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Chart: DROID BIONIC vs. HTC Thunderbolt vs. iPhone 4

We just wanted to toss this chart out there to give you an idea of how to compare the i*hone 4 on Verizon to the top 4G LTE devices (DROID BIONIC and HTC Thunderbolt) that we should be seeing in just a few months.  Other than the fact that the i*hone won’t and can’t run on the new 4G LTE network from Big Red, there are some other big differences here that you should be focused on.  Actually, I’m not sure any are bigger than that fact, but we’ll continue on anyway.  

Screen size:  How could you not want one of the new screens that Motorola or HTC are putting out?  Super LCD and qHD might be two of the prettiest displays we’ve ever seen and take up almost an extra inch of real estate when compared to Apple’s current offering.

Storage:  With the i*hone, you are stuck with either 16GB or 32GB.  There is no room for expansion on their devices.  So if you go with the cheaper $199 16GB model and realize that’s not enough space for all your pr0n, then that’s just too bad.  With the Android options above, you get the choice of going all the way up to either 40GB or 48GB depending on the device.

Processor:  The DROID BIONIC is the only device of the three that sports the new dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA.  Apple’s doesn’t have one and we’re actually not sure that any of their products ever will.  Remember, they like to keep it in house and NVIDIA has already been spreading word of their Android support.

HDMI-out:  The BIONIC again is the only one of the 3 with this feature.  Who doesn’t want to have the option to connect their phone to their TV and show off those beautiful photos and videos they’ve taken to their friends?

RAM:  The Thunderbolt is the class leader on this one.  According to their official spec page, it’ll sport 768MB of RAM which will help make up for the lack of a dual-core processor.  Of course, it’s already running the newest Snapdragon, so peformance wasn’t going to be an issue anyway.

So, are you still willing to use that upgrade on a device that doesn’t really compare to the top two Verizon 4G LTE devices?  While we haven’t heard specific dates for either the BIONIC or Thunderbolt, we have been told “first half of 2011” and have at least a couple of tips pointing for a March release of at least one of them.  That’s only a month after the i*hone 4 hits VZW store shelves, can you wait another month?  You should.

  • I have 2 Androids and they are both between OK and very cool in most ways (except battery life). I’d say the HTC Evo 3D is definitely better than OK. Why do I have two? I’m a software developer working on both iOS and Android projects, so I actually have more than 2, I also have an iPhone 4, 2 iPads and 3 other iPhones that I have passed on to family members (or retired to my sock drawer).
    Android? Nice. iPhone? still in a class by itself. Between better and far better in most ways except for no 4G. 4G hasn’t made a big difference yet, I definitely get what I need out of 3G and wifi. I enjoy developing for both Android and iPhone, but Android is quite a pain in some ways, having to worry about code working well on such a wide variety of phones and processors is one of the biggest pains. I like the competition. Go for it Google. The world is a better place for it. But the smart phone in my pocket is still an iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    You are right, being that the iPhone has no skin at all (as stated) all it is is a terminal system with a phone calling kernel installed.

  • Trevor

    Who would’ve thought the Bionic would end up coming out in September? I’m just glad it’s finally gonna be coming out though

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  • MEGABOT2000

    THUNDERBOLT SUCKS I HAVE ONE

  • i prefer Iphone4 is much preferred by many users. because of its performance

  • Maplesh0sh0

    How long until the Droid Bionic is out?

  • Rydecki6

    Just to let u all know I work cell towers and were still updating the cell sites to 3g yet alone 4g. The demands of a faster network doesn’t happen over a couple months. All the antennas on every site must be changed, tma’s must be changed, all the coex cable changed, so keep thinking on 4g its still in the process.

  • Mike_is_Mike

    The only comparison needed between these phones is — ACTUAL release dates. iPhone wins.

    Because, right now, my old Nokia dumbphone beats the pants off of both the non- existent Bionic & Thunderbolt.

  • Almcloud

    The Thunderbolt has dual core processor, one for voice and one for data (3G and 4G)

  • Hhgolf

    Very compelling. Wonder if all this good stuff requires the Bionic or -bolt to be recharged after every six hours of continuous use.

  • Beermanmike

    Droid Bionic is 512mb of DDR2! which smokes the 768mb of DDR1

  • Beermanmike

    Droid Bionic is 512mb of DDR2! which smokes the 768mb of DDR1

  • Alan

    michael you’re a fag

  • Informer

    Verizon is dropping the Thunderbolt on monday…

  • Anonymous

    As an original Droid owner I would buy the Bionic, BUT the locked boot-loader on all Motorola smart phones is a non-stater. I love to customize my phone. I hate Apple so… HTC here I come.

  • Anonymous

    If you want a full comparison to the other 4G Verizon phones go here: Droid Bionic vs. HTC Thunderbolt vs. LG Revolution http://exm.nr/hhpkeo

  • Connortgodfrey

    lies. iphone does have most google apps. except navigation 🙁 , but there are free alternatives. there are a whole bunch of other fallacies that i dont feel like going through, but i thought id bring that up

  • Ronnie

    Lets sum this all up. Customers want the iPhone… They get it, and then they complain. The say droid is still better. Comparing two new products to a phone that was released 6 months ago. The best part is, when the iphone comes out, the iphone will be in the hands of more customers in one day then Android in the life of their sales. I will buy the iPhone 4 then the iPhone 5 when it is released. I currently have the droid btw, and have had the incredible.

  • iwrestledabearonce

    I can see some people see this chart as pointless, being that the iPhone is kind of old news and both of these android phones haven’t been released yet. But being that its coming to Verizon, I was half-way considering giving the iPhone a chance since I’m more than ready to upgrade my droid eris. But thats just silly, when you do a side by side comparison both android phones just kill the iPhone IMHO. So, yeah I think I’m really gonna’ enjoy using the HTC Thunderbolt…

  • YeahNoYeah

    Good table, but including the iPhone 4 in this table isn’t the best comparison. The Thunderbolt and Bionic will be more on the same level as the as yet unreleased/unannounced (technically) iPhone 5.

  • Bucho2k

    Nothing compares to the iPhone 4. NOTHING. Way better OS and stability. The Android Market should be ashamed of their apps. “Droid Does Apps.” That’s a laugh right there. When was the last time anyone saw a tv ad focussed on the “Market?”

    I personally can not wait until the 3rd to pre order the iPhone. Finally, a great product on a reliable network. It’s a good thing I get an upgrade every year. The iPhone 4 will hold me over until one on the LTE network is available.

    February 10th will be the day I spike my Droid 1 off the ground, while shooting it in HD on the iPhone.

  • Rainey

    This is one of the most slanted things I’ve read. The iPhone screen is far superior, and it is the perfect size and I could not imagine wanting a bigger device. Google apps? No, but apple apps are far superior for the most part. And too bad the iPhone 4 won’t run on the handful of places with LTE. It’s a waste of space and battery power to have a 4g radio for most people right now.

    So, the choices are pieces of plastic with inferior displays and ugly ports and an os that leaves a little to be desired or a glass and stainless steel device that is focused in every way and offers a superior user experience.

  • Kdbrich

    weak. Iphone doesn’t have access to Google apps? Does that matter? LOL….does an iphone owner really want to use google apps?

  • Cloudxv

    Just an FYI The bionic has 512 MB DDR2 Ram…which I believe is faster than the 768 MB SDRam the thunderbolt has

  • Anon

    Could you update your chart with screen resolutions? Thanks.

  • Jump

    How about we compare the iPhone 4 to what the other phones would be like if there never was an iPhone? LOL!

  • Android 300,000

    Android DROID BIONIC and Android HTC Thunderbolt put iPhone4 to shame. Android is just getting started. It will be an Android decade!

  • Tecnofile

    Clearly just a hardware comparison, in which it is accurate. Unfortunately at the end of the day Apple’s iOS kills all other OS’ giving the iPhone top honors. Non Apple devices need to innovate and stop trying to immitate to ever have a chance of de-throaning the king.

  • Dctenorio

    None of this matters. The Android devices aren’t an iPhone, it’s as simple as that. Specs only matter when trying to discredit another device, but the simple truth is people don’t want an iPhone for its specs they want it because it has a simple and fun interface. It will also sync with all the iTunes songs they’ve purchase in the last xyears. And lastly, it’s a very nice device! I personally have the Droid Incredible and think it’s a great phone. I also have an iPod touch, iPad, Macbook Pro and a Thinkpad laptop. Apple computers are gaining alot of ground these days as well. I purchased the Macbook Pro for my wife at the same time I bought the Thinkpad, and the Macbook has had No issues with sw updates or speed but my Thinkpad has had several. Apple has such a solid product line because they control everything, whereas Android reminds me of Windows, they build the software and every manufacturer try’s to make it work on their platform which inevitably causes problems. I’ll probably keep my Droid until the 4g iPhone is released on Verizon, bottom line is you can’t beat up Apple as a company just because they are giving the consumers what they want.

  • We just published a fairly in-depth infographic comparing the Droid Bionic vs. iPhone 4 vs. Thunderbolt, check it out: http://skattertech.com/?p=14075

    Disclaimer: It’s my site.

  • LeeInMKE

    OK. Here’s my deal:

    I get the whole ‘I hate i*hone’ thing being this IS droid-life.com. I’m over it. I’m not interested in an i*hone. So…

    Question becomes, Bionic or Thunderbolt. I really like the way the TB looks, and do I really need dual-core? I mean really? Do I? Probably not. *shrug* No HDMI-out is a bit disappointing, but the comment about being able to use the TB as an external HD on my computer is an interesting thought.

    I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since November, and I’m really itching to dump (read: smash with a sledgehammer) my CrackBerry, so I don’t have to worry about buying out any contract or whatnot.

    Also, I live in an area that WILL be getting 4G this year so it’s not like I’ll be getting a 4G phone in 2011 that I won’t be able to utilize until 2013.

    Comments? Ideas? Help??

  • Diman

    This is very interesting!

  • Wayyago

    Thank You, for giving us this helpful information. I appreciate the time you put into it. For Free Apps and more information Go To: http://iphone-droid-apps.com/

  • Anonymous

    I’m a rooted android phone user, have been for a very long time, and I’ll be switching to a jailbroken Verizon iPhone in the near future.

    1. Just because something looks good on paper doesn’t mean you’ll have the same experience once the phone is in your hand.

    2. At the end of the day….the longevity of your phone will be determined by the quality of apps and accessories you can buy. iPhone surpasses android in both.

    If you want to get the most out of your money, get an iPhone and jailbreak it….no ifs, ands, or buts, reservations, restrictions, or excuses.

  • Jsdlkh

    the bionics ram is ddr2 not flash sooooooo

  • Why start selling 4G phones when 4G isn’t even nationwide yet? I would rather have a 3G iphone than pay a premium for a “4G” phone that only works in my city’s limits and then turns 3G outside of it.

    Right now, if I want to experience 4G, I will just keep my wifi radio on.

    4G is the future, just not mainstream yet.

  • Motoxer

    Lets face it. Apple will always be a step behind because Apple intentionally leaves out certain hardware features.
    Thats how they make their money! i-diots! They could have $lapped a 4G radio in the iphone for Verizon, but why when you can put out a 3g version for all you sheep to flock to (‘;
    Im surprised they actually put a flash for the camera on the thing! Only took 3 years…
    I think its pretty safe to say Android has a wayyyyyy larger following now than CrApple so don’t worry. Keep getting it broke off in your A$$ with your low end, non flash supporting small screen peice of trendy pocket candy, that you stand in line for hours to purchase like the sheep you are! While I’m rockin my duel core, 4G Android. Watching free Flash based content on the big screen in 1080 bitches!

  • Carlosdg23

    ENDGADGET FTW

  • Disciple

    I only skimmed the comments, so sorry if this has been one over already. The chart does not mention the fact that the bionic / atrix have DDR2, while the iPhone and the thunderbolt have (presumably) DDR1 or at least some sort of older technology.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get the difference between a qhd screen and normal screen? Would somebody care to explain?

    • C Brownlee17

      Its all just branding made to make it sound fancy

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get the difference between a qhd screen and normal screen? Would somebody care to explain?

  • point blank.. regardless.. the IPHONE sucks .. the phone is too restrictive.. and Android phones are much better…

  • Mrkylelovett

    Lets face it, whatever apple is doing now (i.e front facing camera 1080HD recording) Android will be doing… 6 months later, Android is great and all (I’ve owned all of them except the droid pro) but we are always playing the waiting game, or am I going to get the newst verison of google software, and that is crap, I like my android but apple is in the lead with software updates by a long shot.

    • Michael

      As always. Apple always seems to be the 1st in “pushing the envelope” and getting the next new technology, capability out in the market!

  • Balticzar

    Would it have killed HTC to put a damn HDMI-out port on the Thunderbolt? Now I have to figure out if I wanna go with the Bionic. I’d rather jump ship from Motorola (because of this blasted locked bootloader on my X) but now I have to consider sticking with them. I don’t use the HDMI-out port a whole lot on my X — but when I do — I’m so happy that it’s there. Comes in super handy.

  • Bob

    This could not be any more biased. Comparing specs like camera mp mean nothing when all Moto cameras look god awful, despite their 8mp spec.

    BIONIC runs great, and is in fact, the best Android phone coming out. It surprises me however, that no one cares that every LTE phone is the size of a brick due to the hardware needed to run on LTE. Also, despite the Tegra 2 being dual core, no one seems to care that the Apple OS runs more efficiently (try running ANY 3d game that has been released on both platforms, and you’ll see what I mean).

    I’m not an Apple fan boy by ANY means. In fact, I own a Droid X, and zero Apple products. I love the fact that I can root my device and install custom firmware. I do however, like reading legit, unbiased reviews that actually mean something.

    • Michael

      Why not just make the Galaxy tablet into a smartphone as well cause the phone sizes are catching up to the tablet!

  • Anonymous

    This blog post is pathetic. Comparing futures to a product thats been out for over 6 months. Slow news day or something?

    • Warren Peace

      Uh…..It’s comparing products that will be available at Verizon at the same time. NEWB!!!

    • Cgmartin33

      Um…the Verizon iphone is a “new product” being released the same time as the other “new products.” Write to Apple and ask them why they only changed the radio to CDMA…why not LTE? Also ask them why they couldn’t make something unique for their new carrier. Oh thats right…they only like to dump garbage on people every two years and act like its magical. This is a new phone in a six month old shell…you have Apple to thank for that idiot.

      • Michael

        Ask yourself why am I such a prick!!!!

  • Borbelytomi

    This is obviously a droid “fanboy” site, featuring articles boasting how good android is (loved by people, who can’t afford and/or simply resent apple products), just as there are apple “fanboy” sites, where articles are about how great apple products are (loved by people who are, or at least many are, envious of the more user-friendly and attractive software features of the droid). As such, this site is going to be criticized by the apple “fanboys” just as the apple-lover sites are criticized by droid “fanboys”… What’s the point in fighting? One small note, however: whatever we see on the market now is started by the iPhone (which is “such a crap”), and most features are direct copies from there or expansions of some features introduced by the iPhone, starting even just the basic concept of a phone being just a giant screen… same thing is going on with the iPad now… Seems to be a pattern here…

    • DBK

      Uh, the site is called Droid-Life. Ergo a Droid-oriented site. I’m guessing that’s too complicated a concept for you. Also, those who like openness and the ability to customize like Android, those who like being sheep and simplicity like crapple. And, fyi, Google was working on Android for a while before iOS came out. You see, your lord Mr. Jobs just likes to shove any old thing down your throat, polished or not. Google likes to perfect (in most cases) their product and make it’s code available before releasing it, so we can get the most out of it. Quality (Android) or pre-processed spam (iOS)? I go with quality every time.

      Oh, and go play in traffic.

  • Anonymous

    This info-graphic is a little misleading if you just go by numbers.

    Yes 4″+ screens are nice, but many people find them too ungainly for pockets. I’m definitely not one of them (being a decent sized male who doesn’t wear girl pants), but that can be an issue for some people. And yes SuperLCD and qHD screens are beautiful…only to be surpassed by the Retina Display which is still the highest resolution screen and DPI screen available on phones, and still the benchmark for screen quality 6+ months later.

    The expandability and ability to swap MicroSD cards is a nice feature of Android. I’ve personally been happy with the 16GB MicroSD card in my DROID and the 16GB of built in storage in my Vibrant, but this is definitely a good point of Android. On the other hand most people can fit all of their needed stuff in 16 or 32GB, MicroSD cards are slow and notorious for being a crapshoot quality wise (you can find tons and tons of SD cards that don’t match their class ratings for speed or that have bad sectors, or just generally don’t run right) and the storage on the iPhone can be used for anything. There’s a reason the size limit for apps on the Market is 50MB and the size limit in the App Store is much bigger (I’m not sure if there is a limit). If you’re running anything other than Froyo, any app above 10MB becomes something you have to seriously think about before downloading. And even running Froyo you’re reliant on the dev implementing apps2SD. For me personally, I would gladly take 32GB of storage that could be used for media and apps with no limit instead of 1-2GB of space for apps built in and removable storage that an app may or may not use.

    CPU is a clear win specwise, obviously Tegra 2 is better than the Hummingbird/A4 (the jury is still out on battery life, but it is the clear winner in performance). But specs don’t necessarily translate into actual quantifiable performance to the user. Despite current Android phones having better CPU and RAM specs than the iPhone 4, none of them run any faster. None of them run any apps or play any games that the iPhone 4 can’t (due to being too slow, not Apple’s tight fist over the App Store). Android doesn’t even run smoother than iOS on these higher spec’d phones. In fact, besides the very highest spec’d Android phones I would say even the 3GS with a 600MHz Cortex A8 (or is A7, I’m not sure) runs smoother and can play more demanding games/media. Optimization can go a long way to make up for pure specs, and that is one thing the iPhone excels in.

    You’re absolutely right on HDMI Out. There is nothing on iPhone that competes with that.

    The RAM argument is the same as the CPU argument. Specs don’t tell the full story. Same with the camera. Despite the iPhone only have a 5MP rear camera, it is the undisputed best smartphone camera available if you ignore Nokia (which most of the U.S does)

    • Bob

      Exactly how I feel.

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  • Mesquitaismael

    My only concern is….with the iPhone I heard you will get unlimited data for $30, what about with the LTE phones….I do want the thunderbolt but I do like how fast the iPhone take pics…so far I have the droid 1 I’m ready for an upgrade…

    • DBK

      But i*hone isn’t 4G, so that’s only 3G pricing.

  • The iPhone isn’t a bad phone…. I would use iOS over Android, but the blog is interesting so what can I say. Regardless, VZW LTE market won’t even be in 20 different cities until the end of 2011 so duh? Obviously the iPhone 4 isn’t going to be LTE. You won’t be able to even use the Bionic or Thunderbolt if you live in rural areas like me. The iPhone 5 (or whatever it is to be named) will most likely be LTE capable.

  • Btorezc

    The iPhone 4 is a beautiful phone and a great phone at that. But to me, its kind of boring, all its good for is apps and stuff! I mean android could do the same thing plus more. Motorola is a bit laggy tho, but Samsung and HTC are the best phone companies every! Galaxy S is the best in my opinion!

  • Hogasswildmc

    I wish the guts of the Bionic were in the body of the Thunderbolt….anyone else feel that way?

  • skillet

    As a HUGE Droid fan, you guys are comparing “apples” (no pun intended) to “oranges”. The iPhone 4 has been out for a year! Compare what was available when the iPhone 4 came out and there’s a better comparison. You’re always gonna have somebody playing “follow the leader”, and each company will be playing leap frog. Now granted Apple was at the top of the totem pole for years, but now there are some serious competitors, and for me, to each their own…

    The iPhone won’t appeal to those who want freedom and the availability to do whatever they want, yet it provides a well executed design for people who want a phone that will work flawlessly (minus the antenna issue, but remember AT&T coverage sucks from the get-go). For those computer geeks (like me) who want to mod and have complete customization over their phone, they’ll get a Droid. I have noticed over the past few months that those with iPhones don’t care about the “tech” stuff like most of us. They just want a phone that operates flawlessly and will fit into their everyday life, whether they dock it into their car, computer, surround sound system, etc… (You have to admit, theres a lot more “iPhone integrating tech” for our lives than “Droid integrating tech”….)

    Now, when the iPhone 5 comes out, we’ll have a closer comparison for the Thunderbolt and Bionic, but who knows… there might be new Droids getting ready to launch…

  • Sheba

    I have owned a Droid for the last year & half…love it, but its no iPhone. First, the 4G is only available to certain areas (that’s a problem when travelling), second the iPhone is a good physical size. I don’t want to carry a PC Tablet around in my pocket! The Droids are just too big! Other than that, my only worry with the iPhone is the memory size, but that can be managed the same way I manage my iPod.

  • BeinDroid

    My this escalated quickly!

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  • Chris G

    Honest truth is if its not world phone capable, I don’t want it.

  • Tarsis Brito

    love android love motorolla nobody can beat it not even htc which i feel are the second best original droid revolutionized the android

  • Washingtoniib

    And how does the TB win the ram class with more but you can’t forget the bionic has ddr2 ram which is much faster than that used in the TB their for it doesn’t need as much

  • Jake

    Exactly. Droid and HTC are clearly superior in performance If you have 4G available in your area. and if you don’t they will be limited by the same 3G signal that the I-Phone 4 has. A Ferrari looks great in the driveway but how often will you even be able to take it out of 2nd gear.

  • Justjdub

    the biggest selling point here is 4G vs 3G. and if your heavy into video or video calling that would be huge. but everyone needs to remember that 4G LTE is only available in very few places. so unless you live near a major city you probably don’t have it. and if your like me and live in a remote area you probably wont have it until 2013.

  • yte13

    If you hate it so much why do you keep on making these articles about the iphone. You lost respect from me Kellex… 🙁

    • Michael

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Kellex is being paid to do so.

  • Anonymous

    The USB connector on the Thunderbolt is much more important to me than the HDMI connector. To be able to treat the phone as a external drive on my computer is way more useful. And imagine connecting an external drave to the Thunderbolt!! Downloads to the drive off the Internet via 4G to 1TB of storage….

  • 4ghomie

    These phones aren’t really compared fairly. That’s like comparing my Windows laptop to my Macbook Pro. I own both and even though they have similar specs the performance is no where near equal and neither are the experiences. The software is the real big difference in the devices not the hardware. You should only compare devices with similar software for it to make any real sense. Or compare the software separately Why not throw in the Palm Pre 2, Blackberry Torch and some Windows Mobile 7 phone in there to be fair…

    Just in case you were wondering I posted this from my HTC Incredible too 😉

  • Tony_581

    I agree..sounds like someone is afraid of the iphone lol..im an android user myself..(droid 2 global)but at least I can recognize that the iphone is a good device.

  • Bgweave1ups

    Whats worth it more?…tegra 2…or more ram? After rooting which would I have more freedom, and ultimately more fun with?…hard decision lol

  • Bgweave1ups

    Really not sure which one id grab…been faithful towards Motorola, but the thunderbolt looks very tempting….for sure don’t want another locked down phone like my x.

  • Jawshua

    I’m still sold on the Bionic! I just don’t get having the iPhone on Verizon. All the other Verizon phones have so much freedom with a huge assortment of apps Apple would never allow on their system. Especially if someone switched to an iPhone from a Google based phone, that would be like have nice old democracy and then deciding to move to North Korea. I bet Kim Jong has an iPhone.

  • Usanabob

    You neglected to mention the LG and the Samsung, both of which compete strongly with those mentioned.
    I will be patient and see what is available when.

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  • I love my Incredible, but the iPhone hate is a bit much. People like it because it just works. Music? It’s handled by iTunes. Apps? iTunes (App Store). I’m considering switching to an iPhone, but I really like the way Android integrates with Gmail and how it handles notifications. I’d be willing to give up my widgets and homescreen customizations, but it’s the gmail and notifications that keep me. Once Apple improves upon those, then I’ll be even more likely to switch.

    • Anonymous

      My family has 3 Droids, and iPad and multiple iPods. The iPhone sure looks cool, but if you read your paragraph above, its obvious all you are doing is giving things up. As much as I like the iPad and iPod Touch for games and media, they are poor for email and productivity. Once I got used to podcasts syncing wirelessly (effortlessly) and Napster music streaming on my Droid X, plugging in and syncing the iPad/iPod was a major pain. Using an iPhone would be too much of a nuisance for me. What exactly are you gaining?

  • Gotti

    This is what im talking about kellex. Droid life is back!

  • IPhone

    I want iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone

  • BPK

    The only row that matters to me on that chart is the one labeled “OS.” I don’t care if the next iphone has quad processors. I will just buy whichever Android phone has the best specs when I am ready for my upgrade. My “experience” with my phone is affected much more by my OS than by how fast the processor runs or by how much RAM it has, and I currently prefer the Android experience. If the next version of iOS improves (and I’m sure it will), my feelings could change. Time will tell…

  • This article is a joke. It’s one of those “our product makes us feel good stories”. Your comparing a phone that will be avaiible in a month, The Thunder Bolt “Might” arrive in March or later knowing HTC. The Bionic is rumored in June. That’s the sametime as the IPhone 5. So if your going to show a chart that’s real, show us phones that I can actually walk into a store and buy.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not Kellex’s fault that Apple ain’t sayin’ what the next iPhone’s specs are gonna be. This is just a comparison of devices that we KNOW will be available in a few months.

  • Anonymous

    I will take whichever one of the above three is free, without contract extension or strings attached. (if it’s an iphone, I’ll put it on ebay and get myself the thunderbolt).

    What I really, really like about all this, is getting the thunderbolt OS ported over to my rooted incredible. Geez I love my phone. And I’m going to save money by not upgrading until I’m eligible next year! So when the Bionic and the Thunderbolt are long forgotten, and my wheezing incredible will barely boot cyanogenmod 8, I’ll jump on 4G. But HTC all the way for me.

    I really wanted to go Moto, but HTC’s are bulletproof. ;p

  • Anonymous

    Getting excited for what’s coming in Fall of 2011…when my upgrade is due!!

  • Anonymous

    Is this what its going to be like the next few weeks. In the grand scheme of things these are just phones we aretalking about. Just get whatever damn phone makes you happiest. How about some more info on the thundebolt and bionic please.

  • Noway

    Honestly I’m not surprised at all about Verizon cannibalizing one of its money makers. Will Android take a second seat? Who knows, does it really matter? And by the way I love reading the comments you can totally pick out the iPhone fans. Another FYI your iPhone can dual boot Android ( with some tinkering ) so who cares what the chart says. Grow up it is just a phone.

  • Anonymous

    How about including all the screen resolutions and front facing camera resolutions on the chart?

    Droid Bionic: 540 x 960 pixel screen, VGA front facing camera
    HTC Thunderbolt: 480 x 800 screen, 1.3mp front facing camera (which you did mention)
    iPhone 4: 640 x 960 pixel screen, VGA front facing camera

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2c7p8hm

  • The i*hone is nice and all and its coming out soon…but I like being able to customize my phone and I like the prospect of roms and I intend to create roms. I’m not on verizon yet so I won’t mind waiting for the BIONIC. Bootloader or not, I’m gonna be satisfied with that phone. On another note, whats with the crying over Bionic not having a full gig of ram? So what if Atrix has it. It has a reason for it. Guess the “grass is greener” affect never goes away lol.

  • Rudybikerpunk

    I’m leaning to the Bionic but come on Motto was it that hard to put in a full gig of ram I mean really!? and HTC needs to wake up not to beat a dead horse

  • C Brownlee17

    Dang! I have a droid two and I like keeping up with my droid news but crap y’all freaking worship google accept ios is also a great platform just like android but all y’all do is smash the iphone in every way possible (yes the droid bionic and thunderbolt have bigger screens but iphone 4 has a far denser pixel density) and the iphone 4 came out early summer so no crap its not as good but at the time in came out it was far more advanced than android phones so chiill out and give people their freedom to the smartphone of their choice!

    • Anonymous

      Who cares about pixel density? I got a 960×480 image, copy/pasted a “checkerboard” of white and black pixels over the entire thing with Paint and set it as my wallpaper. It looks gray. That shows that my retinas ca’t distinguish individual pixels on the DROID Incredible. By the way, I’m 16 and have at least 20/20 vision.

      • C Brownlee17

        Ha i have 20/20 vision too but I don’t care about pixel density either I was just using an example and that shows that the ipones screen has so many pixel you can differenciate them

  • i cant see why anyone who has had a droid of some type would EVER switch to or back to an inferior device…..cant wait for the bionic myself!!!

    • Tarsis Brito

      droid bionic all the way i wish it was 1g of ram but of well we dont need it

  • I think it should be pointed out that the Bionic has DDR2 RAM. Literally double the data rate.

  • Shoc2

    Even though this chart favors the Droid and Thunderbolt, the reason why iPhone continues outselling any phone is because of it’s OS.

    • Bikee4

      What’s so great about iOS? I think Apple has better marketing than products.

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t Android just surpass the ios in

  • Anonymous

    To all those saying it isn’t a fair comparison – of course it is. You are comparing Verizon’s latest releases – three smartphones on a network that are all being released around the same time. Feel free to make up your own charts to compare whatever phones you want. When the iphone 5 comes around, I’m certain that there will be a chart comparing it to the latest Android releases as well.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I don’t understand all the hate and trolls. All Kellex did was post a comparison chart of 3 phones that will be released at a similar date so that people getting ready to upgrade can consider the options. Then all the iPhone trolls come into an Android forum and start talking about how defensive Android people are about their phones that they have to “bash” the iPhone. Sounds to me like those are the sensitive ones who don’t like the comparison. I think what Kellex is trying to say is regardless of which OS you prefer, it would be kind of stupid to waste an upgrade on the iPhone 4 because it’s coming to Verizon late in the game. Either get a next-gen Android phone or wait for the iPhone 5. But don’t be surprised that you encounter Android fans in an Android forum…

  • Anonymous

    Man, I don’t understand all the hate and trolls. All Kellex did was post a comparison chart of 3 phones that will be released at a similar date so that people getting ready to upgrade can consider the options. Then all the iPhone trolls come into an Android forum and start talking about how defensive Android people are about their phones that they have to “bash” the iPhone. Sounds to me like those are the sensitive ones who don’t like the comparison. I think what Kellex is trying to say is regardless of which OS you prefer, it would be kind of stupid to waste an upgrade on the iPhone 4 because it’s coming to Verizon late in the game. Either get a next-gen Android phone or wait for the iPhone 5. But don’t be surprised that you encounter Android fans in an Android forum…

    • sov1et

      I’m not sure if if this is a response to my post or you’re putting me in the group you’re responding to. Either way, my post was solely directed at Kellex and not the readers. Read my post and tell me with a straight face that I’m a hater and troll. I’ve had a Droid for the longest time, probably longer than you; I’m devoid of iOS gear. How can I be an Android hater?

      This is a Android site no doubt; so I fully expect Android fanboys here. It’s just that I don’t expect Kellex to get into such childish antics that fanboys tend to get involved in. Calling people that might consider the iPhone soccer moms, and not having an ounce of tech knowledge?

      Who’s really the hater here?

      • Anonymous

        Who’s really the hater here??

        Ummm perhaps that may be you, by hating on Kellex for running HIS site however the hell he pleases…

        I mean do you really not see how annoying all this ‘hype’ over a phone that’s close to being replaced would be to someone who runs a site that dedicates itself to bringing its readers up to date info on the latest and greatest devices available??

        I think Kellex is actually doing his readers a favor by giving them (a perhaps bit over the top) heads up to not get caught up in all the hype surrounding the ‘new’ addition to the Verizon lineup. There are no doubt uninformed individuals who, when seeing this announcement would have been led to believe that this was actually a new release of a new up to date device instead of the rehashing that it is if someone hadn’t taken the time to clarify for them.

        Again, good job Kellex!!

        • sov1et

          For the one-plus year I’ve been following this blog, I also agree Kellex has been stellar with keeping us up-to-date with the Android news and in-the-know with the Android modding community. A well-informed person with who shares his information with the rest of us.

          That’s why I’m weirded out with the way he’s behaving today. The iPhone just seems to give him a tick. What he said in the previous article was not very Kellex-like: insulting people cuz they happen to make a certain decision on the phone they want.

          • DroidzFX

            Dude your acting like someones MOM. Childish antics? behavior? You gonna put Kellex in timeout?

          • Michael

            Kellex should be on time out cause he’s always on point, except when it comes to the iPhone.

        • Michael

          that’s close to be being replaced? what world do you live in? Sov1et has just as much right as Kellex to state his opinion. Just because this site was created by Kellex, doesn’t give him excuse to be childish!

          Difference between me, Sov1et, and all the rest of us that knows how to embrace, enjoy, appreciate, and respect all the great gadgets available today knows how to just “appreciate” w/o cutting other people down, calling other people names, using profanity, attacking people’s intelligence, and so on and so on…

          Look, us iPhone fans are just as much of Android fans and there’s nothing wrong with that! Android fans and iPhone fans CAN “co-exist” so stop this ridiculous hatred and senseless loyalty over a phone!

          Being an AnDroid fanatic “DOES NOT” put food on your tables or put roof over your heads (except Kellex maybe as he may be getting paid to advertise all the Android lineups, which I think is very cool), nor define who we are! It’s a convenient device, and so is the iPhone and there’s absolutely no harm, no foul for having a preference!!

          I keep repeating myself here but, just welcome it maturely and move on to VZW and be glad another great phone has been added to the product line. But the whole point of my original post was to point out that it was a “low blow” and a seemingly desperate attempt to put a 3G phone next to what’s not even available, upcoming 4G phones.

          Again, Apple by choice sticks to its ONE and only smartphone and yet, STILL stays competitive and gets additional features as needed in their own terms. To me, this alone is impressive, but I know I’m going to get bashed again for making such comment.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry Sov1et, I wasn’t intending a “reply”, just a reaction-post to the
        comments I read before me.

  • Anonymous

    for what i need it to do android is better than the iphone. for what the next person might need it to do the iphone would be better. i’ll do my research and if the iphone better suits my needs, then i’ll jump ship…however, if the iphone and android both meet my needs to the same level, then i’m sticking with android.

    • Michael

      did you even understand what you just wrote?

      • Guess you’re not that smart. Based on his needs, the android is better. Based on others’ needs, the iPhone MIGHT be better. He doesn’t feel he has all the information between the 2 devices, so he will do more research. He is leaning towards the android.

        • Michael

          haha, obviously you didn’t get my joke since you took it literally. Maybe your bulb is lacking from its full wattage. I was just simply entertained by what could have been simply stated that turned into a riddle, but thanks for taking the liberty to make it less interesting.

      • Anonymous

        sorry i made a post that was difficult to wrap your head around 😉

  • Cabarete007

    Hey Apple, I’m happy for you and I’ma let you finish, but ANDROID IS THE BEST OS EVERRRRR!!!!!!

    • tarsis

      i agree apple still a top dog phone out there and it always will be but it wont be number one again by having an android phone u can do anything with it run various apps at once which it is something iphone 5 might imitate from android

  • Anonymous

    iPhone now sucks.

    • Michael

      wow thanks for such brilliant comment. How long did it take you to come up with it?

      • Bikee4

        Go back to Engadget, Steve doesn’t like his robots wandering off.

  • sov1et

    I’ve been a frequent visitor of droid-life for awhile now and subscribed to its rss feed, but the way Kellex has presented his articles today is rather disappointing. First, you have an iPhone launch announcement article that he didn’t even want to post but did so anyway so just so he can bash it (or bashing just the hype of that fact. C’mon, you can’t tell me the Droid X and Nexus S were hyped as hell too, but that didn’t bother him). A poll with two options to pick from, but him being persuasive and presenting a case for only one of the options to vote for. And now this article, where he compares an iOS device that came out last year to two Android pickin’s that aren’t even out yet.

    Sensationalistic journalism is reserved for tabloids and Fox News. You given us great articles in the past: great Android apps you can’t get in the Marketplace, the latest news on ROMs, etc. I’ve learned how to root my OG Droid through this site. You now bash people who would consider getting an iPhone because you think they drive mini-vans and are tech-illiterate. You also can’t understand the concept that some people just don’t want a big phone. Bigger screen doesn’t mean better product. Some people want 3.5-inch, others want +4-inch.

    You’re better than this Kellex.

    • Michael

      couldn’t agree more!

      • tarsis

        you are a fake michael sell your droid get your iphone 4 never come in here that’s all

        • Michael

          haha.. looks like someone is starting to get a bit sensitive!

    • in all fairness, the i*phone isn’t even out yet on verizon.

    • Mike

      It is called Droid Life last time I checked, not iPhone life.

      • Anonymous

        Which means that kellex should be posting about everything that has a direct effect on droid owners, and the iPhone coming to verizon is a huge effect and will have a large impact. By your logic, kellex should not have even posted about the nexus s.

      • Anonymous

        Which means that kellex should be posting about everything that has a direct effect on droid owners, and the iPhone coming to verizon is a huge effect and will have a large impact. By your logic, kellex should not have even posted about the nexus s.

      • tarsis

        they dont have an iphone site so they can talk about their crappy phone lol that’s how boring apple is

    • DarkHeart

      Ummm, if you read up on all the news that has ever been posted ABOUT the Iphone or even regarding it, there has been a distasteful post about it. This is Android here, Kellex doesn’t like the phone he is entitled to bash it if he feels. What I don’t understand is why would Iphone users come here and NOT expect there to be Iphone hate here from the posters to the readers……. Makes no sense, I don’t think Iphone is running Android 1.5 – 2.2…. Or is it? Nope didn’t think so. The phone isn’t going to be liked here and the people that have one get harrassed just as much sooo. Come on man, that’s just the way it is.

      • sov1et

        Yeah, maybe I’m asking for too much here. I would rather not see any iPhone news here instead of news bashing it. I stopped reading Gizmodo cuz of the sheer volume of Apple articles they put out during their press conferences.

        • DarkHeart

          But see, that’s the thing. You’d rather not see any news on it but don’t want to hear bashing on it. Ok, that’s like going to Hooters and saying, well I rather not see the girls if you’re going to talk about how hot (or not) the females are that work there. No matter what the subject, you’re always going to get the good side, and the bad side from people. Especially on a blog, forum, news site, etc. You can’t have one and not the other.

    • jpak

      If you don’t like how kellex runs his rss feed….don’t subscribe to it. Don’t make him to be unbiased when we all know what this site is all about. Subscribe to a unbiased feed or better yet an i*hone site. Let Kellex be who he is, a Droid lover.

    • DBK

      DX and the NS are android phones and phones he liked, so why would that bother him? Remember, this is a Droid-oriented site.

  • I think it’s dumb to compare a 3G phone to the 4G phones of course the 4G is better because its newer. compare it to the other 3G phones

    • well we COULD compare the phones to the i*phone IF THE i*PHONE HAD 4G!!!

    • well we COULD compare the phones to the i*phone IF THE i*PHONE HAD 4G!!!

  • shr1k3r

    o my why can’t the bionic have a gig of ram and laptop dock!

    • DBK

      Because it is too powerful for them. Plus the tiny bit of extra memory is not going to mean anything once AT&T’s network butt rapes it.

  • Anonymous

    this is kinda an unfair comparison, cause by the time the thunderbolt and bionic come out, iphone 5 will be right around the corner. i have an upgrade in july so ive got a big decision to make

  • Greg [Again]

    My thing is… How can you compare 4g phones to anything… and we dont even have a release date? lol. THATS funny. Android fan or not.. I see it as hilarious. Like Verizon just said ‘we’ll tell all the Android users they get 4g first… then release the iphone in February.. then let Steve Jobs go and release the iphone5 in June, and make more money by making a 4g version for the summer.

    Verizon wins.

  • Anonymous

    just got a DX a few days ago and i’m loving it. it seems no matter when you get a device it’ll always be behind the curve within 3 months tops anyway

  • trdsoup25

    I love this website =]. Thank you, Droid-Life, for entertaining AND educating me…real talk lol.

  • Anonymous

    While I do understand Kellex’s point here (that rushing out to get the iPhone is a waste of time considering it’s pretty much already outdated), this is not a fair comparison. Of course two completely new LTE phones that haven’t even been released yet will look better when comparing them to the specs of the iPhone. A true side-by-side would be looking at the Bionic and Thunderbolt vs. an iPhone 5 (which I know isn’t possible at this moment).

    I love Android and it would take an enormous change in iOS for me to switch. I’m 99% certain that I’m getting a Bionic when it comes out. But all this iPhone and Apple hate is really annoying and it’s time for Kellex to stop spreading it.

  • Anonymous

    While I do understand Kellex’s point here (that rushing out to get the iPhone is a waste of time considering it’s pretty much already outdated), this is not a fair comparison. Of course two completely new LTE phones that haven’t even been released yet will look better when comparing them to the specs of the iPhone. A true side-by-side would be looking at the Bionic and Thunderbolt vs. an iPhone 5 (which I know isn’t possible at this moment).

    I love Android and it would take an enormous change in iOS for me to switch. I’m 99% certain that I’m getting a Bionic when it comes out. But all this iPhone and Apple hate is really annoying and it’s time for Kellex to stop spreading it.

    • Anonymous

      Agree, a waste of space and time to read. Lets just compare a Razr to iPhone to Incredible. Same bananas and kiwis in my mind.

  • Greg

    Im an avid Android user but you sound really biased with this dude. “google apps” as a category? Honestly? And we know the Bionic doesnt have 1ghz.. Dont do that. Makes the rest of us android users look like we’re desparate for people to use the same devices just because it doesnt say iphone. Never seen this much hate when blackberries come out. Then the comments in here just seem MORTON’s salty.

  • Anonymous

    Just read the title of this post and thought “oh god, this is going to be bad for the poor iPhone”

  • Mark

    I have the DX and I love it. No way I would buy the iphone 4 for myself to take it’s place. I will, however, be buying the Iphone 4 for my girlfriend.

    • tarsis

      yea its more like a girly phone and droid incredible was the same one but it is an android family. I have to give props for htc and their products also evo 4 was top seller 2010 but the android family took over droid x the best phone 2010 no question asked

  • Salsa_33

    You forgot to add “FLASH PLAYER 10.1” to the chart. That’s something I know I would consider when choosing my next phone. So is whether it was a physical keyboard but none of these have it.

  • Anonymous

    I have the original Droid, if I’m somehow eligible to upgrade, I’m DEFINITELY getting the DROID BIONIC.
    Screw the iBitch.

  • Anonymous

    I have the original Droid, if I’m somehow eligible to upgrade, I’m DEFINITELY getting the DROID BIONIC.
    Screw the iBitch.

    • tarsis

      great choice dont worry they find a way to root it

  • Eric

    I had an iPhone 3G, and then, bought the, 3GS right before the iPhone 4 was announced (missed the cut off too). Jailbroken iPhone was about the best I could get.

    Got a Droid X on release day, and even with the locked bootloader I had a great deal of customization. I can add my own SMS tones via a free Market app.

    I really only care about iPhone being on Vzw because it may ruin my unlimited data plan, other than that, I don’t care.

    Kellex, for every reader like me, though, who hated BOTH iPhone and AT&T experiences, there are several others who this article will chase away. Please, no more iPhone news.

    P.S. to all calling this a cheap shot: the comparison is fair because all three get a similar release date and price.

    • Michael

      You think this is far just because it gets a similar release date and price? these two facts alone justifies being fair comparison? haha, are you for real? Man, what rock did you crawl out from?

      • Anonymous

        this is a fair comparison because these are the phones that will be available at the time the iphone 4 comes to verizon…yes, the iphone5 may be a better phone, but it wont be available for some time, so when the iphone5 comes out, compare it to the android phones that are coming out then, not these two which will be outdated by then.
        if i go to vzw and compare phones, i dont compare whats coming out 6 months from now, i compare the 3 or 4 best that are coming out the closest to my upgrade date.

  • Rayala3

    I still haven’t used an Android device that is even close to the iPhone. Maybe the Bionic or Thunderbolt will finally be as nice a iPhone. And I will believe it when it happens.

  • Rayala3

    I still haven’t used an Android device that is even close to the iPhone. Maybe the Bionic or Thunderbolt will finally be as nice a iPhone. And I will believe it when it happens.

  • Rayala3

    I still haven’t used an Android device that is even close to the iPhone. Maybe the Bionic or Thunderbolt will finally be as nice a iPhone. And I will believe it when it happens.

    • Are you stupid or just dumb??? I’ve never used an i*hone that even remotely comes close to my DroidX!

  • I guess it would depend on when 4G finally makes it’s way to where I live…no point in worrying about a 4G phone when I don’t have the service. I’m on the fence though…everyone I know who has an iPhone loves the phone just LOATHES the service from AT&T.

  • I guess it would depend on when 4G finally makes it’s way to where I live…no point in worrying about a 4G phone when I don’t have the service. I’m on the fence though…everyone I know who has an iPhone loves the phone just LOATHES the service from AT&T.

  • I guess it would depend on when 4G finally makes it’s way to where I live…no point in worrying about a 4G phone when I don’t have the service. I’m on the fence though…everyone I know who has an iPhone loves the phone just LOATHES the service from AT&T.

  • Anonymous

    Did he just make this post to show the iphone is inferior? Alright kellex we get it sheesh.. take it easy.

  • Look at this fanboy site. Please stop posting fanboyish info.

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps you missed the name of this website? I suggest doing that immediately and then reading the About page located here: http://www.droid-life.com/about/

    • i dont go on tipb.com and make posts about there being fanboys because thats what the site is and i would look stupid. this is DROID-LIFE if u didnt notice, which means people that use this site generally are fanboys because anyone can just browse through engadget and get little snippits of android news but i come here because i want only android news.
      go to tipb please

  • Michael

    even Verizon themselves gives such props and poignant statement:

    “iPhone 4. Verizon. It begins.”

    Haha.. I love it! Gives me goose bumps to see what the next gen has in store for us!

    • a new design so you can’t make calls on your “PHONE”!

    • a new design so you can’t make calls on your “PHONE”!

  • Same, Thunderbolt is screaming my name. I am coming from an OG Droid, and an encrypted bootloader is just a no-go for me. Never used to like Sense, but with all the praise from the D Inc, I figured it can’t be too bad. 😀

    • since the BIONIC isn’t a OMAP processor, will it have a encrypted bootloader?

  • Tojiro

    Yeah, but the Bionic is encrusted with BLUR, which nullifies every other point in its favor.

    …what, you think I’m joking?

  • How is it that you guys all have Droid X’s and still have upgrades in a few weeks? I get an upgrade every few never

  • How is it that you guys all have Droid X’s and still have upgrades in a few weeks? I get an upgrade every few never

  • How is it that you guys all have Droid X’s and still have upgrades in a few weeks? I get an upgrade every few never

  • How is it that you guys all have Droid X’s and still have upgrades in a few weeks? I get an upgrade every few never

  • How is it that you guys all have Droid X’s and still have upgrades in a few weeks? I get an upgrade every few never

    • DROIDMANX

      Some of us paid full retail for the droid x for this very reason

  • DROIDMANX

    Im Gonna Rule The Air With The Iphone 5 This Summer On 4G…..woooooohoooooo! Im Done With Blur & Oh Yea Theres A Flash Equivalent For The Current Iphone 4….. So Please Droidlifers Please Remove Kellex’s Nuts From Your Mouth…..LMAO

  • DROIDMANX

    Im Gonna Rule The Air With The Iphone 5 This Summer On 4G…..woooooohoooooo! Im Done With Blur & Oh Yea Theres A Flash Equivalent For The Current Iphone 4….. So Please Droidlifers Please Remove Kellex’s Nuts From Your Mouth…..LMAO

  • DROIDMANX

    Im Gonna Rule The Air With The Iphone 5 This Summer On 4G…..woooooohoooooo! Im Done With Blur & Oh Yea Theres A Flash Equivalent For The Current Iphone 4….. So Please Droidlifers Please Remove Kellex’s Nuts From Your Mouth…..LMAO

  • DROIDMANX

    Im Gonna Rule The Air With The Iphone 5 This Summer On 4G…..woooooohoooooo! Im Done With Blur & Oh Yea Theres A Flash Equivalent For The Current Iphone 4….. So Please Droidlifers Please Remove Kellex’s Nuts From Your Mouth…..LMAO

  • DROIDMANX

    Im Gonna Rule The Air With The Iphone 5 This Summer On 4G…..woooooohoooooo! Im Done With Blur & Oh Yea Theres A Flash Equivalent For The Current Iphone 4….. So Please Droidlifers Please Remove Kellex’s Nuts From Your Mouth…..LMAO

    • Michael

      good one!

    • Anonymous

      How are stevie jobs tasting buddy?????

      • Michael

        you tell us CORYK333 since it seems like you’re speaking from experience!

    • tarsis

      lets see who will win the battle since iphone have competitors now they are not the king like there were on 2007 android is and always will be for now on iphone 5 another motorolla phone with honeycomb in it 🙂 and if you rooted use apex 1.3 you can use the blur that you want love my droid x using apex 1.3 using autokiller program. iphone 5 it will be just 4 g and nothing else

    • Michael

      yeah you are! woohoo! and us iPhone fans will be there with ya!

    • Michael

      yeah you are! woohoo! and us iPhone fans will be there with ya!

  • Donnyd

    Android sites are complete garbage!!! They only tout the HARDWARE that android runs on. They never tout the OS or the APPLICATIONS it can run!!!!!! ANBDROID has no support from DEVS…..all it has is 10000000 wallpapers and themes…..WORTHLESS!!! I learned my lesson!!!!!!!!

    • DBK

      Because maybe this is a DROID site? You want Android news, try an.droid-life.com, since that is the Android site.

      Oh, and while you are at it, go play in traffic.

  • sanford

    Missed one most import thing:
    All RAMs are not created equal. Bionic will have DDR2 RAM while all others are slow old version of RAM.

  • Davep1982

    Kellex, would you take a Ford Model T or wait for wormhole technology for instant transportation?

    I’ve owned both iPhone 4 and Droid X. Both phones are awesome in their own ways. I CAN tell you one thing droid doesn’t….have a self fix button ala iTunes.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, itunes

  • Wowza

    wow that’s a low blow iphone 4 is about a year old and the rest of the phone is not even out yet, guess android is scared to be putting up comparison charts like this.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, iPhone 4 came out at the end of June, making it less than 7 months old. The Droid X came out a few weeks later.

      How is this a low blow? It’s the much-hyped Verizon iPhone being compared to upcoming phones that can blow it out of the water. Quite frankly, it’s hard for me to imagine how even the iPhone 5 could compare to these 4.3″ monsters.

      • tarsis

        and now these 4.3 monster will run hd display droid family are the best phone and the x its was the best on 2010 bionic and the atrix the best 2011

  • Michael

    haha of course Keliex would post this. Anything to discredit iPhone right? How can you compare 4G lineup with iPhone 4? It’s like comparing last year’s car model with its current, new one.

    Come on,such a low blow! Like I’ve said, for now Apple and VZW met consumer’s demands by offering an iPhone that’s currently available in the market, which is the iPhone 4. Meanwhile, Apple is currently working on iPhone 5 (4G) and they’re not going to rush the development just to meet today’s announcement, or Feb. 10th release of the 4G version.

    Tim Cook mentiones two reasons why 4G version is not available just yet:

    1. LTW chipsets force design changes we wouldn’t make.
    2. And Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now.

    So let’s be mature about this. More you guys discredit the iPhone, more it tells me how threatened by some of us are by what iPhone started in its first place. Why can’t we just embrace having all the great smartphones on one of the most reliable network and celebrate? When it all comes down to it, it’s all about personal preference.

    I can’t wait to find out what iPhone 5 will feature and I know for certain that I’m not the only one, but I’m sure most of us that read this won’t be man enough to admit it. Such a shame. Go Android phones and go iPhone!

    • does the bionic have a fm radio ????? also fm transmitter ??????

    • MeMike

      The two release schedules are never going to be sync’d up, so you’re always going to be comparing an older model versus a new one.

      This is based upon what we know now; these 3 phones are probably going to be released within the next 2-3 months. Then a discussion ensues about which one to buy. How’s that biased?

      In 6 months when the new iPhone is about to be launched, another similar chart will be completed with phones that are going to be released around that timeframe, and a discussion will ensue.

      So, what’s your problem? That the chart for the next 2-3 months looks bad for the iPhone? Cheer up, in 6 months this chart might look a bit different. Then again, it might not…

      • Michael

        I have absolutely no problem at all. Do you? My point is, if you want to compare iPhone 4, which is a 3G phone, then compare 3G Android phones that’s also currently in the market NOW.

        Funny thing is, Thunderbolt, other than being 4G compare to iPhone 4 there’s not that much of prominent impressive features! And let’s not forget about iPhone 4 offering 5 mobile hotspots.

        • Bob

          no, *the* point is this is comparing what is available now. not what a fair comparison is in your opinion, of the levels of technology.

          • Michael

            right and by comparing what’s available NOW, of course iPhone is going to appear inferior because it’s a year old! and that’s the whole intention of this post by Kellex, which is to discredit iPhone by comparing to coming lineups of 4G phones.

            Just because Android phones come up with different version of upgrades with different names like every other month doesn’t mean they’re better smartphone. iPhone manages to upgrade approximately per year, yet it’s still one of the most successful smartphones today.

            Apple always manages to move the trend of today’s technology and everyone else seems to fall right behind them. Let’s not forget that iPhone was the blueprint of today’s existing touchscreen smartphones.

          • Gotti

            Hey michael, why don’t you find an Apple fanboy cite where you can debate whether Jobs c**k is less than or greater than 4.3 inches.

          • kmk

            haha… Like other people said…how can you not compare three phones that are coming out around the same time? Certain phones have features (4g) that people would prefer. You CAN compare them. A 3g device is being released when 4g devices are coming out. I just wouldn’t expect verizon to sell many 3g phones when 4g phones are released….except for those stupid people that just buy apply products because you see your other soccer mom friends with apple devices and you want to be cool like them

          • Michael

            and such people are called brainless bandwagon pioneers. sad.

          • iphonesucks!

            just like you jumped on the iphone BANDWAGON!!!!!! yup your trendy

          • Michael

            Bandwagon? I’ve been an iPhone fan since it came out back in 2007, but I wanted reliable network, which is why I held off from getting one until now so don’t be stating about things you don’t know.

            Not everyone is like you so don’t make any assumptions cause you know what they, you end up being nothing but an ass!

          • tarsis

            they were good back then when they were only competing with rim from blackberry iphone users and apple are mad because android has taken over the smartphone era

          • i*hone&droid user

            michael i think your riding the apple train. the i*hone 4 IS NOT AVAILABLE on verizon, which is the same as the bionic and thunderbolt. get over it. this website is call droid-life, not cell-life or apple-life. we are here because we like android.

          • tarsis

            we dont like android we love android and motorolla and htc the best

          • Michael

            hey Gotti, why don’t you find a porn site that has lots of c**ks since you’re so fascinated with male’s genital and this is your only way to hold up a conversation here! Do everyone a favor and come out of the closet if you haven’t already!

          • Steve Jobs

            Hey Michael, Steve Jobs called. He wants you back to your job of putting your lips on his junk ASAP.

          • Michael

            funny how this is coming from someone who using his name to disguise himself. Anyone see the parody in here? besides, your mom from the ho town is all up on SJ grill anyways so think he’s taken care of!

          • tarsis

            i can see your are getting mad with us lol you will never win the debate iphone is a good phone but cant never being compare with the android phones lol

          • Michael

            oh hey Tarsis! mad? haha far from it. I’m being entertained by all these posts. Especially when someone has to go rated X to prove a point. lol!

          • tarsis

            4.3 inch it is just perfect not to big not to small we have to give props to htc which was the first one who made the 4.3 inch display the evo 4g then it was the droid x

          • tarsis

            there you go that means that iphone cant compete with the top dogs and the android world why they dont have the iphone 5 by now motorolla has came out with like 6 hot android devices and more to come 🙂 go motorolla and android

          • Michael

            why are you leaving out the fact that Apple and its iPhone is what started it all back in 2007?

          • DarkHeart

            Probably because even though the amount of people that had a Iphone back then, others had different devices like the dreaded Blackberry, or some other kind of nifty phone. You have to understand, a lot of these folks never cared for the Iphone even when it started.

          • Michael

            what BB device are you referring to? If you say Storm, then I don’t even want to bother continuing this discussion. Let me clear once again, first mainstream touchscreen smartphone.

          • tarsis

            not it was not first android was g1 and first smartphone was the blackberry get your fact straights.

          • Bhavinbpatel

            Michael..

            Let’s not forget that iPhone was the blueprint of today’s existing touchscreen smartphones

            “Was” is the key word here.

          • Michael

            I’m glad you admit to it! Thanks! Oh btw, was and still will be.

          • tarsis

            no they do change things unlike iphone i have the droid x and on the bionic i will have hd display tegra duo processor front facing camara iphone take a year to upgrade their phones and they leave them the same was as the old ones

          • Scott

            can we just be honest. the real reason that the iphone new models arrive every 16 months is because thier estimated battery life is 18 months.. Think about it you cannot replace an iphone battery. When the battery dies you need a new model. Hence the 16 month life cycle. As for which is better who really knows, i may like squash you may not. If you are going to compare specs the droid wins. you wanna compare users like or evern apps available then the winner will be different.

        • Why bring up the hotspots? My ancient OG Droid works fine as a free mobile hotspot, I don’t see how that’s a plus for iOS

          Anyway, the Thunderbolt is faster, has more RAM, a better processor, AND 4G. What’s there to like about the iPhone 4 next to it?

          The iPhone 4 isn’t coming out for another month on Verizon, why do we need to compare it to six month old phones when the purchase decision is between that and the other phones on the horizon?

          Even if I was objective, your arguments hold no merit

          • themood

            I’m with poster. Why compare phones on the horizon is the point exactly. All these phones are “on the horizon” his argument holds plenty of merit because currently the iPhone 4 is a inkling behind future phones, and about the time you get one, the new iPhone will come out and embarass it. And again, it’ll take a year to catch up. Dinc user posting this so I’m non-bias.

          • Michael

            and I myself am an original Droid owner so my statement is non-biased as well.

          • Jake_The_LD

            What exactly did the Iphone4 embarrass besides its self? and new features like what? You can’t hold your phone like this or you’ll loose signal oh wait here is a free jacket for your phone that makes it big and bulky. The only new features that were worth anything on the iphone4 were the new screen, camera and front facing camera. Seriously though how ling did it take apple to allow Copy and paste or media messaging. So no I don’t see the iPhone5 being that big of a deal besides getting 4G which Android phones will already have!

          • Dj Snyder

            And because LTE isn’t that big of a deal and sales will be slow they will allow us to purchase these excellent droid phone at a buy 1 get 1 free…

          • You’re a tool. Lets be honest, it took Apple awhile to allow copy/paste but they still have by far the best implementation. The problem with people like you is you think greatness comes over night or in the tech world without serious R&D. The iPhone is always regarded as one of the top smarthphones on the market next to these so called higher spec’d phones every year why? User experience, great support, superior ecosystem, and build quality. Plus for what its worth its just better for productivity. Android doesn’t even have proper exchange support, now sure iOS can be better but just blatant refusal to acknowledge how good of a device it is makes you look incompetent. Android has its advantages and iOS has its. They’re both pretty good operating systems, no need for bashing

          • Tigerarmy

            Ecosystem: a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.

            There are no organisms in an iphone, you’re just repeating apple marketing slogans.

          • Kmac

            The only bashing i heard was the “You’re a tool” statement you made

          • Jmac74

            Iphones are girly phones! Android blows them away. Iphones have the coolness factor and thats it. The Androis system is completely customizable and offers way more options. If Steve Jobbs would get out of the way, maybe Apple could step it to the next level, but until then they will be a couple of steps behind!

          • 007media

            Spell Check Please…makes you sound stupid.

          • Tarsis Brito

            i agree when iphone 5 comes out motorolla and htc will come out with another device even better than the bionic, which it is by far the best android so far including droid atrix

          • How is the Bionic better than the Atrix, other than how AT&T locks down their Android phones? I’d take double the RAM over .3 inches of screen… Regardless, I’m willing to bet the iPhone 5 will have lower (or equal) specs than the Atrix.

          • Tarsis Brito

            atrix has more ram but bionic has more pixel and better carrier, which is verizon motorolla and verizon should agree to have bionic and atrix but remember verizon does not always get the best phone. At&t got rid of iphone just to have a better phone the atrix

          • Cloudxv

            Bionic also seems to sport a 8MP camera where as the Atrix has 5 MP…but yes essentially the same minus the ram for bionic

          • Helgium

            The Atrix has DDR memory, the Bionic is sporting DDR2 which can be up to twice as fast.

          • shadpoo

            WAT

          • Rikw

            You need to read the specs a little better. The Atrix will have I gig of DDR Ram and the Bionic will have 512 MB of DDR2. So it will be about the same.

          • Ram Man

            Ram This

          • Jxasifal

            People buy an iPhone because it is ‘cool’. Just as people buy gas guzzling vehicles instead of minivans. It is all about building a decent enough phone with loads of marketing. Unless Google and other phone makers spend tons on Android marketing, Apple will own the higher end of the market. Android will have a higher market share but Apple will get the most paying customers. Image is everything in our times !

          • Anonymous

            actually the ram doesn’t matter much
            My galaxy S got 512MB ram but the android system (with a modified kernel to increase the ram on android 2.2) only sees 340MB, so having more ram that is not being used doesn’t matter so far

          • having more does matter if the OS is not effiicent with RAM allocation more will help!The desktop works the same way the hardware and software have to be optimized.

          • tarsis

            i agree the people asking for more ram are the ones that are using factory phones i keep telling droid x users to change their rom to apex 1.3 and download in the market autokiller application. If you geek with your phone like myself your phone will run smoothly

        • DarkHeart

          The Iphone has already been compared to the current 3G phones, and I think they blew it out the water…… Not just on Verizon but on Sprint as well….. I mean the Iphone 4 is as is, crap….. Lol. Just had to get that in there.

          • Michael

            right with the whole army of Androids that gets its new name and upgrades like every other month compared to ONE Apple smartphone that doesn’t have identity crises and manages to stay competitive?

            Hmm, wouldn’t refer as “blowing it out of the water” if you ask me!

          • Dredamanfoo2

            Don’t be so naive. Are you being enticed by Steve J*bs to post such fruit-factory-celebrated garbage or something? What’s wrong with you? With garbage like this to say, just go to another site, but don’t try and act like you’re doing anybody here any favors by posting this garbage that is so very strong with the odor of rotting apples.

          • Michael

            The only thing that stinks here is your biased feeling, and your arrogant attitude, and I think I’ve done plenty of favors even here on “Droid Life” cause it appears significant amount of people seem to agree based on the “likes” it’s gotten. That’s gotta be a bit sour for Droid fans! No pun intended!

          • DarkHeart

            Yeah, new name and upgrades that make the phone that much more better than a Iphone. That’s the problem with it now, they keep the same stuff so long it’s already boring. I rather get something new and exciting in those periods rather than stick with the same thing over and over and over every year year. That is what keeps Android from being so boring.

          • tarsis

            i totally agree apple tend to steal people’s money that is another reason android just been out around 2 years when the droid came out and it already the best and desirable os in the world. remember michael motorolla started it the whole cellular things google has google search engine one of the best invention in the world how apple will detrone android

          • tarsis

            competitive before android overpass them on the smartphone market just droid x can take ihpone so will evo 4g people love android. therefore, they make more and more with nice models and design and you can do whatever you want with your phone that is the great part we do not have to be stuck on factory settings

        • Tarsis Brito

          ok lets compare iphone 4 with the king droid x which one do u think its better? droid x has better design the best spearkers 4.3 display android system and it is the faster 3g device without being rooted the only thing iphone has over droid x it is the retina display and front facing camara that’s it

          • Jon

            dont see the better design…cant see how you cold say its better than iphone4…also cant see how you would say speaks are better.
            Also iphone 4 has a better camera, better screen, better battery life, and isn’t preloaded with moto trash.
            I’d take it in a heart beat over the droid x

          • Jason

            It is quite apparent that one (or more) of the following apply:

            1. you have no idea how to use your phone (the Droid X you claim to use)
            2. you are an Android hater of some sort
            3. you own a Mac
            4. you are poorly informed about the differences between Android and iOS

          • tarsis

            you are so wrong it does not have better cam it has a better display the retina display that is why pictures and videos look sharp dont twist things. droid is bigger 3 speakers 8.0 megapixel if you take a pic with your phone and view it on an hd display such as computer display and hd tv with the hdmi you will see that it looks as sharp as iphone even better, by the way iphone does not have hdmi cable

          • V83binderx03

            All I know is i’d rather own a phone that will enable me to do anything that I want (especially with the cost of smartphones nowadays)! From what i’ve been told and SHOWN by friends and family that are ACTUAL iPhone users, even the web browsing experience is limited! And let’s not forget, good luck sending or receiving picture messages (which is something very important to me, seeing how my son was just born and it is a gift to receive pictures of him and what he’s doing while I’m at work everyday). So, to me the choice is clear….I’d rather buy anything BUT the iPhone! Who cares about what phone has a better camera or speakers or anything else for that matter! The fact remains that APPLE are a bunch of control freaks and if you were born without a brain and need a phone to compensate for that, than buy an iPhone! If you’re going to spend a decent amount of money on a phone, then buy a phone that’s worth the money and buy ANYTHING with the Android OS! And just to make something clear, I don’t have anything against apple. In fact, I feel that they make wonderful devices (most of the time) including the 80GB iPod classic (which I own)!

          • Jon

            Just to claify…I’ve been using a droidx since it was released.

          • Anonymous

            well let me jump in here then, since I bought a DX and the i*hone4 a month apart (for me then for my gf). The camera is better on the DX. 8MP widescreen and the panorama function make my pictures come out a lot better than my gf’s ip4. Also, the macro pictures on the DX are much better looking.

            On the actual phone screen, I don’t see that much of a difference. The ip4 has a nice screen but I prefer the extra real estate of the DX. There’s really no comparison on this point, just like there’s no comparison with the iphone’s FFC since the DX has none.

            The speakers on the DX are just average, but then again so are the iphone’s – it’s a tie.

            The iphone get’s better battery life. BUT you can buy a larger battery for the DX if charging 1x a day is too much for you.

            The iphone doesn’t have widgets. I realize this doesn’t mean much to someone who doesn’t have an android device, but widgets make or break a device. I wouldn’t buy an iphone soley because it doesn’t have widgets.

            I don’t know if they make custom home replacements for the iphone, but it sucks being stuck with the same industrial looking home screen. I love being able to change around my home screen and laucher.

            HDMI out is kinda neat, though it’s underutilized on teh DX. Have to get an app from the market to utilize it fully and even then it’s hard to use since the screen on the phone locks up. But then again you can’t do anything with teh ip4.

            Having removable external memory is awesome. I like being about to change out my microSC card. I don’t know anyone who owns a digital camera with only one memory card, and likewise why own a phone and not be able to take advantage of multiple cards.

            Swype makes typing on an iphone feel like using a typewritter… it’s just old tech.

            A physical back button makes all the difference in navigation. Even after having the phone 6 months, my gf still goes back to the homescreen more often than she’d like when trying to back a screen.

            That doesn’t even get into rooting, since I haven’t jailbroken her phone. I enjoy the free tethering, custom boot options, overclocking, and other options that I won’t even compare with because most people dont’ take advantage of them.

          • tarsis

            i agree with you but the droid x has the best speakers out there and camara works better on 8 megapixel not widescreem. Only phone i can compare with the droid x it is the evo 4g and i feel the droid x has the advantage also

          • tarsis

            you do not know how to get the power of the droid x maybe u will learn from us in here

          • Mental health expert

            You should also clarify your level of mental retardation so that we are better able to understand why you post such nonsense.

          • Jon

            on top of everything else…the droidx is one huge living software bug!!!

          • Jean

            I’ve owned both. AT&T iPhone and Verizon Droid X. Bottom line, I like a phone to do what phones are suppose to do: make phone calls that don’t constantly drop and with good sound quality. The Droid X is way better.

            And no, it wasn’t AT&T’s network… It was Apple’s lousy radio implementation.

          • Anonymous

            Ok this is getting out of hand.

            I swear on my life I have a Droid X btw.
            The X looks very nice but it is not better looking than the iPhone 4 PERIOD! (Yes Im yelling)
            Just because it has a bigger screen doesn’t make it better at all.
            And how is it faster??!!! The A4 Chips is just as good if not better than the OMAP!

            Stop spewing garbage man.

          • Faster 3G device? No, the Droid X runs on Verizons “3G”. Have you seen the comparison charts on BGR or Engadget. AT&T blows Verizon “3G” out the water, theres no comparison.
            Better design is subjective but by most accounts iPhone 4 has the better looking and better built design. Droid X is made from cheap plastic.
            Android OS is cool, but um most people aren’t a fan of motoblur and carrier bloat

          • Faster 3G device? No, the Droid X runs on Verizons “3G”. Have you seen the comparison charts on BGR or Engadget. AT&T blows Verizon “3G” out the water, theres no comparison.
            Better design is subjective but by most accounts iPhone 4 has the better looking and better built design. Droid X is made from cheap plastic.
            Android OS is cool, but um most people aren’t a fan of motoblur and carrier bloat

          • Faster 3G device? No, the Droid X runs on Verizons “3G”. Have you seen the comparison charts on BGR or Engadget. AT&T blows Verizon “3G” out the water, theres no comparison.
            Better design is subjective but by most accounts iPhone 4 has the better looking and better built design. Droid X is made from cheap plastic.
            Android OS is cool, but um most people aren’t a fan of motoblur and carrier bloat

        • Anonymous

          The problem is, Verizon hasn’t announced any other android 3G phones for that release time (they’re all 4G), just the iPhone 4. Plus, Android’s have been doing the mobile hotspot for a while now. I’ve been using my OG Droid as a hotspot for months.

          • Michael

            I understand what you’re trying to say Travillion, but i also think you know what my point is as well.

        • Shameon

          yes iphone4 does support 5 mobile hotspots. these other two will do 8

        • cody

          the thunderbolt has up to 8 hotspot capabilities…how do u feel now…plus what if something tech went wrong with an iphone, like battery or something? have fun buying another. plus EVERYONE is going to have a iphone with verizon, they will be old news real dam fast. b/c mid 2011 there will be another than nxt year there will be another….ITS A PHONE get over it.

        • Almondjoy2514

          the thunderbolt has 8 hotspots

      • Jarnoldsr

        Android has the definate and clear cut advantage in this it is multiple manufacturers putting out models under the droid name. Theu are consstantly updating at different times, This droid explosion started with the original droid and eris. In the 12 months that followed changes occured and updates to the phones along with different brands. The droiid evolved into what it is today not by leaps and bounds but by a process. That process will continue so when the Iphone 5 comes out the droid line will evolve and be ahead of the Iphone. There are no secrets out there and the more they try the more people dig. Apple makes a fine product no doubt but they do not push the envelope they are conservative which obviously works for them. Verizon will sell millions of them and that I am sure but why someone that has the thought process to do so would by a phone that will be outdated by a major change aka processor and 4G compatibility and be locked into a two year contract in doing so is being impulsive and will regret it six months.

        • tarsis

          i do agree with you jarnold motorolla are the king of the cellphones and the king of the android because of the first droid which everybody loved and still loving it. therefore the g1 was the first android device nobody put mind to that phone. Motorolla had their bad years when they did not come out with anything new just the razor and then lg took over with the lg voyager and lg envy but those times are over

      • Jarnoldsr

        Android has the definate and clear cut advantage in this it is multiple manufacturers putting out models under the droid name. Theu are consstantly updating at different times, This droid explosion started with the original droid and eris. In the 12 months that followed changes occured and updates to the phones along with different brands. The droiid evolved into what it is today not by leaps and bounds but by a process. That process will continue so when the Iphone 5 comes out the droid line will evolve and be ahead of the Iphone. There are no secrets out there and the more they try the more people dig. Apple makes a fine product no doubt but they do not push the envelope they are conservative which obviously works for them. Verizon will sell millions of them and that I am sure but why someone that has the thought process to do so would by a phone that will be outdated by a major change aka processor and 4G compatibility and be locked into a two year contract in doing so is being impulsive and will regret it six months.

      • sorry I didn’t see your post but that is what exactly I was thinking

      • iphonesucks!

        Iphone SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! admit it.

        • Michael

          woooo, how many brain cells did you have to use just write and repeat your id name? put up a real post that means anything!

          • tarsis

            do iphone has a site like this one droid life they are so boring that i bet they dont that is why you are here with us taking the punishment

          • Michael

            man I’m so glad I’m still getting response from my posts. punishment? far from it since obviously I’m at Android fan site so of course there’s going to be debates so I’m enjoying every minute of it!

            Let me clarify, I’m in here cause I own a Droid as well for obvious reason of iPhone not being available on VZ until now. And I’ve been fan of “Droid-Life” for a long time cause Kellex provides a lot of useful information regarding Anrdoid phones. So I’m fond of Androids as much as the iPhone.

            My cup of tea personally is the iPhone itself though, simply because of the smoothness, responsiveness, structure of the iOS, its apps such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, etc. The only feature I wish iPhone had is the navigation that my Droid has and it is awesome. But I think Apple is working on getting the turn by turn nav on the iPhone as well so can’t wait for that. By the way, I’m a graphic designer and been working on macs for over a decade, so for us designers, mac and its OS has always been accommodating to us and I feel the same way with the iPhone as well.

            Androids are impressive devices just as much, don’t get me wrong. But hey, like I’ve said from my very first post. It’s all about personal preferences and what devices justifies each of our needs, and is worth the investment. The Bionic does seem like it’s going to be by far the best Android phone that’s coming out and can’t wait to play with it and see future owner’s getting their hands on one, and at the same time, I personally can’t wait for what iPhone 5 will have in store for us, Apple users.

        • tarsis

          lol that will get the iphone fan boy michael upsept

    • Ok first of all we discredit the iphone because it’s creators tried to tke us down with it because of it’s flaws, it says it’s the best but it’s clearly not the best anymore. Android is the new phone to be just get over it you’ve lost

      • Exactly… the fact that the argument from the iDont crowd is that POSTING THIS COMPARISON OF THREE PHONES COMING OUT AROUND A SIMILAR TIME ISN’T FAIR JUST WAIT UNTIL THE IDONT 5 ALMOST CATCHES UP TO THE BIONIC SIX MONTHS LATER means:

        Kellex +100

      • Michael

        I’ve lost in what? I’m not the one that’s competing here by posting this kind of chart. I’m simply saying let’s be fair and mature about all this. Why is there so much resentment and hatred over the iPhone? Seriously, does it make one feel like a man cause you own an Android phone? It’s just a phone!!!!

        More than anything, we should feel fortunate to have such option of devices and be able embrace today’s technology. I understand this is “Droid for Life” site for Android owners and I’m one of them, but you don’t see me discouraging, ridiculing other people’s preferences.

        • ShadowGTX

          Guy Michael was right a few posts ago… The iPhone 4 cant be compared to the Bionic, or Thunderbolt. In reality that garbage of a phone shouldn’t have even been released on Verizon. Michael whether you want to admit it or not. They were doing a “Upcoming release” Line up on phones, giving out facts, and comparing them all. They compared what will be the 3 hottest selling phones, and Keliex gave his own opinion in the post. Now if you cant understand that, and are only reading a “ZOMG iPHONE SUX HERP DERP DERP DERP!!!” Then that isnt Keliex’s problem… its yours. Now you are probably going to give some LAME response to this, but i could care less so dont waste your time. I wont read it since it will be a waste of my time. People like you just annoy me, and trust me i work for Best Buy Mobile. I hear all this talk on a day to day basis. Just read the comparison, give your opinion on why you would get which phone, and then go about your merry little fantasy world that no one cares about.

          • Michael

            I know for a fact you’re going to read this cause someone like you who has a problem with me for having an opinion, and advising people to enjoy their own preferences has got some real issues and I feel sorry for someone like you. Obviously, there’s a lot of resentment and hatred in you and that’s probably because you work at Best Buy Mobile. Perhaps you might want to change your job, or profession?

            Fact of the matter is, you got issues cause you’re taking this way too personally. Like I’ve said before, it’s just a phone, a gadget! It DOES NOT define us, but you sure act as if it does. So sad. What happened to you? or going on in your life presently that’s getting you all worked up over this post?

            For me, replying back to you was worth every bit of my time cause whether you agree or not, I have pointed out what you needed to hear and oh, get some help man!

          • Mbuffum

            That post you wrote, is practicly describing yourself, michael. I have read all your comments on here. And at first you took it all personal, but when you realized everyone else was right you started taking personal attacks on them, telling them that somethings wrong in their life, they have a bad job. Well obviously you just don’t know when to admit your wrong. And I have an iphone 4 on at&t. And I agree with all there people on the tweeks it needs. But I love my phone, and that’s all that matters to me, and all that should matter to you. So admit your wrong, and stop taking personal attacks on people, jerk.

          • Mitchell

            Michael, that post your wrote is practcily describing yourself, you started out posting all defensive and then when you realized you were wrong, you started taking personal attacks on everyone, asking if there was something going on bad in their life, and saying maybe they need a new job, making fun of people I guess is just the way you cope with being wrong? I own an iphone 4, and I agree with everyone with the tweeks it needs, BUT I still love my phone, and that’s all that matters, that’s all that should matter to you too. So stop being all defensive because you know these phones are better than the iphone, and shut up, jerk.

        • ShadowGTX

          Guy Michael was right a few posts ago… The iPhone 4 cant be compared to the Bionic, or Thunderbolt. In reality that garbage of a phone shouldn’t have even been released on Verizon. Michael whether you want to admit it or not. They were doing a “Upcoming release” Line up on phones, giving out facts, and comparing them all. They compared what will be the 3 hottest selling phones, and Keliex gave his own opinion in the post. Now if you cant understand that, and are only reading a “ZOMG iPHONE SUX HERP DERP DERP DERP!!!” Then that isnt Keliex’s problem… its yours. Now you are probably going to give some LAME response to this, but i could care less so dont waste your time. I wont read it since it will be a waste of my time. People like you just annoy me, and trust me i work for Best Buy Mobile. I hear all this talk on a day to day basis. Just read the comparison, give your opinion on why you would get which phone, and then go about your merry little fantasy world that no one cares about.

    • So what is an LTW chip, never heard of that one before. Don’t forget the suckers who buy in with the February launch will NOT be able to get the upgrade in June/July when iPwn 5 comes out, ouch that’s gotta hurt doesn’t it.

    • So what is an LTW chip, never heard of that one before. Don’t forget the suckers who buy in with the February launch will NOT be able to get the upgrade in June/July when iPwn 5 comes out, ouch that’s gotta hurt doesn’t it.

      • Anonymous

        They won’t be able to get the iPhone 6, either.

    • so what would we compare it too last years models or something?? It doesn’t make sense this chart is for people that have an upcoming upgrade and are torn at what phone to get. Obviously you have to compare it to other phones that are being released around the same time. You said its not fair but that doesnt make sense why wouldnt you compare it to other phones? Its specs of phones there all facts

      • Michael

        That’s exactly what Kellex is comparing to, which is last year’s model! Look, Android phones are always going to appear superior over Apple’s, one and only smartphone compared to how many different models out there? And it’s not like Apple can’t make other model of smartphones. They just don’t need to. By choice, all they need is ONE to stay competitive with the rest of today’s smartphones, which includes all the army of Androids! This statement alone is impressive to me and deserves much respect for Apple.

        If you’re going to compare and feature 4G phones, then fine, great! and I like the new, upcoming 4G lineup of Android phones. I’m a Droid owner as well since iPhone wasn’t available before and I think Android phones are great for its own value.

        But to throw in the iPhone with the upcoming 4G phones is simply a ridiculous and childish gesture. If you’re going to compare products, at least do it with some integrity.

        • that is the model coming out for verizon tho is it not? So that is why he is comparing them. You have to understand this site is pretty much a droid verizon site. So what he is doing is comparing the Iphone that will come out around the same time as the thunderbolt, Bionic, etc therefore when someone goes to buy a phone they will understand what each phone basically is. As a customer to see this chart is a plus. The Iphone 5g wont be out for verizon for another year. I will repeat this since you dont want to listen he is comparing the Iphone 4 with phones that come out around the same time so the consumer has a better idea of what product they are buying. I would say this is biased if it wasnt true but this chart is all fact. I just dont understand why you have to stand up for the Iphone it is a phone get over it. This fight that you want to start for no reason is a losing battle for you nothing in that chart is biased soo move on buddy

          • Michael

            Fight? haha, far from it and embracing every minute of the fact iPhone is now available on VZW. Perhaps its time all the Android users should do as well. That’s if they’re mature enough to do so.

            Moving right along so don’t you worry, but thanks for your concern!

          • tarsis

            it is nice that verizon has one of the best phone also props for verizon but brian made some key points to your argument you cant compare iphone 5 because apple its behind so since those phones coming out the same time for verizon that’s why there is a comparison and of course the bionic will be king again like the droid x was for 2010 🙂 droid x owner i also love the htc products

    • CJ

      Another pointless debate about comparing phones and which phone is better. Here’s a suggestion, buy the phone you like most and then enjoy it!

      • Michael

        thank you CJ. That’s exactly my point! and stop bashing on people just because they prefer the iPhone!

        Let me refresh everyone’s memory here.

        FACT:
        1. iPhone was the first touchscreen phone that successfully launched back in 2007. No other devices came close to Apple’s revolutionary 1st smartphone product. In fact, I can’t even think of any other touchscreen smartphone back in 2007. Android phones didn’t even exist in 2007.
        2. Even today, Apple still stays competitive with ALL its competitors (including the army of Androids) with just ONE phone and its annual upgrades.
        3. iPhone 5 (4G) is inevitable and will have features that will stand out own its own.
        4. Touchscreen smartphones exist today, and yes including Android phones because iPhone set the blueprint, benchmark of today’s current technology.

        • tarsis

          that was my point they made their tecnology back them but android made a better tecnology now lol we are living in the present not 2007 🙂

        • tarsis

          that was my point they made their tecnology back them but android made a better tecnology now lol we are living in the present not 2007 🙂

        • Detailphreak

          Guess you forgot about all of the touchscreen PDA’s that paved the way for your vaunted iPhone. It’s not like Apple invented the technology, they just made it trendy. I had an Audiovox VX6500 (or vx6700, I can’t remember) in 2005 that not only had a touchscreen but also wi-fi.

          • Michael

            First to be the mainstream.

          • redtops13

            Since Apple has a loyal band of sheep that will buy anything Jobs tells them to, the technology was brought to the uninformed masses. Additionally, feature rich phones existed before the iPhone but were used by businesspeople, not just hipsters at Starbucks.

          • tarsis

            yea i agree with you sprint used to have the first smartphones and g1 was the first android so what is michael talking about it. He has no experience when it comes to technology.

    • Anonymous

      Just to point something out, even if there was a 4g iPhone on AT&T, they probably wouldn’t release it on Verizon right away. The reason is because the average consumers panties get wet whenever anything involving an Apple product is mentioned, so they will buy an iPhone 4 even if there is other 4g phones on the market.

      Consumer buzz blinds people to what product may actually be better, and that allows Apple to release phones with outdated specifications.

      Also, the whole thing below about how “Apple’s next release is going to blow everything else out of the water for a year”. Ok, we will see about that when the next phone comes out, i bet it will be exactly the same as the Thunderbolt, and be released months after. Apple has been doing the same thing since the first iPhone came out, change one thing and sell it for the same price a year later, and people buy the “new” product.

      On a side note related to the BIONIC, 512Mb of RAM? Really? So in 6 months Motorola can also release a “new” phone that upgrades the RAM to a Gig? All these phone manufacturers and carriers are rubbing me the wrong way with their stupid business decisions and finding other ways to penny-pinch the consumer.

      • Michael

        Which is exactly why I’m going to hold out and wait for what iPhone 5 has to offer.

        But just keep in mind Winterfresh that Apple has succeeded and continues to remain competitive with just ONE and only smartphone vs numerous army of Androids plus other touchscreen smartphones and this fact alone says a lot!

        I do agree and get frustrated with Apple’s tactics of featuring one tiny feature after another, all to milk consumer’s money out from their pockets, but at the same time, I can’t ignore their impressive, innovative structure and design of the iPhone and their other products. As you may have guessed it, I’m a mac user and a designer so guess that says a lot about me.

        I’m also a Droid owner and aware of its impressive features and convenience of what Androids offer today so my opinion is not biased at all. If you ask me, Android phones and iPhone are both very impressive devices and will be worth the investment owning one of these devices.

        I personally prefer the iPhone over the Android, or other touchscreen smartphones because of the OS of the iPhone is far more smoother, faster, intuitive, and responsive. Also the structure of apps and iTunes for music and movie play is well detailed and manageable than any other apps for music and movies out in the market today.

        • tarsis

          michael apple its older than android they had iphone 1 first over g1 so of course people was buying more iphone lol last year just the original droid made a record a lot of people chose droid over iphone like i said iphone its not a bad phone i will put them my third choice motorolla htc and iphone if they can expand the operate system like the android can and if they can put a 4.3 display but nobody cant compete with motorolla when itcomes to cell phone they are like sony on television

        • tarsis

          michael apple its older than android they had iphone 1 first over g1 so of course people was buying more iphone lol last year just the original droid made a record a lot of people chose droid over iphone like i said iphone its not a bad phone i will put them my third choice motorolla htc and iphone if they can expand the operate system like the android can and if they can put a 4.3 display but nobody cant compete with motorolla when itcomes to cell phone they are like sony on television

    • Savagerodgers

      i spoke to a verizon tech today and they said one of theses phones is going to be out the same time as the iphone 4 on verizon so wont have to wait much longer

    • Savagerodgers

      i spoke to a verizon tech today and they said one of theses phones is going to be out the same time as the iphone 4 on verizon so wont have to wait much longer

    • Tarsis Brito

      hey dont get us wrong the iphone are second or third choice of mines but android operate system it is just way better than the ios on top of that now htc and motorolla are coming out with great display which was something that the iphone had over many android devices but it cant never be compare with motorolla ever

    • G1

      Well that’s the thing isn’t it? Wile iPhone 4G drops, HTC will be having their Zeusboltsuperultraphone manufactured, wile i*hone is marketing their latest crazy phone with 4G. They will always be the last years car!

    • Cgmartin33

      This is a new phone jackass…iphone has never been CDMA therefore VZWs iphone is new. 4g is a feature, a feature that Mr Turtleneck decided not to go with on our version. And pressure from Verizon customers to release it? Yeah right…this has been talked about for years and we all know Steve gets whatever he wants and nothing is ever his fault. He doesn’t care about making people wait…it makes for a bigger presentation on stage. Why are you not upset with the fact that this NEW PHONE is the same year old crap that Att got with a different radio in it? Why is Jobs not a lazy ass for giving VZW something unique? Is it too much to ask for a new design with some new features? Are we going to get bumpers to cover up the beautiful stainless steel that he presented as a design feature? These are the questions you should be asking, not bashing Kellex for posting comparables on NEW DEVICES!

      • Michael

        Jackass? ah you see, already have shown to everyone your true color. Can’t even hold up an intelligent post w/o calling someone a name, how pathetic.

        Now let me try to level down to your degree and try to reply based on what you sadly had listed.
        You think that just because it’s a CDMA iPhone while every specs has stayed the same, qualifies for a “new” phone? You for real? So now that it’s a CDMA phone, it’s a fair, meritable comparison along the lines of 4G and other upgrades?

        Like I’ve said, iPhone gets updated annually, yet still effective and remains competitive with certain prominent features that stands out on its own. It has features that no other Android phones have, vice versa. Again, iPhone 5 is in the works as we speak and there’s nothing wrong with having tight control over their design, IOS, apps, etc. and release it at their own time. It’s called stability and reliability.

        All the Android fanboys praise about open-source, but we all know it comes with greater risks in virus and from being hacked. Meaning that hackers can easily grab our contacts, personal electronic accounts, our identity and so forth. Even pcworld.in has an article about this issue. Click the link, or copy & paste to read for yourself: http://www.pcworld.in/news/android-phones-may-be-more-susceptible-security-threats-iphone-44272011

        There’s a reason why Apple is so tightly managed with all their products and this is one of their main reasons. Everything that Apple does is all strategically planned, even down to pricing, and milking consumer’s pocket by throwing a little bone here and there and I despise them for it, but at the same time, admire their stable, innovative, impressive products. Now do I like ALL their products, of course not, nor do I agree with all their decisions with upgrading little by little on the iPhone itself just to get as much money out of consumer’s money. I also don’t agree with their prices either, which includes the cost of their design, yet their design even down to packaging all deserves a recognition.

        Why do you think Apple’s product is commonly used by Hollywood in tons of movies? Cause of the appealing design. Now that’s not to say I agree with their prices, and I’m investing solely on their design work, but you along with rest of this world has had hands on experience with their products and in many ways, are impressed by them for the smoothness, responsiveness, and the structure of their OS and their apps. There’s also a reason why Apple’s stock continues to go up as well.

        ONCE AGAIN, I am not closed minded, and biased ONLY to Apple products! I am just as much of a fan of Android phones as I am with the iPhone, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. What’s my preference? the iPhone simply because as a graphic designer as my profession, macs has always been accommodating in its functionality. MP3 player known as the iPod, which is now the iPod touch again stands out in its own class for its obvious reason.

        You can call me whatever name you want, but I don’t let my phone define who I am, nor take it this personally by offending someone and calling them names. It’s just childish, lol!

        Embrace it! Android and iPhone, let it coexist! Got other real important issues in this world. Let’s be passionate about that.

        • tarsis

          hackers help you to get the best out of your phone what they will do with contacts etc lol you are close mind it

    • JD

      Not to mention 4G LTE is only in select cities, scheduled to be nation wide by 2013! and has little to do with the iPhone 4 now. Its all down to personal preference, and its a great move by Verizon to land this deal with Apple.

      • Michael

        indeed.

    • corwin1681

      so why would people get the iPhone now, and waste their upgrade? might as well wait till summer, and get iPhone 5.

      most of the people who are not happy with android phones, are not happy because of the carrier’s or manufacturer’s bloatware (like: motoblur, touchwiz, etc) and limitations (like charging extra for tethering / hotspot, removing front facing camera, etc)

    • Shameon

      I have no idea what you are talking about. The Iphone has been compared to current 3g android phones like the x and the incredible and still holds no merit.. Most sites agree that android IS indeed the iphone killer. NOW.

    • Mario

      Personally, I think you have some good points on iPhone but, mark my words (or typing)…Motorola Droid Bionic WILL outperform, outclass and most of all OUTSELL iPhone4 or version 5 ( when it comes out) by far. Apple has limitations on some programs and basically would like to tell you what you can and cannot do with the device. Android systems are basically limitless and (most) free. I know it’s personal preference and lot of people like iPhone but, NEW THECHNOLOGY is out and it’s too bad that Apple is stuck on their own programs, meaning, they just WON’T pair up with different companies to make their product more appealing to customers. Thank you

    • Mario

      Personally, I think you have some good points on iPhone but, mark my words (or typing)…Motorola Droid Bionic WILL outperform, outclass and most of all OUTSELL iPhone4 or version 5 ( when it comes out) by far. Apple has limitations on some programs and basically would like to tell you what you can and cannot do with the device. Android systems are basically limitless and (most) free. I know it’s personal preference and lot of people like iPhone but, NEW THECHNOLOGY is out and it’s too bad that Apple is stuck on their own programs, meaning, they just WON’T pair up with different companies to make their product more appealing to customers. Thank you

    • Hjkh

      Who seriously cares what phones other people use? Everyone, go out and buy the phone you want to buy. Hey look at that, we’ve solved this like adults.

    • tXdRoIdDoEs

      Personally, I have owned the HTC Droid Incredible, Moto Droid Pro and a number of Blackberry’s as well as practically every other kind of smartphone model on Sprint and Verizon totaling more than ten years of constant cell service in Texas. NOW, I own a Verizon iPhone. I sold my Droid Pro to get it. Biggest MISTAKE I have ever made people. This device is NOT all that. WHY are we all so adamant that the iPhone is the device to compare and beat? And must have? Its not!
      I had to jailbreak the damn thing to be able to add ring tones for gods sake! You cant skin it, customize it, etc, etc, etc. Apple has this device locked down to the point that its useless without Jail breaking, which voids your warranty?  
      I absolutely 100% WILL SWITCH BACK TO ANDROID. Apple is a JOKE the device is garbage, over rated, glorified and just SUCKS, Period! 
      The choice I made to drop Android for the “Fruity Phone” was a mistake. There are just to many limits, rules and restrictions. .U can Keep your iPhone, piss on ya if u don’t like it.. Droid DOES, nuff said 🙂 

    • Drnv150

      Two major issues with Iphones, No removable battery and no removable memory card easy decision.

  • The350zWolf

    Why did the Atrix had to go to AT&T??? the Atrix has Tegra2, 1 Gig RAM, HDMI out, and expandable to 32 GB -is it 16 Gb internal? It sucks that the Bionic only has 512 MB RAM and the Thunderbolt only a single core processor. What’s wrong with VZW???? We don’t need no stinking I*hone!!! The only good product from VZW this coming months are the Xoom, and even that if it’s not priced competitively it will make more sense to get a netbook.

    • tarsis

      atrix has just 5 megapixel 512 ram its good

  • WorkerBee

    “We just wanted to toss this chart out there to give you an idea of how to compare the i*hone 4 on Verizon to the top 4G LTE devices (DROID BIONIC and HTC Thunderbolt) that we should be seeing in just a few months.”

    Oh, so that means, they’re not available yet (with no definite release date) and iPhone will be Feb. 3? Gotcha.

    4GLTE is available in how many areas now? Gotcha.

    Droid-Life: These are the fandroids you’ve been looking for.

    • Anonymous

      “4GLTE is available in how many areas now?”

      Well, if you look at the map on the Verizon webpage you can see that it is available in the largest markets. Something like this has start somewhere; it doesn’t just appear overnight.

      There. You’ve been fed. Now shoo.

  • Anyone selling an iPhone – I want to buy one for my 4 year old – Anyone got a DX to sell I want one for my dad who is 58

  • ur mr Andy Roid or u android can too

  • Mr Carteratl

    I might hold out to see whats coming out in the second half of 2011, hell im rooted(possibilities are endless!!). Got D2 as a free replacement. But if i do decide to get a new phone on vzw it’ll probably be the 4g phone w/o a locked bootloader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • THEMAN

    BIONIC WILL PREFER…ARTIX BUT VERIZON

  • Turbo101

    Can the Verizon i*hone do internet (data) and voice calls at the same time?
    Like the Att i*phone?

    • No
      thats a limitation of CDMA but you can make voice calls and use wifi simultaneously

    • Michael

      unfortunately no. =(

    • Anonymous

      it’s i*hone

  • (v)urphy

    Wow, its just a phone! Let’s all hold hands and walk outside.

  • I want to say that I do not believe that the Thunderbolt is going to come with a pre-installed 32gb card. That just seems crazy. Also, what makes this snapdragon processor different from the 1ghz snapdragon that is inside the Inc.

    • they might have to just to have an edge(albeit a small one) on the Bionic

  • Mr. Joe

    Some people find 4.3″ screens a little big. IMO 3.7 is a nice size but some might like the 3.5″.

  • Inramana

    I really have been disappointed by droid-life today. I have been a regular at the site and its never been this polarized against the iphone. The only thing we should take away from the iphone launch is more competition is better. As opposed to that we just appear like fan boys with no logic. Seriously?? Skin- Blur is one of the differentiators?
    ps: Am no apple fan boy.. Droid X- Rooted, running obsidian.

    • WorkerBee

      You forget that a lot of people on here use their phone as a self-esteem boost.

      So if something (iPhone) threatens their perceived self-esteem, they become defensive.

      • Michael

        so sad, but seemingly true.

  • Jim_Bob_Pooter

    I will probably go with HTC assuming the bionic bootloader will be locked down which is unacceptable, and even I thought about getting the Verizon Iphone it sure wouldn’t be the 3g version. I’m currently on the OG droid and love it other than the fact that it is heavy and swype has rendered the physical keyboard useless.

  • Jim_Bob_Pooter

    I will probably go with HTC assuming the bionic bootloader will be locked down which is unacceptable, and even I thought about getting the Verizon Iphone it sure wouldn’t be the 3g version. I’m currently on the OG droid and love it other than the fact that it is heavy and swype has rendered the physical keyboard useless.

  • Jim_Bob_Pooter

    I will probably go with HTC assuming the bionic bootloader will be locked down which is unacceptable, and even I thought about getting the Verizon Iphone it sure wouldn’t be the 3g version. I’m currently on the OG droid and love it other than the fact that it is heavy and swype has rendered the physical keyboard useless.

  • Anonymous

    DUAL CORE RULES BABY

    • WorkerBee

      How many Android apps support it?

      • MeMike

        Uh, the OS does natively, so, uh all of them?

    • WorkerBee

      How many Android apps support it?

  • lolyeahyeah

    i have a google app on my iphone 4 dude. sup?

    • isnt it basically just a link to googles mobile site?

    • your a looser get out of this webpage. thats whats up

    • MeMike

      So, you have Google navigation and 3D maps? I’d like to see that……..

  • Wbdrummer

    Kellex have you seen qhd screen? How does it compare to the retina display? Better or worse?

    • It is worse in resolution (but of course, not bad at all).

  • Mr. Steve

    Gee, let me think. Which one am I going to choose. Oh right, the operating system that has live wallpapers, and widgets, and an sd card, and that I can hack relatively easily, and free tethering, and high quality apps, and flash player, and you guys get the idea. i*hone sucks. Say it everyone, DROID Does!

    • WorkerBee

      All of which are things the majority of cell phone users don’t use and don’t care about!!

      GRATZ!!

      • Fyre

        Maybe they should care. Get off j*bs nob and actually do things with their phone. Or demand its their phone and they should be able to do what they want with it

    • tjhrulz

      DROID Does!

      • jeffrey

        there is no limit what droid can do 🙂 android rules droid family rules even more 🙂 props to the droid eris and droid incredible as well droid x user

    • tjhrulz

      DROID Does!

  • I am torn between Bionic and Thunderbolt. I think I need to see them both in a store to decide. I may buy my wife an iPhone for valentines day, although she currently has an 80Gig iPod (about 60% full), so even 32gig will mean she can’t carry all of her music with her, particularly if she starts getting into apps, and she will at least be getting Google Maps or Garmin Street Pilot because I will NOT be getting another “help I am lost” call from her once she has a smartphone…..

    • If you are set on getting her an iPhone, I suggest an “i.o.u” for the iPhone 5.
      However, bringing up navigation, I can’t vouch for the iPhone, but any phone with google maps works amazingly for navigation (and for free from the market).

  • I’d still buy the iPhone 4. It’s not really inferior guys. I’m happy with my Droid X now, but when next year comes, I probably will get the 5th gen iPhone. I love Google, but iOS is still the best in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      If you think iOS is the best, why the hell are you on an Android website? GTFO.

      • Anonymous

        maybe because he has a droid and wants to keep up on android news? just because it’s an android site doesn’t mean that it has to be an android fanboy site…

      • Henson774

        u clearly like to get just the tip licked. do ur homework son! You’re gotta understand what ur dealing with here.

        You working with the best network get the best phone available until Apple slams PCs with an authoritative 360 dunk in two years. Thats just about the time when our upgrades will b due again. Beginning of the year…right? So take the best for now. They’ve got us timed. Effectively, we r droids.

        • Sp4rxx

          “authoritative 360 dunk in two years” ? riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Next you will say that they will be affordable. Besides, why are you mentioning PCs vs MACshere? This is about the i*hone announcement and its comparison chart – not a fanboy site of either genre.

    • Anonymous

      If you think iOS is the best, why the hell are you on an Android website? GTFO.

    • EC8CH

      iOS is still the best?

      There once was a phone from Cupertino.
      It’s screen a grid of block like in Keno.
      But then Android arrived,
      Running widgets in stride.
      Now the I*hone looks dated as Devo.

      • +10 for the Limerick. <<< Highly approves d(^-^)

        • tarsis

          kellex will never put the droids down this is our page not ios lol sorry if you dissapoint it but he was realistic

      • Anonymous

        Way to whip it!!

  • Obviousman

    This is stupid. We all know the iPhone 4 is old. However, by the time these other phones come out, iPhone 5 will be out too making this whole article a huge waste of fanboy time.

    • Anonymous

      People will go buy the iPhone 4 the day it’s released because they don’t know any better. Now they do.

      • Anonymous

        First of all you are saying that the iPhone 4 is old hardware, but we really need to look at how fast the iPhone ages vs Android. The iPhone is guaranteed to get new software for the next two years, whereas on android you have to hope you get any update. Dual core? How many apps on the android phone are going to be able to take advantage of that hardware. The hardware is only as good as the software. Android still is buggy (I had a Droid X), so is the iPhone (especially in the keyboard), but there are still less bugs on the iPhone then there are on android. Android wins in customization of the home screen no doubt. And Kellex, there are many people (like me) who will buy the iPhone 4 knowing there will be a new one soon because we are willing to pay off contract. I sold my Droid X (kept my og droid) for 400, will buy the iPhone 4 off contract, and then buy the iPhone 5 (or android if there is a better phone software and hardware wise than the iPhone, unlike many other readers I am open to new options and not restricted to a single android mindset) in October when my contract is up. I realize I am in a special situation but there are many people who would rather not wait knowing their iPhone will be supported for many years to come. Before I get 20 replies saying that I am a troll, I am not. I believe android and iOS are both very good operating systems but FOR ME, the iPhone is better. By the way, what idiot made the chart, what android os does the iPhone run :-(.

        • Tim-o-Tato

          yup. iphone will take it all once its on verizon. thank god

          • Anonymous

            (Yes I realize the sarcasm but) that is not true, Android will lose a significant number of users temporarily. Eventually android will probably be better in the minds of the consumers so it will be more popular, but google needs to fix some things (like easy phone upgrades, come on even microsoft gets this, and bugs along with their app market). If google fixed android, I would switch right back to android, its part of having an open mind, doing what is best for you at the moment.

          • We’ll see what Honeycomb brings to the phones. Duarte confirmed it will be coming to phones.

          • tarsis

            i was forgetting about gingerbread and honeycomb for the android i cant wait for it by the way guys try the gingerbread keyword on the market it is sweet and fast

          • Anonymous

            (Yes I realize the sarcasm but) that is not true, Android will lose a significant number of users temporarily. Eventually android will probably be better in the minds of the consumers so it will be more popular, but google needs to fix some things (like easy phone upgrades, come on even microsoft gets this, and bugs along with their app market). If google fixed android, I would switch right back to android, its part of having an open mind, doing what is best for you at the moment.

        • CultLdr

          According to the article I saw earlier today on a site, you cannot buy an iPhone 4 for Verizon off contract.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, verizon says off contract is ok on website. What keyboard issues are you having, just slow right?

        • tarsis

          iphone better than the x lol dont make me laugh that is all i have to say droid x was the king of all cell on 2010 and then it was the evo people have choices now not like on 2007 where only iphone existed

      • Kevinmsalmon

        Iphoney is for followers. folks who do not have their own mind.

      • Kevinmsalmon

        Iphoney is for followers. folks who do not have their own mind.

        • Anonymous

          Right, if you don’t pick android, you have a closed mind. An open mind means you can only choose android right?

      • Kevinmsalmon

        Iphoney is for followers. folks who do not have their own mind.

      • Kevinmsalmon

        Iphoney is for followers. folks who do not have their own mind.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t say that. There are idiots that will immediately buy the iphone 4 on verizon without a thought or realizing their loss. Btw summer is still a ways off…

    • tarsis

      motorolla might come with bionic 2 when the iphone 5 is out motorolla its always ahead of the game and so is android sorry

  • KellexSux

    Was your mom raped by an iphone or something? I don’t like the iphone either, but c’mon pal, give it up.

  • anthony

    Droid Bionic FTW!

  • Budakai4

    Bionic vs thuderbolt…I’ll stick with droid and take the bionic

  • Jeremy Gentry

    you forgot the part where iphone STILL doesn’t have flash 😉

    • tarsis

      they dont owwwwww i thought they did lol the sister of my girl has iphone phone and she cant go to all the sistes on the internet my girl can because she has the droid x with the best speakers of any phone right now maybe atrix and bionic will have better speakers

  • are these the only 4G devices we’ll see first half of this year?

    • Jamerson90

      I don’t know the dates, but the other two lte phones are the LG revolution and Samsung 4g LTE smartphone (No official name yet)

    • tjhrulz

      no, the i*hone doesn’t do 4G, but DROID Does!

    • Anonymous

      Wait till Mobile World Congress, that’s where HTC usually releases their phones.

    • Anonymous

      Wait till Mobile World Congress, that’s where HTC usually releases their phones.

  • Riverjao

    You better believe I can wait. If someone told me that I could get an Inferior phone, or wait 25 years for a magical unicorn to bring me the Bionic while then carrying me away to NeverNever land, I’d wait.

    • Riverjao

      BOOM!

  • Im torn between the thunderbolt and the Bionic 🙁
    and as for the other phone—–come get your year old phone with a 3.5 inch screen and only 16gb of storage for 200 with a new contract that verizon has made impossible to upgrade until the full 2 years of your contract are up 🙂

    • Mr. Steve

      If you said you were torn between the bionic and the iphone you would have gotten ripped to shreds on this website!

  • Anonymous

    Enough iPhone news. You’re turning me off the site. Maybe another site, iphone-life.com?

    • tjhrulz

      no it says access forbidden, but hey it matches the i*hone that way, no one can see the code or the website

  • Amiel

    Apple uses an A4, which is just a renamed A8 cortex. That’s ARM technology. So if and when ARM releases their dual core architecture, you bet your ass Apple will jump all over that.

    • MeMike

      Uh, the dual core architecture has been out for a while. You do realize that the Tegra2 CPU core is ARM, right? It takes a bit for designs to be put into silicon, but it looks like Nvidia is leading the pack so far.

  • Anonymous

    Still can’t decide between the Bionic and the Thunderbolt… HELP!

    • Riverjao

      The Bionic is awesome, but being a current Motorola owner, I believe that I’d like to try Sense. Also, I could be wrong, but I’m sure it’ll be easier to root the Thunderbolt. And for me, rooting is essential.

      • Anonymous

        Nooo, I think the Bionic will be easier to root…

        • Falcon34

          Really? I heard the bionic will be locked down worse then the X or D2 were. From what I have read, most if not all the top HTC devices have been rooted and can run kernels and ROMs, not just ROM’s.

          However I could be wrong, it’s been some time since I looked into anything HTC.

        • tarsis

          i agree road hackers will find a way to help us 🙂 i will try htc too i love their products but i feel motorolla has always had the edge on the cell industry it is like sony tv samsung always is number 2

      • Anonymous

        HTC is notoriously nicer to the hacking community, so the Thunderbolt is good. Then again, any phone with DROID branding is pretty well supported by the community, so either will do you well. The Bionic may have a locked bootloader, so it could be less appealing if roming is your thing.

        • tarsis

          can we use roaming for free on rooted devices?

      • tarsis

        to be honest with you why would we need root if our phone will be fast can we roaming for free no just internet for free and better roms. They will find a way to root bionic

    • do we know how soon before Android is able to make use of the dual core. if not until ice cream then Bionic might already be outdated by then. I prefer HTC sense so I would go with the Thunderbolt.

      • MeMike

        It can already support dual core, it’s just not optimized for it. Some of the optimization backports have been added to 2.2 already, so it’s really not an issue at all.

      • Motorola said they are tweaking 2.2 so is can fully optimize the dual core just so yall know.

    • Adam

      Well you have 14 days to change your mind… just wait for both to come out, then get the thunderbolt, try it for a week, swap it for bionic and see which is better. It’s not rocket surgery…

      • Anonymous

        it is brain science.

      • Anonymous

        And don’t forget about that $35 restocking fee you’ll be left with.

      • V83binderx03

        Be very careful about what you do! I’ve spoken to numerous VZ reps in the past week and they all say the same thing… by the time you get to the 14th day, your chance to send the phone back is gone, and, it seems that that is going to be the same day (rumored) that the HTC Thunderbolt will be released! Also, let’s not forget the fact that by now most VZ customers are aware of the fact that VZ is “phasing out” the new-every-two program, meaning once you use your upgrade and you’ve had the new phone for 14 days, you’re upgrade is gone and you do not have the opportunity to upgrade again for 20 months! Just a warning………think very hard about what you really want to do before you regret it later on. I myself was also contemplating getting the iphone on Feb. 3rd when it is available to existing customers, but I think I’d rather have a phone that will allow me to do ANYTHING I could want or need to do…..which would obviously be either the HTC Thunderbolt or the Motorola Droid Bionic!

    • Anonymous

      htc sense…. or blur………
      i know what i would take….

      • Tarsis Brito

        remember if you are rooted if you get a nice rom u can have blur 25% of blur or no blur at all why people complaint about blur when you can change your roms the way you like. if u have droid x apex 1.3 has it 25 % of blur and no blur at all and you can also customize it the way you want it using emulator u can decide to use the blur or the moderator features sweet

    • Mark

      Easy, the Bionic. If you want dual core goodness + HDMI it’s the only way to go.

    • tarsis

      bionic all the way remember if you have the droid x the bionic will be even better but you can not go run with the thunderbolt either those two brands are the top dog in the cell phone industry right now bionic has more features better screen display hdmi duo processor tegra

  • My upgrade is here in a few weeks. Decisions, decisions… I’ll definitely stick with the Android platform (currently rocking a DX).

    • Anonymous

      I’m just curious how you are already up for an upgrade. Did you buy the DX off contract or something?

      • I am available soon as well. He may have done like i did and use someone else’s upgrade on the plan. I also only got a 1 year contract, I like getting new phones 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Beware, according to the chart, iPhone runs a version of android os, iPhone OS. This is why we don’t let idiots make charts.

      • For heavens sakes – you love “gotchas” don’t you. Does this show how smart you are that you could see the mistake? Cause I don’t think anyone was led astray into thinking that the IPhone ran Android Version 4.2.

        • Anonymous

          If a chart is being posted, it needs to be accurate. It’s like saying that it’s ok if we post the original motorola droid as having a quad core processor.

          • It clearly says iOS 4… anyone with half a brain knows that iOS is iOS not Android, and anyone without half a brain already bought an i*hone

          • Anonymous

            Everyone on this site, I bet if I asked half of my friends they would not have a clue.

          • JIm990

            That says much more about you and your friends than it does about anyone who is on this site.

          • DarkHeart

            I take it there has NEVER been any mistakes on any other site….. Wow, please complain more about something so simple like this…

          • Anonymous

            The first post I meant as a joke, I have talked about the vices of android in many other comments on this post. I wasn’t trying to complain or be mean.

    • tarsis

      hey jeff i am with you the droid x its so cool i suggest you if you are rooted to get apex 1.3 and buy this app call autokiller your phone will be so smooth

  • DroidzFX

    Bionic!!!