Review: Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally brought the LTE-packing Droid Bionic to market after a prolonged nine-month delay. Was the wait for Motorola's first LTE 4G smartphone worth it? Phone Scoop tells you in this full review.
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Motorola swings for the fences with the Droid Bionic, its latest flagship Android smartphone and first Long Term Evolution 4G device for Verizon Wireless. This behemoth of a phone claims to do it all with its huge display, dual-core processor, speedy 4G radio, and suitcase full of accessories. Does it make good on these claims? Phone Scoop finds out.
First Look: Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally brought the LTE-packing Droid Bionic to market after a prolonged nine-month delay. Was the wait for Motorola's first LTE 4G smartphone worth it?
Motorola Droid Bionic Goes On Sale Sept. 8 for $299
Sep 7, 2011
Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced that the Droid Bionic Android smartphone — the first from Motorola to support Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network — will be available for sale starting Thursday, September 8 for $299.99 with new two-year agreement. The Droid Bionic has been re-realized since its first introduction in January of this year and looks like an enhanced Droid X/X2.
FCC Docs Show Revised Droid Bionic in Full Form
Aug 7, 2011
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site today provide information about the revised Motorola Droid Bionic. The Droid Bionic was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show along with the rest of Verizon's LTE-equipped smartphones 9HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge).
Review: Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless
The Moto Z3 is the first 5G-upgradable phone thanks to a forthcoming Mod from Motorola and Verizon. This mid-range device sports a 2:1 screen, metal-and-glass design, and compatibility with Motorola's ecosystem of swappable modules.
Motorola's 5G Moto Mod Explained
Motorola and Verizon Wireless hope consumers will buy into the idea of upgrading their Moto Z3 phone with a modular 5G attachment some time next year. The Mod promises to bring a 10x improvement in data download speeds without sapping the battery too much.
My biggest problem with my Bionic is the keyboard. I liked the one on my original Droid better. The one on the Bionic does not give you feedback for the letter you just pushed, it just lights up. The Droid would repeat the letter and that was a great confirmation. The other thing the Bionic does not do is advance to the next word if you choose the word they offer as the type ahead. With the Droid, there was always an added automatic spacebar after this, with the Bionic, I have to hit the spacebar to advance to the next word. If there is a setting for this, I have not found it.
For whatever reason, I find I make more typing errors on the Bionic keyboard than I did on the Droid. When I gave up my slide...