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It's no iPhone 5 on Sprint, but Aaron reviews the Motorola PHOTON 4G, the carrier's newest Android smartphone.  It's loaded to the gills with a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording capabilities, front-facing shooter for video calling, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with Motorola's Applications Platform (formerly known as MOTOBLUR).  It's available now for $199.99, and goes head to head against the HTC EVO 3D, another high-end Android device.  Is the Motorola PHOTON 4G up to snuff?  We'll find out.  Part 1 of 2.


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Karl D. Green
Karl D. Green LOVE IT HOPE MOTOROLA KEEPS MAKING PHONES FOR SPRINT
Emmanuel Veras
Emmanuel Veras Love it Test Date: Aug 3, 2011 11:12:10 am Connection Type: EvdoA Server: Petersburg, MI Download: 13605 kbps Upload: 1430 kbps Ping: 180 ms External IP: 108.99.61.172 Internal IP: 108.99.61.172 Latitude: 42.14820 Longitude: -83.81490 A detailed image for this result can be found here: http://www.speedtest.net/android/72782773.png Ookla operates Speedtest.net uthe ultimateand related information. Visit it on your computer today to find out why.
Fray Contreras
Fray Contreras Straight Trash.
Asher Enciso
Asher Enciso I don't understand why so many people do not like sprint... I literally have bars everywhere I go and most of the time it is 3g (keep in mind that I don't have a 4g phone). Sprint tops all the other major carriers with affordability and service.
Samuel Claudio
Samuel Claudio The phone looks nice, with its unique corners.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Too pixelated the screen...
Christina Elena Amaya
Christina Elena Amaya No...I don't like it...out of a crowd of a 1000 Andriod devices it doesn't stand out.
Marcus Frederick
Marcus Frederick I want to switch back to Sprint. My Verizon iPhone 4 was slow, Verizon overall was slow.
Karen N Edgar Garcia
Karen N Edgar Garcia No,its slow.
Joseph Garcia
Joseph Garcia The only good tech out 2011 is Duel Core Processer"Everything" just wait till 2012 Quad Processerz & that's final
Mark Eldredge
Mark Eldredge actually much better than I thought. My wife got it this weekend. I'm holding out for SGSII.
Phillip McGriff
Phillip McGriff GREAT DEVICE! SPRINT GETS 2 TWO THUMBS UP & 5 STARS FOR THIS ONE... Loving it....
Kaleb Klee
Kaleb Klee I love the design and I think it is a great phone. Though I think my choice is still going to be the HTC Evo 3D.
Shawn Sato-Veillon
Shawn Sato-Veillon Oh, and the battery life is much better than the evo. Gripes - locked bootloader (supposedly going to be unlocked), and sometimes people can't hear me in a call. A reboot fixes it. I'm sure they'll come out with a fix very soon for that.
Shawn Sato-Veillon
Shawn Sato-Veillon That sounds like an educated opinion Erik. I have it, came from an Evo. I didn't expect it to be much of an upgrade, and in many ways, it isn't. But it has a few things that really do separate it from the rest, at least on Sprint. The webtop, world GSM capability, and an awesome screen. Games look better when optimized for the tegra chip, and it does something only dual core phones can do, real multitasking. I'm not saying that because I read it in an ad, I tested it out side by side with my Evo. The screen really is a breath of fresh air compared to the Evo, and most screens out there. The only one that compares is Samsung's superAMOLED screens. But considering there's has lower resolution - and I don't like their phones or their policies, the Photon is damn near perfection in a phone. The cosmetics are really nice in hand, but not really special. So what. I don't have a phone so I can show it off, I have it so I can do things. A lot of things in a lot of places.
Evan William
Evan William fuck no i dont sheeeeeeeeeeit
Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith Evo 3d all the way. Better specs, better built phone. Photon feels plastic.
Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Lopez yeah its a good phone but on a crappy network
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. I'm not going to lie, I like this phone. I'm not upgrading yet though.
Diego Akd Aranda
Diego Akd Aranda yeah its way better than evo 3d i have both phones .. n photon is way betted
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull It would be nice to be able to use these phones on vm since it wrks.off sprints network
Eric Shayna
Eric Shayna So many crappy low end smart phone. Either Motorola droid or iPhone. Otherwise, they pretty much all suck.
Jessie Koetz- Birtcher
Jessie Koetz- Birtcher I will be getting the Photon next Friday!! Woot woot!!
Steve Moore
Steve Moore Got one today... traded in some old beat up phones for it.. I like it so far. No lag like Droid 3 and X2, but not butter like sense 3.0. Still a nice phone.
Silver Diaz
Silver Diaz The main reason I would get this phone is because of the great antenna I hear it has
Eric Kroh
Eric Kroh no..its on Sprints god aweful network and aweful CS as well
DeShaun Dansey
DeShaun Dansey Yeah I wish I could have it. I can't wait till you put it on the one paw bandit game for a chance to win it. if no one wants theirs send it to me.
Equaknox Knox
Equaknox Knox #TeamEVO....K
Jared Jones
Jared Jones I received mine yesterday, and I friggin love it!!!
Cyrus Parker
Cyrus Parker 1ghz processor, no way their r phones like the evo3d and sensation with 1.2ghz that was a total turn off for me, but the new motorola applications platform looks great
Jason King
Jason King From Arron's review it looks like a Great phone, just the Wrong service, I'm not sure about everyone else but im getting sensory overload with all these new phones coming out .. Its like you dont even get a month to digest whats new or whats good / bad before another phone comes out ... i mean how man phones are going to come out this year without a service upgrade. Its plain to see the phones are getting better and faster why not have a service that matches that.
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama It's ok, nothing special from what's already out... If they made the screen bigger I may have considered.
Daniel J. Kinder
Daniel J. Kinder i like it, will get one when upgrading in decemeber
Kelvin Clark
Kelvin Clark ATRIX 4G is the O.G (Original Gangster)
Anh-Tuan Le
Anh-Tuan Le +1
J Alberto Garcia Flores
J Alberto Garcia Flores Come on guys be respectful... I like the phone and I like my Galaxy S 4G but I wish T-Mobile had a few more high end devices like this one.
Jordan Orick
Jordan Orick At-n-Ausara: All the time :)
Hansel Starley
Hansel Starley I actually hate it. It looks weird.
Jordan Acosta
Jordan Acosta Photon suckkk, sgs 2 the best..
David Harness
David Harness Yes. My favorite Sprint phone.
Brett Day
Brett Day Please contact me. I would love to write for you!
At-n Ausara-Lasaru
At-n Ausara-Lasaru *Jordan* Fanboy Much?
At-n Ausara-Lasaru
At-n Ausara-Lasaru I'm Getting This Amazing Phone =)
Diego Avelar Tubz Sillk
Diego Avelar Tubz Sillk I saw it at the sprint store and the fact that it can be your pc is badass it had a mouse and a keyboard hooked up to it. its fast as hell too ima get it on fri!!!!! (Payday lol)
Ylla Quezon Pansacula
Ylla Quezon Pansacula i dont like it,. i tried it at sprint store, and its not responsive as htc 3d and it gets laggy... so no.
Jordan Orick
Jordan Orick It's not iPhone 5 on Sprint? WHO CARES!
Thomas Scully Matthews
Thomas Scully Matthews I love the specs and performance but hate the design...
Angel Miguel Peguero
Angel Miguel Peguero its cool
Harold Brown
Harold Brown Yesssssss!!!!
Michael Miller
Michael Miller Eh.
John Cruz
John Cruz Its ok
Bok Estabillo
Bok Estabillo yeaa!
Joel Rivera
Joel Rivera Its ok.
Jonathan Fuentes
Jonathan Fuentes no
Dustin Carney
Dustin Carney what was the winning number tonight?!?!?!
Don Ovan
Don Ovan i like your mom -.-
James Gustavo Hidalgo
James Gustavo Hidalgo I like you.... >_>




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