Samsung DROID Charge vs. LG Optimus 2X – Review

by Jerry D on July 17, 2011

This fight compares the Samsung DROID Charge against the LG Optimus 2X. Who wins? As usual, we let a cascade of stats and specs decide…

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Stat-fight: Samsung DROID Charge vs. LG Optimus 2X

Compare the two handsets and the DROID Charge measures 130.0 x 68.0 x 12.0mm, while the Optimus 2X is 123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9mm in comparison. The DROID Charge is the taller of the two phones by 6.1mm. Measure the weight of the duo and the DROID Charge weighs 143g, while the LG Optimus 2X is a more lightweight 139g.

Samsung has built the DROID Charge with a superb 4.3-inch touch-sensitive display. The Super AMOLED Plus screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Considering the size of the display and the overall pixel count of 384000, the DROID Charge has a pixels per inch (PPI) rating of 216.977.

At only 4.0 inches, the Optimus 2X’s touch-sensitive LCD screen has less room. Like the DROID Charge, its screen has a 480 by 800 resolution. With 384000 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is 233.25 pixels per inch.

Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Samsung DROID Charge VS LG Optimus 2X
Display 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 4.0-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Hummingbird 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2, featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex A9
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 40GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 720p HD video capture 8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, 1080p video recording
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A. 3G/HSDPA (10.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 68.0 x 130.0 x 12.0mm 63.2 x 123.9 x 10.9mm
Weight 143g 139g
Talktime 11.0 hours 8.0 hours
Standby 280 hours 400 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, Blockbuster Mobile Application, ThinkFree Office and a digital compass GPS/A-GPS, Ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce GPU, DLNA content sharing, HD (720p) TV-out via HDMI, digital compass and a gyro-sensor

Analysis: Samsung DROID Charge vs. LG Optimus 2X


Best Connectivity: DROID Charge (1-0)
Best Size/Weight: Optimus 2X (1-1)
Best Camera/Video: Optimus 2X (1-2)
Best Display: DROID Charge (2-2)
Best Processor: Optimus 2X (2-3)
Best Software: Draw (3-4)
Best Storage: Draw (4-5)
Best Battery life: DROID Charge (5-5)
Best Extras: Optimus 2X (5-6)

BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus 2X wins!

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