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How they compare: BlackBerry Torch 9850 vs. Motorola Droid Bionic

BlackBerry Torch 9850 vs. Motorola Droid Bionic

The challenge:

BlackBerry Torch 9850 has stealthily arrived on the smartphone arena, where Motorola Droid Bionic is mesmerizing smartphone addicts with its elegant style and powerful performance. BlackBerry Torch 9850 with its large touchscreen display, the largest in the BlackBerry family, is one of the finest products from RIM. Just like the other sophisticated RIM smartphones, it hopes to lure professionals with its stunning specifications. On the other hand, Motorola Droid Bionic, equipped with 4G connectivity, targets all smartphone geeks who love to experiment with their Android devices. It remains to be seen, which device wins the heart of smartphone customers.

Round one:

Comparison attribute


BlackBerry Torch 9850: It boasts of an elegant slim body, 62mm (2.44-inch) wide, 120mm (4.72-in) high, and 11.5mm (0.45-inch) thick, and weighs 135g (4.76oz).

Motorola Droid Bionic: The touchscreen smartphone from Motorola flaunts a 66.9mm (2.61-in) wide, 125.9mm (4.91-inch) high, and 13.3mm (0.52-inch) thick body. It weighs 158g (5.5oz).

Winner: With a smaller, slimmer, and lighter body, BlackBerry Torch 9850 is the winner in this category.


BlackBerry Torch 9850: RIM has endowed BlackBerry Torch 9850 with the largest display in the BlackBerry smartphone family. The 3.7-inch all-touch TFT LCD screen boasts of 800×480 pixels resolution and millions of colors, providing vibrant colorful visuals.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The large 4.3-inch qHD (960×540-pixel) display is crafted out of durable scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass. It is the appropriate screen for viewing 720p HD movies.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic

Operating System

BlackBerry Torch 9850: The new BlackBerry 7 OS is embedded in the smartphone. The next generation BlackBerry operating system offers greater speed and more flexibility than the earlier BlackBerry software. Paired with liquid graphics, it significantly enhances the multimedia experience of BlackBerry users.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The Android powered smartphone will run on the upgraded Android 2.3.4 platform. Compared with the earlier Android software, the upgraded Android Gingerbread operating system consumes less power and supports faster multitasking and browsing speed.

Winner: BlackBerry Torch 9850


BlackBerry Torch 9850: The powerful performance of the smartphone is handled by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.

Motorola Droid Bionic: A 1GHz dual-core processor is present in the Motorola smartphone.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic

Input Features

BlackBerry Torch 9850: This is an all-touch screen smartphone. The ESC key and the menu are located on either side of the optical trackpad, located at the front of the smartphone, below the display. The on-board QWERTY keyboard could be used in portrait and landscape modes.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The touch screen smartphone features a virtual QWERTY keyboard. It is equipped with multi touch sensors, accelerometer for auto rotating the user interface and ambient light sensor.

Winner: The input features are nearly the same.


BlackBerry Torch 9850: 4GB onboard storage space and 768MB RAM are available on the smartphone. With a microSD memory card, the memory of the device could be expanded up to 32GB.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The Motorola Android-powered smartphone comes with 16GB onboard storage capacity. The memory is expandable up to 32GB with the help of a memory card. To ease multitasking, it is equipped with 1GB RAM.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic


BlackBerry Torch 9850: On the connectivity front, BlackBerry Torch 9850 features Bluetooth 2.1, 3G, high-speed USB 2.0 port, Wi-Fi and GPS.

Motorola Droid Bionic: It sports Bluetooth 2.1, 4G, microUSB 2.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and GPS.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic


BlackBerry Torch 9850: The built-in 5MP camera is equipped with flash, continuous auto focus, image stabilizer, face detection, 4x digital zoom, zero shutter lag, and geo-tagging functions. The integrated video recorder could generate 720p HD movies.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The rear-facing 8MP camera with LED flash, automatic focus, 8x digital zoom could capture impressive stills. The built-in video recorder could capture 1080p full HD videos. For facilitating video calls, a VGA camera is installed on the front of the smartphone.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic


BlackBerry Torch 9850: The 1230mAh Lithium-ion battery supports 7 hours of talk time and 320 hours of standby time.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The 1930mAh Lithium Polymer battery supports up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time.

Winner: Motorola Droid Bionic


BlackBerry Torch 9850: It costs $200 with a two-year service contract. Without an agreement, the smartphone will carry a $599.99 price tag.

Motorola Droid Bionic: The unlocked Droid Bionic is priced at $599.99. The locked smartphone is available for $299.99.

Winner: BlackBerry Torch 9850

The verdict:

Packed with a larger and better display, more RAM, dual cameras, and speedier internet browsing speed, Motorola Droid Bionic is a better alternative to BlackBerry Torch 9850.

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