Waiting for the Charge? Might want to read these reviews first.....

Discussion in 'Samsung Droid Charge' started by nerdslogic, May 6, 2011.

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    Couple of quotes for those that don't want to read the linked thread. I would recommend reading it though because it isn't all bad. There are actually some pretty cool things in there.

    "Where to begin? 3G connection issues, a plasticky build, slow display wake, a buggy and sluggish UI overlay, tons of sponsored bloatware, and an outdated version of Android (FYI: Froyo will be turning 1 year old pretty soon). Taken together, these flaws should make any reasonable person think twice about taking a 2-year plunge with the $300 Charge."

    another quote

    "What Verizon and Samsung have done is built a phone (out of plastic) with the aesthetic qualities of a fine Italian sports car, and then proceeded to stuff an old, angry 800-pound bloatware/software overlay gorilla in the trunk, and weld it shut. The result? It’s unpredictable, annoying, slows the phone down, and there’s not much you can do about it – except try and ignore it. Which, I might add, is nearly impossible."


    Here is probably the most potent statement in this review.

    "The DROID Charge has a few things going for it; namely, a great screen, a great network, and a pretty good rear-facing camera. Unfortunately, the Charge also has a lot of things working against it – TouchWiz, an old version of Android, buggy software, bloatware, connectivity issues, plastic, and most importantly: an absolutely absurd $300 price tag. For $100, I’d say the Charge was a decent phone. But at a flagship price, it gets judged like a flagship device, and that’s a standard the Charge, frankly, doesn’t live up to."

    There is however a ton of information as well as pic's of the phone and from the phone. Overall it looks fairly good....not $300 worth of good, but good none the less. This is now the second thread I have started relating this phone. Different reviews so I thought I would share this as well.

    Here is the most recent review that the above quotes were taken from which also includes several pic's and quite a bit of info.

    [Review] The Samsung DROID Charge, Or: How Slow, Buggy Software Ruined A Phone | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

    My original thread is here.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/samsung-droid-charge/144376-droid-charge-not-realling-impressive.html

    So....with all that being said.....who all is pre-ordering one? ;)
     
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    So its the Fiero of Droids?

    sent from somewhere...
     
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    ok dude....that is the funniest one line I have read in over a month.....thanks to you I now have co-workers looking at me like I am losing it over here after I just busted out laughing in the middle of a completely silent room.
     
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    touchwiz and bloat are the worst things about it?....easy fix...root and remove the bloat, instal a gingerbread ROM then instal your favorite 3rd party launcher. this is pretty much the best android phone to date. unless your in the majority of people and dont know anything about rooting, ROMs or even third party launchers. then yeah touchwiz looks HORRIBLE! and extremely UGLY!

    but everything else about this phone is amazing...with the SAMOLED+ screen and awesome battery life with LTE...i wouldnt think twice about this phone...instant buy.
     
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    Rooting will fix everything but the build quality :D

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    I totally agree......and to take staffords comment a little farther.....if ur a car guy u know its not all bad, they make a conversion kit for the fiero to swap a northstar V8 from the cadillac and make is a MONSTER!! This phone is no different, root it remove all the bloat, minor tweaks...and it too will be a MONSTER!
    Sent from my Droid
     
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    The above comments are why I recommended to read the entire thread. That is why I was saying it isn't all bad. But....the build quality might be a little worry some....but then again I guess you can say the same about all the phone's out right now. I am a bit concerned about the connectivity issues that were being described.

    But rooting won't fix the whole price tag thing either.....;)
     
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    You guys have to remember though.....when reviews are done on devices those devices are not rooted. So they are purely basing their opinions on the stock build.....which in this case if root were not possible there would be no way you would get me to buy this.
     
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    This is true for sure. The way I see it though, I will be out to root any phone I purchase in the future, so the charge actually looks pretty good to me. I don't have as much of a problem with samsungs build quality as I used to. My girl has a vibrant and she has dropped it on concrete several times and in water once and it shows no signs of quitting.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    Agreed, same goes for any other android phone.

    Just as every other android phone comes with bloat and a crappy ui.


    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums
     
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    Well that is a nice change of pace. I swore of Samsung a while back after some horrible experiences with some of their phones. Glad to hear they are turning it around.

    I totally agree with being out to Root all future phones. May it be the D3 or the DX2 for me it IS going to be rooted.
     
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    As long a Moto keeps that encryption rooting wont be as easy:)
     
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    as I am sure you saw Moto has announced that aren't going to be locking bootloaders on 2011 devices.....although I am hearing that they are going to just be "unlock\relockable"
     
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    We will probably be able to remove TouchWiz without even rooting. On the all the old galaxy S phones, you only had to clear defaults or force stop TWlauncher in the manage applications screen, and you would be given the choice to use TouchWiz or stock. Either way, a 3rd party launcher probably will be the popular choice.

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    I think rooting will be fairly easy and done as soon as the phone hits the streets. One thing everyone seems to be forgetting is that Samsung released the source code for the Charge a few weeks ago.
     
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