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HTC DROID Incredible 2 Review

HTC DROID Incredible 2

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HTC DROID Incredible 2 Review
Strangely, the audio output with the handset’s earpiece is uncannily reduced over what we experienced with the Incredible S, but it’s still reasonable enough to comprehend voices. This time however, voices sound very hollow in tone on both ends of the line, but it’s still audible to carry out conversations. Moreover, the speakerphone produces some crackly tones when it’s placed on the highest volume setting.

Frustratingly, the handset is painstakingly atrocious with retaining signal strength since it’s only able to get one or two bars at -86 dBm in high coverage areas. Not only did we experience dropped connections in the greater Philadelphia area, but there are numerous times when it’s drastically fluctuating in signal strength at the same locations.

When compared to the HTC ThunderBolt, the battery life of the HTC DROID Incredible 2 is much more vastly preferred – even though it tallies in at the normal one day of normal usage. At that level, heavy users can expect to get by a solid working day without the need to recharge it, while light users will benefit the most.


Conclusion:

When it comes down to successive devices, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 manages to do everything correctly to make it a fruitful and fitting offering. Seeing marked improvements in various categories, it’s still one great all around handset at $200 on-contract, but its arrival on the scene feels ever so late and seems as though it’s past its prime already. Trying to follow after the mighty HTC ThunderBolt is one feat on its own, however, it’s already feeling as though it’s dated when you see smartphones packing worthwhile features like 4G LTE support, HDMI out, and dual-core processors out of the box. In all honestly, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 would’ve gotten some headway if it were released earlier in the year, way before the rash of next-gen competition, but it might be overlooked now in favor of those other fully packed modernized devices. Sure it’ll still get some notoriety primarily because of the Incredible branding that people are familiar with, but in the end, it might not be enough to keep people affixed to it in the long term.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android 2.2.1
Software number: 1.36.605.1
Build number: 1.34.605.4 CL341571

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Pros

  • Brilliant Super LCD display
  • Fast and stable platform experience
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Horrendous signal strength
  • Not quite a modern “high-end” smartphone
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HTC DROID Incredible 2

HTC DROID Incredible 2

OS: Android 2.3.4 2.3 2.2
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) S-LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.75 GB RAM
Size4.75 x 2.52 x 0.48 inches
(121 x 64 x 12 mm)
4.77 oz  (135 g)
Battery1450 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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