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Samsung 4G LTE Mobile hotspot review

It’s the Samsung 4G LTE a.k.a Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon’s second 4G LTE phone. Another addition to the superfast 4G enabled smartphone. No more slow lagging Internet!!! This phone houses a blinding 1GHZ ARM cortex A8 processor with a Hummingbird chipset packing a vibrant 4.3 inch super-AMOLED touchscreen display. Unfortunately doesn’t work on GSM networks!!!! I wonder why????

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Specifications

Features of Samsung 4G LTE

1. General
2G – CDMA 800/1920
3G – CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / LTE 700

2. Size
130 * 68 *12 mm
143 gms

3. Display
Super AMOLED touchscreen 16M colours
400*800 pixels, 4.3 inch

4. Memory
Micro-SD, up to 32 GB

5. Connectivity
3G- Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps/ LTE, up to 15 Mbps
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

6. Camera
8MP, 3264*2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
1.3MP secondary camera

7. Interface
Android OS, v2.2 (froyo)

8. Processor
1GHZ ARM cortex A8, Hummingbird chipset

9. Features
Social networking integration
MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
Flash support

10. Battery
Standard Battery, Li-Ion, 1600mAh

Features

This powerful strong phone designed exclusively for 4G networks lets you browse, download, view, buffer contents at lightning speeds. Adding to it crystal clear video chatting without buffering AT ALL!!! The 1.3MP front camera facilitates comfortable and clear video calling.

The 1GHz Hummingbird processor allows you to multitask with ease and run multiple apps at the same time.
Though it’s a single core it’s definitely not slow!

The Samsung 4G LTE runs on Android OS v2.2 (froyo) offering great apps from the android store. The fact that it does not come with Gingerbread OS is a let down, though future updates may be available. The social Networking integration helps you connect with your friends and family without any sweat. The Samsung TouchWiz UI allows you to interact with the phone better and faster.

The 4.3 inch touchscreen offer great sensitivity and response. A screen as big looks very lively and pleasing to the eyes with its super AMOLED display.

Price

Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is priced at $799.99 sim unlocked.

Review

On the whole the phone is brilliant but works only on CDMA, LTE networks (does not work on GSM).This means it cant be used in many Asian countries. A device so beautiful and powerful should be available on GSM also. We will be looking forward to that.

In the upcoming era of Dual core phones, a 4G phone with a single core is a drawback. But still Samsung doesn’t compromise on the speed with its Hummingbird chipset. A promising feature of this phone is the Bluetooth 3.0 enabling faster file transfers.

As for the aesthetics, the ALL-PLASTIC exterior makes you feel it a little cheap in your hands compared to the sturdy Steel of HTC mobiles. But the hard plastic offers great tensile strength and endurance. The phone looks a little bulky, making it less mobile.

The 8MP camera allows 720p video recording, which is a plus and a front facing camera for video calling. Well coming to the worst part, the Battery life . Its pretty bad considering the gigantic 4.3 inch screen. Lots of features and an awful battery life.

A good phone to consider buying though it’s a little overpriced for its features.

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