Motorola’s Droid Bionic In All Its Entirety: Sept 8th Freed

Motorola’s Droid Bionic on carrier Verizon is due to be finally released and we say that with a big sigh, tomorrow 8th September. After months of hearing what the specs will include, price, carriers and release delays, the smartphone which has been embraced by many people will be here. We’ll not shy to express our interest for this device but the big question, will no doubt be whether the phone will live up to expectation.

Whilst other handsets have now officially released particularly that of the Samsung Galaxy S II and at the moment its this that’s dominating the market, we’ve only had our readers’ comments to go on with the Droid Bionic and they’ve on the whole been positive.

To give you a closer insight into the new Motorola, Vincent Nguyen over at Slashgear has actually been lucky enough to have a hands-on with the device, whilst at the same time giving us his first impressions.

Starting off with that 4.5-inch screen which was initially rumored to be that of 4.3-inches, the Droid Bionic’s LCD display gives a 960 x 540 resolution with a big benefit of crisp, clear and bright panel. Although the display is somewhat bigger than past Droid devices, it still keeps the squared off appearance but unfortunately with what it gains in screen size, it looses in keyboard.

Vincent stated that the apps were quick to load with no bother, webpages opened up with speed, home screen widgets are easy to resize but disappointments came with the company installations such as Motoprint, GoToMeeting, Zumacast and so on. The main selling point to this phone which the standard Galaxy S II lacks is that of LTE, although if you have the money to spend, a new announced Galaxy S II LTE version is rumored to be coming next year. This will include a 4.5-inch screen and 1.5GHz dual-core processor, slightly bigger than the Bionic’s 1GHz dual-core.

LTE worked well for Vincent in varying states such as Las Vegas, San Francisco and so on, the 4G support definitely lived up to expectation. Battery life on the negative side may fail to impress. Although the device will come with a pretty hefty 1753mAh battery and the big M, stating that the phone will produce 650 minutes of talk time or at least 200 hours of standby time, problems may also occur with GSM networks and roaming.

The Bionic comes with an impressive 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel to the front. Although the rear allows you the user to take 1080p HD video recording with the extra benefit of LED flash and auto-focus, some problems were noted with the camera being a little on the slow side, taking a while to adjust a focus and taking a shot, with stills at times seemingly hazy. It is hoped with the help of a simple firmware update, that Motorola will be able to rectify the issue.

On the subject of accessories, consumers if they wish to do so, can purchase products ranging from a desktop dock or even a Lapdock converting your device into a notebook, HD Station for multimedia output into a HDTV or even projector, portable HD adapter or even a vehicle dock.

In terms of price, the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon will be priced at $299.99 on a two-year contract, whilst the Lapdock will set you back $299.97, the HD Station $99.99 or even the Web station Adapter $29.99.

Let us know whether you have been waiting for the new Motorola? We would be interested to hear your comments in the box directly below.