What do you not like about the Bionic?

Snoudel

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I know it comes out tomorrow officially, it seems many people have been able to purchase early.

Is there anything you guys found that is a problem? Or simply anything you did/do not like?
 

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Without having the phone in hand, I'd say just no unlocked bootloader at the moment. And no rooted wifi tethering yet, I've heard it doesn't work yet. Some people may say Pentile, but I wouldn't expect it to be a big problem.
 

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Without having the phone in hand, I'd say just no unlocked bootloader at the moment. And no rooted wifi tethering yet, I've heard it doesn't work yet. Some people may say Pentile, but I wouldn't expect it to be a big problem.

Yes, that is definitely true. I will have the phone tomorrow, as will many more, to find more problems (if there are many); however, that bootloader is something that sucks about this phone :(
 

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Without having the phone in hand, I'd say just no unlocked bootloader at the moment. And no rooted wifi tethering yet, I've heard it doesn't work yet. Some people may say Pentile, but I wouldn't expect it to be a big problem.

Definitely the unlocked bootloader for the moment. Further thoughts are reserved for tomorrow.
 

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I wish it were a little bigger. Back in January 4.3" was the best. At one point the rumor was that the delay was to go to 4.5". Still it is really at the top.
 

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My dislikes are minor nitpicks, that I just feel should be things you can customize when ordering a phone:
-Extended battery
-32GB Data card
-A Docking Station that fits extended battery+protective case
-HDMI cord being a separate item.It's a $800 or w/e phone unsubsidized, and for as much as they advertise the hdmi out abilities, you'd think they could toss a $3 cord in there as well


-*Possible pentile hate (yeah I'm one of THOSE GUYS). The videos/pics have me convinced this generation of pentile screen fixes most of what I hated about previous pentiles (droidx2) however, so I am quite optimistic about this phone now. I will of course still have to see it in person before I buy. however ;)
 

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My dislikes are minor nitpicks, that I just feel should be things you can customize when ordering a phone:
-Extended battery
-32GB Data card
-A Docking Station that fits extended battery+protective case
-HDMI cord being a separate item.It's a $800 or w/e phone unsubsidized, and for as much as they advertise the hdmi out abilities, you'd think they could toss a $3 cord in there as well


-*Possible pentile hate (yeah I'm one of THOSE GUYS). The videos/pics have me convinced this generation of pentile screen fixes most of what I hated about previous pentiles (droidx2) however, so I am quite optimistic about this phone now. I will of course still have to see it in person before I buy. however ;)

No docking station anywhere will fit a case. Its just not practical from a design/sales standpoint.

Both of the docks available fit the extended battery, which is actually sort of unique.
 

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The price. This phone should be at most $249.99. Slightly better than the thunderbolt (spec wise minus the 16GB sd card) and released nearly six months later.

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The price. This phone should be at most $249.99. Slightly better than the thunderbolt (spec wise minus the 16GB sd card) and released nearly six months later.

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Slightly better? This eats the Bolt alive and still has room left over for the Revolution and Charge. If anything, the ONLY LTE phone worth its price right now IS the Bionic.
 

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For me the biggest problem i have is the Power Switch! Why did they put it on the left? Most phones are on the right or middle. Why change something that was fine? Im concerned the button being on the left is going to be awkward to hit with this being such a big phone. Maybe ill get used to it though. Time will tell.
 

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For me the biggest problem i have is the Power Switch! Why did they put it on the left? Most phones are on the right or middle. Why change something that was fine? Im concerned the button being on the left is going to be awkward to hit with this being such a big phone. Maybe ill get used to it though. Time will tell.

Packaging maybe?

Or, it might be for the docks, so that the jack is accessible regardless of where the phone is.
 

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I was just comparing the bionic to the new blackberry on the verizon site, the compareing tool said bionic didnt have skype mobile. i'm not sure if the mean its not installed by default or if the bionic doesn't support it

also the mobile verizon site has the complete wrong specs for the bionic
 

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Packaging maybe?

Or, it might be for the docks, so that the jack is accessible regardless of where the phone is.


I really would have preferred top middle like past phones or better yet a side switch like the GS2. If the switch was on the side i wouldn't care what side they put it on. So much more convenient.
 

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Don't like the full retail price of it... And it does have working skype but apparently no video chat yet.

From what I've read Skype is included and does work... you need to go into the camera app and enable video chat in the settings. For some reason Skypes app doesn't recognize the setting by default but it is working.
 
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