Samsung Droid Charge unboxing

Samsung Droid Charge unboxing
On April 28th, Verizon will release its second 4G LTE smartphone, the Samsung Droid Charge SCH-i510, which will sell for $299.99 (after rebate) with a 2-year contract.. We recieved our review unit a few hours ago and so far we have been pretty impressed with what we've seen.

The large 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display at WVGA resolution shows crisp text and images with good color saturation. With the brightness turned all the way up on the Droid Charge, it is easy to view outside on a sunny day, where the TFT display on the HTC ThunderBolt is dark and hardly visible.

We also like that there are physical button on the bottom of the Samsung Droid Charge, similar to the Motorola DROID X, which cuts down on them being pressed accidentally. The overall size of the Droid Charge is pretty close to the ThunderBolt, though the ThunderBolt is slightly thicker and a bit heavier. But one thing we do prefer is the soft-touch coating on the back of the ThunderBolt, which gives it a nice grip, instead of the slick plastic back on the Droid Charge.

Included with the Samsung Droid Charge is a 1600mAh battery, 32GB Class 2 microSDHC memory card, wall charger with a detachable 1-meter microUSB cable, and user guides.

Below is our unboxing video, and be sure to check back for our upcoming full review of the Samsung Droid Charge.

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Droid Charge
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh(11.00h talk time)



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

A 32 GB card preinstalled? Damn, okay, I can kinda see the 300 buck tag being justified now. 32 gig cards are almost a hundred by themselves.

9. itsjustryan unregistered

BTW. Thunderbolt also has a 32 Gig card preinstalled and still costs only $250. $300 is still too high.

12. kiesha unregistered

u are so right still costy but im want the charge

2. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Turn off: 1600mAh battery, Single core 1000 mhz / 1 ghz, Android 2.2 turn on: Screen, LTE enabled, 32 GB card free neutral: $300 ok, its from Verizon -__-, Made by samsung :\ now you dont have to research the phone xD

3. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I hope this one is good. The fascinate really made people not like samsung because they put the worst phone on their line up on the biggest carrier. Talk about a bad move. Hopefully this phone will redeem them. I still wish they would've just released the Samsung Galaxy S II for Verizon in the summer and they would've dominated.

4. uh... unregistered

this wasn't even an unboxing... just sayin.

5. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

The box is great :D

6. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Does this have Gorilla Glass like the Samsung Galaxy phones? At least the battery is bigger than the Thunderbolts and their UI is less power hungry than the HTC's.

7. abit unregistered

There were rumors(?) that one is able to choose stock android launcher or touchwiz on the Droid Charge. Is that true?

8. Dave unregistered

Just install Launcher Pro or ADW Launcher if you want stock plus a few extra goodies. Other than slow updates Touchwiz should not be an issue at all.

10. Dave unregistered

I really hope this phone is more "polished" than the Thunderbolt is, in regards to the radio firmware. The Thunderbolt has been horrible, jumping between 1x/3G/4G constantly... often times leaving me with no data whatsoever. I'll switch to this in a heartbeat if Samsung's firmware is a better. (couldn't be any worse I suppose)

11. sharon unregistered

Dave, Verizon is having problems with their LTE/4G network today which could explain the problems you are having.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea Motorola and samsung both use gorilla glass on their high end phones.

14. Josh unregistered

I have had issues with the Thunderbolt switching between 1x and 3g randomly since day one. On of the reasons I'm looking at the charge. Also this Thunderbolt lags much more than my Droid x yet has higher Quadrant scores.

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