My kids are getting "smart" - they're going Bionic

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Captain Crypto, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Captain Crypto
    Offline

    Captain Crypto New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Today two of my kids (17 and 15) are getting smartphones for the first time. They have chosen the Bionic. They researched all of the options, and also asked me for my opinion. I told them that ultimately if I were to choose a new smartphone today, I would go with the Bionic again.

    Of all of the smartphones out there the Bionic is the right balance of features and stability, with configurability its edge over the iPhone.

    I seriously considered giving one of them my Bionic in exchange for using their upgrade for a new smartphone, but decided that my Bionic simply is the most well-rounded phone out there. Great battery and removable storage and rare network (VZW) drops does it for me.
  2. bens42608
    Offline

    bens42608 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here here!
    +1
    Add an extended battery n u got the perfect smartphone

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  3. bdsullivan76
    Offline

    bdsullivan76 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Agreed. The only reason I gave my daughter my bionic was an offer for a d4 for $99 and I was missing a physical keyboard. I thoroughly loved the bionic for the 4mo that I owned it. An excellent choice.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
  4. akhi216
    Online

    akhi216 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Smart kids. The Bionic is the best all purpose phone on Verizon for people who don't have to have a keyboard.

    ...perhaps a Droid Bionic 2 is in the making?
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012
  5. wanta99gtr
    Offline

    wanta99gtr New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Good for them! I am loving the Bionic the 2nd go around. The launch version was so buggy, but now everything is fixed. It is the perfect upgrade for me, I loved my Droid X. It really is to me the next in the X line. Hope they enjoy it.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  6. jssmith76
    Offline

    jssmith76 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Grand Canyon State
    Congrats to the kids. I just ordered my wife the Bionic as an upgrade from her Droid X. She was tossing around the idea of the Iphone, Bionic and the Razr... Fortunately, a couple friends of hers and myself were able to guide her to the "light side" of the Droid Force. ;-)
  7. Bionic
    Offline

    Bionic New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It kind of funny that the Bionic had such a rocky start, and now, 6+ months later, it's arguably the best phone available on VZW. And that's pretty much indisputable when you factor in the current price.
  8. tjk629
    Offline

    tjk629 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You raised them right. :yahoo:
  9. akhi216
    Online

    akhi216 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    This.
  10. jntdroid
    Offline

    jntdroid DF Super Moderator Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    6,436
    Likes Received:
    292
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    TX
    I had a Bionic early on, and got one recently again after going through all the rounds of LTE device. I didn't have quite the issues others did early on, but did have issues. I can say the phone is 10x better now than it was back then - and I did like it back then too. Software + network updates have made a big difference over all. I still desire a better (or at least easier to make a good picture) camera, but it's workable!

    *knocks on wood*

    :tongue:
  11. Captain Crypto
    Offline

    Captain Crypto New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Aw, shucks! Thanks!
  12. Captain Crypto
    Offline

    Captain Crypto New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    So far, so good. They love being able to customize it so much. They're already playing with different launchers and apps. They're not asking me as many questions as I expected, but then again they're pretty smart and they both are the kind of people who will get into things to see how they work. Just like their old man.
  13. Shadez
    Offline

    Shadez Super Mod/News Team Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Lafayette Hill, Pa
    Good Choice! :)
  14. Mike8016
    Offline

    Mike8016 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Once we get ICS there will be no debate. The only con is the camera.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
  15. Schoeney
    Offline

    Schoeney New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have liked my Bionic since the beginning (within a few days of launch date). I couldn't figure out why others that post here did not like their Bionic. Then I formed the opinion that people who did not leave them "stock" had the most problems.Now it seems that most of the people that did not like their Bionic have left the buiding or are now happy with it. Makes you wonder how many jumped ship prematurely?I went through 3 years of hating my phones (Blackberry World and Tour). Once I got this Bionic, and after a couple month learning curve (mainly breaking Blackberry Habits) I am extremely happy. This forum has helped me alot. I can't say the Bionic is better than all other phones because I haven't used all others but I can say I like it better than my wife's iPhone 4s. 4s is a good phone but not as big, durable, fast, and "flexible". 4s does have a better screen and camera.
  16. i2ollingstone
    Offline

    i2ollingstone New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Does anybody else have a problem with their Bionic drawing power through the audio jack? I put up with it for a while because I was initially told by tech support that it was going to be fixed with a software update (can't explain why I believed it). I finally got sick of it and got a warranty replacement. This replacement has the same problem, and so they're sending me another bionic. Even a tech services rep told me she had the same problem and just puts up with it rather than replacing it with a razr maxx, though she didn't tell me why. So, now that my 3rd bionic is en route, I was curious if anyone here that is pro-bionic has this issue and just deals with it?

    The issue is evidenced by a crackling or a whining sound when using an aux wire in the audio jack. Headphones don't produce the problem because they don't supply their own power. If you plug it into your car stereo, does it whine and does the pitch get higher as you accelerate?
  17. bbucks36
    Offline

    bbucks36 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando,FL
    Ive used a audio jack since bionic came out. Never had the issue your talking about crackling. I travel alot and used it in numerous rental cars. From Camaro , 300m, Cadillac CTS, Impala, i can go on and on. Never once heard a crackling from phone to stereo and using basic audio cable. I use power amp as my music player and froze the generic music player. So with that try different music player or different audio jack.
  18. i2ollingstone
    Offline

    i2ollingstone New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was a part of that BB Tour fiasco. I had them replace it 3 times for the trackball and then eventually got a Bold 9650. I'm also going to have to disagree with you about romming the bionic being a bad idea. I'm getting my bionic replaced a second time because of the audio jack but before I decided to go ahead with the warranty replacement I was running ICS. AOKP ICS rom is a billion times better than the stock rom. I've been using the stock rom now because I have to send it back in and my battery sucks, my data drops all the time, and the camera is stupid again. Custom rom is most definitely the way to go.