Official bit the bullet and returned the Bionic for the Prime thread

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by alucard9114, Oct 5, 2011.

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  1. voodoodaddy
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    The no led was a BIG turn off with the charge. I assumed all phones had that. I totally relied on that with my droid 1. I have no idea how iphone user get along not knowing if they have a new message or not when the screen is off.
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    Well it looks nice, will have a notification light. Maybe ill jump ship. :)
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    I have til the 17th to decide and hopefully we will know a release date.
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    Um the Bionic has a LED light..lol
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    Incredible..... I like the fact that after I seen the device....I didn't want it no more(prime). I have a new found love for my x....I mean bionic. Lol!
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    My biggest gripe with the Bionic is the camera. I do like to take pictures whether its a sunset, wildlife, or a drunken night with friends. I think we all can agree that the camera on the bionic has a lot to desire.
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    I never heard that any of Smartphone w/o issue/bugs..So let's wait till Nexus(?)/Prime(?) turns,it may be good or worst than we expect...who knows?... :)
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    I fired up my X and used the camera quick. I hit the camera icon and it fired right up. I hit the shutter button and it fired right away. I really miss that!
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    Even the camera on the OG Droid was better than on the bionic.
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    Maybe I can grab the .apk for the camera from the X? The FFC wont work but until the update, maybe that would be better?
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    My camera works fine.
    peeps need to learn how to use a AF camera..
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    I am returning my bionic. And going to see what is coming out in Q4.

    But not because of deficiency with my bionic. It has been flawless in the 10 days I've had it.

    I just want to use my upgrade on the latest and greatest. I love the bionic especially how easily you can see the screen outside in sunlight.

    But I am real interested in the prime and vigor. And whatever else comes out before Christmas. So, for once I am going to be patient.
    Bionic shipping Monday back to vz.
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    Lets also wait to see what the Bionic updates do ... :)
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    Well be interesting
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    IMO this is one of those "the grass is always greener" situations. If you wait a few weeks for the prime....why not wait a few more weeks for the Droid Razor/HD/whatever its called coming out by year end and then if you wait for that why not wait for the first Tegra 3 phones in early 2012. By the time you finally settle on a device you'll be into what could have been 6 months or so off a contract to get an even better/faster device sooner.

    As for me I have a Bionic (unrooted) and am patiently waiting for the OTA which will fix my only gripes with the device. After the OTA hits my only remaining concern for the Bionic is how long it may take to see Ice Cream Sandwich. I know Gingerbread saw many serious delays due to stability issues with the code (lets face it, until 2.3.3 GB wasnt even really usable and 2.3.4 finally made it good)....I just hope that the 4.0 release of ICS is rock stable so it can be ported quickly and easily.
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    Umm..does anyone realize how fast the Bionic snaps photos? Its blazing..just as fast if not a lil faster than the iPhone 4. So idk but my Bionic is doing great. I love it and will keep it for a year and upgrade to something then.
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    Anyone have any ideas when the Bionic OTA will be released? Any rumors?
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    I doubt that ICS will be ready for Prime time (hah). That OS is so new there will no doubt be issues with it and Prime owners will complain and have to wait for updates to resolve issues. Likewise, Bionic owners are going to wait some time for ICS because the Verizon crapware and Blur will need to be updated to work. Actually there will likely be lots of apps that need updating to work with ICS. I think the Prime will be an awesome phone, but I have no regrets buying the Bionic. I have zero issues with it, in fact (and I'm surprised I can say this) I don't even have a problem with the pentile screen or Blur. Only the crapware bothers me but the phone is so responsive and fast at everything I do, I'm not in any rush to root it. I think I can wait until a pure ICS rom gets released for the Bionic.

    No matter what phone you wait for and buy, it will only be the latest and greatest for a few months at best. In 2012 we may see quad core phones with 2GB ram and 64GB storage and retina displays. How long can you hold out? My OG Droid was dying a slow death, I waited a long time for the Bionic and couldn't hold out any longer. No regrets.
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    Early November the first one is scheduled..
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    I agree, many don't know how to use the focus, which makes it seem like it takes a long time. Just press the screen until green, then snap. Voila!
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