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How is the Charge

Discussion in 'Samsung Droid Charge' started by tjk629, May 29, 2011.

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    Thinking about getting this if amazon does their free thing Monday.

    There are a few things I'd like to know:

    1. How is call quality
    2. How is the speaker phone
    3. Is the screen Gorilla Glass
    4. Is there a car dock
    5. How is GPS
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    1. The call quality on 3G or 4G is great.
    2. Very loud but if the volume is cranked up, then the sound is distorted.
    3. I read it does have gorilla glass
    4. Yes, there is a car dock, but I did not purchase it.
    5. It was fast to get a lock.
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    Thanks for the info.

    Do you miss the notification light?
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    calls are good

    speaker sounds fine for ringtones/notifications (if I play music it's through headsets or aux input on my stereo)

    I too have read it has gorilla glass and next time I'm around a VZW store I'm going to stop in and give the demo model the key scratch test that I did so many times to show people with my D1... if it doesn't scratch I'll be convinced (and immediately remove the $15 screen protector I bought.

    Yes for a dock being available.

    Haven't tried GPS yet (which raises the question why on earth haven't I?)
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    Yes, this is the one thing I do not like (the lack of LED notifications)

    There is an work around for the lack of LED lights... "NOLED" is an app designed to provide a notification when the screen is off. It works perfectly and is very customizable.
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    Oh that is a nice app. The lack of notification light was really turning me off from this. I still don't know why Samsung ditched it.

    This app though has changed my mind about it. Thanks for the info.
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    no problem! the "noled" app seems crude at first but after tweaking colors and some other things, along with the battery saving options, I'm not missing the LED notifications as much any longer.
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    Cool! Does the charge do svdo like the thunderbolt?
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    Well, find something better. I installed NoLED from the market, and it is awesome.
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    In 3G, no but while in 4G yes.
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    Any news if the Charge will support VoLTE like the Revolution?