I have been using the Samsung Charge for over a week now. This is the first LTE phone that I have used. I primarily used the phone in the Puget Sound Area and also in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is why I like the Charge:
- LTE – The fastest “True” 4G phone on the market
- Camera – 8 MP and its video conferencing capabilities are truly amazing
- Processor – Faster than my iPhone 4G
- 4.3″ Display
I prefer the Samsung Charge to the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon because of the form factor and the ease of use. The HTC phone may have a few more bells and whistles but the Charge is newer and I know that the Charge provides faster access to Verizon’s LTE network given the history that Samsung has with Qualcomm (chip supplier and 3G/4G technology developer).
Verizon and Samsung have priced the phone at $299 with a 2 year contract. Naturally, I expect the price of the phone to drop to $199 within 3-6 months.
For the customer that need the super fast Internet connectivity that LTE offers, I recommend the Samsung Charge.