The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is arguably Motorola’s best device for texters and emailers since the Droid 3, and has a lot of things that will make business travelers happy. Unfortunately, it also has some compromises that make it problematic for that same group.
A marginal battery is one thing, but mixed with a design attitude that says “We know how you should use your smartphone better than you do,” it becomes a serious flaw. Which is disappointing, since otherwise the Photon Q is nicely built, has solid ergonomics, and blazing fast performance.
If you can live with never being too far from a charger, it’ll serve you well. If not, you might want to look at other devices.
- Excellent performance
- Nice keyboard
- International roaming
- Sealed battery compartment
- Marginal battery life
- Non-removable SIM cards
An otherwise solid messaging device hamstrung by a poor battery arrangement.