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HTC Droid Incredible Review

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Apr 2010, 04:26

There is no denying at this point that Verizon is clearly at ease now that Android's launch has proven to be such a huge success and will venture even deeper by following up with HTC Droid Incredible that will take its reign in the US as the most powerful Android device currently available...

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posted on 22 Apr 2010, 16:26

22. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

The stereo headset packaged with BlackBerries is actually pretty decent.

posted on 22 Apr 2010, 16:26

23. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


posted on 23 Apr 2010, 17:30

24. spk (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)

working at vzw, i have been able to play with this phone alot the last 2 days and i personally feel it is the greatest phone to ever grace vzw's lineup. it is everything i could have possibly hoped it could be. i will definitely be purchasing this phone. it definitely lives up to the hype. we will be selling millions of these things!

posted on 23 Apr 2010, 22:17

25. koutrelakos (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)

this is good to hear, as I love my Droid but it has too many bugs so I'm going to see if they'll swap it out for the incredible. one question, though: is the 3.5mm headphone jack as loose as it is on the Droid? because i'm tired of carrying around my phone and my iPod..

posted on 24 Apr 2010, 16:32

26. tacjam (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Apr 2010)

LOL...after watching Google and HTC ignore Nexus One users for their 3g issues...and this phone is based on the same hardware...you'd be CrAzEy to buy it! Hit the Nexus One Forums..their problems have been ignored like MAD!

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 11:39

28. PaulRivers (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

"after watching Google and HTC ignore Nexus One users for their 3g issues" While I find that annoying, being that this phone uses entirely different technology (cdma rather than gsm) it may not have any of those issues - it's most certainly not using the same hardware internally, that would be impossible.

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 11:54

29. PaulRivers (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

Every time there's a new phone, there's always a couple of comments about how they wish it had a bigger screen. And while I hope someone makes an android phone with a bigger screen for those people, I don't want one. I want one with a smaller screen. I was hoping they'd release a phone the same size as the htc droid eris, or even slightly smaller (but with better battery life). I just don't need more screen real estate unless it gets up to iPad size (might be a bit difficult to carry in my pocket then, lol). I'd just like something that was a great phone (call quality reception) and I could do some basic web browsing on. I don't think I'm alone either. I have 4 friends who all already have droid phones. 3 of the 4 all said the same thing - after reading the reviews they went to the store to buy a Motorola Droid, but after handling the Droid and the Eris found they really didn't like the big, heavy, blocky feel of the Droid and purchased an Eris. Only 1 of my 4 friends actually bought a Motorola Droid. I'm disappointed they made the phone bigger, would have liked to see a more Eris-sized phone. I'm glad they didn't add a keyboard (if you want a keyboard, you can get the Motorola droid, though admittedly it would be great if they put a better keyboard on it). And I think phonearena's comments about build quality seem pretty silly - I'd much rather have a lighter phone (especially on something this big, which isn't light to begin with) than a heavier phone with more metal in it. I guess I'll see what it's like when I get it!

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 11:56

30. PaulRivers (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

I should add that although I didn't like the "build" on the Motorola Droid (to blocky, heavy, industrial), the Nexus One did look pretty good, and that's what phonearena said it wasn't as good as. Hmm. Still not a huge issue (far, far more concerned with call quality), but I suppose it's nice to have a pretty design. :-)

posted on 28 Apr 2010, 12:49

31. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

this phone should be in the nines.... go have hands on with the device and try and find one thing wrong with it..... oh wait beside its not an iphone. (for you tools)

posted on 30 Apr 2010, 11:27

33. PaulRivers (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

Alright, I've had this phone for a day now - 1. The visual design of the phone is fine. I personally far prefer it to the Droid's "industrial", I'm-carrying-a-brick-with-me design. And I find **NO** fault with the feel of the build quality of the phone. There's nothing loose, creaky, etc about it, it's very solid feeling. My guess is that the reviewer simply like heavy, "industrial" feeling phones - I prefer a lighter phone over something with more heft (functionality before "feel"). That's a personal preference only, if you prefer something "sleeker" and "more professional", and just plain lighter in your pocket like I do, you'll prefer the Incredible, if you really like something heavy you'd prefer the Droid. I don't like to carry around a heavy phone. The visual design is good, though not "OMG awesome". More interesting looking than an iPhone, but perhaps not as cool looking as the Nexus One looks in pics (haven't seen it in person, so I can't make a real comparison). Again, I find the Moto Droid's "industrial" design kind of obnoxious, so this one is by far preferable (with my sense of aesthetics, of course yours might be different). The back on the phone isn't *NEARLY* as loud as it looks in pics. The somewhat grippy rubber material makes the phone easier to hold onto than a slick surface would. It also doesn't "stand out" like it does in pictures. Could it be described as boring? Possibly, kind of a matter of opinion. But could it be described as "Loud"? No. Not if you see it in person. Anyways, hope this helps anyone trying to make a decision regarding how the phone looks.

posted on 04 May 2010, 16:50

35. shotine (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

Are you blind or just have not taste in phones?, you gave the piece of crap palm a 8.5 on design and the incredible a 6.5 on design. This is the best phone on the market imo.

posted on 06 May 2010, 08:40

36. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

I think they lower points on the design to bring the final "average" below 9. I like the design, call me insane but I prefer the back than the front lol. Anyway, it is snappy, it's fast, and works great, it's a pity HTC didn't make a GSM version of this Incredible phone.

posted on 18 May 2010, 12:48

37. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)

You're Mom has a somewhat cheap feel

posted on 01 Sep 2010, 18:03

44. impressed (unregistered)

This is a great review. I am a Palm Lifedrive owner looking for an upgrade -don't care that much for a phone function as to be able to replace Lifedrive's "DriveMode" = external (4GB) drive- with ability to load and read (edit might be asking too much?) Word and Excel files. Or, not as a external drive, but with the ability to read those files saved on microSD/internal memory. Is Incredible able to do so? If not, is there such PDA/smarphone on the market? I would like to be able to browse and email data/pictures - is such item available for a full price but not a plan (or the least expensive plan since I am not into "phoning" that much)? And it should work globally. Waiting for a reply.

posted on 14 Dec 2010, 14:47

45. musicluvr.nm (unregistered)

I have to agree that the products used on the exterior are a cheap, and the side lacking buttons shows a minimalisitc approach. But I think the back stands out and is cool. It looks like a topographical map, which is different than what we see in other phones.

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