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8/19: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE has Arrived

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Clearthecount1 - May I ask how you were able to get this phone two days before the release date?

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Sounds a bit fishy.  You wouldn't "have"  to open up the hardware keyboard to type.  That is an option.   Then, you could have done a simple battery pull.  If truly dead, it came with a charger,  I'm fairly confident. Plus, only post you've ever made and now you're no longer a Sprint customer? Yeah, I mean finding this story hard to believe. You don't happen to own a fruity phone now do you ?

As for someone asking how you got one, there were reports at the beginning of the week that preorders would ship by Friday, so that part is possible.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

There is not a removable battery. Sprint store verified that phone was bad, not discharged. Never had reason to post before.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

You're right about the non-removable battery, my mistake and my apologies.  How could I forget that, since that is a gripe I have about this phone?  lol.  I hope your experience is not going to be a common thing.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Non removable battery?

WTH??? That's a bigger problem for me if it's not the Razr Maxx battery. That's a pretty stupid move on Motorola's part. With no battery pull possibility and the thing not booting, and that's a problem. Buggy POS!!          `

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Yes, because every other phone at release has been bug free at release...please.

on the battery side, I really don't get why it's the maxxx battery or the anemic battery that doesn't even have the juice of last year's phones. Embedded batteries are supposed to be bigger because they don't have the constraints of the casing and connector, yet they did nothing to maximize the battery. Heck, the Q is thicker than the Moto 4. I would've preferred a thinner phone with larger footprint than the opposite. I look at the Epic and think no slider should be bigger than the Epic and not much heavier. Two years later I want something thinner and no heavier. All the slates are ultra thin, but technology didn't keep up with sliders for some god forasken reason? It just shows it's more cost cutting and a lack of design skills in product development. Actually, I'd fire product development and marketing for not having a clue what customers actually want. And if you're going to give it an anemic battery, then you didn't take advantage of the space saving so you might as well have made it replaceable.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Google will probably swing the axe over at Moto. Haven't they done so already? I'm waiting to see full reviews on this phone before I make a decision. I'll decide on September 12th

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Same here.  I'm not going to be the early adopter this go round. My GNex fortunately is satisfying me at the moment.  It has mediocre battery life, and I'm not moving to another phone just to have mediocre battery life on the new phone.  I'll stay with the GNex for that.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Really liking this phone so far. I upgraded from the Samsung Epic 4G. I was soured on Samsung due to the 9 month wait on software upgrade when I was told at time of purchase "it will be out any week". That and the sorry radio that has been griped about so often. Frustrating watching my friends on Sprint chugging along while I'm searching for a signal.

This phone feels very stout and well built. Biggest drawback was the built-in battery but I hate using a phone without the qwerty slider and I figured Sprint wasn't going to give me too many options in the new LTE.

Definately a slight learning curve using this phone. Things I could do blindfolded on the Epic I haven't figured out on the Q. Also seems to be missing some of the bloatware I was stuck with on the last phone.

Now, if I can figure out how to turn on the 4G and get it to stop telling me it found available wi-fi I'll be happy.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

I can verify that I preordered on Monday and received on Friday.

Journeyman

Re: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon

Ditto. I found swype a real PITA to use. No substitute for qwerty.

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Journeyman

Re: 8/19: Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE has Arrived

I was considering buying the Photon Q to replace my Photon. But just like so many people here I was crushed to learn about the locked SIM card. There is no way I would ever buy a phone with a locked SIM card, and I can't imagine why anyone else would. The only phone Sprint carries now that I can travel with is the iPhone, which is bad news.

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