HTC Droid Incredible 2 Unboxing
First and foremost, this shouldn’t really surprise anyone since it’s basically identical to the HTC Incredible S that we reviewed last month, but since this is Verizon’s version, it’s obviously fitted with the DROID branding. On the front and back of its packaging, we find some images of the handset in question, while its overall metallic packaging tastefully complements its DROID nature. Not surprisingly, we only find the usual assortments of items inside – such as the microUSB cable, wall charger, and usual set of documentation.
Naturally, the handset looks and feels larger than its predecessor, which is mainly due to the larger sized 4” WVGA Super LCD display it’s packing along. As for the other specs, it’s pretty much the standard fanfare with its 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 768MB of RAM, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, 720p video recording, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 16GB microSD card. Increasing its worth is the fact that it’s a world phone which you can use abroad – meaning, there’s a SIM card slot with it.
Going on sale starting tomorrow, April 28th, you can pick one up for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. However, if you’re torn about picking this one up, especially when you’ve got the HTC Thunderbolt as well to consider, just hold off because we’ll have our comprehensive review up soon! In the meantime, you can check out our unboxing video below.
1. sailing4life11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
So I have a question. I'm on Verizon and can get an upgrade. The phones I'm looking at are the Droidx2, Incredible2 and the Galaxy s2(might not come out for verizon soon), which should I get. The reason for no 4g phones is because Verizon isn't planning on having 4g anytime soon.
9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, i would suggest you get the Incredible 2 if you need a phone as soon as a few weeks but otherwise you might just wanna wait because there's still a few unknowns out there that might land in Q3 like the Droid 3 for example.
13. iSellPhones (unregistered)
But you also need to take into consideration Verizon said they would have full 4g coverage by 2013, and the phone you would be upgrading to would be the phone you pretty much would have for the duration of your 20 month contract. Gotta think ahead when buying technology, especially things with contracts. You don't wanna be that guy that comes into my store with an original Droid complaining its not as fast and cool as his friends' phones.
2. sailing4life11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
sorry no 4g coverage in my area anytime soon.
3. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Get the X2. If it has Gingerbread and new Blur, it will be the best 3G smartphone Verizon ever released.
10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
still enjoying Gingerbread i assume? xD
12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
well i'm sure that's good news on behalf of DX owners then. xD i tried out the rooted leaked Gingerbread ROM on my Droid 2 and it wasn't as stable as i'd like it to be so i SBF'd and now i'm waiting for my update, hopefully not for long.
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't bother rooting my phone, because I've never found any need. I know that it theoretically gives me access to some features that I don't currently have, but it's not worth the risk of bricking my phone to me.
I'm running stock Gingerbread, and apart from the very occasional hiccup, it's done wonders for my phone. I just hope this new Blur isn't a fluke.
16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
dude, google applanet, click on the first link, let it install and when it's done open it and search for z4root, easiest possible way to root, it's just a one touch procedure and you can unroot it via the app internallly as well.
yeah, it's definitely an improvement, my dad has it on his X and i'm so jealous, i'm probably still gonna keep GO Launcher EX over the new Blur when i get the update though.
4. darthray1 (unregistered)
I would recommend, the Droid Incredible2. It has the new Htc Sense ui, front facing camera, you have numerous customzations, new Htc skins , lots of widgets, and video and camera looks amazing.
15. Thunderbolter (unregistered)
The Thunderbolt does that too, with 4G. ;)
17. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the Incredible also has ABOVE average battery life while the Thunderbolt has BELOW average bettery life. ;)
19. veggiebug (unregistered)
I have the Incredible S (it's out since a month here in France) and I can tell you it's an absolute piece of beauty. Except for the video recording that is jerky I have absolutely no complain. And yes the battery life is great, I go up to 2 days of normal usage with one charge. It's definitely a good choice if you dont care a bout 4G.
5. sailing4life11 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Thanks, when they both come out I'll check them out.
8. Scottyb112 (unregistered)
The incredible 2 seems like a decent choice.. Ive been reading alot on the new phones lately. I have no 4g in my area as well, and im also eligible for an upgrade. But the x2 prpbably wont be out for a few months. Im not reading good reviews on the Samsung charge which comes out tomorrow, besides its good screen. so im having the same issue.. IM Itching For A New Phone!!! But, Waste the upgrade now?? Or Save it for a Better phone in a few months, that is what i cant decide.. Good luck
18. Jonny (unregistered)
Would you consider getting the HP Pre 3? It should be coming to Verizon.
20. cpederson4100 (unregistered)
Just a note for Corporate Users. If your Exchange Administrator requires encryption for your ActiveSync compatible phones, the HTC Incredible 2 has been updated to block the ability for your device to sync, unlike the Droid Incredible (Original). It will go through the initial setup, acknowledge that you may have pin requirements, and indicate that the administrator will be able to remote wipe your device without any prompts to you. It will even take you through the PIN/Password setup, and enforce the lock timer, as well as failed attempts wipe. However after all that is done, you will get an error message "Exchange Policy Error: Unable to sign in to your Exchange account because your policy settings are incompatible with those on your server. Please contact youe (they misspelled it, not me!) IT team for assistance." When you click details it will read "Policy setting incompatible: Device encryption enabled, Require device encryption. Please contact youe (again on the HTC) IT team for assistance."
As always Touchdown is a great solution for Exchange Activesync Enabled users who want to sync Corporate Data on their anDroid devices.
21. John (unregistered)
HTC Droid Incredible 2 is an Android based 4G phone and the best camera Smartphone from the HTC circle.http://mobile-store.dell.com/show_category/b
22. Verizon Guru (unregistered)
the Incredible 2 is not 4g capable, so don't be fooled.
23. HTC annoyed..... (unregistered)
How do i get over the problem you described WITHOUT changing any corporate software?
I need to see my corporate emails which are not coming through now....
thanks for any help.