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Spectrum vs. Incredible 4G


  1. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone ever used both phones and can you give me your opinion on the pros and cons of each? I've read the reviews of each, but I haven't seen any direct comparisons.

    Obviously size does matter (hehe)...and the Spectrum has a better chipset...but I want real world comparisons of everyday use of the phones. Signal strength, smoothness, durability, etc.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Hey there ouch, i have moved this thread into Device Comparisons since you are comparing 2 devices!

    Hope this is alright :)
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  3. Definitely the Spectrum. Love the screen on the Spectrum, very sharp and color quality is great.

    The Incredible 4G's screen is very disappointing at only 540 x 960 pixels.

    My friend also said that the Incredible 4G's battery life is poor and only lasts him 6 hours with moderate usage.
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  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

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  5. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member

    Specs-wise, the Spectrum trumps the Inc 4G. There's no denying it...but even with it's great specs, the Spectrum was never in the same class as the Rezound, Razr, GNex, etc. Even though it was released later, the Spectrum has been kind of a dud...That leads me to believe that something must be wrong with the device. I know GB was very weak on it, and it's much better on ICS, but I'm still worried about the overall phone.

    The reviews implied the 4G was overall a very good phone. Obviously not the same caliber of the One X, but still a good, smaller device. The reviews give it good battery life and the new Sense is supposed to be very smooth. I've heard the build quality if so-so, but the Spectrum feel cheap to me as well.

    So, please keep it coming with the details of each in everyday use. Thanks!
  6. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Personally i have never really liked Sense, i always Rooted/Rom'd my device so i didn't have to deal with it lol.

    Otherwise i loved my Incredible, it was a great device. I have no doubt in my mind that the 4G is also a good improvement down the Incredible line of devices.

    the only thing i didn't like in the spec sheet was the .3mp Front facing camera lol
  7. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Of the two, I would certainly go for the Inc 4G. Spectrum has a great screen, but that's pretty much it.
    Is there a reason you're trying to choose between the two?
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  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I've never used the Spectrum, but I have gone through two Incredible 4gs. The phone itself is a nice phone. I cannot keep it in my hands though. In a month I smashed two of them. The first one I chalked up to dumb luck. The second one fell and the screen landed right on the corner of a cinderblock. It was then I knew the phone gods did not want me to own one. They are apparently very hard for me to hold on to. I've never smashed any other phone I've had ever.
  9. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the insight. I actually bought my wife a used Spectrum, but she thinks it's too big for her. So I can either re-sell it or someone has offered a trade for an Inc 4.

    I'm most likely gonna make the trade, but I wanted to get some opinions on both devices beforehand.
  10. ouch1976

    ouch1976 Well-Known Member

    Doesn't the 4G have that "tacky" rubberized back like the Rezound? What did you end up moving onto?
  11. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Yeah it does have the rubberized back, pretty sure all Incredible's have it. I dropped mine, but i put it in a tiny front jacket pocket so it was my fault. I never had issues with dropping it otherwise, i always enjoyed a bigger device like the GNex i have now because since i have big hands i always felt like it was harder to drop the GNex compared to the Incredible.

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