We've been talking about Sprint's upcoming LTE QWERTY, the Motorola Photon Q, for a few weeks now, and it's officially here. As of today, you can walk into a Sprint store and buy this "green machine with the power of Android" for the low, low price of $200 with a two-year agreement.


Need a refresher on specs? No problem.

  • 4.3" ColorBoost display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor (presumably Snapdragon S4)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP 1080p rear shooter, 720p front-facing camera
  • HDMI out
  • NFC
  • Full QWERTY slider
  • LTE, global ready
  • Android 4.0.4

Sure, it's nothing to get overly-excited about, but if you're a fan of QWERTYs, the Photon Q is probably the best that you can buy right now.


Of course, don't forget that if you order any new smartphone through Sprint's website and add a new line of service, they'll hook you up with a $100 American Express gift card. If you have no plans to add a new line, and are patient enough to wait just a few more days to get your new smartphone, you can still save a few bones through Wirefly, which has the device for $150.

Otherwise, march yourself to the nearest Sprint store and demand that they sell you a Photon Q. They'll be impressed with your commanding spirit, and you'll get a new smartphone. That's a win for everyone.


Cameron Summerson
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  • Drew D

    My wife got her Photon Q via online pre-order on Friday. She's pretty happy with it so far. It feels pretty solid and it seems that Motorola didn't mess with ICS too much with their skinning. Initial impression is good -- we'll like it even more once Sprint rolls out LTE in Philadelphia!

    • Mr. Mark

      that's because google owns motorola now.

      • Drew D

        Hahaha, It's too true Mark.

    • Matthew Fry

      What phone is it replacing? I've got an Epic 4G and I'm thinking this is the logical upgrade.

      • Bryan Tasker

        I'm thinking the same thing. I also have the Epic 4G.

  • chris s

    awesome phone

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    I want to import this thing into Australia

  • oneillperson

    Dumb question...Is this the first non-nexus phone to have on-screen buttons?