Samsung Droid Charge vs iPhone 4 – Full Specs Compared
Samsung Droid Charge is the second 4G LTE phone on Verizon’s LTE network. iPhone 4 CDMA model is already on the Verizon’s CDMA network. Samsung Droid Charge is compatible with 3G CDMA Ev-DO network, where there is no 4G coverage the phone will switch to 3G CDMA network. Samsung Droid Charge with a huge 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus display runs Android 2.2, which is over the air upgradable to Android 2.3. Samsung Droid Charge should not be confused with the Motorola Droid lineup. The US carrier for Droid series devices, the Verizon has differentiated Samsung Droid with a red eye logo.
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung Droid Charge features 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus WVGA (800 x 480) display and powered by 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 512 MB RAM + 512 MB ROM. Droid Charge is compatible with 3G CDMA EvDO and 4G LTE network. You can enjoy the 4G speed in the LTE coverage area. Droid Charge is based on Android 2.2 with Samsung’s own TouchWiz 3.0. Droid Charge is a Google certified device and having one touch access Google Apps from integrated Google Mobile Service.
Verizon’s 4G network offers download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps, which nearly 10 times faster than 3G connection. 4G mobile hotspot capability allows users to connect upto 10 Wi-Fi enabled device to enjoy the 4G speed.
The phone is available from 3rd May 2011 with Verizon for $300 with a new 2 year contract or phone only for $690. It’s available with Verizon outlets, Samsung’s Let’s talk, Amazon and Best buy. For web based applications you need to subscribe for a Verizon data plan. Verizon’s Nationwide Talk 450 starts from $40 for unlimited data.
Apple iPhone 4
iPhone 4 needs no introduction. it is a slim, conveniently sized and elegantly designed smartphone. It features 3.5 inches LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution of 960×640 pixels, 1GHz Apple A4 processor, 512 MB eDRAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling. The touchscreen is highly sensitive and scratch resistant.
The remarkable feature of the iPhone devices is the operating system iOS 4.2.1 and the Safari web browser. The software is now upgradeable to iOS 4.3 that has included many new features, one such is the hotspot capability. The Safari performance also increased with upgrade to iOS 4.3. The new iOS will be big boost to iPhones. Web browsing on Safari is a pleasant experience and the user has the liberty to download thousands of apps from Apple’s app store.
The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and weighs just 137g. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and the phone has Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz.
iPhone 4s front and back glass design though acclaimed for its beauty had criticism of cracking when dropped. To overcome the criticism of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.
The additional feature in the CDMA iPhone 4 compared to GSM iPhone 4 is the mobile hotspot capability, where you can connect up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices. iPhone 4 CDMA model is available in US with Verizon for $200 (16 GB) and $ 300 (32 GB) on new 2 year contract. And a data plan is also required for web based applications. The data plan starts at $20 monthly access (2GB allowance).
Difference between Samsung Droid Charge and iPhone 4
1. Network Support – Droid Charge is a 4G phone, compatible with 4G-LTE and 3G- CDMA Ev-DO, whereas iPhone 4 is a 3G phone. iPhone 4 has two variants, GSM model and CDMA model. 4G network offers 10 times faster connectivity than 3G network
2. Display – Droid Charge has a larger display, 4.3 inch in Droid Charge and 3.5 inch in iPhone4
3. Display Type – iPhone’s Retina display is more sharp with a better PPI than Droid Charge’s super AMOLED plus, which is more bright and colourful
4. Memory – Droid Charge has 2GB + 32GB preloaded microSD card with support for another 32GB upgrade while iPhone 4 offers 16GB/32GB option for users to choose.
5. Operating System – iPhone 4 runs iOS 4.2.1 (upgradable to iOS 4.3.1) whereas Droid Charge runs Android 2.2 Froyo (upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
6. Camera – Droid Charge has 8MP camera while it’s 5MP in iPhone 4