Samsung Droid Charge

AKA: Samsung 4G LTE smartphone, Samsung SCH-i520, Samsung Inspiration, Samsung Galaxy S Aviator
8/10 AVG.
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 15 reviews

The Samsung Droid Charge is a 4G LTE smartphone that comes packed with features including a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus screen, a camera that can also shoot HD video, and super fast 4G Internet speeds.

When you first pick up the Droid Charge, the screen immediately stands out. It is large, bright, and has stunning colors, making it one of the best screens on any phone. Even with the big screen, the phone is thin and light, easily fitting in a pocket without any hassle.

The hardware included in the Droid Charge is no slouch either. Under the hood is a 1GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, making this phone one of the quickest out there. The Charge also comes with a 32GB micro SD card which gives you plenty of room for any applications you want to download.

Being a Droid phone, the Charge runs the Android operating system. Unfortunately, it ships with Android 2.2 which feels old and outdated compared to newer releases. Samsung's TouchWiz user interface doesn't come close to other options such as HTC's Sense interface. There are also many applications that come installed on the phone that do very little other than take up space and slow the Charge down.

Another drawback to the Charge is the virtual keyboard. While this works fine on many phones out there, the Charge is not one of them. The keys, especially the space bar, are placed in awkward positions and it is easy to hit the wrong key. Battery life is also not very good at all, but can be improved by turning off the 4G function when you are not using it.

Despite the drawbacks, the Samsung Droid Charge is a strong performer in an ever-growing market of 4G phones.

Need to Know: Samsung Droid Charge

1. The Super AMOLED Plus screen is awesome. (The Good)

2. 4G speeds make surfing the Internet better than ever before on a phone. (The Good)

3. The virtual keyboard is clunky to use and needs improvement. (The Bad)

4. The user interface and use of Android 2.2 instead of a newer version is disappointing. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The Samsung Droid Charge's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Samsung Hummingbird 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
828 MB

Internal memory is 828 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 11.5 days standby time, 660 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

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140

Samsung Droid Charge SCH-I510 -2GB- Black (Verizon) 4G LTE Smartphone Cell Phone

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140

NEW IN BOX SAMSUNG DROID CHARGE SCH i510 BLACK VERIZON SMARTPHONE

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140

Black Samsung Droid Charge i510 Smartphone for Verizon (X1)

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 15 reviews

The Samsung Droid Charge is a 4G LTE smartphone that comes packed with features including a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus screen, a camera that can also shoot HD video, and super fast 4G Internet speeds.

When you first pick up the Droid Charge, the screen immediately stands out. It is large, bright, and has stunning colors, making it one of the best screens on any phone. Even with the big screen, the phone is thin and light, easily fitting in a pocket without any hassle.

The hardware included in the Droid Charge is no slouch either. Under the hood is a 1GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, making this phone one of the quickest out there. The Charge also comes with a 32GB micro SD card which gives you plenty of room for any applications you want to download.

Being a Droid phone, the Charge runs the Android operating system. Unfortunately, it ships with Android 2.2 which feels old and outdated compared to newer releases. Samsung's TouchWiz user interface doesn't come close to other options such as HTC's Sense interface. There are also many applications that come installed on the phone that do very little other than take up space and slow the Charge down.

Another drawback to the Charge is the virtual keyboard. While this works fine on many phones out there, the Charge is not one of them. The keys, especially the space bar, are placed in awkward positions and it is easy to hit the wrong key. Battery life is also not very good at all, but can be improved by turning off the 4G function when you are not using it.

Despite the drawbacks, the Samsung Droid Charge is a strong performer in an ever-growing market of 4G phones.

Need to Know: Samsung Droid Charge

1. The Super AMOLED Plus screen is awesome. (The Good)

2. 4G speeds make surfing the Internet better than ever before on a phone. (The Good)

3. The virtual keyboard is clunky to use and needs improvement. (The Bad)

4. The user interface and use of Android 2.2 instead of a newer version is disappointing. (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

Vibrant screen, solid 8-megapixel camera, and an attractive build quality

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

If you're perplexed by the $199.99 Samsung Galaxy S Aviator and where it fits into U.S. Cellular's roster of smartphones, you're not alone. The device features a great screen and everything users need for a basic Android experience and 4G LTE data where you can find it. Yet, its sluggish performance... More

  6/10

The Samsung Droid Charge will give you quick speeds, high-quality pictures and a crisp display

from Top Ten Reviews (over 2 years ago)

The Droid Charge touch phone runs on the 4G network. It has an 8MP camera with an LED flash. The Droid Charge also comes with 32GB of expandable memory. It has a single-core processor and uses the Android 2.2 operating system. The display on this smartphone uses Super AMOLED Plus. The phone may be slightly... More

  6/10

Great battery life, high-resolution and bright display

from Pocketables (over 3 years ago)

The Samsung Droid Charge could've been an absolutely killer piece of Verizon hardware if it didn't suffer from this Android-variant of BSOD. The performance was definitely more than acceptable, and had some very great battery life. It wasn't too heavy, and it always had consistently good signal strength.... More

Fast 4G data speeds, fantastic display screen, fantastic display screen

from Hardware Secrets (over 3 years ago)

The Samsung Droid Charge has the best display that we’ve seen on a mobile phone. We found it even superior to the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. The screen is crisp and clear. Colors pop and details are a delight to the eye. Combine that with a good solid design, very good call quality, excellent cameras,... More

If you want in on the carrier’s blazing fast data now, the DROID Charge is your best bet

from BGR (over 3 years ago)

If you’re looking for 4G speeds, the Samsung DROID Charge is the phone to beat — but you’ll need deep pockets. Sure, I’d take HTC’s Sense user interface over TouchWiz any day, but the DROID Charge offers a few things HTC’s ThunderBolt doesn’t, namely a... More

The DROID Charge may be a very nice phone

from MobileBurn (over 3 years ago)

The Samsung DROID Charge is the second 4G LTE capable smartphone to hit Verizon Wireless, following the HTC ThunderBolt. It features a lot of the same attributes of the ThunderBolt; a 4.3-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and of course that 4G connectivity. Is the Charge something... More

  7/10

The Droid Charge doesn't measure up to the Thunderbolt

from InfoSync (over 3 years ago)

The choice should seem obvious at this point. We have two phones diverged in a wood—the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge. The Thunderbolt has the better Sense interface, more out-of-box storage, and a kickstand. The Charge has its Super AMOLED+ screen, and that's about it. Our vote... More

  9/10

The plastic design is the only real dissapointment, everything else is surprisingly impressive

from Engadget (over 3 years ago)

The Droid Charge is a total sleeper. We'll be perfectly honest that we weren't expecting to be wowed but, well, we're certainly impressed. In terms of performance it's more or less on par with the recently-released Thunderbolt, but battery life is far superior and, while the Super AMOLED Plus display... More

  8/10

It has both the best camera and the best screen

from Phandroid (over 3 years ago)

I was prepared for an average device when I started using the DROID Charge but what I experienced blew me away. In my opinion, the DROID Charge will launch as the phone with both the best camera and the best screen (Super AMOLED Plus), with 4G connectivity to boot. These facts alone mean I can confidently... More

You're going to enjoy this phone as long as you are comfortable with its few drawbacks

from Phone Scoop (over 3 years ago)

The Samsung Droid Charge has a lot going for it. It is a good looking phone, despite its hulking shape. The 4.3 Super AMOLED display is outrageously awesome. It puts every other smartphone display to shame. As for the basics, the Charge handles Verizon's 3G network with no problem. It digs itself in... More

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