Performance Testing - Web Browsing
Since browsing the Web is a key feature of any smartphone, we also conducted some formal speed tests to see how well the Motorola Droid Bionic compares to some of today's hottest smartphones.
The Xtremelabs 4G test shows that Verizon Wireless' high-speed 4G LTE network offers significantly higher speeds than some of the other 4G networks available today. In the Xtremelabs 4G test, the Droid Bionic earned the top spot by beating another Verizon Wireless 4G phone, the HTC Thunderbolt. In 3G testing, the Droid Bionic achieved a middle-of-the-road score in the Xtremelabs test.
The Droid Bionic earned a respectable score in the Speedtest.net benchmark when using a 4G LTE network. As you'll see from the chart above, the Droid Bionic didn't perform quite as well as some of Verizon Wireless' other 4G phones. The lower speeds could be caused by the phone or they could be a result of the network during the time we were testing. When connected to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, the Droid Bionic struggled in comparison to some of the other phones we've tested in recent months as well.
Although these tests are designed to put a quantitative score on web browsing performance, it's important to keep in mind that network speeds can vary depending on many factors and the test results can also vary from one day to the next. Overall, we were satisfied with the real-world browsing speeds on the Droid Bionic and felt the speeds were in line with other phones we've seen recently.