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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by iamkimosabi, Sep 10, 2011.

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    I really wanted the Galaxy S2, but the Droid Bionic looks almost identical stat wise. Anyone disappointed?
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    Bionic was always my #1 choice
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    Loving my bionic so far.
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    Bionic

    I stopped into Verizon today to see the Bionic. It's a nice looking phone, feels good in my hand, and it's pretty light. I currently have a CHARGE.

    Anyway, I played with this phone for a good 10 minutes. It has a few nice features but I can't honestly say I'm ready to give up my charge for this phone. The photo quality on the Bionic is TERRIBLE compared with the Charge. Ok, so maybe it was the phone I was using? That's what I thought so I picked up another one and started snapping away. I'm not impressed. The photo quality is just terrible. I know what you're all thinking... "It's a phone, not a camera"... yeah, get over it. These days a phone is just a feature of a hand held gadget capable of doing so much more than making phone calls. The poor quality of this cam is no excuse.

    I really saw no speed differences with features although I will say the screen scrolling is better on the Bionic. Feels much more natural than the Charge.

    Everything else about the screen on the Charge is much better than the Bionic.

    I'm really curious to learn about the battery life on the Moto.

    I have some money burning a hole in my pocket but at the moment I think I'm going to wait this one out. We'll see.
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    The photos I've been taking are pretty good, the 1080p videos are fairly stunning.
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    take the Bionic out in direct sunlight and you might just change your mind
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    I switched from the Charge (only had it for a week though) and like the Bionic MUCH better. For me it's not even a close comparison as I found the charge really laggy and battery was pretty bad. I also haven't had some of camera issues others have talked about. I do miss the charge screen though.

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    I'm not sure what your issue with the Bionic camera is, but I took a great picture of my dog in pitch black dark, couldn't even see the dog on the screen, and it turned out great. Last night I took a video with it of my kids performing with their marching band and that looks amazing too.
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    Left my Thunderbolt for the Bionic. Best decision I've made this month. Uncheck widescreen on the photos and it will go from 6MP to 8MP. I can't tell the difference between either MP though. I like the fact that it's a phone and not a camera first. Crystal clear clarity while talking, unlike the Thunderbolt. Everyone says I'm talking in a tunnel.
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    Photos I have taken with the Bionic look amazing. If they didn't I would have returned it yesterday. What were the settings set to on the display model?
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    The photos are okay depending on the light but the video is pretty darn good imo.
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    Indoor picture quality sucks compared to my Nokia 1.3MP camera, hope they can fix this with an update. Beside that, I'm very happy with my Bionic. Very quick/snappy device. Reason I waited for dual core running 2.3. Liking it more than I thought I would, haven't even finished setting it up yet.
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    im very disappointed in the screen. other than that i LOVE this phone.
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    I've had the Thunderbolt, the Charge and now the Bionic. I definitely like the Bionic best. The Charge was superior to the Thunderbolt as well, IMHO. The only problem I'm having now with the Bionic is a bad battery but that should be easily rectified.
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    For switching phones that often do you always have to pay full retail price?
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    Only quirk I have with the phone is sometimes the pentile screen can make my HD videos look a little pixelated, at least compared to my OG Droid where they are all smooth. Other then that I absolutely love this phone. The 1GB of RAM makes all the difference in the world.
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    I have mixed feelings about the phone.. I hate the screen.. the colors are off and it's just not smooth looking, I also don't like the new moto blur launcher in conjuction with the screen makes it worse the way the icons dim out.. (but that was fixed by installing adw launcher).
    The camera is pretty good oustide and videos outside are good but inside with or without the flash the camera is sketchy.. If I hold still it's ok but my kids rarely hold still and that is about 85% of my pictures. It also takes awhile to focus sometimes. I know that some issues with the camera can be fixed with software update, but I mean this phone took awhile to come out so it shouldn't instantly need a software update..
    Other than the screen and camera sketchyness (i know that's not a word) LTE is great but no faster than the LG rev, and Thunderbolt i previously had.. Also the phone is really responsive but I came from a pretty snappy Droid Incredible 2 so I really don't notice the Dual Core speed yet..

    all in all it's a good phone but not sure if it's worth a two year upgrade for me or not...
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    Had both of those also before my Bionic, and also agree. The ONLY thing I miss from the Thunderbolt is the near-instantaneous camera.
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    My only dissapointment is no 4g in my area, which vzw says will get here soon as iphone 5 comes out ( something to do with apple requiring carriers to have 4g to use the phones, i pretty much stopped listening when he said apple)
    I am a bit frustrated with the fact that the text your creating seems to never be where you can see it and it doesnt center a page when you double tap to zoom so you can read it. HtC did both of these pretty good, but that was the only thing good about that phone.
    With that said.. is there a way to make the text stay where it can be seem? Biggest issue is when posting to craigslist.
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    Overall, love the phone!

    Not wild about the screen, I wish it were the same as what was on my DX.

    I use the camera nonstop for work, it's about the same as all of my droids so far. Nothing to brag about, nothing to complain about. I have taken some great pictures, but the lag on the shutter is terrible.