Reported by: Robert Klien
Motorola’s latest phone Photon Q LTE which comes with physical QWERTY keyboard has a new challenger in the form of Samsung Galaxy S Blaze.
While Sprint is planning to release the Motorola’s new officially announced handset, Galaxy S Blaze Q headed to T-Mobile is now seen on a leaked press image by Samsung. In the leaked photo of Samsung’s device, date referring as August 15 may hint the possible day of release whereas Motorola Photon Q LTE is expected to be released on August 19. And both the devices feature Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
In fact, Motorola Photo Q LTE’s predecessor Photon 4G which was launched last year was one of the best selling phones for Motorola Mobility. Had the device not been as successful, then surely Sprint and Motorola wouldn’t have come up with a newer version with LTE support. The biggest turning point of the device is its PC-like 5-row QWERTY keyboard feature which is a betting addition against dropping BlackBerry devices for business users and for those who looking for physical keyboard device like that of a computer. The device boasts of ColorBoost for rich and vibrant experience while the scratch resistant glass and splash coating protects it from unintentional brushing against walls or other areas. The NFC features lets users share links, apps, YouTube clips with Android Beam. Moreover, for corporate purpose, the phone includes remote wipe, pin lock, and data encryption to enhance security along with Exchange Active Sync capability.
Meanwhile Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q is considered to be the QWERTY sequel for Samsung Galaxy S3 which is expected to be included in T-Mobile’s speedy 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
Here below is a brief comparison of Motorola Photon Q with Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q.
The new Motorola Photon Q has 4.3-inch 540 x 960 pixels TFT capacitive touchscreen whereas Galaxy S Blaze Q is expected to come with 4-inch 720 x 1280 pixels Super AMOLED display.
There is 8 GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM along with additional support of microSD up to 32 GB while Blaze Q comes with similar options except for internal storage of 16 GB.
Samsung’s device will feature HSDPA speed up to 42 Mbps while Motorola’s handset sports HSDPA 21 Mbps, however with LTE Photo Q the device is expected to provide blazing speed.
There is an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording in Photon Q compared to Galaxy S Blaze Q which offers 5-megapixel camera with 1080p support. In fact Motorola’s secondary camera has HD resolution while there is no word on what the secondary camera of Galaxy device will offer.
With dual-core 1.5 GHz processor both the devices are going to bring along blazing fast performance. However, it yet to be confirmed whether the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S4 processor is going to be found in both the handsets.
In terms of battery, Motorola Photo Q 4G LTE features Li-Ion 1785 mAh whereas Galaxy S Blaze Q comes with Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery. The SmartActions feature of Motorola is a welcome option in Motorola device to extend its battery life, automate tasks and suggest ways to improve and personalize the smartphone.
The dimensions and details on how much Galaxy S Blaze Q weighs is still be confirmed. As of Motorola’s device, it weighs 170 g and features 126.5 x 66 x 13.7 mm.