"Wow, I have to respond to some of this"2.0 starson by realpariah2
Pros: Dual Core
QVGA HD Screen
Slim for its components
Battery Life is upper middle of the road [for smartphones that means you should see roughly a full day or day and a half [WITHOUT BATTERY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE]
Cons: 2 stars until this phone is fixed and fully operational
First OTA Update BRICKED the phone
It constantly drops the data connection [including mobile data, WiFi and Bluetooth]
Motorola Bloatware and Overlay
Summary: Oh and if you need to verify what I am writing below is truthful please just search Google for bionic WiFi problem, Bionic Mobile Data problem, etc. and start counting the threads and offered fixes
Look this phone looks awesome and could be great that I don't debate, but trust me I am a computer tech and have been for a long time [I am also an Android ROM Developer] when I say this thing has some REAL issues. I am flabbergasted to see what has been posted on CNet in regards to this phone, but then I look and the editors review as well as most ALL the front page comments are from fanboys, and folks who JUST got their phone. My reports comes in after 2 weeks of having to help my boss with his new Bionic.
He has gone through 4 FOUR [not kidding] Bionics in a little over 10 days now. The problem all began after he has had it for a bit and all of a sudden he got awoken late at night by some weird noise. He looks over and the phone is stuck on a screen stating OTA update. He waits and several hours later samething so he reboots. Gets to the same point and same thing. He then restarts again, all of a sudden after he sees the bootsplash screen stating Dual Core the whole thing went dark and he could not boot it after that. He comes in and speaks with me and a Verizon tech. As soon as I get online and read up I see reports of Bluetooth Wireless [WiFi] and Mobile Data [3g, 4g] connection issues and figured thats what the OTA was about. I have him call Verizon and as soon as we got a tech on the line and he told them what happened he got 2 sentences in and the tech groans NOT ANOTHER ONE [oh great that really inspires confidence]. So they say no problem we will send you another one. He gets it in 2 days and un-boxes it and sets it up and is happy right? NOPE, he comes to find out a couple hours later that the one he got which is supposedly a "certified" reconditioned phone has no working phone speaker. The Bluetooth and wired headsets work, but come on no ringtones on phone when called, no notifications same way, etc. so he calls in again and gets another phone in a day or 2. This one has a working speaker [YAY!], but after setting it all up the next day it begins dropping his mobile data and WiFi randomly [yes when he has full signal]. I look at it and make sure no apps are getting in the way, no battery managers, etc. Still he now has to reboot his phone roughly 3x an hour to maintain mobile data. We have tried connection re-setters, juice defender etc etc etc trust me this is my boss I have been tearing through information online and all the settings to get this figured out this is NOT due to human error.
I would say this phone COULD be the best phone soo far, BUT YOU SHOULD WAIT UNTIL YOU GET TOTAL CONFIRMATION MOTOROLA HAS FIXED THE MOBILE DATA AND THE CPU AT IDLE BURNING ITSELF OUT BEFORE BUYING THIS DEVICE. DONT TRUST MOTOROLA WHEN THEY SAY AN UPDATE IS PENDING BY THE WAY MY CLIQ XT WAITED 18 MONTHS TO GET OFF DROID 1.5 AND THEN THEY JUST GAVE UP AND IT STILL TECHNICALLY DROID 1.5 [IF I HAD NOT GOTTEN IN TO BUILDING MY OWN ROM AND NOW HAVE ANDROID 2.3.7 FULLY WORKING [THANKS MOTO I COULD DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T I GUESS LoL].
Just goes to show how much they actually care about customers when they make a mistake and you end up paying for it. I used to be all about Moto for quality and good equipment, but since the "smart"phone revolution they are just as bad a crap shoot as a Chinese black market white box phone
OH AND YOU SHOULD NEVER be forced in to buying docking stations if you have a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse and a Mini HDMI to VGA or PCI-E adapter you can make a computer out of any smartphone without docks or "Webtop" crap and save the money. This guy went totally overboard spending way too much money without proper research [IMHO] Please keep this post in mind when you complete reading his for a balance as I cant just sit here and let other unsuspecting people see this as the number 1 review on the front page when it is wrong.
Sorry for spelling and grammar I am in a hurry at work cant afford to sit here for long.