Motorola Photon Q

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE
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Manufacturer Motorola
First released August 2012
Predecessor Motorola Photon
Related Motorola Atrix 4G Motorola Photon Motorola Droid 4
Form factor Slate, slider
Operating system Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgradable to Android 5.1 Lollipop via Cyanogenmod 12.1[1]
Storage 8 GB on board and MicroSD slot

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE[2] (XT897) is a smartphone manufactured by Motorola which runs on Sprint's 4G LTE network. The "Photon Q" has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system and includes a built-in, sliding keyboard similar to the one on the Motorola Droid 4.

On April 25, 2013, the Photon Q was upgraded to the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version of Android.[3] The device has reached its end-of-life, and will remain with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Enthusiasts and free developers have shown that it is possible to desolder the on-board SIM IC and connect a SIM socket/card to use this phone in other networks or countries. Because this is one of the most modern QWERTY-phones, there is a huge demand for this model in the Android developer community.[4]


The software is based on 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich it is used 1.5 GHZ Snapdragon S4. When in 4.1.2 Jelly bean or 4.4.4 Kitkat they use Snapdragon 400 with the GPU Adreno 305 and Adreno 320.


The processor of the Moto Photon is 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual core and 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 with the GPU Adreno 305 and 320 that can run graphics up to 120,000 triangles per second. The RAM is 1 GB.