HTC introduces the DROID Incredible 2, to be launched April 28th at Verizon
The sequel to one of Big Red's most popular Android devices, the DROID Incredible 2 offers a slightly larger 4 inch Super LCD display than the 3.7 inch screen found on the first model. An 8MP camera remains on the back and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter has been added to the model. Android 2.2 is aboard with a 1GHz processor under the hood. 768MB of RAM graces the handset which comes with a pre-installed 16GB microSD card. This time around, the DROID Incredible 2 is a world phone which means it has both a CDMA and GSM radio inside, allowing you to roam while overseas.
The original HTC DROID Incredible was so popular that almost immediately after its launch, Verizon had to put the device on back order. A shortage of AMOLED displays from Samsung, who needed them for its own Galaxy S phones, contributed to the situation and forced HTC to switch to using a Super LCD display so that supply and demand could even out. Hopefully Verizon customers won't experience the same thing this time around with the sequel.
1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I loved the Incredible, excellent phone, and is still doin some wonderful work in my girlfriends hands. But what i'm wondering is how long after this one is out will i have to wait to send in the incredible on warranty and get back one of these?
10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
my sister intends on doing the same thing. probably not too long.
13. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
probably a LONG time. Popular phones have a huge back stock of warranty replacements. You would be lucky to get that forced upgrade within 2 years i think. It would have to be perfect timing with a temp out of stock on the incredibles.
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
if it can be done with the Original Droid it can be done with the Incredible.
16. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Yea it didn't take to long for the original droid to be switched over under warranty, and that was a huge selling phone, even right before it got cancelled.
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4537; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Another phone that will beat the iPhone 4. Verizon has another winner there!
21. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Lol so Apple is evil for releasing a year old phone... but Google is great for releasing a brand new phone with year old specs? How backwards. The only thing the Incredible 2 has over the iPhone 4 is more RAM, even then it still wont make for a smoother experience.
3. CB2047 (unregistered)
maybe its just me being greedy/picky...if this was dual core, I would be all over it. I feel like its repeating itself....
4. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I can see how it looks like that but it isn't repeating itself much at all. Bigger and better screen (compared to original AMOLED), more ran, far superior next gen snapdragon (even if it isn't dual core), better camera (same mp but better sensor), and front facing camera, upgrade to 2.3 shortly, and the 16 gb pre-installed card is always nice, and it's a world phone. All in all it's a pretty nice upgrade from the original.
6. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
I agree with CB2047, If you already have the Droid Incredible there isn't really a need to upgrade to this phone. The Droid Inc will be barely a year old when the Droid Inc 2 comes out.
1) 3.7 display vs 4.0 display
2) Both have 1Ghz Processors - Don't if the other is the "new snap dragon processor" 1GHZ is still 1GHZ.
3) Both have 8MP Camera's
4) Droid Inc has 512ram, Droid Inc 2 has 768
5) NEW FEATURE - 1.5 mp front camera
6) NEW FEATURE - World Phone.
Sorry I don't see this worth spending $200 just for because it's a world phone and 1.5 front facing camera. I would rather stick with the Droid Inc. Especially since both run 2.2
7. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Look at what you just posted though, everything is an improvement, And even though both are clocked at 1 Ghz that does not make them the same thing at all, then again i'm not sure how technologically inclined you are, but the second gen is a much better product, more power efficient, can be overclocked much farther and so on, and the software for the camera in the Incredible 2 Allows for much better quality of pictures. It is a solid product.
8. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 361; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
it really depends on if you have the money or not. either way i won't be getting this phone because i'm too attached to the small size of my 3.2" Eris but my overall thoughts are that updated processor would really make a difference... part of me wants very badly to agree with you but i do think the truth is that the updated architecture could really, really help...768mb of memory too is quite an improvement considering how much memory Apps use (Android tends to be really economic ^^) do i think its worth it if you just got the incredible a couple months ago? no, not really. same thing with the DX really but if you got the inc2 when it first came out it might be worth it. :) they should really make an Eris2 though with this updated 1ghz processor but keep the 3.2" screen lol
11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
actually 1GHZ processors can be quite different from one another in terms of speed, i'd say TI's OMAP3630 processor in the Droid X & 2 are a little faster than the first crop of Snapdragons in the Incredible and other phones and they also produce much better benchmarks and the newer Snapdragons produce better results still.
even after all of those upgrades you mentioned the reason you would soon stick with the original is because they both have Froyo? yeah, that makes sense.
17. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
agree... if you already have the incredible1 there is no reason to get it. unless your a huge tool then i guess its ok. front facing camera cant be that important to people. global only matters if you travel outside the country every other weekend (you should get a phone overseas anyway its cheaper) in which case verizon will send a loaner. as for people that dont currently have the incredible1 and have an entry level droid or anything else... totally justifiable. still a great phone even without dual core which no phone has or 4g. i predict that i will rank it in third place in verizons line up untill more phones come out.... first being the thunderbolt--then the droid x-- and then incredible 2. i put the iphone just barley below the incredible1 which is just barley behind the incredible 2.
18. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
I agree with you except as far as the Droid X being above the Incredible. I have the Incredible and my wife has the X. Both are great phones, but there have been more minor issues with my wife's X which is stock than on my Incredible. The only issues I've had with my phone have been of my own making in flashing ROM's or otherwise playing around with my phone.
9. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
I could easily live w/o a dual core as a requirement in my next phone, but no 4G is a deal-breaker. It's a shame this phone does not have that capability, as all other specs appear to be more than adequate, including the $200 price tag.
12. IOS5 (unregistered)
Ddoid incredible, bionic sound like comex book! For sure still with the same carp camera and useless audio quality still Motorola Atrix, Sony Ericsson and nexus s the best in Android phones.
15. snowgator (Posts: 3345; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
HTC is my upgrade choice, but I am in a no love situation here. No T-Mobile, so no Sensation. Sprint has no indoor reception in my area, so no EVO 3D. HTC has no dual core selections on AT&T or Verizon. If I want a 4G, I have one choice each. I will certainly give the Dinc2, T-bolt on Big Red and the Inspire and the Windows phone HD7S both a shot on the evil empire, but really guys...
19. Seylan (unregistered)
Wait, so this is basically the HTC incredible S, with the only differences being the CDMA radio and some Verizon branding?
I was expecting more...They should have called it "S" instead of the "2" because I consider this a facelift, not a sequal.
20. huh? (unregistered)
I dont quite understand...its a phone with better specs on ...well...just about everything...and it looks like an incredible....so why would this not be considered a sequel?
I honestly dont see what people would be expecting. The only thing I could see is including 4g which honestly isnt really a big deal to me.
Also its up to the person on whethere to upgrade or not. If you dont wont this then dont buy it if you want HTC with some higher specs then just get the thunderbolt. If you really like the incredible design then get this.