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Leaked user manual for the Motorola DROID Bionic confirms 4.3 inch qHD screen

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Leaked user manual for the Motorola DROID Bionic confirms 4.3 inch qHD screen
As of last night, there were three major questions left pertaining to the Motorola DROID Bionic. What we didn't yet know about this eagerly awaited smartphone was the official launch date, the price of the phone and the size of the screen. But after FCC documents leaked the DROID Bionic's user manual, we can not only scratch that last question off the list, we can even add some new information about the phone.

According to the user manual, the Motorola DROID Bionic will be rolling out with a 4.3 inch qHD display, not the 4.5 inches that some had extrapolated from leaked photographs of the handset. Furthermore, the manual seems to indicate that the DROID Bionic will be a World Phone. There is a section of the manual that discusses World Phone GSM functions. This would make the device the first CDMA/LTE/GSM smartphone which could be quite stressful to the battery. As an LTE device, the DROID Bionic was going to need a SIM card anyway, so why not add that GSM radio for roaming?

Also discovered in the leaked material is the micro-HDMI port, right under the micro USB port. Now all we need is an official launch date from Verizon and the price. After we get that information, it will be just a matter of will power to keep that Verizon upgrade in your pocket until the Motorola DROID Bionic can be purchased at last.

source: FCC via AndroidCentralForums

The Motorola DROID Bionic user manual gives away the size of the display
The Motorola DROID Bionic user manual gives away the size of the display

The Motorola DROID Bionic user manual gives away the size of the display



**UPDATE**

Just adding a couple of more pictures from the FCC documents

Leaked user manual for the Motorola DROID Bionic confirms 4.3 inch qHD screen


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posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:23 7

1. hawke9150 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


A little bummed about the screen size, but I am going to still wait to see what other specs it is going to have.

I am going to compare it with the Galaxy S II and then decide, but am in no rush as my Droid X is working for me just fine.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:26 2

3. isac417 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


my DX reboots randomly.
no more motorola for me

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:53 3

7. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Bad for you, Motorola makes almost best hardware!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:13 4

9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


next to samsung. :)

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 17:38 2

27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


next to Samsung? hardware? Motorola builds the most sturdy phones, they have the best sound quality and they have the best radios. i'll let you re-think that one guy.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 18:56 4

36. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Too bad their software sucks, not to mention the locked down bootloader. My original DROID is still a beast of a phone, but Motorola needs to keep up with the times!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 22:38

46. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


they do just fine keeping up in my opinion and you can't really knock Motorola about locked bootloaders when HTC does the same thing. HTC has given users the freedom to unlock theirs and Motorola has said they'll do the same.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:20 2

49. smyers1012 (unregistered)


This guys completely right my dad works for motorola soultions and always tells me how good mobility's hardware has always been and how they've always needed help with software...Thats why android is perfect for them, however they need to drop blur haha...Thump3r is completely right. Anyone that thinks samsung is better go take a look at at droid charge..oh right it's made of plastic...all Motorola phones are pieces of well designed, sturdy metal.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 12:00

63. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


samsung makes the best screen and they make make the best processor....i do think that falls in the hardware category...use a galaxy s 2 and c the difference

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 20:11

68. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you act like there's a huge difference between the Exynos and the OMAP4 when there really isn't. the Exynos is clocked 20% higher and it's not being used in a phone with half the RAM and a 25% pixel density increase with qHD. the OMAP4 is a great processor and the only thing you can really compare to the Exynos atm. as far as the screen is concerned that's a matter of taste. technically speaking Motorola is using qHD and Samsung is using WVGA even though it's SA+. again technically speaking both screens have a trade off for each other and i personally don't care for the color saturation that SA+ shows, the only thing i really like is it's black levels.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 06:05 1

54. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Oops. Gave you thumbs down by mistake.
I agree with you that Samsung makes the best hardware. After that comes Nokia.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:33

11. wowREALLYmoto (unregistered)


well so far moto seems to have the best radio but other than that...

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 19:01 2

38. DX2 (unregistered)


Had the same issue with my OG DX and my wife's. I was told that it could be an app on your phone that causing the issue after the software update, after deleting and wiping got tired of it complained a BUNCH and got a swap for the X2. But I can't leave Motorola for one issue!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 21:13

42. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


The photon 4G is also a great option...

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:28

50. stanc (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


My Samsung reboots randomly as well.

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 09:45

60. Mightymack (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


Mine actually does too. When i listen to music, it cuts right off. I still love my phone though :)

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:28 2

4. TheBrizz (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2010)


What's wrong with the screen size? I have an HTC Inspire and love the 4.3" screen. To me, it's just right.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:25 2

2. isac417 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


no thanks

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:34 2

5. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)


A 4.5" screen would have made it a standout. You will need all tha advantage you can get to compete with the SgsII

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 18:03 1

33. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yes but remember, this is a 4.3in screen with QHD resolution. A 4.5in screen like on a Samsung Galaxy S II with a Super AMOLED Plus display is great(!) and all, but the resolution is a mid range 480x800 WVGA resolution.

If I were shopping around for screen sizes, I'd want a phone with a great screen, but sharp resolution as well. Not that there's anything wrong with WVGA resolution. Just saying ;-)

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 21:00

41. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


4.3 inch is big enough already! If you want/need anything bigger get yourself a tablet like a flyer or something, there are people who want a more pocketable device and I think 4.3 is the limit for that

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 22:39

47. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's screen size, not phone size.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 23:04

48. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


That's what I'm saying the bigger the screen the bigger the device or do you really expect MOTO to fit a 4.5 screen in this same dimensions, I don't think so

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 11:56

62. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


they can and you've seen the pictures with it next to the Charge and if you're gonna whine about THAT kind of difference then you're either just trying to get attention or you're really a peculiar individual.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:51 1

6. zhieson (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


Bigger isn't better IMO. 4.5" just means that much more mass in my side pocket. Hopefully its not too thick and the battery life isn't too crappy.

But it'll def be compared to the Samsung Stratosphere that's coming out. Hopefully the Strato is the SII w/LTE.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 15:41

20. KParks23 (Posts: 639; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


4.5 would be good they waste alot of space around the screen so they could make a phone the same size as the 4.3 screens

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:03 6

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Sgs2 anyone? Yes please.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:35

12. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 690; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


If both come out the same day like previously speculated, it'll be a long half hour at a verizon store. Though i cant shake this feeling that the first time i see the SGS2 in person it'll make the decision for me.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 18:58 2

37. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Come up to Canada and feel the SGSII in your hands. IMO I wish they'd take a lesson from HTC or Apple for their back covers even at the expense of a bit of weight, but I guess their goal was minimal weight for the size and they did achieve that so I can't really complain.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:35

13. wowREALLYmoto (unregistered)


Oh yes! but I might get the sprint version because they have a great promo where I live. Verizon's not even giving me my $50 upgrade credit that I was entitled to anymore. Also I bet the bionic will be $299 with 2 year!

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