Samsung Droid Charge Smartphone Review

Posted: June 16, 2011
Samsung Droid Charge Smartphone Review

Samsung's Droid Charge smartphone offers both 4G connectivity and a super slim design. Thrown in a 4.3" super AMOLED screen, dual cameras and a $180 price, the Charge could be the top choice. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira review the phone for its official rating.

What You Need to Know

  • The Droid Charge feels about the same as the other Android phones we've had on this week, which is pretty light and thin, but it might feel kind of cheap
  • This phone works a lot like yesterday's Samsung Infuse, because it's also made by Samsung
  • It's the same version of Android 2.2
  • It has most of the same preinstalled apps. Including their new Samsung Media Hub, which has a very iTunes-like selection of movies and TV shows to rent or buy
  • There are some notable differences; the Infuse was AT&T and this one is on Verizon
  • This phone has hardware buttons for navigation and yesterday's phone had a 1.2 GHz processor
  • This one is slightly less powerful at 1 GHz but handles processor intensive games pretty well
  • The cameras on the phone is pretty good
  • Pictures were well exposed and colors were nicely saturated; we did have some soft focus issues in low light and The LED flash is bright, but not very flattering
  • The screen has the same bright super AMOLED screen, though this one is a hair smaller at 4.3”
  • We used the speed test app and clocked some blazing fast download speeds; it averaged around 15 mbps, but we saw speeds as high as 32 mbps
  • I recommend you check that there is good 4G LTE coverage in your area before you sign up


  • $180 with a contract on Amazon Wireless

Overall Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The Droid Charge isn't the fastest Android phone on the market, but it's well-designed and the 4G service is outstanding

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Comments are Closed

  • Unlucki

    I live about 10 minutes away from Holiday, FL. It is a crap city. Seriously. The whole county it's in is pretty lame. More elderly people and rednecks than any other county in Florida.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 3:38 AM
  • darkspectre

    The Samsung Infuse 4G is 1.2 GHz processor, but The Samsung Droid Charge has only 1.2 GHz. Is this difference noticeable when running several apps simultaneously?

    Posted: June 24, 2011 11:28 AM
  • 29inVEGAS

    the game is Cordy

    Posted: June 18, 2011 5:26 PM
  • MikeyLikesIt0023

    Anyone know what the game is at 2:38?

    Posted: June 17, 2011 10:12 AM