Motorola is releasing new Droids day by day. After Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, now in the market is Motorola Droid 4. Verizon released Droid 4 just three days back on Feb 10th. Droid 4 is available at $199.99 on contract and $549.99 without contract from Verizon. Droid 3 didn’t traded much as it lacked the 4G LTE network speeds. With improvements and tweaks, now we have a slider Droid with blazing fast 4G LTE speed and dual-core processor.
Motorola Droid 4 is following the same design as found in Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx. Droid 4 sports a 4-inch TFT touchscreen with a qHD resolution of 540 X 960 pixels. The front facing camera is the top-right and there are 4 capacitive buttons below the screen. At the back is 8 MP camera with LED flash. Of course, the key feature of Droid 4 is its sliding keyboard that also has direction navigation keys. The glowing keyboard buttons are clearly visible under no-light conditions. Loaded with a physical sliding keyboard, Droid 4 is 13mm thick (0.5mm thicker than Droid 3).
PROCESSOR AND MEMORY
Droid 4 sports a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 processor fitted on TI OMAP 4430 chipset. Phone graphics are supported with PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Droid 4 has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It supports microSD card of up to 32 GB.
Droid 4 is god gifted with lightening data speeds. It automatically switches to EV-DO Rev. A connection whenever LTE connection is not available. Other connectivity features include Bluetooth v4.0 with EDR, Assisted GPS, HDMI-out and Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality.
Alike other recently released Droids, Droid 4 also runs Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread. It also has a virtual on-screen keyboard along with the physical one. Droid 4 has a nice list of pre-loaded apps in it. There are Motorola apps – MOTOACTV, MotoPrint, MotoCast, QuickOffice, GoToMeeting, etc; Verizon apps – V Cast, Verizon Video, VZ Navigator, etc.; and some other third part apps too like Lets Golf 2, Slacker, Netflix, Kindle, Madden NFL 2012 and much more.
Multimedia and Droid 4 is a great combination. Music player display lyrics along-side playing the song. Audio volume is pretty good and loud. Droid 4 plays 1080p videos without any lag. Web browsing and email experience is best in Droid 4. We have an excellent sliding keyboard to write text with great speed and accuracy. Browsing speeds are excellent. On LTE network, complex sites are loaded within a little time window.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
Droid 4 sports rear 8 MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The rear camera records 1080p HD videos. The front facing 1.3 MP camera is also capable of recording HD videos (720p). The camera app also features touch-focus. Picture quality is absolutely fine. However in complete darkness, quality is just OK.
Droid 4 is powered with a 1785 mAh Li-ion battery giving a talk time of 12 hours. But the battery in Droid 4 is non-removable.
We have seen one of the best battery life in the previous Motorola Droid i.e. Razr Maxx. In Droid 4, the battery life is no-where near that device. But, we cannot curse the device for its battery life. It is still good. Here, we can say that Droid 4 is the best smartphone with physical keyboard.