Motorola Droid 4:Conclusion

March 4, 2012 by Adama D. Brown Reads (56,804)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Design
    • 4
    • Performance
    • 6
    • Value
    • 5
    • Total Score:
    • 6.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion
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.

Motorola Droid 4 -- Landscape ModeIt 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.

Pros:

  • Great keyboard
  • Comfortable design

Cons:

  • Non-removable battery
  • Loses D3’s international roaming
  • Marginal screen

Bottom Line:

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.

 


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