Samsung DROID Charge vs. Motorola Atrix (4G) – Review

by Jerry D on July 10, 2011

It’s the Samsung DROID Charge versus the Motorola Atrix in this big phone fight. Each one gets to pick random weapons from the bag to give it an edge. The new DROID picks an evil-looking Gaelic claymore and George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons in hardback. The Atrix pulls out a deadly Spontoon Tomahawk and a rolled-up Justin Bieber poster. Seconds away, round one…

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Stat-fight: Samsung DROID Charge vs. Motorola Atrix (4G)

Look closely at the two combatants and you’ll see that the DROID Charge features a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED Plus display, 4.3 inches across with a quoted resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Jamming 384000 pixels into this screen size gives the Samsung phone a pixel density of 216.977 pixels per inch (PPI).

The touch-sensitive LCD display on the Motorola Atrix is less roomy, measuring 4.0 inches across. It boasts a higher resolution however, specifically 540 by 960 pixels. In comparison, there are 518400 pixels onscreen, giving the Atrix a pixel density of 275.25 pixels per inch.

In terms of processor speeds, the DROID Charge’s processor is a single-core, 1GHz Hummingbird chip, while the Atrix (4G) uses a Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, rated at 1GHz. Read the full smartphone comparison below…

Samsung DROID Charge VS Motorola Atrix (4G)
Display 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 4.0-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 540 x 960 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Hummingbird 1GHz Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo) Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBlur. An update to 2.3 planned for later in the year
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 48GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face/smile detection and 720p HD video capture 5.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging and 720p video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A. 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 68.0 x 130.0 x 12.0mm 63.5 x 117.8 x 10.1mm
Weight 143g 136g
Talktime 11.0 hours 9.0 hours
Standby 280 hours 250 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, Blockbuster Mobile Application, ThinkFree Office and a digital compass GPS/A-GPS, Gorilla Glass, HDMI out, 1080p capable (via post-launch software update), eCompass, stereo FM radio with RDS, laptop docking capability

Analysis: Samsung DROID Charge vs. Motorola Atrix (4G)


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

BPF verdict: It’s a tie!

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