Bionic Specs from Moto WebsiteGeneral

  1. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    You may have seen that yesterday Motorola briefly had up on their website a specifications chart for both the Bionic and Droid 3. There were two things that I don't fully understand:

    The Droid 3 listed "Android core media formats, WMA 10 decoder, WMV 9 decoder, H.264 encoder, MPEG-4 encoder".

    The Bionic listed only: Android core media formats, WMA 9 decoder, WMV 9 decoder.

    Does that mean that the Bionic won't play MPEG-4 video??

    2 - GPS
    Both the Droid 3 and Bionic listed "Assisted GPS, E-Compass, Simultaneous GPS", but the D3 also added "Standalone GPS w/internal antenna". The Bionic did not have it listed.

    What's the significance of this?


  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    encoder means it creates audio / video in said format. So, lack of the encoder means it cannot create thos formats, but it should still be able to play them since I thnk those are part of Android.

    May be an omission, or it may mean that the D3 can do GPS *without* cell tower triangulation to assist it to locate you whereas the Bionic will always use cell tower triangulation to assist, with no option to go GPS alone. I think it was an omission, as 1) the page had just been put up and 2) it's now gone, right?
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  3. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

  4. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    How can the Bionic be .3 inch bigger diagonally than the D3 and still have the same pixel density and resolution? :confused:
  5. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Galt
  6. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    ..... Which is unreliable for the reason I stated above.
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    I'd agree, except the Photon also has matching specs to the Bionic, so you're saying *both* sets of specs are wrong?
  8. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    I'm suggesting the information is unreliable. According to Wiki:

    Motorola Droid Bionic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    PPI on the Bionic is 256. The link cited above have all three at 240 (is there a difference between dots per inch and pixels per inch????) It appears that PPI is not being reported correctly from the link previously cited.
  9. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

    It is very common for phones/tablets/monitors to have the same DPI/PPI with varying sized screens. For example, I use a 27" Viewsonic Monitor @ 1080P and there are several 24" monitors with 1080P. In fact, there are several 24" monitors with HIGHER resolution than 1080P. Same can be said of televisions and it's no different in phones. QHD (if I am not mistaken) is a set resolution. The size of the screen does not matter. If labeled QHD, they will all have the same resolution.

    QHD is among the highest out there right now. I have it on my X2 (4.3"). People complain about it, but I don't have any issues with it myself. Only iPhone 4 is better (Retna Display) and the upcoming HTC Vigor with a supposed 720P screen (1024x768 I think).

    **EDIT** Opps. 1280x720 for 720P
  10. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    You seem to be mixing up DPI with resolution. It's not the same thing. You can have the same resolution with different screen size, but then DPI number should change as it's number of pixels per length. For the same resolution, smaller screen will have higher DPI number. That's why iPhone4 has high DPI called retina.
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  11. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Well who knows how old that page is, it says the Photon is running 2.3.3 but it actually is on 2.3.4

    So what else is wrong.
  12. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    Right....and now some of the 'blurry-cam' pics making the rounds the past day where the Bionic is next to the Charge suggests the phone may be 4.5 inches. So despite what I'm reading to the contrary, we really don't know with confidence all the particulars of this phone.
  13. sleemie

    sleemie Well-Known Member

    "teardown of your dreams?" What is it that people were supposedly expecting that's a disappointment based on that tiny bit of information??
  14. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    is what they are saying.

    not a teardown of your actual dreams....

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