Thunderbolt vs. Bionic

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by pilot25, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Tanknspank

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    I say wait it out for another device if you must have a dual core. Don't get caught up in the single nice thing about this phone.

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    The droid bionic sounds nice but I just need to get off of Moto. Im looking into the TB ad waiting for more info on the LG Revolution. Im not really diggin the Samsung 4g phone from the pics shown at CES.
     
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    I think that a lot of the guys making a HUGE deal about the dual core processor will be disappointed.

    Android isn't exactly optimized for multiple cores, and it will prolly be at least a little while before most apps will be re-jigged to exploit multiple cores.
     
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    The original Droid that I'm using now was my first Droid. I'm looking to try an HTC model simply to try something different.

    I've already resigned myself to the fact that I'll be getting a new phone every year, especially at this rate. So if I don't like the TB maybe I'll try a Samsung device after that.

    I'll prolly be getting the Thunderbolt, but I may very well change my mind by the time either of these devices will actually be available for purchase.
     
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    I have the rooted Original Droid. I can change roms daily, if I like, and it is very snappy. I can tether to my MacBook Pro. I receive Gmail and Exchange. I sent and receive text messages. I can even make and receive phone calls.

    In short, it performs and performs very well. For me, no need to give up a work horse. Just my opinion, folks.

    Mike
     
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    Snappy my a$$ , that phone can't handle more than one app without slowing down considerably or force closing even if it's integrity depends on it . I hate the OD with passion . Even at 1.2 Ghz with BB or PE4 it doesn't even come close to Evo 4G
     
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    I can only report how my phone works for me. I've not noticed any issues when moving from one app to another.

    Mike
     
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    What motorola phones will be out in march? My d1 has survived me over a year when most didn't make it 6 months. The screens dying and the phone is crapping out badly( I'm using the keyboard for this because my screen won't type right) so ill be foreced to use my upgrade imediately. Chances are ill be shooting for the Bionic. Its my understanding that its a "vanilla" android device, and from what I've noticed, all these phones have been fully unlocked and rooted/ROM,d. (D1, Nexus 1 etc).

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    I'm holding out for a dual-core phone with 1GB of ram. If there is one thing PC gaming has taught me it's that you can always use more ram. I want to be using my next phone for two years without any issues multitasking or running games. I also want a DX sized screen and no physical keyboard (I never use mine on my D1). So I hold out and wait, which is fine, I'm waiting for my income taxes to be able to buy something like this anyhow.
     
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    There will always be a way to unlock or hyjack a boot loader from what I have seen. The 512 ram on the bionic is kind of disappointing from motor. Think I will hang on to my x for a bit.

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    Allegedly the 512mb of ramwas a "typo" B/C Motorola has on thier site that the Bionic has 1GB of RAM. This was also mentioned in all the posts from PhoneDog to Droiddog to AndroidandMe, etc.
     
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    If you go to the Moto site right now it's listed as 512 but it was at 1GB in the beginning


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    I wonder why that happened with the RAM change? You think a company would know what was in their phone before they released it. lol

    I'm definitely going with the Bionic. The battery life will probably be horrendous on the Thunderbolt, and I want dual-core. So I'm gonna wait it out. It will suck having to wait longer, and I will definitely be tempted going into a verizon store and trying out the Thunderbolt!!
     
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    I will definitely try the TB - but I am not going to buy it, it's MotoBio for me ;)
     
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    both phones look good, can't upgrade to either though
     
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