Verizon has cut the price of the Motorola Droid Bionic by two-thirds. This Android smartphone debuted in September, and includes support for this carrier’s 4G LTE network as well as other advanced features like a large display and dual-core processor.
Motorola Droid Bionic Overview
Although the Droid Bionic was unveiled at CES in early 2011, it was delayed until fall so Motorola could redesign it, as well as improve its specifications.
It includes a 4.3-inch standard LCD Touchscreen at a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. This is a higher resolution than average, but cutting-edge phones these days have moved up to 1280 x 720.
This device runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), but Motorola has comitted to an upgrade to OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Snadwich). It is built around a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, and it includes 1GB of RAM. It has 16GB of built-in storage capacity, and is bundled with a 16GB microSD card.
The Droid Bionic sports an HDMI video-out port with support for 1080p HD video playback. It has mirror mode, so anything shown on the handset’s display can appear on a TV.
This smartphone from Motorola also has an 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as front-facing one for video conferencing. It can capture 1080p video.
In addition to support for Verizon’s 4G LTE service, the Droid Bionic has 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Users can use the device as a Wi-Fi access point for an additional fee.