Verizon Droid Bionic vs New HTC Raider: 4G Battle Begins

As smartphone manufacturers battle it out for supremacy, more and more new devices are making their way to retailer shelves. Just recently Motorola’s new Droid Bionic running on Verizon‘s network officially launched 2 weeks ago, despite consumers having to wait over nine months of having the privilege. In the past we’ve compared the handset to another biggie, that of the new Samsung Galaxy S II which has been dominating the market.

With Apple’s iPhone 5 rumored to be unveiled at an event on October 4th, we wonder how the Bionic will fair in terms of popularity. At the moment its ticking the boxes for most of you, but recently we asked whether you have any criticisms of the device, click here to find out the comments which do actually vary from the good to the bad.

Today, another handset has been announced, that of a new HTC by the name of the Raider, running on 4G. Although not officially arrived yet, as well as being able to give you the specs, we can tell you that US carrier AT&T may be running with the device and what was assumed to be the HTC Holiday as Slashgear reported, will in fact change names to the Raider.

In terms of specifications, the new HTC addition will include a 4.5-inch qHD display along with a whooping 1.5GHz dual-core processor, capable as Cnet reported of 100Mbps downloads and 50Mbps uploads on Korean LTE networks. Camera wise, the Raider will benefit from a rumored 8 megapixel rear camera with a fairly disappointing 1.3 megapixel to the front, Android 2.3.4 OS including Sense User Interface, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, connectivity with WiFi and Bluetooth and battery of 1620mAh.

What sets this apart from the Motorola Droid Bionic is that of its display and processor, the Bionic being that of 4.3-inch and processor 1GHz dual-core. In terms of everything else, specs are fairly similar although the Bionic does benefit from a bigger battery of 1734mAh, which to be honest on looking at the comments section on our link above in the second paragraph, is not doing so well on the handset.

We will have to keep our eyes peeled as to when the HTC Raider (Holiday) releases and on finding out, we will let you know asap. Check out some of our previous articles in which we mentioned some more HTC smartphones on their way, one of the purple HTC Rhyme or Bliss has it was known, Sensation XE, Runnymede and Amaze 4G.

Give us your thoughts on the new HTC Raider? Does it stand any chance against the new Motorola Droid Bionic? What are your feelings on the HTC coming to AT&T? Have you got any comments to add about the Bionic, impressed or deflated?

  • Anonymous

    My battery on my bionic is great compared to what my thunderbolt was.and the extended battery is awesome.

  • Android_is_#1

    HTC, no doubts.

  • Gluh

    I might wait for this but the battery specs don’t look too encouraging. LTE means lower battery life. Look at the Thunderbolt, Charge, etcetera