Samsung Droid Charge Buggy and Slow Says Review
The Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon’s next 4G enabled smartphone has now received a lengthy review whereby the Android smartphones is describes as cool looking device but unfortunately has several things stacking up against it.
The review was done by David Ruddock over at Android Police, who says the Samsung Droid Charge has a “plasticky build, slow display wake, buggy and sluggish UI overlay, 3G connection issues, tons of bloatware and an outdated Android OS.”
According to Ruddock, Verizon and Samsung have constructed the Samsung Droid Charge with the “ aesthetic qualities of a fine Italian sports car,” and then fill the device with “an old, angry 800-pound bloatware/software overlay gorilla in the trunk, and weld it shut.”
However, Ruddock does say that the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone is certainly usable, but can’t understand why anyone would want the Samsung Droid Charge over the likes of the HTC Thunderbolt.
Good points of the Droid Charge are the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 4G LTE, battery life is better than the HTC Thunderbolt, comes with a 32GB microSDHC card and is a good looking device.
On the down side the Samsung Droid Charge has a slow and buggy TouchWiz 3.0rather than TouchWiz 4.0, apparently drops 3G connections if only in a 3G area and the user has to reboot to re-acquire the connection, too much Verizon bloatware, display wake time takes over a second, and costs a hefty $300.
In summing up, Ruddock says that the Samsung Droid Charge, while having a few things going for it has more going against it and carries a flagship price that the device doesn’t live up to.
Seems Ruddock is panning the Samsung Droid Charge in his review, so does this review put you off purchasing the Droid Charge, or will you still purchase the handset so you can make up your own mind?