Verizon customers now have a choice of 4G LTE smartphones - the HTC ThunderBolt or Samsung Droid Charge. On May 26, or later, the LG Revolution, another 4G LTE, will arrive.
A chart highlighting the differences of the two smartphones appears at the end of this article.
If you are trying to decide between the Samsung Droid Charge and the HTC ThunderBolt, your choice boils down to whether you want Super AMOLED, HDMI, and a bigger battery.
The two smartphones come loaded with Android 2.2, have 1Ghz processors, 8MP cameras, 32GB microSD cards installed and connect to the 4G LTE network. Speed tests have shown no differences between the two.
The HTC ThunderBolt is larger and heavier and has a kickstand. Reviewers and users have reported fantastic data speeds but also fast battery drain using the 4G LTE network on HTC ThunderBolt. It does have HTC Sense, which makes it easy to use social media and to gather all your contacts, calendar and media together.
The Samsung Droid Charge (read review) has a larger battery, Super AMOLED touchscreen and Samsung Media and Social Hubs. It has an HDMI port so that you can connect it to an HD TV. The larger battery has been reported to have issues by one reviewer and shown to last longer than the HTC ThunderBolt by another reviewer.
Which is Better?
The best way to choose is to base it on your needs and likes. See if you love the Super AMOLED screen and the Samsung interface. If you previously owned an HTC or Samsung smartphone, it is easier to adapt to the maker you are accsutomed to using.
As far as price goes, the HTC ThunderBolt averages $50 less than the Samsung Droid Charge. Amazon Wireless has discounted the price of the HTC ThunderBolt (read review) to $129.99 for new customers with a contract and $179.99 for renewing customers.
The Samsung Droid Charge at Amazon Wireless is discounted to $249.99 for new and renewing customers with a contract. It's also discounted at Wirefly and LetsTalk.
We posted a sneak peak of the first draft of our ginormous comparison chart of the top smartphones from Verizon Wireless on Facebook. The chart is a lot of work, and we hope that you show your appreciation by liking us on Facebook.
We will be updating it soon with also review ratings.
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