Verizon Q2 pricing leaked, what DROID is right for you?

April 18, 2011
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DROID... You've all seen the commercials, and the red eye on all of the top tier Verizon Wireless Android Smartphones. So what is right for you? I guess this varies from person to person depending on needs, availability, pricing and all those other exciting things like 4G LTE or a front facing camera. They are tough choices with phones getting better and better lately. It seems they all are just awesome.

The Thunderbolt is here, many of you might have passed on it, so what is next you ask? I'll tell you. We have the Samsung Droid Charge, the HTC Droid Incredible 2, the exciting LG Revolution, and last but not least the Motorola Droid X2 . A few weeks ago I saw a few tweets saying Verizon was behind everyone in terms of phone options, it looks like things are about to change.

You passed on the Thunderbolt because it was a single-core phone, but the same thing applies for the Droid Charge and the Incredible 2. They are both amazing devices though, so do we move on to the others? There isn't a lot known about the LG Revolution yet, it may or may not be a dual-core phone, but all other aspects make it a real winner. From how things are looking with our review of the LG G2x it looks like LG has plans to make a big impact on Android. So that might be my first choice, but that is just me.

The Samsung Droid Charge is everything you love about the Galaxy S, but with a larger screen, and it's the upgraded AMOLED + version also. It is a great device for someone that wants an upgrade, but doesn't need the best of the best. It is also a 4G LTE phone so it is similar to the Thunderbolt in that aspect. It also costs the most at $299. Same thing goes for the LG Revolution. It also features a bright and rich 4.3" screen, as well as the 4G LTE network, but like mentioned it may or may not be dual-core, so this is more of a personal preference as it also has 4G. Take note the more expensive phones are the two that feature 4G.

Last brings me to the Motorola Droid X2, This phone has everything you could possibly want in a mobile phone, but the 4G LTE. It is dual-core, has HDMI out, qHD high-res 4.3" screen and more. It is the most powerful phone in the lineup, but then it lacks the front facing camera, as well as the 4G LTE, yet is the cheapest. So this makes it a hard choice also, do you want top tier specs, or faster performance. I would go into more detail and break down all the prices, but you can see them in the leaked photo above. The pricing does seem odd to me, why the Charge costs the most is sort of confusing.

So what would you get? What phone fits your needs best, do you need the 4G performance for while at work, or do you want to multitask and game with the Tegra 2 dual-core in that X2? It is a hard choice for a Verizon customer. We would love to hear everyone comment below on what you think, or what phone you plan to get, and why. So please share your thoughts. Thanks for reading.

[via Phone Arena]


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  • wolfie

    I was @ my local Vzw stores in Waco Tx today an did a quadrant test on the tbolt stock from Vzw and got a 1735 on it. I currently use a DX rooted stock froyo I get 1385 their was little difference. Being my DX over 10 months old and it wasn’t that big of a difference to me in the score. Granted it has 4g and a front camera I can’t see my self with one no 4g for Waco Area till late 2012- early 2013 Anyway Looks like I will stay with the DX line an get me a DX2 no sense getting a phone that wont work in my area and traveling once a month to Dallas I can’t justify a 4g. The lo locked boot loader on the DX or the DX2 is nothing to me it will be able to be rooted and romed just like this DX was. I have confidence in re great Droid community. Just my 2¢ worth.
    Wolfs and Licks All

  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk online shopping uk

    Come on $299 for a Samsung Charge. Get Real Samsung! Remember the Galaxy S Tab came out at $599 also and is now $199 six months later. When Samsung updates the phones they put out vice keeping them on Android 2.1 and earlier is when I will even begin to look at them and at $299, I don’t think so..

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      I think when the time comes the Charge will probably end up being $199 with new contract like most. I can’t imagine them charging $300 and making you sign for 2 years. Thats crazy right thur!

      Thanks for all the comments, keep them coming.

  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk online shopping uk

    Come on $299 for a Samsung Charge. Get Real Samsung! Remember the Galaxy S Tab came out at $599 also and is now $199 six months later. When Samsung updates the phones they put out vice keeping them on Android 2.1 and earlier is when I will even begin to look at them and at $299, I don’t think so..

  • Nkmett15

    Looks like the Droid X2 for me! I was waiting for the Bionic, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening for awhile. I won’t have 4G for years either so thats out. I also don’t have any friends with a front facing camera on their phone so I don’t need one of those either. Plus, my dad loves his Droid X so I think I’ll just get it. So what if it looks that same as the original, it worked the first time so it will the second time. I was looking forward to maybe touch screen buttons instead of actual keys for the home keys, but this is Motorola we’re dealing with… you can’t get everything you want…… but you can get most of it:)

  • Tan16mjc

    I’m a droid x user now and I love my phone I want have 4g in my area for a while and I don’t need a front facing camera so I’m sticking with what I know and love and besides you can’t go wrong with motorola…so droid x2 it is

  • Tan16mjc

    I’m a droid x user now and I love my phone I want have 4g in my area for a while and I don’t need a front facing camera so I’m sticking with what I know and love and besides you can’t go wrong with motorola…so droid x2 it is

  • Anonymous

    The Bionic going bye-bye, leaving these being my only options means that this is one OG Droid owner who sees no reason to upgrade for a while.

  • mikoniko

    I HATED the TBolt (useless screen in the sun, sorry speakerphone, sucky UI) having be an orig Droid user then briefly the Samsung Fascinate which I stole from my daughter to use while I waited for the TBolt release. Surprisingly I loved the Fascinate. Sold my TBolt and am so excited about the Charge. It’s got everything I wanted the TBolt for but I much prefer the Samsung UI. I would have been fine for the Bionic and was waiting for it til I saw this news this morning. I would be more freaked by the price except I was able to make a killing selling my TBolt :-)

  • mikoniko

    I HATED the TBolt (useless screen in the sun, sorry speakerphone, sucky UI) having be an orig Droid user then briefly the Samsung Fascinate which I stole from my daughter to use while I waited for the TBolt release. Surprisingly I loved the Fascinate. Sold my TBolt and am so excited about the Charge. It’s got everything I wanted the TBolt for but I much prefer the Samsung UI. I would have been fine for the Bionic and was waiting for it til I saw this news this morning. I would be more freaked by the price except I was able to make a killing selling my TBolt :-)

  • Ethan Lipman

    for me. battery life is a major factor.. While the specs are impressive, these aren’t very “mobile” phones if they have to be plugged in all the time to keep their dual cores and 4G radios powered. I tried a the droid incredible 5 months ago, and I found its battery life to be less than incredible.. I’ve heard the Thunderbolt rips through its battery lightening fast.. So that’s the big question for me.. are all these 2nd rev phones (incredible 2, droid x2) do they have some fantastic power sipping hardware improvements to get better battery life? is there any battery life improvement to come from future versions of Android? or are we all just waiting for a brilliant chemist to come up with a battery breakthrough?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Korn/566882033 Robert Korn

    Droid Bionic is still coming out. May 12

    • Nkmett15

      Says who?? I’ve looked at all of the websites, all of the posts. Now everyone is saying it is canceled, but your saying its still coming out!! I am so confused now! IS THE DROID BIONIC STILL BEING RELEASED OR NOT?????????????????!!!!!!

    • Nkmett15

      Says who?? I’ve looked at all of the websites, all of the posts. Now everyone is saying it is canceled, but your saying its still coming out!! I am so confused now! IS THE DROID BIONIC STILL BEING RELEASED OR NOT?????????????????!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/thatguyfromny Paul McCarthy

    “It seems they all are just awesome.” No, they’re not. It seems that nobody wants to talk about the fact that we are approaching months since the release of the Atrix on AT&T and Verizon has yet to release a dual core LTE handset… They’re always behind the times with these smartphones and it’s absolutely inexcusable. The customers need to not be lemmings and demand that Verizon compete with AT&T. The fact that we have to wait until Q3 of this year for even the prospect of a dual core LTE handset that matches the state of the art is totally disgusting. We deserve speed and performance comparable to the other major providers; we certainly pay for it! These cell phone offerings are not state-of-the-art and they cannot compete with the options available on other networks; we shouldn’t be touting them as “awesome.”

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping to get a Bionic when it came out soon, now it is not. I really hope VZW gets a dual-core 4.3″ screen camera with 4G LTE from HTC soon that is not a battery hog. Anyone have any hopes? I am deperately needing to ditch my Blackberry for something that actually functions!