The Samsung Droid Charge 4G Android handset arrived on May 16 of this year as one of the first phones to support Verizon’s 4G LTE mobile broadband network. Recently, in the face of multiple releases by their competition of second generation 4G devices, Verizon lowered the price of the Samsung Droid Charged to one penny with a two-year activation, joining the Pantech Breakout, LG Revolution and HTC Thunderbolt as first-generation 4G Android smartphone at that one penny retail price on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. At the time of its release, the Samsung Droid Charged was one of the most powerful handsets ever built, and the complete specs are listed below.
Physically, the Samsung Droid Charge looks pretty much like every other major 4G handset. It is black, with a rectangular slab form factor, and multitouch capacitive 4.3 inch touchscreen using Samsung’s own Super AMOLED Plus display technology. The resolution comes in at 480 x 800 pixels, and light and proximity sensors are built into the display. As far as dimensions, it is average in size and weight, measuring 5.11 x 2.66 x 0.46 inches (130 x 68 x 12 mm) and weighing 5.04 oz (143 g). Buy the Samsung Droid Charge 4G for only $.01 for brand new customers with recent price drop.
A rear facing 8.0 megapixel camera joins a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam that also offers video calls. That rear facing camera records in 720P HD, and provides dual LED flash and auto focus features. The processor Samsung employs in the Droid Charge is a single core 1.0 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird, and while Android’s Froyo 2.2 operating system is present, a recent free over the air upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.4 is supposed to be out any day now. There is an unofficial update that requires you to root your Droid Charge, which voids the warranty – so we recommend waiting for the official one to come out..
As far as apps and preloaded software is concerned, video and audio players are present, as well as a proprietary YouTube player for that site’s videos, Picasa and Twitter, MySpace and Facebook apps are preloaded, and HTML web browsing and the Adobe Flash media player are both supported. Video out is available through DLNA and HDMI technology, microSD and microUSB ports are present, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are offered. The Samsung Droid charge is exclusive to the Verizon 4G LTE network.