I live in zimbambe . I am using this phone for the past 4 years. No issues at all.best phone
Brayden, 05 Jun 2016The battery actually is removable, you just need a special screwdriver, and something to pry o... moreNo, the battery is NOT removable by any practical definition. You need to pry the case apart without damaging any of the plastic clips or case, then you need to remove all the tiny hex screws, then another shorter round of plastic clips, then unscrew the battery leads, then carefully PRY the battery to break the double-sided tape without damaging the components on the circuit board its attached to. The NFC antenna is glued to the battery and basically impossible to remove in one piece, so NFC support is gone. Then you have to again GLUE the battery in place or else you risk it ripping its flex cable after a while.
I've done this four times on various Photon Qs. In TWO of those, the batteries were BULGING so badly they BROKE the hard plastic cases I put on, as well as the microSD card I had in one, and likely would have started a big battery fire in short order, so it's no minor detail that the batteries are not replaceable...
I wish somebody would make Android sliders again. I'm only just keeping a few old Photon Qs limping along. Just make sure they have removable batteries, gorilla glass, more RAM, and FM radios this time...
I've been a user of this phone for 4 years. Every smartphone I've ever had included a keyboard and I'm unable to function without one. I got it repaired when the tape between the screen and keyboard got damaged from too much sliding in/out and because the repair people pried open the device 3 times, I was able to easily pull it apart when I needed to change the battery. The battery is buried under layers of things, which I THINK are originally glued together, but if you get past that boldly, Ebay sells replacement parts for this phone real cheap! My new battery came with a mini pry stick and screwdriver.
As long as the facebook app is kept off this phone, it ran amazingly for a Jellybean, and the keyboard is comfortable to type with. I also like the small, convenient size. This summer, however, the screen's backlight completely gave out, then it just wasn't displaying things anymore despite being on and functional. I bought a $35 used replacement from Ebay that couldn't vibrate and continued with my life. I just needed it for the remaining 2 months of my Sprint contract, so condition was barely an issue
I had to give it up finally when I jumped from Sprint to MetroPCS. I still use it to post on Facebook LITE, Twitter, and Instagram via wifi these days because using the on-screen keyboard on my current phone stresses me out.
The Moto Photon Q was my best digital companion for four years. If anyone wants a keyboard, doesn't mind being stuck on jellybean or using Facebook LITE instead of the official app, I recommend it.
MwB, 02 Apr 2016Lol I bought this with sim card slot. When you format this phone you format everything, includ... moreThe battery actually is removable, you just need a special screwdriver, and something to pry open the phone up with.
The camera can also record at 60fps at 720p, however you can't view the videos in 60fps, but you can slow the video down by 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x.
Lol I bought this with sim card slot. When you format this phone you format everything, including it's mac-adresses so no wifi unless you find the right files (they are on XDA somewhere).
Also, the stability of a custom soldered sim is low.
I have bought this phone 3 months ago and up to today I can't use it. As a student this was a lot of money and I need to buy a new one. It's a very bad feeling because furtheron the thing works and looks beautifull. Got my eyes on a Droid 4 now
Asad , 25 Feb 2016Please tell me about where is the SIM card place in this phone and how to used this please tel... moreAs it says in the specs under 'Body', the SIM is not removable (neither is the battery).
What is the price and what other information is available for this phone? I am in Zambia and in need of this phone please.
Please tell me about where is the SIM card place in this phone and how to used this please tell me first
Dee, 16 Oct 2015Hi I'd like to find out if the phone is wifi tethering capable? Yes you can but i think you have to pay to activate that service
This phone is totally awsome had it for 2 years with sprint, i Totally luv it!
I liked this phone a lot but didn't know how much until I broke it and couldn't get it fix. I found it convenient too use and met needs very well.
So this has everything to work outside USA(SouthAmerica) but has a locked-in SIM Card, so i can't use this phone in LatinAmerica. Right? -_-