Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE – User Friendly Smartphone ModelCell Phone Reviews — By Naveen Vaidhya on August 24, 2012 at 7:16 am
Do you think QWERTY is dying due to touch-screen smartphones? Once believed a must-have feature on every top-tier smartphone, the QWERTY is starting to drop by the wayside as keyboard software and touchscreen technology immediately advance. With the real DROID line shifting towards mid-range; also Motorola opted for all touch devices on previous year’s leading devices in Razr, Photon, and Atrix. They might have stuck to thin for follow-up Atrix HD and whispered forthcoming RAZR HD however the sequel to Photon has stopped that trend and Photon Q 4G LTE targets to serve on one of the best QWERTY experience this Waterloo side. It features individual LED backlighting, laser-cut keys, and complete five rows, certainly Photon Q makes a powerful case for this disappearing piece of technology. Surely a good feature set like Android 4.0, 4.3” ColorBoost display, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera do not hurt the Photon Q’s case either.
At first look the Photon Q 4G LTE doesn’t seem far from the actual Photon design, holding the similar color scheme, funky corner design, and screen size. Unluckily, Motorola didn’t contain over the kickstand to this latest Photon, however that was likely at the outlay of the Photon Q’s physical keyboard. In spite that size is almost identical with Photon Q arriving in just 1.5 thicker and half an ounce bulky than Photon.
When the Photon was released its 4.3”qHD display was high on the line. Unluckily, the similar can’t be said today, with 4.7”HTC EVO 4G LTE and Samsung Galaxy S III 4.8” both have 720p HD display in Sprint’s line-up the Photon Q’s display is little bit behind. The 256ppi hence not in the 300+ range such as Samsung and HTC is remain bit good. Similar to Atrix HD, the Photon Q’s display offers ColorBoost technology that commits to make colors much vibrant and bright. Motorola states ColorBoost serves the color saturation of an OLED with efficiency and performance of LCD. But they go about it, we remain say that despite of lower resolution the screen is remain very good, and much bright.
User Interface -
The Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich is available in Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. It occurs to be the similar interface we seen with the Atrix HD, save for the carrier applications. When some traces different BLUR interfaces remain, the build is close to vanilla Android than anything else. Its lock screen keeps with circle-unlock philosophy of its ICS, however includes an additional pair of shortcuts over which you would find on a Nexus device.
Motorola has stuck to an 8-megapixel sensor for its Photon Q, and unluckily impacts could have been good. It usual photos turned out with soft detail and muted colors. The Photon Q has nice details in close up shots, however from also just 5 feet away the sharpness. Start to wane.
It is a good enough phone to keep QWERTY alive? It is an average phone with average features. People who wish simply yet advanced phone surely go with this model.