Motorola Photon 4G Dual-Core on Sprint: Closer Look Plus Video

Back in May we brought you leaked news of an upcoming phone on Sprint, the Motorola Photon 4G. We then heard official news about the smartphone and also took a look at it against the Galaxy S2, another Android smartphone of the moment (coming to all major U.S. carriers). So far we’ve been pretty impressed with the Photon 4G and now we have news of a much closer look, along with a video.

As a brief recap on specs we can tell you that as well as that 4G connectivity, the Photon will have a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB internal memory. It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a front-facing camera and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It’s the first dual-core smartphone for Sprint and is due for release sometime in the summer. OSM’s Tim Ollason told yesterday though, how contrary to earlier belief that the Photon 4G would have an unlocked bootloader, it now looks as though the Photon 4G will be locked after all, which is about the only drawback so far.

News of the hands-on close look at the Photon 4G and video which you can see below this story, came to us from Mark Spoonauer over on Laptop. Spoonauer also tells us about the optional multimedia dock for Motorola’s webtop interface and a remote lock and wipe feature. As well as MotoBlur, users will also have access to Sprint ID packs and the battery mode utility allows you to choose different power settings to conserve battery life. The overall opinion of the Photon 4G after a good look was that it looks like it could be a big hit with plus points for the performance, design and features.

If you want to see even more of the Motorola Photon 4G check out an article by Brian Nadel over on Computerworld who has also had a good look at the phone and says it could be “the best of both worlds.” We’d like to hear your first impressions about the Photon 4G. With a plethora of other great phones coming up, such as the Galaxy S2, Motorola Droid Bionic and of course the next iPhone, do you think the Photon 4G has more than enough to match them? Let us know with your comments.