Droid Charge Hardware Review (Video)

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In this video we go through the hardware of the new Droid Charge by Samsung running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Android 2.2 powered Droid Charge is utilizing hardware similar to what debuted with the Galaxy S line of yesteryear.

The Hummingbird processor is operating at 1GHz speed combined with 2GB of ROM and 512MB of RAM give a somewhat snappy feel. The newest innovation in Samsung screen technology, the 4.3 inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus, delivers clear and crisp images. While the difference is negligible to last year’s Super AMOLED, the newer Plus version is supposed to produce better colors, especially in high intensity lighting situations. For axillary memory the Droid Charge comes preinstalled with a 32GB class 2 micro SD card.

The 8MP rear camera, with single LED flash, captures still photos comparable to other smartphones with the same resolution. The rear camera is also able to record video at 720p HD. The front facing 1.3MP camera will work well for video chat and is a nice improvement over the VGA resolution of previous Samsung models.

The ports include a micro USB 2.0, for both charging and syncing, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro HDMI which is capable of broadcasting up to 720p HD. The Droid Charge has two microphones for noise cancellation speakerphone. A proximity, light, accelerometer, and digital compass give the Droid Charge perspective to the user and it’s relation to the surrounding. The radios keeping the Droid Charge connected include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, assisted GPS, CDMA 800/1900/2000, and LTE 700. The battery is a 1600mAh lithium-ion that will keep everything “Charged” for around 660 minutes of usage and 280 hours of standby.

Stay tuned for the software and final review. If it was missed check out the unboxing of the Droid Charge. The Droid Charge by Samsung is available from Verizon now for $299 with a qualifying 2 year agreement.

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