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Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser scores high in benchmarking test

0. phoneArena 03 Sep 2011, 19:56 posted on

A person called "Joe the Insider" has been writing on Android Central's DROID BIONIC forum all about the unit that he has been able to play with; taking clear pictures, Joe has passed along his opinion of the eagerly awaited phone as he puts it through the paces, including a browser benchmark test...

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posted on 03 Sep 2011, 20:09

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


i guess us Droid 3 users can expect an update to improve the browser and camera apps.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 20:10 1

2. ajit pundeer (unregistered)


great phone....

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 20:22

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am curious whether the stock browser is still limited to displaying mobile versions of websites or whether it can be configured to ignore the mobile version?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 23:58

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


stock browser is set to android. you can add a custom script to change that or simply download Dolphin HD browser and set it to "desktop".

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 11:12

38. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yes, there are alternatives to get a desktop view, but they require another application. HTC as an example provides a check box configuration setting on the EVO 3D to set the stock browser to desktop mode. If there is plenty of memory available, loading an aftermarket browser with a larger memory footprint, is not an issue. Earlier handsets which didn't have a lot of available memory were more of a challenge. Thanks for the comment about Dolphin HD. Skyfire is another alternative.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 14:45

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


ive used Dolphin and its desktop view on every android ive had, even the mytouch 3G and Cliq. Never had an issue.
Skyfire is good. I used it a good bit before flash became commonplace. Opera is great if u want it to load uberquickly.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 22:55

45. tuminatr (Posts: 774; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I checked the thunderbolt and incredible has a setting in the stock browser mobile view or uncheck for desktop

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 20:43

5. Kevin Archibald (unregistered)


Beats the Sensation (~40K) in BrowserMark, but not the Exynos-based Galaxy S 2 (~59K) or Gx2 (~55K). Of course, that synthetic test doesn't give us the whole picture for the browser experience.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:16 1

10. jhgkiu (Posts: 21; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


how did the sensation get 40k when my evo 3d only got 35k???

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 07:21 1

36. Kevin Archibald (unregistered)


Dunno. GSM Arena did a head-to-head comparison of the Sensation, Galaxy S II, and the Optimus 2x (T-Mobile G2x).http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_sensation_vs_galaxy_sii_vs_optimus_2x-review-608p5.php The author didn't seem to think the Sensation's results were higher than expected, but actually less than expected compared to the competition. "The conclusion to draw from this [varying results of AOS 2.2 vs. 2.3 devices] is that maker customizations can make a big difference." If the author is correct, maybe there are customizations in the Sensation that make it perform better at BrowserMark than the EVO 3D?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:27 1

6. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Bionic is a beast! To bad it didnt come out earlier i would of bought it. I even named myself biophone.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:53

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


haha, still a cool name though

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:20

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I always thought your name had to do with the iPhone.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:41

14. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


No the bionic. I wanted to get it but couldnt wait. I needed a new phone.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:43

16. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Yeah i still like the name so not bummed out that it is no longer revalent. I love my iphone anyway.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 01:16

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That is why it's best to choose a name that's more...independent. Like mine. :D

I actually chose my name because I wanted something fun, silly and light. Especially since I can be heavy and serious much of the time. :P

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 06:47

35. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I know how ya feel. Its why I use this Nick name everywhere. And make sure it's not related with anything t:3

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:49 1

7. Droidprime4life (unregistered)


Thin?? Hahaha thata a good one

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 21:54

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


for an LTE phone. standards have lowered again for them.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:28

12. jhgkiu (Posts: 21; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Are wimax radio's smaller than lte radio's because sprint's 4g phones are waaaayyy thinner than Verizon's 4g phones??

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:44

17. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Yes lte radios are huge. Until next gen comes out.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 09:33

37. zach44 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Not really look at the tab 10.1 it's 8.6 mm thin with LTE

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 12:17

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


it's wider. what lacks in one dimension gets made up for in another.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:48

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Well its technically thinner than the Charge...and the Charge is the thinnest LTE phone on Verizon right now.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:33

13. cbx133 (unregistered)


Am I missing something? My rooted thunderbolt got 65k on this test.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:48 1

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


the HTC browser performs better than the stock Android browser i believe

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:42

15. Scribed3d (Posts: 28; Member since: 08 Aug 2010)


To stop (well, greatly reduce how often it happens) an android device from remaining on/defaulting to mobile sites, perform the following:

Open the browser
In the browser bar type in about:bebug then hit enter
You wont see anything happen, but that is ok
Then go to settings
Look for where it says Webpage Option - UAstring. It will have Android, iPhone, Nexus, and Desktop (this isnt always in the same place, but it shouldnt take more than a moment to locate)
Select desktop.

Go back to your regular browser, and enjoy.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:46

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


i just got 50k on my Droid 3.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 22:49

21. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


:) you root?

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 23:53

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


yerp!

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