I've been reading all the different posts on potential new Android phones, trying to determine which one would work best for my 15-year old son. We visited a Verizon store yesterday and the ones he likes best are:
He didn't like the Droid X2 or Revolution as much.
His brother (20 y.o. technopro) has told him that the Thunderbolt is really the only phone he should consider. However, the 15-year old has different needs than the 20 year old. He will use the phone to (in order): 1. Text; 2. Check his Facebook; 3. Listen to music; 4. Talk occasionally. He's not a technowiz, I'm sure he's not going to root it or anything, he really just needs something with a nice interface and screen and easy texting (and yes, I've tried to talk him into a feature phone instead, but he has been mowing lawns to save up for the monthly service plan changes so he can be cool like his friends).
Other variables: we live in a 4G area, and the phone needs to last for 2 years until we can upgrade. I'm planning to get them on Amazon, so prices for these phones are within our budget.
My main concern with the Thunderbolt is the reported poor battery life. The Charge seems to have a nicer (brighter) screen and a longer battery. I think a 3G phone would be fine for his needs now, but I'm worried that in 2 years it may not.
Any thoughts? Experiences with these 2 phones that would be helpful?