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You guys cured me. No new Bionic here

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by rleonard, Oct 25, 2011.

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    My original Droid ended up with a broken screen. Due for an update so I looked into a Boinic. After investigating reviews, posts here, seeing all the problems with the phone; sluggish, bad camera (Shutter must snap when the button is pushed) freezing, loosing data, poor battery life, on and on. Even the reviews on the Verizon website have a disturbing number of dissatisfied customers and returns. Clearly this is not ready for prime time.

    Maybe I'll wait and see if this changes, but I need a phone that does what it is supposed to do. As of now, the Bionic is not up to the task.

    I had insurance and got a replacement Droid. Ironically it is freezing and locking, requiring a battery pull to regain control. It too is being replaced.

    I had a stable Droid for nearly 2 years that I could count on, so it can be done. Are these that temperamental? Is there enough manufacturing variance that there are good and bad phones? Is there any chance that I can get another stable phone that works; first time, every time. That is what I had and what I expect.

    Bob
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    Why would you ask that here and not in the D1 forum? Just figured you needed to post a bash about a phone you don't even own? Good luck with your Droid.

    GoBears
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    There are a lot of people having zero issues with their bionic. Ever since I got 4g three Weeks ago I have had a perfect experience. This is an incredible phone.

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    I would like to update to the Bionic. All the issues that you all have posted here have me second guessing. Not bashing the D1 Junior, Questioning the new one
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    Of course some people will have problems with the Bionic, it was just released. If you want a phone that doesn't have glaring problems you have to buy the phone long after it release when updates are pushed to it

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    Just FYI... the D1 wasn't what it is now when it was first released...it was quite a plain jane until the updates started coming...same with the ThunderBolts, it had a shietload of problems when it first came out and was the reason I didn't get one, but then it got a couple updates and I got it because it then became this beast of a 4G phone. I will alwys be fond of both my D1 and my TBolt, both turned into stellar phones in the end...

    So now I expect that with my Bionic...once a couple of updates come I truly believe that this phone will knock the snot out of any others down the pipe, and surely any Apple ones...

    Side note...cannot believe people waited in line for days for a 3G Iphone 4s...really?!?...they that brainwashed?????:blink:
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    Good post

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    The first generation of these phones always comes with issues. I got the Droid X2 a week after ti was released and to be honest, that phone SUCKED!!!! Now with 2 updates, its one of the best phones out there on the 3G Market. The only reason I switched is because i wanted the bionic, the updated blur interface, and the 4G speed.
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    I'd venture to say for every single complaint, there are 4 other people with no complaints that won't post anything... that's my estimate, but I'm sure the true statistic isn't too far off. You only ever hear about the problems.
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    Mbk - The iSheep were hypnotized by the hidden messages on the Retina Display from their precious Jesus phone 4. Lol kinda reminds me of the Xoom Super Bowl commercial where the iSheep were all walking around like Zombies. Even funnier, I almost had my mind snatched away testing out the Jesus Phone 4S in a Best Buy. Luckily for me being half brainwashed about to empty out my bank account, I spotted a Xoom that had a couple of games download it on it, played with it and saw the light.

    #true story. No BS.

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    I'm one of the four that have no complaints. I love my bionic. Streamed NFL redzone for 5 hours on Sunday using 4g and still had 45% battery. This phone does what I need

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    hey are not called iSheep for no reason at all :D
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    I'm right there with you on the nfl mobile. This phone works great for what I need. And we can get on that whole discussion about motorola and updates but honestly I think it's all going to workout with motorola getting out what this phone needs to make it even better. It's really a fantastic phone.

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    the hardware is there, the ones and zeros have to get in line.
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    "I had a stable Droid for nearly 2 years that I could count on, so it can be done"

    And it has been done.
    It's called the Bionic.

    Loved my D1 for nearly 2 years too.
    The Bionic is an entirely new, and better experience.
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    Thank you for all your comments. OK, I'll wait a bit and snag a new Bionic. Maybe after Christmas Verizon will offer some more incentives. $30 off does not get me very excited. Besides, no 4g in our area yet. Coming, but no date set.

    Bob
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    I don't think that you'll regret the purchase...especially after the updates. Hell you'll fall in love with the phone when it gets ICS.

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    I came from the OG Droid to the Bionic. I use my Bionic hardcore around 14 hours a day (it took my computers place). I have no problems and I couldn't be happier. Most of my use is through WiFi and I do have the occasional 4G dropouts.

    If this new OTA update is anywhere as incredible as the people who have downloaded it say it is, this phone will be 100% incredible.

    This will be the only 4G LTE Dual core phone with removable battery, removable SD storage, gorilla glass and traditional HDMI out. You can't beat all that.
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    The camera snap sound seems to be a legal requirement. And there will be updates.

    I belong to a Prius forum (although I haven't been there for a while) and I remember threads made back in 2005 when they were a rare as hens teeth. One was "I just got a Prius and I hate it." Why? Because they saw the car on the lot and WITHOUT A TEST DRIVE bought it. It turned out they were too big to fit in the driver's seat and it caused them pain after 30 minutes. Me, I find the car a delight to drive and have no problems. Who's right? Both actually; the Prius wasn't right for them, but it was (and is) right for me. It's subjective.

    Same with the Bionic. I have never regretted my purchase. Others may have problems, but I'm not.
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