Motorola Atrix 4G vs Samsung Droid Charge – Full Specs Compared
It is hard to compare a smartphone that has already proved its worth among its users with a model that has just been announced. Yes, we are talking about Motorola’s Atrix 4G on AT&T network that is nothing short of a stupendous success after a series of flops (read flip in and flip out). On the other hand, Samsung Droid Charge is a relative newcomer but has the backing of Samsung that has already introduced a few leaders of the pack. It is a clever ploy by Samsung to take advantage of the high speeds of Verizon’s blazing fast network. Let us see if there are any differences between these two stunning smartphones to let new buyers make up their minds.
Motorola Atrix 4G
Ever since its launch with AT&T, Atrix 4G has become a darling of all those who desire higher speeds of 4G as it combines the power of its dual core processor to bring an unbelievable surfing experience to the users. The way it introduced some innovative features like web top technology with Laptop Dock to surf the net; there is no doubt about the capabilities of this smartphone.
The phone has dimensions of 117.8×63.5x11mm and weighs just 135g making it comparable to the most advanced 3G phones. It boast of a nice 4 inch screen that is TFT LCD and highly capacitive and produces a resolution of 540×960 pixels that has a brightness second to none. Its Gorilla Glass screen makes it scratch resistant and impact resistant. It is equipped with an accelerometer, gyro sensor, multi touch input method, and a proximity sensor.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and has a powerful 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 dual core processor, and with a more than enough 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, users get a gliding experience even when indulging in multitasking. The phone has a strong 5 MP camera at the back that shoots razor sharp images in 2592×1944 pixels. It is auto focus and has LED flash. It has features of geo tagging and smile detection and is capable of recording HD videos in 720p. The phone also boasts of a secondary front camera that is VGA.
For connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR with A2Dp, DLNA, and GPS with A-GPS, and supports EDGE, GPRS and HSPA+ 21Mbps. It has an HTML browser with full Adobe flash 10.1 support that translates into opening of even heavy sites with ease. It has no FM radio however.
The phone is powered by a Li-ion battery (1930mAh) that provides an impressive talk time of up to 9 hours.
The phone is available for AT&T customers and priced at $200 with a new 2 year contract and a minimum $15/month data plan.
Samsung Droid Charge
Droid Charge has the looks and design of a premium phone, which it is. It has angles and curves at some places that demonstrate that it is an original phone and does not copy anyone. Samsung has always been particular when it comes to the display of its phones, and Droid Charge is no exception. It has a large, 4.3 inch screen that is super AMOLED Plus which translates into even more brightness than its earlier super AMOLED phones. Samsung has evidently tried to use Verizon’s platform to provide high 4G speeds to the consumers.
Droid Charge runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, has 1 GHz hummingbird processor and packs 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. Though these are not impressive credentials in today’s context, it is the blazing fast Verizon network that makes the performance of Droid look excellent. It provides 2 GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards and packed with another 32GB microSD card.
Droid Charge has dimensions of 130x68x12mm and weighs 143g which means it is still compact and handy despite boasting a monster sized screen (4.3 inches). The super AMOLED plus display produces a resolution of 480×800 pixels and the touch screen is highly capacitive. It has multi touch input method with swype technology, light sensor and a proximity sensor.
Droid Charge boasts of two cameras. The rear one is 8 MP that is auto focus with LED flash, and records HD videos in 720p. Secondary camera is also impressive (1.3 MP), shooting sharp images and also allowing to make video calls. The phone is Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n, DLNA, HDMI, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth v3.0. It has an HTML browser that supports flash and makes surfing seamless. It is packed with 1600mAh Li-ion battery that provides a talk time of up to 8 hours.
Droid Charge is available on a new two year contract for $299.99 from Verizon. It is available from Amazon store for $199 as a limited time offer.
Comparison Between Motorola Atrix 4G and Samsung Droid Charge
• Droid Charge supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network while Atrix 4G supports AT&T’s HSPA+ network
• Atrix is slimmer (1mm) than Droid Charge (12mm)
• Atrix is lighter (135g) than Droid Charge (143g)
• Droid Charge has a bigger and better screen (4.3 inches super AMOLED plus) than Atrix 4G (4 inches qHD LCD)
• Atrix has a better processor (dual core) than Droid Charge (single core)
• Atrix has a more powerful battery (1930mAh) than Droid Charge (1600mAh)
• Droid Charge has a better camera (8 MP) than Atrix (5 MP)
• Droid Charge supports the latest version of Bluetooth (v3.0) whereas Atrix supports v2.1.
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Atrix 4G vs Samsung Droid Charge
|Design||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual full QWERTY with Swype||On-Screen with Swype|
|Dimension||117.75x63.5x10.95 mm||5.11 x 2.66 x 0..46 in|
|Weight||135 g||5.04 oz|
|Body Color||Black||Mirror Gray|
|Display||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Size||4 inch||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||QHD 960 x 540 pixels||WVGA (800 x 480)|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass, Light responsive||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Platform||Android 2.2.1 (Froyo)||Android 2.2 with OTA upgradeability|
|UI||Motoblur, Fingerprint smart sensor security||TouchWiz 3.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit (on Phone), Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Webtop mode)||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Model||Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core (ARM Cortex A9 CPU & GeForce GT GPU)||Hummingbird|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual Core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB + 512 MB ROM|
|Included||16 GB NAND memory||2GB internal +pre loaded 32 GB microSD|
|Expansion||Up to 32 GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)|
|Camera||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Resolution||5.0 megapixel||8 MP|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto focus, digital zoom||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||HD [email protected]|
|Secondary camera||Yes||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Audio||AAC, MP3, WMA9, eAAC+, AMR NB, AAC+||V-cast music with Rapsody; File formats MP3, WMA, AAC|
|Video||H.264, MPEG-4,||V-cast video, Blockbuster; File Formats MPEG4, WMV, XviD|
|Battery||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion Polymer, 1930 mAh||Li-ion|
|Talktime||Up to 530 min (2G), 540 min (3G)||660 min|
|Standby||Up to 400 hours (2G), up to 350 hours (3G)||280 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email, SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live||POP3/ IMAP4, SMTP, Push Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||Corporate Mail Sync,||Threaded text messaging, SMS, MMS, IM - AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live, Google Talk|
|Connectivity||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 10 devices|
|Bluetooth||2.1 +EDR||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||2.0 High Speed|
|DLNA||Yes||Yes with AllShare|
|Location Service||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Maps||Google Map, eCompass||Google Maps with Verizon Navigator|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout|
|Network Support||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/WCDMA, HSPA+||CDMA|
|Applications||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice||Android market, Integrated Google Mobile Service, Samsung Apps|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Google talk, MySpace, PhotoBucket, Picasa,||Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live, AIM, Yahoo|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Qik , Tango|
|Featured||QuickOffice 3.0, Vlingo Voice, Blockbuster, MobiTV, Need for Speed|
|Business Mobility||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Remote VPN||Yes||Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes , Active Sync||Integrated Microsoft Outlook Exchange Server, Push Gmail, Push mail|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with CISCO WebEx||Cisco WebEx|
|Other Features||Blockbuster Mobile Application, ThinkFree document editor|
|Security||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Yes with 3rd party application like Lookout|
|Additional Features||Motorola Atrix 4G||Samsung Droid Charge|
|Mobile hotspot - connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices, Mobile computing with Webtop technology - in Webtop mode you can connect to docking station and surf internet with full Mozilla Firefox 3.6, 7 Home screens||Voice dialing, International roaming|