This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Samsung Droid Charge (Verizon Wireless)

About Video Transcript

First Look: Samsung Droid Charge (Verizon Wireless)

2:19 /

It's not particularly pretty but the Samsung Droid Charge takes advantage of Verizon's great 4G data speeds, while offering better battery life than its competitor.

-Hey everyone, I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at cnet.com and I'm here to bring you first look at the Samsung Droid Charge. This is Verizon's second LTE smart phone after the HTC ThunderBolt. So, now you have more than one option if you're in the market for 4G phone from the carrier and having choices is always a good thing. The Droid Charge might grab your attention first because as you can see, it is a pretty big device and so it's a thunderbolt, but the charge os longer and lighter. I have small hands and I felt really awkward for me to hold the phone while on a call, so personally probably wouldn't be my first choice and I also wish they added a soft touch screens on back because it feels free to press. To Samsung's credit load, they kept it pretty late, so at least it's not big and heavy. The real reason to charge my catcher eye is the 4.3-inch super AMOLED plus touchscreen. It offers more clarity and better outer regular LED than Samsung's previous super AMOLED display, and shows off really rich and bright color. I was impressed at the sharpness from watching video clips and experience well to the iPhone retina display. Smart phone features are pretty standard on today's high end devices. Comes preloaded with a number of apps including sync-free Apple fleet, Amazon Kindle app, and Samsung's media hub video store. There's also an 8-megapixel camera on back and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for video calls, like I said all pretty standard, but luckily Droid Charge has 4G capability to help extend out from the rest. Just like the Thunderbolt, we experienced some really fast data speed on the smart phone, costume [unk] and browsing the web with [unk]. It can also be used as a mobile hotspot and we hooked it to relapse this morning, and downloading the 14 track album in just a couple of minutes. Even better, battery life isn't horrible, I still needed to charge the phone at another day, but at least you are worried about having finding outlet by mid afternoon like I did with the HTC Thunderbolt. Pricey, I think Droid Charge is a bit overpriced at 2000 dollars on contract. Specially since it doesn't have the dual core processor anything like that, but if battery life is at top of the priority list, then I would say the Droid Charge is the better choice. I'm bonnie Cha

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video