HTC Droid Incredible is incredible

HTC Droid Incredible is incredible
In the course of the last few months, our team got infected with an odd type of virus, called “Incredible flu”. The disease is highly contagious and is caused by the constant flood of news, reporting on the HTC Droid Incredible. You know – “Incredible is coming on May 15/April 19/February 31!”, or “HTC Incredible will feature a Snapdragon/Black Dragon/Fairy Dragon processor”, and so on. The good thing is this all ended yesterday with the official announcement of the phone. So, is the HTC Droid Incredible a winner? Well, everything points to this…

The hardware of HTC Droid Incredible is its greatest power. It’s not like we see a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, 8MP camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 576MB RAM and 8GB built-in memory (plus microSD slot) combined in a single device every day. Oh, and don’t you think this back is so sexy? Ok, ok … it’s a bit angular, but still…

Besides, the device has the most recent version of Android – 2.1, and the Sense UI, that has proved to be very convenient to use.

Another reason for us to believe that Verizon Wireless is going to sell loads of HTC Droid Incredible units is the price: $199 (after $100 mail-in rebate) is more than a good price for such a high-end device.

We expect Big Red to start offering the Google Nexus One in the near future and it should become the closest match to the Incredible. The technical characteristics of Google’s phone are not as impressive, but it still ranks among the best. In fact, it fails to surpass the Desire in terms of camera (5MP, as compared to 8MP), has 64MB less RAM, doesn’t have enough built-in memory, and no Sense (which can be fixed with an unofficial ROM). In case it gets a good price tag (cheaper than the Droid Incredible), it can become a good competitor.

Below, you can see a table presenting a comparison of the main features of HTC Droid Incredible, Google Nexus One and Motorola DROID – the latter being an enormous success. The DROID offers a QWERTY keyboard, unlike the Incredible and Nexus One. You can compare the specs of the HTC Droid Incredible with many other phones using our special tool, or make visual comparison with other models using the Size Compare.

Verizon Wireless is getting some precedence over Sprint and its HTC EVO 4G, which is expected to hit the shelves this summer, as the Droid Incredible is coming out as soon as April 29. The Incredible seems to be the right Android choice for Verizon Wireless customers right now. Would you agree?

HTC Droid Incredible Specifications



1. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

So, I know the Nexus One is supposed to come out for Verizon...but is there any point now? Just going down the line, it just seems that the Incredible is either the same or ahead of the Nexus One...

2. saysme

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

Its all about variety right. Its a little different. Plus some people just want that certain phone no matter what.

7. totes_magotes unregistered

also the nexus one will only be availible through google, not in the verizon stores.

9. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

The nexus what? Is it like the Incredible? (lolz)

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I like how this phone has more internet hype than Sprints 4g and Evo 4g combined...LOL VZW FTW

3. kid.wonderbread

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

Couple mistakes on the chart. The Moto Droid has been upgraded to Android 2.1 and the Incredible will be able to handle a 32gb SD card as well.

13. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Actually the Incredible will only hold a 16 GB. VZW has confirmed this.

14. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

And the spec sheet may be comparing the info to phones based on it's specs at release. which is why moto droid shows 2.0 not 2.1. that would be my guess.

4. Gawain

Posts: 452; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

Does the Incredible have a small track-ball or track-pad? It doesn't seem clear to me on my display. Or is it a recessed trackball (I'm guessing)...

8. neoncp

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

It's an optical trackpad

5. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

The back looks cheap to me but I do like the touch of visual interest. On a side note I'm ready to HTC to put out a high quality, High end Android phone with a physical keyboard. It's nice that the screens are getting bigger on the phones. And onscreen keyboards aren't as cramped, but if the phone is running multiple apps the onscreen Is completely unresponsive or so slow u don't want to type. Like now on my hero.

6. aclsmb

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I'm just surprised, no one has really mentioned what seems like a big deal to me which is that there's 8GB onboard memory. I don't believe a single HTC phone up until now has had this feature. Doesn't this addresses the app storage issue that has been mentioned before for all the previous non-iPhone smartphones that have expandable storage, but no built in storage. Or will that still be an issue? Win7 is requiring onboard storage for their phones, but no Android phones have had onboard storage until now, isn't that correct?

10. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

You are correct sir. Plus, I think another major point is that 8mp camera will trump all other cameras VZW has put out on devices, with a duel LED flash. And, according to the other phonearena article recently on Flash Support, only android phones with a strong enough Processor (the nexus one so far) would be able to support it, this makes another one to look forward to flash.

11. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Next upgrade night vision lol j/k.. I actually watched a video on that phone how the screens has the jump feature. it is sick!

15. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

another thing no one noticed is the hump on the back of the phone....the weird angular design...this is so it can fit the 1300 mah batter it comes with or a 1500mah battery from a tp2 or imagio...kind of an interesting feature

16. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

hehe stack it up with its true competition the evo

19. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010


17. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I hope this 8MP isn't like the Moto Droid's 5MP... Knowing what a high quality company HTC is, I'm sure it won't be.

18. rathdrum77

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Flat out sexy. And taking Droid to the next level.

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