Motorola Droid 4 Android smartphone announced - with LTE 4G network support

11 January 2012 by
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Motorola has unveiled the Droid 4 Android smartphone for QWERTY lovers and business users. 4 inch, 1.2 GHz dual core CPU and full QWERTY slider keyboard

Motorola Droid 4 announced 

Motorola announced yet another smartphone during CES this week. The Motorola Droid 4 is, like some of the other CES Moto announcements, an upgrade from the previous year model. The Droid 4 is the successor to Droid 3 which was released just 7 months ago. Droid 4 is a QWERTY model aimed at the business segment. At least that is what Motorola promoting in their press release. A decent QWERTY keyboard is of course not only for business users and those doing frequent texting should also consider a Droid 4.

Compared to the Droid 3, the Droid 4 has gained some weight with its 178.9 gram. Quite heavy for a 2012/2011 smartphone. It's the same league as the huge 5.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Note, the older Droids, HTC Desire Z and Nokia E7. The list of improvements over the older Droid 3 is:

  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor - Droid 3: 1 GHz dual core
  • 720p front camera
  • Increased battery to 1785 mAh
  • 1 GB RAM (from 512 MB)
  • And of course the main reason why Motorola has chosen to release an upgraded Droid 4: LTE B13 4G network support
  • Improved QWERTY keyboard with LED edge-lit keys
Motorola Droid 4 and all other smartphones announced at CES will be shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Droid 4 will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of 2012.
One thing we noticed with the Droid 4 specifications was the exceptional low standby time. At only 205 hours standby time is follows a Motorola history of being the worst in the class. The new Motorola Droid Razr Maxx being an exception
Motorola Droid 4 highlights
  • Weight: 178 gram
  • Size: 126.7 x 69.9 x 12.0 mm
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 CDMA 800/1900, 3G 900/2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, LTE 4G
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 8 megapixels camera, auto focus, geo tagging
  • 1080p video capture
  • 4 inch touch display, 540 x 960 pixel resolution, 16 million colours
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0
  • aGPS
  • DLNA
  • 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex-A9 processor, dual channel RAM
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory with further support for up to 32 GB on microSD card
  • Battery: 1785 mAh
  • Talk time: 750 minutes / 12.5 hours
  • Standby time: 205 hours
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Wi-Fi and 4G hotspot. Share with up to 8 other devices
  • Google services: Calendar, contact sync, latitude, Google Maps Navigation, Quick Search Box, eBooks, Search by Voice
  • Business services: Quickoffice, GoToMeeting, Motoprint,
  • Entertainment services: Netflix with HD resolution, Blockbuster, Amazon Kindle

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Bonovox12 years, 1 month ago
Is it just me or are so many Android phones now becoming so samey & boring??

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