What Critics Love About The Droid Bionic… And What They Don’t…

The Droid Bionic, which  launched today, is the device everyone and their mother is talking about. People have even been questioning, “Can the iPhone 5 even compare to the Droid Bionic?” It seems as if the Droid Bionic might already be the best smartphone created to date, and it hasn’t even been released for an entire 24-hours!

The device is the first on Verizon’s network to use both 4G LTE and a dual-core 1GHz processor.

It features a 4.3-inch 960-by-540 pixel display, 32GB of memory, and an 8-megapixel camera that has the ability to shoot videos in full 1080p HD.

After reading countless reviews of the new Motorola Droid Bionic, it seems that almost all of the reviews share the same message… That the critics love it!

Most critics seem to love the Droid Bionic’s unbeatable speed, brilliant quality camera, and design overall. The only thing critics don’t seem to love is the phone’s display quality.

However, PCWorld found the display slightly disappointing: “The 4.3-inch qHD (Quarter High Definition) display isn’t as sharp as we expect a 960-by-540-pixel screen to be. The images I loaded from my Facebook profile looked a little grainy, with a slight bluish tint. I could also see a grid of dots in the image–even without zooming in. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve taken issue with a Motorola phone’s display. The Photon also had a slight bluish tint, and the Droid 3’s qHD display suffered from the dots issue. I was impressed, however, with how sharp the text looked in the browser and in Gmail.”

Both CNET and TechCrunch agree that the display could not compare to the displays found on recent Samsung devices.

While some people prefer a thin phone, some prefer a bulky one. Gadgetbox finds the design slightly too bulky for their taste: “The 5.6-ounce Droid Bionic is technically the thinnest 4G LTE phone from Verizon, but it has a hump in the back at the top that tapers from 0.5 inches to 0.43 inches. The Bionic is not unwieldy, but it’s definitely beefier than the iPhone 4 (0.37 inches thin, 4.8 ounces).”

Despite the slight display issue, the Droid Bionic is a fantastic phone! The device also features powerful audio, and a wireless hard drive, thanks to the ZumoCast app. The ZumoCast app allows users to access documents, photos, music, and videos from their PC/laptop right on the Droid Bionic.

The battery for the phone is also expected to last up to 7 hours and 30 minutes on a charge, while most phones last an estimated 4-5 hours.

It seems that the Motorola Droid Bionic was definitely worth the wait!

The Droid Bionic is currently being sold at Verizon Wireless stores for $299.99 with a two-year data plan.

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