The Motorola Photo Q smartphone comes with a 4.3" ColorBoost display, Android 4.0, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and best of all, a full QWERTY keyboard for only $199 with a contract. Matt Mira joins Kumail Nanjiani in studio for a hands-on look at the Android phone for its Gadget Pr0n rating.
What You Need to Know
The Motorola Photon Q looks familiar to the Droid 4: it measures about a 0.5" thick, and feels solid from the heavy weight (not flimsy like the Galaxy S3 can feel sometimes).
The QWERTY is similar to the Droid 4's, which was the best keyboard we've ever used on a phone and this one is no different.
The long space bar and directional arrows are both there.
The LED back light is excellent but again, it does suffer from being very loud.
As far as phone keyboards go, this one on the Photon Q is excellent.
The 4.3" QHD display is 0.3" bigger than the Droid 4 but the 940x540 resolution is pretty much the same.
The brightness has improved with what Motorola refers to as ColorBoost technology.
The screen isn't the sharpest in the world but the color reproduction is good.
Watching videos on this phone is definitely not going to be a problem.
The 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1 GB of RAM means there is plenty packed in on this phone.
Our speed tests showed this phone performed very well.
It's also 4G LTE enabled and Sprint's network is supposed to be rolling out to 100 more cities in a move that coincides with the iPhone 5 release dates.
The 8 megapixel camera is okay: it's not the fastest we've used and as far as we can tell, it's exactly the same performance we get out of the Droid 4.
In bright light, there is a lot more noise than you would expect to see.
Blurry shots with motion are common on cell phone cameras and this is no exception.
The video quality was decent, if you're filming on the go.