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Video: Hands-on with Sprint’s Motorola Photon Q

This morning, I got close and personal with Sprint’s new Motorola Photon Q. It is not a full un-boxing since we did that yesterday to unlock the bootloader, but this is a very brief overview of the device that should surely keep you busy until our full review is done. 

The spec rundown features a “ColorBoost” (540×960) TFT LCD 4.3″ display, Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 4.5GB of on-board storage expandable to 32GB, 8MP camera, Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC, Splash Guard technology, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

Let’s get to it.

  • Akashshr

    Damn, that color boot technology whatever is definitely showing its colors!

  • Sangelo

    droid 4 vs photon q

  • Russell Sprague

    Damn you Motorola, why couldn’t this have been the Droid 4!

  • sgtguthrie

    Not looking that impressive to me…

  • RoadsterHD1

    That thing is a tank!!!

  • LionStone

    “until our full review is done”… like the DROID Inc4? I’ve hinted several times and still curious if we will still see DL’s full review of the DROID Inc4?

  • this thing is poop.

  • I can’t even begin to say how excited I am. This phone is going to blow all the other qwerty phones out of the water 😀

    • jeesung

      there are other qwerty phones? 🙂

  • azndan4

    Aug 2012 and they’re still using qhd? What a joke. Every other major manufacturer has already released phones with at least 720p screens.

    • jeesung

      unless you’re holding your phone inches from your face, 720p is not a useful feature on screens this size . . . well, except for a bullet on your spec sheet.

      just saying 🙂

    • kixofmyg0t

      Have you heard about the Incredible 4G LTE?

  • DanWazz

    Pretty funny that 4.3 inch screen is described as small.

    Phone looks like a pretty solid choice if a physical keyboard is your thing.

    • The overall fatness of the device makes the screen look small, if that makes sense. It’s a funky phone in the hand 😛

      • DanWazz

        I was just saying, it wasn’t that long ago people were screaming about 4.3 inches being to big, now 5 inch plus phones are becoming popular. I just find it funny, that’s all.

      • Jeffrey

        Tim i can not log in with my Facebook anymore

  • Dan

    Can someone verify that this screen isn’t the same lauded one on the Atrix HD?


      It’s only 540×960 so it’s probably below average. I’m also going to assume that it isn’t an IPS panel since the more general term TFT is used.

  • That thing’s a brick!!!

  • Liderc

    Can someone get Motorola a protractor already and throw out those ugly ass corners.

    At least they have onscreen buttons.

    • Jeremy Bardrof

      It’s clearly just fear of the fruit.


      Not sure how a protractor is going to help the corners. I kinda like them. At least they’re trying to look a little different than everyone else.

      • Liderc

        Different doesn’t always mean better, it sometimes means ugly.

    • jeesung

      i like the corners 🙂