Motorola DROID Bionic said by tester to have improved battery life
According to the DROID Bionic tester, he has been able to get 15 hours on a single charge and that is with push email running and plenty of power hungry widgets on the screen. Of course, besides being an Android model, the Motorola DROID Bionic will have another mouth to feed with its LTE radio. Just another reason to look forward to this long awaited device
1. Sniggly (Posts: 7176; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think this can be filed under "When to delay your product."
At this point they should've skipped the Bionic name and just called it the Juggernaut.
Then they could've run ads showing the iPhone 5 coming into a store, all mighty and everything, and trying to shove in front of a Bionic/Juggernaut who's being walked out of the store by a customer. The Bionic/Juggernaut in disbelief says "Don't you know who I AM? He must not know who I am, I'm the JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!" At which point he body slams the iPhone 5 into a wall, leaving a comical iPhone shaped imprint which Apple immediately turns into a wall-sized ad for the iPhone.
I'm telling you, I'm a marketing GENIUS.
3. biophone (Posts: 1894; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I not sure the bionic can live up to this hype of decent battery life. The iphone 5 may be the smarter choice. Only time will telp though. I hope they can fix the battery life on this making it some machine.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 7176; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The iPhone 5 is almost guaranteed to have better battery life, because it's going to have a smaller screen and no LTE. But since I've been able to live with my Droid X lasting five hours (due to a burst cell in the battery) I can also live with 15 hours of battery life.
I only need my phone to last me through a work day. After that on the charger it'll go.
And btw, my Atrix right now serves as a great mini stereo for my desk at work. Since I already have a fairly sizeable library built up from my Droid X (memory card transfer FTW) all I do is pick the playlist or album I want to play, set it down, turn the volume to a point where it won't bother my coworkers, and let it rip. The battery easily lasts 9 hours constantly playing the music and being my web browser/newspaper for an hour during lunch, and still ends up being at about 30 percent or more by the time I leave at 5.
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
SNIGGLY YOU ISHEEP HOW DARE YOU SAY THE IPHONE 5 WILL HAVE BETTER BATTERY LIFE!
lol who am I kidding, of course it will. The iphone has always had decent battery life since my good old days with it during the 3G era. I could easily get through 10 hours before even thinking about putting it on the charger. And of course the iphone charges really fast so you don't have to wait until you go to sleep. I'll be lucky to get even 6 hours of battery life on the droid x and was forced to have to have a charger with me while i work.
So if this is the justified reason for the many many delays for this phone, I say it will be worth it for that reason alone. Though I really won't believe it until I see it. It's hard for me to believe an android phone with LTE will have 15 hours of battery life. That sounds like something we might see in ICS though.
8. Sniggly (Posts: 7176; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, Rory. I'll soon be disappearing as punishment for crimes against the Apel Empire. :P
I'll have to believe it when I see it for myself too, but the Atrix's battery life isn't half bad, and it's running a Tegra 2. If Motorola spent that much extra time working on the LTE power drain problem, then they may have actually solved it.
9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Steve Jobs as Lord Sidious and Taco as Darth Vader.
13. yo (unregistered)
why not get a motorola geniume battery on amazon for like $3 plus shipping?
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's what i do and you still can with the Bionic, this just means it's a better value because LTE won't burn em out faster than you can put em in.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7176; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Are they only 3 bucks? I'll have to look into that. If they sell a real Moto battery that'll fit the X for less than the 40 to 50 bucks Verizon sells 'em for, I'll be a happy camper.
17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
How about an alternate ending where Steve Jobs goes balls deep into the Motorola CEO and then bans them from the market lol.
2. wumberpeb (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Apple may sue you for your slanderous thoughts, fair warning
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3040; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Apple has announced that it will sue every person alive that does not have an iphone.
10. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
Dude, I hv been waiting for the Droid Bionic! I bought the droid charge and thunderbolt and they are pretty darn good.
11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
now if this thing gets that kind of battery life i might trade my Droid 3 for one later on when it's not so new. o:
12. Cdoan34 (unregistered)
Lol i hit 30 hours on my htc thunderbolt anyday of the week
16. jroc74 (Posts: 5171; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Now, is that 3G only? Rooted and running a custom ROM, kernel? How much of your phone did you have to disable to get that?
Not trying to be funny....but good battery life and TBolt isnt normally mentioned in the same sentence alot.
18. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
I'd really like to know if the bootloader is unlocked or not. Has the tester said anything about that?
I'm guessing it likely will based on the D3 and DX2, but one can still hope ...
19. Droid x (unregistered)
How do I become a phone tester whould be cool ill do it for free