Buy Droid 3 or wait for Droid Bionic instead?

The way that technology is advancing in the smartphone world is unreal, more and more different devices are being packed full of varying features. Some have high quality cameras for taking pictures and videos, some are ultra rugged and others are pretty much all rounders like the Samsung Galaxy S II. Now we come to a massive question, would you buy the Droid 3 now or wait for the Droid Bionic instead?

OSM’s Maddy Rowe recently reported the price and official release date of the Motorola Droid 3 as well as the calling plans on Verizon. She mentions that the price of the device is $459.99 by itself or $199.99 on a two-year tiered plan so be sure to check that out. It certainly looks like a nice phone with large 4-inch qHD display that slides up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, this makes it a little bit more unusual from all those other candybar shaped smartphones on the market and certainly gives it a bit of character.

Not only that, but the device boasts some impressive specifications. From checking out the official Motorola page we have found that it has a dual-core processor running at 1GHz, 3G connectivity, an impressive 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and of course it’s running on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Factor in 16GB of memory and a microSD card slot that will allow you to expand by a further 32GB and it also has 512MB of RAM. These specs are perhaps not the best out there but they are still pretty impressive and Motorola is attempting something different, the only problem with it so far is it’s shipping with a locked bootloader.

Then we get to the Motorola Droid Bionic, it has a massive 4.5-inch capacitive touch-screen that runs at a resolution of 540×960 which supports multi-touch. This device also has a decent rear-facing 8 megapixel camera and a dual-core processor running at 1GHz. There are rumors at the moment that the device will come as its brother device has with a locked boot room meaning no tinkering with the device as yet. This means that you have the same choice with each of the devices, you can either root them as soon as they are available or wait for the official update to come through (the latter option could be months away).

There’s not too much difference between the two devices, but as they mention over on GSM Arena that the Droid Bionic may not be a GSM device meaning it will only run on the CDMA network, i.e. Verizon. Of course, this doesn’t fit well with people from Europe who were hoping to get their greasy hands on the device.

If you were given the choice of the Droid 3 or the Droid Bionic, which would you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    The Droid 3 isn’t 4G LTE so forget about it. If you want a decent 4G LTE phone with a slide out keyboard from Motorola, you may have to wait for the Motorola Jet due out in 2012 sporting a quad core processor.

  • http://www.resg.info Anton Stetner

    The Bionic. I would love to have a physical keyboard but without the Droid 3 having 4G LTE it is an epic fail for verizon. So I am waiting for the Bionic. I currently have the original Droid and my wife has the Thunderbolt which is a great phone but I think the Bionic will blow it away.