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Infographic: BIONIC vs. iPhone vs. Thunderbolt

Last week, we tossed together a quick chart that compared the DROID BIONIC, i*hone 4, and HTC Thunderbolt to give you all an idea of how incredible the new 4G LTE Android phones are on Verizon, but to also show that the much anticipated arrival of the Apple’s current phone is not worth wasting an upgrade on.  Well fresh of the heals of our work, site Skattertech put together a giant infographic which displays our thoughts in even greater detail.  In fact, when you see the number of red X’s on this thing for the i*hone, you should be running as fast and as far as you can from that February 10th date.

Full infographic after the break.  

Via:  Skattertech

  • Hilary

    Im not quite sure I understand the internal storage part. In some way/shape/form can all 3 phones have a sd or micro sd card … or are some just the actual phones memory?

  • kay

    Iphone rules!!.. Droid sucks the big one!!

  • jmd

    I’ve had the thunderbolt for a week. I think it just might be too much phone for me. I just want a good calendar, one or two apps and some music…I’m not into surfing on my phone. (I’ve always wished my itouch could be my phone and thought I was going to leep on the iphone, but waited for the T to come out.) I love the screen and much of the visual stuff on the Thunderbolt, I just don’t know if it’s worth searching to see how I can download my itunes and sync it with Outlook, etc. According to this, I’d be stupid to go to the iphone but it just so darn simple. I really like my Thunderbolt, but I just don’t know; do you really have to be a geek to get this phone the way you want it? I’ll use the next 7 days to decided. BTW.. “Heals” should be spelled, “Heels.”

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut Phil Stout

    Thunderbolts battery life is actually lower than in the chart. Now listed as 330 h Standby on verizon’s site

  • Dajsaxman

    Tha Iphone 5 is going to blow away all other phones when it comes out later this year.

  • Dajsaxman

    Tha Iphone 5 is going to blow away all other phones when it comes out later this year.

  • alew

    According to BestBuy, the Thunderbolt’s dimensions are 123 x 67 x 14 mm – http://simulator.bestbuy.wdsserve.com/vdevice-bestbuy/common/

  • Sleepycharlie

    Holy cow I am going to change the subject! I think this chart is off a little. Bionic doesn’t have front facing camera I don’t believe, but I think its video output is 1080p. The ONLY reason I’m hesitating on the Thunderbolt is the no mini HD out. I just like HTC better, thought the Bionic does seem to have many better specs overall. Kickstands kickass (Thunderbolt), come in handy suprisingly a nice thing to have. iphone really just shouldn’t be here as a comparison, not because I’m knocking it, just that it droid and ios phones are quite different. I like my itouch but would rather have droid os that iphone. Personal preference. Biggest thing for me – HD out has been a standard on most phones of this caliber why take it away? :)

  • bdubu

    I am on the fence. I need to get off of AT&T and I want to move over to Verizon. I am currently an iPhone 3gs user and am thinking about moving over to Android. I know this is a droid forum so I want to hear some reasons to move over.
    I really like the swipe feature and the fact that flash can be played, but those are the biggest things for me. I’m concerned about syncing a mac with a droid, and the potential lack of fluidity, which I feel is great now with my laptop. That said, I am willing to give up some of that if droid is really that much better.
    Help convince me to move over. I love playing with a new gadget, but I don’t want to be stuck with something that I don’t want after that initial excitement wears off.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

    • DBK

      Being an Android/Droid lover, this pains me to no end to say this (seriously, I think I am having a heart attack) but you should wait for the i*hone 5 to come to Verizon before switching. Even though Androids/Droids are obviously superior phones, the synchronicity between them and your (or any) Mac would be less than desirable. Of course, to throw a bone toward the Android/Droid gods, you could root one and use MIUI ROM, which mimics iOS and could help with the synchronicity. But don’t quote me on that.

      If you synchronicity is your game, then the i*hone 5 should be your phone of choice. However, if you like to root, and since you don’t mind to loose some of that sync, then an Android/Droid would do you nicely.

  • Blah

    Get terminology right there call iTards

  • Anonymous

    uh , no mention of processors?

    Bionic wins purely on tech specs.
    Iphone 4 wins purely on Usability for general population
    Thunderbolt wins purely for nerds/root

  • Cam_wilson55

    Just gonna get all 3 and have no complaints.

  • Urmom

    There are free apple app store apps for turn by turn navigation (MapQuest) and FM radio (AOL, many others) so putting a big red X on the iPhone is a bit misleading..

    • Urmom

      No battery life comparison?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rasheed.bustamam Rasheed Bustamam

    This chart doesn’t take into consideration processor speeds or RAM.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2bk3gkl

  • http://twitter.com/Nastrodamous Andre Davis

    It’s just a phone.

  • MK17

    Thanks for the comparison Kellex. Even though, for some reason, the iphone is getting all the attention in the comments this was also a really good comparison of the Bionic and Thunderbolt as well.

    Makes me glad I’m not up for a contract anytime soon because I want HTC but really am digging the Bionics specs and potential…

  • Mike

    I started a site to help others find their way around their iPhone and Androids mobile phones. I will try to keep things simple but I intend to stuff the site with all kinds of information and iPhone & Android applications and as I get a better feeling for what you are looking for, than I will adjust the site to match your needs. Go To: http://iphone-droid-apps.com

  • Flippindewd

    Also, the chart fails to show that the Bionic has a dual 1ghz processor.

  • Flippindewd

    The bionic shoots 1080p video. Come on.

  • Hamid_H

    همه شون حرف ندارن
    all very good

  • chris

    The Iphone 4 is deff the most beautiful device i have ever seen and feels amazing in my hands. Sure the iphone 4 may not work and has like no features compared to the droid but when you have a phone as beautiful as the iphone you don’t need to make calls.

  • Anonymous

    Your graphic needs to be updated. The Android Market now has 210,000 apps.

  • scottydoesntknow

    This is why im waiting for iphone 5. My droid while amazing just doesnt have all the game apps that i want, but i will still keep my droid for anything with wifi, or use the iphone to tether.

  • pokedroid

    people keep avoiding the bigger question… why does the thunderbolt only have a freaking 1400mAh battery????? didn’t they learn anything from the incredible? those estimates (for all of those phones for that matter) are complete lies.

  • pokedroid

    people keep avoiding the bigger question… why does the thunderbolt only have a freaking 1400mAh battery????? didn’t they learn anything from the incredible? those estimates (for all of those phones for that matter) are complete lies.

    • Anonymous

      It has the new gen processor, which is more power efficient. Also, htc made some system changes that help as well.

  • junglejim18

    someone should edit that so that it notes that the ThunderBolt has HTC Sense 2.0…..

  • Guest

    I know I’ll get bashed for this, but I used to be all about android. This site alone has turned me off to it. All the iphone bashing made me look into it more, and I must say, thank you. All the negative comments have made me switch to iphone. Good job. Later android.

    • sov1et

      As much as people persuade you to their opinion, don’t let it dissuade you from that fact also. Make an opinion on a subject based on its merits and not from hype or the power of suggestion. Hate on Android not because everyone is praising it or hating its competitors; but hate on it for what it actually is. Did we not learn anything from MLK day? =D

      Although, I must agree that there’s a lot of blind iPhone bashing on this site. It’s a Droid fan club online. I’d only wish they focus on the Android positives and not on the iPhone negatives.

      • Anonymous

        Right on soviet

    • KingJT3

      Faggot

    • JT

      Rob, er, I mean “Guest”, you will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    Though the Verizon iPhone 4 has nothing diffirent but the radio. It is made to work with Verizon’s CDMA network otherwise it just the same device. Though it is a code division multiple access(CDMA) Phone and not a Long-Term Evolution(LTE)phong, I will still buy one , as I am extremely impatient!

  • Anonymous

    *sigh*

    Specs are not the end all be all of phones. Especially something laughable like MP size of camera or battery size.

    But here’s hoping Motorola’s battery life estimate is accurate, that is some pretty good battery life if so.

  • Anonymous

    Im almost positive that the bionic comes with a gyroscope

  • pmhapp

    actually, doesn’t Android have 200,000 apps now?

    • Anonymous

      Yes!

  • Jose

    Superman is better than Spiderman, My God it’s just a cell phone, nobody is talking bad about your kids. You all sound like a bunch of kids in a school yard. Mines bigger than yours!! Suck in your bottom lip, buy what you want, shut-up call your nerd friends and be happy.

  • Jose

    Superman is better than Spiderman, My God it’s just a cell phone, nobody is talking bad about your kids. You all sound like a bunch of kids in a school yard. Mines bigger than yours!! Suck in your bottom lip, buy what you want, shut-up call your nerd friends and be happy.

    • Anonymous

      Your obviously in the wrong place if thats your opinion

      • Anonymous

        Actually he said it perfectly.

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    If iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, and flash i’m leaving Droid :(

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    If iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, and flash i’m leaving Droid :(

    • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

      i*hones will never have flash, Steve Jo*s has said so repeatedly.

      • Bob

        LED flash looks horrible anyways…

        • Anonymous

          lmao not that kind of flash

          • Anonymous

            yea, what Bob said.

    • Anonymous

      I doubt the iPhone will ever have a screen bigger than 3.5 inches

  • batterie

    The problem with charts such as these is all they do is review the hardware. The most important thing in a phone these days is the software, its the software that makes even the OG iphone 2G run smoother than my overclocked droidx despite the droidx having much better hardware.

  • How you like them Apples?

    what!? this is in comparison to iPhone 4? wtf?

    • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

      Yes, that is the one that is going to be released on VZW in feb.

      • How you like them Apples?

        oh ok. like that’s a fair comparison! wow, can we say desperate in trying to recruit people to Androids rather than iPhone? if i’m not mistaking, these two android phones won’t be out anytime soon, right? and they’re comparing this to it’s current iphone4?

        • Anonymous

          The ThunderBolt will be out within a month.

        • Anonymous

          The ThunderBolt will be out within a month.

  • iOS vs. Android OS

    Unlike the iPhone or RIM’s BlackBerry, Android ships on a variety of phones from different makers, so you can’t generalize about the feature set you’re getting, just because a phone runs Android. For example, HTC has historically used cheaper, lower quality 16-bit displays compared to Motorola, while Samsung frequently opts for its own high quality AMOLED displays, although those have their own drawbacks related to use in bright daylight.

    Thus, while “iPhone” conveys a clear meaning about what features and standard of quality are going to be available, “Android” does not; it only refers to the shared code used across a variety of extremely different products from very different manufacturers, making the brand nearly meaningless to shoppers.

    Another major difference among various Android models is the version of Android OS they use. Many new phones ship with an old version, and won’t be updated within three to six months of the next Google release. Many cheaper models ship with software that is a year old, and users can’t typically install their own software updates in the same way iPhone users can. Verizon’s lineup (apart from the low end models) are just now getting around to all being updated to Android 2.2 (Samsung models are getting their updates this week). But Android 2.2 Froyo was released last summer, and Google has since released Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

    Verizon’s Android updates are not only slow to roll out, but are also packed with third party trial-ware and other apps users can’t easily remove. That only aggravates the problem of Android licensees typically installing less memory on their phones than Apple does, as well as Android’s less sophisticated use of storage memory compared to Apple’s iOS.

    Android does offer some competitive strengths over Apple’s iPhone. Android users will be quick to point out that their phones can run content created in Adobe Flash. Again, that’s only true for some models, as Flash Player requires Android OS 2.2. While that came out the middle of last year, many of Verizon’s phones still ship with OS 2.1 and don’t offer available updates.

    Those that can install the player are still stuck with the core problem of running Flash on mobile devices: it’s simply not optimized for mobile use, and most content developed in Flash was intended for playback on desktop PCs, and subsequently doesn’t work well on a mobile device. Still, for users with casual needs for access Flash content, Android offers something iOS doesn’t.

    Verizon also offers some Android models for free, or even in “buy one, get one” offers intended to sell smartphone contracts. Its cheapest iPhone option will be $199 with a contract, providing a minor barrier for some users interested in upgrading to a smartphone. To get a cheaper iPhone, users will have to opt for AT&T’s $49 iPhone 3GS. Of course, the Android products Verizon offers for significantly less than the iPhone 4 are also very low end models, as detailed below.

    However, even Verizon’s best Android models don’t match iPhone 4’s Retina Display, installed memory, camera features (most notably its front facing FaceTime camera), and video output features. Combined with other elements of the iOS ecosystem (including Apple’s far superior iPhone App Store, iTunes and compatibility with iPad), Apple’s rapidly rolled out frequent software updates for iOS, all the same features of Verizon’s network without the junkware, and a consistent, hardware optimized experience managed by a single vendor, and Verizon now has a very clear and obvious flagship smartphone to promote.

    • Anonymous

      I would just like to state that connectivity with iTunes is NOT a plus, and all that software unity is only possible through a very strict and restrictive consumer policy