So for the last couple of week I have been using the Motorola DROID Bionic. With some much hype for this phone and then the constant delays, I was to see if this phone was really worth it. If you read my column in Laptop Magazine, you know my initial thoughts of it wasn’t too rosey. But after spending a couple weeks with it and some more rounded detail, it may have just changed my mind. Let’s dive in!
I still feel the same way as I did in my article on Laptop Magazine, when it comes to the style of this device. The Motorola DROID Bionic is wowing anyone. It is fairly simple (although recent Galazy Nexus and DROID RAZRs render it kind of chumpy) but in terms of design it looks like the same ole same ole. I like the back of it, which has a rubberize feel to it. It looks like a cross between a DROID X and an DROID 3. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just something we have see before. I was hoping for something new (which it looks like Motorola did with the DROID RAZR).
Here is where Motorola really impressed me. Earlier versions of the Motorola Android phones with MOTOBLUR to me completely sucked. These earlier version made me write off Motorola Android devices. The DROID Bionic however was a much more usable version. I actually enjoyed using the DROID Bionic. It was snappy, responsive, and with combined with Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network, very much speedy.
I’m a heavy Foursquare user, so I especially like the fast LTE speed, and the DROID Bionic was excellent when it came to its GPS signal. It picked up my location with almost pinpoint accuracy! Using other apps like Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, Seesmic, and Spotify were just as fun to use thanks to that LTE speed. It was battery killer though with me needing to recharge about 2-3pm each day. I’ve come to get use to this, but still sheesh. However I can’t wait until AT&T comes out with their LTE network, because battery drain aside I really like the speed. When you combine a snappy device with fast data speed, it makes for one happy Jason! lol
Now while the Motorola DROID Bionic style wise is the same ole we have seen before, once you get to know it a little better, is definitely a device you will love to use. It has speedy LTE data speed, snappy performance, and the MOTOBLUR is finally something I wouldn’t mind using on the regular. So check it, that is unless you already set on getting that DROID RAZR that was recently announced.