What he said. The display is incredible, IMO the physical kb is a non-issue. I have a friend that has a Droid 3, I just think the charge is a more advanced phone!
The Charge has a beautiful screen, but it is the buggiest phone I have ever had. And that includes the original G1. The radio on this phone is terrible. Constant dropped data connection. Poor voice quality on calls. I've had the phone ~9 months and the battery time is now 6-8 hours with very light usage. At least they fixed the GPS so it finds your location -- the first ~6 months that hardly worked at all. The hardwarwe is underspec'd too. Aside from the amazing screen, the phone is really half baked.
Droid 3. Droid charge is a piece of **** and made of plastic
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Sorry to hear you've had a sh***y experience with the charge. I've had my Charge for about 9 months also. At first the battery was 6-8 hrs, but now it routinely goes 15+ hours with light use. Voice quality is perfect! Sounds like you have a defective phone.
For the following reasons:
Dual Core processor (Faster)
Better display (Charge is 800 x 480...Droid 3 is 960 x 540)
Keyboard (I personally don't care about Keyboards, but the one on the Droid 3 is decent)
The only thing the Charge has going for it is Super AMOLED and 4G...but it is really just a matter of preference. AMOLED has deeper blacks but are more prone to ghosting and burn in and (at least from what I have seen) do not handle gradients as well. I tend to go with higher resolution myself, which in this case is the Droid 3. I have 4G, and IMO it is not as big a deal as I was expecting, though it is nice to have. The Droid 3 is also physically a little smaller, which might be relevant if you have girl hands.
If you can afford it, I would get one of the newer phones though. The HTC Rezound, LG Spectrum, Galaxy Nexus, or Droid Razr Maxx (in that order). All of them have faster processors, double the RAM, better displays (Except for the Razr they all have 720p screens), and will get better support. All of them are 4G.