I am an original Droid 1 owner and my wife still has an Env Touch. We are both due for upgrades and need some input. We are thinking we have probably narrowed it down to the Droid 3, the Thunderbolt, and the Bionic but the thing is we don't have 4G. Not only do we not have it, but we live in a town of about 20,000 so we're not getting it any time soon. While 4G is not important, we do use wifi and also don't want our phones to be out of date before our 2 years are up. We want phones to: video chat, email, facebook, random light internet usage, random apps (Slacker, Cardio Trainer, etc) and some videos (not Netflix or anything). We probably won't be loading any games. Please correct my thinking process if it's wrong...
Droid 3: Has a dual core processor which I think will keep it up to date for the next couple years. Has 3G which is all we need. It sounds like the camara and video aren't great which worries me. We will use wifi a lot but will the Droid 3 run as fast on wifi as 4G phones?
Thunderbolt: Great reviews! The only problem I hear is that it sucks battery on 4G but we won't be using 4G so it doesn't seem like a problem. It doens't have a dual core processor which worries me but I don't know if it should. I also don't like that it doesn't have an HDMI output but that's not too big a deal.
Bionic: Will have the dual core processor (and the HDMI output) but my wife WILL NOT wait till September so this may answer itself. Sounds like a great phone but is in necessary for us? We aren't very aggressive cell phone users... but again don't want to end up out of date by the fall.
So, what do we go with? If 4G (and thus battery life) is not an issue, is it worth it to wait for the Bionic? Will a dual core processor help the Droid 3 and Bionic outlast the Thunderbolt? Will 3G or 4G work at the same speed on wifi? Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.