HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE User Reviews
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Reception9.6/10Display8.6/10Build quality8.4/10Text input7.8/10Everyday usage8.7/10UI speed8.7/10Camera8.6/10Multimedia8.9/10Internet8.9/10Call quality9.3/10Battery7.9/10
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posted on 28 May 2014, 22:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Joehaley6 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I loved this phone when I first got it. The size was great, it fit right in my pocket. I had no problem with the smaller 4" screen, since images were actually incredibly clear, and colors were incredibly accurate. It was my first experience with 4G LTE, so the phone seemed blazing fast. The Snapdragon S4 Plus looked to be a pretty solid chip and Ice Cream Sandwich was pretty snappy on it. I never had any connectivity issues at all.
However, there were problems.
The first time I had to warranty the phone, it was because the phone would turn itself off, and wouldn't start back up until it decided to. It just got stuck in the boot up screen. I tried doing a factory reset. No dice.
The second time I had to warranty the phone, it kept getting stuck in dock mode. I took it to a VZW Corporate store, and their tech said it was likely because of an issue with the USB port, and that he fixed it by straightening out the connector's pins. An hour later, same thing. Maybe it was the male connector, then. New chargers didn't help. I even downloaded an app for a couple bucks to completely disable dock mode, and that didn't work either. Warrantied again.
A few months later, I noticed VZW isn't even selling the phone anymore. It was only on the market for a year. I guess I wasn't the only one having problems, and I guess I was due for another. I noticed my pocket getting extremely hot at work, and after hearing about Samsungs exploding batteries, I immediately pulled my phone out and yanked...Build quality 1/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 4/10
posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:14 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)
could have been a good phone
kirk_lazarus has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
yes it could have been a good phone if it had received android 4.1 jelly bean as it was promised by htc . I bought it in December 2012 cause I read articles about phones expecting to be updated to android 4.1 jellybean ; the htc droid incredible 4g lte was on that list . after 1 year & 1 month , instead of receiving android 4.1 , Verizon & htc decided to upgrade it from the laggy android 4.0.1 to the as laggy android 4.0.4 , it is still running the laggy ice cream sandwich & sense 4.0 . I'm not an android expert , I'm not into rooting my phone & installing launchers , I just want my phone to just work .the problem with this phone wasn't the hardware . it was the os or software ( android 4.0 or sense 4.0) . it is a decent looking phone though. I have moved on to the Motorola droid mini which is great because of android 4.4 kitkatBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 7/10Display 9/10Battery 6/10
- beat audio
- verizon's tendency to not push out updates
- bluetooth L.E
- sense 4.0
posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:26 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)
RedblackG has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Overall, I'm glad that I have this device. I am a very media oriented user, lots of pictures and music, and this phone fits the bill nicely. The Beats Audio, much to my surprise, actually does make a difference when listening through my car stereo via aux cable. The bass is much more defined and even voices seem a bit clearer when the Beats is active.
I came from a Galaxy Nexus and I can't wait to go back to it, however. The screen size is really quite small (which I knew when I activated it) but I wasn't expecting text input to be so difficult. I don't have gorilla-sized hands but I still find it very difficult to be as accurate on this device as others when typing. The space bar is very small and I find myself accidently hitting the 'b' or 'v' key instead of the space when typing.
The battery life is quite excellent, especially considering how much music I am listening to all day long.
I do have two pet peeves about the UI, you have to go into the settings to change the wallpaper. I know this is incredibly picky but, it seems silly to me to have to go into the settings into personalization when every other device I have used only requires a long press on the home screen to adjust the wallpaper settings. The other complaint I have is the unlock screen. There is no way to turn off the ring unlock. I found it awkward that there was the initial HTC ring unlock, then the user defined unlock is a secondary step. This to me seems redundant and for HTC to have one of the...Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 6/10Display 6/10Battery 10/10
- Beats Audio
- 8mp Camera
- Battery Life
- Call Quality
- User Interface
- Screen Size (too small)
- Text Input/Keyboard
- Camera Flash is very weak
posted on 18 Jan 2013, 04:10 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
Very Good Voice/Call Quality
Heretic has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've had this phone for just two days, and the countless rave reviews i read about it's voice/call quality are right on.
Talk about hearing and being heard clearly!
By the way, the phone's other functions don't mean squat to me.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- voice/call quality, one hand operable, pocketable
- None yet. If i find a con i hope phonearena will let me edit this review
- I found 1 con. When sorting contacts into groups, there's no "business" group.
posted on 26 Sep 2012, 13:32 (Posts: 445; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
DROIDInc4 is a little beast!
LionStone has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Great little phone with big power and great battery life. If you only get 4-5 hrs, you definitely jacked it up because I'm getting 12-15 hrs on 4G the whole time! I use the mobile hotspot and connect to my other devices and it plugs along without a whimper!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Too many to list
- wifi notification icon in notifications
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posted on 15 Sep 2012, 05:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Best 4" Android, period.
tx2ma has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I am in what seems to be a minority of users who wants a "small" Android phone with high-end specs. Seems as though all the smaller phones are the entry-level ones with basic feature sets. I previously had the HTC Evo Design 4G on Sprint, which is essentially the same phone on the outside but with lower-end "insides". When I saw the Droid Incredible 4G, I jumped ship from Sprint after 15 years and got it. After 2 months of use, I'm 99% satisfied. It's a great overall package, especially if you want a reasonably-sized phone. I'm definitely not a phablet fanboy.
The best features, in my opinion, are the camera, the overall performance of the CPU/graphics, and the very good battery life. The camera on this thing is outstanding. The shutter speed is exceptionally quick; way better than even my most recent point n shoot Sony digital camera. On top of that, it takes impressive pictures even in low-light or without a flash. There are a good deal of settings to play around with. I found the best pics generally come by using a manual ISO of 400 and by selecting the appropriate manual light setting such as "fluorescent", "cloudy" etc. (don't use auto for anything!). The UI/ overall performance is smooth as butter, with no lag, and nice quick response, even with a bunch of junk like Norton Mobile Security running. Boot up time is notably fast. And to round it out, this phone has the best battery life of any smartphone I've owned. I can easily make it through a 10-11 hour...Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Great camera
- Good battery life
- Smooth, quick, responsive performance
- Perfect form factor
- Persistent "turn on wi-fi" notification, can't be turned off
- Stock HTC mail app issues/bugs
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posted on 11 Aug 2012, 09:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Incredible 4g review
jakesky40 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have had this phone for some time now, and it's been decent. I do like the 4G speeds and I do prefer the HTC sense UI over any other android UI out there. the build quality is fairly good along with the reception and the call quality when using the phone. however I did not like the display or the camera, the display would washout to nearly nothing and sunlight and had terrible viewing angles in my opinion, the camera was pretty good but I did not prefer the video on it as there is no way I can make it steady regardless of how well I hold it. The worst thing about it I would say is the battery life with only about four hours or five hours of pretty heavy use I could never make it through a day on one chargeBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 4/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 3/10Display 4/10Battery 3/10
- build quality
- call quality
- UI design
- display washing out
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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Best Incredible ever
Jamo0420 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Best Incredible to date! HTC took everything you could want your phone to do and put it in the Incredible 4G LTE! With Android 4.0.3 skinned with HTC amazingly intuitive Sense 4 you can not go wrong with this phone! One mistake phonearena made is they said that The Inc4 is not dual mode CDMA/GSM they are wrong it is GSM compatible being one of Verizons 4G LTE global phones.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 07 Jul 2012, 18:30 (Posts: 27; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
HTC DROID Incredible 4G
babyboy14622 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
best htc 4.0 phone i have had out of any other phone. this is a great size of phone. the screen is immaculant, ease of use, sound quality, hd phone, doesnt drop calls, signal strength is great. i rate this phone myself a 10. camera/ camcorder is awesome to use.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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