Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser scores high in benchmarking test

Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser scores high in benchmarking test
Who wouldn't trade places with "Joe the Insider"? Joe has obtained a Motorola DROID BIONIC from one of the launch kits that have been shipped out to Verizon retail locations. He has been able to test the smartphone out as he puts it through the paces, taking clear photographs of the phone as he goes along. Today, for example, Joe put the handset's browser through a benchmark test and found that it scored 45,620 vs. the 36,073 scored by the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S. That takes a load off the minds of many prospective DROID BIONIC buyers, worried about how well the browser on the phone might work.

Some of Joe's thoughts on the smartphone that is on the tip of many Verizon customer's tongue is that it is light and thin. The start-up is "ridiculously fast". The problem that Motorola DROID 3 users have been having with the lagging camera is gone as the camera opens right away on the DROID BIONIC. He adds that the battery that comes on the phone is 1730mAh and is covered by a plastic back similar to the one on the DROID 3. A 16GB microSD card is pre-installed on the phone which is big in size. Joe compares it to the size of the Samsung Droid Charge.

Not only are we closing in on the expected September 8th launch of the phone, but we are also closing in on the start of the Motorola DROID BIONIC ARena contest. Considering that 16 DROID BIONIC units will be given away, we are pretty sure that you are going to want to make sure that you've installed the app from the Android Market.

source: AndroidCentral

From left to right, the Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser beats the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S in a benchmark battle, the front and side view of your next smartphone?
From left to right, the Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser beats the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S in a benchmark battle, the front and side view of your next smartphone?
From left to right, the Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser beats the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S in a benchmark battle, the front and side view of your next smartphone?
From left to right, the Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser beats the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S in a benchmark battle, the front and side view of your next smartphone?

From left to right, the Motorola DROID BIONIC's browser beats the stock Android browser on the Google Nexus S in a benchmark battle, the front and side view of your next smartphone?



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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)

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45 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

2. ajit pundeer unregistered

great phone....

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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".

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

45. tuminatr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

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

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.

10. jhgkiu

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

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?

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

haha, still a cool name though

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

16. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

29. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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

35. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

7. Droidprime4life unregistered

Thin?? Hahaha thata a good one

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

12. jhgkiu

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

17. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

37. zach44

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

39. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

13. cbx133 unregistered

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

19. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

15. Scribed3d

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

18. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i just got 50k on my Droid 3.

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

:) you root?

25. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yerp!

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