Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

Summary: Verizon has used the Droid line of Android phones to grow its network, and is continuing the trend with the launch of the Droid Charge.

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Verizon has used the Droid line of Android phones to expand its customer base, and is continuing the trend with the launch of the Droid Charge. The Charge brings several firsts in the form of a thin smartphone. It is the first phone produced by Samsung for the Verizon Droid line of handsets. It is the first handset for Samsung to sport a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Even though the Charge follows the popular HTC Thunderbolt also running Android, Verizon is touting the Charge as the first Droid phone sporting 4G (LTE) connectivity.

The Droid Charge will be available in Verizon stores on April 28th. The superphone adds an 8MP camera to the 4G connectivity and large screen. It will cost $299 for purchase with a two-year contract with Verizon that requires a 4G data plan. I have one of these bad boys on the way and will give you a good look at the Droid Charge with LTE.

Topics: Networking, Telcos, Verizon

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  • RE: Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

    $300 sounds like way too much but man does that Super AMOLED Plus screen look like it's going to be awesome. I definitely want to see one of these in person.
    StupidTechZealots-23432415690276115908309621553360
  • RE: Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

    I can't speak for these phones but Samsung really has done a great job with the Android Front End! The flexibility of the Touchwiz UI is 2nd to none in my opinion and yet I stick with HTC because of failed Samsung Products in the past.

    Also, in my opinion the Super Amoled Displays are the best out there bar none! Viewing Angle, Black Level, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast, you name it and there's nothing that competes with it (iPhone 4 Display included).
    slickjim
  • What about wireless charging?

    It seems to me the name should include the first built in wireless charging. Why not? After it's the Charge. I'm hoping to review one on MySmartPhoneStuff
    MySmartPhoneStuff
  • most important question

    how long will the charge hold a charge? 4G = minimal battery life? or are they getting better?
    hupjack
  • RE: Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

    FYI - the Thunderbolt is also an LTE / 4G device, so the Charge isn't the first Droid phone on the VZW network to support 4G connectivity. But aside from that, thanks for the write up. I still have not seen anyone confirm if it indeed has an HDMI output. That is what I am waiting for.
    cobb_cruiser
  • RE: Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

    Yeah why are you saying that this is the first verizon phone to "sport" aka run 4G LTE? When clearly the Thunderbolt was the first Verizon 4G LTE phone... This phone has hardly been marketed at all!
    RedCedarGruff
    • RE: Droid Charge bringing firsts to the Verizon network

      @RedCedarGruff

      Oh I see now its the first to have the "DROID" tag name in the actual phone title...
      RedCedarGruff