Droid Bionic review

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

Motorola Droid Bionic
Can the Droid Bionic compete with other Motorola phones?

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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.


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.


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.


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.