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Jun 2, 2011, 12:12 PM

Inconsistant Signal

I just got my Charge yesterday and have noticed that it's signal is very inconsistant. I have it sitting next to my Droid X, a Incredible 2, and a Droid 2 Global.

My Charge shows 0-2 bars of 3G.

The rest of them all show 3-4 bars of 3G.

Speedtest-wise. The Charge gets at best 1 mb down and .8 mb up.

The rest 1.5 - 1.7 up and 1.1 down.

This is very odd. Any experince this or have any sugguestions why such poor performance?

Also I am literally within 200 feet of a verizon tower.
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May 20, 2011, 9:53 PM

suggestions / Help

Any thoughts or is there anything coming soon to help on battery ?

I love the phone. speed is amazing. battery is killing me.
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May 3, 2011, 11:38 PM

Got mine today!

So far so good. Picked it up today at a BB in Southern California. They had a BUNCH in the cabinet.

Almost had it yesterday (5/2) but someone walked by and told the salesperson that it wasn't going to be released until today (5/3). So I went back this morning.

Haven't really had a chance to play with it yet, letting battery get a full charge, no pun intended.
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May 18, 2011, 1:18 AM

Droid Charge

1)Can someone clarify for me mobile broadband capable says N/A on Charge Yes on Thunderbolt

2) Charge 32 GB Pre-Installed / 2 GB onboard
Thunderbolt 8GB eMMC - 768 MB RAM are both on board memory?
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May 14, 2011, 5:11 PM

Checked One Out at The Verizon Store Today

My 1st impressions are as great as I'd hoped.

The screen is the most vibrant I've ever seen, vivid colors and super sharp. Unfortunately, that's where my love for this device begins and ends. I couldn't help but notice the lag in response to swiping the screen with my thumb and index finger to make images bigger or smaller. One moment, a second, another moment, 3 seconds. Not acceptable for such a device. Perhaps they'll straighten this flaw out with an upgrade. but for now that puts this device on a do not buy list for me.

Meanwhile, the response to the same finger swipes on the HTC Incredible and the iPhone are instantaneous, like they're supposed to be.
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May 17, 2011, 4:55 PM

Has anyone bought a new 'CHARGE" yet?

I really would like to get one, but I do not want to make a move without feedback. Apparently by looking at the non-exist ant reviews, this phone is stale.

May 9, 2011, 8:19 PM

First Impressions. Maybe a little early............

Display is awesome. 4G is Awesome. Size and weight are really good, but I don't have small hands. Battery seems fine, depending on how I've used it.

OK. Now some things that bug me.
First, the start up procedure is sloooow.
Why does it have to rescan the SD card every time it starts. From the first Samsung splash screen, until the phone is usable, I'm going to put it at somewhere near a minute, maybe a little over.

Second, GPS is almost non-functional. Maybe it's the handset I have, but it takes at least two minutes to get a GPS signal. My old Droid X lock on and is ready to go in mere seconds. I placed both phones next to each other in the backyard, and the difference was remarkable.

Third, sounds. When the phone is ...

Apr 29, 2011, 10:18 AM

Is The Droid Charge a Slug?

There are a variety of benchmarks showing up on YouTube.

-On the Quandrant, which covers a variety of calculations and graphics, it is showing up at just over half the performance of the HTC Thunderbolt or the 3G Incredible 2. The number are about 2500 for a dual core Atrix, 1800 for the Thunderbolt, and 1000 for the Droid Charge.

-Mflops are less than half also

-Another test by PCWorld showed battery life to be WORSE than the Thunderbolt running the same load (it was tested playing movies over LTE) even though it has a bigger battery and the advertised 'up to' number is much higher

-MobileTechReview found the voice reception to be worse, and both MobileTechReview and PCWorld found the sound quality of both mic and speakers to b...
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May 1, 2011, 9:46 AM

Delayed Until at Least May 8th

I keep hearing ads on the radio with Verizon pushing this phone's predecessor, the Samsung Fascinate coming with a $50 mail in rebate until May 8th.

One can only conclude from this that Verizon is trying to unload their Fascinate inventory because once this phone comes out, no one will want a Fascinate any longer.
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Feb 5, 2011, 9:36 AM

Release Date? Data package? price?

What Is the release date for this phone?

I travel in and out of verizon's 4G Area so it wil have to work in 3G also. Does it?

Data package the same price? Unlimited for 29.99$ a month?

Up grade pricing? I know the iphone 64g was 300$ for upgrade price. But the iphone 32 was 200$.

If verizon is going to start "throttling" various users/customers for using "large" quanitys of data who cares to buy a new phone that you can do more on? Verizon well just "throttle" them for using the phone for what it was meant for.

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Mar 22, 2011, 12:23 AM

Will This Phone Support Netflix?

It is a DRM issue. iPhone and Windows Mobile support it. The LG Revolution a new version Qualcomm Snapdragon, still based on the A8 Cortex, was shown with Netflix.

However Samsung is using Samsung's own Humminbird version of the A8 Cortex. As you would expect from a video company vs. a datacomm company, Samsung's version has had better graphics. Enough better that a v2.1 Hummingbird runs smoother than a v2.2 Snapdragon.

However, does the Hummingbird have the hardware for DRM? Did Samsung make the iPhone processors? The iPhone was the first to support Netflix.

The idea of watching movies on the train is attractive, although many of the classic movies I like are not on Netflix streaming service.
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Feb 12, 2011, 2:34 AM

No Hype for the Samsung 4G LTE???

I think this could really be a good phone. I love the screen but HTC Sense is better. It will have a better gaming processor too!
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Mar 13, 2011, 11:19 AM

Question / Concern

I like the specs on this phone except for the 828 MB internal storage. I had an at&t BB Bold, that had limited storage, which limited the number of apps I could download. Will apps run from the memory card?
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Jan 18, 2011, 5:39 PM

what makes this a must get phone?

aside from 4G and a front facing camera....why should we get this phone? If it does come with Touch Wiz, and not stock Android, we'll be in the same boat as we are now with the Fascinate...stuck on the shipped OS.

If this is indeed supposed to be the Nexus S for Verizon, it should be vanilla Android, and thus get timely updates and not languish 2 versions behind....
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Mar 19, 2011, 4:02 AM

My Next Phone?

On 1st look, & if Apple wasn't in the cell phone business, I would w/o hesitation buy this phone. That said, I know only about 2% of relevant information on this device; & half of that is the manufacturer, which is most of what I go on. All that said, I still want VZW's iPhone 5, or 4G, or whatever they call their next Apple phone. But like I said, if there was no such thing as an iPhone, this would be my next phone; period.
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