The Photon is a thick and heavy phone. It makes no qualms about this. On the other hand, it's a fast, bright, and powerful phone. The latter's worth it—pretty rare.
Basically, the Photon is what the EVO 3D could (and should) have been, had all the stupid 3D crap been stripped away: a big-boned, meat-chewin', 4G-rainbow riding, powerful Android handset.