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Motorola DROID BIONIC Unboxing

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Sep 2011, 07:32

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...

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posted on 07 Sep 2011, 12:35 2

25. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

why are these phones so ugly?

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 12:39 1

26. AJ (unregistered)

NO WORLD PHONE?!? What happened to the GSM radios?

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:02

28. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Gs2 in my opinion is the best phone and if you were planning to get an gs2 or have one already....the bionic is unlikely make your head turn...undoubtedly bionic is the best phone on Verizon

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:19 1

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

they'll see the blazing fast data speeds. don't have a Galaxy S II loading a web page while you're sitting next to somebody with a Bionic doing the same thing, it might make your Galaxy S II look pretty slow. ;)

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:32

33. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

lte data is impressive sadly am from the uk so lte dont mean anything to me although i hope we get asap....h+ is the fastest i get which at&t-mobile call 4g lol...for US customers the gs2 is $150 on sprint and $300 for bionic so just for lte you are paying $150 more which i think its a rip off...in the uk we get very good deals and i feel that in the US customers are getting ripped off which is sad

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:44

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

well it'll turn the only heads that matter really and that's the people that can take advantage of these LTE pipelines. you can get it for $150 on Sprint through third party sources which isn't too surprising. for $100 more you're getting the best 3G & 4G service in the nation. it's sad but they can do it and besides i'm getting my Bionic at Costco for $280 + $150 worth of accessories for free.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 14:04 1

36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

i guess people that really want LTE the bionic will be there dream phone, always thought the thunderbolt was a letdown(same as desireHD without LTE)..the costco deal is great hopefully everyone planning to get the phone uses alternate stores instead of verizon..even though its not me being ripped off it still annoys me that carriers such as verizon can get away it...example the gs2 is through 3rd party you have to pay 150 upfront and than pay monthy i think $50+ with data calls txt ect...in the uk i got the gs2 free on contract for £25 a month which includes unlimited data etc....this goes for almost everyone icluding the ip4...hopefully things change for you and hopefully the carriers are forced to change there ways and also i hope we get LTE soon cause those speeds look pretty damn impressive.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:23 2

31. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

This is really not that nice of a phone. the specs are weak. Plus the phone is ugly as s**t.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 13:27 1

32. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

you really like sharing your a$$hole..... oops... I mean opinion, dont you ikingTrust?

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 14:05

37. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

why you have to sat it like that? :(

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 14:42

38. droidthefirst (unregistered)

Anyone know what the model number is on this? I know that is changed at some point, but I can't figure out what it is now...

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 16:01

39. Atrix 4g (unregistered)

I hope there is an update for the atrix with the latest version of mototoblur, really like it.

But (cant believe i am saying this) the phone isnt a blowout, you might think vzw delayed it this long only to really bring a droid3 with LTE.

Also the specs arent all that outstanding, The Atrix 4g And the Photon 4g are very similar to this in terms of spec or better.

Cant say about the photon, but the Atrix does have a Dual core processor with Nvidia Tegra 2, not the most powerful out there but it really makes that 1ghz processor feel faster, specially in games (3D games too), I also think that the battery should have been bigger, at least in par with the 1930 amp battery like the atrix, specially since this phone has LTE.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 17:29

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

yeah, it totally bogged my mind why the Atrix and the Photon didn't get the version of the Application's Platform that's on the Droid 3 and Droid Bionic. it's much nicer.

the Bionic is in every way better than it's older brothers but i do wonder why it got a 1700mAh battery while the Atrix got a 1900mAh. it doesn't really make sense.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 16:50

40. C. Johnson (unregistered)

I think I'll just get this since the Galaxy S2 is still in the making and besides it's (SGS2) a slider and I hate sliders with a passion. Since I'm eligible for upgrade every year, I'll wait on the Nexus Prime to be my second 4G smartphone.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 18:11

45. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Why are folks acting like the performance is like an Eris vs the GS2 in benchmarks?. Even the Droid 3 with 512MB ram hangs with the GS2.

Anyone knows that the UI on Touchwiz is gpu accelerated? Its not just the Exynos that makes the UI look so good. There's a good channce the UI on the Bionic is accelerated too. Anandtech already mentioned the launcher on the Droid 3 was.

And the GS2 uses acceleration in the browser. Its not all about the cpu....its what Samsung did with it and the software too.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 19:41 1

46. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)

too boxy

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 14:11

49. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Im glad i am not the only one that thinks this phone is not all that.

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