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
Summary: It's not the prettiest or most advanced smartphone, but the Samsung Droid Charge takes advantage of Verizon's great 4G data speeds, while offering decent battery life.
Pros: The Samsung Droid Charge has a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus touch screen. Verizon's 4G LTE data speeds are superfast, and the smartphone offers longer battery life than the HTC ThunderBolt. Call quality and camera quality are also good.
Cons: The Droid Charge is large. It's also pricey, especially considering it doesn't have some of the latest features, like a dual-core processor.