Samsung Droid Charge
Phone Scoop Review
May 1, 2011 by Eric M. Zeman
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? read review ›
Expected much more...
Considering the price of this phone and the fact that it is supposedly a high-end phone, I was very disappointed. After having the phone for a few days I will be returning it to Best Buy. My assessment is as follows:
-Sound from the speakerphone
-Feels very cheap (especially when compared to the thunderbolt).
-Lousy call quality
-Unimpressive data speends (Ilive in a 3G area).
I bought the phone because of the Super-Amoled screen and the fact that it works on Verizon's LTE network. Sadly, those two factors were not enough.
After a week, I couldn't wait to return this dud.
Super Amoled Screen
Construction is of cheap-cheap plastic
Buttons on the phone were at time not responsive
Buttons were also cheap which makes me question whether it would last a year.
So much bloatware on the phone that the phone is laggy at times and slow to respond.
Here is one key factor that I considered seriously before I took the phone back. For those who are interested, samsung has the worst record in providing updates for their phone. You could be waiting for years for your updates like I did, and that too me was just not going to cut it in today's market.
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Love the audio and the screen. I have had zero problems with losing 4g anywhere here in Jacksonville Fl.
Decided last month to get a smartphone. The learning curve is simple, just need to invest a little time. There is 4G in my area of Florida. I moved from an LG env touch VX1100 I believe. Living in the city, never had reception problems with verizon. As soon as I got the charge, the most popular word in my conversations was what? You cant do a *228 cause of the 4g and Verizon couldn't help me, so back it went. The voice recognition got worse instead of better with the recognition app voice search. If it didnt get it right the first time, it just got worse. But that is more of an operating system problem I think. I have very large fingers so going back to the screen keyboard is impossible. I rely on voice recognition if no keyboard is available. I believe the Bionic will be released soon and it has an upgrade to fix that issue. As for battery life, show me a smartphone that has a good one. The trick is to turn off what you arent using while you aren't using it.