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Motorola DROID 4 Unboxing and Quick Hands-on

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The Motorola DROID 4 will launch in Verizon stores tomorrow, February 10, for $199 on new 2-year contract. For keyboard lovers, this is the first phone to sport both 4G LTE and a dual-core processor, making this your best option. With its 1GB of RAM, 4″ screen, 8MP HD camera, edge-lit keyboard, and future global readiness, it’s definitely the most powerful and complete phone with a keyboard we have ever seen from Verizon.

However, there are some concerns about the quality of the screen and whether or not its 1785mAh non-removable battery are enough to make you pass up the RAZR MAXX, Galaxy Nexus or Rezound. After a quick few minutes with the device, the display appears to be the same as what we saw on the DROID X2, DROID 3 and Bionic – three screens you know we are not fans of. And then there is the battery, which isn’t small by any means, but will get you no where near the single-charge use that the MAXX will. Is a DROID 4 MAXX on the horizon? I hope not, as that would be another tank to add to a list that we thought was no longer growing.

Gallery and unboxing below. 



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  • GL

    This may be a stupid question, but are there plans on releasing the Droid/Milestone 4 in Australia any time at all? Like many, I’ve been waiting out for a great slide-keyboard phone and this is it.

  • motorola is seriously so stupid with this non removable battery stuff. 

  • Anonymous

    After seeing this video, I want to know the real reason for having a non-replaceable battery is. Is it really for engineering benefits, or is it what I think — a reason to have to replace the phone when the battery dies? If you have to take the back cover off to put the SIM in, why can’t the battery be popped out too? At least the iPhone’s excuse is that they don’t want lousy removable covers/backplates. What’s Moto’s reasoning?

  • Taglogical

    The first Bionic I received, I loved the screen. That said, you could see the Pentile Matrix of the display on black backgrounds, or when the display was asleep, which was kind of annoying.

    My second Bionic came with a clearly revised (different) display.  It’s still LCD Pentile Matrix (I know this because of fine edges and it’s excellent visibility in sunlight), but you can’t see the matrix anymore… Ghosting has been reduced (there is more ghosting on this Razr I’m holding vs my replacement Bionic)

    Also, my former Bionic which I had applied the 893 patch too, would still experience signal drops (despite fixing other issues like apps disappearing from the app drawer)… this replacement Bionic, which came pre-installed with the 893 update, works like a charm; I have not had one signal drop or hand-off issue since I got it. And it has a nicer screen.  I absolutely love the Bionic.

    If this Droid 4 has the same screen that is in my Updated Bionic, then I can safely say that most people will love love love the screen on the Droid 4.

  • ddevito

    Another Droid (branded phone) bites the dust.

    Motorola is unfortunately repeating its past mobile mistakes. It’s 2004 all over again.

    • megastan

      Sure, if you don’t really think about it.

  • I can’t wait to check this phone out in person. Can’t stand the fact that the Nexus has no SD card slot. Downloading files to the phone while listening to music = GOODBYE HEARING.