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Motorola DROID Bionic vs. HTC Inspire

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February 1st, 2011

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The Motorola DROID Bionic is one of the most eagerly awaited phones this year. Featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor, the DROID Bionic promises to head to the top of the class of most-powerful Android cell phones. Add to that 4G networking capability on Verizon Wireless’ LTE system as well as a large and high-resolution display, and the DROID Bionic is attracting lots of attention. On the other hand, the HTC Inspire bears at least a cursory resemblance to the HTC EVO 4G, widely considered to be one of the most powerful and desirable cell phones available today. The HTC Inspire will use AT&T’s HSPA+ networking technology for 4G data speeds, and the increased processor RAM in the Inspire (up from 512MB in the EVO 4G to 768MB in the Inspire) will make the Inspire even tougher as a competitor. The HTC Inspire and Motorola DROID Bionic will both be powerful and capable phones, so, how do they stack up against each other?


HTC Inspire Motorola DROID Bionic  
HTC Inspire Motorola DROID Bionic
Wirefly’s Price
(as of publish date)
Not yet available Not yet available
Carrier AT&T Verizon
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface HTC Sense

Modified MotoBlur

Display 4.3″ LCD, 480 x 800 pixels 4.3″ LCD, 540 x 960 pixels
Data Speed 4G HSPA+ 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Yes – Optional Not yet known
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No Yes; 640 x 480 pixels
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 720p HD
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space Not yet known 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,230 mAh, lithium-ion replaceable 1,930 mAh, lithium-ion replaceable
Processor Single 1 GHz processor Dual-core 1 GHz processor
Memory RAM: 768MB RAM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.8 oz 5.6 oz
Dimensions 4.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.5″ 5.0″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″

Key Differences

  • Display: The HTC Inspire will have 4.3-inch LCD display that measures 480 x 800 pixels. The Motorola DROID Bionic will also have a 4.3-inch LCD display, but with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, the highest resolution of any Android cell phone.
  • Operating system: Both the HTC Inspire and the Motorola DROID Bionic will use Android 2.2, a fast and stable operating system. Motorola is promising that the DROID Bionic will have an upgrade to Android 2.3 by the end of 2011.
  • Processor and RAM: The HTC Inspire will have a 1GHz single-core processor, while the Motorola DROID Bionic will have a 1 GHz dual-core processor. The DROID Bionic is currently expected to have 512MB of processor RAM, while the Inspire will have 768MB of RAM for the processor.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the HTC Inspire will have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards. Neither has an actual physical keyboard.
  • Storage Space: The Motorola DROID Bionic is expected to ship with 16GB of on-board storage, and the DROID Bionic will also have a microSD slot to accommodate memory cards up to 32GB. The internal/external storage capability of the HTC Inspire is not known at this time but the phone will certainly include a microSD slot for external storage.
  • Camera: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and HTC Inspire are expected to have 8-megapixel video cameras with 720p HD video capability. The DROID Bionic will have a 640 x 480-pixel front-facing camera for video chat, but the Inspire lacks a front camera.
  • Battery: The Motorola DROID Bionic will have a 1,930 mAh user-replaceable battery. The capacity of the lithium-ion battery in the HTC Inspire is 1,230 mAh, and it can also be replaced by the user.

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Related posts:

  1. Motorola DROID Bionic Review – Part 1
  2. Motorola DROID Bionic vs. HTC ThunderBolt
  3. Motorola DROID Bionic vs. HTC EVO 3D Comparison
  4. Motorola DROID Bionic vs. Motorola Atrix 4G Comparison

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