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Droid Bionic review

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

Verizon's 4G LTE network shines on the Droid Bionic, and we were regularly able to clock over 20Mbps download (max of 26Mbps, low of 17.7Mbps), with an upload rate that often hovered around 11Mbps (max of 13.4Mbps, low of 5Mbps).

That's quite a leap over 3G speeds, and it's noticeable in the way the pages load in the browser, and how well apps like Netflix and others stream content.

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Thankfully, there's a My Verizon Data widget available that fills just 1/16 of a home screen and quickly informs you as to your monthly data usage thus far, as you're bound to want to consume all media in reach with that kind of speed.

The stock web browser is a pretty capable bit of software, able to load up full pages attractively on the large screen, with a double-tap used to zoom in and reflow the text.

It's a bit frustrating that the text doesn't zoom within the frame it originally existed, though, so you'll often have to scroll to see nearby images when zoomed in on text, even sometimes on mobile versions of sites.

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Tapping the options button below the display brings up the ability to summon new windows and access existing ones, as well as see bookmarks and go forward a page.

It's not as ideal as tabbed browsing or an on-screen button to swap between windows, but it's fairly convenient enough, and hardly worth hating.

Luckily, unlike the Motorola Droid Razr, the only locked-down bookmarks are ones for Google and Verizon-specific services.

Additional bookmarks can be added by entering the Bookmarks screen on the current page and clicking Add, otherwise you can click the options button and select More to find an Add Bookmark listing.

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Flash works well within the browser as well, and though the videos can be pixelated, they load quickly and have little effect on the rest of the browsing experience, whether zoomed in or viewing a full page.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandDual Band
Service ProviderVerizon Wireless
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
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
ColourBlack
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."