01-14-2012 11:22 AM
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  1. Evil Hamster's Avatar
    Just curious-

    What's the difference between the qhd screen on droid 4 and the super amoled on the razr?

    Droid 4 has a removable battery, but you apparently need a "special tool". Does it come with this tool?

    D4 has FM radio listed in the specs I saw. Will this disappear before launch day the way it has on every other phone?

    FYI- I currently have a rezound. I love the phone, but despise trying to type on the touchscreen. And I'm pissed the FM radio that USED to be listed in the specs is nowhere to be found.
    11-28-2011 08:27 PM
  2. mpgo4th's Avatar
    FM radio missing?? My Droid X has FM radio. As for the tool, it should come with it.
    11-28-2011 08:45 PM
  3. hkklife's Avatar
    FM radio missing?? My Droid X has FM radio. As for the tool, it should come with it.
    I am almost certain you can install the FM Radio .apk pulled from the Droid 2. Hardware should be capable. I have it on my Bionic and it works great.
    11-28-2011 09:42 PM
  4. mobrules's Avatar
    So it it safe to assume the battery will be replaceable??? The reason I'm asking is a bad experience with 4g on the Bionic. Would certainly make it easier to justify taking the chance on a different 4g device. Any opinions would be appreciated.
    11-28-2011 10:07 PM
  5. the one and only M's Avatar
    From what I understand, the battery will not be user replaceable. The back can be removed to access the sim card but the battery us still sealed inside.
    11-29-2011 07:05 PM
  6. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    From what I understand, the battery will not be user replaceable. The back can be removed to access the sim card but the battery us still sealed inside.
    That's what I have heard too. Though I personally think that it's ridiculous to:

    a: Make an LTE device that doesn't allow you to slap on a larger capacity battery or swap out a dead battery for one fully charged.

    b: Go through all of the trouble of putting an access panel on the back of the phone without going the extra 1/16th of a step it would take to give you access to the battery in addition to the SIM and SD card.
    11-30-2011 11:41 AM
  7. mobrules's Avatar
    Thank you!!!
    11-30-2011 07:05 PM
  8. Evil Hamster's Avatar
    FM radio missing?? My Droid X has FM radio. As for the tool, it should come with it.
    What I meant by missing- it used to be listed in the specs for the Rezound, then after I bought it it's not listed anywhere anymore and there is no FM radio.

    If that doesn't happen with the D4, I am seriously considering paying 35 restock fee and switching phones.
    11-30-2011 07:13 PM
  9. paul-c's Avatar
    DROID 4 will for sure come with the tool to remove the back. Won't have access to the battery, though.

    Official Motorola Droid 4 Specs, 4G LTE & fixed battery Phone Reviews
    12-03-2011 12:39 PM
  10. bworley50's Avatar
    What I meant by missing- it used to be listed in the specs for the Rezound, then after I bought it it's not listed anywhere anymore and there is no FM radio.

    If that doesn't happen with the D4, I am seriously considering paying 35 restock fee and switching phones.
    Just use this:

    http://www.chevynovaln.com/files/APK/FMRadio.apk
    12-05-2011 11:23 AM
  11. THARD11's Avatar
    Doesn't work on RAZR so probably won't work on Droid 4.
    12-05-2011 01:41 PM
  12. BoSoxSuperman's Avatar
    So, I was obsessing over the Droid 4 specs the other day, and noticed something compared to the Droid 3 and RAZR:

    Compare phones: Motorola DROID 4, Motorola DROID 3, Motorola DROID RAZR

    Width for the RAZR is 68.9mm the Droid 3 is 64mm and the Droid 4 is 71 mm.

    While I'm sure the extra width will make for a badass keyboard...is anyone else concerned this thing might be too darn wide for average hands?? I mean I know that was a small tiff in some of the RAZR reviews I read, was that the phone might be too wide to be comfortable...can the same be said for the Droid4 when its a little over 2mm wider than the RAZR?
    12-09-2011 01:37 PM
  13. Anonymous7532479's Avatar
    What I meant by missing- it used to be listed in the specs for the Rezound, then after I bought it it's not listed anywhere anymore and there is no FM radio.

    If that doesn't happen with the D4, I am seriously considering paying 35 restock fee and switching phones.
    Are you just talking about access to local FM stations? If so, there are free apps that turn your device into a radio. I think the one I downloaded is called "Tune In".


    -mcskipp
    12-10-2011 01:31 AM
  14. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    So, I was obsessing over the Droid 4 specs the other day, and noticed something compared to the Droid 3 and RAZR:

    Compare phones: Motorola DROID 4, Motorola DROID 3, Motorola DROID RAZR

    Width for the RAZR is 68.9mm the Droid 3 is 64mm and the Droid 4 is 71 mm.

    While I'm sure the extra width will make for a badass keyboard...is anyone else concerned this thing might be too darn wide for average hands?? I mean I know that was a small tiff in some of the RAZR reviews I read, was that the phone might be too wide to be comfortable...can the same be said for the Droid4 when its a little over 2mm wider than the RAZR?
    That doesn't seem right. If the RAZR screen is 4.3 inches and the D4 is 4.0 inches, why on earth would the D4 be wider?
    12-14-2011 12:44 PM
  15. mjhillman06's Avatar
    A new D4 spec sheet has surfaced. Not sure if there's any added or different information: Verizon Motorola Droid 4 official spec sheet breaks cover
    12-14-2011 12:58 PM
  16. BoSoxSuperman's Avatar
    That doesn't seem right. If the RAZR screen is 4.3 inches and the D4 is 4.0 inches, why on earth would the D4 be wider?

    I know right?? Yet every piece of material I have seen places the Droid 4 at 71mm and the Razr at 68...very very odd...
    12-14-2011 01:54 PM
  17. RoninX's Avatar
    I don't think you'll notice the tenth of an inch difference...
    12-14-2011 07:57 PM
  18. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    I don't think you'll notice the tenth of an inch difference...
    Insert mohel joke here.

    Seriously though, I always assumed it was going to be the same size as the D3, only thinner with LTE and other better guts.

    BTW, I have a friend who just jumped from a DInc 1 to an iPhone 4S because all of the decent new Android devices are getting so damn big. In her words, "If I wanted a tablet I would buy one." I tend to agree with her, too. There is far too much focus (IMHO) on these phones being mobile multimedia and gaming powerhouses. I've never met anyone who watches video on their smartphone other than a quick YouTube clip or two.
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    12-15-2011 08:57 AM
  19. beargold23's Avatar
    I have the Gnex right now, and i really like it, but would love it to be the size of the Nexus S. Iphone 4 is still sitting on my dresser. I'll prolly keep the Gnex for sometime, but give me a stock android 4" and ill be all over it.
    12-17-2011 11:09 PM
  20. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    Are we still on for a launch tomorrow, then?
    12-21-2011 03:31 PM
  21. mpgo4th's Avatar
    I read today on phone dog.com that 12/22/11 is the launch date but how knows. It will most likely be my next upgrade.
    12-21-2011 03:35 PM
  22. TechTinker's Avatar
    The release date is actually currently February 2

    Pf if it was released on 12/22 then they would've advertised it.
    12-22-2011 01:33 AM
  23. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    The release date is actually currently February 2

    Pf if it was released on 12/22 then they would've advertised it.
    Like they advertised the Nexus?

    Wonder what the excuse of pushing back the launch 1.5 months was? It's basically a RAZR with a keyboard. Releasing it a full 3 months after the RAZR is just stupid. They made a mistake with Droid 3, it should have been LTE, but instead we were left waiting for a Droid 4 to get an LTE slider. By the time February rolls around the Droid 4 is going to be outdated hardware.

    It would be really great if Verizon stopped treating it's QWERTY slider customers like second-class citizens. Constantly making our releases months after the comparable non-slider device, making us wait for LTE, releasing hardware only when it's outdated. It's such BS.

    And yes, I know that there's the Stratosphere, but it's not a top-end phone. Compared to the D3 it's got a worse camera, worse battery, less memory, worse CPU. The only thing that the Stratosphere has going for it over the D3 is LTE.
    12-22-2011 05:14 AM
  24. mpgo4th's Avatar
    I agree about putting off the sliders. I am on a Droid X and have been for a long time. I love my phone but I think if it had a keyboard it would be perfect. I am probably going to go with the droid 4 in july when I can upgrade, but if AT&T has a nice top-end slider thats 4G and has or will get 4.0 ICS I might jump off big reds band wagon.
    12-22-2011 09:27 AM
  25. Kmcferrin's Avatar
    By July Ice Cream Sandwich will be old news and we'll be waiting for "Jelly", and the D5 will be on the Horizon.
    12-22-2011 09:59 AM
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