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Motorola DROID Bionic vs. Samsung Infuse 4G

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January 11th, 2011

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If bigger is better, the Samsung Infuse 4G on AT&T will be very, very good. Stuffed with a 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED Plus screen and the ability to connect at 4G speeds to AT&T’s HSPA+ network, the Infuse may be the the phone with the biggest display available by the time it comes out this summer. So how does the Infuse compare with the recently announced Motorola DROID Bionic? The DROID Bionic will use Verizon Wireless’ LTE network for wireless 4G connectivity, and it has a dual-core processor that promises to take performance to another level. How does the yet-to-be-delivered DROID Bionic compare to the impressive Samsung Infuse 4G?


Motorola DROID Bionic Samsung Infuse 4G  
Motorola DROID Bionic Samsung Infuse 4G
Wirefly’s Price
(as of publish date)
Not yet available Not yet available
Carrier Verizon Wireless AT&T
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface Modified MotoBlur

Samsung TouchWiz

Display 4.3″ TFT LCD, 540 x 960 pixels 4.5″ AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels
Data Speed 4G LTE 4G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Not known Not known
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes; 640 x 480 pixels Yes; 1.3-megapixel
Video Capture Yes; 720p HD Yes; 1080p HD
Apps Android Market Android Market
Music Player Yes Yes
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion 16GB onboard, microSD slot for expansion
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,930 mAh, lithium-ion 1,750 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz processor 1.2 GHz processor
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: Not known
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.6 oz Not yet available
Dimensions 5″ x 2.6 ” x 0.5″ Not yet available

Key Differences

  • Display: The Motorola DROID Bionic has a 4.3-inch LCD display equal to the biggest available on any current cell phone, but it will play second fiddle to the even-larger 4.5-inch display planned for the Samsung Infuse 4G. In addition, the Super-AMOLED Plus technology for the the Infuse’s screen promises to take that large display to the next level. However, the reported resolution of for the Samsung Infuse’s display (480 x 800) is outclassed by the smaller but sharper (540 x 960-pixel) screen on the Motorola DROID Bionic. With much about the Samsung Infuse 4G still not known as this is written, it’s likely that the specification for the phone’s display will change before it comes to market.
  • Operating system: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the Samsung Infuse 4G will run Android 2.2. Motorola promises an upgrade to Android 2.3 for the DROID Bionic by the end of 2011. There is no word yet on a possible upgrade to Android 2.3 for the Samsung Infuse 4G.
  • Processor and RAM: The Motorola DROID Bionic features a dual-core 1GHz processor, and will be among the first cell phones to run with a dual-core processor. The Samsung Infuse 4G’s single processor will run at 1.2 GHz, an increase from the 1GHz processors that are now available today. The DROID Bionic will have 512MB of processor-available RAM, while the RAMspecification for the Samsung Infuse 4G is not yet known.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the Samsung Infuse 4G will have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the Samsung Infuse 4G will ship with 16GB of onboard memory, and both will have microSD slots that will accommodate memory cards up to 32GB.
  • Camera: The Motorola DROID Bionic will have an 8-megapixel still-image camera that can also record HD video at 720p resolution. The Samsung Infuse 4G will also have an 8-megapixel still-image camera, but it boasts the ability to record HD video at 1080p resolution. Both will have front-facing cameras for video chat, with the Motorola DROID Bionic using a VGA-quality (640 x 480) device and the Samsung Infuse 4G possessing a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
  • Battery: The Motorola DROID Bionic will have a 1,930 mAh lithium-ion battery that is replaceable by the user. The Samsung Infuse 4G will have a 1,750 mAh user-replaceable battery.

 

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6 Responses to “Motorola DROID Bionic vs. Samsung Infuse 4G”

  • luv the screen on the Infuse but a big letdown is that it doesnt have front facing video RECORDING capability so u cant see your self while taking a video to record yourself. U have to turn the phone around to the rear facing video cam and therefore cant see what angle to hold the phone or to see if the lighting is correct etc while recording a video with yourself in it. really strange that with all this technology that they bungled up the works on this one. Maybe later there will b an update?? who knows but by then something else will come out bigger and better

  • the hd video capture on the infuse is now reported by many to be in 720p. this is surprising because the tab records at 1080p. im not sure if the 720 number is true because when it was announced everyone believed it was 1080p but they may also have been getting the recording mixed up with the 1080p file playback(i doubt it actually outputs that res over hdmi but it will play files in that format). i would hope that samsung increased the ram over the galaxy which is 512mb total (384mb system; depending on the build, up to 330 is available to the user, the rest is video) while it appears the tab is 512system with additional video ram which allows it to record in 1080p. most sites are now claiming that the infuse is 512mb ram, i hope that is all system ram like the tablet.

    as far as dual core goes it is great for multi tasking and will help prevent background services from interfering with the performance but i dont think andriod apps can take advantage of it when not multi tasking yet, also the android system while it supports multi tasking many apps dont and will be in a suspended state when you switch apps.

    though lte is far supirior and dual core is the new standard for a highend phone it will be the infuse for me. lte is not available locally and by the time it is att will begin to roll out lte as well(i hope, at that point i can get a galaxy s 2 which is far superior to both these phones) the gpu in the galaxy s is just as fast as that in the tegra2 that motorola uses and the lower screen resolution will not hog the power as much yeilding better frame rates thus smoother 3d rendering, also the shaders seem to work better, i notice some visual oddities when benchmarking the tegra2 powered atrix, the galaxy s give a much better looking image at a higher frame rate do to the lower res screen. the 480x 800 res doesnt bother me as the black levels and lack of any color bleeding make samoled a joy to look at. the importance of resolution depends on how close the phone is held to your face. with 4.5inches of screen i dont plan on holding it that close.

    also the current galaxy s has bt 3.0 as should this phone rather than bluetooth 2.1. the galaxy s also has a great hardware audio codec chip that can deliver very hifi sound and not suck cpu power to decode files and the bulk of the infuse will only be about .350″ which is a lot more pocketable than .5″ overall the new tegra powered phones look better on paper but ive seen the atrix and ill trade resolution and speed for richer colors, media support, garilla glass, nicer user interface, ease of modification, thin profile, and overall looks. but i know that sound crazy to some who will see motorolas spec sheet and security features as making the bionic superior.

  • I need a phone that I can travel oversees with: Italy, U.K., etc. AT&T has been great with that, VZW sucks at that. In the states, VZW rules in my area, but I’ll have to stay w/AT&T because of my trips abroad.

    • JP, Verizon now has a couple of nice phones that are good for international travellers: the HTC DROID Incredible 2 and the Motorola DROID 2 Global. Both have GSM capability and include a SIM card from Verizon. When you expect to travel, go to Verizon and have the SIM activated for international use, and these two phones will work great in GSM countries. And it turns out that both these phones are very good Android phones — the DROID Incredible 2 uses an on-screen keyboard on its spacious four-inch display, while the DROID 2 Global has a slide-out keyboard and a nice 3.7-inch screen with excellent resolution (854 x 480). Both are speedy and well-made.

      So you do have choices beyond AT&T, especially if Verizon has better reception at your home.

      Bob at Wirefly

  • Johnjoe213
    March 17, 2011

    Infuse is worth the wait. The only thing I see better on other phones is the dual processors. But if you look Samsung is 1.2 where as the duals are 1g.

  • Yeah for infuse by samsung. Six inches would have beeb better but i can live with 4.5inches. Moto im leaving you and your stupid waiting game with high prices. Joansie.
    P.S. a tablet phone is my second wish…just saying

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