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Motorola DROID BIONIC Review

The Motorola DROID BIONIC for Verizon Wireless combines all we competence wish in a phone into a single, lust-worthy package. From 4G LTE, to a supersized 4.3-inch arrangement and 1080p HD video capture, this phone has it all. Verizon Wireless has launched several 4G phones now, but they have all arguably been lacking due to their shortcomings in presumably distance (thickness), weight or battery life. Is a Motorola DROID BIONIC a initial phone to move 4G to a subsequent turn on Verizon? Check out a full examination after a mangle to find out for yourself.





Hardware / Design

The DROID BIONIC started out as a many opposite device when it was announced a intolerable 9 months ago during CES 2011. Verizon and Motorola wouldn’t exhibit accurately given it took so prolonged to launch, and given a device we have currently is unequivocally opposite than a device announced in January, yet it’s flattering obvious, during slightest to me.

Verizon told Motorola to go behind to a sketch house and broach a more competitive handset. Things like regulating a TI OMAP processor instead of an NVIDIA Tegra 2, a thinner and edgier pattern and opposite shade materials have authorised a device Motorola and Verizon expelled to be positively rival with what’s out there, and to also be a best in several pivotal areas. The Motorola DROID BIONIC is a initial 4G LTE handset to be slim adequate to not get in a way. It’s also a initial 4G LTE handset we have wanted to keep regulating given of a multiple of facilities a device offers.

The hardware and pattern of a BIONIC is robotic and edgy, nonetheless soothing adequate that a phone could interest to a accumulation of demographics. On front, you’ll find a chunk of high peculiarity Gorilla Glass overlaid on a 4.3-inch qHD display. The potion row on a DROID BIONIC is a initial from Motorola that we can remember that’s finished of this material; it feels like a potion touchscreen should, distinct a Motorola PHOTON, ATRIX, or DROID 3. Additionally, there’s a pleasing beveled corner that gives a device a ideal contrariety to a skinny lead bezel surrounding a display.

There’s a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera toward a tip of a front panel, with a vicinity sensor and an LED presentation light and that is invisible unless in use. On a right side there’s a volume adult and down button, on a left you’ll find a microUSB pier and mini-HDMI out port, and on tip is a power/lock/unlock pivotal and a 3.5mm headset jack.

Around back, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with support for 1080p HD video constraint an LED peep and a speaker. The behind of a device facilities a battery cover that engulfs a whole behind of a phone in a soft-touch rubberized finish, and physically, a BIONIC is like other new Motorola inclination in terms of Style. It sports a thicker tip portion, tapering down into a thinner pattern about a entertain of a approach down.

The arrangement and hold opening on a Motorola DROID BIONIC is presumably a best of any Android device we have used. It usually goes to uncover how many of a disproportion hardware and software, operative ideally together, can make. There is no loiter whatsoever. Each daub is now recorded. Swiping from one home shade to a subsequent — something that achieved terribly on a DROID 3 for me — flows impossibly good on a DROID BIONIC. Touch opening isn’t as good as iOS in some areas, yet it’s removing so tighten that it doesn’t unequivocally matter anymore.

The shade itself looks accurately like Motorola’s other qHD offerings. It’s a PenTile arrangement that will be impossibly frustrating to around 1% of a people who possess it; many people don’t notice, and don’t care. The fortitude is great, a arrangement is splendid and colors demeanour good, yet whites don’t seem to be ideal white due to a PenTile display.


The BIONIC is a initial Verizon 4G LTE smartphone to underline Google’s latest OS, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and that means a DROID BIONIC provides out of a box support for video pursuit over 4G, 3G and Wi-Fi in Google Talk, in further to a slew of other enhancements with a latest Gingerbread build. The BIONIC also facilities copy over Wi-Fi with MOTOPRINT, and a new app and use from Motorola called ZumoCast that allows we to entrance multimedia, papers and other files from your home or bureau mechanism for free, over 4G or 3G.

As distant as Motorola’s program customizations, there isn’t unequivocally many that we haven’t seen before. Something that that feels different, though, is how good a program works on a BIONIC. It’s a opposite knowledge than any other Motorola Android device we have used. The phone doesn’t stumble and program doesn’t hang; it unequivocally seems like Motorola has finally started melding a hardware and program together roughly seamlessly. And it should, as a company’s teams have been operative on Android growth for years, yet it’s starting to show.

Phone / Battery

I have unequivocally enjoyed regulating a Motorola DROID BIONIC on and off as a phone given Verizon gave me a examination section final week. Calls come in unequivocally transparent on Verizon’s network, forsaken calls were not an issue, and people could hear me unequivocally clearly. The speaker, on a other hand… well, it’s flattering terrible for both speakerphone use and audio playback. It sounds roughly muffled, reproduces audio poorly, and isn’t shrill enough.

One bug we have beheld that is impossibly irritating is that when you’re on phone call, and a phone is opposite your ear, we can not adjust a volume of a call if a shade is off. we have attempted regularly to get this to work and it hasn’t. If we take a phone divided from your ear we can change a volume once a vicinity senor triggers a display, yet once we start articulate again after a impulse opposite your ear, we can't adjust a volume.

Battery life has been excellent. Now, that’s a bit of a relations matter as this is a 4G LTE device, yet it’s simply a best-performing LTE device we have used as distant as a battery goes, and it indeed is pretty comparable with some 3G Android phones Verizon offers. Standby time isn’t as good as I’d have liked, yet as distant as daily use with unchanging 4G LTE service, a Motorola DROID BIONIC unequivocally delivers.


Motorola and Verizon are positioning the DROID BIONIC as not usually their many absolute and best smartphone to date, yet as a device that can energy and hoop all of your transport and home party needs. Just like a Motorola ATRIX 4G, a BIONIC can make use of Motorola’s laptop dock, that is a laptop bombard that is powered totally by a BIONIC itself. There are also a several docks and adapters that concede a phone to energy 1080p HD calm on your home set up.

For intensely light work on a go, a laptop wharf pattern isn’t indispensably a bad option, yet for many users it’s too clunky and too singular to be useful — even yet you’re means to use a desktop-grade chronicle of FireFox finish with full Adobe Flash support for browsing. As distant as a multimedia docks, if we typically store many of your music, TV shows and even cinema on your phone, it’s a pretty good option. And a entry-level multimedia adapter for a BIONIC is a good value during $29. Verizon is also charity a bonus on a laptop wharf to BIONIC business for a singular time.


The Motorola DROID BIONIC is a initial 4G LTE smartphone to unequivocally deliver. It’s packaged to a margin with all of a latest cutting-edge specs and features, and it’s all melded together in an implausible package. In fact, this is substantially my favorite smartphone Verizon has offering exclusively, ever. Android is still Android with all of a strengths and weaknesses, yet Motorola has finished an extraordinary pursuit finally operative out issues with a customizations to get them to a place where they start to supplement to a phone as a whole, instead of subtracting from it.

The phone satisfies technology enthusiasts, make-up in a screaming dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, 4.3-inch qHD display, built-in storage, expandability and more. It also is skinny adequate and it’s footprint tiny adequate where we have no problem recommending it to friends who are in a marketplace for a new smartphone on Verizon, generally someone looking for a 4G device. It’s one of a many costly smartphones Verizon has offering in new years during $299.99 with a two-year agreement, yet it’s also one of a best phones a nation’s tip conduit has ever carried, and in my view, it’s good value it.

Tags: 4G LTE, Android, DROID BIONIC, Motorola, Verizon wireless

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