Droid Charge vs LG Revolution: Conflicting Forces, Which One?

Are you having a hard time deciding what smartphone to buy with a choice of handsets as long as your arm, well in fact both arms? Trying to avoid the popular iPhone 4 and opting for something a little different? Since the start of this year, we have spoken about many devices particularly that of mobile phones and before release, we tend to bring you news on specs, possible price, retailers and comparisons between others. Two such handsets are that of the Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution which we spoke about just the other day in relation to price.

Both phones are new to the market and we have reported on both individually, so now its the time to put them side by side. Firstly if we look at the Droid Charge this will include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which will be running on Android’s 2.2 OS and have the inclusion of 4G LTE. In terms of processor it will incorporate a single 1GHz Hummingbird along with 8GB of internal memory. If for you the size of the camera plays a big part in your decision, we can tell you that the Charge will bring a 8MP rear and 1.3MP to the front. As we have mentioned in previous posts, the one downside to this phone if any, is the lack of dual-core processor that many others benefit from.

Moving onto the LG Revolution which will also come with a 4.3-inch but TFT screen and Android’s 2.2 Froyo OS, 4G network, 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with 2GB of memory with the expansion to 32GB. It lacks the Droid’s impressive camera giving an average 5MP rear. The one benefit that the LG has above the Samsung is that of the pre-installation of the Netflix app allowing you to watch your favorite TV shows and movies.

In an interesting article over at Slashgear, Ammon Carpenter has given the LG Revolution a good hands-on and compared it to the Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt. Just some of his results include that on appearance, the Revolution beats that of the Charge with a good solid feel compared to the plastic like casing of the Samsung. Disappointment was felt with the non-introduction of Android’s Gingerbread or Honeycomb OS. An added bonus to the LG is that of its custom user interface giving an organised apps menu along with 7 tabbed home screen. If its the benchmark tests that interest you, then the Revolution with its single core processor faired better than the Charge but not as good as the HTC Thunderbolt.

What are your thoughts on the new LG Revolution? Do you think it is a Droid Charge or HTC Thunderbolt contender?