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Motorola DROID 4 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola DROID 4 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

by Motorola
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Display: 4.0-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.2 GHz
  • OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4G LTE-enabled smartphone with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS, 4.0-inch Super AMOLED Display Protected With Corning Gorilla Glass, PC-like, LED edge-lit 5-row QWERTY keyboard, and dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
  • 8-MP camera; full HD 1080p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 16 GB memory; corporate and personal e-mail
  • released in February, 2012
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, Pre-installed 16GB microSD Card, Product Safety & Warranty Guide, Quick Reference Guide

Product Details

Product Description

Product Description

Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, the Motorola Droid 4 XT894 makes multitasking a breeze. Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, this Motorola smartphone lets you access a wide range of applications. Featuring a 4-inch LCD display, the Motorola Droid 4 XT894 is ideal for watching movies and browsing the web. Supporting 4G, this Motorola smartphone lets you stream music and videos at blazing speeds.

Scratch-resistant Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass display and water-repellent coating (view larger).

Easy to use 5-row keyboard for precise typing (view larger).
At a Glance:
  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor

  • 4.0-inch qHD (960x540) touch tablet display

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video record

  • 16 GB Internal memory (formatted capacity is less)

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth 4.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

Speed: Dual-Core 1.2 GHz Processor

Slice through multiple tasks simultaneously with a dual–core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of LP DDR2 RAM, and enjoy brilliant optics with the 4-inch qHD (960x540) display. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows you to capture stunning still photos and the full HD 1080p video recorder features image stabilization, which improves video quality. It's also outfitted with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with HD 720p video recording for on-the-go chats.

PC-like, Edge-Lit Qwerty: A New Dimension of Design

Type with technical precision on the laser-cut QWERTY keypad so similar to a PC your fingers instantly know where to land. And with LED edge-lit keys, it’s like having night vision when you send digital messages in the dark. Also, don't worry about everyday scratches and spills. The DROID 4 is tough with a Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass display and splash resistant nanocoating.

Business Ready: Keep It Safe and Secure

The DROID 4 also has security features that would make any IT department proud. FIPS 140-2 government-grade encryption; PIN lock and password protection; device and SD card data encryption; and the ability to wipe the phone remotely if it’s ever lost or stolen. Feel secure knowing your phone and information are safe.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network provides speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. With 4G LTE, you'll enjoy simultaneous voice and data capabilities, allowing you to check e-mail, browse the web, download an app, and check directions on Google Maps while on a call. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years (learn more about 4G below).

You can share your high-speed 4G connectivity with multiple devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more--via Wi-Fi using the built-in Mobile Hotspot functionality (additional service charge applicable).

With 16 GB of onboard storage, you'll be able to keep loads of photos and videos directly on the device--and you can use optional microSD memory cards up to 32 GB for even more storage potential. Other features include GPS for navigation and location-based services, low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, and up to 12.5 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

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Additional Info

The DROID 4 by MOTOROLA weighs 6.31 ounces and measures 2.8 (w) x 5.0 (h) x 0.5 (d) inches. Its 1785 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 12.5 hours of talk time, and up to 200 hours (8.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G and CDMA 800/1900 frequencies where 4G LTE is not available.

What's in the Box

Handset, non-removable rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, rear cover removal tool, product Safety & warranty Guide, quick reference guide

Droid 4 by Motorola
LED edge-lit keys makes it possible to type in the dark (view larger).

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Verizon Wireless Services

Backup Assistant Plus: This complimentary service automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

Verizon Video: Enjoy unlimited, on-demand access to full episodes of your favorite television shows from all of the major networks, plus the latest in local and national news, live and recorded sports and entertainment and weather. You will receive over 100 channels with over 250 full episode shows and an impressive list of live sporting events each month.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.


  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity via the Verizon Wireless 4G Mobile Broadband network, with expected download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps. Where the 4G LTE network is unavailable, the phone will connect with the Verizon Wireless 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • 4G Mobile Hotspot capability allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your Verizon Wireless 4G LTE connection, which can then be shared among up to eight Wi-Fi-capable devices (up to eight devices on 3G).
  • Low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services.
    • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views.
    • Optional VZ Navigator service for GPS navigation with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Adobe Flash Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor up to 2x the power of single core smartphones for fast web browsing.
  • 4.0-inch qHD multi-touch display (Quarter High Definition; 960 x 540 pixels) with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • MicroUSB port
  • Micro HDMI port with 1080p HMDI Mirror Mode output to your HDTV or monitor.
  • 1785 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack


  • 16 GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less)
  • 1 GB RAM for improved multitasking (LP DDR2).


  • 8-megapixel camera with launch from lock screen.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture with image stabilization for crisp and clear videos.
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chats with HD 720p resolution.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV
  • Access to Verizon Videos

Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The Motorola DROID 4 4G runs on the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread). It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The DROID 4 also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
275 of 280 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What You Need To Know February 26, 2012
As a Droid 2 lover (and a user of almost all the 4G Droid phones, including Thunderbolt, Charge, Bionic) I have to say this is one of the best Droid phones yet. Like many people, I cut my Smartphone teeth on a Blackberry so I've been a fan of keyboards for years - and this one is maybe the best and most PC like keyboard ever found on a mobile phone.

Here is what you need to know:
+This is the first Droid to have a full QWERTY keyboard. It is still super thin, though. This keyboard is sweet - rubbery individual buttons (unlike Droid 1, or 2.) Each button gives a satisfying click as well. I love that it has the Shift, Cap Lock on the keyboard where they are on a PC. It is so much more natural than other mobile phone keyboards.
+4G LTE from Verizon is the fastest and most built out 4G network and this is blazing fast.
+8 MP rear camera is as good as any other phone in the US. There is a front facing 1.3 MP camera for video calling as well. It also has 1080P video recording. Both function well outside. Inside under artificial light doesn't work as well, but there are better capture apps that you can get (like Camera 360 and Vignette) that can help out for inside pics. It does come with a program Smart Movie HD that allows you to edit your videos - a great faeature - that other Droids haven't come with.
+Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a promise from Motorola to push Ice Cream Sandwhich in the near future.
+Dual core 1.2 GH TI OMAP4430 processor rocks. Every page and program runs quickly and you can run a ton of stuff at the same time.
+1 GB of Ram so you can run lots of apps without bogging down.
+Gorilla glass (harder to scratch) and a water-resistent coating. Still not waterproof, but anything is better than nothing to help the phone avoid water damage.
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90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Droid 4 over the Razr Maxx May 19, 2012
By A Customer
If you're upgrading from an original Droid with which you were very satisfied, like me, you're probably trying to decide between buying the Droid 4 and the Razr Maxx. For me, the Droid 4 is much better. The two are identical in many ways. I see the following as the three key differentiators.

* Battery life - advantage Maxx, by a long shot
* Keyboard - advantage 4, by a long shot, and I consider this two advantages (see below)
* Display - advantage Maxx, but only by a small margin
Maybe it's just me, but I don't see a big difference between the two. I'm very happy with the Droid 4's display, which is noticeably nicer than my original Droid.

There are some other small differences. For instance, the Maxx comes with a 16gb microSD card preinstalled, but the 4 carries no preinstalled card. However both will support up to a 32gb card. I'm fine without the preinstalled card, since I'd rather have the full 32gb, and it didn't cost much to buy one. (I went with a G.Skill Class 10 card. There were no ratings for it here when I bought mine, but it is highly rated elsewhere.)

The Maxx is priced higher, but if the battery life is that important for you, it's still cheaper than having to buy a separate extended-life battery (as we USED TO be able to do for our phones! Are you listening manufacturers?) and especially if you'd be satisfied with the 16gb preinstalled microSD card.

So for me, it really came down to a battle between the battery life of the Maxx vs the Droid 4's keyboard. I opted for the 4 and am VERY happy I did.

The Droid 4's battery life is about the same or a little better than my old Droid.
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265 of 292 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An excellent phone with 2 major flaws February 15, 2012
This is an excellent phone with two major flaws. I switched to the Droid 4 after using the Droid x for the past 15 months. While I liked the Droid X, I find the Droid 4 to be a major improvement in many ways. The 4G is very noticeably faster than the 3G. You type in a search and you are there instantly. The screen display has also been improved. It is very sharp. I am not using a screen protector (though I did use one on every other phone I have owned) since I am not particularly tough on my phones and am relying on the guerilla glass. (Though I realize not all agree with me on this).

The main reason I switched to the Droid 4 is the keyboard. As a longtime BlackBerry user I have to admit I like a physical keyboard better than a virtual keyboard. Though the virtual keyboard on the Droid 4 is far superior to the virtual keyboard on the Droid X, the physical keyboard on the Droid 4 is the best I have ever used on any phone, including BlackBerry. The keys are large, lit and well-spaced. You just can't beat it.

Now the negative- first the battery - it can't be removed so you are stuck with it . Mine only lasts for 10 hours before needing a charge (and I am not a super heavy user). The Droid X could make it till the end of the day; the 4 can't even come close. Sure I can disable the GPS, 4G and my apps, but then I would be using a phone that was not much different from a Blackberry. I have purchased the external battery, but haven't started using it yet. My first impression is that it is kind of large to be carrying around on a daily basis.

The second major problem is the placement of the power /sleep button. It is at the top of the phone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Worked great for a month,this is an excellent phone.
Published 3 hours ago by Wykes Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars The Motorola Droid 4 beats all other smart phones, hands down
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Published 1 day ago by K. Stegall
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Shipped fast and works great! Thanks!!!
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phone failed to keep charge since arrival need to send back
Published 7 days ago by Hope Morris
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phone has a lag and is slow to respond.....says its 4G but just freezes all the time and just is too slow
Published 22 days ago by Fiona finlayson
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Horrible Horrible!!!!!
I've had bad phones but this one, i have a special hate for this phone. I had it for 4 month and i was going insane trying to look for another one. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Chris
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Very happy
Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
defective and I will be returning it
Published 1 month ago by Arneice Kimbro
1.0 out of 5 stars He said it had awesome battery life
Completely digusted with this piece of equipment, never again will i buy from seller. i will also never suggest anyonet to buy from this seller, his review for this product was a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jill Webster
4.0 out of 5 stars I would be really happy with this phone except that the battery life...
I would be really happy with this phone except that the battery life is pretty bad, especially if you use the internet on it. otherwise, I am very happy with it.
Published 1 month ago by Lucia G.
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