PHOTON 4G Motorola

  • clock speed
    1
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    255
    ppi

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.3"
Resolution
960 x 540 (255 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD
Surface
--
Video out
Micro HDMI

processor

System on a chip
CPU
1 GHz
Architecture
Dual core
GPU
Architecture
RAM
1 GB

camera

Lens
--
Resolution
--
Sensor
Light sensitivity
--
Flash
--
Autofocus
Yes
Image stabilization
--
Panorama
--
Continuous shooting
--
Aperture
--
Secondary camera
0.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Video file format
--
Maximum bitrate
--
Video light
--

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion Polymer (Removable)
Capacity
1,700 mA·h
Talk time
600 min
Standby time
11,940 min

music

Speaker
--
Frequency response
--
Noise level
--
Headphone
3.5 mm
Frequency response
--
Noise level
--
FM radio
Receive

form factor

Size
66.9 x 126.9 x 12.2 mm
Weight
158 g
Body
--
Keyboard
None
Buttons
--

software

Operating system
Android 2.3
Upgradable to
--
Custom UI
--
Onscreen keyboards
--

connectivity

Network
4G, WiMAX (128 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11g/n/b (Hotspot)
NFC
No
Bluetooth
2.1
USB On-the-Go
--

features

Internal storage
16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Included accessories
--
SIM card
--
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS
Gyroscope
No
Accelerometer
Yes
Light sensor
--
Proximity sensor
--
Compass
Yes
Thermometer
--
Barometer
--
Hygrometer
--
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Edit: Turns out that Motorola recently unlocked the bootloader so my rant is kind of outdated. I would say that this is still a great phone but the sequel is coming out soon so you may be advised to wait. While the phone is well constructed, fits comfortably in the hand, has a vibrant (albeit pentile) screen and in general works excellently, a couple niggling issues have stood out. The camera buton is nice and has a nice click but it has started to get loose. Beyond that, it seems a bit inflexible that you cannot easily reassign it or make it work in other camera apps. This leads to my greatest gripe with the phone, Motorola likes their blur and worse, likes their in house apps which cannot compete with the stock experience. The camera is a great example. Why could they have made it so when you pressed it, you had an opportunity to launch a variety of camera apps like in any other situation where there are multiple apps that fulfill the same action on the phone.  Someone described Motorola phones as "Locked up like fort Knox" and I have to agree. Why does the phone have to have a locked bootloader? why can't I customize the camera button? why is it that the kickstand can only open a Motorola app or none? the list goes on.
I've had the photon for over a month now; had the Evo 3D before that. I wouldn't trade it back for the world. The screen may use PenTile tech. but when I looked at my 3D after having stared at the Photon for over 2 weeks, the Evo's screen look muddied, less crystal. I haven't dropped one call yet and the call quality kicks the crap outta the 3D. Speakerphone's great. Everything's great, unless you just have to have that 3D screen... ;).   Highly recommended---------------