The Droid Bionic has been making all the headlines since being released, so let's take a look at this bad-boy and see if it's worth it. Motorola really did something amazing with this new device. They pushed it back for months because it wasn't "good enough." Now, 6 months later, it was good enough to get released and good enough to win my heart.
The Droid Bionic has been in my hands for weeks now, and here are my thoughts. The device is fairly hefty, but has a premium feel rather than the "wow, this is chunky" feel I get with the Droid 3. The appearance of the device is not very sexy IMO, but that huge screen in the front makes everyone ask about it. The camera in the back is pretty amazing, I used it for the Droid 3 review, and it takes great picture and videos.
The software on the Droid Bionic is not perfect, but it is very smooth. Going through pages, menus, and lists is as smooth as butter thanks to the Dual-Core processor. There are quite a few glitches with some apps, and the camera gets slow when you go to panorama mode.
Here's the breakdown:
- Premium feel
- Fast processor
- Nice screen
- Fast 4G
- Development community backed (Droidforums)
- Not that attractive (HTC, Samsung knows sexy better)
- No hard camera button
- Battery life is not great thanks to LTE (dies in 5 hours with moderate-heavy use)
10/10: Speed and Multitasking
8/10: Camera Quality
8/10: Browsing Experience
8/10: Music Playback
9/10: Overall Rating
this is considered a low speed for this phone.
Would I buy it?
Yes. The phone is amazing! The device's hardware is as near to perfection as modern day technology can allow --aside from the screen technology. Everything about the phone is pretty awesome, and having the speed that Verizon's LTE network allows is like going on a joy ride every time you take your phone out of your pocket.
Yes; if you are in the market for a device that's fast, has a large screen, and don't mind charging it quite often, you've found it. This takes the top spot on my list of best Verizon devices.