Both Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC Rezound are among the few expected smartphones shipped on Verizon this calendar year. Even though both phones support 4G LTE, Motorola has bagged the edge over HTC Rezound in being the first dual core smartphone with LTE speed when it comes to Verizon network. Let’s navigate through the detailed features before we decide who is the winner.
Display and Design:
Motorola Droid Bionic is the perfect example of the phrase ‘slim and sleek’ with just 11mm in width and 127*66.9*11mm in dimension. It weighs 158.8gms and is undoubtedly one of the thinnest device in market. HTC Rezound is 13.7mm in width and is housed within the dimension of 129*65.5*13.7mm. It weighs 170.1gms.
When it comes to display, both phones have the same display screen size of 4.3inches respectively with capacitive touch screen, up to 16 M colors, multi-touch input capability and sensors like accelerometer, compass and proximity. However, HTC Rezound has a 4.3inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen with maximum resolution of 720*1280 pixels and 342 ppi pixel density when compared to Motorola Droid Bionic’s 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touch screen having 540*960 pixels of maximum resolution and 256 ppi pixel density. One of the drawbacks of Droid Bionic is that it uses the Pentile Matrix display because of which it has 33% lesser pixel density than HTC Rezound.
Boss- HTC Rezound
Both phones run pretty well on the Android 2.3.4 OS, Gingerbread version. But with the recent launch of Android 4.0, users are eagerly waiting for the updated version to be made available on their phone. Seems like they will have to wait a bit longer since the new update is expected to be obtainable in the later months of Q1, 2012.
HTC Rezound is inbuilt with the powerful 1.5GHz Dual-core Scorpion processor, chipped with Qualcomm S3 chipset and includes the latest Adreno 220 GPU. Motorola Droid Bionic was delayed for the launch thus comes with the Dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor from Texas Instruments, that is a six months old processor. It also comes with a much older GPU, ULP GeForce that is rarely found in smartphone market nowadays.
Boss- HTC Rezound
Memory and UI:
Both phones come with 16 GB of internal storage, 1GB RAM and micro SD Card slot up to 32GB. However Motorola Droid Bionic supports an additional 2 GB ROM.
Coming to User Interface, HTC has its own UI that is popular for its user friendly UI throughout the OS and admirable gesture support. Droid bionic on the other hand was rumored to come with the new MotoBlur Android User interface and push based service but unfortunately the rumor is yet to come true.
Boss- Motorola Droid Bionic (for memory); HTC Rezound (for UI)
Battery and Multimedia:
Motorola Droid Bionic possess a standard Li-ion battery power of 1735mAh and use the Pentile Matrix display that is responsible for conserving battery power. It provides up to 10h 40mins of talktime and 195h of backup. HTC Rezound has a standard Li-ion battery power of 1620mAh and provides up to 6h 24mins of talktime with 261h of backup.
In terms of connectivity, both phones are shipped on Verizon Wireless and support the latest 4G LTE speeds, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity with DLNA and Hotspot and v2.0 microUSB. Motorola Droid Bionic has v2.1 Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP and EDR while HTC Rezound has v3.0 Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP only.
Boss- Motorola Droid Bionic
Both phones have 8MP rear facing camera with a maximum photo resolution of 3264*2448 pixels and features like auto-focus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. However HTC Rezound emerges as the winner in this category as it houses a 2MP secondary front facing camera in comparison to Droid Bionic’s secondary VGA camera.
HTC Rezound shoots videos of 1080p at 30 frames per second and has stereo sound recording while Motorola Droid Bionic shoots videos of 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Boss- Both (HTC Rezound for better secondary camera; Motorola Droid Bionic for video 1080p at 60 frames per second)
Both phones have their own default players, 3.5mm ear jack and support audio files in MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ formats. Motorola Droid Bionic supports video files in MP4/ WMV/H.263/H.264 formats while HTC Rezound supports video files in XviD/MP4/ WMV/H.263/H.264 formats.
You can get both phones online via Verizon Wireless. Motorola Droid Bionic comes at a price of $199.99 for a two year contract while HTC Rezound comes at a price of $299.99 for the same two year contract.
Going through all the above features I would certainly vote for HTC Rezound as it overtakes Motorola Droid Bionic in terms of Design and Display with its HD Display, Higher PPI, better Processor and Camera. The only concern is battery power which seems to be pretty manageable looking at the overall features.