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    Talking 36 Hours With The Bionic

    Well this is my second time writing this message - my computer decided to re-boot in the middle of the first - lol.

    Speed - Fast as fast can be. Uber fast. Amazingly fast. Apps load instantly. Browsing is instant. I've streamed media from my computer to the Bionic and it's terrific. I've played Netflix and things load fast. For those who want a faster phone there is no need - you won't notice any speed that is faster than the Bionic - it's almost instant on everything.

    Screen - I read so my stuff about the Pentile that I was ready to really look at it hard. So far I'm very satisfied with it. Is it the best? No. Is it so good that you won't really notice it after a day? Yes. It's just like buying a TV - you can see a million in the store that all look different but if you buy a good one you never will notice. I'm happy with it and the power consumption is tiny. Battery - Very Good. I did have it plugged in 2 hours ago so it reset the stats but over the last two hours I've played video's, looked at live weather radar, emailed, talked on the phone and these are the stats..2 Hour 35 Minutes at 60% now (don't remember where it was when it started - probably 70%) Screeble Lite 85%, Cell Standby 6%, Voice Calls - 3%, Phone Idle 3%, Display 2%. That's it. This phone really uses the battery well - having Screeble being the #1 is unheard of and the Screen which has been on for at least 45 minutes at 2%? WOW. Form - Love the way it looks. It's shockingly light. It feels very nice in the hand and I like the feel of the back when holding it. I don't notice the hump at all. It's very sharp looking phone.

    Calls - Very clear. Better than my OG Droid. They could be louder but they are good enough. I love the Motoblur widget that lets me have my favorite contacts at the top - I'd have paid for it. Bloatware - It's annoying but at the same time there is so much memory who cares.

    Sound - Wasn't impressed over the OG Droid until I found the setting to increase the Bass. Now it sounds FANTASTIC. Should have come out of the box this way.

    Complaints :

    1) Apparently there is no way to put up picture frames of my kids like I had with the Picture Frame widget from the OG Droid. That's real annoying.

    2) Memory. It uses 8 Gig out of the box. Then you have three places where things are stored. The phone, sd-ext, and sd. Don't even ask me to tell you where to put things. I will tell you NOT to use AppsToSd because it will put them in the wrong place and your apps will vanish.

    3) Setup - Took too long to re-set up my mail and music. Standard probably with any phone but it was annoying. Overall - Love it. Keeping it and not looking back.

    4) Dock - The clock/Alarm stinks compared to my OG Droid and it's WAY too bright.
    Last edited by SSHGuru; 09-09-2011 at 07:51 PM.
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    Nice review!!
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    SSH,

    With all due respect, PLEASE break it into paragraphs.
    I hate trying to read through a wall of text like that... and I would like to read your review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSHGuru View Post
    Well this is my second time writing this message - my computer decided to re-boot in the middle of the first - lol. Speed - Fast as fast can be. Uber fast. Amazingly fast. Apps load instantly. Browsing is instant. I've streamed media from my computer to the Bionic and it's terrific. I've played Netflix and things load fast. For those who want a faster phone there is no need - you won't notice any speed that is faster than the Bionic - it's almost instant on everything. Screen - I read so my stuff about the Pentile that I was ready to really look at it hard. So far I'm very satisfied with it. Is it the best? No. Is it so good that you won't really notice it after a day? Yes. It's just like buying a TV - you can see a million in the store that all look different but if you buy a good one you never will notice. I'm happy with it and the power consumption is tiny. Battery - Very Good. I did have it plugged in 2 hours ago so it reset the stats but over the last two hours I've played video's, looked at live weather radar, emailed, talked on the phone and these are the stats..2 Hour 35 Minutes at 60% now (don't remember where it was when it started - probably 70%) Screeble Lite 85%, Cell Standby 6%, Voice Calls - 3%, Phone Idle 3%, Display 2%. That's it. This phone really uses the battery well - having Screeble being the #1 is unheard of and the Screen which has been on for at least 45 minutes at 2%? WOW. Form - Love the way it looks. It's shockingly light. It feels very nice in the hand and I like the feel of the back when holding it. I don't notice the hump at all. It's very sharp looking phone. Calls - Very clear. Better than my OG Droid. They could be louder but they are good enough. I love the Motoblur widget that lets me have my favorite contacts at the top - I'd have paid for it. Bloatware - It's annoying but at the same time there is so much memory who cares. Sound - Wasn't impressed over the OG Droid until I found the setting to increase the Bass. Now it sounds FANTASTIC. Should have come out of the box this way. Complaints : 1) Apparently there is no way to put up picture frames of my kids like I had with the Picture Frame widget from the OG Droid. That's real annoying. 2) Memory. It uses 8 Gig out of the box. Then you have three places where things are stored. The phone, sd-ext, and sd. Don't even ask me to tell you where to put things. I will tell you NOT to use AppsToSd because it will put them in the wrong place and your apps will vanish. 3) Setup - Took too long to re-set up my mail and music. Standard probably with any phone but it was annoying. Overall - Love it. Keeping it and not looking back.
    Agree with all of his positives ^^^. 1. I never used it, so no biggie for me. 2. What's up with that anyway? I actually got the message that my memory was full while installing the 4th app. Once I installed (and this will be my responce to 3) App 2 SD Pro from Amazon Appstore, I was able to move the apps and free up space. Now I've got 3Gs free on my phone memory with no further issues.

    By the way, If you don't have Amazon's Appstore, go get it! They give away a paid app a day. That's where I got App 2 SD Pro and it works great.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the phone. Fastest phone ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottysize View Post
    Agree with all of his positives ^^^. 1. I never used it, so no biggie for me. 2. What's up with that anyway? I actually got the message that my memory was full while installing the 4th app. Once I installed (and this will be my responce to 3) App 2 SD Pro from Amazon Appstore, I was able to move the apps and free up space. Now I've got 3Gs free on my phone memory with no further issues.

    By the way, If you don't have Amazon's Appstore, go get it! They give away a paid app a day. That's where I got App 2 SD Pro and it works great.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the phone. Fastest phone ever.
    Yea I got some errors installing apps, disk full, I tried again and it worked.
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    I thought I would share that my phone has been off the charger for almost 14 hours. I've watched a video, played some games, surfed, called, texted, etc. All on 4G. And i still have 50% left on my battery. No, it's not extended.

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    Sorry it was in paragraphs when I posted it. Computer problems all night. I think it's fixed
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    great review.
    I've only had mine since this afternoon so I'll hold most of my thoughts until I have a bit more time with it.

    One thing I will say is LTE is FAST.
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    LTE is blazing. Someone just told me how to fix my Dock issue. If it works I'm happy. Just need to find a picture frame widget.
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