Verizon Droid Bionic Review

by on October 27, 2011

in Review

I used a review version of the Verizon Droid Bionic for about two weeks and came away very impressed.

As I say in the video below, the thing that stood out for me the most was its responsiveness. For previous Android phones I’ve had, I’ve noticed a significant lag, which presents a real problem when I want to snap a photo or record a video of something I’ve happened upon. The moment was often gone before the camera app would load.

The second most notable thing was, of course, the 4G speed: Websites download in a snap, which adds to the overall impression of speed. The camera is awesome, with both front and rear-facing lenses, so you can do video chat. Since I create a lot of content, being able to capture photos and video is very important to me.

Everything else worked very well but I did notice a few drawbacks.

This is not a weakness of the Bionic in particular but to all Android phones I’ve ever used: The battery drains quickly. My own phone is the Droid X and it has the same problem, just as my G1 did before it. I just make sure I’ve got a charging cord at the office.

The other problem had to do with the screen. Granted it was high noon on a cloudless day when I used it so the sun was directly overhead, but under those conditions, it was nearly impossible for me to read the screen.

Still, nice phone. Verizon Droid Bionic Hands-On Review.

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