HTC ThunderBolt vs. Samsung DROID Charge: Battle Of The Specs

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Verizon’s pair of LTE handsets are sure to confuse some shoppers – though one is from Samsung (the DROID Charge) and the other from HTC (the ThunderBolt), the two sport relatively similar feature sets and designs that somewhat resemble one another. So what’s the difference? Well, aside from the Charge being $50 more expensive than the already-pricy ThunderBolt, there really aren’t many differentiators – let’s take a side-by-side look at their spec sheets:

Spec type
ThunderBolt
CPU
1GHz Hummingbird
1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655
Display
4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus
4.3″ SLCD
OS
Android 2.2 (Froyo) with TouchWiz UI
Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Sense UI
Front camera
1.3MP
1.3MP
Rear camera
8MP with 720P HD recording
8MP with 720p HD recording
RAM
512MB
768MB
Internal storage
2GB
8GB (though not all of that storage is usable)
Included SD card
32GB
32GB
DLNA support
Yes
Yes
Buttons
Physical
Capacitive
Size
130 mm x 68 mm x 12 mm
122 mm x 66 mm x 13.2 mm
Weight
143g
177g
Battery capacity
1600 mAh
1400 mAh
Price on contract
$299
$249

As you can see, neither device is anything to scoff at, though – at least in my eyes – the fact that the ThunderBolt runs Sense UI turns the tide in its favor (despite the Charge’s superior screen and slightly thinner profile). Additionally, the Charge’s $300 asking price isn’t exactly the most budget-friendly deal in town, making it hard to recommend over the T-Bolt. Scroll down for images and videos of each device before commencing holding your breath in anticipation of our DROID Charge review.



 

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