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Motorola DROID Bionic vs. T-Mobile myTouch 4G

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January 10th, 2011

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The myTouch 4G (manufactured by HTC) is a popular 4G phone on T-Mobile’s high-speed HSPA+ network. With a speedy processor, front-facing camera and sizzling Internet speeds, the myTouch 4G puts a lot of power into the palm of your hand. The recently announced Motorola 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 powerful and friendly T-Mobile myTouch 4G?


Motorola DROID Bionic T-Mobile myTouch 4G  
Motorola DROID Bionic T-Mobile myTouch 4G

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Carrier Verizon Wireless T-Mobile
Operating System Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface Modified MotoBlur

HTC Sense

Display 4.3″ TFT LCD, 540 x 960 pixels 3.8″ TFT LCD, 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 Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera Yes; 640 x 480 pixels 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 16GB onboard; microSD slot for expansion 4GB onboard, 8GB microSD preloaded
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery 1,930 mAh, lithium-ion 1,400 mAh, lithium-ion
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz processor 1 GHz processor
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 768MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.6 oz 5.0 oz
Dimensions 5″ x 2.6 ” x 0.5″ 4.8″ x 2.4″ x 0.4″

Key Differences

  • Display: The Motorola DROID Bionic has a 4.3-inch LCD display, significantly larger than the 3.8-inch LCD display on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G. In addition, the DROID Bionic promises 540 x 960-pixel resolution compared to the myTouch 4G’s 480 x 800 pixels.
  • Operating system: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G run Android 2.2. Motorola promises an upgrade to Android 2.3 for the DROID Bionic by the end of 2011 and HTC has also announced that the company will provide an Android upgrade for the myTouch 4G, although no date has been set.
  • 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 myTouch 4G’s single second-generation processor is one of the fastest cellphone processors availably today, and it clocks in at 1GHz. The DROID Bionic will have 512MB of processor-available RAM, while the myTouch 4G ups the performance ante here with 768MB of RAM.
  • Keyboard: Both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G have on-screen virtual QWERTY keyboards.
  • Storage Space: The Motorola DROID Bionic will ship with 16GB of onboard memory, and has a microSD slot that will accommodate memory cards up to 32GB. The T-Mobile myTouch 4G has 4GB of onboard storage and comes with an 8GB microSD card preinstalled. Both phones will work with microSD cards up to 32GB.
  • Camera: The Motorola DROID Bionic has an 8-megapixel still-image camera, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G has a 5-megapixel still-image camera. Both can take 720p HD video and both have VGA-quality (640 x 480) front-facing cameras for video chat.
  • Battery: The Motorola DROID Bionic will have a 1,930 mAh lithium-ion battery that is replaceable by the user. The T-Mobile myTouch 4G has a 1,400 mAh user-replaceable battery.

 

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Related posts:

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

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