Samsung Droid Charge vs HTC Droid Incredible 2 – Full Specs Compared
Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Droid Incredible 2 add variations to Verizon’s Droid series phones. While Droid Charge is a 4G phone with 4.3″ super AMOLED display HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a 3G phone with 4″ sper LCD display. Both run skinned Android 2.2 with Google and use their own trademark user interfaces.
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung Droid Charge features 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus WVGA (800 x 480) display and powered by 1GHz Hummingbird processor with 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM. It has an impressive memory capacity (2GB + preloaded 32GB microSD card with support for expansion upto 32GB) and battery life, which is rated at 660min talktime. Droid Charge is compatible with 3G CDMA EvDO and 4G LTE network. You can enjoy the 4G speed in the LTE coverage area. Also you can share your 4G speed with 10 other Wi-Fi enabled devices with the mobile hotspot feature.
Droid Charge is based on Android 2.2 with Samsung’s own TouchWiz 3.0. The OS is upgradeable over the air. Droid Charge is a Google certified device and thus has full access to Google Mobile Service, which is integrated to the handset for one touch access. In addition to this and Android Market, the handset is also loaded with Verizon special Apps and Samsung Apps.
Droid Charge has dual cameras, 8MP camera at the rear and 1.3MP in the front for video chat . For connectivity it has Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n.
Samsung Droid Charge has exclusive tie up with Verizon. The phone is compatible with Verizon’s 4G-LTE 700 and 3G- CDMA EvDO Rev.A. Verizon promises 5 to 12 Mbps download speeds and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area. It also support global roaming.
Verizon is offering both Droid Charge for $300 on a new two year contract. Customers have to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. Nationwide Talk plans starts from $39.99 monthly access and an unlimited 4G LTE data plan begins at $29.99 monthly access. Mobile hotspot is included through May 15 for no additional charge.
HTC Droid Incredible 2
HTC Droid Incredible 2 features a faster next generation 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor (the same processor used in HTC ThunderBolt), 4 inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) super LCD display, 768MB RAM, 8MP rear camera with dual Xenon flash that can capture HD video at 720p. The super LCD display is very clear and produce vivid colors, better than the display of the previous Incredible. On the design side, it is similar to HTC Incredible S, there is no physical button in the front. The on screen button rotates when you change to landscape.
For connectivity it has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer and a microUSB port available on the left side edge. The other features include surround sound environment via SRS WOW HD, Bluetooth A2DP for wireless stereo headset,DLNA, GPS with preloaded maps and unified inbox for all email accounts.
The phone runs Android 2.2.1 with HTC Sense, the operating system is upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). HTC Sense offers 7 homescreens that can be customized. It’s a world phone with the capability to roam globally, so you can carry this phone when you go outside US.
HTC Droid Incredible 2 is another addition to Verizon’s Droid series with a price tag of $ 200 with a new 2 year contract and data plan. Verizon’s Nationwide Talk plans starts from $39.99 monthly access.
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Droid Charge vs HTC Droid Incredible 2
|Design||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On-Screen with Swype||On-Screen|
|Dimension||5.11 x 2.66 x 0..46 in||4.75 x 2.52 x 0.48 in|
|Weight||5.04 oz||4.77 oz|
|Body Color||Mirror Gray||Black|
|Display||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Size||4.3 inches||4 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA (800 x 480)||WVGA (800 x 480)|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Operating System||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Platform||Android 2.2 with OTA upgradeability||Android 2.2|
|UI||TouchWiz 3.0||HTC Sense 2.0|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Model||Hummingbird||Qualcomm MSM 8655 Snapdragon|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|RAM||512 MB + 512 MB ROM||768 MB|
|Included||2GB internal +pre loaded 32 GB microSD||16 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)|
|Camera||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Resolution||8 MP||8 MP|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||[email protected]|
|Secondary camera||1.3 MP VGA||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|Entertainment||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Audio||V-cast music with Rapsody; File formats MP3, WMA, AAC||SRS Virtual Surround Sound, File Formats: AAC, MP3, OGG, MID, WAV, and WMA9|
|Video||V-cast video, Blockbuster; File Formats MPEG4, WMV, XviD||Verizon V cast; File formats H.263, H.264, and WMV9|
|Battery||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Standby||280 hours||361 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|POP3/ IMAP4, SMTP, Push Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail,|
|Messaging||Threaded text messaging, SMS, MMS, IM - AOL, Yahoo!, Windows Live, Google Talk||Windows Live, AOL|
|Connectivity||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 10 devices||Yes, connect up to 5devices|
|USB||2.0 High Speed||2.0 High Speed|
|DLNA||Yes with AllShare||No|
|Location Service||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Maps||Google Maps with Verizon Navigator||Google Maps|
|GPS||S-GPS||A-GPS with Navigation|
|Network Support||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|2G/3G||CDMA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA & CDMA|
|Applications||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Apps||Android market, Integrated Google Mobile Service, Samsung Apps||Android market, Integrated Google Mobile Service|
|Social Networks||Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Windows Live, AIM, Yahoo||FriendStream, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Remote VPN||Cisco Anyconnect, Juniper JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Integrated Microsoft Outlook Exchange Server, Push Gmail, Push mail||Microsoft Exchange Server|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Yes with CISCO Jabber|
|Video Conferencing||Cisco WebEx|
|Other Features||Blockbuster Mobile Application, ThinkFree document editor|
|Security||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Additional Features||Samsung Droid Charge||HTC Droid Incredible 2|
|Voice dialing, International roaming||International roaming|