Eight months exactly to the day, we’re finally just coming around to getting settled with the long time coming Motorola DROID BIONIC as it’s set to arrive on September 8th. During the span, the tale of the Motorola DROID BIONIC went through some rigorous edits, but ultimately, it’s here in the flesh as Verizon’s fourth 4G LTE equipped smartphone. Considering that Motorola has some deep ties with Big Red, there’s no arguing that the DROID BIONIC is going to be one of those flagship devices that should stand above the impending onslaught of competition.
Part of the beloved DROID family, the DROID BIONIC is treated with the utmost respect as it’s blessed with that all too distinctive gun metalish packaging that’s been synonymous with past DROID branded devices. Besides the greyish hue to the box, the only other standout is the prominent DROID eye placed squarely in the center – watching us as we uncover its secrets underneath. However, there isn’t anything out of the ordinary with the included accessories since it packs the typical set of items – like the microUSB cable, wall charger, and documentation. In all fairness, we would’ve love to see something just a tad bit more for a handset sporting a $299.99 on-contract price, but then again, it’s one beast of a phone already.
Cosmetically, the handset sports a different look to the one we first set our eyes on back at CES 2011 – albeit, they’re subtle modifications. On a positive note, one of the first things to catch our attention holding the handset is its significantly lighter feel, which can be attributed to plastic shell. Moreover, it’s touted as being the thinnest out of the 4G LTE bunch as it measures up at 0.43” (10.99 mm). However, it doesn’t quite feel as awe-inspiring in the design front when pitted against other memorable devices like the DROID X.
Not messing around with its laundry list of dreamy specs, it features a 4.3” qHD display with Gorilla Glass, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, front-facing camera, 1080p HD video recording, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, aGPS, 16GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD card preloaded, HDMI-out, and one beefy 1,735 mAh battery. Supplementing its bountiful hardware, we can’t forget that this is a 4G LTE enabled device that’s able to deliver lightning fast data speeds. Also, it’s packing Android 2.3.4 with the same version of that customized MOTOBLUR interface used by the DROID 3. Not ending there, the Motorola DROID BIONIC is treated to added functionality in the form of Motorola’s Webtop experience by using the various optional accessories for it.
Indeed a long time in the making, we’re going to be checking out the Motorola DROID BIONIC extensively to see what this handset is all about. So expect to see our in-depth review very soon!