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  1. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Motorola Droid Bionic Surfaces In Host of New Photos

    Even more pics. It looks like a decent, if somewhat tired, design. I think they could have made this even 5" if they really wanted to. That bezel rivals the iPhone in unnecessary thickness. If it's 4.3", that will be a huge disappointment.

    Does someone know why Moto insisted on qHD instead of Super AMOLED Plus? Is it exclusive to Samsung or something? Comparisons between the two are ridiculous.

  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Samsung is stingy with their displays I think
  3. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Samsung makes the displays, so won't sell to anyone else. Same with the Exynos.

    It's the same thing that Apple is doing. They don't let anyone else get their displays (they own a contract that prevents their providers from providing to anyone else).
  4. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think Samsung wants to make Galaxy brand like Apple in android world with exclusive hardwares.
  5. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    and these pictures seem to show some "lip" on the bottom edge. Does that lip fall off like on the OG droid (for the stupid keyboard), or is the screen deeper than the rest of the phone? I can't tell from the angles.

    It just looks too much like the Droid 3, and I'm not sure why there has to be a lip if there is no keyboard.
  6. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be something if all of the manufacturers teamed up to make a super phone?

    The lip does not fall off. The screen is recesses a very tiny bit, I'm guessing to keep the phone off a surface if placed face down.

    My claims are supported by the many galleries that were released yesterday and today.

    Hey Look, More DROID Bionic Pictures – This Time We See Under the Hood - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Another New DROID Bionic Gallery Surfaces, Looking More Beautiful by the Minute - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
  7. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

    ^It should make for putting screen protectors on easier....but a pain to take off.

    I never use em any way...
  8. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    And by recessed, I mean the whole face of the phone. Notice the silver border.
  9. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I put Ghost Armor on my OG Droid for the longest time until it started peeling. After I took it off, I noticed that the Gorilla Glass really does live up to its reputation. Even accidentally putting it in the same pocket as my keys for hours at a time (and dropping it on the pavement a few times) hasn't left a single scratch on the screen. I'll never use another protector again.

    Hopefully that's the case. I kind of wish they had made it more rounded off though. The Droid is cool, but it's just so brick-like.
  10. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    I love bricks. I love metallic phones that have weight and solidity. My lovely laptop is made from a magnesium alloy, it's wonderful.
  11. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Once in a while you encounter a product that lives up to its claims. GG been utterly scratchproof for me too.

    Personally, I think phone screen protectors are analogous to the front end car bras they used to sell in the 80's -- it's just bling.
  12. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Well-Known Member

    I have never used a screen protector, I have dropped my droid 3 times on cement screen down.

    Not a single scratch or nick.
  13. bigbabys

    bigbabys Well-Known Member

    I use a Z-Shield, are you guys being 100% honest in the manner you dropped your phones? I find it hard to believe there is nothing on your screen :eek: did the OG droid have gorilla glass? Cause mine was looking a little rough when I upgraded...
  14. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Well-Known Member

    100%, I was at a world festival one day and dropped my phone onto the cement, landed face down.

    I picked it up and while it did have some scratches along the edges the screen was perfectly fine.

    Did the same thing on gravel 6 months prior to that.
  15. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I put it in pockets with keys a bunch of times, and I dropped it 3 times on pavement. Twice it landed on the corners (and they did get a bit roughed up), and once on its face.

    The ghost armor had more pocks and craters and scratches than anything. Once I peeled it off, the glass was super smooth. I dropped it once after I peeled off the screen protector (it hit primarily on the corner but did come to rest on the screen). And I put it in same pocket with keys a bunch of times after the protector came off.

    Now, I didn't go testing it by gouging it with a key like they did in a couple of youtube videos I saw, but it has held up perfectly. I looked at it really well before this post to make sure, and it doesn't have a single scratch or dent on the screen. The body is a different story.
  16. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Well-Known Member

    Yep, I've dropped it several times on hard floors and even have a dented corner, but not a nick on the glass. I make a point of not carrying keys in the same pocket, but it's had plenty of other rough handling without a problem. This is my 2nd OG Droid (after an unfortunate orange juice incident), and the first one remained pristine also.
  17. Casen

    Casen Member

    The New DROID BIONIC: Coming Soon

    April 19, 2011

    Motorola Mobility delivered the original DROID in 2009, an award winning device and one of the most successful smartphones launched. The company followed with the DROID X, DROID 2 Global, and DROID PRO. We believe the DROID BIONIC will have those same award winning features and will be one of the best 4G LTE devices on the market.

    Motorola Mobility strives to deliver the best possible user experience with all of its devices. We are working to ensure that the DROID BIONIC meets the expectations of consumers who are awaiting its availability.

    In collaboration with Verizon Wireless, we are expecting to launch DROID BIONIC this September. We are very excited about the new enhancements that have been incorporated into our first 4G LTE smartphone since we first announced it at CES, and look forward to revealing more details as we get closer to launch.

    straight from motorola..
  18. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Well-Known Member

    What's the Link to where this was posted?
  19. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

  20. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I find it hilarious that everyone is speechless about this.

    Good work, tehsusenoh and casen. I think this is similar to how I would feel if I found proof that the writers knew the end of "Lost" since the beginning. . .

    I'm glad that I didn't get caught up in all the anger over supposed delays.

    Poor Moto, being maligned like this! :eek:
  21. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    It's funny because it's timestamped for April. Has it really been under our noses the whole time? We need to watch the Dev site...
  22. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    I know. All kidding aside, I find it extremely hard to believe that it's been there since April and absolutely NONE of the droid-rumor sites ever picked up on it?

    Blissful ignorance only goes so far.

    Something smells fishy.
  23. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Hey, guys? Has anyone seen Yoda?

    I'm worried about him.
  24. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

  25. YodaDroid

    YodaDroid Well-Known Member

    So i'm biased.

    Actually, the other vendors have kept this under wraps pretty well until recently and my source didn't have insight into those. I'll admit I was wrong if those are released as planned. (re 1.5 ghz).

    If it makes you feel any better, I'll stop giving you guys insights as they come my way.
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