iPhone 5 vs Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola Droid Bionic vs Apple iPhone 5 Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs compared
iPhone 5 is the fifth generation iPhone by Apple expected to be announced on 4 October 2011, and released to the market in two weeks time. Motorola Droid Bionic, which was announced at the CES 2011 in January 2011, was finally released to the market in September 2011 after a long wait. The Bionic for the Verizon’s Droid series by Motorola, though released late, has all features updated to stay put in the competitive market. It has a 4.3” display, dual core processor, 8MP camera with full HD video recording capability, 4G connectivity etc, which are today’s standard features.
iPhone 5 is expected to feature the same dual core A5 processor used in iPad 2, and in tandem with Qualcomm LTE modem. The design is almost same as iPhone 4 but will have a 4″ edge to edge display with a metal back cover and a more powerful camera, mostly 8MP camera with enhanced features. Apple will introduced its own NFC system (Near Field Communication) in iPhone 5. It will also include a better battery in iPhone 5, so that for 4G connectivity, it still can stay for 9 hours. iPhone 5 also will be released with iOS 5.
Following are the features anticipated in iPhone 5.
- Support 4G-LTE network
- More storage capacity
- Enhanced YouTube player and mail client specially for gmail
- 8 MP camera to capture high quality picture and videos
- USB Tethering for internet and Personal hotspot
- Multi finger gestures
- TV and Content Providers are expected to release more apps for iPhone 5, and it will become like mobile TV.
Motorola Droid Bionic
Droid Bionic for Verizon’s Droid red series is an Android smart phone officially announced by Motorola at the CES 2011 in January 2011. The device was officially added to Verizon’s Droid shelf in September 2011 with a price tag of $300 on a two-year contract. It is worth the long wait, as it has all the features expected in today’s smart phone. The key features of this smart phone are the 4.3” qHD display, 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB DDR2, 8MP rear camera with full HD video capture, and playback on HDTV with HDMI on mirror mode, 4G LTE connectivity, and 4G Mobile hotspot . In addition, you can turn the device into a mobile notebook with the webtop app and Motorola Lapdock, which is an optional accessory. Let us look at the design, features, and performance in detail.
Motorola Droid Bionic is 5” tall and 2.6” wide. It is quite slim compared to Verizon’s other 4G phones , the phone is impressive at a thickness of 0.43”; still it is not uniform, at the thickest end it is close to 0.45”. The phone weighs 5.6 oz; acceptable for a 4G phone with a huge 4.3” display. With the above dimensions, Droid Bionic has a robust design and feels solid in the hand. Talking about the screen, it has a 4.3” pen-tile capacitive multi touch screen with qHD (540 x 960 pixel) resolution; that is 234 ppi. Though it is not the best display in the market the pixel density remains quite impressive and will compensate for any drawback the display will create; the responsiveness is good too. Also, Motorola has used the Gorilla Glass for the first time over the display. Looking at the ports, it has micro USB, micro HDMI ports and 3.5mm jack for headset. The device also has Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off and a Gyro sensor.
Motorola has favored TI OMAP for processor instead of Nvidia Tegra. A 1 GHz dual core TI OMAP processor with hardware accelerated graphics facilitated by PowerVR SGX 540 GPU powers Droid Bionic. Droid Bionic is complete with 1 GB LP DDR2 RAM and 16 GB worth internal storage for user need. A pre-installed 16GB microSD card also comes with the phone. The storage can be extended using a micro-SD card up to 32 GB.
The camera is another important feature in a multimedia phone. It is no different with regard to Droid Bionic, as well. Droid Bionic is complete with a fabulous 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The camera also allows HD video recording at 1080P. The front facing 1.3 MP VGA camera is sufficient for video conferencing. The front facing camera is a colour VGA camera. Pictures taken from the rear facing 8 mega pixel camera is quite appealing and the same goes for the videos.
Motorola Droid Bionic is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but the UI is customized with the new Motorola Application platform (Motorola dropped the name Motoblur). Since Motorola Droid Bionic is an Android device, more applications can be downloaded from the Android market and many 3rd party Android markets. In addition, Motorola Droid Bionic is loaded with Google Mobile Apps full suite. Webtop technology is an additional feature in Motorola Droid Bionic. You can turn your mobile into a large screen notebook with the optional LapDock, which is sold separately
Talking about the performance, call quality is quite impressive. For internet gazers, the browsing experience on Motorola Droid Bionic is excellent with multi window browsing. The pages also load fast. The browser comes with support for flash. In terms of connectivity, the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G CDMA as well as 4G LTE. It is a world phone capable of international roaming with dual-band CDMA and UMTS support.
Motorola Droid Bionic comes with a 1735 mAh re-chargeable battery. The device reportedly stands for over 10 hours of continuous talk time with 3G on. With the reportedly good performance of the battery Motorola Droid Bionic will give a good competition to many other high end smart phones in the market.
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