Galaxy S II vs Droid Bionic vs iPhone 5: Choices Needed

As we mark the start of August today, questions are now raised as to what smartphone will be purchased within the next few weeks. Out of fairness to other devices, we cannot forget that there are some pretty fantastic phones coming in the not so distant future, phones from HTC, LG and BlackBerry are just a few, but three of the biggies are of course the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Apple’s iPhone 5.

For all three, speculation has been rife and for the latter two they haven’t even arrived yet but that doesn’t get the Galaxy S II off the hook. Countries such as the UK, Hong Kong, China and Australia are just some that have been lucky enough to experience the benefits of the new Sammy, but Stateside consumers are still waiting.

If the news is to be believed, then the Galaxy S II will be arriving in the US on or around the 12th August, a sign-up page for the handset has now gone live which will give you the latest information as and when it happens. This out of the three will be the first to arrive followed by the Droid Bionic and then the iPhone 5, or that’s the order in which we presume judging by the dates given across the world wide web.

Motorola’s CEO just two days ago stated that the Droid Bionic, much to the disappointment of many will be arriving at the beginning of September, with news that another 4G LTE smartphone plus two tablets will be here by the end of 2011. We have to say that we were a little confused as a recent tweet and sign-up page for the Bionic was giving us hope that we didn’t have to wait much longer.

We understand for our readers its a frustrating time but here we’ll itching to see it as well, we want to understand the massive hype behind the phone that still remains to be seen. Today we’ve also heard that the iPhone 5 could be delayed from early September to the tail end of next month or even October.

With only the Galaxy S II to go on although impressive in its own right, what does the future hold for the other two smartphones? Tell us which one you are tempted with if any?

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    I want to evaluate all three new phones and then make a decision. I have waited all year, I might as well wait a couple of months more. I might regret jumping on the first one to come out so I’m not doing it. Besides, I want other people to be “first adapters” of these devices.

    I don’t believe the SGSII will be out August 12th on all three networks or even on one of them. The SGSII Function won’t sell well if it is not 4G LTE. The SGSII could have a slider keyboard which many people will not like with the SGSII losing it’s slim look.

    • Kathy Johnson

      That pic supposedly of the SGSII with the slider was another phone…can’t remember the exact name right now but the SGSII will NOT have a slider. Saw this info last week on androidcentral.com, btw.

  • http://twitter.com/NevadaScott Scott

    If the Galaxy S2 has 4g/LTE then it is a no brainer. I have an original Moto Droid, Upgrade time is here, and I am chompin’ at the bit. Even though my are has not been upgraded to LTE, it is coming by the end of this year. To upgrade to a 3G phone at this time just seems senseless.

  • http://twitter.com/NevadaScott Scott

    If the Galaxy S2 has 4g/LTE then it is a no brainer. I have an original Moto Droid, Upgrade time is here, and I am chompin’ at the bit. Even though my are has not been upgraded to LTE, it is coming by the end of this year. To upgrade to a 3G phone at this time just seems senseless.

  • Anonymous

    The problem is that a month or two after they release the Droid Bionic they are said to release the “Dinara” which has better specs. That’s a pretty sneaky game they are playing. Why get 1.0 GHz dual core when the Samsung Galaxy S II has been out for over 4 months with a 1.2GHz dual core? It doesn’t make sense to release a phone whose specs are a total of 400 MHz slower than a phone released 4 months ago. It’s called regression of technology. When all companies are putting out faster processors (to compete with Samsung and Iphone), Motorola in the infinite wisdom is tossing us old technology (compared to Samsung Galaxy S II) that is… Hardware specs aside, the incessant delays and lack of information give Moto the image of being inept and incompetent. I am an original Droid owner, and was a huge fan of the Bionic, but now it seems like Moto is playing us for fools. Release an inferior phone and then a month or two later release a phone that will be able to compete (hardware wise) with the likes of Samsung Galaxy SII, HTC Vigor and Iphone 5. Droid Bionic will be old news a month after you buy it. How’s that for a great product, and deceitful practices. If Motorola was serious, they would release the Bionic with the specs of “Dinara” not “Targa”. “Targa” 5 months ago was leading edge. Now it’s stale!