprint customer... We know the SG2 is coming eventually as well, so we'll have top-tier options from at 'least three of the five major Android handset manufacturers (a G2X equivalent would be sweet, personally I could care less for Sony Ericsson tho). Sprint needs more variety tho, last year they set themselves up well w/the Epic and it's keyboard + the EVO... From recent leaks it doesn't seem like the next GS will be a slider so that means three 4"+ slabs, ho hum.
I'm partial to HTC, today's announcements regarding unlocked bootloaders restored my faith in them... Even if the EVO 3D ships with a locked bootloader they'll probably just leak en engineering bootloader that developers can use to work around it (like what happened w/the Thunderbolt, and early root methods for the EVO 4G even, you really think ALL those leaks are accidental? c'mon!).
There's a couple of things that could sway me towards the Photon tho... If it's significantly thinner than the EVO 3D I might bite, or if battery life on the EVO 3FD turns out to be abysmal (that's one thing Moto's pretty consistent with). The one other thing that could sway me towards Moto is if the Photon turns out to be a world phone, I heard a rumor that it'd have a SIM slot for GSM roaming, that'd be a sweet option (locked bootloader or not).
The GS2 looks pretty nice, it's definitely thin as heck and I don't think I'd mind the plastic feel too much (since I tend to use slim TPU cases anyway, so I don't care how the back feels/looks)... But I'm still wary of Samsung's lackluster track record w/updates. They seem to be doing better this time around w/GB already imminent for the GS2, but their inability to push US carriers to release updates quicker still worries me... And don't tell me the carrier/manufacturer relationship doesn't play a role there.
HTC/Sprint more than earned their keep w/the EVO... Pretty sure they released over half a dozen official updates, some pre-Froyo and several post-Froyo even (and GB is already leaking for most HTC pones, let's see when the Epic/Vibrant/Captivate get GB...).
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- 05-27-2011, 09:43 AM #19UPDATE: This is my next… is upping the stakes here with a report that “Codename: Sunfire” will also sport a GSM radio for global roaming. Photon 4G as a world phone? Can’t hurt, right?
Man i need a GSM phone with 4.3" Screen & Dual core
Sprint Launching Dual-Core Photon 4G (and others) June 9 | TechnoBuffalo
- 05-27-2011, 10:48 AM #20
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Im an HTC man... but the previous talk of locked/signed bootloaders has me looking at other
womenphones. This thing looks amazing. I really don't care about 3D so this might be a better purchase over the Evo 3d.
For those who think it will be GSM/CDMA... that will likely be Int'l GSM, not AT&T GSM so you likely won't be able to use it outside of Sprint in the states
- 05-27-2011, 05:39 PM #21
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The whole Moment thing really pissed me off because it meant a lot to me to give him a really cool phone that I could afford and had a physical keyboard. (Shoot, I only paid $140 for my OG Droid in the month of its release on Amazon with some savvy shopping.) Plus, I and his girlfriend had done all this evangelizing about Android and how great it was and he ends up with a dud.
He's had nothing but trouble with it. Bizarre stuff. Thankfully, his girlfriend is more of a techie than he so she helps out on some stuff. But even I can't solve the wandering cloud problem from Beautiful Widgets even after uninstalling and reinstalling it. It's the damnedest thing. The cloud shows up in the strangest of places.
- 05-27-2011, 08:55 PM #25