Motorola Droid Bionic Vs HTC Thunderbolt: Which is Better on Verizon?

By Alan Ng - May 11, 2011

The next few months are going to be a very interesting time indeed for Verizon customers. The best handset on Verizon at the moment, the HTC Thunderbolt has made a lot of consumers happy since it’s release, but attention may start to sway towards the highly anticipated Motorola Droid Bionic when it releases sometime this Summer.

As we’ve told you before, the Droid Bionic received a release date delay by Motorola, as it will now be out during Summer instead of it’s initial Q2 2011 release schedule by Motorola. The Thunderbolt is now one of the fastest smartphones on the planet thanks to Verizon’s 4G LTE support, but the upcoming Bionic also has 4G LTE support as well as much better hardware specifications.

Just to refresh your memory, the Thunderbolt is equipped with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon and 768MB of RAM, but the upcoming Droid Bionic will pack a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. The Droid Bionic also wins in the display screen department as well, as although both handsets feature a 4.3-inch display, the screen featured on the Droid Bionic is a qHD display with a superior resolution of 960×540.

Another important comparison is that the Thunderbolt is still on Android 2.2 Froyo, but the Droid Bionic is likely to ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although this may soon be irrelevant if the Thunderbolt receives Gingerbread over the Summer.

So with this in mind, we want to know your thoughts on which handset is better. Current Thunderbolt owners may be slightly biased and say that their handset is amazing, but we have a feeling that some Thunderbolt users are going to feel frustrated when the Bionic is out on Verizon, packing much better specs – the Thunderbolt is hardly an old handset after all.

Will you upgrade to the Droid Bionic, or are you happy with the Thunderbolt?

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