Motorola DROID 5 with hardware QWERTY, 4.3" 720p screen leaks

10 September, 2013
The rumored specs of DROID 5 are a nice upgrade over last year's DROID 4, not so much over the Photon Q.

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  • tnfalpha

I would pay good money for another droid with physical keyboard. Common Verizon!

  • rp

Alex, 15 Jan 2014What always surprised me is how numbers-oriented this marketplac... moreI agree with some of the comments on the much anticipated Droid 5. I own a Droid 4. and I used it primarily for business

  • Alex

What always surprised me is how numbers-oriented this marketplace has become. Do you really care, if it's only a dual-core and not a quad? The mere presence of hardware qwerty on the unit positions it for business sector, so one would think that the more appropriate slant would be to keep the processing power, increase storage and possibly RAM, upgrade connectivity and work on power consumption and battery life.

Sure, I don't want it to go so bad as to look like Philips, where having a 3600 battery comes with an all-too-modest spec with not "yummy" business features. But somewhere along those lines would be nice. Hey, after all, Philips does not cost like Motorola either.

i always prefer the physical qwerty board. but with this supposedly updated may make me change to a non physical keyboard. please motorola, get off your toosh and make an appropriate upgrade.

  • Anonymous

Seriously...they need to get with the times. No quad-core cpu? No 2GB RAM? The Droid 4 had 2012-current specs (1.2 GHz dual-core cpu + 1GB RAM). How can they possibly expect a phone to survive in 2014 with 2-year-old specs?

why, 15 Oct 2013Why even make this phone if you are not going to release it out ... morei SO want one. I am in the UK!

  • why

Why even make this phone if you are not going to release it out of the US? In the US, everyone buys iPhones. In the rest of the world, everyone buys Androids. Release this in a market that you have at least a chance...

  • AdamBoy64

Ale_012, 18 Sep 2013Hi, check this page and you will get amazed.. http://shop.brand... moreOkay, not bad, not bad at all.
Perhaps at some stage - or in a newer model - they might be able to get the keyboard to use the phone's battery.

When that happens, man, it'll be a fantastic device.
Thanks for the info.

  • Ale_012

AdamBoy64, 18 Sep 2013Just curious, if you had an iPhone 5S with a Bluetooth keyboard,... moreHi, check this page and you will get amazed..
http://shop.brando.com/iPhone-...301d058.html
Looking kind of easy to carry with.

  • Anonymous

Common_636, 10 Sep 2013Your so bias its not even funny. why stop at Samsung alone, why ... moreMy Samsung Corby Pro has a brilliant keyboard, has lasted me three years and has been dropped a million times. It isn't a smartphone however, but it is my favourite phone I have owned because of all the testing I get up to with work. Wish they had continued with that model but it was never popular...

  • AdamBoy64

hpux, 15 Sep 201318 month old 32 bit CPU design. Same 1 GB of RAM as my DROID 4. ... moreJust curious, if you had an iPhone 5S with a Bluetooth keyboard, how would you carry it around?

  • AdamBoy64

hpux, 15 Sep 201318 month old 32 bit CPU design. Same 1 GB of RAM as my DROID 4. ... moreYeah, we just take what we're given for QWERTY phones.

I understand those things you've mentioned will be important to most - but I just want a good keyboard.
The rest to me is superfluous.

Well, more than just a good keyboard - I want it to be available outside the US also.

AdamBoy64, 13 Sep 2013Oh, I'm hearing that. I had a Droid 3 also, and I really liked ... more18 month old 32 bit CPU design. Same 1 GB of RAM as my DROID 4. When the DROID 4 came out in February 2012 it was a top tier or near top tier phone. I LOVE my keyboard but suddenly an Apple 5S with a bluetooth keyboard is looking better. 64 bit processor. More RAM. A working finger print login ability.

Sure it will cost more money but keyboard people deserve top tier phones, not obsolete retreads. Motorola needs to ramp up the ram and choose a real CPU, a 64 bit CPU. Perhaps take another stab at finger print device activation.

  • AdamBoy64

Guest, 11 Sep 2013Hmm, my dream phone is a 4.5 to 4.7 inch moto slider, i really l... moreOh, I'm hearing that.
I had a Droid 3 also, and I really liked the form factor. 4.5" or above would be great though.

I didn't click too well with Android though (personal preference), which is why I'm probably not likely to pick up the Droid 5.

  • Bluto

I love hardware keys. My next phone will probably sport a keyboard. Nowadays, there aren't many options for hardware keys phones. The tactile feedback from hardware keys are just amazing, maybe i will buy it or the Xperia Mini pro.

  • DireWolf

"Then again, the return of hardware QWERTY might be just enough to do the trick." To me, it certainly does! It's a shame that the best Android phone with physical keyboard in Europe (and, I believe, in everywhere non-USA) is still the Xperia Pro, with only Android 4.0.4, a single-core CPU, 512 MB RAM and no user-accessible internal storage...

  • DireWolf

"Then again, the return of hardware QWERTY might be just enough to do the trick."

  • Guest

AdamBoy64, 11 Sep 2013Fair enough. This would be the biggest screen on a QWERTY yet though.Hmm, my dream phone is a 4.5 to 4.7 inch moto slider, i really love moto's keyboard, i'm still using my old droid 3.. so, er..

  • Grylos

Yes yes yesssss. I'd love to get my hands on this. Have been waiting for a good Android QWERTY since a while.

I'm going to buy it the moment I can.

  • glococo

1GB RAM only ?
Its sad, I see no hwkb highend devices in 2013.
Keep waiting till 2014.