Motorola DROID Bionic specs confirmed by Motorola
a legitimate mistake. The official specs for the DROID Bionic include a 1GHz TI OMAP4430 dual-core processor (making the handset eligible to receive Netflix HD), 1GB of RAM (vs. 512MB for the DROID 3), a 4.3 inch qHD display and an 8MP rear camera that captures video in 1080p. A front facing VGA camera is not 2MP as early rumors said, but will take self-portraits and work for video chatting. Speaking of which, thanks to the installation of Android 2.3.4, gTalk is on board! The Motorola DROID Bionic will have a webtop dock and, of course, is LTE enabled.
So now that the specs are official, were they worth the wait? Will everyone still hold on to their upgrade waiting until the launch next month, or is the Motorola DROID 3 playing its siren song?
source: Motorola via DroidLife
1. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I am wondering what the battery life will be like. The 1gb of ram sounds pretty awesome and the bionic will sell like no tomorrow.
24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Related to battery life will be how easy it will be to uninstall the bloatware that seems to come with VZW phones. I am not talking about the scads of VZW-specific applications. I am referring to the apps that are loaded into the O/S each time the phone is re-powered (and sometimes even resists attempts to kill them). My Droid X would invariably load around 10 applications that I was always trying to kill with limited success. The EVO 3D has much less 'overhead'. Turning off WiFi, Location Services and 4G radio when not in a 4G area gives plenty of battery life with the EVO 3D.
2. TheDude884 (unregistered)
If Motorola hopes to sell this thing successfully, they will need to make some smart marketing moves soon. Advertisements illustrating the features and style, offering a pre-order option, etc. If there is a silent launch, the phone may be doomed to be overshadowed by the upcoming Samsung models and iPhone 5.
19. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
im not sure theres much they can do. people were looking for this phone 3 months ago and are pretty put off by the delays. people that havent been following will probably be lured by the much larger ad campaigns of apple and samsung.
but, only time will tell.
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
So? The failton also has 1gb of ram and is laggy like crazy so I expect the failionic to be as well. Save yourself the headaches and get the sgs2 when it comes out.
8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
you've become so biased Rory. you know they'll each have their strengths and weaknesses and the two will have trade-offs for each other.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
The Droid 3 is a great phone and works well. But from what I have seen of this phone it lags just doing things like pinch to zoom on photos. And people wanna say touchwhiz looks cartoonish? That has motoblur written all over it.
17. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
from my experience it does studder a bit if i have a lot of stuff running in the background but i just use the native task manager to kill some tasks and move along. no big deal. as far as speed, it's by no means slow and i don't see any lag in it's normal operation.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Again, Rory, you can't compare the 3, which only has 512 mb of RAM, to the Bionic, which has a gig. And have you put the Photon through its paces yet? Many people are claiming a very smooth experience with it.
26. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the specs put it in the top 10% of phones at least. hopefully Blur wont drag it down. I love some of the extra features of blur, but it can be quite the hog. I'll reserve judgement till I play with it though.
34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
play with the Droid 3, you'll be pleased, it's very refined. (:
33. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Blur frustrates me as well. The Xperia PLay has got it right. It's got the stripped down version of Android. Much smoother.
12. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I don't even like the s2. I still hate touchwiz as it looks cartoonish to me. I don't like motoblur but its better then touchwiz. Cant wait to see what htc does with the dual core lte thing. If i was buying a new phone i would rather have a bionic then a s2.
13. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 269; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
i dont think it will be that laggy, because of the ti omap processor. if it was tegra 2 and the early version of motoblur, then it would lag. of course all android phones lag a bit, but you gotta learn to live with it!
16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
it's true there is the matter of the Photon using a Tegra II and what appears to be a earlier version of the Application's Platform. if the Droid Bionic is the Droid 3 with more RAM then i won't expect any lag but i know the Galaxy S II doesn't lag and if it does it's instances are probably as rare as it happening to an iPhone.
20. RoRy sux BALLS (unregistered)
you're holding an iPhone on ur profile pic??? STFU! im pretty sure im one of many who are tired of your biased comments. you use to have credit during debates, now your repetitions just sound stupid...
25. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Shut the f**k up, you ingrate. Rory is entitled to his opinion, just like anyone. He's still a good guy even if I disagree with him on this issue.
27. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Man, go pick fights somewhere else. We are really tired of personal shots here on Phone Arena. I trust Rory to have good reasons for his arguments. You just shot spit balls. And missed. Horrid shot, you are.
28. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Haha news flash idiot. I have had this pic up for months now. Its funny how much I. Rag on apple yet look at that I had an iphone. And I was just waiting for some cowardly idiot to talk s**t about me and be so immature to make personal attacks at me over my view of this phone.
I have good reason to dislike this phone. I don't believe its a worthy upgrade to the droid x. I'm sorry that I think the sgs2 will blow it out of the park but the reality is that it will. The won't be a bad phone it just doesn't feel like a true dual core phone. That's what I think and I'm sticking to it. If you want to talk s**t, its already cowardly enough to do it over the net, but making up a username just makes it worse.
4. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
As long as the LTE can exist with a good battery life it will be a great phone and sell itself.
5. bauer lives (unregistered)
Random Question: Why is the thumbnail for this article an Apple?
6. bauer lives (unregistered)
Never Mind, the image just changed before my eyes or I'm going crazy.
9. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
it still shows an apple logo on my screen...and that was the first question i had as to what does Apple have to do with this article.
10. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
oh nevermind....changed for me too after i left a comment lol.
7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
hm..i was holding out hope for a OMAP4440 to get put in there before the launch but i guess that hope was too high..it's still gonna be a great phone though. a Droid 3 with more RAM and LTE. it'll be the best LTE phone probably for a good while. Motorola should get the advertisements ready for the iPhone 5(4S) and the Galaxy S II (US) announcements.
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'll truck on with my Atrix for the time being, thank you very much. :)
21. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
I agree the ATRIX is the s**t and its only $30 on amazon. As far as 4g I get between 3-4 mps consistently so not as good as lte but way better then vrz 3g.
22. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Damn straight. I'm on wifi almost all the time anyway, and the price of the phone (as well as it actually being f**kING AVAILABLE) worked well in my favor.
23. kingjr243 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
they give out the specs but they don't show a confirmed picture
29. Darren (unregistered)
If the phone has all these specs, reviews are solid, battery life is solid and the iphone 5 does NOT have LTE then I am going back to Android for this one. They need to get this out before the iphone comes out because the iphone launches always overshadow anything else. And please no more force closes. I hated that on my droid x.
30. livngston (unregistered)
The real question is whether the BIONIC will follow the DROID 3 and X2 as predicted with the crappy PenTile variant of the qHD display. If so, my money is still for the SGS2. I'll take a lower resolution with a better pixel arrangement for a sharper image.
By the way, what's up with the reported pixel density on Moto's spec sheet? How can the BIONIC have the same pixel density as the droid 3 if they have the same resolution but one is a 4" and the other a 4.3" display?
31. timber (unregistered)
Meh, I'm waiting for whatever HTC has to offer in the dual core/LTE department. With all the manufacture's going with custom UI's HTC is the only company that has gotten even close to usable and IMO a good unobtrusive experience.
32. Secretart (unregistered)
Is this the original specs of Droid Bionic, just appeared on Motorola's website Motorola XT860 4G..........http://techprezz.com/2011/08/motorola-xt860-4g-specs-revealed-motorola-droid-bionic-4g/
35. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
i have the photon 4g and it works great no lag no issues
37. blowmeyouwhores (unregistered)
u can all suck it .. losers!!