You know what I just noticed....

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by sonicxtacy02, Mar 21, 2012.

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    I've had my bionic now since launch. Back when it first came out, i was looking for an immediate root fix (that was pretty immediately resolved). Shortly after that i was looking for an update from Verizon to fix some small bugs (which i honestly cant remember what they were now). A few months later i took the plunge on the extended battery, and was delightfully surprised with battery life.

    Since that point, I've TOTALLY lost my devotion to keeping up with this forum! I remember doing another VZW update a month or so back that was inspired from this forum, but I honestly have NO qualms at all about my Verizon Wireless Droid Bionic w/ extended battery. I have no idea if i still have root after the update (think i do, since titanium backup seems to be doing its thing still). I have NO idea what OS version i'm on, nor what is the latest radio build, best rom, or best launcher. I just use it, charge it every 2 days or so, and go.

    I entered the "Android" universe after hating life with my Blackberry Storm. My first android was the Droid X, and despite it still being in my mind one of the two best phones I've ever owned, i was CONSTANTLY on here looking for the latest fix, the latest Liberty build, and the replacement for Launcher Pro/ADW/whatever other launcher i tried. I HAD to have root, HAD to be overclocked, and HAD to know the exact procedure to recover. I was the same way with my Storm, and every other phone before that dating back to my moto T720 that was hex hacked to absolute death.

    But now, i'm just your "average" smartphone user. I'm dumb to it all, have no CLUE what the latest phones have over my phone, which is inching up on a year old now i believe. This Droid, this Bionic, has me completely and utterly satisfied in my smartphone experience. I've got other newer Droid phones and Android Tablets in the house, but the Bionic is still the one.

    So here's to the Droid Bionic. May have been over-hyped, under-appreciated, and under-powered for its time, but its the phone for me, and I truly feel no need to change that anytime soon. Hope you all have the chance to get there soon !:icon_ lala:
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    Nice! I have to disagree on one thing..the Bionic was never underpowered! To me it's just as quick as anything else out right now.
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    I agree!! My sister-in-law just got the razar and I think my Bionic functions much better. I love my Bionic :biggrin:
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    Exactly!!! I was thinking the same thing the last couple of days as I was viewing postings on various Android forums. I am completely satisfied with my Bionic. I WORKS! I have no problems. It is reliable. I can depend on it at any time I need it to make a call, text, surf the net, find/navigate to a location, stream information/media, etc. It has all the features I need. Sure, I would love new features, but if they don't come, I truly would not miss them. To me, this is an example of a great smartphone that others should model after. dancedroiddancedroiddancedroid
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    Thanks for posting this....
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    It really sucks because the issue isn't with the Bionic, it's with the connectivity. Every feature of the phone is top notch, and if you can't see that then you did something wrong. However, a good handful of people experienced consistent data drops after this or that update or from the start with no change. One thing started all of this, yet arguably the most important thing. I miss my Bionic, but I don't miss being the only one in the break room without a data connection. Others, especially iPhoners, are showing off a youtube video or looking something up or even just playing words with friends, while I'm sitting there limited to what doesn't require a connection, aka Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja. It sucked, especially since I didn't always have that issue.

    Point is, in reality the bionic is totally awesome. But whatever is causing the network issues, be it the network itself or the phone, is a major drag and a damn shame, otherwise it could've been one of the best of all time. Can't emphasize enough how even with a better connection and extremely similar features, I really do miss my Bionic.
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    One thing, each of us are different about our needs so what might be a great phone for you might not be of value for me and vice versa.

    Heck, if it came down to owning a phone based on my needs rather than my wants, I'd still have my Moto E815. :biggrin:
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    However, it seems that the "wants" that are the heart of many disappointments. There are limitations to these devices, and we need to understand them or we will be eternally disappointed from our wants.
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    Not really limits. As soon as Intel gets their chip sets in phones, and the market really starts getting competitive.....

    I think we will all see a lot of WOW factor getting stuck in these phones. Remember the old silver razr From four years ago? When i had that phone(my very first phone with Verizon) I was thinking... eh its okay but wouldn't it be awesome if they could get it to surf the web more like a p.c. and have the ability to download movies in seconds......

    Well now look what we can do... so look ahead....

    I'm a dreamer. What can. I say

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    Lol, you love to reference that E815 aaf. Can't say I blame you, I use one for my backup line on Verizon. Shame it can't receive calls anymore. But I don't think you quite got what I was saying, as it's not really a needs/wants thing. All I meant was the Bionic is a solid device that, were it not for the data issues, would mean the decision would come down to a preference in style and company, and the history of the Bionic would be completely different. Basically, imagine a world where Hitler never existed. Same idea. At this stage in the game I don't see any phone being vastly superior to another, it's the little differences that matter. And sadly, with the Bionic one of its little differences was a big issue...
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    A world without Hitler, and the technology that was created because of him. I think we wouldn't be talking here, but I get what you mean. Every phone that's made comes out on time and works perfectly.

    Even so, my demands on a phone are different than others. I want a phone that will take and send calls. I want a phone to send and receive emails. I want a phone that can entertain me if needed. In that order. And the Bionic does that for me. Never had a data problem since I got the phone. Doesn't matter if it was .558, .893, .901 or .902.

    I don't need an unlocked bootloader. I don't need a rooted phone. I don't want to scream that I can't decide what ROM to use. That's other people's needs, not mine.

    Others find the RAZR, RAZR MAXX and the Nexus (for example) superior because of the screen and what they can do with it. My comment about the e815 was to say all I really need a a phone (although my desire to be able to receive and send emails almost prompted me to getting a Blackberry) and everything else TO ME is icing on the cake.
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    The Bionic is a BEAST. A clearer display does notmake a phone superior. The bionic is on par with every other device on Verizon. I have no problem going the full 2 years of my contract with this phone. Enough development available. Best cellphone purchase I've made yet.

    Sent from my Iced Bionic
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    Left the Bionic because of data drops. Came back after the 902 update because the Rezound might be a better phone in some ways but the battery sucks (even extended). I'll take my millisecond delay in loading a screen (compared to other phones) and my 36 hour battery life any day of the week!

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    I started with the OG Droid and thought it was an amazing phone. Came from a Palm Treo and couldn't believe the things my Droid could do. After 2 years I realized that there just wasn't enough power and storage. I saw the Bionic when it was introduced and couldn't wait for it to come on the market. I bought it on day 1. It had/has everything the original Droid was missing in my eyes.
    I experienced some data drops and a couple of BSOD but nothing to discourage me or cause me to look for another phone. The last update (902) has been perfect. Just like my phone is now. I'm not rooted and everything is stock.
    Like the first post, I used to check the forums (a lot of them) daily looking for the latest info. I still check often but the one thing I've noticed in the Bionic forums.......not much happening. That tells me that most folks are pretty happy. I know I am.
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    I agree. Compared to other forums, the Bionic forum is down-right boring. I guess boring = goodness.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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