The Motorola Droid was definitely one of the company’s most successful product lines but now it has been shadowed by the likes of many other great devices. Take the Samsung Galaxy S II for example: it has been around for quite some time but is still selling strong in the market. Like most products, it is time for Motorola to release a new product for its Droid line and thus the Motorola Droid 4 comes into making.
Sporting a 4-inch qHD touchscreen display, the screen is very responsive in a good way. Although it is not as superb as the Super AMOLED that Samsung has been churning out in its Galaxy devices, nor the ClearBlack display that is downright gorgeous, it does look good nonetheless. It is also 12.7mm thick which isn’t thick by any definition either and weights around 180g. This puts it as a portable and not a bulky smartphone.
What is different between this model and its predecessor isn’t really that much. First of all, the Droid 4 received a processor upgrade as it now uses a 1.2GHz dual-core processor instead of 1GHz dual-core processor used in the Droid 3. In addition to that, it also has a better front-facing camera as it is upgraded from a VGA (0.3MP) camera to a 1.3MP camera instead. The Droid 4 still retains the 8MP camera present in the previous Droid as well. As far as the battery is concerned, the device has its capacity upgraded to 1,785mAh. However, the downside is that the battery is non-removable much like the iPhone as well.
The Motorola Droid 4 is more of a miss rather than a hit. Its QWERTY keyboard is certainly good but Motorola could have definitely improved it more to make it in par with some of the best phones in the market. Is it worth the contract upgrade? Well we don’t really think so but we’ll leave that for you to decide.