Verizon Wireless has just announced the upcoming launch of its second 4G LTE smartphone – Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-i510), which seems like a bit expensive compared to its first LTE handset, HTC Thunderbolt. Samsung Droid Charge is priced at $299.99, while the HTC Thunderbolt carries an initial subsidized price tag of $249.99. Both models need to sign up a new 2-year service agreements.
For Verizon customers who are considering to purchase either one of them, below is a comparative table on Samsung Droid Charge versus HTC Thunderbolt for easy checking at one glance on the features and specification between both handsets.
|Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Thunderbolt|
|Processor||1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor||1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor|
|Screen||4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen display||4.3-inch WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen|
|Camera||8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and 1080p full HD recording plus 1.3MP front-facing camera||8 megapixel AF camera with dual-LED flash and HD 720p video capture plus 1.3MP front-facing camera|
|Mobile Hotspot||Connects up to 10 Wi-Fi devices with 4G speeds, or up to 5 devices with 3G||Up to 8 devices with 4G connection|
|Additional Features||Built-in A-GPS, DLNA support, HTML 5 browser and access to Samsung Media Hub||Built-in A-GPS, DLNA capabilities and preloaded ROCK BAND Mobile|
|Operating System||Google Android 2.2 Froyo||Android 2.2 Froyo|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n||Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n|
|User Interface||Samsung TouchWiz||HTC Sense|
|Size||5.11 x 2.66 x 0.46 inches||4.8 x 2.6 x 0.52 inches|
|Weight||5.04 ounces||5.78 ounces|
|Battery Capacity||1500 mAh battery||1400 mAh battery|
From the table above, you can find that the Droid Charge features better screen display, enhanced Mobile Hotspot (shares up to 10 devices) and higher-resolution video recording than HTC Thunderbolt, but it just adopts a little 2GB on-board memory. Hopefully, Verizon will bundle a large-capacity, free memory card to the package.
The cool new, stylish Samsung Droid Charge LTE-enabled Android smartphone that able to perform lightning-fast 5 to 12 Mbps download speeds and 2 to 5 Mbps upload speeds is slated to be available through Verizon Wireless for approximately $300 on April 28.