Droid Bionic by Motorola Review


After a seemingly long wait, the Droid Bionic is here. Was it worth waiting for? That depends. The Droid Bionic is an excellent phone. However, with the upcoming holiday season many carriers and manufacturers are launching a multitude of new, powerful phones. And many of these phones will give the Droid Bionic some stiff competition. One of these upcoming phones, the Droid RAZR, is also made by Motorola. With comparable specs, these two phones will likely compete directly with one another especially since they'll both be available through Verizon Wireless.


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The Droid Bionic is the first smartphone from Verizon Wireless to combine 4G connectivity with a powerful dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. This combination makes for a powerful and zippy phone. For now, the Droid Bionic is also the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless at 10.99mm, though the Droid RAZR from Motorola will soon steal this title.

Some of the accessories that are available for the Droid Bionic are sure to attract users as well. The phone can be placed in a laptop-like dock that lets you use the phone as a portable PC with an 11.6-inch screen and full keyboard. Other accessories such as a vehicle dock and HD station are also available to expand the phone's functionality.

With a price tag that's just a penny shy of $300, the Droid Bionic is definitely at the top end of Verizon Wireless' current lineup. Considering the similarly-equipped Droid RAZR will be available next month for the same price, we feel as if Verizon Wireless and Motorola are stealing some of their own thunder with the recent announcement of the thinner Droid RAZR. For this reason, we wouldn't be too surprised if the price for the Droid Bionic drops somewhat, relatively soon. Assuming Motorola and Verizon Wireless do something to keep the Droid Bionic competitive with other offerings, we feel the Droid Bionic is indeed a phone worthy of consideration for users who want a zippy Android experience with 4G connectivity.



  • 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 16 GB onboard memory and preinstalled 16 GB microSD card
  • Poor camera images
  • Pricey
  • 4G coverage is still limited


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