Basic Functions Droid Bionic Motorola

Call audio Droid Bionic Motorola quality (normal): the sound quality during call is good, but not out of the ordinary. I tried calling a few landline numbers and the quality can vary from one to the other. However, the audio quality will mainly depend on your cellphone reception. When I tried to crank the sound up, the internal speaker did fine, but the external speaker exhibited signs of sound saturation.

Dialing/Contacts: Dialing a number of  droid bionic Motorola , or finding a contact is very easy. You can use the virtual numeric pad of course, or head into the contact list and scroll down or type a name. If you have a lot of contacts, creating a list of favorites may help quite a bit. My personal favorite on Android is the “direct dial” shortcut. Basically, you choose a contact and a number, and you create an icon on the home page. Upon pressing it, the call is directly placed. It’s the fastest way to call someone, and I use it all the time.

This Motorola phone also has a “Contact quick task” widgets that lets you select up to two actions (call, email, sms…) for any given contact.The idea is quite good, and i like it, but the actual widget takes too much surface on the home screen (4 icons worth). That’s because the widget features the photo of your contact. I believe that it could have been twice as small if it had used only the name.

Web browsing Droid Bionic Motorola (excellent): Like all high-end Android smartphone, the Droid Bionic is very good at web rendering. However, it is unique in the sense that it is the only smartphone (in America) that combines a qHD display, a dual-core processor and a 4G LTE radio. Any of these factors contribute to a better browsing experience, but having all three makes the Droid Bionic the best smartphone for web browsing.

Adobe Flash Droid Bionic Motorola support: again, the combination of a fast Internet connection and a dual-core processor help make Flash support more effective than on competing 4G LTE devices. Not only the flash files load faster, but they execute faster on the OMAP processor. In addition of viewing Flash sites from small businesses you can even play select casual games, although keep in mind that many expect mouse and keyboard support.
Motorola Software

MotoBlur is a Motorola web service that aggregates updates from a number of social networks on Motorola’s servers. This allows the Motorola phone to pull updates from all social networks at once, instead of pulling information from each of them separately. This may save battery life, and it also allows the phone to display social network updates in a consolidated way. [MotoBlur page]

Lock Screen Droid Bionic Motorola : The lock screen appears as soon as you press the Power button and there is no “fade-in” animation of any kind. That’s great. Also, Motorola is not using its “fade to black” halo from the Photon 4G. It’s great because that lock screen design was not very readable in direct sunlight.

The next step is to add useful information like notifications, or direct app access like HTC does with HTC Sense.

Webtop is Motorola’s desktop environment that turns on as soon as you connect this smartphone to a TV/monitor via HDMI. Yes, you read that right, this phone can turn into computer complete with a desktop version of Firefox (I talked about Webtop more extensively in my Motorola Atrix Review, but I basically think that it is a bit too slow for my taste). If you are using a Dock, you can even plug in a regular mouse and keyboard, which is critical to get any kind of serious work done. Google docs, webmail and other productivity sites should just work.

Droid Bionic Motorola Obviously, this is still a smartphone, and things aren’t fast, but keep in mind that the device fits in your pockets. How you enjoy this depends on what you do. I find it OK to do emails and other text-based applications, but I would not leave my laptop home on a business trip. I love the idea, and Motorola has done a good job of pulling this off, but the concept needs more muscle to back it up.

Motorola Media Link: Out of the box, Android doesn’t really have much when it comes to synchronizing the files between your computer and your smartphone. Media Link is a utility (for Windows) that synchronizes media files and contacts from a computer to the phone. Music files can be synchronized from iTunes or Windows Media Player, while photos and video are simply synchronized from a directory. Contacts can come from Outlook or Windows Mail. [Media link homepage]