Motorola DROID Bionic

79
Global
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Droid Bionic review

Summary

Motorola's Droid Bionic is the first LTE device with a dual-core processor. It's a great phone, but not quite top-shelf material.

Pros
  • Vibrant screenGood performanceLTE
Cons
  • Still a bit chunkyExpensiveA little late to the party
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It's been said that absence makes a heart grow fonder, so it was with very willing and eager hands this week that we received the Droid Bionic, Motorola's latest high-octane, robot-themed assault on Verizon Wireless subscribers. The phone was first announced at CES in the beginning of 2011 and we got to see it in the flesh just an hour later... but then the story took a tragic turn. The Bionic was attacked, killed and then reborn with all new internals.

Phoenix-like, the thing is now available for purchase on Verizon Wireless, $300 for a supposedly top-shelf device that packs both LTE connectivity and a dual-core processor. That makes it a first for Verizon, and it also happens to be the thinnest LTE handset yet to cross that carrier's airwaves. Oh, and it has the biggest battery yet, too. Was it worth the wait, then? Maybe.

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.0
Display
7.6
Battery life
7.0
Camera
6.4
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
View Full Specs
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