If you can’t quite afford the Motorola Droid Razr or the Razr Maxx, the top of the line Motorola smartphones, you can still get a great smartphone in the Motorola Droid 4, without paying that fancy price tag.
Here’s our quick Motorola Droid 4 review to help you learn more about this Moto smartphone.
This is one of the few 4G LTE phones that come with a full, slide out QWERTY keyboard. It is pretty impressive that Motorola have managed to include a full slide out keyboard and also keep thickness to just about .5 inches. When you consider that there are Non-QWERTY 4G LTE phones that are thicker than .5 inches, this really is a great accomplishment in the Droid 4.
The QWERTY keyboard gets extra points because it has a dedicated number row and even dedicated arrow buttons that will allow you to navigate around text that you have typed.
Excellent call quality
When people shop for smartphones, they often get so caught up in exploring the features list that hey actually forget about call quality. After all, the most important function of your phone is to talk to people. We loved the call quality that the Droid 4 offered. If you are a businessman who needs call quality that doesn’t make any compromises, this is the smartphone for you. It is almost flawless.
The Droid 4 may not be as fast as the Droid Razr although it is pretty snappy with a 1.2GHz, dual core processor that keeps things running along very smoothly. 1GB of RAM helps the processor quite well.
What’s so-so in the Droid 4?
The 4 inch display on the Droid 4 is good although it doesn’t seem to have that pop when you first look at it. Resolution comes in at a fairly high 540 X 960 although the brightness just doesn’t do justice to the display. Maybe, Motorola should have gone with a brighter Super AMOLED screen instead of the LCD screen that they chose for this phone.
The camera would get higher points if only it added a little more pop to the colors that are captured. Though the pictures are very sharp, they could have just used a little bit more of color saturation and contrast levels. The camera however works pretty quickly and there is hardly any camera lag. The primary camera can shoot HD video in 1080p mode, at 30 frames per second. Even the front facing 1.3MP camera can shoot HD video in 720p mode.
What’s not to like?
This phone still runs on Gingerbread (2.3) which is a big disappointment. The phone has specs that make it worthy of being an ICS phone although we just don’t know why Motorola haven’t come out with that option yet.
At 6.4 ounces, this phone easily falls in the heavyweight category of phones. If you don’t like a phone that will weigh down your pockets, this might not be for you. However, you must understand that the weight is mostly because of the QWERTY keyboard and not due to bad design and build.