Sub-par battery life
I had a lot of hope for the Charge when I started my review of it. I was hoping that it would give the same experience as the ThunderBolt, but offer improved battery life. Unfortunately, the combination of issues I experienced with data connectivity, UI lag, and battery life leads me to believe that the Charge is not a great choice for most people.
Impressive Super AMOLED Plus display
Before, there was only one choice if you wanted a Verizon 4G LTE smartphone: the HTC ThunderBolt. Now with the Samsung Droid Charge, the bar is raised and there is some competition on the field. We love the large 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, and the 8MP camera does OK for most outside pictures, even though the video recording is a bit of a disappointment.
Super AMOLED+ screen
The choice should seem obvious at this point. We have two phones diverged in a wood- The HTC Thunderbolt and the Droid Charge. The Thunderbolt has the better Sense interface, more out-of-box storage, and a kickstand. The Charge has its Super AMOLED+ screen, and that's about it. Our vote is for the Thunderbolt because it's a better-equipped device, but if you're used to the Galaxy S experience, then the Droid Charge is worth taking a gander at.
Yes, $299 is a lot to spend on a smartphone. But the Samsung Droid Charge offers a lot for your money: blazing LTE speeds, a large and bright display, and an excellent camera. Its main 4G LTE rival on Verizon, the $249 HTC Thunderbolt, offers comparable performance, a more elegant Sense UI, and better build quality. However, we give the edge to the Droid Charge because it lasts longer on a charge and has a superior display.
Large and best in class display
The Droid Charge by Samsung is a solid 4G LTE smartphone with a stunning and large Super AMOLED Plus display. If you want the best in display technology or have grown accustomed to Super AMOLED, the Droid Charge has your number. 4G LTE performance is excellent and on par with the HTC Thunderbolt without the battery life hit. However, we found the Charge's voice quality and reception to be less than optimal, and the HTC clearly wins that battle.
Overall call quality and audio quality was good.
The Droid Charge is a total sleeper. We'll be perfectly honest that we weren't expecting to be wowed but, well, we're certainly impressed. In terms of performance it's more or less on par with the recently-released Thunderbolt, but battery life is far superior and, while the Super AMOLED Plus display has its quirks, we think they just add character. The imaging sensor 'round the back is top-notch and, overall, this is a very good phone. The only real disappointment?
Great Battery Life/Pretty Good Phone too!!
This phone is incredible and so is 4G! I got 12.2 mb download and 4.6 mb upload speeds with the speedtest.net app from the Android Market!! With a few exceptions, Samsung has done a great job creating a phone that is smooth to operate, surfs the internet incredibly fast, seems to be relatively bug free and has really good battery life - at least for a droid. I can also say that the reception of the Samsung Droid Charge is better than that of my old Blackberry.
Powerful hi-end smartphone
When it comes down to value, there's no denying that the LG Thrill 4G exudes plenty of it from head-to-toe as it combines all of the lovely features found with any high-end smartphone on the market plus, it's tastefully complemented by its 3D capabilities. To tell you the truth, we still can't take our eyes away from its $99.99 on-contract pricing because it's not too often we see handsets of this caliber launching from the start with something so tantalizing.
The LG Thrill 4G certainly lives up to its name, as its stunning 3D effects and speedy processor make this $99 handset feel like a steal. Users looking for more battery life in a 3D handset should consider the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. If you're content with 2D, you may want to wait for the Galaxy S II, which promises even speedier performance in a slimmer body. However, if you want eye-popping 3D in a speedy, affordable package on AT&T's network, your phone has arrived.
High end specs and performance at a low price, enjoyable 3D.
We really like the LG Thrill 4G, especially at the surprisingly low $99 contract price. It's a fast dual core Android phone, and though we're a little disappointed that it runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo, AT&T says it will get the Gingerbread 2.3 upgrade. The Thrill has a large display and solid build, though the display doesn't wow us in 2D mode.
LG Thrill is one of the best smartphones that LG has ever produced
LG Thrill is one of the best smartphones that LG has ever produced. LG Thrill will soon hit the Indian markets with a reasonable price. With LG Thrill providing excellent features and very good connectivity features and other many advanced features LG Thrill is set to attract the market attention.
Capable of recording video in 1080p (2D) or 720p (3D)
The 5.93 oz. LG Thrill 4G (otherwise known as the LG Optimus 3D) is a smartphone by AT&T US. It features a glasses-free 3D LCD capacitive 4.3" 800x480 touch-screen for gaming and viewing 3D pictures and videos taken by the included 5 megapixel stereoscopic 3D camera.
Fast 4G LTE speeds
Being the third 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon, the LG Revolution finds itself in a pickle from the onset seeing that itâ?? s going to be facing some uphill battles trying to find its identity on Big Redâ?? s lineup. First and foremost, this is the third straight month that weâ?? re seeing a similarly specâ?? d high-end LTE smartphone becoming available with the carrier â?? plus, it has to compete with the other recent high caliber non-4G smartphones that they currently offer.
battery life has been absolutely abysmal
The LG Revolution delivers a lot of functionality -- on paper. In my preliminary testing, it simply isnâ?? t living up to its name. Some of the highlights so far have included a nice, bright screen and solid build quality. As an actual phone, it sounds good; surprisingly, thatâ?? s often the weakest part of modern smartphones. Itâ?? s definitely a big device to carry around everywhere, but if thatâ??
Second generation chipset and so, like the HTC Thunderbolt, the performance is fast.
It may not be a revolution but this is a high end smartphone and should help LG cement their place in the Android line up. The demo version had Netflix and Skype pre-installed, and thereâ??s clearly a move towards making video calling and streaming video content standard features, backed by the introduction of 4G networks.
The LG Revolution is an attractive and solidly built Google Android smartphone
If you're looking for a phone to watch movies, do some heavy browsing and play games, you'll be satisfied with the LG Revolution. The Revolution's interface is less than polished, but its hardware is attractive.
Vibrant Super LCD display
Obviously, the HTC Inspire 4G doesnâ?? t come off as being an innovative product that breaks down walls and barriers because weâ?? ve seen it done already with the HTC EVO 4G. Nevertheless, it presents AT&T customers their first taste of a high-caliber HTC device thatâ?? s sure to inspire customers with its equipped performance. And even though weâ??
Decent build quality
While our mates across the pond found more to love about the HTC Inspire 4G's Euro predecessor last year, we can't help but view the American version in a different light today. For a budget handset, it often performed better than more expensive smartphones, even from the same manufacturer. It's just good enough that first-time owners will find a lot to love, but by the end of the two-year agreement, the only inspiration they'll be feeling is to upgrade.
A speed demon, thanks to its advanced processing guts
The Sensation 4G is, in fact, a sensational phone for a few reasons. First off, it's a speed demon, thanks to its advanced processing guts. It also rocks one of the sexiest screens on the market, and its unconventional style is unmatched by any other model out there. Let's not forget about the award-winning HTC Sense and Android 2.3 Gingerbread tag-team of awesomeness.
the Inspire 4G delivers, with a unibody aluminum design that feels sturdy but measures a slim 0.46 inches thick.
The HTC Inspire 4G is certainly one of the better Android phones you can buy in this price range. For $99, you get a large display for surfing the web and watching videos, mobile hotspot capability, and a sharp camera and camcorder. And music lovers will definitely dig the SRS WOW sound. Still, we didn't see 4G speeds in our tests, and we have a couple of complaints about the design of this handset (narrow volume rocker, annoying battery cover).
Itâ€™s a high end phone with a mid-tier price, and the quality, speed, materials and grand display are simply wonderful.
HTC have a winner in the HTC Inspire 4G. It's a high end phone with a mid-tier price, and the quality, speed, materials and grand display are simply wonderful. Call quality is top notch and data speeds are solid though AT&T hasn't yet reached T-Mobile's HSPA+ or Verizon's LTE speeds. The Inspire can handle MS Office, email and the web as well as serious multimedia playback, making it the perfect crossover device.
Basically, this is a great phone and the only real downside is AT&T and their meddling with things that they shouldn't. Once you get rid of their bloatware, their crippled radio and their restrictions on what apps you can install then this is a heck of a device. I recommend it, but if you want to unlock its true potential prepare to spend some time on XDA and READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!!!!
Great data speeds, speedy processor, colorful and bright screen
The HTC ThunderBolt is a landmark device for Verizon Wireless, and it is the first 4G LTE-capable phone available in the United States. In addition to the 4G radio inside, the ThunderBolt has a great 4.3-inch screen, a speedy 1GHz processor, a nice camera, and a very easy-to-use interface.
I really enjoyed using the ThunderBolt as a primary phone.
Bright light shooting was great, however, and above many other phones in its class.
The EVO 3D is an odd duck. The phone does certain things exceptionally well while other things rendered us perplexed. For instance, as a standalone smartphone, it's just as speedy an intuitive as the HTC Sensation 4G. Its dual-core Snapdragon, Android 2.3, and HTC Sense 3.0 hat trick will reel in any consumer. The phone also comes with a 3D movie and 3D game preloaded, and it performs quite well in that department.
The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the best smartphones on the market right now.
The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the best smartphones on the market right now. Its incredible 4G LTE speeds and WiFi hotspot sharing feature set it apart, at least for a few months until Verizon releases further 4G smartphones. It's hard to beat HTC's Sense UI for a tasteful and restrained customization of Android that packs a lot of utility; especially for those of you who dislike Samsung's TouchWiz UI and find vanilla Android dull or unfriendly.
sound quality was quite good; we were surprised at how clearly our voice cut through the ambient noise when narrating.
First-generation devices are often, if not usually, a little rickety -- proofs of concept that are more about the manufacturer (or carrier) being able to say that they're first to launch a particular feature than they are about delivering a solid, all-around winner.
I wish I liked it more
The phone is fast, gorgeous, and has a great feel in hand. However, switching from a Google Experience device to a non-experience, skinned, and bloated device might prove to be too much of a negative change for me. I can overlook a few things because, after all, if every device was the same, we wouldn't make any forward progress. That said, there might be too much that I don't like on this phone that I just can't ignore, even though I REALLY want to and really want to keep it!
Well-built handset with a 4.3in touchscreen
LG's Optimus P920 offers a glimpse of what's to come for consumer technology, but 3D is still far from mainstream. If you don't already have a second 3D playback device, you may find yourself quickly tiring of the functionality when used only with YouTube and a handful of games. Nevertheless, this is a fast, well-built Android phone for daily use. All it needs is an operating system upgrade and a better battery.
The stand-out feature, obviously, is the gimmick that is 3D and itâ?? s very well-executed. And yet the Optimus 3D has a lot more going for it, thanks to a great screen, easy connectivity for video playback on a flatscreen TV and a fast dual-core processor. Lest we forget that whopping 4.3in screen means this is a big phone: if youâ?? re one of those people who finds the iPhone largish, this one is a behemoth in comparison. Get it in your hand before you buy â?? anyway, youâ??
Super thin, feather-light - but can it rival the new dual-core brigade
Sitting alongside the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Black is a top-end smartphone, slipping in at just over £ 400, attempting to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 for the smartphone crown, but with considerably fewer features and less processing power than its LG stablemate.
Menus open slightly slower than expected, apps launch after a pause and the touch input is short of being perfect.
The LG Optimus Black P970 is an Android 2.2.2 (Froyo) smartphone with a custom skinned UI. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and a PowerVR SGX530 GPU and has 512MB of RAM along with 2GB of internal memory expandable up to 32GB through microSD.
NOVA display for improved readability
The LG Optimus Black is a higher-end Android phone featuring a NOVA display for improved readability in bright sunlight. Running Android 2.2 with access to 150,000 apps, this is a powerful smartphone with a 1GHz processor, fast data access and plenty of battery power and memory. More powerful than mid-range Android phones, yet lacking the speed and features of the latest high-end models, the Optimus Black is worth considering if you're on a budget but don't want to compromise too much.
The model seems to be nice despite some stability issues
There is no complaint regarding the communication quality. Ringtones are loud, but a vibro can be missed at times. The sound is good during the conversation as well. Interlocutors will always hear you well.
The model seems to be nice despite some stability issues. They are not vital for the majority of users. Some amends can be made if you give up on preinstalled Facebook and Twitter clients. Unfortunately, you cannot replicate the trick with the camera, which is slow anyway.
Good hardware design, fast gaming, flexible main menu, forward-facing camera
As the first dual-core processor equipped smartphone on the market, the LG Optimus 2X was sure to garner a lot of attention no matter how good or bad it turned out to be. Thankfully, the phone is quite good, though that might have little to do with its processor.
The 2X features some very nice user interface updates and comes equipped with 3 fun, and presumably processor hungry, games that are sure to keep Optimus 2X owners pre-occupied.
Records and plays Full HD 1080p video
You won't be able to conclude right away that the spartan-looking handset you are holding in your hands is the first modern dual-core phone, when you handle the LG Optimus 2X. It doesn't have a flashy design, or 2X written all over it. You might start getting a hint when you see the option for recording 1920x1080p video in the camera interface, but that's about it.
It wasn't that long ago we were calling the LG Optimus 2X a superphone, but it hasn't really lived up to that billing.The geek cred of the hardware is undeniable, but it doesn't lead the pack in the same way when it comes to software.
It falls down at a few of the hurdles it seems especially designed to handle as well, such as playing our loaded 1080p videos. Recording 1080p was also disappointing, eroding some the Optimus 2X's unique selling points.
Superb build quality
The LG Optimus 2X is an excellent phone. Its styling is lovely, it packs in oodles of high-end hardware and thanks to its Android OS, it's hugely versatile. However, LG has made a few too many slip ups for it to really hit the top spot. Nontheless, particularly thanks to it being a bit cheaper than the competition, if you're looking for a true smartphone powerhouse, it's well worth considering.
Some of LG's customisations are nice
In terms of sheer power the LG Optimus 2X currently outclasses its rivals. Our experience has likely suffered because we are so early into the life of this device - a tweak here and there may smooth out the experience and leave you with a device that is not only stable, but hugely capable with it
Good multimedia features and an HDMI port
Its look is not particularly modern, but it feels great when held in hand. This LG model offers an exceptional screen and a pleasant on-screen keyboard. With its performances and multimedia options, Optimus 2X offers a lot more than the average. It is one of the most interesting models for consumers who want to save some money by not purchasing a top smartphone model, but a mid-range device which actually offers more.
Buttery smooth and lightning fast
The LG Optimus 2X is a seriously powerful piece of kit. We love the 8-megapixel camera with it's settings and Full HD recording, and we love the HDMI-out option. It's not without its flaws; call quality is iffy and you will want to watch the battery. It also remains to be seen how well the 2X will compare long term - if you're undecided about which dual-core Android phone to go for we'd advise you to wait for now.
Great display, solid browser, blazing data speeds
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile is an update of T-Mobile's popular Samsung Vibrant Android smartphone. It is virtually a clone of the original Vibrant, but comes with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed, has a forward-facing camera for video calls, and offers super-fast HSPA+ "4G" data speeds. It even has a larger battery than the original. The Galaxy S 4G does lose the Vibrant's 16GB internal SD card though, replacing it with a 16GB memory card in the microSD expansion slot.
Great battery life
We were fairly impressed with the Samsung Vibrant the first time around, and the Galaxy S 4G is pretty much the same phone with faster data speed and video calling abilities. Even in today's market the Galaxy S 4G slots in the upper echelon of handsets, even as the Galaxy S II is set to launch soon. The market is moving at a breakneck pace these days, and high-end handsets almost seem cookie cutter.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an evolutionary upgrade to the Vibrant. Think of it as the Vibrant with 2011 tweaks: 4G, a front video chat camera and Froyo with Flash 10.1. If you already own a Samsung Vibrant, you likely won't want to shell out the out of cycle upgrade price for the Galaxy S 4G, but if you're coming from a lower end Android phone like the myTouch 3G or a feature phone, the Galaxy S 4G has major appeal.
Know what you are getting into
In summary, root is almost required for this smart phone - root will take less than 30 mins. Other than that, with its amazing speed and powerful customizing ability from Android OS, I still have to figure out what it can do. This device is truly a personal computer + more in my hand. I like it a lot more than iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an entertainment powerhouse. If you're looking for a phone that can offer excellent photo and video quality, with excellent choices for live and on-demand TV, this is the phone for you. The screen is gorgeous, the battery life is impressive, the camera/camcorder capture everyday memories with excellent quality, and the gaming experience is fun.
4-inch Super AMOLED display is nice
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a nice upgrade to the Samsung Vibrant, with its zippy processor, beautiful Super AMOLED display, HSPA+ 21 Mbps support, and improved battery. Still, the myTouch 4G consistently performs better in processor speed tests, and the T-Mobile G2 can usually be found cheaper through third-party retailers. That, combined with the $199.99 price point, may sway prospective buyers to T-Mobileâ??s other Android devices.
Most powerful Android smartphone on AT&T
The ATRIX 4G is the most powerful Android smartphone on AT&T right now, thanks to its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. In my tests, though, it's not the fastest. It's unfortunate that the 4G marketing term paired with the device's support for AT&T's HSPA+ network has done nothing in the way of actual performance changes. For that reason, it's certainly not the fastest data device on AT&T's network. Similarly, I wasn't impressed by its call quality.
great HD playback
The real issue one has is whether you evaluate the Motorola Atrix as just a phone, in which case it's a stellar piece of equipment that is definitely a suitable contender for your cash, if only because it has one of the best batteries on an operating system that is notorious for guzzling juice.
Or do you evaluate the Atrix as a sign of things to come, bearing in mind the potential of the Lap Dock if other manufacturers follow suit?
Class leading high res screen
As a standalone phone, the Motorola Atrix competes well against the dual-core Android competition due to its high res screen, unique fingerprint scanner, great battery life and comfortable form factor, though is let down by a mediocre camera, some unnecessary interface tweaks and limited video support. As such, it rather depends which you prioritise. Add in its dock accessories, though, and it shines out brightly.
Innovative laptop dock
On its own, the $199 Motorola Atrix 4G is among the top phones in AT&T's lineup. Its bright and crisp screen, powerful processor, and fingerprint reader mark it as a remarkable Android phone. Likewise, the $499 Laptop Dock shows real innovation on the part of Motorola, even if its keys are on the small side. Also, the $189 Entertainment Dock, when coupled with the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, makes for a compelling 10-foot experience.
Powerhouse of a device in a sleek package
The Atrix 4G might be our favorite Android device that we've tested. It's got specs that run laps around most other devices, which should make most potential purchasers feel a little safer about laying out cash for a smartphone right now. We're not saying the phone doesn't have its issues -- and we're really not big fans of Motorola's skinning -- but this is a powerhouse of a device in a sleek package, and Android's openness to customizing means you'll be able to turn it into a phone that...
Unique webtop functionality
The Motorola Atrix 4G is one of the finest phones ever created. It's well-designed, with a sleek form factor and smooth metal backing. The hardware inside is cutting edge, with performance so fast you'll find yourself using your phone more and more - and your notebook less and less. That's one unforseen aspect of having such a fast device: it's so nice to use that you simply use it more.
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