Droid Bionic review

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

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Shooting video on the Droid Bionic is a breeze, and with video quality of up to 1080p, you can expect to capture some pretty stellar footage along the way.

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The video camera auto-focuses prior to shooting (or during the first split-second of recording), though you'll need to tap the screen while filming to manually change the focus as you move and change subjects.

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The Droid Bionic supports several video settings, with 720p and 1080p HD on the top end, along with 720x480 (DVD), 640x480 (VGA), 352-288 (CIF), and 320x240 (QVGA) for more easily sent clips.

Additionally, you can pick between Normal and Video Message modes, the latter of which shoots very low-quality clips that can be texted to friends.

All of the same still photo effects are present on the video side, letting you capture black and white or sepia footage (among other options) on the fly, plus you can choose from five microphone settings: Everyday, Outdoors, Concert, Narrative, and Subject, the last of which is best for interviews.

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Low light video is typically grainy and unremarkable, but you can engage the bright light located next to the lens, which can help illuminate subjects directly in front of you. It's accessed via the same pull down menu as the other options.

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

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