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More Blurry DROID Bionic Pictures Show Up, We Get a Nice Side View of its Thickness

 

The DROID Bionic went from being one of Verizon’s better kept secrets to being more leaked than almost any other device in history in about 2 weeks time.  First we saw the spec sheet  for it on Motorola’s site, then gave you two separate galleries of the phone (here and here), which were all followed up by the unveiling of the device through the FCC over the weekend.  It’s definitely not going to surprise anyone when it hits stores on September 8 (still a rumor), but that doesn’t mean we won’t jump all over more leaked pictures of it.  Today, we have a new set that gives us a blurrified look at its sides, along with a front shot that shows off its 4G LTE logo.

So, I’m sure you will all come to your own conclusions after looking at these, but damn, does this thing not look like the next thick tank from Big Red or what?  I was told today that the device is essentially as thick as the HTC Thunderbolt and I would say these photos confirm that.  That’s not necessarily going to be a huge downer and I’m still liking the styling, however, we were hoping for at least DX skinny.  Who knows though, maybe in order to make the device last longer than 5 hours on this first-gen LTE tech, they needed to go thick to make room for that massive battery?  Actually, we are hearing that Moto reps can’t stop raving about its battery life.   

And yes, the guy is using a task killer on Android 2.3…

Via:  GottaBeMobile

Cheers Manny!

  • Pnicuh

    why is it so thick? well see, I guess

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662761387 Nader Elkurd

    Fat.ass.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DTMXMESS5OWBFB2K4AQOUTONQ4 Lloyd Rivera

    I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Dr. Buttballs

    Nice Droid 3, bro.

  • Anonymous

    Is that a Droid Bionic in your pocket….or are you just happy see me?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Vasquez/1792901000 Mike Vasquez

    i like how everyones complaining about the thickness which i dont even think is that big of a deal cause i personally think my dx can be a little bigger and have some more weight to it…..and the pictures of the original bionic we saw back in january were pretty thick also so really nothing has changed…everyone just wants a perfect device with absoluetly no flaws what so ever…..

  • Anonymous

    This phones looks almost as fat as people from texas!!

    • droidlvr

      their fat hands should grip it well then.

  • Anonymous

    I’m anxious to see how this performs if it has any lag or anything will be nice to see some reviews and how people feel about it if any issues show up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryanpwilliams Bryan Williams
  • Destroythanet

    Knowing how big and power hungry LTE hardware is, why are people surprised by this phone’s thickness?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryanpwilliams Bryan Williams

    I think everyone has overlooked the news that came out yesterday.

    This phone will NOT have a hump on the back when it’s released.  The phone that these pictures are taken of are not the most current model.  Seriously people, I can’t believe so many can sit here and make judgement on something that isn’t even on the shelf yet.

    • kq

      it does have a hump with the regular back cover. the flat cover is the wireless charging back cover, the coil inside makes it thicker so it flattens out at the hump’s thickness.

    • Guest

      I AGREE THIS PHONE CAN BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT WHEN IT HITS THE STORE

  • Anonymous

    OK….parties over. No way I’m lugging around this Ball ‘N Chain after using a thinly sliced DX… Even if it’s got 4G. I waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II … Period.

  • Anonymous

    OK… Parties over. No way I’m going to carry around this fricking brick after using my DX. Even if it has 4G… I’M waiting for the thinly sliced Samsung Galaxy S II… Thank you very much.

    • Anonymous

      Galaxy SII is a good choice.  But i want LTE so im willing to have a big phone.  Big phones dont bother me as Im a big guy.

  • Anonymous

    Ok im so tired of people bitching.  LTE requires a phone to be thick, end of story.  The chips are still first gen.  If you dont like it, wait for 2nd gen chips next year.  

    Two.  Why does everyone bitch about battery?  You dont have a charger in your car and at home?  If you dont your stupid.  I have a charger in my car, home docking station, and a charger at work for my Droid 1.  Besides, read that last line of the article.  He said that they are raving about the battery life.  

    Three.  Women carry phones in purses.  Men actually tend to like big phones.  So this is a win win in my book. Take an original droid and compare it to this phone and this phone is still thinner.  

    Four. Motorola is a proven company.  They delayed this device to build their own LTE chip which is why the battery is better and signal strength will be phenomenal.  

    Five.  Stop bitching about bootloaders.  Motorola will unlock in november.  I know this as fact because my friend works there.  

    six.  if you dont like motoblur cover the bitch up with GoLauncher or Launcher Pro.  Its THAT simple.  

    Seven.  If you still dont like the phone, stop coming on here and talking about it.  Go find a phone you want and go talk in that forum, blog, or whatever.  

    im done.

    • Anonymous

      So because not everyone feels they should have to charge the phone all the time they are stupid? Great logic bro. Just because you like something doesn’t mean everyone else does. Step back take a deep breath and relax.

      • Anonymous

        I know HTC’S batteries suck big time.  But this article says they are raving about the battery life.  Im assuming that this means you can get a solid 12hours of normal use before even thinking about plugging it in.  Most of us can easilly plug our phone in when we drive to and from work and that turns your battery life into a full day.  

        My point is that im so tired of everyone bitching about it when the problem is not specific to this phone or any phone.  LTE requires a lot of power so its gonna take a couple years to develope chips and batteries that get a phone up to a full day of normal use.  This happened with 3G as well when it first came out to a lesser degree.  

        And yes, im going so far as to say if you dont have a car charger you are stupid.  Ever gotten stranded in a snow bank or car broke down in the desert?  Ive had both happen to me and it was a VERY good thing having a car charger.  

        • Anonymous

          Well if car breaks down the car charger isn’t always gonna help but go ahead call people stupid because they make valid complaints. Nobody is expecting all day use, clearly that isn’t expected all people want is to be able to last Atleast a workday. You calling people stupid just makes you ignorant. People are going to bitch no matter what if you are that thin skinned to get worked up over a phone step away from these forums then or don’t comment no need to freak out its a phone after all.

          • Anonymous

            Actually im pretty thick skinned and could care less what phone people buy.  Im simply trying to point out that when a person is reading through these comments all we see is complaints about non phone specific problems.  All lte phones are pretty big.  

            I will admit im a little annoyed that people are giving motorola such a hard time when their CEO gave good reasons for the delay of this phone.  Also, they are an American company and we should all be pulling for them.  

            I guess i was just trying to bring some reasoning to this discussion but apparently I failed.  I had no mal intentions.  I just ask people to be reasonable when being critical of a phone or anything for that matter.  Dont bitch just to bitch.  

          • Anonymous

            I agree but people will always complain and have a favorite. Just like the blur pentile hate when most people never even used either and just go by what one of these sites say.

        • beanboy

          AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!

      • Guest

        he is right people complain to much about battery life if you drive you can have a charger there at work home etc you need to grow up you another pig :)

    • Guest

      I WILL KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR THIS PIGS IN HERE HATING ON MOTO, MOTO GAVES US THE OG DROID AND DROID X AND DROID 2 DROID PRO AND DROIDX2 AND THEY ARE ALL HOTTTT PHONES.  MOTO DID NOT WANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE LIKE HTC DID WITH THE STUPID THUNDERBOLT. MOTO ARE THE BEST PERIOD I DO NOT CARE ABOUT STUPID BOOTLOADER AND SHIT MOTOBLUR IS GREAT NOW AND IT WILL KEEP GETTING BETTER. MOTO HAS THE BEST TECHNOLOGY TO THIS DATE WEBDOCK, HDMI MIRROR FIRST LTE PHONE STOP CRYING LITTLE BABIES GO TO A HTC SITE OR SAMSUNG AND DONT COME HERE THIS IS DROID LIFE

    • http://www.facebook.com/2cheezy4u Eric Chee

      some people dont have the luxy of cars. its impractical if the phone only last a few hours and then u have to go back and charge it. I agree with most of your arguments except for the chargin part. Battery technology needs to advance and we as customers need to stress that, not deal with it by plugging it in. many phones with great battery life have proven so.

    • K B

      Couldn’t have said it better.

  • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

    You want LTE don’t you????

  • droidlvr

    it’s that thick to hold all the goodies inside, you all just jelly.

    • Guest

      this phone is the best of the year

  • DanSke

    What a brick. As thick as a Thunderbolt? Yeah, if Tbolt has a case on it. What a joke. haha

  • Otsrocks

    Im sure they made it as thin as possible , aren’t these the specs we’ve all been waiting for since CES? We should be rejoicing,touchwiz is terrible and Samsung plastic is a no go for me. Why not believe in the bionic and that Motorola build quality? Not
    it too long ago we trashed sense well before blur. Guess I’m just tired of sgs 2 comments.my 2cents

    • Guest

      BIONIC RULE PERIOD

  • Rene Mercado

    The reason why I was following Bionic is because of the initial rumor that it will have a 4.5″ screen.
    recent rumor/leak that it has a 4.3″ screen therefore my eagerness to have this phone just subside…

    But wait, what if (a conclusion of a disparate man)….
    a Moto will release 2 version of Droid Bionic (might be different name/alias)… one with 4.3″ and a 4.5″ screen..

    (based on previous leaked & blurry pics… some says 4.5″ screen and some says 4.3″.)

    What if those two specs do really exist, and Moto just let FCC to leak the other one…

    Please Moto… tell me that I am correct….!

    • hkklife

      Same here.  Earlier reports indicated that the screen is still pentile but with less ghosting than the DX2 and D3.  So the combination of less ghosting + 4.5″ (and LTE!) might have been enough to basically negate the chunky size, Blur, and battery drain.

      However, with everything pretty much confirmed, there simply just aren’t enough major improvements in the Bionic to warrant me even considering paying full price for one at any point this year.   Now, if I HAD to recommend a phone to someone who insisted on buying a new LTE phone on or around Sept 4th, I would still recommend the Bionic over the Charge/TB/Revolution, unless it has some horrible deal-breaking flaw. 

    • Anonymous

      They are not releasing two versions.  The screen is 4.3.  Get over it.  Its .2 inches difference.  

    • Guest

      i feel 4,3 is perfect size but i will not mind if it has 4.5 the pentile screen is great i do not know why people are crying about it

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    phone…bleh.

    who’s the chica in the pics?

    • Azhu

      Katy Perry

  • Izak69

    3 months ago this phone was so bad ass now its just kinda old because it was delayed just so long and its just a real disappointment, it used to be my dream phone but now my dream phone is the vigor woot woot :)

    • Guest

      the vigor is a tablet get over

  • Madcow06

    Looks a little thicker than I would have thought when looking at the previous pics. But I’ll reserve judgement until I can get my hands on one.

  • Anonymous

    I love the motorola adventure on the table….my husband still uses that phone and has 3 in closet as backup..
    they do not even make that phone anymore..which is why is is stockpiling them.  So this pic makes me smile…it COULD be taken in my house…Droid being my phone and the old adventure being his  LOL

    • Anonymous

      I almost got the adventure back in the day lol

  • http://whitemarket.freeforums.org/ Avery Dejuan Herron

    I don’t care how thick it is bring it on!

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      That’s what your mom said last night.

      • Guest

        stop hating fatso

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          My peg is fat, it fills your sis up perfectly.

  • Trdracer21

    sg2 no bionic

    • Anonymous

      no LTE

  • Anonymous

    Remember when people were complaining about the thickness of the original Droid Bionic.. well this is obese compared to that.

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    Droid Bionic = Thicker than Ron Jeremy 

  • kq

    looks pretty damn thick. looks like a thunderbolt with extended battery cover hump that got moved to the top.

  • http://profiles.google.com/duke82722009 Agustin Rodriguez

    I wonder if this will be compatable with the atrix dock. Boy, Katy Perry looks hot!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t the Bionic just the proper version of what the DX2 should have been?

  • Anonymous

    I compared the size with my OG Droid using the micro usb as the base and it looks about the same, maybe slightly thinner so it’ll probably be around 12 or 13 mm like the Charge and Revolution while maybe being as think as the TB at the hump.

  • Anonymous

    I compared the size with my OG Droid using the micro usb as the base and it looks about the same, maybe slightly thinner so it’ll probably be around 12 or 13 mm like the Charge and Revolution while maybe being as think as the TB at the hump.

  • Me

    LLook at us all arguing over pictures of phones that nobody has. Man must be pretty smart? Ah. What the he’ll here’s my take
    1. Samsung /phones that came out after droid 1 still doesn’t have froyo
    2. Iphone/well it’s an apple
    3. Moto/my d2 is great no problem.
    MOTOR WIN IN MY BOOK. but whatever phone makes YOU happy

    • Anonymous

      You can’t blame it all on samsung since international versions got updated us carriers slow down everything with their bloat. And I’m not sticking up for samsung I am just stating if youook world wide they have a good track record with updates so carriers need to quit slowing them down lol.

    • Anonymous

      You can’t blame it all on samsung since international versions got updated us carriers slow down everything with their bloat. And I’m not sticking up for samsung I am just stating if youook world wide they have a good track record with updates so carriers need to quit slowing them down lol.

    • Anonymous

      well not everyone is as fond with locked bootloaders and blur as you are…and like chris125 said…the international versions of sammy phones are all up to date…its the U.S. carriers that are dropping the ball with samsung

    • Guest

      Moto beats everybody when it comes to cellphones

  • Travis

    I personally like that there is a great, dual core, 4g, phone coming out, I have gigantic hands and I feel like this phone was made for me. Kinda wish the 4.5″ screen would hav come to fruision but I can wait fr this phone. Also I know the AMOLED screens are nicer but I have no problems with the qHD.  Also poeple stop bashing this phone before it has come out. Everyone seems to be sucking the nuts of the GS II and it may nt even come to VErizon with 4G, which would make me not want it.  Stop trashing the phone, I love this site but after I buy my Bionic I seriously might stop reading it because of all the stupid people commenting on everything.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      FRUITION=The thought or believe that Motorola will deliver a quality product with constant updates making it a pleasurable experience for the customer. This is a false belief and has yet to happen.

    • Anonymous

      +1. Can’t agree with you more.

      You do have to realize android users on blogs are generally haters, same ones that used to be on video game console boards, and pc/Mac boards. They need something to hate, and since the new ip*one isn’t out till September/October and the ip4 is old tech now, they need to hate this. When the SII is about to launch, they’ll do the same to it. Remember all the bashing on TouchWiz and saturated cartoon colors last year when the vibrant and captivate came out? Then the thickness/radio on the epic and bing on the fascinate? After this launches they’ll crow for the HTC Vigor, Moto Dinara, or nexus prime while bashing the SII.

      • Guest

        they have no life that’s why they do this 24/7 the screen on the charge is to colorful i stick with pentile i love my screen on droid x2

        • Anonymous

          How is the auto brightness on the DX2? The sensor on my Xoom doesn’t work, on auto it just dims the screen all the way.

    • Guest

      let them hate moto still will be selling lol

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    I am very excited about this because of the battery life.  My current Thunderbolt has become a halfway respectable device after HTC updates, Netflix, Hulu, etc,etc.  However, the battery life is still an utter joke.  If this thing (Bionic) can stay alive during use, Im all over it.  This is definitely the Droid Ive been looking for.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      i’ve realized that maybe some people have just had bad installs of the update. i know 2 people who have horrible battery life and connectivity issues, but my phone connected to everything fine, and i’m at 60% right now with 11 hours of use.

    • Anonymous

      I have the thunderbolt and agree battery life is awful. i had to turn off 4g just to get about 4 hours out of it. it is a little better with the extended battery but still pretty awful for a cell phone.

      • LionStone

        Wow, you get 4 hours? Your phone is broke, quit complaining and take it back.

  • Anonymous

    If being LTE really contributes so much to the thickness of a phone, then may be the Verizon GXS2 really is a slider ’cause being a slider, its thickness will be perceived as more forgivable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

    Honestly, it doesn’t look all that thick to me. I mean sure, It’s no GS2 or Dinc2…but with all of the added goodies and awesome hardware specs…I’m amazed the device isn’t thicker. I want that phone.

    • Tarsis Brito

      these pricks will complain no matter what THIS PHONE IS HOTTTTTTTTTTTT PERIOD

  • 72leprechaun

    It looks fine to me…the thin design looks a feels a little too girly anyway

    • Anonymous

      Agree i have a tb with extended battery so I am used to a pretty thick phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    Yesss, please more Bionic coverage! This will def be my next device. Screw plastic Sammy!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1119788184 Tobie Azeez

      u do know this phone is plastic right?

      • Anonymous

        No it’s not, there are pictures of its internals on the FCC site and its frame is some type of metal, probably aluminum or magnesium. Yes it has some plastic, like all phones.

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        At least the X had some real metal trim sections.

    • Guest

      plastic and no updates in the usa lol

  • 72leprechaun

    It looks fine to me me the thinner design looks more like a chick phone to me me anyway

  • Anonymous

    How about some HTC Vigor leaks! We have been on this phone since January.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    I think my Droid 3 with the extended battery is still a thinner device.

  • Rp780

    I’m still on the fence about this phone. I want to wait for something else but if I wait it will always be something better…i just don’t know.

  • dquicknc

    My OG Droid with rubberized Body Glove case is heavy as hell, but I’m used to it after having it for nearly 2 years. My wife’s Droid INC feels non-existent in my hands and it feels somewhat cheap too. Guess that’s because I’m used to carrying a brick in my pocket.   

  • Anonymous

    do not like the 747 like shape.  why do they have to have that hump?  ruins the lines and sends me to Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know if a SD card comes pre-installed and how big it is?

    • hkklife

      I’m assuming it’ll be identical to the D3:

      16Gb internal storage, has a microSD slot but it comes empty and can take up to a 32Gb card. 

      On that note, where are 64Gb microSDXC cards, already!!?!!?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t believe they’re available yet and the first ones that will be will also be extremely expensive.

    • Guest

      you need to buy it

  • Anonymous

    Love it :-)

  • Mehoff88

    wayyy to thick!!! iphone 5 here i come..

    • Anonymous

      So you are going with a 3g phone. Good choice because there are no thin 3g phones on verizon. But hey hope you enjoy it

      • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

        the iphone 4 is the thinnest phone on verizon, and thats 3G. some people don’t have the coverage for 4G either, so whats the point

        • Anonymous

          So you can’t turn off 4g? Not to mention 2 years is a long time since the iphone 5 isn’t going to really have any wow specs.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            i’m not saying the iPhone 5 is an great phone. if someone wants a thin 3G phone for now until they have 4G coverage, why can’t they? some people like thin. i was just saying that there is a thin 3G phoneon verizon when you said there wasn’t.

          • Anonymous

            Reread my comment I said like the iphone is the only smart phone that is thin and 3g. I didn’t say they don’t have any thin phones there are different choices depending on how things you need a phone.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            “So you are going with a 3g phone. Good choice because there are no thin 3g phones on verizon. But hey hope you enjoy it ” umm…that doesn’t sound like what you said at all. you may have meant that, but you typed something completely different.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry you didn’t catch the sarcasm next time I’ll make sure to put that in there since the iphone crowd is a little slow I forgot that. My apologies.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            lol i agree they are a little slow. you should put the /sarcasm note in there since people can’t tell the tone you were speaking in. just because you didn’t express what you meant properly, doens’t mean you have to resort to being a douche.

          • Anonymous

            How am I being a douche? I apologized for forgetting to put /s and that’s being a douche?

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            wait, when you said iphone fans are slower, was that directed at me?

          • Anonymous

            If you’re an apple fan then yes if not then no lol.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            i’m not, but i figured you might have directed it at me, since it was me that had the issue with no sensing your sarcasm. my apologies

          • Anonymous

            Nope just apple lovers in general. I meant choosing an iphone over android isn’t the smartest and if they want iphone why be in an android site lol.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            i’m not, but i figured you might have directed it at me, since it was me that had the issue with no sensing your sarcasm. my apologies

          • Guest

            alex you are a cow period you dont know nothing about android go back to mexico

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            lol

          • Guest

            lol how stupid you are droidx2 is thinner than iphone 4

        • Paul Needleman

           a lot of people do have 4g coverage

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            a lot compared to?

          • Mike

            And a lot more people are going to have it for the two years that you’re locked into this phone for.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            FYI, primary line’s get early upgrade after a year. Plus, there will be something much better by then anyway

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595730011 Nick Adamany

            Fyi they removed that in January brah.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            i just received mine

          • Mike

            And a lot more people are going to have it for the two years that you’re locked into this phone for.

    • Guest

      you a cry baby