Sweet Showcase: Motorola PHOTON 4G #MotoCalyp #cbias

Motorola PHOTON 4GCell phones sure have come a long way, haven’t they?  I don’t know about you, but I feel like I absolutely need a smartphone now:  check emails, keep up with social media, productivity, etc.

My old cell phone was at least four years old and it wasn’t working for me.  Vince and I had been talking about getting a new phone for me for a while, but there wasn’t really anything that really excited me.  They all kind of seemed the same, or completely irrelevant to my life.

Until I started researching the Motorola PHOTON 4G.  I am so not even kidding you guys when I say that I absolutely LOVE this phone.  I have yet to find a feature that I need, that this phone doesn’t have.

Motorola PHOTON 4G Basics


PHOTON researchThe PHOTON is a smartphone available from Sprint for $199.99 with an eligible phone upgrade or new contract.  It runs Android platform 2.3 {Gingerbread}.

In addition to it’s stellar media performance, the phone is also uber when it comes to staying connected {social media, email, texting, calling} and productivity.  With Android apps, you’ve also got many opportunities to just sit there and have some fun with things like games and puzzles!

The PHOTON sports a touch screen, HDMI jack, and kickstand.  Great way to rest your arms while watching a movie!

For the nitty gritty specifics on the PHOTON, check out the extensive research I did here in my Google+ photo story.

Shopping for the PHOTON


We visited our local Sprint store to purchase the phone.  The rep was helpful, the displays were great, and the ability to play around with the phone was appreciated.

Sprint Store

I really liked that they had a large display with both the docking station and the lapdock for the PHOTON, both connected to a phone, so you could really see how those accessories worked and the webtop application functioned.

Read more of my experience in my Google+ photo story.

My Top Ten Favorite PHOTON Features


  1. Motorola PHOTON 4GThe large screen – With a 4.3″ screen, the PHOTON was one of the largest phones in the store.  I like this since I will be doing a lot of internet browsing, social media interaction, and emailing.  I don’t need a tiny screen for all of that…
  2. Expandable storage - I was not a fan of phones that came in different storage sizes, but did not offer the option to expand that.  Not cool.  The PHOTON allows you to go from 16 GB to 48 GB.
  3. Social media tools – Lots of choices when it comes to keeping up with all of you in the cyber world!
  4. The Android App store - Whether it’s for education, productivity, or fun, I love the selection of apps in the store!
  5. Email tools - Just like the social media tools, the email tools give me multiple ways to manage my email accounts.  Score!
  6. Speed – This thing is super fast.  Like, really.  On the 4G network it’s blazing, but even on 3G if doesn’t feel like you’re working on a cell phone.
  7. Voice recognition – Perform a Google search, make a call, send a text message, or many other things; the PHOTON supports all of these voice recognition commands.
  8. Call quality - The sound is crisp and clear.  I don’t really know how to explain it, but if you have an older phone like I did, you will LOVE it.
  9. Dock options – I like the idea of docking the phone and having access to everything on the big screen.  Sometimes you need stuff to be on your phone, but hate working on it there.  The docking station or the lapdock is all you need.
  10. Security features – Data encryption, password protection, and other choices:  the PHOTON is uber-safe.
  11. BONUS – It’s a world phone! – This might not seem like a huge thing, but it is.  There are not a ton of world phones around, and they come in really handy.  Like, say, when your husband is deployed and in port in a foreign country and wants to call you…  Ask me how I know…

But why read when you can listen to me get so excited about the phone?!?!  Here you go, a vlog dedicated to the Motorola PHOTON 4G and why I *heart* it!

Final Thoughts


Motorola PHOTON 4GI think this phone is definitely the phone for busy moms and bloggers {I’m both of those}.  Well, it’s the phone for others, too.  We enjoyed it from the time we bought the first one, on to buying a second.  I still can’t stop touching the thing!

The personalization options are great; I feel like I can really make the phone work for me.  Having the ability to keep up with my world while on the go is priceless.

Guys, believe me when I tell you I have spent hours researching and playing with the PHOTON.  If you have any questions, let me know; I’ve probably got the answer!  If I don’t, I’ll definitely get it for you.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the PHOTON and get free 2-day shipping right now!

True Confessions:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  Everything I’ve said is my own honest opinion.  Stock photos have been taken from Motorola.