Next on our TechGuySmartBuy review list is the Samsung Droid Charge, the second 4G LTE for Verizon. The Droid Charge is offering an alternative to the HTC ThunderBolt with a 4.3inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen w/ 800 x 480 resolution, powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, running Android 2.2 w/ TouchWiz UI, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of internal storage + 32GB microSD card included, 1.3MP front-facing & 8MP rear-facing camera w/ 720p HD video capture, DLNA/Bluetooth/Wi-Fi support, and mobile hotspot up to 10 devices on 4G/ 5 devices on 3G. Is the Charge any competition for the ThunderBolt, let’s weigh in below.
Key Differences Between The Charge And The ThunderBolt
At first grasp of the Charge vs. The ThunderBolt, you notice that the ThunderBolt has a more solid, premium built but the Charge isn’t a cheaply constructed device either. The Charge has a plastic-based build that is reminiscent of the Nexus S in the back of the device with an original design style in the front with a silver bezel. The Charge is about an ounce lighter than the TBolt. One can truly appreciate the weight difference when you are armed with a smartphone with 4.3inch screen yet doesn’t feel like it.
At first glance between the two LTE devices, the display on the Charge will make any ThunderBolt owner completely jealous. The Super AMOLED Plus display offers bright & sharp colors and on a 4.3inch screen, makes anything viewed on it quite a visual treat. And in case you thought it was the same AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S devices (Captivate, Epic 4G, Fascinate, & Vibrant), think again. This is definitely the new and improved version of it and it definitely rivals Apple’s Retina Display as you’re gonna wish every phone had this type of screen.