The Samsung Droid Charge has the best display that we’ve seen on a mobile phone. We found it even superior to the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. The screen is crisp and clear. Colors pop and details are a delight to the eye. Combine that with a good solid design, very good call quality, excellent cameras, and the speed of the Verizon 4G LTE network and this is definitely a smartphone worth considering.
The plastic casing may be a turn-off to some, but it does make the phone a little lighter than similarly-sized competitors. While we would prefer a vanilla Android experience, the TouchWiz interface has some good features.
The entire Droid Charge experience is marred only by a questionable battery life and the single core processor which does
produce some lags. When compared to the HTC Thunderbolt, the Thunderbolt bests the Droid Charge with slightly better battery life and better performance, plus a more quality build.
The USD 300 price tag is also a little high, since the Thunderbolt is currently selling for USD 250. If you decide to purchase a Droid Charge, you might want to check out retailers other than Verizon. As we write this, both Amazon and Wal-Mart are selling the Droid Charge online for less than Verizon’s price.
- Fast 4G data speeds
- Simultaneous voice and data in 4G
- Fantastic display screen
- Very good camera
- HDMI port
- Ample storage
- Instructional videos on phone
- Good virtual keyboard with Swype
- Plastic housing
- Fair battery life
- Performance lags
- Battery drains quickly in standby