Motorola Photon 4G MB855 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Motorola Photon 4G MB855 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Motorola Photon 4G MB855 is a 2011 smartphone. It measures 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm and weighs 158 g. It has a TFT display measuring 4.3" inches. The resolution is 540 x 960 and 256 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 0.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 8 MP.

It runs on Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU with 16 GB, 1 GB RAM memory. The battery is 1700 mAh.

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Motorola Photon 4G MB855 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Release date

2011, June


126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm (5 x 2.63 x 0.48 in)


158 g (5.57 oz)




1700 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 200 h
Talking time- Up to 10 h

Approximate price270 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

4.3" inc

Screen area

51.0 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

540 x 960 px

PPI /points per inch/

256 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

8 MP, Single

Camera specs

-8 MP, AF


Dual-LED flash

Video 720p@30fps
Front camera, selfie

0.3 MP, Single




Operating system OS

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), not upgradable to 4.1 (Jelly Bean)


- Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H

Processor CPU

- Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9

Graphics processor GPU

- ULP GeForce

External memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16 GB, 1 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Mini-SIM
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO
Show all network frequencies:
Speed EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps, HSPA
GPRS Class 12
Edge Class 12
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot; WiMAX 802.16 e
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, EDR
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.93 W/kg (head)     0.91 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- HDMI port
-MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player
-MP4/WMV/H.264 player
-Quickoffice document viewer
-Photo viewer/editor
-Voice memo/dial/commands
-Predictive text input (Swype)
- Built-in kickstand
- Also known as Motorola ELECTRIFY
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Motorola. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Motorola may not be reflected.
Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Motorola Photon 4G MB855 was around 270 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2011, June.
The weight of the Motorola Photon 4G MB855 is 158 g.
The screen size of the Motorola Photon 4G MB855 is 4.3" inches.
The size of the Motorola Photon 4G MB855 is 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm (HxWxD).

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