It’s like comparing a muscle car and a Rolls – the Droid Bionic is a fully pumped up device offering the best hardware components while the iPhone 4S is a polished device that has more of class and usability than raw computing power. For those of you who were hiding under a stone the past few months the Droid Bionic is the ultra hyped Android device from Motorola. I presume you’ve already been introduced to the iPhone 4S.
The Droid Bionic muscle power comes from a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, backed up by a wholesome GB of RAM a whopping 1735mAh battery and a 4.3″ TFT qHD screen and only one option of 16GB internal storage.
The iPhone 4S comes with a 800MHz A5 dual-core along with 512M of RAM and a 3.5″ screen with the same resolution as the Bionic albiet a smaller size. It also weighs roughly 20 gms lighter than the Bionic but has more choices for the internal memory – between 8, 16 and 32GBs.
Once you start using the device, the real differences pop up. Even though the Bionic is more powerful, the iPhone still packs a better web browsing experience. Especially while using the double-tap to zoom function, the Android browser faces jitters while the iPhone zooms in flawlessly. This is probably due to the fact that the Android re-arranges text after zoom while the iPhone just zooms in. Moreover the iPhone has Bluetooth 4.0 on it while the Droid Bionic still features 2.1 Both come with A2DP though.
Ergonomics wise the Droid Bionic has seemingly cheaper feeling plastics all around while the iPhone 4S has a cooler metallic band (antennae) and a better finished body – definitely feels more durable than the Bionic.