The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is a very fast and responsive smartphone that has been available for purchase since August of last year. The main feature of this model smartphone is its ability to connect to high speed Internet from almost anywhere on the planet. The 4G LTE network is that fastest network available to civilians, and the speed at which it loads and transfers data is astounding.
The Photon Q 4G LTE has other notable features such as voice controlled commands and dialer as well as the ability to store and play mp3s and mp4s. It does not have a radio. Some areas in which in falls short are its somewhat outdated operating system and not much internal storage. Still, the Motorola’s LTE network is strong and the main function of the smartphone, namely its Internet capabilities, make this phone the right choice for a business person on the go.
The design of Motorola’s Photon Q 4G LTE is industrial and modern at the same time. It has a glossy black finish and a slide out Qwerty keyboard for easy texting and web browsing. It weighs a somewhat hefty 170 grams and has a thick body. The dimensions of this device are 126.5x 66x 13.7 mm, making it one of the thicker smartphones on the market today. Most people want a slim and light phone, as they carry it in their pocket or bag all day, but this phone caters to a different kind of professional. A traveling professional needs a sturdy piece of hardware that could take a spill off an stairwell and still connect to assistants overseeing a merger when needed.
The display of the Photon Q 4G LTE is a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. This is pretty standard for a modern smartphone, as well as the 4.3 inch screen. The screen is also multitouch capable and is fitted with scratch resistant glass. It has decent resolution with 540x 960 pixels.
The Photon Q 4G LTE has limited memory space. Only 8 GB of internal memory are provided, but the phone does support a micro SD card up to 32 GBs. The 4G LTE has 1 GB of RAM, which is again, pretty standard for a modern smartphone. Some devices are coming out with up to 2 GBs or RAM soon.
The camera on the Photon Q 4G LTE has an 8 MP lens and 3264×2488 pixels. This camera can actually take some pretty amazing pictures, and the main limitation of the camera is how many pictures the user can store on the device, due to its low memory. A user wanted to use the camera on a 4G LTE would definitely need to invest in a SD card. The main camera also shoots video, and there is a secondary camera mounted on the inward side of the device.
The operating system for the Photon Q 4G LTE is a somewhat outdated version of android, ice cream sandwich. This is also know as v4.0.4, and many phones that originally came with this OS came out with upgrades to jelly bean, the more up to date android operating platform. However, there is no such upgrade available on the 4G LTE.
Another thing to add about the 4G LTE is the dual-core 1.5 GHz central processor. This is fast, but not the most state of the art system. The Phonon Q 4G LTE also has a non removable SIM card that contains all relevant user data unique to that phone. The battery has a life of 220 hours on stand by, but just under eight hours with constant multimedia use. This is surprising good for a 4G phone, as the constant connection to the Internet can often be draining to a battery leaving it dead after five hours or so.
The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE can be purchased for as little as $119.99 with a sprint contract, but may be more depending on the retailer and special promotions.