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Motorola DROID BIONIC Review

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Sep 2011, 04:40

It seems that Motorola has been doing some tweaking and tinkering during the long journey as the Motorola DROID BIONIC attempts to shed those associations seeing that it’s the thinnest and lightest of the bunch – while offering the highest capacity battery as well. Possessing a combination of impressive advanced functionality and wicked hardware under the hood, there’s no kidding that the handset is future proof.

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posted on 14 Sep 2011, 14:36

146. tkong (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

GottaBeMobile: "Motorola Dinara is rumored to be the successor to the recently released Motorola Droid Bionic."

posted on 14 Sep 2011, 20:20 2

148. Obankai (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

Motorola makes such ugly phones that they put ANDROID on the MAP. Come on guys... Lets be for real. The phone is dope and actually looks like something you can have for a business.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 07:13

151. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)

anybody know if u can manually turn off 4g?

posted on 19 Sep 2011, 01:13

154. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

After saying I wouldn't buy it I did... hump in the back isn't so bad, but the phone has a cheap feeling to it with the all the plastic, the back cover has popped off 3 times so far, it has frozen once or twice, I can kill the battery in 6 hours, camera isn't all that much better than the droid x, so tomorrow is day 13 so back to the store we go and I will pay the 35 dollar re-stocking/ rental fee. No way is the phone worth 295.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 18:15

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

i just used my dad's Bionic for Hulu Plus and i had a "Mmmmm!" moment. best video playback experience you can get on a phone. ;)

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 22:37

169. 1seikor (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)

Ugly is the last thing you want to call this phone when you have nothing else to say. Comments like those are very unhelpful and shallow to people looking for any meaningful feedback. Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
On the issue of the battery I solved the problem by buying the Extended Battery which is on sale at Verizon for $25.00. It can easily take you through 12hrs and more with moderate and intermittent heavy use, including internet and photpgraphy. The camera is a disappointment but usable if you avoid the use of indoors flash where you have good ambient light. The flash changes the color of the your subject to greenish. The default setting of the camera overexposes pictures but you can cange this under camera settings. Pixelation of screen pictures do not translate to the real pictures when printed or uploaded on computer screen.The phone is not the best from the camera point of view (for people like me who love photography) but the rest of operation is among the best. My advice to Motorola is to take the camera part of their phones very seriously. People want their handset which is both a mini computer as well a descent camera. It saves them money and extra load for an added point and shoot as well as justfifying the incressing cost of smart phones. Apple and Samsung have understood this; why can't you do so Motorola!!

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 16:33

173. hockeybud (unregistered)

Does anybody know how to send a text to multiple contacts without having to first group contacts?

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 10:35

174. nothanks (unregistered)

I had this phone for 3 weeks and ended up returning it. It was great for about a week and half then the problems began.

Let me start by acknowledging that I may have had a lemon.

The very first trouble I had was when the phone did not get any data connection or send texts without any indication one day. The status bar up top showed the 4G icon so it took me until the afternoon to realize this. A reboot fixed this issue. Since then, on at least 2-3 occasions, the touch-screen would not respond or not turn on. I've had to pull the battery out twice. Then let me talk about the back button which annoyed me on several occasions, it just takes you back to whatever was on the screen before. For example, if I'm on the browser, then switch over to maps for a sec to find directions or a store, then switch back over to the browser, hitting the back button should go to the previous page. No, it'll take you back to your map (and there is no back on the orig browser). You'll eventually run into situations where this causes you to restart an app and lose progress.

Lemon or not, I'm not taking any chances when I can be stuck with it for the next 2 years. Also, DON'T BUY VERIZON AT RADIOSHACK!!! THEY GET HORRIBLE TRAINING, TAKES FOREVER, MISINFORMS YOU, THEN TRIES TO PUT IT ON YOU.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:04

175. apin77 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Dec 2008)

I bought the Bionic & returned it less than 24hrs. Granted that it was fast but the battery life lasted less 3/4 of a day.

I'm waiting for the Galaxy Nexus and will hope that it can hold a full days worth of charge.

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 08:30

177. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

does anyone know what phones phoneareana rated a 10?

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