Motorola Droid 4

Verge Review

Just three months after Verizon launched the Droid 3 last July, buyer's remorse set in: the Droid 4 would add a speedy Verizon LTE connection, a edge-lit keyboard and a slick RAZR-like design, it seemed, long before owners of the existing handset would see their two-year contract end. Well, the Droid 4 took its sweet time getting here, but the phone is on sale this week, and as of today it's the only dual-core LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard you'll find in the United States. If...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.5 inches
Weight 0.39 pounds
Form factor Slider
Physical keypad QWERTY
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.6

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias XT894

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)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 960 px
Resolution (X) 540 px
PPI 275
Touchscreen type Capacitive

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

Processor

Manufacturer TI
Brand / family OMAP 4
Model OMAP4430
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores 2

GPU

Manufacturer Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX540

Memory

RAM size 1 GB
RAM type DDR2

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 1.3 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Android
Skin Motorola
Launch OS version 2.3.6

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, Micro HDMI

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1785 mAh
Removable No

Benchmarks

Quadrant 2500
SunSpider 2211 ms

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Nexusdude (Currently owns)

    Ironic that my username here is Nexusdude. This review is for a Droid 4 running Android 4.0.4. I love the size of the phone, it's much easier and more comfortable to hold in the hand than a Razr Maxx. The screen blows completely but the keyboard is fantastic. I bang out a lot of emails and texts. This phone became much better when upgraded to ICS. Software is really good now other than rebooting it more frequently now. Camera quality was supposedly improved in the update but I don't see much of a difference. If Motorola does a Droid 5, I think they would be smart to have a HD screen and a much larger battery.

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    • Camera(s) 7
    • Reception / call quality 10
    • Performance 10
    • Software 10
    • Battery life 5
    • Ecosystem 7
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