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Motorola Droid Bionic hands-on – Pocket

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(Pocket-lint) – Unlike a company’s Atrix 4G, a Motorola Droid Bionic isn’t entrance to a UK. It’s a 4G LTE device, and it will sojourn that approach – sadly, restricting it to US dirt only. Our loss, though, is North America’s gain.

For starters, a name is intensely cool, generally for those of us who remember 70s TV prodigy The Bionic Man. Admittedly, a uncover was punctuated by moments where flattering many all movement would be shown in impassioned delayed suit (not an organisation best matched to a superfast network and suped-up handset perhaps) though Steve Rogers could chuck people by walls and stuff, so who cares.

The name positively throws adult an picture that there’s some-more going on underneath a hood than usual, and that is what Motorola would like us to believe.

Indeed, a association is pulling a Droid Bionic as a world’s many absolute smartphone, with a tagline of “the finish of waiting”. Everything we wish to do with this new handset, Motorola says, will be quicker than on any other.


To behind adult a claim, a Bionic sports a dual-core processor, using dual 1GHz cores. Plus, it carries 512MB of DDR2 RAM. Therefore, it can bucket web pages 4 times faster than a single-core equivalent, and describe graphics 5 times some-more quickly than rivals. Coupled with a 4G network, that is anywhere adult to 10 times faster than 3G, we can see where a speed boasts are entrance from.

Of course, these specifications ape a company’s Atrix 4G in many ways, so it’s tough to see because a Droid Bionic is any quicker or some-more absolute than a stablemate, generally as a Atrix hosts 1GB of RAM rather than 512MB, though a concentration is different. This is many really a smartphone, rather than a mobile computing device, and a marketeers are happy with a distinction.

The Bionic does come adult trumps in shade size, charity a strong 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen display, and a rear-mounted camera is of a 8-megapixel accumulation (in comparison to a Atrix’s 5-megapixel alternative). It too has a VGA front-mounted webcam for video calling.


Its Droid partial of a name relates to an Android 2.2 OS, nonetheless rumours advise that 2.3 (Gingerbread) is shortly to follow with an update, as is a jump from 720p video recording to 1080p (like a stream playback ability).

On-board storage is singular to 16GB internally, with a microSD container means to boost that to 48GB around a 32GB outmost card.

Whether these facilities (and a few teenager ones we didn’t get to play with in a time we had with a handset during CES 2011) will be adequate to strike a Droid Bionic detached from a rest of a dual-core tidal call approaching in a entrance months, we’re nonetheless to find out. As it is, this smartphone complements Motorola Mobility’s confidant choice for 2011, and is serve proof, with a Atrix and Xoom, that a association is confidently behind in a game.

Would we like to see a interconnected down chronicle of a Droid Bionic come to a UK? Or are we happy to wait until we have a infrastructure to match? Let us know your thoughts in a comments below…

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