I like this querty keyboard phone, but I was on tmobile. If they make a gsm variant for tmo with the spec of razor hd, I will get one.
Does anyone have one of these XT-897's they'd like to sell reasonably? I cracked my outer touch screen glass and need to replace it. HELP! firstname.lastname@example.org
blayderunner123, 09 Feb 2013This is considered a world Phone see specs below: General 2G Network: CDMA 800 / 1900... morethanks 4 the reply but this could get costly for where i live plus i don't have electronic cards such as visa cards because where i live its difficult to get one due to wage rate
honore, 10 Dec 2012Is a very good phone anytime ok?This phone android is the perfectly the one in my full choice because any option and any kind of situation in internet with this milestone motorola go true to result everything I want without even Laptop I m very comfortable
confused, 06 Feb 2013i really like this phone but the sim is non removable and neither do i have guts to do it to s... moreThis is considered a world Phone see specs below:
CDMA 800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
i really like this phone but the sim is non removable and neither do i have guts to do it to such a sweet fone as seen on xda developers. Because of this i became interested in razr maxx but still confused since photon q has newer chipset s4 . Please help me decide , i live in FIJI no sprint there
Cellphone Geek, 26 Nov 2012The battery cannot be removed. The battery can be removed!!!!! I have seen it done. Just not by the "User"! if you take a plastic "Wedge-like tool" and gently work it around the case; you can remove the backing to expose the battery. Then find a replacement battery for it. you also can go online or visit a bateries plus store http://www.batteriesplus.com/they are pretty Ingenious when it comes to batteries they may be able to remove the power cells and replace them. Anything you do to this phone other than just basic user operations will null-and-void the warenty. But for those who want a phone and don't care about the warrenty feel free. Keep in mind: My XT897 basicly lives on a charger. It is a powerful phone capable of multi-tasking but at the same time... I have seen it drain my battery to 0% in like 2 hours 14 min (a Proud achievement I think). and since it is a LiPo Battery do not ever let the battery drain to Zero. you will kill the battery.
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LiPo batteries can be extremely dangerous if used improperly. They have caused fires in homes and automobiles after erupting during charging or after impact. They are also extremely sensitive to high temperatures and must be properly stored to avoid spontaneous combustion. They should be stored in fireproof containers when not in use, and not left unattended when charging.
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MertenseEng.04, 15 Dec 2012Unfortunately this is the "best" QWERTY offering by Sprint (and there are many other... moreThis Phone Comes whith the option to unlock it in bootloader screen. to get to boot loader screen: power off phone > then press and hold down "Volume-Down" Button > then while hold down "Volume-Down" Button, press power on button
*********** NOTE: unlocking your phone WILL VOID your Warenty!!! ******************************************
I own this phone and it is suposed to to work on any CDMA Network. My area does not have 4G but have been to places with 4G and it will transition without any input from you as long as you have 4G turned on. But 3G is the Primary set-up. Remember though to go into your network settings and lock what Network you want it on or it will roam and Fees and Data rates "Will" apply.
Hi everyone, may I ask if this phone would work on Australia network, in particular 3g network as I do not have the need for 4g atm.
Lovely specifications. A gem in a world where decent QWERTY phones are getting rare. Only downside is the LTE being boneheadedly single-band and only capable of working in the North American market. Maybe we should all write in to Google-Motorola and have them release a world version of the phone.
ibiplob, 09 Nov 2012Here is Finland, they buy NOKIA, even though it is an expensive shitty phone. iPhone and samsu... moreInteresting, as fellow person in Finland I have seen people having more samsung phones these days than nokia phones.
i like to by this phone but since it not available in India i can't buy it officially. but i can get it through ebay and other on line site but in future any problem comes the it will be big issue for me secondly its battery is fix since normaly mobile battery has 2 to 3 years life the how i will able to change it ?
how soon Motorola which is now Google Motorola will return to India with this phone or better one ?
Unfortunately this is the "best" QWERTY offering by Sprint (and there are many other sliders on the market).
PROS - best QWERTY Keyboard of all sliders, decent CPU/GPU, easily unlockable bootloader
CONS - display not 720p, not greatest vidcam/camera, non-removable power cell (battery), inadequate HDD (internal storage), locked-in SIM (world phone modem), may have network stack glitch (Net 67 Auth IP Error), ICS 4.04 (yet to be upgraded to current version)
This isn't a top-end device as it should have been yet is a good decent qwerty slider smartphone. The CPU and GPU are topnotch for 2012 U.S. market device and once unlocked performs well. Just wish Moto would have given it a 720p display, 32gig HDD and better photographic capabilities. Sprint qwerty users waited and waited for topend device and got the Photon Q.
Overall a 6-7 out of 10. If. Motorola would produce an upgraded version for 2013 to include non-U.S. models they'd have a great selling niche device. "Niche" in that OEMs and carriers seemed to have decided the virtual keyboard was "best" for all. Mobile Warriors still await an OEM to market a true. Cutting edge top-end QWERTY Kb smartphone.