Motorola DROID RAZR

The PhoneDog
Mascot from Charleston, SC
Published: July 3, 2007

Pros

  • 1 GHz dual-core processor is incredibly fast
  • The 4.3-inch qHD display is large, but the phone is still relatively compact in the hand
  • Motorola's custom UI has seen tremendous improvements over the past few months, and that new version is what's installed on the BIONIC
  • 8-megapixel camera shoots video in 1080p

Cons

  • At $249.99 with a two-year agreement, it's pricey
  • BIONIC utilizes PenTile technology for the display, which is known for its pixelation in comparison to the competitors
  • BIONIC has a 1,735 mAh battery, and while it's the largest battery out of the 4G LTE devices, it still struggles to make it through a day with moderate use

Summary

Announced way back in January at CES, the Motorola DROID BIONIC has been redesigned and reworked, and is finally available in retail stores.  It's no slouch, with a 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, and Android 2.3 with the latest build of Motorola's custom UI.  BIONIC solves the carrier's rift between high-end dual-core devices (all of which happened to be 3G) and the 4G LTE devices (none of which have been dual-core until now).  The BIONIC brings together the best of all worlds, and while it has issues with battery life and is pricey, it's still Verizon's best smartphone at the moment.

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