The Main Hardware
When you turn this phone on, the first thing that you will notice is the spectacular display. The 4.3 inch, 480×800 pixel Super AMOLED Plus touch screen is protected by a slab of Gorilla Glass. The screen is absolutely gorgeous. The “Plus” Super AMOLED screen has 50 percent more subpixels than the original Super AMOLED touch screens, which creates denser colors and more clarity. Some may find the colors slightly oversaturated, but we loved the way they really popped off the screen. The Droid animation, part of which is shown in Figure 4, that displays when you turn the phone on will amaze you.
Samsung’s 50% extra sub-pixels also do a great job of smoothing out text and graphics. The screen has better outdoor visibility than most other smartphones that we’ve seen. In addition, it can easily be viewed from any angle.
This phone uses the Android 2.2 operating system. As you can also see in Figure 4, under the screen are the four typical Android buttons. Unlike some, these are physical buttons. They include Home, Menu, Back, and Search.
Figure 4 also shows the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera in the upper left corner.
On the left side of the Droid Charge, shown in Figure 5, you see a volume rocker and a Micro-USB port. In this figure, you can also see that there is a small bump on the back of the phone near the bottom.
The top of the phone, shown in Figure 6, shows the typical 3.5 mm headphone jack and a microphone hole.
On the right side of the Droid Charge is a mini-HDMI port and the on/off switch, shown in Figure 7.