Droid Bionic Hands On Review

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    Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain
    - Although only releasing later this year in the US, PhoneReport got a hands-on review of the Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic. The latest addition to the successful Droid smartphone line comes once again from Motorola, but this time, it brings 4G LTE connectivity, which will allow not only high-speed downloads, but also high-quality video calls. 4G will certainly become a name we'll hear often in advanced smartphones' specs.




    This particular handset runs currently on Android 2.2 Froyo, has an 8 megapixel camera at the back, a front-facing VGA camera, and is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processors and 512MB DDR PC-grade RAM.


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    On-board, customers will find 16GB in storage, while on the sales package there'll be a 16GB microSD memory card, totalling in 32GB for usage.


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    To complete the high-end specs, there's and HDMI port and an 1800mAh battery.
    The device is quite large, with the 4.3" touchscreen display being the major cause, but the 158g it weighs are well distibuted.
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    Not sure how this is called a "review" but nice video anyway.

    Why does it only have a 1800mah battery now? Didnt it have a 1920 like the Atrix before?
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    Do want!!!!
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    Don't really care for the look of this phone. Can't put my finger on exactly what I don't like, maybe just the overall look. Now the insides though, pretty sweet.
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    Release date?
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    The Atrix has a 1930 I thought. When did they decrease this?
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    Less RAM, not so cool accessories, smaller capacity battery. What exactly did Verizon do to Motorola do you think? Single core or not, HTC Thunderbolt here I come
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    All info I've read is the ram is pc spec like it says, I've also heard its ddr2, not phone spec like the atrix. I want it
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    I agree.. its looks a bit Too thick... have to see it in person tho.
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    The back of it is ugly. I'd have to see it in person though. My upgrade isn't until November, so I have plenty of time
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    I heard that with the Atrix only 512 mb of ram is able to be used with the laptop dock. Therefore the phone only has 512.

    I think a fingerprint scanner would be cool though.
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    The ram in the Atrix is also ddr2.

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    can't even call it "hands-on", and the booth guy was obviously quoting a hastily memorized script without knowing what he was actually talking about.

    hopefully that 1800mah is a typo.
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    Who cares? Do you honestly spend that much time looking at the back of your phone? I think you may be doing it wrong...:)
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    Interesting....But the Bionic WILL NOT have it (if you want to read anything into the release date of the Bionic from that statement). Also explains why the Bionic has only 512ram.

    I'm not sure in present form that I care about the Webtop app. However, given the potential it might make me a little leary of ponying up for the Bionic, but probably not enough to impact my purchase decision.
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    The Battery is still 1930.00 mAh on the Bionic... These guys that demonstrate the phones at these events kill me... Some of them do not have a clue about the phone... After all the research we do on these phones we all can do a better job then these people...
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    MotoMobile CEO "talked about the performance of the web-top accessories that seem to be getting below-average reviews on the Atrix." Still, the BIONIC was not announced with web-top accessories at CES due to “timing.” Jha pointed out that it wasn’t possible to focus on developing web-top for both devices initially and chose the Atrix as the device to launch with it.

    I am hoping the Bionic will have webtop by time it is released for Verizon.
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    I suppose you maybe be right that he didn't say the Bionic couldn't or wouldn't get Webtop, although I also don't think that statement necessarily implies a push of Webtop to the Bionic (he could mean phones coming out in 2nd half, which would probably exclude the Bionic). But I think with only 512meg ram it's not going to happen, unless they figured out a way to run it from the SD, maybe. I just don't see really how you can run the webtop and access the native Android OS at the same time with only 512 memory.

    Just one example why myself and others were very disappointed that Bionic didn't get more ram. And please don't tell me about the DDR2 (not directed at you) - more speed doesn't magically create more memory.
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    I think that it would get it if it had 1G DDR of Ram. But since it only has 512MB DDR of Ram I do not think it will work since with the Atrix 512MB DDR of Ram is just used for the notebook and 512MB DDR for the phone.... I am not interested in the whole laptop dock or finger print reader anyway. the laptop dock is limited. You can do more with an laptop then with the Atrix laptop dock. To me it is just gimmicks just to get people to buy the Atrix... Don't get me wrong the Atrix is a nice phone but it is just on that trash network AT&T...If it was on Verizon I would get it with out all all the laptop Dock garbage... I am going to pick up the Bionic about 2 weeks after the release..
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