I have been having a lot of problems with my Droid Charge. I was wondering if other people are having the same issues? This is my first smart phone so I am new to smartphones.
Here are the issues I have been having.
1. 4G 3G reception is not consistent. I have been in areas (zipcodes 91304 and 94598) where 4G coverage is solid, but my phone is always down on 3G, and sometimes will even go down to "1X" when other friends around me are on 3G. Sometimes I restart the network connection by going to CDMA and then back to LTE and sometimes this will work, sometimes it won't.
I went to the Verizon wireless store today and they replaced my simcard. This has not helped however.
2. Charging using laptop - the phone charges extremely slow, but this isn't the issue because I heard this is normal. One time while charging off my laptop, it got really hot, not sure if it was the screen or battery or both, but the screen no longer accepted touch inputs. I couldn't even hold down the power button to restart or shut down the phone properly. I was afraid it would continue to get hotter, so I had to just unplug the battery to shut off the phone.
3. Charging in my car using a power inverter and a wall charger (the one that came with the phone) - when I do this, the screen goes wacky, and will not accept my touch inputs, or the puzzle piece you use to unlock will go somewhere my finger totally isn't. I have to unplug the phone in order to get touch input/control back. - this issue was solved by buying a car charger, but I have never had any electronic device that had issues with a power inverter before, cell phones, laptops, TV's, they were all fine so I don't understand why this phone can't use it.
4. Also, while using GPS, sometimes the phone shows me in a part of town 3 miles away from where I am, and then after a long time, like 5 minutes, it will get my location correct, after jumping around for awhile. I'm not sure if this is normal.
Has anyone else had these issues and no how to alleviate them?