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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by TheJester34, Nov 28, 2011.

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    I'm getting back into the Android game tomorrow. Gonna go and upgrade, take advantage of the Twice the Data thing. But I don't know what phone. I'm debating between the Bionic or the RAZR. Looked at the Nexus and considering it won't be out until December it gives me time to try something else first. I'm going first thing in the morning though, so I need quick opinions? Is the RAZR $100 better than the Bionic? If I can talk them down (doubtful) on the RAZR to $199, which would you buy? Perhaps another 4G phone I haven't looked at? What's your take?
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    Razr looks hot

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    Bionic.. same phone different screen. I prefer bionic screen. Also.. have my bionic clocked at 1.5 and it melts my friendz rzr... and itms way smoother... altho i thought my bionic was smoother at 1.0...:) u wont regret ur bionic purchase

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    razr is thin, bionic you can remove battery. I have the bionic but would change it for a razr if I could (but can't)
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    Your splitting hairs, I almost went with the bionic, the only thing that honestly sold me on the RAZR was the position of the power button

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    YOu won't go wrong with a Razr or Bionic. Powerplant wise same phone.
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    Same phone different screens. Go to a store and view the screens. Try to view both in sunshine if that matters to you. You can't go wrong with either.
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    Get some hands on time with both. I'd go with the razr but some people think it's awkwardly wide

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    Ended up trying both and went with the RAZR. Loved the fell of it, and it's blazing fast. And I got unlimited data with it, so whoo!
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    Good decision! The bionic is not built right! Bionic has constant data loss problems. The volume buttons rattle when it vibrates. The bionic almost made me quit buying Motorola's, but since the gnex is not out yet, i went with the razr and it completely restored my confidence in motorola.

    I'm even having trouble selling my bionic off contract for what i paid for it on contract. It just sucks and everyone knows it.

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    Razr is new hottness but has its own share of bugs. Its pretty much the slim bionic so no need for a case. Bionic owners get cranky because they replaced the bionic with the razr nearly instantly. Neither are free from the dreaded data loss of doom.

    If it were me I would get the razr. Since I have a bionic there is no point since it its quintessentially the same phone in a smaller package.

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    I haven't had a single data problem with the razr for the past week. It's also a better connection because videos always load faster with less buffeting. Also there aren't massive amounts of data problems threads for the razr like there was with the bionic.

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    How did you end up getting unlimited data? Did you have it before?

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    Imagine that - millions sold and not a single happy customer!!!

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    That's because the bionic came out over a month prior. My bionic hasn't dropped in a week either. Same phone dude.

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    I had it back in July, but when I called to see if they would add it if I upgraded they said no. I found a thread on Android Central where some people have upgraded to 4G phones, then called CS and asked to have the 4G $30 Hot Spot added to their line. Apparently when you add that particular plan it also adds unlimited data, as it seems unlimited is required to have that hot spot. I upgraded in store, then left and called Verizon CS. The rep added it first time I called, though some people report having to call a couple times before someone will add it. Went home, removed the Hot Spot, and the data stuck. I verified it online with my plan details and am now rocking unlimited data. I say give it a go if you have a 4G phone/are looking to upgrade. Can't hurt to try if you don't have unlimited now
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    Trollage. Bionic doesnt suck. I never drop data. And it isnt a Rattle the power button is a floating design..but mine doesnt rattle when it vibrates nor does volume buttons. Rofl.. ...and clocked at 1.2 ghz i outbench rzr rezound with ease.. trolls like you hurt our community. Go find a cave and crawl in it. ... oh and btw around here bionics are going for 450-500 allllll day. Craigslist. Enjoy ur terrible battery and watermarked amoled screen. And fyi rzr has had data drops and blackscreens too... getting so tired of the bionic bashing. Its a beast phone



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    Razr is a thin bionic. They are both fine but are no different in terms of data drops recently

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    Try going through the threads for both the Bionic and the RAZR. It's pretty clear there are some issues with the Bionic. I've been a diehard Motorola fan since before the OG Droid. Android phones I've had include the Droid 1, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Incredible (x2), Droid X, Droid 2g, Droid Pro, Droid X2, Bionic (x2) and now the RAZR. I've upgraded the Bionic to build #s 5.5.893, 5.6.893 and 5.7.893. I've tried pretty much every 'data fix' that anyone has suggested for the Bionic, on 2 different Bionics, that won't work. The Droids 1, X, Pro and RAZR all get better signal than the Bionic, when I have them all sitting right next to each other. Also the RAZR has very different software than the Bionic as well as some minor hardware changes. The RAZR uses the Texas Instruments WL1285C , compared to the Bionics Texas Instruments WL1271 chip for wifi/bluetooth/gps. The RAZR also has an additional Skyworks 77449 Power Amplifier Module for LTE/EUTRAN Bands XIII/XIV. They both use different manufacturers for different memories. Check out ifixit.com. I would love for the Bionic to be an awesome phone. I support Motorola hardware to the max and always suggest Motorola to everyone I know. The fact is though that most Bionics have problems and I refuse to suggest it to anyone. Edit: forgot to mention that the Bionic is on android 2.3.4 while the RAZR is on 2.3.5
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    To the OP... I apologize for the thread hijack. This was not my intention when I first posted. Congratulations and have fun with your new Android!!!
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