Motorola PHOTON 4G

You know the drill in the Android world.  Another day, another phone.  The HTC EVO 3D enjoyed a brief reign at the top of our Top Smartphones List for Sprint, but it has been replaced by the smokin' hot Motorola PHOTON 4G, which debuted a few days ago.  Powered by a zippy 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the PHOTON offers a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, global roaming capabilities, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's custom user interface. 

While the EVO 3D offers an excellent array of multimedia options and comes with HTC's award-winning Sense UI, the wireless radio pales in comparison to the PHOTON's.  During my testing in a Sprint dead zone a few days ago, the EVO 3D struggled to hold a call with zero bars of service, while the PHOTON 4G consistently had 2-3 bars of service.  Simply put, the PHOTON 4G is one of the best high-end Android smartphones on the market today, and is an excellent choice for Sprint users that live in a fringe coverage area.

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"Is the PHOTON 4G better than the EVO 3D?"

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Martinez Os
Martinez Os Ëvø 3D...!!!!
Tony Stark
Tony Stark anyway ,i love moto
Gerardo Ortega
Gerardo Ortega Can't wait for the EVO 4G+
Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee I have always had bad luck with Motorola products....so I stopped using them. My last two phones were the Samsung epic 4g which was decent and now i have the 3D which I love so I'm going with HTC on this one.
Patrick Chao
Patrick Chao I had epic. Messed with 3d. Have photon. Photon is an amazing phone, winner.
Jean Pacrim
Brady Cox
Brady Cox I KNOW that the Iphone is better. Its the best phone EVER!!! Iphone does it all BETTER!! Ok, now that Apple has stopped mind, ehhh, contolling me...PHOTON FTW!!!!! Ok...Android in general FTW!!!! *BUT* Htc has TOO much SKIN!!!!!
Henrick Rawlins
Henrick Rawlins My Galaxy SII beat the yard out of both.
Rafael Guzman
Rafael Guzman It's a matter of preference. Both are great. And for you idiots bringing up anything other than these two devices read the question. Both are great phones. I personally like HTC better. Again a matter of preference.
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull I would like to know when theyll make a nice android that goes all day on one charge, without turning off all the syncs... Cuz im pretty sure thats onna the reasons for having a phone like that... And inno people goina say theres does,, fucking B.S.
William Robles
William Robles Photon
Dan Drzewicki
Dan Drzewicki Basically half of you are saying, OLD TECHNOLOGY IS BETTER BECAUSE I LIKE IT
Levi Bethel
Levi Bethel LMAO fools.. play around with both the phones.. make the decision for urself instead of hoppin on a "fanboy" team, or goin with the current obsession of w.e smartphone u got ur hands on right now.. 3D, not the only thing the EVO has to offer its just an added feature.. photon is a really good phone spec wise n it looks great, besides motorola's UI n everybody knows that's true if you've actually used any other UI.. but hey its anybody's opinion right..
Kelvin Reid
Kelvin Reid Yes the Photon 4G is alot better
Sina Balouch
Sina Balouch Juan@ we dont have to hear your shit! This is for people to decide which one is better! So go some where else!
Steve Moore
Steve Moore Why even bother PD? I'm pretty sure you knew the iPhone ass clowns would crawl out of the woodwork.. as soon as you morons buy the iPhone 5 you know the iPhone 51/2 is coming the next week.. fn iSheep losers. And yes I had an iPhone and it was a boring pos! Just like the iPhone 5 will be.
Peter Dudycz
Peter Dudycz Evo 3d3d3d3.
Steve Gonzalez
Steve Gonzalez Photon
Evan Fleming
Evan Fleming I hate my Droid X2 that I have as a work phone (VZW sales rep) and I wasn't that impressed by the Bionic when I played with it last week. I've all but given up on Motorola at this point. My eyes are on the Galaxy S2 and HTC Vigor at this point.
Broderick Whitten
Broderick Whitten Hell Naw
DeMonte Greene
DeMonte Greene No
David Harness
David Harness Yes.
Kevin Manoo
Kevin Manoo Fuck that nexus 3g lol
Warren Saunders
Warren Saunders You can't compare an iphone to an evo 3d when its not even better than the desire.
Marco A. Cortes
Marco A. Cortes Motorola StarTac!!!
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock I really wish people would learn how to use real words, yo.
Darrien Glasser
Darrien Glasser Motorola triumph?
Eitan Reiss
Eitan Reiss Untill they come out with better resolution screens there is no reason to upgrade from my evo 4g. With that being said evo 3d is better than Motorola hands down. I have faith in the xda team to make it the best phone ever..
Antonio Pagan
Antonio Pagan yo they both good draw!!!
Slim SoFly
Slim SoFly EVO 3d owner 3d rock's
Juan Leal
Juan Leal seriously sprint 3g is 300kps 80% of the time. 4g is wac and still slow or non existent in most places
Juan Leal
Juan Leal haha idiot with g2x whose battery would die 15 mins if it didnt reboot every 2 mins.
Mark Charlton
Mark Charlton Nope, 3D is just a gemmick, and plus no kickstand.
Gregg Loss
Gregg Loss Miranda HELL NO!!! N plus the photon 4g is lackinq is becux of its runninq motorola ui (blurr) n dahts it if it was running htc sence or vannilla android it would be beast!
Josue Cifuentes
Josue Cifuentes Sprint sucks its all bout AT&T-MOBILE fools
Carlos Nava
Carlos Nava Fuck all ya tmobile g2x
Bronson Chad Thomas
Bronson Chad Thomas EVO kid!
Matthew J Callaway
Matthew J Callaway Yes it is!!!!
Miranda Quintana
Miranda Quintana Both suck android is lame all together
Hector E Craig
Hector E Craig Why is people commenting on this if they don't have the phones? The EVO 3D is a nice phone.
Broderick Whitten
Broderick Whitten EVO!!!
Tommy Klein
Tommy Klein I think the photon is better.
Michel Daboul
Michel Daboul it's better in some areas and worse in others. It's a personal choice really. Aaron keeps complaining about call quality on the evo 3D and I have no issues at all with that. I am coming from a BB Bold 9650. Reception has been great. I am sure the Photon is a great device as well that will suit other needs for other people. Is it better? it is a matter of choice. And to the Iphone fans, the question was not directed to you since the word IPHONE is nowhere to be found.
Brooks Robinson
Brooks Robinson DROID X2 IS BETTER
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Yeah I say Photon is better.
Fekyou Scilly
Fekyou Scilly iPhone lol. For people who think they thought.
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?????? ????? iPhone Sucks Android Rules the Smartphone World & the ATRIX 4G is better than the EVO 3D so of course the photon would be better.
Jones Robert
Jones Robert ...dont KNOW and dont CARE. GALAXY S2 is coming.
Ted Williams IV
Ted Williams IV Epic 4G hands down!
Leighton Chappell
Leighton Chappell This is about the photon and 3rd. I don't get why u guys are talking bout iPhone 4 and galaxy s 2!?
RockinRose Wolf Donnell
RockinRose Wolf Donnell Evo 3D is one of the best phones out there. HTC Sense much better them Motorola.
John Murchison II
John Murchison II It's a better phone than the 3D, not that the 3D is a bad phone. I hate when a company develops such a fan base that the fans overlook the facts. I bought the EVO 4G on day one, and I heard the same hate. I'm not a fanboy just a realist, slight edge goes to the Photon 4G.
Steve Hartsock
Steve Hartsock What does the EVO get on battery life? 10-15 minutes?
Anonymous No, not really, considering the HTC Evo was the Android phone to beat at one point and had an amazing development community. Now almost all of those developers are continuing their work on the 3D. I can live with worse reception if it means that I'll have a device with more modifications. Also Motorola has been promising for the past year that they'd unlock bootloaders, but so far it's all talk.
Taylor Rentschler
Taylor Rentschler No!!!!!!
Jon Don Podolski
Jon Don Podolski @Chris Hardaway, it doesn't even compare.... But EVO Shift over all
Dwayne Demaurivert
Dwayne Demaurivert Yeah true sprint is pretty slow) : fuck the iphone that nigga sucks but the evo is running 1gb of ram good stuff
Damian Wilson
Damian Wilson Nope
Chris Murchison
Chris Murchison no cause u kno wot galaxy s2 rules all smart fones right now- galaxy s2 owner
Juan Leal
Juan Leal they both suck cus they are on sprint the slowest network of all
Joshua Castro
Joshua Castro But of corse NOT!!!
Chris Lee
Chris Lee iPhone 4 is better.
Stefan Chapman
Stefan Chapman Maybe

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