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[Video] Droid Charge Hands-On: It's Got the Looks, But Does it Have the Brains?

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 29, 2011

The Android Charge is a pretty phone with futuristic styling and an evil eye from Lord of the Rings as its start-up display, but it doesn't seem to have much else going for it, at least according to Android Police.

"Using the DROID Charge is a lot like stepping into a Ferrari, starting it up, and putting the petal to the metal – only to find someone’s stuck the engine from a Corolla," writes David Ruddock, on the blog.

Unfortunately, the cool looking phone is bundled with Froyo TouchWIz and a lot of useless apps. This means a lot of screen lag. It also might have a few bugs. Here you can see Android Police's hands-on video of the phone, including the packaging that is so fancy it lead to an Apple lawsuit:

Since the above video didn't cover camera quality, here's a video of the phone's camera in action (before it was even named the Charge), courtesy of Mobiture:

Looks like a stylish phone with good hardware and not-so-fantastic firmware. We'll wait and see how it runs with a custom ROM...

Source: Android Police

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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