Which LTE smartphone to buy?
0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2011, 08:07 posted on
So you're in store for speed and you've heard about Verizon's blazing fast 4G LTE network, but with a couple of very similar phones out there you might wonder which one is right for you…
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1. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
none of the them!!!!!!!!!!
TB, plaqued with reboots/horrible battery life/spotty 4G coverage everywhere I have gone that supposed to have 4G.
Droid Charge, is a overpriced $299.00 Fascinate that adds LTE. Will probably be stuck on 2.2 for the next two years of your upgrade.
LG Revolution is a brick, with Bing. Very huge phone. Has LG Dare look alike buttons on the side.
4. cthunder (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
Haha, That's exactly how I feel. Verizon really dropped the ball this time around.
2. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Hmm... I didnt know that the samsung charge ran the optimus UI and the revolution ran touchwiz... Hmm
3. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
I don't get how they say the Revolution is thinner than the Thunderbolt? even if it is only 1 mm, I just put them side by side and they are the exact thickness. No matter, but I have had substantial amount of time to play with all 3 of these and hands down the Thunderbolt wins. The Charge has a pretty screen and slightly better battery life, but it has TouchWiz which boring and glitchy. I love Sense UI, and the fact that the T-bolt has the most RAM makes it a done deal, not contest for me. Battery life isn't a huge concern for me, I am often near a charger, and every smartphone I have ever owned, I have had at least a spare battery if not 2 or 3 spares.
5. John (unregistered)
NOT SURE IF ANYONE NOTICED BUT SOME OF THE SPECS ON THE SNAPSHOT ARE WRONG.. FIRST OF ALL, THE DROID CHARGE HAS 8 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA NOT A FIVE, AND IT HAS TOUCHWIZ NOT OPTIMUS.. THAT IS LGs INTERFACE.. SAME FOR REVOLUTION OPTIMUS NOT TOUCH WIZ.. ANYWAYS.. REVOLUTION COMES WITH A 1400mah BATTERY NOT A 1500mah.. I OWN BOTH THE TB AND REVOLUTION AND I GET WAY BETTER BATTERY LIFE ON MY REVOLUTION.. BOTH UNPLUGGED AT 9AM BY 7PM I FIND MYSELF SWAPING SIM CARDS. AND REVOLUTION STILL AT 60%.. DESPITE EVERYTHING BEING TURNED OFF ON MY TBOLT. MY REVOLUTION HAS EVERYTHING ON.. GMAIL SYNC, YAHOO, FACEBOOK, WEATHER.. WAY BETTER BATTERY LIFE..
IM GUESSING PHONE ARENA HAS AN EARLIER MODEL WITH A DIFFERENT BATTERY.. SO THEIR EXPERIENCE IS DIFFERENT..
10. Victor.H (Posts: 592; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Hey, John, thanks for your comment and excuse our inaccuracy in listing the specifications. We've corrected the table to match the reality of things when it comes to the UI and camera of the Droid Charge. We're glad to hear that you're happy with the battery life of your LG Revolution, but unfortunately we still find it disappointing on our handset despite the fact that we could confirm that it's a 1500mAh unit.
6. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
The Samsung Charge is the best one out by far. The 4G in Los Angeles is amazing, it doesn't go down like all the reports that have been out and it's faster that my cable internet which is really impressive.
7. jacky_luvsjrod (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 May 2010)
Hmm I have at&t right now an atrix. I live in los Angeles and believe it or not I never have dropped calls with att service in La. But I admit atts data network is not the greatest. Half of the time well more like 75% of the time its 3G network craps out and I have to use edge which is slower but works better than 3G. And honestly I'm getting tired of that. I wanna switch to Verizon cuz La already has verizons Lte which I heard is super fast but I dnt know I like the droid charge but at the same time I want a dual core phone so maybe I'm just gonna wait till Verizon gets a 4G dual core phone.
8. smalltank (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 May 2011)
LG has 512mb ram..great camera n flash..this phone is between a TB/SC..great phone!!..still waiting for GB
9. paulyyd (Posts: 337; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
how about the 4g enabled iPhone coming in 2012 0.o