Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review | 'Droid Bionic' : Attacked; Killed; Reborn

Motorola's most-awaited launch of the year - The 'Droid Bionic' smartphone in now available in the market with a price tag of $299.99

The Droid Bionic is a Verizon 4G LTE product powered by a dual-core processor and has an ability to transform into a Linux-based PC. After a long wait of about 9 months - from the time it was first announced at CES on 5th January this year - this phone is finally up for the grabs.

So is it worth the wait, then?


The phone features an impressive 4.3inch qHD display offering a bright and eye-popping resolution. On the left side, the phone is equipped with  micro-USB and micro HDMI ports while on the right side lies a solitary volume controller. The power button and the headphone ports feature on the top of the phone with a 8 MP camera at the back with a 1080p video recording capability.The phone has a striking similarity to Droid X2's designing and layout.But then, Droid Bionic is Verizon's thinnest LTE phone till date - just 13.3mm thick - and weighs 159grams and it doesn't feature the physical buttons that featured on the Droid X2. Rather, the phone comes with 4 touch buttons for different functions.


The Droid Bionic runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 version. The five homescreens offer great customization to the users and the with a huge screen and a predictive keyboard, writing a message is never a problem. A double tap on the home button shows all the five homescreens at one go. While a normal bootup would clock around some 50seconds, if the phone is put in sleep mode it boots up in a more teneable two seconds. The phone comes with the latest Google Talk app with video chat option and some new apps like QuickOffice and Motoprint.

Performance & Battery Life

The Droid Bionic comes loaded with a 1700mAH battery - the largest battery on any LTE device -offering greater longitivity to the users. On moderate usage the phone offer quite a brilliant resistive battery that can last up for almost a day.

On the performance front, the Droid Bionic surely doesn't disappoint. The TI OMAP processor, running at 1GHz and equipped with 1GB RAM, the phone can render through webpages very swiftly, loads applications snappily and offers a very impressive feddback to its users.


A 8MP camera delivers offers satisfactory output as it seemed to click some underexposed images at times with the autofocus taking few extra seconds of shutter lag resulting in a slow camera. Anyhow, the phone is capable of recording 1080p videos which offers an improved video recording experience for the users.

With all the specs of Droid Bionic listed above, here's an overview of this high-octane phone.

The Good

  • An impressive slim and sleek design.
  • 4.3 Inch qHD display.
  • Dual core processor and Verizon 4G LTE.
  • Multimedia features are plentiful.

The Bad
  • Not-so-cool Motorola's Custom UI.
  • Camera shutter lag.
  • A dull Display.
  • Expensive pricing.

The Verdict

Droid Bionic offers everything one could expect from a high-end phone like this. It's sleek and slim design powered with a powerful processor offers a great experience to the users, if they are willing to pay the price!

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