Now here’s a phone with a more practical (and useful) gimmick. Motorola’s Photon 4G is one of the first phones that actually support WiMAX, powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chipset. The display for this thing comes at a 4.3-inch qHD capacitive screen at 540 x 960 resolution. From the get go, it is clear that this phone is built for connectivity with its 8 radios — WiMAX, CDMA / EV-DO, GSM / EDGE (quadband), UMTS / HSPA (tri-band 850/1,900/2,100MHz), WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS / AGPS and FM. You can then use those connection options (don’t know about the FM though) to send pictures captured by its 8 MP camera which can record 720p videos with 1080p output capability with its built-in HDMI output. All of these coupled with an impressive battery life, this is one phone you’d want to consider getting your hands with.
- General: CDMA 800 / 1900, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
- Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
- Dimensions: 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm, 158 g
- Display: 4.3″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors @ qHD resolution (540 x 960); Gorilla glass
- CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
- GPU: ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset
- RAM: 1GB
- OS:Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
- Memory: 16GB storage; expandable to 32GB via microSD slot
- Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash; Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, 720p @ 30fps
- Connectivity: Rev.A, up to 3.1 Mbps, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot; WiMAX 802.16 e, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR, microUSB 2.0, HS
- Misc: voice memo/dial/commands, DivX/XviD video support, Digital compass, HDMI port, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Gyro sensor
Check out Motorola Photon 4G listings.