Motorola Droid 4 Hardware Tour and First Boot (Video)


The Motorola Droid 4 is the latest in Verizon‘s Droid family, and one of the last of a dying breed of smartphones with a physical keyboard.


The Droid 4 is a stocky phone at 2.8 x 5.0 x 0.5 inches and weighing in at 6.31 ounces. Much of its size and weight can be attributed to its 5-row, side-lit, slide-out keyboard. Even though it’s fairly bulky, the Droid 4 still measures in as the thinnest 4G QWERTY smartphone on the market.

Powering the Droid 4 is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM. While that’s nothing terribly new, it’s still very much on the high-end of the scale.

As far as storage goes, users have access to just under 16GB internally, but can add an optional microsd card to expand the capacity by up to another 32GB.

Tucked inside the back cover is a 1785 mAH Li–Ion battery. There’s nothing notable about it’s capacity, but unlike almost every other Android on the market, the battery in the Droid 4 is non-removable.

The display is a beautiful 4-inch qHD (960×540) scratch–resistant Gorilla Glass. Although not HD like some other high-end phones on the market, the screen is large enough and has a more-than-adequate resolution. One noteworthy feature of the Droid 4’s display is it’s water–repellent nanocoating. Very cool.

Another item of note is the Droid 4’s inclusion of Bluetooth 4.0 LE including “Bluetooth Smart Ready” supporting profiles for HRM Heart Rate Monitor, GATT/ATT Attribute Profiles, and GAP Generic Access.

The cameras on the Droid 4 are also impressive. It features a 1080P rear-facing camera capable of 8.0MP and a 720P front-facing 1.3MP camera as well.

Operating Sytem

Disappointingly, the Droid 4 ships with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, not Ice Cream Sandwich, but with Motorola’s additions, it’s still a very functional and responsive device.

Stay tuned to pocketnow for demonstration of the Droid 4’s HD video capabilities and the full review.

You can read more about the Droid 4 on Verizon’s website.


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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.