Android 4G Phones Motorola Droid Bionic vs HTC Thunderbolt
Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC Thunderbolt are two of the Android 4G phones that were introduced in the first week of January 2011. Though both are Android 4G phones they are unique in certain aspects.
Motorola Droid Bionic
Unlike some mobile companies who are avoiding launching new models in this winter, Motorola has announced to launch another model in Droid series for the ones who want high end handsets. Motorola is all set to lure the mobile fans who want the latest technology. Motorola Droid Bionic has dual core hummingbird processor with each core running at 1GHz, giving an effective speed of 2GHz. The most important feature of this handset is that it supports 4G LTE technology which means that it can run at a higher speed than that of 3G technology (10 times or more).
Although this android phone has been announced by the company but its launch date is still a speculation. This smart phone with 512MB DDR2 RAM is sure to take the market by storm as it is a worthy successor of droid series. This 4G LTE handset supported by Verizon is the latest in the field, but as the cost and monthly plans are still not announced by the company, it’s still too early to predict the future of this droid.
HTC thunderbolt announcement is finally made though launching date is still a mystery. This Hi Tech Computer handset has the biggest asset of speed. The sites that open in 30 to 40 seconds in other devices take only 4-5 seconds in this device. Another excellent feature of the phone is the quality of video that buffers with lightening speed and plays without any interruption. This handset has 8megapixel camera in the rear and 1.3megapixel camera in front for video calling. The phone runs on Android 2.2 that can be upgraded to 2.3 with HTC Sense 2 that features fast boot. It also has an internal storage capacity of 8 GB and preinstalled 32 GB microSD. The phone has 1GHz Qualcomm MDM9600 processor with 768 MB RAM that gives it lightening fast speed.
The HTC Sense 2 running on Android 2.2 platform, gives the device of being the first to come integrated with Skype Mobile with video that enables to make Skype calls like standard voice calls.
The 4.3” LCD screen, high speed processor, 4G network support, Dolby Surround Sound with hands free kickstand will give the pleasure of live music environment to the users.
The phone expected to hit the market in March 2011 is sure to catch the eyes of many, especially those who are obsessed with speed. The phone will be liked by all the mobile users who want to carry their office with them and on the move.
In the U.S. market it will be supported by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
Comparison of Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC Thunderbolt
|Specification||Motorola Droid Bionic||HTC Thunderbolt|
|Display||4.3 inch QHD display with wide view angle||4.3” WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen|
|Resolution||800×480 pixels||960×540 pixels|
|Dimension||4.96″126mm)x2.63(66.8mm) x0.52(13.2mm)||4.64″(117.75mm)x2.5″(63.5mm) x0.43″(10.95)|
|Operating System||Android 2.2Froyo (upgradeable to 2.3)||Android 2.2(upgradeble to 2.3) with HTC sense 2.0|
|Browser||HTML5 Webkit browser||HTML5 Webkit browser|
|Processor||Dual core processor, 1GHz x2||1GHz Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm MDM9600|
|Storage Internal||16 GB or 32 GB||8GB|
|External||Expandable up to 32 GB||32 GB microSD card included; Expandable up to 128 GB using SDXC cards|
|RAM||512MB DDR2 (1GB effective)||768 MB RAM|
Front: VGA camera
|Rear: 8MP with Dual LED flash , 720p HD video recording
Front: 1.3 MP
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Mobile hotspot||5 wifi devices||Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, 2.1 with EDR (3.0 when available)|
|Network support||4G LTE||LTE 700, CDMA EvDO revA|
|Additional features||HDMI mirroring,
4 user profiles
|Integrated Skype Mobile with video,
Kickstand, Dolby Surround Sound,
Dual microphones with noise cancellation,
DLNA, LTE SIM slot
TBU – To be updated
Droid Bionic is a bit thicker and heavier than Thunderboard, but looks good. Thundebolt is very slim and light weight for the large 4.3″ display. Sliding QWERTY keyboard is a missing feature in both phones. Both being 4G phones will carry the advantage of the new technology, 4G network will support Skype video calls and multiplayer mobile gaming without Wi-Fi connectivity. Thunderbolt has already integrated the Skype Mobile with video in it. The kick-stand for hands free enertainment is an added feature in Thunderbolt.