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Droid Bionic: Most costly Droid nonetheless (review)

Verizon has been all over a airwaves with ads touting a puzzling birth of a Droid Bionic. The latest Android phone is another smartphone designed to daub into a high speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Motorola is a association behind a Droid Bionic, so we theory we could roughly call it Google’s possess phone. The Gingerbread make-up Bionic is an superb square of hardware, and might be a best Droid from Motorola to date. In annoy of a plusses, it is tough to clear a $299.99 Verizon is charging even with a two-year contract.

The hardware

When we initial took a Droid Bionic out of a little box, a handset looked extremely thick and felt complicated in a hand. That is an apparition aided by a figure of a phone, as comparing it to a skinny Nexus S 4G shows a Bionic is not most thicker than a other. The weight is identical to a Nexus S, too. The thicker mound around a camera on a Bionic no doubt adds to a sense of a somewhat clunky-looking phone. After regulating it a while that sense is dispelled as a Bionic feels gentle in a hand.

Check out a Droid Bionic in photos

Image Gallery: Droid Bionic regulating 4G LTE from Verizon

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The Bionic is a latest phone versed to work on a rapid Verizon 4G LTE network. It is not a universe phone, so international travelers will wish to give it a pass.


  • Processor: Dual-core 1GHz
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB inner memory, 16GB inner microsSD pre-installed
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD (960×540), Gorilla Glass
  • Cameras: one front, 8MP behind (auto-focus, LED flash, 1080p capture)
  • HDMI out for 1080p playback
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, CDMA (3G), LTE (4G)
  • Battery: 1735 mAh
  • OS: Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 5.0 x 0.4 inches, 5.6 ounces

The Bionic has a customary 4 Android buttons on a front bottom of a phone, that are reason sensitive. The front of a phone is differently clinging to a 4.3-inch display, with a front camera in a tip apportionment of a display, to a left of a Motorola labeling.

The left side of a handset has a microUSB used for charging and PC connections, and a HDMI pier for joining to a TV. The volume controls are on a right side of a device. The bottom of a Bionic has no controls whatsoever, and a tip of a phone a 3.5mm headphone jack and energy button.

The whole behind of a Droid Bionic is a one square cover that removes to yield entrance to a battery and memory card. This behind has a lifted apportionment around a camera that creates a phone gentle to hold. The 8MP camera is in a tip left of a back, with a LED peep to a right of a lens. There is a little orator on a reduce corner of a behind for speakerphone operation of a phone.


Verizon is pulling a Bionic as a business prepared phone, and has Citrix Receiver preinstalled to that aim. The ZumoCast app is also enclosed that provides for wireless streaming of files to and from a phone. The MOTOPRINT app enables copy to Wi-Fi enabled printers directly from a phone.

All of a customary Google Android apps are commissioned on a Bionic as expected. Software support for Verizon services such as Verizon Video is enclosed out of a box.

Like all Motorola Android phones, a Droid Bionic has MotoBlur installed. This latest chronicle is unequivocally resigned compared to progressing versions, and is not as unwieldy as those. The interface is tighten to that of unchanging Android, with teenager modifications.

The Droid Bionic has discretionary docks to extend a utility of a phone, including a laptop wharf like that on a progressing Atrix 4G. Software to work with this wharf is preinstalled on a phone enabling plug-and-play usage. Interestingly, it appears a microUSB pier is flipped from that of a progressing Atrix, so we don’t trust that laptop wharf can be used with a Bionic as a result.


The opening of a Droid Bionic is poignant interjection to a dual-core processor. It is a quick Android phone, with all aspects of a operation arrangement good speed. The arrangement of a phone is unequivocally good, with colors that cocktail and a high fortitude good to work with.

The Bionic works excellent as a phone, nonetheless some calls had reduction than argent audio. we would rate a call audio peculiarity as adequate though zero special. we did not knowledge any forsaken calls while regulating a Bionic.

The battery life of a Droid Bionic is standard for phones operative with a Verizon 4G LTE network. we was means to get 6 hours out of a assign with a 4G enabled, that means buyers will expected need to collect adult a second battery. Access to a battery is easy to do by popping off a behind cover, that is critical to barter in a second battery to final all day. Buyers might wish to keep a 4G incited off when not in use to widen a battery to final an whole day.

The 8MP camera of a Bionic takes decent stills and video. It can even reinstate simple point-and-shoot cameras with decent results, nonetheless there is zero unequivocally special about a peculiarity of a photos taken with a Bionic.


The Droid Bionic is a plain bid by Motorola, shortly to be Google, though there is zero special adequate to clear a $300 cost tab with a contract. Owners of prior Motorola Droid phones will substantially like a Bionic a lot, as it is a plain square of pack that improves on progressing models.

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