09-26-2011 08:34 AM
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  1. NHLou's Avatar
    I compared the Droid 3 screen to the bionic and the Droid blew it out of the water.
    Aren't they both Droids?
    09-23-2011 08:23 PM
  2. Serial Fordicator's Avatar
    Aren't they both Droids?
    Yes, but the d3 has a different screen. If the bionic had the same screen, I might have got it. The screen on my thunderbolt blows it out of the water. I'm hoping the Droid hd will have a great screen.
    09-23-2011 09:02 PM
  3. icstars989's Avatar
    Yes, but the d3 has a different screen. If the bionic had the same screen, I might have got it. The screen on my thunderbolt blows it out of the water. I'm hoping the Droid hd will have a great screen.
    Aren't they both (d3, Bionic) qHD Pentile screens?
    09-23-2011 09:24 PM
  4. Mptrh336's Avatar
    Name a Samsung device on Verizon that has the most current version of Android without the help from the developer community. NONE. Almost all of the Motorola devices have been updated at least 1 OS increment from their release software. If you wait on the Prime, which will most likely not be a "Nexus" device (on Verizon anyway) I hope that you're happy with ICS, because you will likely not get the update beyond it. Also, The people calling the screen on the Bionic bad most likely DO NOT own it. The screen isn't badly pixellated, and after a weeks worth of use it is not noticeable during use. You have to be looking for it. The screen is also the best I have ever used for outdoor use. I can actually read the phone during the day in direct, bright sunlight. I would say that if you are a dead set spec cruncher who likes to brag about yours being better than mine, wait and take a chance on the Prime. If you actually use the phone for your own use, try the Bionic. You have 2 weeks to decide anyway. I bought the Bionic, and Verizon has the extended battery on sale for $25 right now so I started off with it. Coming from the Thunderbolt the battery life is nearly TRIPLED. I can go from 8am until 9 or 10 at night without having to worry about the battery. Also, the extended battery combo is no thicker than the stock Thunderbolt anyway, so it's not bad in the pocket. I used to be a proponent of Samsung because of their screens and GPU's, but I'd prefer a phone that will be better supported for the contract i/o endless waiting. Just my 2 cents.
    09-23-2011 09:26 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    Horrible? What an incredible overstatement. Most folks can't even see the issues that a few complain about.
    Put it up against a Charge or any other Samsung phone with amoled or SAmoled and you will see it plain as day.
    09-23-2011 09:44 PM
  6. THARD11's Avatar
    I know I will never have another Samsung phone with the slowwww update process of my Fascinate. Also this is one of the worst phones I have ever had. I thought I had to reboot my Blackberry a lot before I had this phone. It constantly freezes up. I would happily give up this "great" screen for the Bionics to get away from all the problems with this phone.
    09-23-2011 09:47 PM
  7. piizzadude's Avatar
    Name a Samsung device on Verizon that has the most current version of Android without the help from the developer community. NONE. Almost all of the Motorola devices have been updated at least 1 OS increment from their release software. If you wait on the Prime, which will most likely not be a "Nexus" device (on Verizon anyway) I hope that you're happy with ICS, because you will likely not get the update beyond it. Also, The people calling the screen on the Bionic bad most likely DO NOT own it. The screen isn't badly pixellated, and after a weeks worth of use it is not noticeable during use. You have to be looking for it. The screen is also the best I have ever used for outdoor use. I can actually read the phone during the day in direct, bright sunlight. I would say that if you are a dead set spec cruncher who likes to brag about yours being better than mine, wait and take a chance on the Prime. If you actually use the phone for your own use, try the Bionic. You have 2 weeks to decide anyway. I bought the Bionic, and Verizon has the extended battery on sale for $25 right now so I started off with it. Coming from the Thunderbolt the battery life is nearly TRIPLED. I can go from 8am until 9 or 10 at night without having to worry about the battery. Also, the extended battery combo is no thicker than the stock Thunderbolt anyway, so it's not bad in the pocket. I used to be a proponent of Samsung because of their screens and GPU's, but I'd prefer a phone that will be better supported for the contract i/o endless waiting. Just my 2 cents.

    If you were any more wrong with what you said above, I would have thought you worked for Apple. The only part you got right was that the battery on the TB is crap.
    09-23-2011 09:50 PM
  8. ninjataint's Avatar
    Aren't they both (d3, Bionic) qHD Pentile screens?
    Different size but yes...my bionic screen looks nicer than the d3 that I returned though.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    09-23-2011 09:51 PM
  9. P3Droid's Avatar
    OP, 90% of the information in the thread is dead wrong. But 1 truth is this, noone can advise you on what phone will work best for you. You will need to go into a store and play with all the devices you want. Then make an educated decision on which to purchase.

    Is the Bionic an amazing phone, yes but there will be something else more amazing in a few months. Is the Samsung device an amazing phone, yep, it sure is as well, but guess what. In a few months after its release it too will pale in comparison to another device.

    Both are great devices, in actuality you can not go wrong with any of the current dual core LTE offerings. The decision is going to come down to your own personal taste.

    If you want more juicy information I guess you should have followed me on twitter.
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    09-23-2011 10:02 PM
  10. wildman's Avatar
    So many talk about the next OS is suppose to improve battery life but we never see it.. If we had the increase of battery life and performance advertised with the Froyo and Gingerbread OS alone should have all devices seeing 2 days of charge with heavy use but we don't because the OS spread sheets are simply marketing numbers...

    You can not double the devices power and add a 4g radio (Battery Hog by itself) and then place a high resolution screen in play and then believe that the power use will go down. Not going to happen.

    Also I really don't see any thing that is being ran on a phone requiring that much power anyway...

    Time to come to earth, its a phone first and a gadget second and not reverse.. Don't get a device and run all these high end application and then complain about battery life, a laptop only works for a few hours on battery power and the level of power in these phones are running close but we want a day or two of power out of them... Once again, Not Going to Happen.
    09-23-2011 10:19 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    You got that right, sometimes people do have expectations that are out of this world. This isnt a dumbphone that you can get 3 days out of a Charge.

    That being said, having it last on 4-5 hours on a charge is unacceptable. My Fascinate had pretty horrible battery life OTB. I carried 3 batteries and a charger all the time. My Charge gets me through the day plus more. For example, and this is typical, I have been off the charger now for about 8 hours and still have 52% left in the tank. Now I used it a bit less today because I am sick, but I get around 14-15 hours.
    09-23-2011 10:44 PM
  12. NeoLogic's Avatar
    I betcha that the Prime's battery life will be much worse than the Bionic.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    09-23-2011 10:50 PM
  13. BrianTufo's Avatar
    I have a Thunderbolt and can't wait for the Prime! A Nexus phone will actually be updated quick unlike other phones. ICS and dual-core with an AWESOME display? SOLD!!!
    09-23-2011 11:17 PM
  14. Johnly's Avatar
    Put it up against a Charge or any other Samsung phone with amoled or SAmoled and you will see it plain as day.
    Not to break your heart, but I have, and when zooming out guess which display becomes pixelated and text becomes unreadable first? Yep, those pretty Amoleds. The only display that isn't visually flawed is. Retina. That is it. All other displays have visible weaknesses. Sorry man.
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    09-23-2011 11:20 PM
  15. ninjataint's Avatar
    So many talk about the next OS is suppose to improve battery life but we never see it.. If we had the increase of battery life and performance advertised with the Froyo and Gingerbread OS alone should have all devices seeing 2 days of charge with heavy use but we don't because the OS spread sheets are simply marketing numbers...

    You can not double the devices power and add a 4g radio (Battery Hog by itself) and then place a high resolution screen in play and then believe that the power use will go down. Not going to happen.

    Also I really don't see any thing that is being ran on a phone requiring that much power anyway...

    Time to come to earth, its a phone first and a gadget second and not reverse.. Don't get a device and run all these high end application and then complain about battery life, a laptop only works for a few hours on battery power and the level of power in these phones are running close but we want a day or two of power out of them... Once again, Not Going to Happen.
    I am with you on this and have posted this same sort of thing. People have blinders about new phones they want, it's just the way it is.

    You either need a giant battery, new batter technology or something like Nvidia is trying to do with the Kal-el fifth core. Of course the fifth core won't help if you are power using the phone all day.

    The other thing is that with better, bigger screens, better network and processor speeds...we are using the phone a lot more. My bionic gets more use than my OG Droid due to 4g and dual core making it much more convenient to use.
    09-23-2011 11:36 PM
  16. estebancam's Avatar
    Honestly, I got a bionic, but I expect the nexus to be a better device. Also, people making a big deal about the screen probably have never used a bionic. I think the screen is of a good quality and it looks great. You can tell the pixels only if you have a magnifying glass our if you are specifically looking for them. Otherwise, you cannot. I just hope the prime is released in the next 3 Weeks. Best Buy has a 30 day exchange policy. 14 day return. I am not the buy and exchange kind of guy, but I was kinda forced to upgrade since my last phone was freezing on me consistently. I was originally going to wait for the prime. And since best buy had it at $229, I figured I would give the bionic a try. I won't be upset if the prime comes out past my 30 days since I do enjoy this phone, but I would really like a prime.
    09-23-2011 11:54 PM
  17. Johnly's Avatar
    Battery and hardware are getting better. I got 16 hours on moderate use on the Bionic today. In my book, that is freaking phenomenal.
    09-23-2011 11:55 PM
  18. grundyman's Avatar
    Waiting in line ducks and is boring. If it makes economical sense, then wait. Is there a definite on what phone is better? I think that is relative. I passed on the SG2 because it does not suit my needs. The Bionic was offered to me by Verizon with unlimited LTE data And unlimited LTE hotspot. I have Always had good experiences with motorola and the call quality is top notch (phone first.) For my needs and budget, the Bionic smoked the Vapor prime every day of the week. I can always get the prime, but unlimited LTE? Get what suits Your needs, and if you need to wait, wait. Remember, just because it is read on the Internet doesn't make it true. When the prime gets here, go check it out! Good luck. The Bionic is a beast, and ICS being built around the omap will bring this phone great things to come to compete with the prime and iphone 4S. There will NEVER be a "best" device, just a device that is Best for you.

    I recommend reading the Bionic section here. You can compare that to rumors and decide for yourself! Best advice I have given all day.
    I think this is the worst advice you've given all day. Sounds like all bull****. I doubt very much if Verizon is gonna give anyone unlimited lte hotspot. If you take one look at the charge , and just imagine it improving , you'll be sold instantainisly . Just wait , don't listen to this dude. He has no valid points on why the bionic is better
    09-23-2011 11:59 PM
  19. ninjataint's Avatar
    Battery and hardware are getting better. I got 16 hours on moderate use on the Bionic today. In my book, that is freaking phenomenal.
    I get 8-16 hours on the standard battery depending on my usage.
    09-24-2011 12:00 AM
  20. estebancam's Avatar
    Battery and hardware are getting better. I got 16 hours on moderate use on the Bionic today. In my book, that is freaking phenomenal.
    On 4G????? I have 4G in my city. I have to charge in the middle of the day. I get about 6 hours of moderate to heavy use. But again.... With 4G on all the time.

    Do you know of a widget that will turn 4G on and off?
    09-24-2011 12:01 AM
  21. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    I betcha that the Prime's battery life will be much worse than the Bionic.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk

    No one can really say that based on anything other than pure speculation. It's supposedly built to utilize the dual core processor to the max, which should actually save power. I see from your sig you have a Bionic and are obviously going to be partial to that at this point, but speculating on a rumored device's battery life when we don't even have one concrete spec on it is a little far in advance.
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    09-24-2011 12:10 AM
  22. kca2000's Avatar
    On 4G????? I have 4G in my city. I have to charge in the middle of the day. I get about 6 hours of moderate to heavy use. But again.... With 4G on all the time.

    Do you know of a widget that will turn 4G on and off?
    LTE Switch will give you a widget to turn 4g on and off. Available in the market.

    I can second the battery life out of the bionic as well. I got through a 12 hour day easily on 4g all day long. This was with moderate use.
    09-24-2011 12:52 AM
  23. ninjataint's Avatar
    No one can really say that based on anything other than pure speculation. It's supposedly built to utilize the dual core processor to the max, which should actually save power. I see from your sig you have a Bionic and are obviously going to be partial to that at this point, but speculating on a rumored device's battery life when we don't even have one concrete spec on it is a little far in advance.
    You mean ICS will use dual core to the max? Then it will be a wash when other devices get upgraded.

    Also, since you have said that the poster you quoted and I are biased because we own bionics... perhaps you are biased because you returned your's to wait for the prime.

    It depresses the hell out of me, but I think I'll be returning mine tomorrow or the next day. I wanted to love this phone, and I think it's a good piece of hardware, but I shouldn't have to convince myself to keep it. The screen honestly isn't that much of a problem for me, but the battery life definitely is. The bigger issue is that I know the Nexus is coming and if its already hanging over my head now, it's only going to be worse after it releases.
    Like I said, I'm sure it will be better...it's just in what way and how big the differences are.
    09-24-2011 01:03 AM
  24. BringItSon's Avatar
    dude did you read the rest of the thread or did you jumped straight to replying?
    straight to replying.
    09-24-2011 01:57 AM
  25. BringItSon's Avatar
    LTE Switch will give you a widget to turn 4g on and off. Available in the market.

    I can second the battery life out of the bionic as well. I got through a 12 hour day easily on 4g all day long. This was with moderate use.
    i get 14 hours easy.

    i charge only right before i go to sleep.
    09-24-2011 01:59 AM
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