why so much hating on the bionic lately??

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Bionic_Racer, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Bionic_Racer

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    Even in our bionic forum!?!?

    I love my phone.. its like the underdog of verizon's lineup.
     
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    i think its a great phone i have no problems with the 2 that are on my line
     
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    Yea it is. How much better does the razrs screen look than the bionic's? Or are they about even...?
     
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    IIRC the RAZR uses an Super AMOLED Advanced display which I believe are sharper in contrasts but not quite as good in sunlight as the Bionic. The difference may not even be noticed by some people.

    Keep in mind that the Bionic was months late (see http://www.mobiledia.com/news/87568.html, http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/motorola-confirms-droid-bionic-delayed-until-q3-2011-20110420/ http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/leaked-timeline-dates-droid-charge-and-bionic-releases-20110418/ http://www.phonearena.com/news/Moto...D-BIONIC-with-the-Targa-to-replace-it_id18142 and http://www.droid-life.com/2011/04/2...lay-launching-at-same-time-as-4g-lte-on-xoom/) in coming out and there were many discussions about how much RAM it really had and whatnot. Because it came out so late some people were let down as it didn't match what they were expecting. Plus a lot of people have had problems with data dropping (I don't), which is happens to other Verizon 4G phones. It didn't help that the RAZR came out so quickly after the Bionic's release or that it has a locked bootloader. If the Bionic had come out when it was originally planned, then it would've been more popular.

    I don't regret having a Bionic. It does what I want it to do.
     
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    I don't hate on my bionic, I only hate on the data drops! (Which, compared to yesterday are getting better...).

    Actually I think this phone.. despite its sordid history...has incredible potential and is awesome for me for the next couple of years....
     
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    I wouldn't say people hate it as much as they're fed up.

    You have to remember not only was the bionic released 8 months after it was announced, but it had some horrible issues for 3 months after its release.

    I could go on about what I went through with blank screens alone. Imagine having to do on average 5 battery pulls in 10 mins. All hoping that this update vzw is telling people is coming will actually fix it. We've put a lot of faith in updates. Plus what else did vzw have that was comparable to the bionic? Nothing at that time.

    It was a trying 3 months till 893 came out and fixed a lot of those issues.

    Then there's the data drops. Who knows if it's Verizon or Motorola or whatever. But when you've had a phone for 9 months, and having to deal with data drops. Some easily fixed and some requiring restarting the phone, or worse.

    While it may not seem like a big deal. The stuff adds up over the course of 9 months. When you start wondering if the phone was really worth all the frustration.

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    New owner of Bionic. Coming from Droid X. While the X still has great development still going on (multiple ics 4.0.4, gb ect), I can say the Bionic is really a great phone. I didn't have to deal with the growing pains most here have, but the specs are pretty freaking awesome for me. Better radio (by far), better screen (esp. in sunlight) KILLER stock battery. I'm extremely happy with it. I plan on keeping it rooted 902 for some time. Nothing to complain about.
     
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    The Bionic was NOT 8 months late. Not the Bionic that was originally supposed to come out. That phone was codenamed the "Motorola Etna" and was a Tegra 2 device with 512MB of RAM. It was scrapped, allegedly due to an incompatibility with Motorola's LTE chipset.

    The phone that came out as the Bionic came out right on time. The Motorola XT875 "Targa" was NOT meant to be the Bionic. Who knows what it was supposed to be called, but when the "Etna" failed to materialize, they simply recycled the name. It was an unfortunate case of people THINKING that the device was late due to its name. IMHO, they should have never recycled the Bionic name, and people wouldn't be confused about this.

    The Bionic, RAZR, and Droid 4 are all a part of the same device "family" and were all supposed to complement each other. Like I said, there was no delay whatsoever.

    Now onto the data drops. The Galaxy Nexus has data issues. The RAZR has data issues. The D4 has data issues. Verizon 4G LTE, in general, has data issues. It's sort of hard for Motorola to fix the issues when VZW keeps f'ing with the way the network registration works.

    In other words, if the Bionic is frustrating you, you need to ask yourself "is VZW 4G LTE in general worth all the frustration?" - it's not Motorola's fault that the LTE network is a hodgepodge of different base station equipment, some with up to date firmware and others with outdated firmware. And if you had to do 5 battery pulls in 10 minutes, then your Bionic is broken. Plain and simple. There is ONE action that will consistently lock my device up (requiring a battery pull) - and that is letting the phone go to sleep while it is downloading SD card data for a Gameloft game. I don't know why it does this, but somehow I think the blame lies with Gameloft, and not Motorola.
     
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    .902 is outdated, though. .905 is the latest and greatest.
     
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    Lately? The Bionic has gotten grief from day one.

    Sent by my new Droid Razr Maxx
     
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    Well 893 fixed my blank screen battery pulling issue. Haven't had the issue since that update. So, I'm happy to say that my Bionic is not broken.

    As for gameloft, I don't care for there stuff. So I don't download their stuff.

    Though, I found out latter that after the first pull clearing cache would help.

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    I'm so damn happy I can call from my house now without being on wireless I'm hesitant to upgrade. This phone is awesome just the way it is. May bootstrap, nandroid, and try 905 this weekend.

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