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The third-generation Droid isn’t a trailblazer like its original forefather, nor is it a disappointment like the Droid 2 — it’s more of a middle-of-the-road phone. It’s got one of the best keyboards on an Android phone to date, a crisp qHD display, and some solid battery life.

Description

The Droid 4 by Motorola features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD screen, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, 8-megapixel camera, and Verizon's practically standard CDMA/LTE radio combo. Packing in all those specs and a full five-row physical keyboard make the Droid 4 a full half-inch thick, about the same as the Droid 3.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 7, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 10, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Alias: XT862
  • FCC ID: IHDT56MF1

Also Known As...

  • Alias: XT894
  • Height: 4.85 inches
  • Width: 2.52 inches
  • Thickness: 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 0.41 pounds
  • Form factor: Slider
  • Color: Black / Gray
  • Slide orientation: Landscape
  • Physical keypad: QWERTY
  • Loudspeaker: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 5 inches
  • Width: 2.62 inches
  • Thickness: 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Form factor: Slider
  • Color: Black
  • Slide orientation: Landscape
  • Physical keypad: QWERTY
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 275
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 275
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Manufacturer: TI
  • Brand / family: OMAP 4
  • Model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: TI
  • Brand / family: OMAP 4
  • Model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM size: 512 MB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM type: DDR2
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: MotoBlur
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.4

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Motorola
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.6
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, Micro HDMI

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, Micro HDMI
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 1540 mAh
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Capacity: 1785 mAh
  • Removable: No

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2500
  • SunSpider: 2211 ms
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