Motorola Photon 4G

  • Motorola Photon 4G
80
Based on 14 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Smooth and responsive performance all around, including in the browser.
  • Even with images loaded.
  • It's butterysmooth.

Cons:

  • The especially annoying stuff can't be.
  • Sprint Zone bloatware: My Sprint, Help, My Sprint News, Suggested Apps, and Device Tips and Tricks.

Expert reviews and ratings

By HotHardware on

The Motorola Photon 4G is a good-looking phone with angled corners and a vibrant 4.3-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) display. It also has all of the internal specs you'd expect from a high-end phone that's on the market today, including a...

By Pocketnow on 70

The battle is hard fought, and it is far from over. But in the case of the Motorola Photon 4G, it certainly is quite the performer, especially when you start tweaking the system to be more efficient. Considering the camera is average, and the Pentile...

By Android Police on

I have to admit, the Photon exceeded my expectations. So much so, in fact, that I'd undoubtedly recommend it to friends and family as a great alternative to the EVO 3D or Epic 4G Touch - certainly no mean feat. It's a solid package that delivers...

By cnet on 83

The Motorola Electrify is a great Android device for U.S. Cellular customers seeking power and the latest and greatest in smartphone...

By PC Advisor on 80

Despite its fairly pedestrian hardware design, the Photon 4G should appeal to anyone looking for an Android smartphone that stands a good chance of being allowed access to the corporate network - but you do need to be something of a propeller head to...

By InfoWorld on 75

Follow @MobileGalen There's new hope for Android aficionados who want IT to let them use their preferred mobile OS for work, thanks to Motorola Mobility's four business-oriented smartphones: the Photon 4G and Xpert for Sprint, Atrix 4G for AT&T...

By Digital Trends on 75

If you're in the market for a new wireless carrier, the Photon 4G gives you a good reason to consider Sprint. Unlike the EVO 3D, Motorola's new phone doesn't rely on crafty...

By Ars Technica on

When I think of Sprint, I don't think of performance phones; I think of BlackBerries and ruggedized flip phones meant for use on construction sites, despite the launch of the HTC Evo 4G on the network over a year ago. With the Motorola Photon 4G...

By Phone Arena on

Both phones performed very well in call quality, so you really can’t go wrong either way. The Photon has the better battery rating, but with either device you should be able to get a full day of use unless you’re a heavy power user.There is no clear...

By Engadget on 80

With its stunning display, impressive battery life and solid performance, the Photon 4G comes very close to dethroning Samsung's mighty Galaxy S II as king of the Android hill. This is simultaneously Motorola's and Sprint's best handset ever...

By BrightHub on 80

Overall the Motorola Photon 4G ranks in as a solid 'Good' smartphone. Some would think that the Photon 4G is simply a remodeled version of its sibling, the Atrix 4G on AT&T, due to the similar specs and abilities, but the Photon really does...

By Wired on 70

A photon moves at the speed of light, shines brightly and has a resting mass of zero. That said, it’s a damn good name for Motorola’s latest Android phone.The Photon brings 4G speeds and dual-core processing power to Sprint customers. An...

By Phone Scoop on

After spending more than four days with the Photon 4G, I am confident in recommending it as Sprint's top smartphone. It hits a home run in almost every department. The hardware is excellent, the wireless performance top-notch, the voice quality...

By cnet on 87

With a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4G speeds, enterprise-level security, and world phone credentials, the Motorola Photon 4G is a top-notch Android phone for Sprint...

By Ubergizmo on

Good++) Overall, I would say that the Motorola Photon 4G is a “good to very good” phone, depending on what you are looking for. I found the experience to be pleasing, although a couple of things did get to me: the size and the photo quality....

By PhoneDog on

The PHOTON 4G is an all-around fantastic smartphone with a wireless radio that bests anything on Sprint at the moment. If you need a great phone with a killer specifications list, the PHOTON is the device to get.Motorola PHOTON 4G Review by... -...

By Phone Arena on 90

The Motorola Photon 4G makes a very strong case for being the best phone in Sprint’s lineup. It certainly has the horsepower with the Tegra 2 dual core processer, 16GB of memory and brilliant qHD display. The 8-megapixel camera with 720p...

By PC Mag on 90

Our latest Editors' Choice touch-screen smartphone for Sprint, the Motorola Photon 4G is powerful, fast, feature-packed, and, in a pinch, it can double as a nettop PC....

By LaptopMag on 80

The Motorola Photon 4G is one powerful and versatile smartphone, boasting a first-rate industrial design, brilliant display, excellent gaming performance, and a sharp (albeit sluggish) camera. The HDMI mirroring works smoothly, and those looking for...

By PCWorld on 80

Of all the Motorola phones we've seen this year, the Photon is definitely the best of the pack. The design is one-of-a-kind, and the Tegra 2 processor paired with Sprint's 4G network is hard to beat. But the Photon 4G suffers from some issues...