Review: Samsung Droid Charge
Verizon's second Long Term Evolution 4G phone, the Samsung Droid Charge, is a huge, spaceship-sized device that represents all the promise of things to come. Does it fulfill those promises?
The Samsung Droid Charge is the newest LTE smartphone to join Verizon's small-but-growing lineup of 4G devices. If the latest-and-greatest hardware is all you care about, the Charge makes an obvious and compelling choice. But there are drawbacks.
Testing use results
The 4G LTE coverage in the greater Seattle area has been solid. The only spot I have lost a data signal was in a tunnel that also caused my other phone to lose connection. Even here, the coverage was quickly restored to 1G and then seemlessly switched to LTE. I have had no problems with phone reception, as another user mentioned. I took it on a train trip through an area with no 4G coverage, and it did fine with the 1G and 3G networks.
The only two immediate issues that I have found with the phone are the battery life and quality of the phone voice. The speakerphone, which I use often, is distorted. Also people have...
Very poor reception
Download speeds with my droid x about 1.4-1.5 meg. With the charge 400-500k max.
What is up with this?
A Bit Disappointing
The inability to switch back to 4G would be a dramatic problem, one not reported for the HTC Thunderbolt. As 4G rolls out the ability to be agile switching between networks would be essential.
Out of th...