Motorola Droid Bionic now free from Verizon

by: AdrianMay 28, 2012
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Verizon’s first 4G LTE device to come with a dual-core processor, the Droid Bionic, hasn’t exactly been the most successful Android smartphone of the past year. Released in September 2011, Motorola’s 4.3-incher has suffered from serious software glitches and, most importantly, only came a month earlier than the Droid RAZR, which is a significantly better piece of technology than the Bionic in almost every single way.

However, Big Red and Moto know how to make an uncool device wanted again, so, in a very unsurprising move, the Bionic’s price has just been slashed.

You can now get the Droid Bionic for free from Verizon’s online store with the standard two-year carrier agreement. The phone is available off-contract too, but the $499.99 price tag will probably drive you away from it instantly.

The Bionic is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and features a 4.3-inch qHD display with a 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, an 8 MP rear-facing shooter, a 1,735 mAh battery and the running of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. There is also support for a bunch of optional accessories that make the Bionic “special”, including the LapDock chassis, which allows you to turn the phone into a mini-laptop. The accessories are, of course, optional and are not included in the promotion.

Will you be taking advantage of Verizon and Motorola’s new promotion while it lasts?

  • MarkinBurien

    Also noticed that Verizon is offering the Droid 4 for $99 on plan!

  • S Winter

    This guy has no credibility after he said this “the Droid RAZR, which is a significantly better piece of technology than the Bionic in almost every single way.”

    The Bionic has nearly identical specs as the RAZR in every way. Only the form factor is different so how is the RAZR better in every way? Software bugs have all been fixed for months.

    • Laschoberm

      Evidently u dont have a razr….because if u put the bionic and a razr mext to each oyher u can definantly tell how garbage ur bionic is

      • I’m sorry, but can you tell me what’s so much better about the razr than the bionic? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a Motorola fanboy ever since my DROIDX and I’m a fan of both the Bionic (my current handset) and the razr. Honestly though, the razr (while slightly better) doesn’t have that much on the bionic imo. Both devices run the same gingerbread 2.3.4 software, both have 4.3-inch displays, both are 4G LTE capable, both have 8MP rear camers and VGA front-facers. The razr has the AMOLED which is nice, the kevlar is strong and that’s cool, and it’s obviously thinner. Honestly though, the fact that the razr has a non-removable internal battery kind of irks me, it gives the phone a very iPhonish feel imo. The battery life on the razr is pretty mediocre imo. I’d much prefer to have my bionic and have the option of swapping out the battery for an extended one (which I’ve done) and get MUCH better battery life out of it. Besides, a version of android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich just became avai for the bionic, no root required. Yet anpther reaspn for me to want to hang onto this puppy :)

  • Lj92901

    What about me you know the person who spent over 500$ for it what do i get? A kick in the *ss thanks