Motorola Photon 4G MB855 - user opinions and reviews

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When is this item available in Southern Africa? It is now almost Nine months since I've heard about this gorgious item. I want to to own it the first in Namibia. South Africa assist...

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  • 2011-12-30 18:27
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Hi there,
I got it from US through ebay US and after doing all customs and shipping hassle got it after 40 days.
The phone is feature rich and thats why I ordered it.
Currently using airtel GSM card in India from past 2 weeks and working fine and settings also not getting reset after restart which is a good thing. The phone is factory unlocked to GSM networks outside US and it also has option for any CDMA network as carrier but couldn't test it as it will take prog with CDMA carrier. All photons are factory unlocked to GSM and and might be to CDMA and has GSM slot only not CDMA. Mine had a sprint GSM card in it for global roaming but removed that. The phone has very much potential and is my favourite phone till date. It is overshadowed by other phones as its Sprint phone and sprint doesnt get hype as ATT or verizon gets. As it is wimax 4g phone dont know in future India will have wimax or not but 3G would also be great but only 3.1 MBPS is one downside. But that is also very good if you are in India!!
The features list and screen is big. Its also the first to have stand in moto line which is very useful for me as for surfing on my office desk. The screen is very good in even direct sunlight it shines bright, performance is top notch, Camera is good normaly but could have been better and camera dual flash is best, The menu is simple kind of and Home screens too when compared to HTC sense, but still social network and other widgets are good with resize feature. I have installed more than 100 apps with some more than 300MB games and phone is working fine but in some apps when CPU is overloaded it reboots but it is very rare. Overall I will give 9/10 to this phone I wish I could have given 10 but slight pic quality lack in camera and no 1080p rec. makes it to 9 but if u are not bothered about camera its 10/10 as its has 8 sensors and dedicated GPS radio with glonass. Also FM radio which is must have in some countries like India. it looks handsome and stands on its own(kickstand). Thanks for rading dont worry go and get it.

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  • 2011-12-24 15:03
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where is the gsm arena reveiw it is about time look how long the phone was released

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  • 2011-12-23 09:51
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Most under rated and best android phone available. Brought from US, using in India. Pic quality falls in low light otherwise a beast in all departments. Not sure Y this model is not given the promotion it deserves..

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  • 2011-12-17 16:37
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> In reply to dman @ 2011-11-23 09:43 from utt$ - click to readhi do have received your handset. Have you paid any custom duty on top of the price.
pls reply

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  • 2011-12-14 12:08
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> In reply to tinxxx @ 2011-12-07 22:11 from KA48 - click to readThis one of the most under rates phones out there I have one and it works great so good in fact that I ordered my wife one as well fast very fast

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  • 2011-12-14 05:43
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I use mine with telus no problems a at all

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  • 2011-12-09 14:32
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i have checked online prices of this phone in india...and its surprisingly low...is there any reason for this?????????????????///

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  • 2011-12-07 22:11
  • KA48
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I do not understand why Gsmarena does not make a review of this great phone.
I also noticed that motorola phones are left apart at gsmarena reviews.
I see a dozen of reviews about samsung and nokia but only one moto per month.

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  • 2011-12-06 09:52
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> In reply to Pavel LOCK'd @ 2011-12-04 21:38 from 3m{E - click to readThis phone indeed has a GSM card slot and I'm using this phone on GSM network outside of US everyday.

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  • 2011-12-05 22:17
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Does every of Moto Photon have GSM-Sim card slot? Or there is any model for CDMA only?

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  • 2011-12-04 21:38
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hi. does anybody knows if there is a way to tether this phone without my carrier knowing? in this case is sprint. thank you

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  • 2011-12-04 03:53
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> In reply to Ramil @ 2011-11-29 13:17 from t7X0 - click to readBelieve someone was asking "wimax", not "wifi"...

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  • 2011-12-01 16:31
  • ubcC
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Wifi works on this unit.

Put the unit in airplane mode.
Turn off the phone.
Turn on the phone.
Turn on the wifi and it works.

Great phone. I love the design and specs of this phone.

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  • 2011-11-29 13:17
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it is the best android phone so far..
i have had a htc hero and a samsung galaxy s ,
but the photon I can say is at least 5 times more powerfull than all andoid phones i had before + battery lasts
worth buying

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  • 2011-11-27 22:47
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has anyone ever accessed a non sprint wimax network anywhere with the photon.?

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  • 2011-11-26 18:35
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> In reply to dman @ 2011-11-23 09:43 from utt$ - click to readIt comes unlocked to int'l networks, 3g also works.

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  • 2011-11-25 16:11
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> In reply to dman @ 2011-11-23 09:43 from utt$ - click to readhow much did u pay for it? how did u buy it? does it work on wimax?

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  • 2011-11-24 17:02
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> In reply to 100 Moto @ 2011-11-24 01:22 from Er2M - click to readare u able to access wimax from there?

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  • 2011-11-24 16:47
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> In reply to Gundu 70 @ 2011-11-20 08:47 from ut3i - click to readthe SIM card slot is for gsm networks only, ofcourse it wont work for cdma,
FYI, no cdma card slot for this device

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  • 2011-11-24 13:22
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