Things move quickly in the technology marketplace, and the Samsung Droid Charge 4G Android phone released for the blazing Verizon Wireless LTE 4G network is certainly one of them. With a large single core processor, big screen and feature set indicative of mobile 4G handsets costing much more than the $69 price tag it carries, the Samsung Droid Charge 4G is definitely priced attractively comparative to similarly featured 4G smartphones.
With most every 4G smartphone sporting a dual core processor, for Samsung to release their Droid Charge 4G phone with a single core processor appears at first glance to be substandard. However, the cortex 88 Hummingbird 1 GHz single core chip in the Samsung Droid Charge joins 512 MB of RAM to overperform its numbers. Tested independently as one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones, much of the reason this single core chip responds so well is because of the fast Verizon LTE 4G network that the Samsung Droid Charge enjoys.
New customers can buy the Samsung Droid Charge 4G for only $69 while the existing customers who are eligible for upgrade can grab one for $119.
Verizon’s LTE 4G network has also been tested independently by PCWorld magazine, and turned in the fastest speed ever recorded by any wireless broadband system. When you factor in Verizon’s legendary reliability, you realize the Samsung Droid Charge benefits from one of the best, if not the best, wireless networks available.
Running the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, with a free over the air upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung Droid Charge owners have instant access to over 200,000 apps and games via the Android Market. Android OS integration also means full Adobe Flash player support, for excellent rendering of graphics and video on the World Wide Web. Rear facing 8 megapixel camera, forward facing 1.3 megapixel video chat cam, micro-USB and a micro-SD slots, HDMI and DLNA connectivity, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide multimedia options and productivity limited only to one’s imagination. Compared to other 4G phones, this is a very standard feature set. However, factoring in the $69 price tag that is up to $200 less than smartphones with similar features, the Samsung Droid Charge is definitely an above average 4G value as well as 4G performer.