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.
Lj, 07 Dec 2012Plssss let me know if this will accept other sim cardsfrom what I know this phone doesn't have a sim cards slot. It has only embedded sim card. On XDA there is a tutorial on how to unsolder it.
Lj, 07 Dec 2012Plssss let me know if this will accept other sim cardsIt doesn't...you need to physically solder one
mekka, 14 Nov 2012How you remove ur battery The battery cannot be removed.
Spadge, 31 Oct 2012Any ideas where I can buy this and if it will work in the UK? Tried Panamoz, Play, Amazon and... morehello , may some one tellmme where i could by this phone in a low price?, even is used, it dosen't matter.
i'm living at dominican republic...
khyfleming, 06 Nov 2012"Non-removable battery"; no reason for it and no bueno. Liking this phone more than ... moreI have the Photon Q 4G LTE, and my battery is 100% removable. I have 2 batteries and a stand-alone charger.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012coz america is the biggest market for moto,and exclusive phones is a good idea.In europe peopl... moreHere is Finland, they buy NOKIA, even though it is an expensive shitty phone. iPhone and samsung have taken over the rest of the market... I owned motorola which was my first phone... now I have Galaxy and iPhone, but wanna go with PHOTON... Want them to bring it to Europe!!!!
"Non-removable battery"; no reason for it and no bueno. Liking this phone more than the "Samsung Galaxy S Relay" but the non-removable battery is a deal-breaker. I need the option to pop in a spare battery. I'm going with samsung!
karl, 02 Sep 2012hi guy. if i get this phone from sprint at retail price should i be able to make it work with ... moreno it wont.. u need to prchase a boost Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE if they have one..
Any ideas where I can buy this and if it will work in the UK? Tried Panamoz, Play, Amazon and eBay and nothing, don't want to get it from a US site incase there's a massive import charge. Is there a way of finding out if it'll be released in Europe?
mp, 26 Oct 2012Is it possible to unlock this decent phone from it`s "chains" of Sprint? And wh... more...this phone has no SIM Card...you can unlock it with this MOD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1929143