Summary: The Motorola Droid Bionic from Verizon Wireless is one of the most powerful Android devices to be released in 2011. The phone is loaded with feature upon feature and touts a powerful battery to back it up.
Pros: 4G LTE connectivity, Fast dual-core processor, Great calling quality, Motorola Webtop functionality, Shoots great looking 1080p videos
Cons: Signal strength issues, Poor viewing angles with its display, Expensive
Excerpt: Way, way back in early January at CES 2011, Motorola’s booth largely stole the show by featuring three massively exciting new products. While the DROID Bionic , a powerful Android smartphone headed for Verizon (hence the “DROID” moniker), was one of those products, it was largely overshadowed by the Atrix (an Android smartphone for AT&T that featured an innovative dock system) and the XOOM Android tablet.
Pros: Powerful dual-core processor, Large, high-res display, Webtop dock system, Blazing fast 4G LTE data
Cons: Mediocre camera, Motoblur not compelling, Webtop needs more oomph
Excerpt: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of 2011 showed a plethora of new smartphones, each with slightly different selling points. The Motorola Droid Bionic was no exception, boasting a 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor as well as the capability...
Conclusion: If you’re looking for a 4G LTE phone that isn’t already outdated, the Droid Bionic is the phone for you. Like all recent Motorolas, this phone has some issues with screen quality and its camera, but it more than makes up for it with a dual-core processor and quick 4G LTE speeds.
Pros: First dual-core 4G LTE phone, Motorola's widgets rock, 32GB storage out of the box, Large 4.3-inch screen, Blazing fast Verizon 4G LTE
Cons: Short battery life due to 4G, Poor screen quality, Camera does not impress, Bland NinjaBlur user interface, Poorly placed power, volume buttons
Droid Bionic Review: A Shape-Shifter With Some Baggage
15 September 2011
Excerpt: Like Optimus Prime or Al Gore, the Droid Bionic is a robot in disguise. Sure, the Bionic looks like it’s just a massive, industrial-styled phone, just like our favorite Transformer looked like nothing other than a badass eighteen-wheeler. But the Droid Bionic can also change into a laptop, a desktop workstation, and other things which are decidedly un-phone-like.
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid Bionic touch screen phone will surprise you with some of its features and capabilities. It runs on the power of a 1 GHz processor and comes with 16GB of onboard storage. It is pre-equipped with several Google applications including Gmail, Google Maps and Wikipedia. You can also purchase a dock for this touch phone that will allow you to use it as a handheld PC.
Excerpt: Now at first glance, it’s a pretty sleek and sexy phone. It’s light, it holds nicely in the hand, and basically just looks like a shinier Droid X. Now with that, it’s definitely a big step up from the Droid X and Droid X2 . With the 1 GHz dual core processor, the phone just flies. I mean it literally flies. I was scrolling through the home screens and the thing grew wings and flew out of my hands!
Conclusion: No doubt, the Droid Bionic by Motorola is Verizon's fastest phone with its dual core processor and LTE 4G combo. Despite 9 months of marketing and excitement, it's not a world-changing phone, but we put it at the top of Verizon's lineup of Android smartphones. The Bionic is especially appealing to those who like to accessorize and find the idea of turning a 4.3" phone into a laptop substitute using the $300 Lapdock exciting.
Pros: Fast phone with 4G LTE, large display, lots of optional peripherals.
Cons: Will set you back $100 more than non-LTE Verizon smartphones, battery life so-so, some bugs.