Cracking Open the Motorola Droid Bionic
In September 2011, Verizon added a fourth device to its growing lineup of 4G LTE smartphones--the Motorola Droid Bionic. Like Verizon's other 4G phones (the HTC ThunderBolt, LG Revolution, and Samsung Droid Charge), the Bionic runs Google's Android operating system.
In May, I cracked open the HTC ThunderBolt, and was excited to get my hands on another 4G device. Follow along as I go inside the Motorola Droid Bionic.
For a more in-depth review of the Bionic's internal hardware, check out my article, "Droid Bionic Teardown: Motorola switches processors, upgrades RAM in final version."
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.
I read the reviews about the bionic before I purchased it. I've waited for this phone since it was announced in Jan. Why is it that many people complain about smartphone battery life and search for solutions such as extended batteries). Why don't the phone case manufacturers (Otterbox, Incipio, etc) make protective) cases for use with extended batteries? To me that makes little since. One customer service representative from a case manufacturer told me that we don't get many requests for the cases. I told him maybe because you don't make them... Everyone I talk to complains about battery life on their smart phone. There are all kinds of devices made to recharge your phone so to me that means this is truly an issue. Maybe I need to start my own business making cases for any phone that has an extended battery.
I believe the B8064B2PB-8D-F has 1 GB of DRAM, not 8 GB as stated here (which would makes sense since the phone is advertised as having 1 GB of RAM)