Droid Bionic review

It's a dual-core, 4G LTE speedster – but where's the wow factor?

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The Droid Bionic accommodates SMS and MMS messaging, web e-mail, and business e-mail via Exchange, along with Facebook and Twitter messaging services.

And you can access all of these messaging types via the Universal Inbox.

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The Universal Inbox isn't the most organized way to stay on top of e-mails and notes from social networking services, even if it's the simplest.

Even then, the Universal Inbox requires a couple taps to access, as you'll need to look up Messaging on the apps listing before finding it in there.

There's no way to add this particular Inbox to a home screen, and curiously the Universal Inbox widget only showed a handful of recent messages from one social networking service, instead of all of our activated messaging services.

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We thought it easier just to stay on top of messages through individual apps and notifications, but some may find the feature useful.

On the upside, it does give you offline access to social networking messages, and the ability to respond to such notes without entering the Facebook or Twitter apps.

The Droid Bionic comes with two virtual keyboards installed: the typical multi-touch one that'll look pretty familiar to Android users, and a Swype option.

Many ways to message

The haptic feedback on the traditional keyboard is nice, offering a light and satisfying buzz with each key hit.

Typing in portrait orientation generated a fair number of errors and slowly typed messages, though, with the keys very close together and the space above the keyboard only suggesting words, not substituting corrections as needed.

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Swapping to landscape orientation helps a fair bit, thanks to the larger keys, but we'd actually suggest using the Swype keyboard instead.

You can still peck out individual letters, but typing words is a breeze with Swype as you'll simply slide your finger across the board to construct each word.

It does a surprisingly precise job of guessing the intended words – enough to recommend using it regularly.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandDual Band
Service ProviderVerizon Wireless
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
SAR Value0.88 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation4G
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, CDMA2000 1X
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time10.83 Hour
Product ModelDroid Bionic
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution540 x 960
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)158 g
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density256 ppi
Height66.9 mm
Width127.5 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time200 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameDroid Bionic Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberMOTXT875
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.motorola.com/uk
Marketing Information

DROID BIONIC by Motorola is here, and it's delivering a fierce combination of capabilities never before seen in a smartphone. The new DROID BIONIC by Motorola is designed for people who need a tool to give them control over every aspect of their busy lives - work, social events and entertainment. Within seconds of pushing the power button, DROID BIONIC by Motorola bursts to life, burning through commands and downloading content at thrilling 4G LTE speeds. With its sharp 4.3-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display, ZumoCast by Motorola for secure remote file access, and groundbreaking webtop application with a choice of docking options, your mobile world will go from zero to 60 faster than you can say " DROID."