Motorola DROID Bionic specs confirmed by Motorola

Motorola DROID Bionic specs confirmed by Motorola
On Motorola's MotoDev site is a chart listing specs of three of the manufacturer's smartphones. On the left is the recently launched Motorola DROID 3 while on the right is the just released Motorola PHOTON 4G. And in the middle is the handset that Big Red customers have been waiting to see since the CES in January, the Motorola DROID Bionic.

Forget that the model number listed for the handset is for the old model, that would appear to be 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

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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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37 Comments

1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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: Dec 22, 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: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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: May 10, 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: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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: May 10, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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: May 10, 2010

play with the Droid 3, you'll be pleased, it's very refined. (:

33. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 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: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 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: May 10, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

36. ShanikuaKnowws

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

You are so right Rory

4. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 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: Oct 24, 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: Oct 24, 2009

oh nevermind....changed for me too after i left a comment lol.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

11. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Looks like Moto pulled it from the site.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'll truck on with my Atrix for the time being, thank you very much. :)

21. IEatApples

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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