Droid Charge: Newest member of Verizon 4G LTE stable of phones

Summary:The Drioid Charge is the first phone made by Samsung for the Verizon Droid line, and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that may be the best I've ever seen on a phone. Take this tour around the Charge.

Today the UPS guy dropped off the latest phone in the Verizon Droid line of Android handsets-- the Droid Charge. The Charge is the first phone made by Samsung bearing the Droid moniker, and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that may be the best I've ever seen on a phone. That includes the famous Retina Display on the iPhone 4.

Unfortunately the Verizon 4G (LTE) network is in the middle of a nationwide outage, so I haven't been able to do much with the Droid Charge due to a lack of connectivity. These brief observations will have to tide you over for now, along with a tour of the Charge presented in photos. The photos include some shots showing the Charge side-by-side with the other Verizon 4G phone, the HTC Thunderbolt.

Check out the Droid Charge photo gallery


Image Gallery: Droid Charge 4G and 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display
Image Gallery: Charge
Image Gallery: Charge

Likes:
  • Light weight due to the plastic construction
  • Beautiful display
  • Fast operation

Dislikes:

  • Four control buttons too close to bottom edge of phone
  • Back of phone is slippery

Topics: Verizon, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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