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? -_-
i do like how it has a keybord not many phones do these days, but its not mutch use when im using it and the text dosent show up in the text box, and i know it says it has dule cores but it dosent run like it dose its always slowing to a crawl when im just trying to do something as basic as opening my texts or opining a ofline text game, and after having it for only 3 months the headphone jack broke, but its a simple little phone easy to use but its got some problems i recomend the moto x or the new galexy nexus