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Bionic Reviews decent or wait till Prime?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by xxnonamexx, Sep 7, 2011.

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    Engadget, Cnet, Gizmodo have reviewed the Bionic the reviews seem pretty good but in Gizmodo's review they claim to wait in Oct for Samsung Prime which will have Ice Cream Sandwich OS and 1.5 Dual core.. hmmm what to do
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    I am really thinking of waiting. I have waited this long why not get the best phone. I have. To keep it 2 years.

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    the waiting game is a dangerous one to play though because that next big phone will ALWAYS be on the horizon. No matter what phone you buy it's a matter of weeks or couple of months at the most till the next best thing is out. If the Bionic seems like your cup of tea I say go for it.
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    I am waiting. I don't really see why not. The bionic might be good (except for the pentile screen) but the Prime is going to be way better and its only a month or two away.
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    No one who has unboxed the phone early has any problems with the screen at all, in fact I've heard nothing but good things. I'm getting this phone at a retardedly good price so I'm not going to bother. I also have another upgrade coming in May, in case I want to try out the Samsung. Like the other guy said though, as soon as the Nexus is out, we're going to hear about another super secret mobile phone project.
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    yeah I am not saying you shouldn't wait, like Winner said, he wants the Prime so that's fine. My point was if you think you want the Bionic than go ahead and get it because if you keep waiting around the for the next best thing you will be waiting forever.
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    There's no doubt this is going to be a good, maybe even a great device, but something tells me this will be Verizon's best phone for a very short amount of time. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. There are a lot of us who have waited a long time for a good LTE device and this will serve them well. If it looks good to you, then jump on it. You have 14 days to give it hell and see if it's the phone for you. And maybe within those 14 days Google will drop a Nexus bomb :)

    I personally am waiting on word about the Prime. Hopefully it comes to Verizon as a Nexus or I might honestly consider switching carriers. On the other hand, if it comes as a Droid but is "developer friendly" (i.e. unlocked), I would be perfectly okay with that too.

    Just give me an unlocked device with no capacitive buttons and ICS... Thanks Verizon!
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    Buying the costco bundle, then hoping to sell the package back off with only taking a minimal hit on retail prime.
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    if you wait for the Prime, by the time it's released the next great phone will have been announced and will be 2 months away.. so you wait for that one.. and another phone is announced for Q1 of next year so you wait... and then another phone is announced....

    Bionic is the best device available today on any carrier. If you're ready to upgrade from whatever your current device is then do it... or you'll be waiting waiting waiting forever.
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    That's actually a pretty damn good idea.

    This is so true. Such a vicious cycle. I've been waiting since April to pull the trigger.
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    Exactly.
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    The Prime will probably be best phone of this year. After that there is CES in January where quad core phones might be announced but probably won't be released till late spring early summer or longer (bionic for example). So in my opinion waiting for the prime is the best decision.
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    I think the bionic has everything I need but maybe not everything I want. With that being said, my current plan is:

    A) Hold out until my D1 goes KIA and buy what ever is top at that moment, or
    2) Hold out until the Prime drops at which point I will have saved enough to buy off contract
    2-Alpha) If the prime isn't worth it, buy a bionic whose price has just dropped dramastically
    2-II ) If the prime isn't worth it, the bionic hasn't dropped and my D1 is still working, wait on the DHD
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    The Bionic comes with Gingerbread 2.3.4 so I don't get what you're saying.
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    I am wondering of the same thing. The BIONIC does look cool. Having webtop OS is a nice to have function. Coming from the original Galaxy S, I dont know if I would want to go get another Samsung again. I had the Omnia and Galaxy S, both was okay.

    For something going to launch next month, there absolutely no talk on spec...it might end up being delay because of Ice Cream.
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    That's too much thinking for me. I'm just going to get the Bionic now. Later if I find out the Prime is worth it, I'll sell my Bionic for the Prime. Simple as that :icon_ banana:
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    Would it be better to wait 1 month for ICS or Gingerbread which for rooted phones has been out for a while.
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    +1 to this. Though I do realize that you will "always be playing the waiting game for the next best phone to come out" (and man, we get it...I, for one, and getting tired of reading it), I'm gonna wait for the BEST phone in the first wave of dual core 4G smartphones. Especially since its been called a "beast" and "the most anticipated phone of the year," with it being only a month or 2 away, it really doesn't make sense not to wait (to me at least). Sure, all new phones that come out will become old news soon thereafter, but I think the Bionic will become old news real fast.

    Oh, and another thing. Not having my upgrade til November makes it a very easy decision to make.
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    I said I was gonna post this for those that say they're waiting...lol



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