Charge or Bionic?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by nalgon, Sep 9, 2011.

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    I got my Charge at Costco and im still under the 90 day return policy. Should I return it for the Bionic? I mainly use it for browsing the internet and slingbox.

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    Bionic all the way
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    Yes! Bionic rocks. Buy it at Costco though, you get all kinds of extra goodies

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    I bathed my beloved DX and replaced it with the Charge. It was slow so I picked up the Bionic today and love it! The only advantage of the charge is the screen which is still really good on the bionic. This phone is blazing fast and very responsive.

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    Last night i did a little side by side of my bionic and my g/fs Charge. just to let you know, the Charge doesnt normally take this long to boot up as it did in the video. But the speed to process a request was just about the same. But the Charge does have superior screen display, but the Bionic's screen you can see even in direct sunlight and you can't see the Charge's screen in sunlight.

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    dont see how you can say the Charge has a "superior screen" when you cannot see it in the sunlight.
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    that video basically proves that the Bionic is MUCH faster than the Charge in every way. Thanks for that.
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    superior in terms of the clarity of images and video quality. I guess i should have been more specific. It's only drawback on the screen is in sunlight. The Bionic video playback is pixilated when the video starts, but then it clears up after a few seconds. I would compare the Bionic's screen on video playback to that of watching a HD LCD TV vs the Charge's screen which is a LED LCD TV. except that when sunlight hits the charge, it looks more like a Plasma screen with sun coming in the window and hitting it directly

    Hope that made sense.
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    The only thing any device has on the bionic is a clearer screen. Big woop on that respect. The proc, ram and 4g antenna are miles ahead of any other phone on any other network. Bar none.
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    I didn't get it on video, but i did even a test on downloading an app, and the bionic was about 3 seconds faster downloading the exact same app at the same time. And i absolutely love that i can see my screen outside in the daylight withouth trying to create some type of shade to view what I'm doing.
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    Nice Video!! Nobody should be dissatisfied with either, they are both great phones.
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    I had a DX & a Charge & got the bionic day one on the Costco exchange & easily like it much better & the accessory pack only helps seal the deal.

    I love not seeing my display eat up 70% or more battery like it did with the charge & I can now see the screen with polarized sunglasses when the phone is vertical. Can finally get through a day with one battery & leave 4g on & I haven't even had to heavily modify it yet (roms/hacks).
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    Nobody I've found has talked about the fact that the Charge runs with 2GB system memory while the Bionic only has 1 GB. Is that a concern?

    I ask because my Droid 1's chief problem is available system resources and having to close down apps instead of keeping them resident for quick access when I come back to them.

    Thoughts? Thanks!
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    I had major probs with launcher redraws til I did the v6supercharger & mem fix on the charge but still had some probs multitasking. Haven't had any so far on the bionic...
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    Think you're confused here.
    The Charge has 2GB of internal STORAGE - Bionic has 16GB
    The Charge has 512MB of System RAM - Bionic has 1GB
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    Thanks for pointing that out, I was gonna edit my post to let him know that as well.
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    Never had a charge but i held one and the bionic feels way more solid.. the charge was plasticy to me

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    I want to return my charge for the bionic at costco and want to know if i have to get the bionic there or will they return my money. I dont care much for package deal at costco. I want to pay 179 or 199 for the phone only. Im close to the 90 days.

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    Nope, you go to the kiosk first to return the phone & they give you a slip to take to the return desk. The bionic is $280 with the free accessories & that is the only option. Take it or go pay $300 & limited accessories elsewhere...
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I must have checked out the specs on the website several times and still managed to get that confused. Bionic FTW. Thanks!