The Motorola Droid Bionic is a stone cold killer. Killer features, and a murderous pricetag, particularly if you want to take full advantage of it. If you don’t insist on a keyboard, it’s got just about every feature you could possibly ask for in a smartphone. And when coupled with it’s optional accessories, it’s got the unparalleled flexibility to be the center of your digital lifestyle.
Likely the biggest drawback for the Droid Bionic is, sadly enough, Verizon’s own policies on data use, which put the brakes on a great deal of the mobile entertainment, home theater integration, and digital lifestyle options the smartphone seems designed around. A 2 GB monthly data ration does a disservice to a device which is one part mobile brain, one part home entertainment box.
Even if you don’t want to drop another small fortune on the accessories, the Bionic is a very solid smartphone that will remain, if not cutting edge, then considerably ahead of the pack for a very long while. It’s got a superb processor, tons of memory, a quality screen, and the reputation of a solid design line behind it. That’s about as close as you get in this business to future proof.
- Exceptional feature set
- Good performance
- Wide array of accessories
- High pricetag
- Accessories become quite expensive
- Verizon data rationing
If you can deal with the pricetag, both for the phone and it’s accessories, the Droid Bionic is hard to beat.