Droid Bionic may render Droid Charge worthless on release

By Posted 25 May 2011, 16:24

We’ve said it before, but this Summer is going to be a very intriguing time for Verizon customers. The carrier is due to launch the highly anticipated Droid Bionic smartphone as their next 4G LTE capable handset, and the release may be met with considerable anger for those who have purchased the Droid Charge.

If this applies to you and you have just purchased the recently released Droid Charge, you are probably wondering if you made the right decision or not and if you just bought the Charge as an impulse buy since it has 4G LTE capabilities.

There are obviously a good deal of you who are very happy with the Droid Charge and will continue to be satisifed when the Droid Bionic is out, but we have a feeling that most of you will be feeling a bit frustrated that the release window between the Droid Charge and Bionic is so narrow.

This is because on paper, the Droid Bionic trumps the Charge in a lot of areas. For starters the Charge is only equipped with a single-core 1Ghz A8 Cortex processor, but the Droid Bionic will be running on 1Ghz dual-core processor, which is obviously a huge difference. Next you have display screen quality, and the Droid Bionic will be sporting a 4.3-inch qHD display, compared to the Charge which only features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

And there’s more. You’ll only get Android 2.2 on the Charge, but the Droid Bionic will almost definitely be equipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box when it releases this Summer. You’ll get a better front-facing camera (1.3MP) on the Charge, but the Bionic makes up for this with a dual-LED flash on the back, whereas the Charge only has a single LED flash.

So as you can see, the Droid Charge is definitely second best in a direct comparison with the Bionic. We don’t want to be too harsh on those that have already purchased the Charge, but after reading the details about the two, you might want to try and exchange your Charge for a Droid Bionic as soon as possible.

As a Droid Charge owner, do you regret buying the handset with the Droid Bionic around the corner, or are you happy with your purchase no matter what? Give us your thoughts on this Verizon ultimatum.

  • http://twitter.com/tamezd David Tamez

    The thing about having a droid charge is:  you already have your phone.  

    • http://twitter.com/ModestMuse Jeremy Abbott

      Exactly the problem… The Bionic has no release date in sight…

  • Anonymous

    Worthless report. You can say this about EVERY phone. There is always a better phone on the horizon. Like David said, with the charge, YOU HAVE A PHONE! The Bionic is starting to be like Duke Nukem Forever, a mythical object that never actually gets made!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.charles.smith Adam C Smith

    Th Thunderbolt smokes the charge in every review, and the Bionic probably isn’t ever getting released.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.charles.smith Adam C Smith

    Th Thunderbolt smokes the charge in every review, and the Bionic probably isn’t ever getting released.