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DROID Bionic Shows Off Its 4G LTE Speed Goodness, Battery Life Said to be Stellar

We knew that the DROID Bionic would be the world’s first dual-core 4G LTE device, but we had yet to really see it show off the download speeds that it was capable of.  Thanks to another tester in the wild, we get just that today.  And this is exactly why this phone has been talked about for 8 months now – because it’ll have power, style, and run on Big Red’s shiny new network.

The leaker (Yoda) has also mentioned that he is seeing 15 hours of battery life with moderate usage, something that no other LTE device can really say at this time.  We had been hearing from our sources that Moto reps couldn’t stop raving about the massive battery and how long it lasts, so to get confirmation from a tester is a nice add-on.

And is it just me, or have the pics from the last two days that we’ve seen with the screen on, look much less PenTile-y than the DROIDX2 and DROID3?  I know, I know, it’s almost impossible to tell from these quick ninja-shots, but they definitely aren’t looking awful.

With the LTE Galaxy S II news from this morning followed by these Bionic speed tests, it’s probably safe to say that DL readers are officially torn between the two.  We 100% know that the Bionic is coming in September – the SGS2, is still a mystery.

Via:  Phandroid

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  • Justin

     me likey, me want

  • ah crap, I just got a Droid Charge too. Don’t get me wrong, I love it so far, even with TouchWiz (after making some alterations of course), but the battery, while not awful, leaves something to be desired. Oh well, guess I could always sell it, or use it as a backup. One thing I won’t do is get this thing on day one. I will surely wait a couple months just in case. I have a feeling Moto already has something cooking for Q4….

  • Anon

    is there a moderator that can come in and get rid of all the political comments.  This is not a political blog, these comments should be removed.  I had to basically get to comment 120 to finally start seeing comments on what this post was about

  • Anonymous

    even if this phone is epic, its still moto, and still will be locked and backed by a company that fails to hear the cries of its customers.

  • Pete D’Antonio Jr.

    I’m trying to understand the hate here, I feel like if this had a SUPERAMOLED display people would be foaming at the mouth for this phone.

  • WOWZA, that’s speedier than my first time. 

  • I’m an independent non-voter. {{-_-}}

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  • Anonymous

    I’d rather use the New blur than touch wiz any day. Preferences is what it will come down to.

  • Anonymous

    19.87 Mbps down load and 5.37 up load!!!! That’s fast!!!! http://www.convertunits.com/from/Kbps/to/Mbps

  • Anonymous

    This is going to be a MONSTER!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Ramon Toscano

    Meh, My thunderbolt gets 24 hours of moderate use on 4G. On the stock battery.
    Running a custom stripped CM7 RC1.5.2, Stock CM7 kernel @ 245mhz/1024mhz.

    • Str8RippinEm

      yea, 24 hours with 4 charges

  • Scrub175

    My concern is the lack of 3G surf and talk.

  • Nckkent

    Is it just me or does that screen say 20 mb/s?

    • mega BITS

      • Nckkent

        Yeah, that’s what a lowercase “b” means. That’s insane though.

        • i’ve seen up to 39Mbps on my Tbolt. LTE is super fast

  • Peter Bartholomul

    Whats a Droid Bionic?

    • Palmyra

      First  generation Cylon number Six.

  • Diamond Dave

    I’m libertarian, I say they ALL should go!

  • Millz_45

    If I wanted to read about this political BS I would be reading the news not DROID life. Are you guys f*ckin serious?!

    • Ignoranceisbad

      I know it isn’t fun, but gosh darn it someone needs to stand up for freedom, or we will have the government handing out phones one day and telling us to like it or else.

    • Ignoranceisbad

      As a heart attack.

  • Anonymous

    Tech. Blog. Get it?

    • Ignoranceisbad

      Please explain. What is tech? What is a blog? I am intrigued.

  • Anonymous

    Old dimensions are irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    Yes they do, you’re absolutely clueless.

  • Droidrage729

    too little too late not intrested anymore. Nice try terrible delivery.

  • Anonymous

    So I know this has nothing to do with this post, but my TB has amazing battery life. I’m using the stock battery and 3G. (Non-rooted) 🙂

    • Anonymous

      1 day, 2 hours, 25 mins

      • kq

        cause thats 3g. its the lte that drains the battery fast.

        • Anonymous

          I get 9 hours on 4G sometimes

  • Why must mywork make me get an i*hone! Gah, thats it, im going to pony up for this thing and just cary two phones.

  • DayTurkOurJobz

    My cousin’s roommate’s girlfriend’s dog breeder is a tester and said this phone is big and sux…  That dude’s adopted brother is also a tester for Samsung and said the SG2 will DEF have LTE, however the screen has been knocked down to 3.4 and it’s a keyboard flip out like the envy, not a slider… 🙂

  • Steel888

    Great. 4G gets me a higher number on an app.

    Can you show me a real reason to buy a phone with these battery hungry 1st gen LTE radios?

    • Anonymous

      Download something with 4g you will see the reason.

    • Anonymous

      You can always disable 4G for better battery life.  Having the option is better than not having it at all is it not?

    • kq

      after having 4g. going back to 3g is like going back to 56k dial-up.

  • Kevin Jellison

    Ummm, we talk about phones here, right? Take your political talk to fark or h-post or wherever. It amazes me how people can turn any discussion into a political one. Also, I miss the days on this site when everybody had a Droid, and it was fun to poke fun at Apple. Now everything is fragmented (see what I did there?), and the message boards are a big flamewar between Thunderbolt and Bionic or whichever other device. Take your politics somewhere else where it belongs, and let’s try to stay focused on the topic at hand here which is Android. 

    • Ronzappardino

      This man. Listen to him.

      I have a single side I 100% agree with in the political debate and a single side I 100% agree with in the Bionic debate, but I’m getting over that because this guy is so right. Android fans are FANS, not fanboys. The difference? flame wars. This is starting to look like an apple blog.

      • Ignoranceisbad

        I can agree with that. Too much bashing for non-released phones. I am all for letting the phones come to market, and then letting the PEOPLE decide. See what I did there?

        Carry on…

    • Anonymous

      All the god damn fanboys and trolls who can’t keep their traps shut go into every single article and trash an unreleased product until their fingers bleed from typing.  There’s so much hate now that it makes this site downright unpleasant to visit.

    • Ignoranceisbad

      I have an OG Droid and a Thunderbolt. I also value freedom and the US Constitution unlike our current President. Deal with it.

  • DanSke

    Who the f**k is Yoda?!

  • Anonymous

    At this point I want the Bionic mostly because I’ve been waiting for it since January. However, if the SGSII comes out first I will probably jump ship – my OG Droid is getting old. Both phones should have the hardware specs to keep up over the next year or two and that’s what I’m looking for.

    A SAMOLED screen may be nicer than a pentile screen, but I can’t see the difference unless they’re side by side. Maybe you have better eyes than I do, but the only thing I’m going to notice is a difference in the way they render colors. We don’t know what the actual difference in processing power is going to be yet but the only thing that’s really going to matter is how they perform during everyday usage – and there is no hard spec for that.

  • faber78

    Moto sucks

  • I wanted this phone so badly…………last spring (lol)…….but now,  I do believe I will hang on to my D3 a while longer and see what comes out next winter/year.

  • jnt

    on the pentile… looking at the other pics, I’m afraid it’s just you Kellex 🙂

  • Anthony Alves

    LOOK AT THAT SEXY DISPLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I’m in love.

  • This will be an interesting debate watching OG Droid owners pick between the SGS2 and Bionic for their next phone. 

    • I guess but the sgs2 has no confirmation or leaked photos for verizon so who knows when that will be

      • actually, an LTE model showed up in Korea, could be brought here. 1.5ghz dual-core. pretty sick

      • actually, an LTE model showed up in Korea, could be brought here. 1.5ghz dual-core. pretty sick

        • guest

          that’s Korea. not fcc

        • I didn’t know we live in Korea and snapdragons suck…I would much rather have exynos,tegra, or map over that chipset

          • you do realize that when the iphone 4 prototype was found, it was in taiwan. just because it was in korea doesn’t mean it’s not going to come here. and as far as single cores went, snapdragons were the fastest and the most secure. how can you bash a processor that isn’t out yet?

          • The same way people bash everything before it’s released.

          • Anonymous

            No, the Hummingbird is the fastest single core SOC.

    • Legoturte92

      I am stuck between the Bionic, SGII, and the iPhone 5. So far I’m leaning towards the Bionic.

      • iPhone 5, thats a new way to spell nexus. Because those are the only three phones to chose form right now 

    • Anonymous

      Don’t leave out the Vigor.

  • Anonymous

    The Bionic is an awesome phone but I’m not sure I can go without the simultaneous talk/data. I use it all the time, especially for those annoying calls from the ex…

    • You can on 4g or wifi just not on 3g

    • Anonymous

      yeah dude, just be on 4G when you do, even so, why would you take it off 4G anyway? The battery life is not an issue…  🙂

  • Anonymous

    The Bionic is an awesome phone and I was considering giving up my TB for it. But I like to be on the phone and using my internet at the same time (you know for those annoying call from your bf/gf) I’m just not sure if I can go without that feature…

  • George Chahinian

    2 things are bugging me about this phone that are the only reason i still have a personal debate in my brain about it….
    1: everyones favorite, the locked bootloader
    2: not a worldphone – i was out of the states 3 times this past year, each time i had to switch back to my old BB tour (out of necessity, otherwise i would have gone phoneless).

    if moto fixes either of those issues im 98% on board, both of them im 110% on board

    /$.02

    • Anonymous

      What if you ask big red about making calls internationally and paying less than roaming charges. My brother mentioned something like this to me before. Or what about Skype? I’m sure there is away around it.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been wanting to buy this phone for awhile now. Looking at this picture I’m very turned off by the gap between the screen and the edge of the phone on both sides. I wanted this to be a 4.5 screen so bad…

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “because it’ll have power, style, and run on Big Red’s shiny new network.” and be thicker than a MOFO

    • Anonymous

      But still thinner than the TB.

      • nope. bionic is 13.3mm and the thunderbolt is 13 flat

        • Anonymous

          And probably thicker at the hump on the bionic.

          • hkklife

            Aside from having the kickstand, Sense, non-pentile screen and simultaneous voice & data over 3G, the TB comes up short next to the Bionic in every way.  However, after the GB update is finally released, TB owners shouldn’t feel early adopter remorse as they’ve had LTE goodness most of the year while the Bionic kept on being delayed and tweaked. 

            Other than the lack of a 4.5″ screen, the biggest disappointment is that Moto is on its 3rd iteration of the Bionic and has very little to show for almost a year’s worth of delays.   Same screen size & resolution, no substantial CPU boost, no drastic reduction in size and probably the same mediocre cameras.   The only “surprises” are that the big battery was retained and they boosted internal storage up to 32Gb. 

          • Anonymous

            Since when did they make internal storage 32 gb? Last I saw it was still 16. Also I said it would be thicker than the TB I wasn’t comparing the two spec wise all I said was it would be thicker at the hump than the TB is.

          • Anonymous

            The OMAP4 is substantially better than the Tegra 2, actually.

        • Anonymous

          PhoneArena says the TB is 14, gsmarena says it’s 13 and phonescoop says it’s 13.2.  Either way you seem to have pulled the Bionic’s figure from your ass.

          • I don’t even know why the thunderbolt keeps getting brought up?

          • lol well if it’s any consolation, i found on phonescoop that the tbolt is 13.3, but the bionic is 13.7. your beloved bionic is not god

          • i got the 13.7 from phonescoop. which is the old dimensions and still bigger than the phonescoop thunderbolt dimensions

          • Anonymous

            Old dimensions are irrelevant.

          • right. it’s thicker now

      • nope. bionic is 13.3mm and the thunderbolt is 13 flat

    • And battery life will not suffer I would rather my phone be big so I can last throughout the day

  • Not to take away from the Bionic picture, but won’t all 4g LTE phones experience similar results?  I know this is a good phone.  I am not planning on upgrading until I can see Bionic, SGS2, iPhone 5, and Vigor next to each other.  This assumes they release close to each other.

    The other big factor is VZW shutting down tethering.  I do not do it often.  Only when on vacation when I have to do some work with no other internet access around.  I am not paying for it on a monthly basis.  At most I use maybe 2GB combined on our family plan when I do tether.

  • stellar battery life to me = 2 days without charging like my old blackberry

  • Mike D

    I love moto hardware, but that GSII looks to be a beast in the pocket.

  • Looking closely, you can see the awfulness of the pentile,If you look at the “settings” button on the bottom of the screen, you can see grey lines at a 45 degree angle every couple of centimeters…

    🙁

    • Focusing on the image, hold CTRL and keep hitting + to make the image bigger, you will see the lines all over the place…

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, no.  You can’t tell from the picture, there is just not enough detail.

        • Yes, there is, and I can clearly see it on MY monitor.

          • guest

            i can see it too just take into consideration when you take a picture of your 1080p tv with a camera it does the same thing. I’m gonna wait until it’s in my hands before I jump the gun about the display

          • ah, understood, that may be true but nobody can tell me like j mcclane that I can’t see something I can clearly see with my own eyes.

          • don’t argue with him. he’s in love with the phone so you won’t be right about anything

          • Anonymous

            Hey, don’t you hate this phone?  What are you doing here?

          • i never said i HATE the phone. what i hate are people that are defending it like it’s their child, and it’s not even out yet. just let people have their opinions.

          • You are so dumb…

          • lol what are you 16?

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, it’s not even out yet so instead of bitching and moaning or proclaiming your future brand of choice superior based on fantasy specs you make up in your head why don’t you just f*ck off instead of trolling.

          • because i brought up specs that were shown in the vigor. never said the bionic sucked. you realize that you and brian are pretty much the only ones that are having issues with other people here. you 2 should leave and go to iphone

          • Anonymous

            Nope, we aren’t the only ones, a lot of people are getting tired of all the blind Moto hate and fanboyism. Maybe you should shut your dumb pie mouth and stay out of Moto related articles if you have no intention of carrying on a civil conversation without trolling for your preferred brand or vapor device.

          • Yea but through a picture there’s no way to tell

          • Anonymous

            You don’t know what you’re seeing, just making assumptions.

          • Anonymous

            No, there isn’t.  The distortion is not from pentile, that is from taking a low quality picture and blowing it up on a monitor.

          • WRONG! Because the line’s don’t exist anywhere else in the photo, only on the screen! 

            TROLL

          • Ronzappardino

            I have to agree with mcclain and guest, this is something you see on all sorts of screens when you take snapshots of them. I just wish someone would upload an hd pic of the green battery indicator, then we could REALLY test if it’s pentile, no pentile, or improved pentile.

    • Anonymous

      I got one phone with the crappy pentile display (DX2). Never again.

  • El El Kool J

    its gonna be weird to have a phone that doesn’t let me run MIUI on it. .

  • It’s as good as in my pocket!

  • It’s as good as in my pocket!

  • @JayCity216

    Hopefully my D3 insurance will cover my phone after I force one of those BIONIC batteries into it…..

  • I have read all the comments about Bionic and SG2 and i’ll tell ya what unlocked or not, the bionic has always been the phone i have wanted, it is sexy. The Screen was only thing i was worried about seeing the DX2. I couldnt imagine that they would let that slide on the bionic.  Sorry but i have never liked Samsung design or feel and that has alot to do with the phone i get. Moto phone’s have always felt good in my hands. I have big hands and the thick big phones feel the best. The D1 (which i am currently using) was a heavy phone at first but i was coming from a feature phone. But now the weight feels at home to me. The TBolt actually felt better in my hands then the DX/DX2 because it was thicker then the DX’s.. I will have a Bionic for sure. Stop hating on phones people. You guys seem to live breath and shit on things you don’t necessarily know anything about. When you have it in your hand then you can make a comment about it. I hate to even see the first thing out of people being negativity. That is what’s wrong with the world these days. Everyone is so negative. 

  • I have read all the comments about Bionic and SG2 and i’ll tell ya what unlocked or not, the bionic has always been the phone i have wanted, it is sexy. The Screen was only thing i was worried about seeing the DX2. I couldnt imagine that they would let that slide on the bionic.  Sorry but i have never liked Samsung design or feel and that has alot to do with the phone i get. Moto phone’s have always felt good in my hands. I have big hands and the thick big phones feel the best. The D1 (which i am currently using) was a heavy phone at first but i was coming from a feature phone. But now the weight feels at home to me. The TBolt actually felt better in my hands then the DX/DX2 because it was thicker then the DX’s.. I will have a Bionic for sure. Stop hating on phones people. You guys seem to live breath and shit on things you don’t necessarily know anything about. When you have it in your hand then you can make a comment about it. I hate to even see the first thing out of people being negativity. That is what’s wrong with the world these days. Everyone is so negative. 

  • Anonymous

    Im biting the bullet and I will get this.. all I want is dual core, good battery life, and hdmi. I want to see how the hd dock will look on my tv. Not to mention my DROID x does not have mirroring capabilities.

    • Mirror mode is pretty sick use it for my xoom all the time

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody know if they Bionic will have an FM radio.

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody know if they Bionic will have an FM radio.

  • Anonymous

    15 hours of moderate use? Man, I don’t get even 5 hours of “moderate” use on my droid x. Does moderate use mean leaving the screen and all radios off for 15 hours?

    • Ouch man. I have a DX and I can easily go 6am to 11pm on the battery and still be at 20-30%, and thats with normal daily usage. Texting at work, email, web use, plus wifi and games at home.

  • 15 hours of moderate use is not stellar. It’s average, even for LTE device.

    • this. i got 39 hours of moderate use out of my Thunderbolt last week

      • Anonymous

        Probably with everything turned off. I have a tb and no way you are using and getting that kind of battery life.

        • i did. i was on wifi. i only turn off the mobile network when i’m driving and on wifi. right now, i’ve had mobile network on all day and i’m at 12 hours at 60%

        • Don’t even listen to that chump he’s been talking out of his ass since he found this site like a week ago

          • lol what would that have to do with anything? i’ve been on this site since i got my incredible. just because you’re in love with the Bionic doesn’t mean people can actually have good experiences with other phones? is it hard to believe that it’s been a little over 12 hours and i’m at 60%?

          • Stupidity arises again…smh

          • of course you can’t think of anything to say, so you resort to being childish and calling people names.

          • Anonymous

            First I have a thunderbolt so I have experience with battery and second I was on this site way before you dumbass. I forgot you are a bionic fanboy and can’t look at things from both sides. You are worse than apple fanboys. But I guess if it makes you feel good acting like a harassment behind a computer screen then go ahead it gives me a good laugh listening to you:) anything else to say?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, you didn’t use your phone…..congratulations.

        • hater. i did. i was on wifi, thanks

          • Anonymous

            You don’t fool me Mr. Ironic.

          • lol you don’t use my phone

      • Str8RippinEm

        Thunderbolt is garbage….you;re all over this post like a virus, go somewhere else

    • this. i got 39 hours of moderate use out of my Thunderbolt last week

    • this. i got 39 hours of moderate use out of my Thunderbolt last week

  • Nittanylion

    That screen looks much more vibrant than the usual pentile screens……hmmmmm, interesting.

  • 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

  • Rsswga

    speeds that fast on a phone are way overkill…laptop or desktop reasonable..how fukin stupid

    • How is that stupid? I use my phone to download music and video. This will be great for when I do those types of activities. 

    • How is that stupid? I use my phone to download music and video. This will be great for when I do those types of activities. 

      • Nothing wrong with more speed to me

      • Nothing wrong with more speed to me

  • Thats right Kellex hop on to the “don’t hate pentile just because its pentile and people tell you to hate it train!” there is room right next to me!

    *edited typos*

  • Anonymous

    im so ready for this device

  • Anonymous

    My tbolt crushes those speeds on the reg…I wonder what city they were in

  • Sup

    I’m going to have to bite the bullet eventually.  We’ll see how the BIONIC does in its reviews and whether or not it compares favorably to the SGS2.  It also depends on how easy it is for devs to root the BIONIC.  If its hard, then I’ll see how far out the Vigor might be.  So many choices…

  • GS2 FTW!
    /s
    I’m tired of these fanboys showing up on Bionic posts. I didn’t go on your “rumor” of a post and trash the GS2, so save it. None of you have actually played with the Bionic, so why don’t you wait til it comes out and get some actual hands on time before you judge it. The GS2 for Verizon could be another Fascinate for all we know, so quit making assumptions that it’s some sort of GOD of a phone.

    • nathanp8

      He’s an angry elf…

  • I have been waiting for this phone for months, but now that I have heard about Motorola Dinara, I think I am going to pass on this one! It’s just coming out too late. I can wait another 2-3 months and get the real deal!

  • Anonymous

    I never liked Samsung anyway, long live Moto!

    /s

    On a serious note there’s almost no way this phone will fail unless the ad campaign is complete $hit and/or priced too high as I can’t imagine anyone who decides to make an Android smartphone purchase in Sept will not choose it over the other LTE options.  I’ll pass however.

    • Anonymous

      You really enjoy that piss poor Samsung support huh?

      • Anonymous

        Touchwiz sucks and I’ve never dealt with any oems support. As someone who customizes his phone the ui and support are irrelevant.

  • Not a single one of the leaked pics of this thing has been clear enough or detailed enough to determine if the pentile effect is as bad on this as it is on the DX2.  Realistically though, you can expect it to be exactly the same screen.  Dimensions and resolution are the same so why would moto go with a different panel?  I hope I’m wrong but the chances are pretty unlikely.

  • Drooiddd

    15 hours of battery is BS

    • Anonymous

      No it’s not.

      • It’s not BS, but it’s not stellar either. It’s ok.

        • it sounds great to me. my old dumb phone doesn’t even last 15 hours

    • Anonymous

      15 hours for moderate usage from an LTE is BS? Wow…I’m beyond speechless. By throwing Juice defender on my wife’s tbolt, she gets 15hrs if she is lucky. 

      • i average about 17-20 on my Thunderbolt. and thats a 1400mah battery

        • Anonymous

          Again, it depends on usage. Because the article mentions “moderate” 

          • i understand, and i wouldn’t compare unless it was moderate as well, and like i’ve said, i’m at 60% right now with 12 hours on the battery

          • Str8RippinEm

            you’re a JOKE

  • MFG

    “Moderate use” doesnt describe anyone who reads this site  

    • Anonymous

      Agree

    • Anonymous

      It describes me. I might be leaning towards the light use side more now. 

  • EC8CH

    There is only ONE thing that is keep myself (and I’m guessing many others) from being excited about the Bionic.

    Two Hints:

    1. It starts with Boot
    2. It ends with Loader

    • ehhh

      gimmie some moar clues pleez

      • EC8CH

        it smells like tuna

    • Mike D

      Dont forget the other two hints:

      3.BL
      4.UR

      • EC8CH

        Unlock the bootloader and I can put blur out of its misery myself.

    • Justice

      Ummmm…..is it bootloader?  If that is the case, I am confused………why is the bootloader the thing keeping your from being excited?  I could understand if you said;
      Two Hints:
      1.It starts with Locked
      2. It ends with BootLoader

      But even then, that does not make sense….because soooooo many words can be placed in between those two words.

      • Adam Elghor

        come on you know what he means

    • you mean the BootPutOnAndUnLoader? I don’t know how you could hate your phone having the ability to put your shoes on for you?

  • I am torn, Been a Motorola person for years. This phone looks amazing and so does the sgsII but if it comes with the physical button, im getting this

  • Excuse my ignorance if this is a dumb question but is there another screen technology that can do qHD resolution that is not a pentile screen? I am really hoping that is one of the major improvements that Motorola decided to do with the Bionic. and if that is the case, I am really torn between this and the GS2.

  • Gee

    so ummmmm. yeah whoopity doo its getting the same speed as any other phone on 4g… That’s amazing it like speed testing 2 ether net cards in the same computer on the same internet connection…. THAT AMAZING they get the same speed.. I cant believe that… what a hype beast………..

    • just more leaks which is good don’t know why you would be mad about that

  • i would totally get it if it didnt have a locked bootloader and i wasnt switching to sprint soon. yep, fu motorola and fu verizon.

    • OG Droid

      Well then fu, what are you doing on this site?

      • motorola is not the only maker of android phones and verizon is not the only carrier of android phones. derp.

        • Yea but what he meant was the is mostly a website for verizon android phone which you will not be a part of so the question remains the same

        • Anonymous

          Verizon is the only carrier of Droid phones. This site isn’t called Android Life.

        • OG Droid

          Well how bout this then, you have fun rocking dial up(sprint 4g) while the rest of us roll with DSL(verizon 4g). Go bitch somewhere else

    • Anonymous

      I gotta admit I am irritated that many of the better phones are going to other carriers. Also anyone not grandfathered with unlimited data is almost being pushed to Sprint.

      Come back and let us know how you like them after being there awhile.

    • Heading to Sprint myself from Verizon, the wallet relief will be welcomed. Not only that but it’ll be nice to have better Android options with lower prices. Don’t know how Verizon thinks charging 300 for the Charge is a fair or completable price.

      • Blacklobo

        Have fun with the craptastic network…Cheaper is only better quality is similar

      • yea, i can’t wait to get my hands on a nexus device. and sprint has good coverage where i live, so i couldn’t care less about that.

      • Anonymous

        Sprint’s network is horrible where I live, it’s not even an option.

  • i would totally get it if it didnt have a locked bootloader and i wasnt switching to sprint soon. yep, fu motorola and fu verizon.

  • Anonymous

    I am tempted to sell my bolt, but will likely wait for the first ICS devices in December/January.

  • Anonymous

    I am tempted to sell my bolt, but will likely wait for the first ICS devices in December/January.

  • Anonymous

    I am tempted to sell my bolt, but will likely wait for the first ICS devices in December/January.

  • Rp780

    If “We” 100% know that the Bionic is coming in September why would Verizon or Motorola make the announcement already?

  • Never been a Moto fan…might never be. But I think I’ll recommend it to the wife, while I wait for the SGS2 (even if it isn’t 4g on Big Red)

  • Anonymous

    But the gauge is at zero?!?!?!

  • Zebra

    This pic doesn’t prove anything. LTE speed is subjective to your location/signal, and for what its worth this could just be a Wifi test anyways, since the top is cut off.

    • Anonymous

      It very well could be but those speeds are pretty typical on LTE, esp the ping time. 

      • Not in my area. I rarely get over 7 mbps down 3 mbps up. 

        • Anonymous

          Sorry to hear, that would be the slowest LTE speeds I’ve seen….

        • Anonymous

          You sure you have a Verizon phone. I have never heard of an LTE speed test that slow…

          • i get that sometimes in limited 4G areas. but usually it’s 10Mbps or up. i’ve hit 39Mbps. it was glorious

    • Anonymous

      Live in San Diego and have a Thunderbolt. Yeah, those speeds are pretty typical.

      • IWannaBionic

        hey new guy, I’m also in San Diego..do you get 4g outside of downtown?

        • Anonymous

           Yes, I live in El Cajon and work in Mission Valley and get 4G all the way up to Escondido where it fails. Am part of a basketball league in Rancho Bernardo and works fine there as well.

    • Who cares LTE is LTE I think it was just more of a leak showing it in action any leak is welcomed

  • TB1

    nothing wrong with the screen on the d3. 

    • My fiance has the D3 and I agree that the screen is nice… But I also have the Droid Charge and the D3 screen is no SAMOLED+

  • Jet Gladstone

    Cute.

  • OG Droid

    Wait for it… Here comes the whiny bitchy comments complaining about this phone and were is my vigor or sgs2…sigh..

    • TomHolmes

      I’m trying to think of what circumstances will have to happen before the SGSII people stop vomiting on every Bionic thread. I expect they’ll keep it up even after Verizon comes out with their S2 version. You’d think Motorola had named it the Sarah Palin.

      • Anonymous

        Ha =D! Friggin hilarious…

        I guess haters are just gonna hate after all =)

        • and heaters are gonna heat.

          Ahhh warmth 

          • Dr. Buttballs

            THIS^

        • Anonymous

          It’s amazing how sensitive some people are…are we seeing a new kind of troll or something???

      • EC8CH

        Nope… it’s even dumber… it’s the Michele Bachmann

        • Ignoranceisbad

          Right, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are dumb. I guess Thomas Jefferson and George Washington were idiots as well. Why would anyone be for individual liberty and limited government? Why would anyone be in favor of the private sector and freedom?

          Obama and the Democrats couldn’t drive the economy into the ground anymore unless they brought Jimmy Carter back. They are wasting our money left and right, racking up huge debts, and trampling the Constitution every chance they get. The only dumb people I can see are the ones that think the Democrats aren’t taxing and spending us into becoming the next Greece.

          You should probably buy an iphone, so you can support Mr. Liberal Steve Jobs. I’ll stick with being pro Android, pro freedom, and pro intelligent men and women that value the Constitution. 

          • Pete D’Antonio Jr.

            you read my mind sir

          • TomHolmes

            To be clear, I was using Palin’s name in comparison as a dog whistle that never fails to call the dogs, just as the Bionic is our favorite dog whistle here. Neither intention nor desire to make this a political conversation.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Understood. I was responding mostly to the poster who attacked Bachman.

          • Anonymous

            “Individual Liberty” among the idiots Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. It’s funny that someone who’s tag is “Ignorance is bad” would ignore that slavery existed during this period. Here’s a quick definition of liberty. You tell me if it lines up with your New World twist – Liberty is a concept in political philosophy that identifies the condition in which human beings are able to govern themselves, to behave according to their own free will, and take responsibility for their actions. 

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Individual liberty is not based on my definition or yours, but as it was defined in the US Constitution. Slavery was terrible and no one disputes that. Even some of the Founding Fathers were against it but saw no solution for it in an 18th century USA that was brand new and fragile.

            We are in danger today of all becoming slaves to government in the form of high taxes and markedly reduced individual freedom if we don’t elect leaders who value the Constitution and limited government. Obama and the Dems have us headed in the wrong direction, no matter how you care to spin it.

            And just so this isn’t 100% political, if the Bionic is built well, can be rooted, and has good battery life then I think it is a contender.

          • Anonymous

            I hate to break it to you, but Google’s founders are also Democrats.

          • TomHolmes

            That’s true, but Android is decidedly libertarian in philosophy and design.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Android is more open and free than ios. That was my point. Horray freedom!

          • Darling679

            Ummm…are we going to talk about the Bionic or at least argue about Iphone vs Droid?

          • Jeffwoolf95

            Your name says it all.  
            1) Palin is dumb. Bachmann is crazy.
            2) Limited government is exactly what started this nonsense. Once the markets and banking system were deregulated, things ran amok. If you rewind the clock a bit and got to the 90s, if you are old enough to remember them, Clinton took office in 92 after Bush was actually fell on his sword and went back on his word of not raising taxes. During Clinton’s years,the economy thrived. It did so well in fact GWBII took office with a surplus, not a debt, for the first time in history. After seeing his dad get slaughtered by his own party in the 90s, he saw the surplus and instead of building on it, he returned it to “the people”- the top 1% earners in the country got their tax break. A 3% drop in the marginal tax rate and a break on dividend tax rates as well.  In the first 9 months GWBII was in office, he lowered taxes 2 times. Then he went to war. Despite being warned of the problems with war and lower taxes, he trudged on nonetheless. The war was actually done “off budget” so it wouldn’t compromise the lack of revenue being brought in by lower taxes.  All the long way, the rich saw more and more tax breaks fall their way and the burden of the country was put on the middle class-the job creators, the bulk of the drive in economic expansion.  Then Bush passed the Medicare Part D plan, costing $450B, without any revenue to fund it.  By the time President Obama took office, in January 2009, the US was $10 Trillion in the hole. Bush blasted through 12 Trillion in spending.  Since the war was funded off the budget, or not funded, it was pushed to Obama’s term as the fiscal budget and the Presidential budgets overlap. Bush’s budget actually didnt end until Sept. 09.  This is the common, and ignorant, belief that Obama spent way more than Bush has in his shorter time in office. 

            Ergo, Obama hasn’t, nor has the Democratic Party, driven this economy into the ground. The truth of the matter is the tax cuts that are so stubbornly fought for have benefited the 1% and cost the bottom 99%. The wealthy have seen an increase in net worth of about $4 per $1 of net worth during the same time period the middle and lower class have seen about a 25 cent increase on the same $1.  The Republicans were also willing to implode the global economy, seize the global credit markets and starve your grandmother all to defend this.  With 99% of the entire population not benefiting from these cuts, how one can say letting these expire is unjust, is beyond me. Are you going to tell me the 3% marginal increase will have these people living hand to mouth? They weren’t in 92-00 without them, were they?

            Fact is the Debt Ceiling has zero to do with spending. It is accumulated debt from the entitlements and wars and bills and motions passed in the past.  Bush and the Republican party raised the debt ceiling 10 times under his reign of terror. Do not for one second thing this is a new thing. The correlation between debt ceiling and entitlements is nil.  You can not pay off debt without revenue. In the US, and all countries, revenue is tax. 

            So, wasting money how? Obama and Bernanke tried economic stimulus that was paying the minimum on a credit card balance. The hope was if they could stabilize the markets, and the economy, it would buy some time to address the bigger pictures of tax revenue, unemployment and housing.  Obama has brought 10 bills to the floor that address unemployment, these 10 bills were specific to creating jobs. The Republican controlled House shot down ALL of them.  They actually elected to cut unemployment for the 99 week unemployed people to extend their tax cuts….Read CAREFULLY- they cut support to the people in need so they could gorge on the lack of taxes they had to pay.  They opted for letting people in need starve to protect their 3% interest in marginal tax rates.  In a recession, nonetheless.  So, what money did Obama spend and tax the economy into the ground? This is all I ask you to answer. Ignorance is bad, this is true. Stupid is the disease of the ignorant and the Achilles Heal of people that see the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

            Jeff

            P.S. Don’t even try to start with “poor people don’t pay taxes and they are a burden on entitlements they don’t pay for”- I will light you up like a Christmas tree, if you dare to try.

          • your moms lover

            poor people don’t pay taxes and they are a burden on entitlements they don’t pay for.
            I couldn’t have said it better myself!

          • Jfinbox

            Clinton’s economy. Was thanks to a great effort to stop the welfare nonsense by and only by Republicans les by Gingrich. In fact, bill himself credited the economic growth with the qalfare reformation passage. Yes the new deal was a disaster. It should have come with a expiration tag on it. And we are paying the price for it. Look how hard the Europeans are working to get those addicts off of their free lunch. And reform NAFTA to give the US a better leverage in nogotiations.

          • As a democrat I approve this msg

          • Dr. Buttballs

            Cool story, bro.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            That post was a good parody of the MSNBC Obama news network, but there is little truth in most of your analysis. Michael Moore and Anthony Weiner would be so proud!

            I could literally write you a book and explain in chapter and verse how misguided you are, but I will let clear thinking readers of these posts do the research for themselves.

            The top 25% pays 86% of all income tax. The bottom 47% pay 0. Just because you don’t want to know any facts doesn’t mean others want to lie to themselves as well. The job creators and high producers are already paying way more than their fair share. What a complete lie to suggest otherwise. It isn’t fair to punish someone because they are successful. It is bad economic policy to take capital from the private sector and let the govenment blow it on nothing.

            High taxes, massive regulations, and high spending = bad economy, poor job growth, and limited individual freedom. That is the truth. Want examples? Try history. When the USA went from a new country to the world’s only superpower was when we had smaller government. We didn’t even have an income tax until the 20th century. Government can’t stimulate the economy. Government can’t create real jobs. The only thing government can do is take from some people and give to others. That hurts everyone in the long run. Want an example? Try the USSR as a case study.

            You go on supporting some big government utopia if it makes you feel better. The truth is the USA was founded on the ideals of limited government, individual freedom, private property rights, and a strong belief in free markets and the private sector. Obama is trying to turn us into Sweden, and that is only going to help liberal elites like you.

            Go fire your liberal tirades at someone who doesn’t know better.  

          • Anonymous

            Wait, I thought it was you who is throwing your right wing tirades at those who don’t know any better.  You have to be pretty oblivious yourself to think someone like Palin is smart and has everyone’s best interests in mind rather than her own.

          • Low taxes, little regulation, and little spending = 1929 all over again.
            There needs to be a balance between the two.

          • You are right about one thing, the Federal government does indeed have a horrible track record at creating jobs; But so do large corporations. They are too efficient (90% of the time) and have too many resources at their disposal than smaller businesses, who are often less efficient than their larger counterparts, and in turn, hire more people. 

            It wouldn’t really matter if we decided to tax the wealthiest of the wealthiest, business will fill the gap. Businesses run by people with different and newer experiences, different backgrounds, and most importantly, with different perspectives of the world. 

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Tcal,
            The 1929 depression was not caused by free markets and low taxes. By 1930 the stock market had returned to pre-crash levels. The depression was caused by a huge increase in tariffs, a tight money supply caused by the Federal Reserve, and a major failure by the government to leave the economy alone.

            Nice try at revisionist history.

            The government should not be picking winners and losers in the economy. That is for the people to decide with their wallets. Wether it is large companies or small ones, the free market does a much better job of regulating the economy than any government ever could.

            McClane, people like Palin who advocate freedom and small government are not all perfect, but I would take someone like her over a big government socialist any day of the week.

            Democrats want power at all costs. They would tell you what you have to eat for breakfast if they could get away with it.

          • Tcal

            Yeah… pretty sure the Great Depression was caused by an over-inflated market which that in itself was caused by a serious lack of regulation.

            Second of all, I was not implying that the government should choose who succeeds and who fails in the private sector (apologies for this), rather, I meant to illustrate the neccessary relationship between Government And Business. Business without any regulation would be slow to offer consmers benefits and very manipulative at best; On the flip side, too much regulation results in market dominance in the hands of the few and less jobs available for everyday consumers not to mention price increases. This is what I was trying to convey. Not some sadistic stance on who gets to be rich.

            On another note, can we be more civil in our comments please?

          • Anonymous

            Apple, a consumer electronics and software company is now valued at more than our government. So pardon me when I say that Steve Jobs couldn’t hurt to lose an extra few million.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            It is not your place or the government’s place to decide what a citizen can “afford to lose” in a free country. That is a slippery slope to the government controlling all kinds of things that are none of their business.

            A propotional tax system is fine. A tax system that punishes success is bad.

          • Majistic

            Why should he lose more? Why should he have to give more? He earned his money. If you want to take money from him don’t buy his product! 

          • Nckkent

            You’re really looking at that fact the wrong way. You should be worried about the treasury’s money, not Steve Jobs’.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Exactly. Great point.

          • Trooper

            Spoken like a true liberal, or should I say communist like you and all the Obama sheep.

          • Pennywise

            And to the 20 misguided, media sponges who ‘liked’ this: “Once the markets and banking system were deregulated, things ran amok.” You mean, once our wonderful Govt INSURED the lending institutions and “stimulated” the real-estate market by backing bad loans…

            You Socialist MF’rs can gtfo of our United States of America; we still love the Constitution here.

          • yup

            Because Obama started the wars in the Middle East…

          • Ignoranceisbad

            The terrorists started the wars in the Middle East.

          • Dr. Buttballs

            Cool story, bro.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Thank you

          • EC8CH

            Yes I am right, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are dumb.

            I hope someday you’ll understand we all basically believe in ideals like liberty, limited government, capitalism, etc.  The problem comes when some people believe in these ideals to such an extreme that they lose the ability to comprehend the balance that is needed in order to prevent these good ideals from becoming self destructive. Liberty is good, extremely liberty is anarchy.  Capitalism is good, absolute capitalism leads to monopolistic enterprise and imperfect competition.

            So Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are dumb not because they believe in the wrong ideals, but because they are unable to understand the balance that is required to ensure those ideals aren’t carried to such an extreme that they destroy the very things they are intended to protect and foster.

            No matter what you may think, I’m a pretty average American with pretty average views on most issues.  Both parties are too extreme in my opinion, and the thoughts and views of us average middle class voters are woefully underrepresented in large part due to politicians on both sides pandering to extremest views like those you just expressed.  The Republican party however seems is becoming more extreme and more unwilling to compromise.

            BTW… I voted for McCain.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            I appreciate that you think a “balanced” approach is somehow the enlightened position juxtaposed between big government and limited government perspectives, but as Margaret Thatcher said, “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get
            knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

            With all due respect, you are both philosophically and intellectually wrong about the support for a return to true limited government. Individual liberty, private property rights, and economic freedom are all linked. When you start to undermine one, you undermine them all. There is a huge difference between Constitutional, limited government and anarchy. That association is absurb, and a deflection used by those who claim to value freedom but in the end don’t want people having what in their estimation is too much of it. We have a lot of work to do fixing the USA before we have to start worrying about government being too small.

            We need some laws. We need some taxes. We need a military and a safety net for the disabled and orphaned. We do not need the government telling us what to do, or trying to save us from ourselves, or trying to manage 1000 things it was never intended to manage. Right now our government is a mess.

            Believing in small government is not extreme. It is the same belief our founders had.

             

          • EC8CH

            I hope that you can appreciate neither party has demonstrated a record of reducing the size of government.

            And I guess if you and Margaret Thatcher are too afraid that standing up for what is right is too dangerous, you can continue to scream from the safety of the gutter at those in the gutter on the other side all the while accomplishing nothing.  Just because a famous person makes a quote, doesn’t make it intelligent.  Her advice sounds good if you’re a spineless politician who’s only concern is remaining in power, and not so good is you’re actually interested in solving real problems.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Margaret Thatcher did more for England than 10 prime ministers put together. Are you kidding me? She didn’t stand on the sidelines, she made tough decisions that saved the UK in the 1980’s. She busted the unions that were strangling England’s job market, cut taxes, and got the UK economy going again.

            Both US political parties have grown government too much. True. That is why we need new, tough leaders that will reverse that trend, and defeat the ones who want a “balanced” approach of making government even bigger, but at a slower pace.

            The last thing we need is a bunch of wishy-washy moderates…

          • EC8CH

            You misrepresent the direction I and other’s who favor a balanced approach wish to see our government take.

            And I take offense to your characterization of my moderation as “wishy-washy”.  I am actually quite fervent in my moderation. 

          • Ignoranceisbad

            OK, you are firm in your “moderation”. I will cede this point to you as a show of good faith. Point taken.

          • geedee82

            “The last thing we need is a bunch of wishy-washy moderates…”

            That has got to be one of the most ignorant and narrow-minded statements I have ever heard, if you don’t know why, then you are just too stubborn to get it.

          • Anonymous

            Thatcher said, “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get
            knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

            What’s dangerous is this way of thinking, it removes all doubt and fosters intellectual laziness.  Your impetuous ideologies are based on fantasy, not reality. You can deny truth until your blue in the face but you’re still wrong.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            With all due respect, you are wrong.

            All great leaders have a clear vision and a set of values. Whether it is Churchill, Reagan, Jefferson, Washington, or Jesus Christ, the most effective leaders stick to their principles.

            You will never read a book entitled “Great Moderates of the World”.  

            Freedom has done to help more people than all the governments in the world combined. Socialism doesn’t work. I am right. Deal with it.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Has done more to help I meant to write…

          • EC8CH

            Jefferson favored a limited federal government and weak executive, but when presented with the opportunity of the Louisiana Purchase he threw his “clear vision and set of values” out the window.  Today that action is seen as one of his most far reaching accomplishments.  I don’t know if you know this, but Jefferson is often seen an enigmatic by historians due to the fact is actions often varied greatly from his stated “vision and values”. 

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Expanding the size of the USA by purchasing land, and expanding the scope and size of the federal government are two very different things.

            Jefferson and all of the Founding Fathers would have a mortified fit if they saw what has become of our great nation. Obama will go down as one of the worst presidents in history. Just like Jimmy Carter.

            We need new leadership with a new direction that cuts government and expands freedom, not the other way around.

            I enjoyed the conversation…

          • MastrFett

            It’s not about increasing the size of the USA vs increasing the scope/size of the federal government.  The thing is the constitution did not grant the president the right to purchase land.  

            Being a strict constitutionalist, Jefferson should not have thought it within a president’s rights.  But he did what he thought was best for the country and adopted a loose interpretation of the constitution to increase his powers as president and make the purchase.

          • EC8CH

            Bingo… its appears his understanding of history extends only in so far as it serves to validate his preconceived opinions.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            You might be correct in this point. What does that change? This might be the 1 in 10,000 of an instance that the President faced a difficult situation and needed to do what he thought was the best for the country. This would be the expection that makes the rule. A rare exception does nothing to change the overall argument.

            Moreover, my point is still valid that Jefferson did not expand the federal government beyond its constitutional powers, he simply made an exception to buy some land.

            Nice try though, I will give you that…

          • EC8CH

            “You might be correct in this point. What does that change?”

            “ll great leaders have a clear vision and a set of values. Whether it is Churchill, Reagan, Jefferson, Washington, or Jesus Christ, the most effective leaders stick to their principles.”

            It proves that in this case great leaders are defined by their ability to look past their prior held ideology as opposed to rigidly sticking to it as you suggest.  It also shows that Jefferson was not always the crusader against big government  that you portray him to be.  In this case he dramatically expanded the powers of the federal executive, something which he previously was very critical about during the prior Federalist administrations. 

            If you continue to right off the errors in your thinking when they are pointed out to you instead of entertaining the thought that it might actually justify reexamining the conclusions you draw from them, you will only become more extreme in your thinking.

          • Tcal

            First of all, the founding fathers aren’t as high on a pedestal as everyone makes it out to be. To put it plain and simple, just leave them out of politics.
            Second of all, don’t even imply that Republicans, as a whole, have a shred of respect for the constitution’s original form because throughout history, they only fought for the constitution when it suited them best. It is disgusting really.

            Thirdly, you can stop with all this “we care about personal liberty & individual freedom” B.S. because their is no fracking way you can tell me, to my face that you value Liberty, Freedom, etc then turn around and say to your fellow American citizens that they cannot build a house of worship anywhere near Ground Zero because a group of Arab children were raised to think differently and to hate the United States of America under all circumstances and that because that very group of people holds the same vague religous title as those wishing for a new house of worship, they cannot do what their fellow American citizens can…How is this “valuing” liberty?
            How is this “valuing” freedom?

          • Ignoranceisbad

            The Founding Fathers helped create and form the greatest, free-est nation in the world. The Founding Fathers wrote what has become the oldest constitution still in use. Dismissing them says a lot about you.

            All Americans should have the same rights and be treated equally under the law. Equal right for all; special rights for none. Power that rests with the people, not government.

          • Tcal

            Respect and blind devotion are two different things

            I am simply saying that politics back then are different then politics now & to please not imply that as a fact some 200 year old man agrees with you. Saying someone is Likely to agree with you is a different story.

            And yes, I do have great difficulty blindly worshipping someone whom I know only from what Americans wrote about him. I need to know both sides of the story to blindly praise someone I’be never met.

          • First of all, the founding fathers aren’t as high on a pedestal as everyone makes it out to be. To put it plain and simple, just leave them out of politics.

            Second of all, don’t even imply that Republicans, as a whole, have a shred of respect for the constitution’s original form because throughout history, they only fought for the constitution when it suited them best. It is disgusting really.

            Thirdly, you can stop with all this “we care about personal liberty & individual freedom” B.S. because their is no fracking way you can tell me, to my face that you value Liberty, Freedom, etc then turn around and say to your fellow American citizens that they cannot build a house of worship anywhere near Ground Zero because a group of Arab children were raised to think differently and to hate the United States of America under all circumstances and that because that very group of people holds the same vague religous title as those wishing for a new house of worship, they cannot do what their fellow American citizens can…How is this “valuing” liberty? How is this “valuing” freedom?

          • Majistic

            I just wish I could like this post a few million times more…. well said 
            Ignoranceisbad

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Thanks a million. It is nice to get a little support since I am obviously outnumbered by a lot of lefties in here.

          • Anonymous

            Ignorance is grouping people into categories and making assumptions based on your preconceived notions.  Some of us are fed up with the situation as a whole and actually have differing views that pertain to both sides.  The world is not black and white, as much as you may think or wish it were.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Some people don’t like the fact that a lot of things ARE black and white if you cut through all the spin and deception.

            Best economic system? Capitalism and the free market. Perfect? No. Better than any other system including a mixed one? Yes. How do I know? 200 years of statistical data from the last two centuries.

            Best form of government? A limited one that maximizes individual freedom and responsibility. How do I know? See answer above.

            This is the truth. The arguments cannot be broken. We need more leaders who understand these truths, not less.

          • Anonymous

            Here’s an absolute truth for you, people are greedy and they’ll do just about anything to satisfy that greed. What we have today is a Plutocracy caused by the ideals you spout. Socialism works in theory but the human factor puts a wrench in the gears. Same holds true for Capitalism, in theory it works but the human factor ensures pure Capitalism leads to the same ultimate conclusion without oversight.

          • Perry Helton

            Obviously ignoranceisbad is too stupid to realize how dumb your statements are. you need to learn about politics and do your due diligence before you speak about things you don’t understand. Go to school and learn about economics before you talk about the economy dummy.

          • Ignoranceisbad

            Stay classy.

          • Trooper

            Well said my man well said.

            On topic, not sure about the Bionic just yet.  Something tells me to wait for now.  Sad but true.

      • Nine

        Dude, just stop . . .

      • Anonymous

        It’s amazing how sensitive some people are…are we seeing a new kind of troll or something???

      • DroidDoesSGSII

        SGSII will wipe the floor with this paperweight of a phone.

    • Smr561

      Wait for it… Here comes the whiny bitchy comments complaining about this phone and were is my vigor or sgs2…sigh…
      or just a political debate, for some reason

  • Anonymous

    .tbolt for the win.

    • Tbolt = complete FAIL

      • Anonymous

        as a tbolt owner, i approve of this message.

        • Anonymous

          I second this.

          • Anonymous

            Surely you can’t be serious!

          • Fallsgable

            Stop calling me Shirley!

        • @JayCity216

          LMAO (as an EX tbolt owner…I second the approval)

      • Anonymous

        As a TBolt owner, I highly disagree…

        Amazingly fast phone that gets 10-11 hours while running LTE. Seeing as how the phone came out almost 6 months ago, that ain’t bad at all.

        • Anonymous

          And the custom ROM and kernel you are running is……

          Cuz that seems to be the answer some ppl give when saying their TBolt gets decent battery life.

          • Anonymous

            I am actually unrooted at this point. The only thing special I am running is the MR2 update from a couple of months ago. Usually, if I ever need extra battery life, I usually switch the LTE off and can get over 17hrs of life. This is true for other I know with the TBolt as well.

          • Anonymous

            Yep pretty much…I know I’ve logged up to 17 hrs also on my stock TB but who cares really? *One persons usage is not the same as the next…so suck it up ppl quit crying about the battery. And one person saying they got 17 hrs on the Bionic or TB doesn’t mean squat really…its one person! And who knows how or what they were doing on the dang thing!

          • Anonymous

            On the contrary to what I usually hear about battery life, I think this was a friendly and legitimate question from jroc74. It’s not always called for to get hostile when one asks a question on a blog. I see your point, I just don’t think this was the right string for the vent…

          • Anonymous

            That really wasn’t hostile and wasn’t directed towards anyone in particular, just in general. The original post mentioned battery life so my comment is legitimate and pertaining to the topic…I think your last sentence should be directed towards the off-topic political rant, eh?

          • Anonymous

            Actually, the original post is from “biswasd” and says: “tbolt for the win.”

            Not sure what you’re referring to but my comment was pointed in the right direction…

  • Anonymous

    Not torn at all… I’m waiting for a Samsung.

  • Bert336

    how do we know thats 4G LTE and now a broadband wifi connection? on the pic the upper part of the screen is chopped off :/

    • Anonymous

      Unless they’re paying a ton for absolute highest speed internet or are on some type of business class internet service, I’d be willing to be this is not Wi-Fi.  The Upload Speed gives it away.  You typically aren’t going to get that much on a standard consumer internet connection

      • Thenew3

        That’s not true, I get that kind of speed on my comcast cable internet that costs $25/month

    • Guest

      I’ve gotten speed test results like that on my Thunderbolt…while in a car moving at 70MPH.

  • All this talk about the Bionic and the SGS2, when the HTC Vigor will put them both to shame, only a month later.

    • OG Droid

      Really why dont you share all the specs with us since you know all about it

    • EC8CH

      And then KaPlow! The Nexus Prime lays waste to the Vigor.

    • Anonymous

      Not to discount that possibility but, I thought I was getting my Thunderbolt in Feb. Then March rolls around, I got the thunderbolt and people are saying late spring early summer for Bionic. Needless to say, you can’t really wait for the next big unofficial phone. An announced phone with a given a date is another story

    • Not really but a month later vigor will be put to shame….

      Being excited about a A8 cortex based cpu……………LOL

  • Anonymous

    SGS2 please. SAMOLED FTW

    (I’m not screaming, blame it on the acronym overload)

    • Anonymous

      NP, IMO

  • Well I rooted my OGD finally so once the GSII and Bionic both drop I’ll just wait for you guys to do some reviewing for me. 😛

    • Anonymous

      Wow! How long did you have your OGD before rooting it?