DROID 4 Unboxing and Initial Hands On Review [Video]

It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since the original DROID launched on Verizon Wireless, which is when I fell in love with Android. Now the DROID 4 has arrived, which is a far cry from the original. For the original, the keyboard was one of those things you either loved or hated. Admittedly it wasn’t the greatest keyboard, but I liked it a lot. With each model, Motorola improved the keyboard, and now it just might be the hottest keyboard out there. It looks gorgeous, but it’s also usable. The only issue now is screen size. At 4-inches, many might fine that to be too small, which I would never have imagined back in 2009. Still this is a phone that will satisfy the QWERTY lover.

It features a 4-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera (with 1080p video recording), 1.3MP front camera, 16GB internal memory, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage, micro HDMI, micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE compatible (Verizon), WiFi, and Android 2.3.6.

My initial review unit had a defective power button as you will see in the video. Thankfully, Verizon shipped me a replacement fast so I was able to add the boot animation at the end of the video. I will do a full review soon, but for now check out the quick hands on.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.