The Bionic which looks expensive has more metal and glass than the all-plastic Samsung Droid Charge. The 960-by-640 screen uses Motorola’s Pentile pixel arrangement. There’s a VGA camera in front, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture in the back, and a standard 3.5-mm headset jack on top. Powered by a 1735 mAh battery, the Bionic also has Wi-Fi hotspot mode and GPS.
The Bionic runs Motorola’s version of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. With Droid Bionic, you can literally transform your smartphone into something much bigger with the webtop application that turns the phone into a 2.4-pound laptop with more than eight hours of usage time on a charge. This phone also comes with 8GB of internal storage and a 16GB memory card. Verizon is plugging Netflix, its NFL app, and full streaming TV episodes through Verizon Video.
The phone runs on a 1-GHz TI OMAP4 dual-core chipset, similar to the Motorola Droid 3. Like the Droid 3, the Bionic posted slightly better scores on the AnTuTu system benchmark than other dual-core phones, with improvements primarily coming in memory and database access.
Priced at $299, the Motorola Droid Bionic goes on sale Thursday, Sept. 8 at Verizon Wireless, the carrier’s first dual-core, LTE phone that wraps together everything it has to offer.