There are some really great Android smartphones due out in the next few months and one of the most popular, which has just been released, is the HTC Thunderbolt. However, the Motorola Droid Bionic is also due out soon on Verizon, while another smartphone that has a lot of people talking, the HTC Pyramid, is reportedly coming to T-Mobile.
In our roundup of reviews about the HTC Thunderbolt, we told how as a 4G phone it was very speedy but that some might prefer to wait for the Droid Bionic, which not only will offer 4G speeds but will also be a dual-core processor phone. We’ve already given comparisons of the Bionic vs. the Thunderbolt, and also the Bionic vs. the Samsung Galaxy S2 but now the HTC Pyramid is receiving a lot of attention we’d like to take a look at the Motorola Droid Bionic vs. the HTC Pyramid. We’ll link to some of our previous articles as we go so you can find out more about particular aspects.
Leaks of spec details and images about the Pyramid are only just coming out while the Droid Bionic is official and now has Motorola product pages available, so obviously we can only compare some aspects at present but hopefully, it will be enough to get you thinking and make you consider either of these impressive-sounding handsets as your next phone.
We recently took a close look at the Motorola Droid Bionic. Specs definitely include that dual-core processor and although it’s not confirmed for the HTC Pyramid yet, dual-core is widely rumoured and many people would be disappointed if it lacks dual-core when it becomes official. The Droid Bionic processor will be 1GHz whereas the rumoured processor for the HTC Pyramid is 1.2GHz.
As far as the display goes the Droid Bionic will sport a 4.3-inch qHD display with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Pyramid is also said to have a 4.3-inch qHD display and an 8-megapixel rear camera and this time a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, so the Pyramid just has the edge by not by much. As far as the operating system goes this gets a bit confusing.
The Droid Bionic will be shipped running Android 2.2 but will get the Android 2.3 upgrade shortly afterwards while the reports about leaked specs and images for the HTC Pyramid say that it will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. However as we said in our article on this earlier today, this seems highly unlikely as 3.0 Honeycomb is an operating system for tablet devices, but saying that it’s not impossible.
The Droid Bionic has 512MB of RAM whereas the HTC Pyramid edges ahead with a speculated 768MB of RAM. The Droid Bionic is confirmed to be a 4G handset for Verizon’s 4G LTE network while it’s thought the HTC Pyramid will also be a 4G phone, and is believed to be heading to T-Mobile.
The last we heard about a release date for the Bionic it is speculated to be mid-April, and so far the only date we’ve heard for the HTC Pyramid is possibly May, so in fact, there’s not too long to wait for either if these dates are correct. One more feature we should mention is that the Motorola Droid Bionic will come with the Webtop app which could be used in conjunction with a laptop dock to give PC-like functionality.
That’s about as far as we can go with what’s known so far about the HTC Pyramid but as you can see these are both significant handsets and should be highly popular. Ultimately of course it will come down to carriers and personal choice of design, and we’ll be waiting for confirmation to see if the HTC Pyramid is indeed a 4G phone and also has a dual-core processor. Of course, the price will come into it too but there’s no confirmed pricing for either yet, although we’ve previously told of an unconfirmed rumour that Amazon would be offering the Droid Bionic for $149.
So from these two handsets, which would you choose? We reckon both phones have a lot of positives and are part of the new wave of really excellent smartphones with a lot to offer. We’d like to hear your thoughts on this so please do send us your comments.
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