Others Will Be Left Standing by Motorola Droid Bionic: 4G LTE Verizon

We’ve not held back our enthusiasm for the Motorola Droid Bionic coming to Verizon and have written innumerable articles now in the long wait for its release. Most recently we’ve written about some further clues that back up those August 4 release rumors and looked at a comparison with the Apple iPhone 5, also upcoming. Today we wanted to show the Motorola Droid Bionic is likely to leave other 4G LTE handsets on Verizon standing when it eventually sees the light of day.

Many of those who’ve patiently waited so far for the Droid Bionic have done so because they particularly wanted a Verizon 4G LTE handset. Two other 4G LTE handsets released on Verizon have been the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge. The HTC Thunderbolt has seen several issues since its release and only earlier today we told of further delays in supplying the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Thunderbolt. Although the Thunderbolt and Droid Charge are decent enough handsets we expect the Motorola Droid Bionic, especially with it’s rumored enhanced specs, to blow these two out of the water.

Over on International Business Times, Carl Bagh has compiled a useful article about the Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt and Droid Bionic comparing the three handsets. We should remember though that the anticipated specs used for the Bionic are not yet confirmed but have been speculated widely from various leaks. For example, when looking at the displays both the Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt have a 4.3-inch screen, the Charge is Super AMOLED Plus while the Thunderbolt is WVGA. The Droid Bionic display by comparison will be a whopping 4.5-inch qHD display.

Moving on to processors both the Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt feature a single-core 1GHz processor but the Droid Bionic is now expected to have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, possibly the OMAP 4 from Texas Instruments. As far as memory goes the Droid Charge has 512MB of RAM and 2GB of ROM and the HTC Thunderbolt has 768MB of RAM and internal memory of 8GB. The Droid Bionic is expected to have up to 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory so once again there’s really no contest.

Looking at cameras again the Droid Bionic will come out on top. Both the Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt feature an 8-megapixel rear camera with 720p video capture and the Thunderbolt also offers dual-LED flash. However the Bionic will have an 8-megapixel rear camera, dual-LED flash and 1080p video capture. We’ve already mentioned above that the HTC Thunderbolt is still running Android 2.2 Froyo and the Droid Charge is too. Although we expect Gingerbread updates for both there seems to be some issue with pushing out this update but the Droid Bionic is expected to ship on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The battery for the Droid Bionic will also be far better than that on the HTC Thunderbolt and Droid Charge.

You can see then that as far as these 4G LTE handsets on Verizon go, the Droid Bionic really should excel on release and hopefully will have been well worth the wait. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Are you waiting for the Droid Bionic? Maybe you already purchased the HTC Thunderbolt or Droid Charge and are satisfied, or wishing you’d waited for the Bionic? Why not let us know with your comments.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    You can’t compare specs of phones that are already out to a phone whose specs today aren’t really known other than what we can see from some leaked shots of the device. The rest of the specs are purely speculation and a waste of time. We don’t know if it has a 4.5 inch screen (it probably doesn’t as it was compared to a much smaller phone in a leaked pic). We don’t know if the memory has been doubled (assumption is since it comes with a dock it will match the Atrix). We don’t know which processor it will have other than it appears to have a TI OMAP4 processor but which one? We don’t know if they have upgraded the front camera to 2 mp. We don’t know what size battery it will have. Once it has been announced, then let the comparisons begin.

    That being said, for the general public who for the most part don’t know the difference between how many cores a processor has, it will come down to price and features. The other phones have already dropped in price. How long will it be before the Galaxy S II Function comes out along with the iPone 5? Will the Bionic then join the Thunderbolt and Charge and just sit on store shelves?

  • Rex_D

    You are also comparing a phone that is coming out up to 4-6 months after some other phones. It SHOULD be “better”. Especially since they halted release intentionally to make themselves better, after seeing what the other phones were like. Had the original Bionic come out as expected, it wouldn’t have been better, it would have been comparable. Better is also a subjective adjective. I have anticipated the Bionic as well, but what is this article really about? Did you discover something new? Or just wanted to share your anticipation with others?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wes-Daniel/1791854705 Wes Daniel

    i want!!!!!!