Motorola DROID BIONIC vs. Motorola PHOTON 4G Dogfight Part 1

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: September 12, 2011

Aaron pits two high-end Motorola Android devices against each other in a dogfight battle!  The Motorola DROID BIONIC - which arrived after a nine month delay - sports a 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, a front-facing camera, 4G capabilities, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's UI.  Sprint's Motorola PHOTON 4G, on the other hand, packs a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, a front-facing shooter, and Android 2.3 with Motorola's custom UI.  They're both available now - the PHOTON is $199.99 at Sprint, and the BIONIC is $299.99 at Verizon.

They're similar in a lot of respects, but there are a few differences as well.  Which one offers the best combination of features, performance, and price?  We'll figure it out.  Part 1 of 2.