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
Internal Memory 2GB 8GB
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.

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