Do you remember the Samsung Droid Charge?

In the history of the DROID brand, there have been several manufacturers that have used the name on mobile devices. Motorola, of course, is the most famous since it has made the most DROID branded products, and continues to do so to this day. HTC was an early DROID producer with the HTC DROID Eris and the HTC DROID Incredible. One company often overlooked is Samsung. In 2011, the company released the Samsung DROID Charge for Verizon, which has an exclusive on DROID devices in the U.S.

The DROID Charge carried a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with a 480 x 800 resolution. Powering the phone was the Exynos 3 chipset with a single-core 1GHz CPU and the PowerVR SGX540 GPU. 2GB of native storage was inside with a 32GB capacity microSD slot for those who needed additional storage. The rear-facing camera was 8MP and a 1.3MP selfie snapper was also on board. A user replaceable (!!!) 1,600mAh battery kept the lights on. Android 2.2 was pre-installed and the device was updated to Android 2.3.

The DROID Charge was Verizon's second handset to offer 4G LTE connectivity after the HTC ThunderBolt. At a time when most handsets were priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract, the Droid Charge had a subsidized price of $299.99. Our review gave the unit an 8.5 out of 10. You can read it for yourself by clicking on this link.

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Droid Charge
  • Display 4.3 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 3
  • Storage 2GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3


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