Tech blog review: Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic is one of those phones that has almost an equal number of pros to cons. The phone, which is available to Verizon subscribers, is definitely a top-shelf option at a price of $300. But is it worth it?

Let’s start with the pros. The Droid Bionic has gone through a number of changes since it was first announced almost a year ago. The end result is the first LTE device with a dual-core processor.  We like the bigger screen, which is much more vibrant than an iPhone. That’s a plus in our book.

We found that overall, the Droid Bionic performed well. On the plus side, the phone also works at its own mobile hotspot, which is clearly a boon for business travelers. You can also tether up to five computers to the Internet through the phone, but it counts against your monthly data usage.

But there are individual issues that stop us from really liking this phone. Case in point: It’s camera, which has to be slowest camera we’ve ever experienced in a smartphone. That’s a big issue that Motorola needs to address. Enough people are now relying on their phones to take the place of digital cameras, and this could be a deal breaker for some customers.

We also think the price is a little steep, particularly when you compare the phone to others in its price range. Is it one to bypass if you’re on the Verizon network? No, not necessarily. But there are better options that should also be considered.

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