The Motorola Droid 4 has somewhat of a captive audience: being one of the few QWERTY smartphones on Verizon, it’s really your only choice if you want a keyboard, a dual-core processor, and 4G. If that doesn’t sound like an endorsement, it would be because it’s not. That one design advantage aside, the D4 is lackluster.
It has decent specs, including 4G LTE, but there are other devices just as good in that department, and the Droid 4 offers nothing else particularly special to the user. I’m sure that it’ll find a useful niche for some people, but if you can wait, I’d suggest holding out for the next generation device. A Droid 5 with a MAXX-like battery and AMOLED screen would be a much more worthy step up than a Droid 4 which is little more than a retread of old specs sold as new.
- Great keyboard
- Comfortable design
- Non-removable battery
- Loses D3’s international roaming
- Marginal screen
A serviceable device, and one which is the only option right now for a keyboard device with 4G LTE. But discriminating users will want to wait for the next generation.