"Sprint's best Android Phone for Business"4.5 starson by rvcos
Pros: - Fast android phone with 16GB onboard ram with expansion for up to 32GB More
- Call Quality Significantly better than the HTC EVO 3D it replaced (Including Speaker Phone)
- Signal reception is the best I have experienced on any Sprint Phone. I can get
Cons: - Interface (Motoblur (or whatever they call it on this phone) is still not on par with HTC Sense
- While I think the color and screen are overall better than the evo 3d, items do come across pixilated at times
Summary: For a business Android phone, the Photon was really my only dual core option with Sprint. I had upgraded my original Evo to the Evo 3D and was extremely disappointed. I was in San Diego for comic con and my phone would leave my charger at 7am and be dead before 1pm. This is with only making 1-2 calls and no internet surfing, minimal texting. Battery life was terrible. That was with GPS / Bluetooth / 4G turned off.
I need a phone that can last the work day and the Motorola Photon does not disappoint. I am easily able to make a large amount of calls, text, email and still have 25-40% OF juice left. This is with Bluetooth and GPS on the whole time.
There is a very significant difference in call quality between the evo 3d and the Photon, which was another deciding factor for my switch. Like the evo 3d, Menus are quick; I had no problems doing video playback and the camera works great. Still need to find a good case for it though.
I like the way the phone looks cosmetically, and I purchased the Doc Station (Which by the way sells for $99.00 right now at Sprint, not $129) The trick here is to buy two accessories if you're a Premier Customer with Sprint and save 25% on both.
I was really hesitant to leave HTC when I exchanged my Evo 3D to the Motorola Photon. At the end of the day it boiled down to battery life and call quality. There difference is measurable between these two devices that justified the switch in my mind. I am not trying to knock the Evo 3D here, because in my opinion the HTC Sense interface is by far the best of any Android device, but I think HTC messed up a little on this device.
Bottom line I am happy with the device, at least until he Samsung Galaxy II comes out :)