The newest Motorola device sporting the Tegra 2 processor and 4G speeds is headed to Sprint around August this year and is sporting similar specifications to AT&T’s Atrix 4G. The new Photon 4G “provides an on-the-go edge for managing your life from anywhere around the world.” The new worldphone that is being released on Sprint will be fighting some of the fastest phones on the market: not only through their superior processor and 1GB PC-grade RAM but also through 4G speeds (which the Photon’s brother, The Droid X2, lacks).
Included stock with the device is Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is a step up for Motorola as it has not been released for their Atrix 4G, or Droid X2 yet. Many speed improvements, features, and optimizations were included with the Gingerbread update as well as a UI overhaul. If there’s one thing that Motorola should do is include the stock Gingerbread unlock screen; I’m tired of having a laggy lockscreen on their Tegra 2 devices.
A main focus of Motorola on the Photon 4G is the media side of things. The new phone will optimized for audio and video playback; the new phone is able to play back video with a resolution up to 1080p and includes a 16GB onboard internal memory with the option to expand it up to 48GB. The Gallery included with the phone is much like that of the Droid X2: it has built in social functionality being able to post photos directly on websites like Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa.
Here are some of the more impressive features of the Photon 4G:
• 4.3” qHD screen
• 1700 mAh battery
• Android 2.3 Gingerbread
• 4G network
• 8MP rear facing camera
• VGA front facing camera
• Supports a large assortment of audio and video files
• Able to record in 720p HD
• 16GB internal memory with 48GB expandable
• Kickstand for listening to music and watching movies