Excerpt: Critics are generally impressed with the Samsung Droid Charge, which comes "loaded with all the trimmings you could ask for," says Todd Haselton of BGR.com. Reviewers rate it highly for its brilliant 4.3-inch touch screen, fast 4G speeds, and high-quality camera and camcorder. Short battery life and older hardware may be a drawback for some customers, but the Charge still manages to beat out the HTC Thunderbolt (*Est. $150 with contract) in several performance tests.
Pros: Fast 4G web browsing and media streaming, Call quality, Vibrant, high-contrast display, High-quality photo and video output
Cons: Short battery life, Older hardware compared to recent smartphones
Summary: The Samsung Droid Charge could've been an absolutely killer piece of Verizon hardware if it didn't suffer from this Android-variant of BSOD. The performance was definitely more than acceptable, and had some very great battery life. It wasn't too heavy, and it always had consistently good signal strength. However, every aspect of the device that made me want it for my next phone was crushed when that first blue screen incident happened.
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: I have to admit that I like the Charge a lot. It’s thinner and lighter weight than the other 4G LTE handsets, and SAMOLED+ is both super contrasty and remedies my number one concern with AMOLED and SAMOLED by giving PenTile the axe. The phone has a lot going for it, and is an all around excellent performer both in throughput tests and application performance, minus the obtuse inclusion of RFS which brings it down in filesystem-centric benchmarks.
Conclusion: The Samsung DROID Charge is an incredibly good looking device that in our eyes is marred by a sub-par and hideous OS. With that said, we can’t solely base our final decisions off an “optimum experience” — rooting the device and installing a stock Android ROM. In that light, we’re not so sure we could use the Charge day in and day out. The hardware is certainly capable and the battery life pretty fantastic.
Conclusion: There are some drawbacks to the Droid Charge, but for those comparing it to Verizon’s other 4G phone, the HTC ThunderBolt, none of the downsides compare to its strong battery life. We wish it had a metal shell, dual-core processor, and more RAM, but where Samsung shines, it shines bright. Its Super AMOLED Plus screen is quite impressive and visible outdoors, and it has a particularly nice camera and audio.
Pros: 4G LTE speeds are blazing, 32GB MicroSD card included, Solid battery life for a 4G LTE device, Super AMOLED Plus screen is amazing, Autofocus camera works well
Excerpt: The Samsung Droid Charge is here and with it brings the second 4G LTE smartphone that Verizon Wireless has released on their network. There are some pros and cons with this device as there are with most smartphones and I will be sure to point them out to you in the review of this device. The Droid Charge is now available for $249.99 (with 2YR New Contract), but I have seen it for lower through different retailers online.
Samsung Droid Charge – Verizon’s follow up to the Thunderbolt – user review
12 May 2011
Conclusion: Conclusion The Droid Charge looks like an attractive package, though it’s a bit too expensive for the hardware and software features being offered. I think it’s intended for those who want a reliable Android smartphone that also looks stylish and distinguishable from the crowd – and that’s exactly what the Droid Charge does best.
Summary: The Samsung Droid Charge, is 4G LTE enabled phone for Verizon that was originally introduced back in January at CES. It’s going to feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with 480 x 800 resolution, a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera, LED flash, auto-focus, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.
Pros: Impressive Super AMOLED Plus display, Fast 4G LTE data speeds, Good call quality, 32GB memory card included, HDMI video port
Cons: Can drop to 3G when indoors, Video recording looks out of focus, Slippery plastic feel, No LED notification light, Large Flash sites will lock-up the web browser