The geeks go through an overview of the new Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon and give their first impressions of the device!
Hey guys, Julian with Accessory Geeks.com here with the Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon Wireless and what we’re going to do is go through a hardware tour and go over some first impressions of the device so the charger is a very large device. It has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus Touch Screen Display at 480 x 800 Resolution. On the front you have a 1.3 MegaPixel Front Facing Camera, your Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor and on the bottom you actually have physical Android keys which have a nice tactile response so it’s a very welcoming condition compared to all the Android devices that have gone to capacitive bends.
On the right side you have a power and lock switch and an HDMI port. On the left you have your volume rocker and a micro USB charging port. At the top you have your 3-1/2 mm headphone jack and what looks to be a second noise canceling microphone. On the back you have an 8 MegaPixel camera with 720 p video recording and a LED flash. No kickstand here just your speaker grill. Overall the device is very light, it’s very Samsung GALAXYiesc in a sense that it is wrapped in plastic, a very light plastic so some people might not like it but the lightweight definitely makes it easier to carry and is pretty nice to hold in your hand.
So let’s look at the phone itself. So when you turn it on you’re greeted with the Super AMOLED Plus panel which has more sub pixels in each pixel so it gives it a more sharper display compared to the regular Super AMOLED panels and you have Samsung’s Touch Wiz 3.0 running over Android 2.2. So if you’re used to Touch wiz it’s the same as you seen on other phones but we’re going to go over some of the key features so your app drawer is a little different than stock Android. It’s lateral is growing kind like IOS instead a vertical scrolling.
You can edit your apps within here, you can move them around or you can delete third party apps. Other Touch Wiz features you have plain widget say you have a weather widget, use stocks you can add widgets such as the buddies now which gives you a scrolling contact widget and some daily briefings which gives you news at stocks and weather. Other features Samsung in the notification window shade bakes in a few radio buttons, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS mobile data and auto rotation. No 4G toggle from the notification window shade.
Other features are debility to move around your home screens or set your home screens to the default. Some of the key apps you have your phone of course which you can access your call logs, favorites and contacts. Text messaging, very similar to other TouchWiz phones with the speech bubbles gallery, stock Android Gallery with a 3D effect. Music player, you have your Samsung music player and those are the highlights of TouchWiz, it’s a nice overlay and has a lot of functionality but if you don’t like it this is Android so you can always customize it and you can play whatever launcher you want on top.
So this is a LTE phone and speeds have been pretty good, we can go to our AccessoryGeeks.com website and browse around. Of course you’re taken to our wonderful mobile site first and pages load pretty quickly and it’s done. Scrolling is pretty smooth, this has a 1 gigahertz humming bird processor like the other galaxy phones but it’s quite capable, I haven’t seen any lag on this phone yet and the Super AMOLED plus panel definitely looks nice, you can kind of tell when you zoom in on text and then look it up close it’s a lot more crisp than the other Galaxy devices.
Oh and finally the camera, you have your Samsung camera overlay which is very useful and you can easily toggle to the front facing camera as you see here. So it’s a pretty solid device. It is pretty expensive on contracts $299 with to your contract so that might drive some people away but as of now this is probably the best LTE device on Verizon. You have great LTE speeds as we’ll see another video. You have an incredibly beautiful display, you have a front facing camera, you have a very light thin device and you have some really good battery life compared to the thunderbolt.
We’ve had a thunderbolt here and so far the droid charge is getting about 2 hours or so more usage out of it so we’re pretty impressed by the device. So that’s it for this video, stay tune for some more test and videos and remember that you got it from a geek.