There are many smartphones available from Verizon Wireless, so it's tough to figure out which one is the best to buy. We are working on a chart that compares all the latest Verizon Wireless' smartphones that we will release in increments - first on Facebook for our fans that "like us." Today, we compare the two smartphones with Droid heritage and branding: the Droid X2 and the Samsung Droid Charge.
Let's compare the Samsung Droid Charge vs the Droid X2 (see feature chart at end of article).
Defer to the Differences?
The Samsung Droid Charge and Droid X2 use different data networks. The Samsung Droid Charge uses the Verizon 3G network, and the Samsung Droid Charge uses the 5G-rated super fast Verizon 4G LTE network. The screen size is about the same for the two phone. However, the Samsung Droid Charge has a super AMOLED screen that many prefer.
The Droid X2 beats the Samsung Droid Charge in processor power and onboard storage with a dual-core processor and 8GB of onboard storage.
Both smartphones have HDMI connections. However, the Droid X2 offers 1080 mirroring so that you see exacting what is on the screen on a connected HD TV.
The Smsung Droid Charge has a slightly bigger battery but will use a lot more power when connected to the the 4G LTE network.
Both smartphones have the same operating system: Android 2.2 with promised updates to Android 2.3 Gingerbread later.
The Droid X2 is $100 cheaper to start and will probably be highly discounted shortly. The best prices we've found is from Amazon Wireless that discounts the Samsung Droid Charge to $249.99 for new and renewing customers with a contract. It's also discounted at Wirefly and LetsTalk. Amazon Wireless is also discounting preorders of the Droid X2 to $149.99
The Samsung Droid Charge comes with Samsung UI enhancements and a free $25 Media Hub
movie credit from Samsung. The Droid X2 has a Motorola enhanced UI.
If you are a heavy data hog and like to view videos, the choice is tough because you'll want the HDMI mirroring of the Droid X2 and the 4G LTE of the Samsung Droid Charge.
Another factor to consider, as some point out, is that Verizon is going to
adapt tiered data plans that will cost more, but in the meantime,
Verizon usually grandfathers plans already in effect. Therefore, if we
were given the choice of which network we would like grandfathered to be
unlimited, we would pick the Verizon 4G LTE network.
We are working on reviews for both the super Droid phones. In the
meantime, as in all smartphone decisions, it's best if you look at the
different models to see what will work best for you. You can also
check out what's coming in the future in our Review of Reviews Top Ten Best Android an' Droid Phones Now an' Later.
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