You know we had to put these two phones again each other. It’s the DROID Charge Vs. Infuse 4G. Both of these devices are packing some serious power and are the top android phones one their respective networks. Let’s begin the battle.
The DROID Charge packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display running android 2.2 with Touch Wiz UI. Instead of touch sensitive menu keys there are physical buttons which some may find a cheap look but others will enjoy the real feel of buttons. There is HDMI out to plug into your TV for HD playback but the cable is not included in the packaging. The Charge comes with a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and a rear facing camera at 8 megapixel with LED flash and 720p video capture. The camera is great and one of the best in phones now. Check the full camera review for more. Internally it’s powered by a 1.0 Ghz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE. The build is a nice and light build with a plastic but solid feel.
The Infuse 4G comes with a huge 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus display and is running Android 2.2 with Touch Wiz on top and powered by a 1.2 Ghz processor. It comes with and HDMI port and the adapter needed to use it and content will play on the TV in HD smoothly. The camera is also a 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video capture. The camera is great here too and you can check out our separate review for more details. The device is a very thing and light which is impressive for a 4.5 inch screen. While the body is made of plastic there is a nice sleek and professional style and look to it that makes it an attractive device.
In this part of the battle I will give the edge to the Infuse 4G. Samsung found a way to make a 4.5 inch screen work on a phone and work very well. The phone just has a great look to it .
Not too much to battle between in terms of software they both run Android and Touch Wiz with their carriers respective pre-installed apps. The 1.2 Ghz processor in the Infuse 4G does make things snapper on it over the DROID Charge. Both screens look wonderful and help give great battery life for android devices which both can go a full day with heavy use and 1.5 – 2 days with moderate usage.
Where these two differ is in their 4G. The DROID Charge uses Verizon’s new 4G LTE network while AT&T uses HSPA+ for 4G on the Infuse 4G. When doing the data speed test the numbers don’t lie and shows clearly Verizon is way ahead in this department with the DROID Charge getting between 3-6 Mbps in speed consistently. The Infuse 4G and AT&T have a less than Stella showing here and in some cases the speeds were slower than 3G speeds around 1 – 2 Mbps per second.
This is a tough choice to make here as I like the design of the Infuse 4G but the main features of these phones are its 4G speeds and this is where the DROID Charge wins this battle. It’s a great device overall and you won’t be disappointed. I wish it didn’t come down to just a carrier because I am sure if the Infuse 4G was on Verizon with LTE it would be on top.