Verizon's latest is close to being the perfect slider
After two years and four hardware iterations, the Motorola Droid 4 is the pinnacle of the line that brought Android into the living rooms of America, if not the world. That's it. Plain and simple. If you're looking for an Android phone with a sliding keyboard, there is none better, insofar as the keyboard goes.
The Droid 4 isn't a radical departure from its predecessors. You've got a keyboard, and you've got a screen, though both have undergone further tweaking that keep it in the style of other current Motorola smartphones like the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX.
But that's not to say the Droid 4 is the perfect smartphone. Oh, we're going to sing its praises, to be sure. But it's also got some quirks that leave us scratching our head.
Check in after the break for our full Droid 4 review.
An excellent physical keyboard, good size and heft in the hand. Motorola's software continues to have excellent customizations.
Yet another phone awaiting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The 4-inch display leaves a lot to be desired. Battery is not removable.
This is the best iteration yet in the original Droid line. But for as good is the keyboard is, the display is that bad. And launching with an aging version of Android -- even one that's perfectly functional -- is starting to wear on our sensibilities.