Droid Bionic vs HTC Amaze 4G (Ruby): Matching 4.3-inch qHD

We know how many of you are set on purchasing the Motorola Droid Bionic when it finally appears (latest rumored release date September 8 ) and that other phones you may have considered might be the Samsung Galaxy S II and of course the Apple iPhone 5. However we now have another handset to throw into the mix, the HTC Amaze 4G (also dubbed the HTC Ruby).

Far be it from us to steer you away from the Bionic as we’ve not held back our enthusiasm for this Android smartphone and have been bringing you all the latest for many months. After such a long wait and so many rumors, in the last week we have had some more concrete info from buyer’s guides and manuals that seem to confirm most of the specs we expected. We also heard of the Droid Bionic price from a leaked Verizon MAP list.

We first heard of the HTC Amaze 4G as the HTC Ruby, brought you some rumored specs and more recently an anticipated release date of October 26, the same date as the Galaxy S II variant for T-Mobile, the Hercules. Let’s take a look at specs and features for both these handsets to compare them but please bear in mind that these details are not yet confirmed but what we think we know so far from all the information out there.

Something we wish to point out first is that the displays look to be matching, with an impressive 4.3-inch qHD display on both the Droid Bionic and Amaze 4G. A big area of difference though is the processor. The Droid Bionic is to have a 1GHz dual-core processor while the Amaze 4G should come packing a whopping 1.5GHz dual-core processor. As far as operating systems go the Droid Bionic will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as up-to-date as it comes, and the same also applies for the Amaze 4G.

Let’s take a look at camera capability and the Droid Bionic will have an 8-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facer. The Amaze 4G is set to also carry an 8-megapixel-rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facer. The Bionic will have 1GB of DDR2 RAM and 16GB of internal memory plus a 16GB microSD card included. The HTC Amaze 4G will have 1GB of RAM but we’ve found no details yet for internal memory.

Turning to carriers we know for sure that the Motorola Droid Bionic is headed to Verizon and the Bionic will use the Big Red’s 4G LTE network. The HTC Amaze 4G is also as its title suggests a 4G handset but will instead be carried on the T-Mobile network. All in all then the HTC Amaze 4G could be a handset to appeal to those not totally sold on the Droid Bionic and that 1.5GHz dual-core processor may make all the difference.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC Amaze 4G. Are you already getting ready to grab your Bionic when it finally sees the light of day, or maybe you could have your head turned by the Amaze 4G? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    Bionic is rumored to have great battery life, and on Verizon’s LTE network which for now is the fastest network out there. Although that 1.5 ghz processer and 2mp front camara do sound great. I’m still set on the Bionic with the LTE speeds, and the accesorries that moto already have shown for the phone, IE lapdock and such.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7J6XM6AFXIYOMKP2WDSLK2QKY4 Jim

    HTC designs beautiful and powerful things! I’m waiting for HTC Ruby, Vigor and Jetstream. Both Ruby and Vigor will probably have 1280*720 pixels screen and 1.2-1.5Ghz dual-core processors. Maybe even quad-core in Vigor?

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    You don’t know how many of us will get a Bionic. Nobody knows that. People that think they want it could change their minds once other phones are announced and once people can start reviewing the Bionic. I’m not going to consider any phone on T-Mobile. I want a dual core 4g LTE phone so for a phone to go up against the Bionic it has to meet that criteria which is currently only on Verizon until such time when AT&T will have 4g LTE phones.

    The Ruby may have a faster processor but the data isn’t going to get their faster than the Bionic. How many people are going to wait for a month and a half or more for the Ruby to come out with the Bionic out and possibly a SGSII variant out as well? Battery life is a major consideration for these fast phones now and it looks like the Bionic will not have issues with that but the slimmer sleek phones with smaller batteries probably will have battery issues especially if they have 4g LTE radios in them. If you want to compare a HTC phone to the Bionic it should be the Vigor that will be a 4g LTE phone on Verizon.

    I want as many people as possible to get the new iPhone when it comes out since it will no doubt be 3G keeping them off the 4g LTE network. I know Apple is testing 4g LTE but I would be shocked if it will be in the iPhone coming out in October. Trying to produce a phone with a 4g LTE radio in it plus a sufficient battery to run it all day would cause the iPhone not to be as slim and sleek as its customer base would want.