Motorola Droid 4 Review- is the QWERTY Keyboard Dead


The Droid 4 is final here, yes we have waited a while for Motorola’s QWERTY keyboard device, which looks eerie similar to the Droid Razr in design. The DROID 4 comes with a 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 8 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash + 1080p HD video capture. The DROID 4 is touted as the “thinnest 4G LTE slider phone” with a 5 row backlit QWERTY keyboard. It’s going to ship with Android 2.3.5 gingerbread with Motorola’s user experiences on top of it. So is it worth the wait for a QWERTY keyboard phone? Considering they have become a dying bread and something of a rarity with most new device being gull touch screen. How ell does the Motorola Droid 4 work, is it a premium device and does it fit in with the Verizon Network?

Droid 4 1080p Camera Test

The Motorola Droid 4 House an 8 Megapixel camera that records at 1080p. The camera does a decent job at taking still in perfect conditions. But struggles in different lighting situations; which is typical for Motorola. The recording capabilities of the camera are aided by the settings that allow you to change the exposure of the camera to help improve the video quality. You can find our sample photos with different exposure settings below as well as stills from the camera


The Motorola Droid 4 does many things, well, it’s a solid Android 2.3 device,  with a smooth user experience with is fast dual –core processor. Its also has good battery life and enjoys the same slew of features found in the recently released Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx; like MotoCast which gives the ability to access your content on your PC from your phone anywhere in the world. Not forgetting the Droid 4 is a 4G LTE device, so you are getting Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Speeds, plus you can tether up to 8 devices to it for internet access. Then you have the 5 row QWERTY keyboard, which is comfortable to use and spot on. It is backlit for night time use and feels comfortable to the touch.

But the Droid Razr is a creation of two sides, and the second of has its many share of faults. Starting with the fact that you need a special device to access your micro-sim, also the device battery cane not be changed even though you can open up the battery bay( makes no sense). Plus you have a device that sports a qHD display in a day an age where everyone has a 720pHD display or at least matting the Super AMOLED qHD display of its Droid Razr and Razr MAxx siblings. Simply not acceptable Motorola.

The Droid for is not a bad device, it functions well on all accounts, its got a great keyboard, that works well, decent battery life ( something most Android devices can’t calm), an okay camera and a decent display. But once you sum it all up, it feels like Motorola should have released this product in 2011 and not 2012. Because in a week its going to feel supremely outdated. Or maybe these are the signs of things to come with QWERTY keyboard devices becoming more myth & legend than reality.