Droid Bionic review

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

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Contacts

The contacts system on the Droid Bionic isn't terribly different from what's been seen on other Android phones on the market, with the ability to search for and join together accounts.

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It's important to note the latter point as synchronising things like your Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook accounts may flood your contacts list with hundreds of names and numbers, and you'll likely end up with multiple listings for the same person.

It takes a few steps to correct this annoyance: find one of the contacts, press the options button below the display and choose Edit, then press the options button again to select Join.

From there, it'll immediately suggest the best matches (and typically does a good job of that), otherwise you can search for the right name and merge the contacts.

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From the outset, the Droid Bionic features an optional widget on the center home screen wherein you can choose four top contacts for easy access.

This can be moved, deleted, and added as desired, and tapping on any image will bring up icons for all listed contact options, including phone, e-mail, and social networking services.

Calling

It's hard to find issue with the call quality on the Droid Bionic over Verizon's 4G LTE network. We experienced no dropped calls or interference, even when all the bars weren't available to us.

Calls sounded as clear as expected, and the speakerphone function worked admirably as well. It seemed a pleasant experience on the other side of the call, as well, as one pal remarked that he forgot we were on a speaker.

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The Droid Bionic also features a smart dialing function within the simple Dialer, and will automatically suggest the best contacts as you tap in numbers.

Additionally, you can use voice dialing to call up contacts, or assign them to speed dial by tapping and holding any number on the dialer.

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."