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Quick Bionic Review

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by paulmac, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. paulmac

    paulmac Senior Member
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    I decided to upgrade my phone the other day and opted for the Bionic. My previous phone was the original droid X. So far I have got to say I am very impressed.

    The phone compared to my droid X is fast, very fast. I don't have 4g yet where I live, but even using 3g the phone appears to download and install apps much faster. I attribute that to the dual core processor as oppossed to the single core in the Droid X. The display is very nice and clear for a motorola. There are better displays on phones. At the Verizon store the Bionic was on display next to the samsung charge. The charge's display is easily brighter than the Bionic. But having had a couple of Motorola phones in the past, I know they are durable, so I decided to stay with that. Battery life has been decent. In fact the battery is at 30% right now and the phone has been on for 24 hours.

    So far there is only 1 thing I have noticed. When you go to download an app it will give you a message saying "due to file size wifi is needed to download file". The phone will automatically download and install once you connect to wifi. That seems strange to me and I attribute that to the lack of 4g. Evidently without 4g, the device wants faster bandwidth before attempting to download an app.

    The basics, dual core processor, 1gb of memory, 16gb of on board storage, plus 16gb SD card, 8mp rear facing camer, front facing web cam (have not tried that yet), OS Gingerbread version 2.3.4.

    Overall I am quite pleased with this phone. In fact it is the first Android phone that I have purchased that has not had a problem right out of the box that you had to wait for an upcoming upgrade to fix. Looking forward to getting 4g to see how fast this thing can really be.:browani:
     
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  2. Gamer03

    Gamer03 Technology Aficionado
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    I too have a similar experience paulmac. I picked up my Bionic on launch day right at 9:00 am. I will be doing a review this week.

    As for LTE, it too is not available in my area (it will be available in the county north of me by the end of October, and is already at the international airport 30 minutes north of me [in the same county]). I did go through LTE coverage areas on my recent trip to Maryland and Pennsylvania.

    Here is a speed test I did when I was up in Baltimore the other day before I flew home:

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    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
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  3. QLR

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    I have had mine for 10 days now... so far, so good. I have 4G in Tallahassee, and the highest speed I have seen was 17 Mbps down and 12Mbps up in town. Most of the time, I see speeds between 4 - 7 Mbps down and 2 - 7 mbps up. On 3G, I normally get between 1 and 1.5Mbps down and 400-700kbps up.

    The phone is wicked fast! Dual core is awesome. Only had 2 freeze ups, with Words with Friends. Everything else is perfect. Simultaneous voice and data worked flawlessly for me. Only downside for me is that the 4G signal fades at my home, it is always switching between 3 and 4G there.

    Call quality rocked... I have been using the speakerphone more on this. Verizon reception rocks for me, and this phone is no exception. My Incredible would randomy drop to 1X, I haven't seen that icon on the Bionic.

    Battery life sucks, but Android phones aren't highly regarded in that department. I just get an extended battery. But the phone is quick to charge.

    Only other minus is the camera, I swear my DINC takes better photos.

    Hope I didn't completely hijack the brief review ;)
     
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