No doubt you’ve heard all about the upcoming iPhone 5. But, there’s another smartphone device that critics and consumers alike have been waiting for: the Motorola Droid Bionic. The Droid Bionic was first announced towards the beginning of 2011, but largely faded from view. Rumor has it that the Motorola powers that be disliked the original Bionic prototype, and effectively created an entirely new device.
The Droid Bionic was recently placed on Verizon store shelves across North America. Reviews thus far have been positive, though there are some noticeable drawbacks. In addition, consumers will find a plethora of accessories designed just for the Bionic and some interesting hardware. In case you aren’t aware, the Motorola Droid Bionic is the first LTE smartphone to come with a dual-core processor.
A smartphone is only as good as its insides. Thankfully, this is a fact that Motorola is well aware of. The Droid Bionic comes with a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1GHz processor, and 16GB of storage. Motorola also equipped the Bionic with a front LED light, which will flash when you have mail that hasn’t been read (a great feature for those who want to use the Bionic for business purposes).
The Motorola Droid Bionic also comes with a 1,700mAh cell battery, which means that this phone will have a very decent battery life if you use it casually. You’ll also find an eight-megapixel camera on the back of this phone and a VGA webcam on the front. Everything about the Droid Bionic looks great on the inside, but what about the exterior of this highly anticipated phone? Well, you might be disappointed by the design that Motorola decided on.
Phones today have to be lightweight. In addition, consumers want phones that are thin. Seemingly, the thinner a phone is the better that phone is as well. While this may or may not be true, consumers still seek thin phones. So, it’s safe to say that Motorola is taking a bet with the design of the Droid Bionic.
The Bionic isn’t as thin as you might want it to be. Technically, the Bionic measures less than 10mm, which seems relatively thin.
However, the design of the casing isn’t tapered. Instead, Motorola left the casing thick almost throughout. As a result, this phone can’t really be considered thin or as thin as some other smartphone on the market. Then again, whether or not you only buy phones based on thickness depends entirely on your own tastes. Aesthetics aside, the Droid Bionic is a solid phone that promises to be quite popular.
Price and Availability
Here’s the kicker: the Motorola Droid Bionic will retail for $300 (around $200 with a three-year contract). That’s a high price for a smartphone, and it’s even higher than the current price for the iPhone 4. No doubt the iPhone 5 will rival the Bionic price-wise, but the Bionic might take the cake for a high priced, top shelf, phone. Is this phone worth it? As always, I recommend playing around with the Bionic prior to purchase. If this price sounds right to you, you can find the Motorola Droid Bionic at your local Verizon store.