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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE
The Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE is a quality smartphone that looks sleek and easily stands up to comparison with other big name Sprint phones. One of the big draws of the phone is that it has a physical keyboard, rather than just an on-screen one. The keyboard is laid out well, with plenty of space for easy typing, a long space bar, and a number row at the top. There is even a backlight available so you don't have to strain to see what you are typing. If having a physical keyboard is important to you in a phone, this is the one you should pick up. The phone does have a virtual keyboard as well, so you can switch back and forth between whichever is the most convenient in the moment.
The 4.3" screen comes with 960 x 540 resolution, enough to bring good detail to everything it displays. However, the most exciting thing about the display is the level of brightness available. While most phones are nearly impossible to read outdoors on a sunny day, the Photon Q is bright enough that this is an easy task. Even when the brightness is turned all the way up, the colors on the screen never seem washed out, still retaining lifelike, vivid tones.
The phone's impressive processor is a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 - the same one that powers more well-known smartphones, so it's the best of the best. The phone comes with 8 GB of internal storage plus the option to expand that with a microSD card. The native operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a very slight Motorola redesign. The redesigns are mostly limited to a few icon customizations and extra apps, however, so overall the new interface is unobtrusive. A few apps come pre-loaded on the phone, such as Google Chrome and Sprint ID, but for the most part it is left up to you to get the applications you know you want.
The 8-megapixel camera and the accompanying LED flash can take stunning pictures of varying sizes and qualities. It takes pictures quickly, with very little shutter lag, so you can easily snap several shots in a row. Use any of the many photo modes, like Panorama, Sunset, Timer, or Nightscape, or use one of the eight possible filters to give your photos an artistic flair.
- Sturdy size of 5" by 2.6" wide by 0.54" but doesn't feel awkward or bulky
- 4.3" display at 720p resolution gives clear and detailed images
- 1 GB of RAM and 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor bring unparalleled speed to your phone
- Brightness settings ensure you can read your phone any time, anywhere
- Physical slide-out keyboard is easy and comfortable to use, a must for those frustrated by touchscreen typing
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS features sleek redesign from the Motorola interface
- 1,785 mAh battery is long-lasting, even on moderate and heavy phone use
- 4G LTE compatibility lets you take advantage of the fastest data network in the country
- Excellent call quality and lots of volume - take calls even in noisy locations
- Record memories using the 8-megapixel camera to shoot pictures or 1080p video
- Up to five personalized home screens with all your favorite applications and widgets
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