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    Motorola Droid Bionic AT&T specs - Phone Arena

    If this is true, and AT&T and Verizon get the same phone (which is more than likely), then the Bionic will have:

    4.3'' screen, 960x540
    Android 2.3.4 (gingerbread)
    Dual core, 1 GHz processor
    1 gig of RAM
    8 megapixel rear camera
    1080p video recording
    front-facing camera (probably 2 megapixel)
    16 gig built-in memory
    HDMI output

    Is it me, or is this a little underwhelming? I don't know why, but with the whole delay, I was really thinking we'd get something a lot more.

    The resolution is less than the previously-rumored 960x640; and I really thought the screen would be 4.5''. I also thought the processor would be at least 1.2 or even 1.5 GHz.

    Is this site reputable? It seems kind of cheap looking, but I remember hearing phonearena alot, so I think it's legit.
     

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    AT&T? Why would AT&T get a different version of the Bionic that has the exact same specs as a phone they already have? (Atrix)
     
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    I know, it doesn't make sense, but that's what "they" say:

    AT&T to get its own Droid Bionic? | Ubergizmo

    This is quite disappointing. I think I'm waiting for SGSII or Dinara.
     
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    I'm currently awaiting whatever smartphone can match my Droid X.

    My droid x is faster than my mom's droid 3.

    So why get the bionic? Only a 512MB boost from the droid 3.

    I'll wait for the dinera or better.
     
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    ONLY 512MB? That is quite a jump. I'm currently using a Droid X2 (upgraded from D1) and it is much faster. The X was a damn good phone though so I could see you wanting to wait it out longer for a new phone. I myself will be upgrading from my X2 to Bionic mostly for the 512 MB increase and the 4G (not really worried about the FFC).
     
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    Possibly definite. :thinking:
     
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    Those specs look reasonably accurate to me. IMO, PhoneArena is reputable, but their specs sometimes contain guesses until they're confirmed later on.

    I don't think any Android phone has been credibly rumored to be 960x640 -- the 640 probably comes from confusion w/iPhone. But the Bionic's presumed Pentile 960x540 probably won't look as good as a Super Amoled+ 800x480.

    Dual-core 1GHz has been expected for a long time, but I suppose 1.2GHz is possible given that Motorola knows they'll be competing against Samsung Function. I think the chance of any 1.5GHz dual-core phone is nil until the winter.

    1GB is a dramatic jump from 512MB. Consider that the Android OS may use some ~150MB for its own use. That leaves 1024MB-150MB=874MB available for apps as compared to 512MB-150MB=362MB.
     
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    I agree. I guess the dual-core 1 GHz will be sufficient for 2 years. . . even though the dual-core is being touted as a huge development, the android OS (at this point) can't even really utilize it. You might see a couple of apps that will be able to take advantage of it, but until the OS itself can fully implement dual-core technology, it won't make a lick of difference in processing speed or power. The extra ram will take care of that.

    I don't see dual-core being fully utilized until at LEAST ice cream sandwich, and that's only a maybe. It will probably be the "J" upgrade.

    Jello?
     
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    I see that repeated so often, but can't believe it's true. Android OS is based on Linux, which has supported multiple CPUs since way back in June of 1996.

    It may well be that the Dalvik VM (the environment that Android java apps run in) doesn't currently provide SMP support for running apps, but the OS underneath should most certainly take full advantage of multiple cores for all of its background threads.
     
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    I hope you're right. But I had the DX2 for about 10 days earlier this month, and the speed increase over my OG droid was negligible. My OG is overclocked to 900 MHz, but it's single core. And it's an OG!
     
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    Hmmmm, don't know what to say. It should be most noticeable when there's lots of background activity -- say streaming music and downloading email while running a foreground app -- but your experience doesn't show much benefit. I know that the earliest dual-core desktop CPUs could be starved for RAM bandwidth, but I think dual-core phone CPUs are well fed by LPDDR2.

    FWIW, I'd rather have a single 1.5GHz than a dual 1.0GHz. ;)
     
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    Did a little digging. Maybe it's the presence of MotoBlur or the mediocre Tegra 2:

    Motorola Droid X2 Review

     

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