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Apple Taunts The Droid Bionic’s Camera

In case you missed Apple’s announcement, whether it was out of anger or lack of interest, there were a few moments that made me giggle. When Phil Schiller took the stage, he continued the trademarked Apple presentation of slide after slide of propaganda information. When the slide pictured above came up, Mr. Schiller was quick to taunt the competition, mainly the Droid Bionic.

“I don’t know what Droid Bionic customers have to do between taking pictures… like, go get coffee.”

I have to admit, I laughed. Let’s be honest, Motorola doesn’t have the best cameras, no matter how many megapixels they pump into them.

  • Anonymous

    It’s true..the Bionic has a bad camera.

  • Mneighbo

    The Bionic isn’t that bad. Geez

  • Guest

    Haha… look at all the haters 

  • Jon

    Great camera on iPhone 4S! No doubt about it, but wait, when u putting a file browser onto your iPhone? iOS6? Maybe iOS7? What do u suggest I do in the meanwhile… like go jailbreak or something?

  • Anonymous

    I must admit, I found that funny as well. I’m a proud and happy owner of the DROID X2 and the camera could be a little bit better. It’s not horrible by any means and it definitely gets the job done, but it could operate and execute a bit faster. I hope Motorola is taking notes on this ’cause Apple just called them out. Oh and BTW… my DROID X2 still kicks iPhone4S’s @$$… just not in the camera department. Cheers!

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

    Thanks for being honest about this Kellex. It shows a true lack of maturity to always say every aspect of the iPhone is garbage, when it’s simply not true. You don’t have to like the product on a whole, but to dismiss any of  it’s merits is just childish.

  • Rich

    They can talk down to the camera speed all they want… Its all they have for ammunition to fight against the nuke bomb of Android devices… If i were there I would ask, How many units have you sold???? And can you get to use your phone the way your supposed to when you pay hundreds of dollars for??? ( Apple can’t root, but we can)

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

      Yes, you can use it-the way it’s intended without random reboots, 3g loss, blue tinted pictures, bad autofocus, penitle screens.

  • Anonymous

    Not much we can say here…I don’t even bother with trying to snap quick shots on my OG…

    1. Unlock phone
    2. Hold down camera button for ~8 minutes
    3. Wait while Droid does the clicky camera coming on for ~12 minutes
    4. Press shutter button
    5. Try to hold still long enough for the camera to shoot
    6. Retake photo 6 times because there is one cloud in the sky and it can’t figure out lighting/focus
    7. Give up
    8. ????
    9. PROFIT

    • Anonymous

      That’s Fr%^$&*ken hilarious… And true the D1 took forever to take a picture. Got to say though the Bionic is a vast improvement and the 16:9 pictures are excellent. Anyone that can’t wait 1.6 seconds to take a great picture is a person who does not like taking pictures, I mean you have to savor the moment, Right? LOL, come on… 1.6 seconds is nothing, stop and smell the roses…..

  • http://twitter.com/singingsabre Edward Arriola

    Guess who’s upgrading from an Android to an iPhone 4S next week.

    That’s right, this early adopter of Android.

    Want to know why?  Reliability.  Every single Android I’ve had has had something that held it from being as reliable as I wanted.  Every.  Single.  Android.  Apple’s products just work.  So, next week I’ll be deleting myself from android.net, droidxforums.com and, sadly, removing this site from my google reader feed.  Won’t miss the Apple hate, but I will miss the excitement over new devices.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

      but wait!! won’t you miss not being able to remove your battery?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      You spelled downgrading wrong.  Have fun with your feature phone!

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

      I agree. I have seen many people go through 4+ Android phones simply becuase basics don’t work, or stop working weeks after getting the phone.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll tell you something Iphone can’t do is give you a true internet experience like flash 11.0 can accomplish for you and Android is the only one that can do it. 

    • Anonymous

      have fun deleting all your stuff when you run out of storage. LOL  OR buying yet another phone to get more space. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Its interesting how Apple used to focus on their superior design at the expense of tech specs. Now that their design is very stale, all they can talk about is how they have a good camera. Even their dual core processor is playing catch-up.

    • hatethanet

      Well said. Styling/design is what attracts a lot of their non-techie mainstream buyers. It’s funny how they lost track of that. It would be very interesting if there was a Netflix-type backlash against them because of all this. 

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  • Spike760

    It may take pictures faster, but how’s the quality of the pictures? Because I have an iPod touch and yeah the camera takes pictures faster than my OG Droid but the picture quality is horrible.

    • Anonymous

      the iPhone has a completely different and much better camera than the Touch. Apple put a crap camera in the touch.

  • Guest

    hhmmm so when it came to talking about the dual core processor, why didn’t they use the chart that included the Bionic again instead of the Atrix???? a little scared of how fast Bionic is with 4G LTE?

    • Anonymous

      You know they are going to do that to make their i*hone 4S(ucks) looks better to the isheeps…….

      • hatethanet

        I’m actually very curious to see if their marketing dept is good enough to overcome this weak attempt by their engineering dept. We’ll see next week, I guess.

  • Sucksnuts

    So true. The gentile screen is also horrible!

  • Anonymous

    I’m an Android fan and I found his comment pretty funny… you just know he wanted to take a shot at Samsung but probably didn’t due to their impending “Australia Showdown”

    • Anonymous

      I doubt it,  they know samsung has them beat with their phone…why do you think that they didn’t compare it with the sgs2…..because they know samsung got them beat….they know better, they may be trying to use the courts to slow samsung sales, but lets see what happens when samsung release the nexus…

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  • Mehoff88

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!! A HALF A SECOND!!!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!!! Seriously though, if you need to take a picture .5 seconds after the first one then just RECORD IT ON VIDEO!!!

  • Anonymous

    we will see lines at the doors and preorders selling out.  yet we flap our jaws on this stuff.  so funny and a bit pathetic. my incredible gives me enough android to be happy and my iPhone 4 does some good stuff too. love them both.

    see people? I can find the P and spell iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    my best friend’s mom makes $78 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7587 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here HardRich.com

  • Gimikey

    i like to watch embedded flash content while browing personally…   :D

  • Sporttster

    Poor Bionic…just no love anywhere. Well,if you put out a half azzed product,prepare to get thrashed….hope other manufacturers are watching and paying attention. We’re not gonna tolerate crap so bring your A game when delivering a “top dog” phone.

    • Anonymous

      is this a message to *pple!

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

      Poor Bionic? Moto killed the bionic with it’s horrible idea to put a pentile screen which looks worse than even the most basic phones Verizon or any other carrier sells. I would take an OG Droid over the Bionic anyday based on that.

  • Laope

    apple is right, Bionic camera is a big POS, I’m hoping its software and not hardware and after this flame  google/moto put out a good camera app (or at least a third party like ios has Camera + )

    trying to take a photo of my baby with the bionic is hopeless, she is long past the cute moment by the time I can get the stupid camera to focus, hitting the shutter takes another 5 more seconds.. the baby can make me a cup of coffee and come back for the photo…

  • Anonymous

    We use our 4G, that’s what. I don’t see how even the biggest fanboys can be happy with the 4s. WTF and only on sprint.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jimmurray001 James Murray

    ” Motorola doesn’t have the best cameras, no matter how many megapixels they pump into them.”
    It’s not only Motorola, HTC sucks too.  That being said is there a android phone out there that takes great pictures.  I’m about ready for an upgrade from my Droid X and was hoping for a camera at least as good as my old iPhone 3Gs or hopefully better.  How are the Sony’s?

  • Anonymous

    I know the Bionic is better than the Thunderbolt in theory, and without even a bias, because I have the tendency to jump from phone to phone, I still like my TB better.

    The Bionic felt a little cheap in my hand to me, and basic parts of the design were lacking. The iPhone, HTC Sense, and Touchwiz4 all have a camera app that changes orientation with the camera angle, while the Bionic doesn’t. It was actually very frustrating. What gives?

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a real test.

    Go to the park and take 10 pictures with both the 4S and the Bionic.

    Then synch those pictures to your cloud.

    See whose ordering coffee while they wait for their 2007 technology to upload.

    • hatethanet

      Or how long it takes to snap the pics then post it on to Facebook or Twitter. That’s truly a practical comparison for the two phones.

      • hkklife

        Even better:  Go to the park and record a few 1080p videos.  Upload all of those to YouTube.  Sure, the iPhone’s videos may look better but they are stuck in the device.  To get them off of the iPhone will require interacting with iTunes (yuck).  And if you want to stick ‘em on YouTube to share with others, the iPhone user will be furiously running down the road looking for the nearest coffee shop or open wi-fi hotspot and may get a crummy connection when he does find one. The Bionic user can start uploading over sweet LTE, drop the Bionic back in his pocket, and get on with life. 

        • Anonymous

          The iPhone’s videos don’t look better.

    • Anonymous

      I hate to say it because I’m in no way an Apple fan…I only recommend Apple devices to people who use iTunes/live in Apple world but….

      We’d probably still be trying to snap the shot while they waited for their slow ass upload.

  • Anonymous

    Want to know why they didn’t include the iPhone 4? After multiple tests, it takes me 3.3 seconds to open the camera.

  • hatethanet

    Hmmm…what do smartphone users spend more time doing: taking pictures or surfing the web? Because the Bionic will smoke the 4S when it comes to something much more useful: email and internet.

  • Robert White

    Oh those moments that make us chuckle….

    As a graphic designer, who works with digital photos & Photoshop all the time, I can’t count the number of times I grab my Droid X2 & having to capture that perfect shot if only the camera were faster….

    OK I’m kidding lol. It’s called a point n shoot digital. No cell phone can replace it. Even the iPhone.

  • MattInPDX

    If you are buying a smart phone because of it’s ability to take, “fast,” pictures or, “high quality,” pictures then you are a moron, PERIOD.

    Look, I get it, the i*hone 4S doesn’t have LTE/4G, whatever you want to call next gen data service and you want to hide that fact but if all you come back with is, “Our camera takes pics quicker,” you are even lamer than I thought.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

      if you are buying a phone so you can remove the battery you are a moron, PERIOD
      if you are buying a phone so you can watch porn you are a moron, PERIOD
      if you are buying a phone so you remove an sdcard you are a moron, PERIOD
      if you are buying a phone because you believe its ”open” you are a moron, PERIOD
       
      do you see how this works?

      • Anonymous

        On the first count I agree, but the last 3 are purely subjective. 

        Porn is important to some people, though I don’t know why you are so hung up on it, that ‘freedom from porn’ argument is long gone.

        To some people, removal of the SDCard is important.  I often use this feature to quickly transfer data to my laptop.  This way I don’t have to carry a cable with me.

        The last point…wow, you are a moron.  The concept of open platforms is huge and has played an important role in technology in the last few years.  Your beloved Apple built their current desktop operating system off an open platform.  The internet and major datacenters rely on open platforms.  Many of the major advancements in OS technology have come from Linux, or the threat of losing business to it. 

        You talk out your ass so much.

      • Anonymous

        I appreciate the ability to customize my device however I want….I have never ever had a problem with my Droid X and it does what I want a phone to do….there are things the iPhone simply cannot do and as for your “points” when you need it and don’t have it you sing a different tune.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

          I’ve owned two android phones and i never had a need to use any of those “features”. I take that back i did remove the battery when the phone froze. Haha, never had that problem with my iPhone 

          • Anonymous

            No one believes you’ve had products without the Apple brand displayed prominently on it.

      • Anonymous

        I appreciate the ability to customize my device however I want….I have never ever had a problem with my Droid X and it does what I want a phone to do….there are things the iPhone simply cannot do and as for your “points” when you need it and don’t have it you sing a different tune.

  • Anonymous

    im not gonna lie. even i expected more from apple. someone who doesnt know anything about processers isnt going to care about this phone. no ones mom is not going to give a shit about processer speeds, or if there phone has dualcore or not.

    • hatethanet

      We’re really going to see how good Apple’s marketing dept is with this one. Not an impressive announcement at all.

    • hatethanet

      We’re really going to see how good Apple’s marketing dept is with this one. Not an impressive announcement at all.

  • CaptM

    So is the new i*hone the next i*hone killer?  doesn’t look like it from what I’ve been reading all over the web.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  I really cannot tell, does this mean that the previous phone was that good or that Apple is just not able to outdo itself with hardware/software/design….. makes my head hurt thinking about it. Thank God I’m not an iZombie.  :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Blacklock/100001633248589 Jason Blacklock

    Moto Photon can take burst photos. Multi photos in one sec.

    • Anonymous

      because taking “burst photos” is more important then the quality of the image, right? /sarcasm

  • Pete

    apple copied google in this by putting a S behind the iphone 4. same as nexus S.

    • Anonymous

      what about iphone 3gs? did they time travel to copy google?

  • Anonymous

    That’s their selling point? That’s sad. “iPhone: The fastest smartphone camera on the market.”

    Whoopee!

    • Anonymous

      they are trying to find reasons to make them look better then google

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

        I think their stock prices is doing that for them

        • Anonymous

          You would make a good study subject for human socio-dynamics.