Last Updated: Jun 21,2012
Is the MAXX on ICS, or is that still coming down the pipe?
Just a reminder that Google does not do the hardware on the phones, just the OS software.
Just want to be sure that the build quality blame get placed on the phone manufacturers.
Other than that, carry on.
My DINC was a great phone and served me well for two years.
I got the Razr Maxx last Thursday. This phone is awsome! I get 3 days of battery use without a chrage on moderate use.
DINC is the the drawer and looks lonely and little compared to the Maxx.
i'm waiting on MWC as well. nothing strikes my fancy at this point.
nice features spread across a bunch of different phones. no one phone stands above the rest.
Still in the pipe...
On my radar is the new 28nm Snapdragon S4 “Krait” MSM8960 Qualcomm processor. This processor is a requirement for me to on have on my next/first 4g phone. This is the first processor with the LTE radio built into the chip. This means its use of energy will much more efficient than any previous 4g radios. Qualcomm will be the only chip maker with this tech in the first half of 2012. Last I read no other chip make with have this till Q4 2012 or 2013, which will be to late with the world ending and all... Also with the 28nm size it will use less power than any previous snapdragon processor. The new Adreno 225 GPU is very power and will have great performance, significantly better than anything out now(not sure how it compares to tegra 3). It is a dual core clocked at 1.5+ ghz. I personally don't feel quad core processors are ready/needed for phones yet. Maybe once they are refined and optimized better. Until then they will be best served in tablets and other applications.
I hope HTC announces their next super phone with this processor at MWC and for it to be released in April/summer.
Coming up on two years w/ the Dinc and starting to look around. Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr, and the potential Incredible 3 (first HTC running Android 4) are on the list. I'm leaning towards Galaxy Nexus for a vanilla Android experience and easy upgrades. I rooted the Dinc and tried a few ROMs and settled on GPA19 Bugless Beast which is Android 2.3.7 WITHOUT Sense. I thought I would miss Sense, but the speed of vanilla Android has been worth it. I'll probably wait until mid 2012 before making the move and see what's available then.
I'm in this exact spot right now. My contract is up and I can renew now. The question is do I wait or get the Droid 4, Razr Maxx or wait for an ICS phone besides the nexus (something about no additional storage bugs me)?
I realize I can drive myself crazy with the "waiting until the best phone" thing, but I really do want ICS and expandable storage.
I'm thinking I'll wait until the end of Feb to see if/when the Inc 3 will be released.
I'd jump on the Razr Maxx, but with the questionable upgrade to ICS... I'm just on the fence.
Making the jump from the lg dare to the incredible was easy. It was like jumping from sea level to the top of mt. Rainier. The only significant difference that I can see the newer phones offering that I don't have now is a front facing camera for video chat. 4G is fast but not always accessible, when it becomes as reliable as 3g then maybe it will be worth the upgrade. As for size, it seems we are going to be seeing this larger screen thing until battery technology gets a shot in the arm. I'm just used to carrying an extra battery with me when I think I'll need it. I like the size of the incredible, might go a bit larger, but not razor large. Looks like a tablet to me.
The Droid 4 was on my radar, but after seeing it tonight, I'm back to square one. The big thing for me was the size (I want small, not a mini tablet), but the screen was just too hard to look at. What's important to me is size/feel and screen functionality. Still can't believe how bad the blur was on the D4. Surprisingly the Maxx felt nice and was fast. The Rezound was always on my list, but I was hoping for more "up to date". The Nexus is nice, but it just didn't feel good in my hands.
Great points and I agree about size. The Dinc is almost perfect -- occasionally I do wish for a slightly larger screen, but I would like a phone that is comfortable in my pocket. The main upgrades I want in my next phone are Gorilla Glass, ICS, and faster CPU. Sounds like the potential Dinc3 will be gigantic like the rest of the new phones...
All indications from this leak have been that the Incredible 3 will be similar in size and form factor to the Incredible 2. That in itself was marginally larger than the original Incredible.
Phone Size - Phone size comparison made easy!
Well, I held out as long as I could; but I just couldn't any longer. Just placed an order for my Galaxy Nexus which should be here by the end of the week. It's bee a great run, many ROM's, kernels, themes but its definitely time.
My incredible is still working great. But since they have a sale of $99 for the ReZOund and they also have the 4GB for $30 deal I decided to get it. Plus I had a $327 gift card from FiOS for signing up for another two years. So with all those perks it seemed like the right time to get a 4GB phone.
Although without the 4GB incentive I would not have ordered it. Since I go over 2GB every other month with my INcredible which has unlimted data. So there was no way the normal 2GB lan would have been enough for me. And I wasn't about to spend moremoney on my phone. $78 dollars inlcuding taxes is enough for me. And my price is supposed to stay the same with the ReZound.
If I am understanding your right, if you had an unlimited data plan, you keep that plan even if you upgrade phones. Even if the upgrade is to a 4G phone.
I hope you made sure to KEEP your current data plan. If you are on unlimited right now, you're grandfathered in with unlimited. DON'T give that up!
I've been eligible since Dec 28th. I love the DInc, but the low memory error is causing me so many problems. (Update won't Install, Mail/voice/facebook Notifications not arriving, crashes/freezes especially when using Bluetooth, Pandora can't play a song w/o skipping on any connection.) So I just bit on the Rezound $99 sale. If the phone is just too big for me, I'll probably send it back and see what comes out (hopefully in April.) Though I don't think the Incredible 3/Fireball/Ville will be significantly narrower or shorter with its supposed 4.3 qHD screen. Likely to be thinner though. I wonder how the ReZound's imaging tech differs to the ImageChip that HTC is touting. Seems like maybe it got an early iteration of it given the features the rezound has.
In the same boat. Have been eligible for my upgrade for about a month now. Held out for MWC to see what caught my eye but nothing really did. Well, except for the HTC One X but it's going to AT&T (c'mon VZW, you couldn't get that, really?!?!) Quickly leaning towards the GN, but I'm trying to hold out for a few more months to get if VZW gets anything that really excites me...
Was waiting to see what MWC had to show, wasn't impressed with anything I saw and ordered my Maxx today.
MWC did nothing for those of us VZW users. so disappointed, but with the modest release of the droid4, i'm sure something is coming. the hype of the GN is over, droid4 was blah, rezound has been forgotten. razr maxx is ok. HTC is due for another flagship phone.
The Incredible was the best smartphone I ever had and first Android device. But, I ordered a Razr MAXX on February 29 for $199.99. Verizon had a Leap Day Year sale/one day only at $100 off. The only things that I'm worried about is the size of the new device and lack of the track ball. We shall see.
I upgraded to the Rezound coming from the Incredible and kept my unlimited data. I did it on the VZ site.
I decided to upgrade my wife's non data flip phone on our family share plan with my old Incredible and they said I wasn't eligible for the Promo 4GB for $30 since its for 4G phones only so I had to settle for the 2GB for $30.
I am getting used to the bigger sized Rezound and sometimes miss my Incredible lol. But I still get to play with it.
I am trying to decide. I have a few months to go but I am going with something else. I can't live with the poor signal strength on the Incredible, I like everything else about the phone, but no more HTC.
Ordered an LG Lucid today.
I am disappointed in what appears headed to VZW. Am curious about the HTC Droid Incredible 4G, but the specs I've seen appear mid-range. If that holds true, I have been looking at the HTC Evo 4G LTE with Sprint or the HTC One X from AT&T. I have never thought about leaving VZW before but it seems like the only phones they are getting are Motorola DROIDs and that is getting a little annoying.
Separate names with a comma.