Iconic Bionic

Technology pretty much changes in the blink of an eye, so I figured now is a better time than ever to gush over my constant confidant – my Droid Bionic.

When it came time to upgrade my phone, there were plenty of options. Since I had the original Droid, anything was going to be a major step up. I was very reluctant to give up my physical keyboard that gave me hours and hours of texting and web browsing fun. I had toyed with the idea of getting an Apple iPhone, but decided to get the Bionic when a friend recommended it.

It is a great phone! Although it is a bit larger in size than the original Droid, it feels a lot lighter. Also, it’s got 4G speed, which makes the original Droid seem like dial-up.

The feature of the Bionic that made me the most giddy was the screen. I like to go for walks in the morning, and I have to have my Bionic with me. When it’s sunny outside, I can see the screen perfectly, which was impossible when I used the original Droid.

Other highlights:

  • Great standby battery life — The original Droid seemed to die rather quickly, whether I was using it or not. The Bionic will still have juice if I don’t use it for a few hours (which is rare!).
  • Multiple screens — With the original Droid, I only had the home screen to place icons for my most commonly used apps or download an app to add additional screens. With the Bionic, you get the extra screens built in.
  • Netflix in the palm of your hand— I love having Netflix on my phone! It definitely came in handy while I was waiting for my flight while on vacation.
  • Dual cameras — There are cameras on the front and back of the camera. This is a nice feature for self-portraits, or just wanting to use your phone as a mirror.

And you may want to know what the lowlights are. I don’t have many complaints about this phone. I am still trying to get the hang of the lack of a physical keyboard, though. The biggest pet peeve is that there is no physical camera button. As I mentioned above, you have the ability to take pictures of yourself and see your mug on the screen. However, the front camera doesn’t have a flash. So, if you want to use the flash, you’re going to have to go old school and flip the camera around. This means knowing where the on-screen camera shutter button is.

Overall, this phone hasn’t disappointed me at all. It’s a great alternative to the iPhone.


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