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One More Big Ol’ DROID Bionic Gallery Before the Weekend

As you probably read from our post earlier, DROID Bionic shipments and launch kits are arriving in stores today.  Reports from a variety of our sources have had their hands on the device and so far, seem to be very pleased with it.  Most are impressed, even surprised, by how light it feels in hand.  The phone apparently boots up incredibly fast and has little home screen redraw, something that bothered us immensely on the DROID3.  The camera is also supposed to be greatly improved – maybe that means they fixed the blue issue from the D3?

The screen is definitely a PenTile matrix, but depending on who you talk to and which picture you look at, it’s tough to tell how bad it is.  This is one of those times again, where we recommend you actually get your hands on the phone and decide for yourself.  Some love the screens that Motorola has chosen to use this year, while others would rather chew on a bar of soap.

What we have for you today though, is one more big ol’ gallery of pictures of the phone to take us into the weekend.  The phone will be here next week, which means we can get ready for the HTC Vigor, hopefully start to hear a ton of news on the DROID Prime and whether or not it exists, and then get prepared for the holiday device push.  Everyone breath and have a fantastic weekend.

Comparisons to the DX, some side angles, and another look at that sweet launch kit below.   

Cheers jikhead!

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  • Bombayslim

    I only reason home screen redraw has been “fixed” is the 1g of ram vs 500mb on the droid 3. Otherwise this phone is chalk full of bloat just like every other motorola phone. Kill all the motoblur processes in the d3 and you will notice the home screen redraws to be magically fixed as well.

  • Anonymous

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  • Str8RippinEm

    How do you think the bionic will respond with emulators? (PSX, n64) and do you think it’ll have enough juice to tackle a PS2 emulator?

  • Anonymous

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  • Scea67

    This phone will not match the hype!!! Seriously overated and old news, other far better phones coming out soon!! I will wait

    • Jason

      Yea I hear ya! I’m waiting for the ultra-mega droid with 5GHZ quintcore proccessor and 8G of Ram! Things gonna be sweet!!!! lol

  • I do not really like the fact that the lock screen button is on the left side. Might get annoying after awhile. 

  • Anonymous

    I just went into a Verizon and there was no other customers around so they let me mess around with the BIONIC.  It was pretty cool good weight to it not super light but also not heavy like the TB.  Screen was not horrible but definitely was not as nice as my wife’s DINC 2.  Blur is there I hate it… So is a bunch of other VZW Bloatware that is completely useless.  But its a matter of preference I want Vanilla Android and thats it, if the bootloader does not get unlocked and I’m not able to load any custom ROMS I sorry but I’ll be waiting for something else…  But if this thing does get cracked then I would have no problem making it my next phone. My $.02

  • Supraman035

    I just got to see the Bionic at my local verizon store (girlfriends cousin is the manager) and i was impressed with how light it was compared to my storm 2.  It would take two bionics to equal the weight of my BB Storm 2. It wasnt activated so I couldnt do much else. The screen on it didnt seem too big or that bright but it was on the setup screen.

  • Lol at the T-Mobile and Sprint sales reps coming here just to bash a VZW phone.  I honestly don’t know if they’re wrong yet, but do you guys get a commission for every post or something?

    • URnIDiot

      so r u saying that this pos will beat the gs2 in some way? what an idiot

  • Anonymous

    How can the speedd of the device make up for what you are looking at 100% of the time you are using it.  Maybe the speed will make up for it because you do not have to look at the screen for so long since the CPU is faster?

    • See this is easy for me.  Only VZW reaches my location.  Thus I have one provider to chose from.  I guarantee 90% of phones will use this screen, the other 10% will have no battery life.

  • Anonymous

    If the Prime is really going to VZ then I would have to say wait.  I switched over to the Nexus S and it has been great.  It’s nice to get updates right away.  Yesterday Google released Android 2.3.6 and my phone was downloading the update minutes after the Google release 🙂

    Had to switch carriers but worth it…

  • Anonymous

    The Bionic is an ugly and clunky phone with some serious flaws. I bet moto never even fixed all those bugs and problems they had almost half a year ago. Already in the intro video there’s a bug- next thing you know that overheating app will turn on almost all the time because the phone is flawed. Its a shame big red pass on the GS2 in order to give this thing a chance. GS2 would have outdone this phone in every way possible a shame 🙁

    • Anonymous

      “I bet”???? Careful, when you assume. You make an “ass” out of yourself…

  • Droidz

    I must say the Bionic eye is pretty bad ass, the box is keeper….

    • Anonymous

      old news every droid since the OG had some eye thing. I thought it was cool 2 years ago but now… YAWN!

  • Nickisidore

    I’m starting to think great battery life is a fair trade off for the pentile screen.

  • This phone looks really cool. I the rumored Nexus (Droid) Prime doesn’t start to show itself a little more, I may get this phone. My D1 has been good to, durable at the least.

    • Anonymous

      switch to sprint an get the gs2

      • Str8RippinEm

        you’re a d-bag

      • Jason

        Whats the point of having the GS2 or unlimited everything if you don’t have service to access all that unlimitedness. Sprints service blows thats why there trailing in 3rd place in 4 company market. (I know there’s more trolls I’m just saying there are only 4 major companies)

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  • Prez1998

    Is there an led Ind.light on this bad boy? All the pics and videos does not support that it has one. Can someone confirm if there is one.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome looking phone!! Just sell me the damn thing already, lol

  • tha mexican

    can anyone tell if their is a notification light??!!!!!!!!!1

  • Gs2isthebest

    gs2

  • Anonymous

    Damn, did another Bionic take those pics? Cause they suck. 

  • Anonymous

    Damn, did another Bionic take those pics? Cause they suck. 

  • I feel a little overwhelmed. ITS FINALLY COMING OUT!

    • Gs2isthebest

      your alone with this one

      • Anonymous

        No he’s not.

  • LionStone

    That back is so mediocre, I mean Motorola…square and blocky ala DX. The camera and led design is not very attractive at all, sticks out like a sore thumb.

  • Anonymous

    “Live phone charge me up ” lol

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  • Anonymous

    Wow, that is a thick phone.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what she said. 

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  • Young_link51423

    Can’t handle the lack of RAM on my OG any longer, if only it had been released with 512 MB at least…I think I’d be able to hold off for the Droid 4 because I’m not too satisfied with the 3. I’m just gonna jump ship for this, I’m starting to like it more and more as it gets closer to launch.

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  • J Dub

    Pass on Blur and a locked bootloader. Waiting on whatever the Samsung device VZW has up it’s sleeve. 

  • Justin

     dont let me down bionic….see ya on the 8th!

  • Anonymous

    maybe its just me but the build quality on the dx in pic 8 looked alot better than that of the bionic haha…i noticed several gaps :O

  • Anonymous

    maybe its just me but the build quality on the dx in pic 8 looked alot better than that of the bionic haha…i noticed several gaps :O

  • nodnarb

    has anybody seen the benefit of giving your email address to Verizon for info about the bionic……still waiting for that email.

    • LionStone

      Nope, VZW lags with that…never got anything when I signed up for info on the TB.

      • Anonymous

        me either… wtf?

    • Myfacetwitterbookspace

      I got an email from Verizon on the 28th saying it will be in stores on September 8th.

    • Moneymaker19

      I agree verizon sent squat….

  • Mr.Joe

    I wish I was a lady at times.  So that I could just act all sexy and get one for free T__T

  • Str8RippinEm

    A little off topic but is the Photon Pentile Matrix?

    • Anonymous

      All of motos qhd screens are.

      • Str8RippinEm

        word

  • Ray

    i cant tell if its thicker than the droid x or its the same thickness.

    • Anonymous

      Do some goggling.. they have virtually identical dimensions…

  • I hope the picture taker knows that the standard battery cover for the DX will work over the extended battery.

  • Shocker

    Will somebody please explain to me why I waited 6 months this 4G phone?

    • Shocker

      …to BUY this phone… sorry.

    • Anonymous

      Only you can answer that. You have to look deep within yourself and find you own truth.

    • because you apparently wanted to stay with Verizon and they didn’t offer anything better during that time would be my guess

    • Anthony Etter

      well it is a different phone, but it has the same name. Lets see if you got it back in april or when ever it was going to be released you would have the same issues that the thunderbolt and charge had, the 4g random drops. Also this is a better cpu, not the nvidia tegra 250. This has 1 gb of ram vs the 512 mb of ram. Though I don’t like it, they completely changed the chassis of the device. Lets see they also made it a lot smoother for scrolling as a video was made less than a month ago. Oh and did I forget to mention the dock for a laptop/desktop?

      • Anthony Etter

        I am sorry, I am very tired. I am in my bed using my og droid to type comments out. So the grammar isn’t all that great. I spent ten minutes just writing this.

      • Anthony Etter

        I am sorry, I am very tired. I am in my bed using my og droid to type comments out. So the grammar isn’t all that great. I spent ten minutes just writing this.

  • Dominick DeVito

    I think it’s a bit too big (wide) for my taste. And I’m a little disappointed to see only a 1735 mAh battery. I was hoping for the 1900. In two months this phone is going to look stupid compared to the better phones. 

    • Anonymous

      And in two minutes you’re going to look stupid compared to better commenters.
      So how long would a 1900mAh battery last in the bionic? How long does the 1735 last? maybe you should actually find out how long a battery lasts before complaining that its not big enough. 
      And its its already too big, why would you want a bigger battery which would make it even bigger?

    • Pwningmorons

      You look pretty stupid yourself with such an asinine argument posted just because
      the phone has been delayed/the discrepancy of 265 mAhs…

      You don’t even have a clue as to how the phone handles battery consumption, do you?

      (Didn’t think so)

      • Anonymous

        Pretty crappy like every other smartphone going by the pictures that were on here a few days ago..

  • Anonymous

    Does it look like there is a gap where the screen meets the body of the phone all around the front like the OG Droid? All sorts of dust and crap got stuck in there.

  • Rpolnett

    Can someone tell 4 sure if there is a LED

  • Mike808

    the Battery has 08/15/2011 listed!
    Maybe that’s the release date?

    • Why would it be?

      • Mike808

        it falls on a Thursday?

        • Anonymous

          You’re thinking about 9/15.  You posted 8/15.

    • Anonymous

      1. that date already passed.
      2. its already been confirmed this phone is coming out 9/8

  • Check out the gap in the body on image 9 top left hand side, ew…

    • GatorMan

      I think that’s just the battery cover/door – not snapped all the way back on.

      • I hope so, it would be poor finish if it wasn’t.

  • Now that i’ve waited this long, i’ve got to figure out if i should get the Bionic or wait for the Prime???  I guess I wait for the reviews of the Bionic next week and see how the thing performs

    • Anonymous

      It’s worth waiting though, just to see, no? But if you play with it and like it, you should just get it. Personally, I want to see what October holds. If nothing new is in near release, I may just get this if I like it.

  • Djstar2k2

    im waiting on the prime.  my hope the release a version with a kb.  also kellz they should not have snub you on the scavenger hunt you are by far a BEAST on DROID related news and info!  i +1 you sir 

  • Is that just a launch kit, or is that the actual box the phone will come in?  Cause if that’s the actual box, that is VERY nice.

    • Anonymous

      Launch kit only.

  • Trooper

    Wait a second.  Is there no LED?!

    • Anonymous

      There is. Confirmed in other pictures. Don’t worry

      • Trooper

        Thanks.  I saw the camera but did not notice the LED.  Cheers.

  • Alex Barry92

    wait i thought the battery was bigger than 1735…..

    • GatorMan

      Note that it’s 1735 minimum, typical is higher

  • The first thing I am doing is replacing the standard battery with the extended battery and cover… at the very least just to get rid of that hump.

  • The first thing I am doing is replacing the standard battery with the extended battery and cover… at the very least just to get rid of that hump.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking inductive battery.  Would love to just come home and slap that puppy on my desk without having to look for a cord.  And it evens out the hump too.

      • Guess I have to make the choice between stamina or convenience… *decisions decisions*

        • J Dub

          She said stamina…

      • Jeffwoolf95

        the hump is barely noticeable. it is more of a smooth curve. unlike the DX, it is barely there 

    • it’s interesting, inductive flattens out the bottom. Extended makes the hump into a dip and makes the rest of the phone a hump. Inverts the hump if you will. So if you want flat, go for inductive.

    • Anonymous

      Hump is barely noticeable just a sloping rounded mound not so much a hump like the DX

  • jimbob

    Pssst, youre PenTile is showing.

    • jimbob

      Wow, *your.

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        your right to correct you’re self. Most people don’t no they’re grammer good.

        • Marvinaire

          you’re

          • tjmonkey15

            Actually you mean:  you’re, your(self), know, their, well

            Pretty sure kick-ass was joking…

          • Also grammar has no (e) in the word

          • Anonymous

            I agree. I’m quite sure his entire statement was a joke. The chances of praising someone for their grammar while using the most horrible grammar of all time seems pretty slim.

          • Thanks for pointing out that he was joking…D’oh.

          • I am the coolest

            you missed one…. “grammar”

    • Blood

      I think the little guy on the fourth picture needs a Tan :p

    • Anthony Etter

      it might be pentile, but if I recall, the only none pentile device right now for verizon is the charge, and spec wise it is aweful. It should have been released last summer along side the htc evo.

      • Billyrouth2000

        I dont believe the charge is pentile but the Dx2 definitely is and man it sure hurts my eyes.

        • Anonymous

          I do agree but that is when you are reading something with white background lol. I do have it but i set it up to the lowest brightness and i am getting used to. I hope the one in the bionic it is better or we can just wait for the future upcoming Moto devices with hd display.

        • Anonymous

          the Charge does have a Pentile screen…its just a different kind

          • Stephen D

            No…the original AMOLEDs and Super AMOLEDs were Pentile-the RGBG subpixel layout. The Super AMOLED Plus, which is what the Charge has, uses the standard RGB subpixel layout. It is not a PenTile matrix.

      • Anonymous

        Thunderbolt. Gorgeous screen. The x2 screen and shakey blur actually made me go back to the bolt after getting fed up with the x2. I’m rooting it now though, and running eclipse. having second thoughts.

        • Ohyeahright

          I don’t think the TB’s screen is all that great personally. 

    • J Dub

      Have you actually seen the pentile screens? They really aren’t as bad as they are made out to be. 

      • Jeffwoolf95

        i spent a good 45 minutes with the phone and it isnt that bad. 
        go Hokies!

      • Jeffwoolf95

        i spent a good 45 minutes with the phone and it isnt that bad. 
        go Hokies!

      • Anthony Etter

        Is it really a pentile? From the looks of it, it may be a different one. The thing that I have seen is the official specs list. Then they revamped it, so they may have replaced the qhd with something, or repaired/re designed the displays so that they no longer have any issues. I have not seen an official spec list for the new model. XDAs database says that it is “supported” and has no mention of a qhd display.

        • Anthony Etter

          I feel stupid now, but it is a qhd as it says it on the box. Anyways it still get be revamped, especially since the pixel density is different.

  • Trooper

    Sweet!

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to opt to chew on a bar of soap, pentile matrix for 2 years? Hell no, not when 720p screens are on the horizon.. i’ll tell you that much.

    • Anonymous

      This is true.  PenTile matrix for an entire 2 years would be tough…hopefully the speed of the device makes up for it.

      • Yeah, you will be blind in two years from this thing.

        • fartbubbler

          why would pentile make you blind?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like our guy posted on Android Forums…so much for all that watermark and cropping work. 😛

    • rondroid

      you putting in the work is the reason we are on this site!

  • Keith Sumner

    I want the phone but man…I find the UI utterly hideous, the taskbar color hideous, the service icons in the taskbar hideous, the white/light grey backgrounds for the settings menu…ugh….and that ugly saw blade loading icon…other than that I love everything abou it..but god the UI 🙁

    • Anonymous

      The UI is definitely not the prettiest, but who uses stock launchers these days anyway?  Toss me on some ADW EX and a theme pack and I won’t even know what it is afterwards. 😛

      • Trooper

        Props brother.  I will be doing the same. 🙂

      • Jason

        figured you more for LP guy

  • This thing is pretty sexy.  I really can’t wait until the 8th.  My upgrade was on the 26th, and I am waiting for this phone.  Gotta get rid of my water damaged cracked Inc 😛

  • Maybe some of us like the taste of soap. Okay, while I am no fan of Pentile, I am done waiting for a phone and my OG Droid needs replaced badly (and I want LTE so the Droid 3 is out).

    • Anthony Etter

      Id say you should do what im going to do. Buy the bionic at costco, then return it if the prime is really real.

      • What is the advantage of purchasing the phone at Costco versus on line or in the store.

        Thanks

        • James_Ever

          Much longer return policies compared to the 14 days you get when buying from Verizon stores or myverizon online.

  • T Hall

    Nice!  Verizon, how bout you surprise us all and make them available this weekend:)