Sprint Hero w/2.1 -VS- Droid Incredible (thoughts and opinions)

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  1. nick325i

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    I went to the Verizon store last night hoping to get a glimpse of what the EVO may be like and played with the Droid Incredible for a half hour.

    In overall speed the Incredible feels about %10-20 faster. Screen switches, app launching and the fact its running LWP the whole time without a hitch.

    In form factor the phone does not seem excessively large or heavy so no real advantage or trade-off there.

    After the digging, I could not find any features on it other than carrier specific ones, that I don't already have on a software level.

    Other than the 8MP camera and dual led, I was completely underwhelmed.

    Leaving the Verizon store I felt really good about having a hero for as long as I have and not missing a beat on the Android front.

    Unless the EVO has some staggering differences or 4g gets lit up in the middle of Wisconsin anytime soon. I'm betting on the fact that I'll be passing on the EVO for the next big thing. I was really looking forward to it, now I'm looking forward to saving $300+ dollars and my premiere upgrade for something better.
     

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  2. dan330

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    the main things for me is:

    bigger screen

    4G with voice+data

    better camera

    in that order. if the 4G with voice + data dont happen, i might wait to see what might be out next.
     
  3. robwerden

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    I think the snapdragon is for app developers though an opportunity to really enhance apps. The HDMI out and the 720 recording are also nice features.

    Your looking at the comparison like a iphone user might look at it. Trying to see different features. The obvious view to look at is how a PC user decides to upgrade a computer, simply due to the speed increase. When the PS3 game system came out, most developers had not made a game that could utilize the GPU's capabilities. Just as a comparison.
     
  4. SamXp

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    10%-20%? Are you sure? I've spent a little time with my brother's DI and it's easily double the speed. No question. 10% is a subtle, slight, improvement. There's nothing subtle about the difference between the Hero and the DI.
     
  5. lgldrgdlr

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    I would have to agree. I went from an eris to the incredible and it is double, if not more, the speed of my eris.



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  6. Kelmar

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    I'm happy paying 60 a month for unlimited text, data and mobile to mobile minutes (i think I use 15 of my regular minutes a month). No doubt the incredible is a better phone, but imo it's not worth the extra cost each month.
     
  7. nick325i

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    I'm rooted with Fresh 2.0d so I already have optimized apk's and improvement from stock 1.5 so my 10-20% is accurate in my testing.
     
  8. lewi3069

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    front video camera... very nice if skype comes out for sprint and you can do vid calls.
     
  9. 84guy

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    evo is way bigger then the incredible. 4.3 vs 3.7
     
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  10. nick325i

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    I somehow overlooked that. However with that being said can we assume that the battery life will suffer from that ?
     
  11. SamXp

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    Fresh 2.0d with aggressive autokiller here and there's no way I'm 80%-90% as fast as the DI. I can turn on haptic feedback in typing and it can keep up with me with zero lag. And I'm fast.
    Just sayin - play with the DI a little more. People can expect a vastly dramatic improvement in speed from the Hero to the Incredible.
     
  12. karnoff

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    you should have tried the voice search or voice nav on the incredible. its absolutely spot on. cant compete with whats on my hero.
     
  13. NYCHitman1

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    Well, it is using the snapdragon processor.. not to mention the increase in RAM
     
  14. Taterus Maximus

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    Also don't forget that the Evo will have HDMI out and the ability for HD playback, and just think of how fast a Fresh Evo would be, I'm pretty sure Flipz said he would support it after it's rooted
     
  15. scottmbolt

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    Amen to that brotha!
     
  16. NYCHitman1

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    The odds are that I personally would never actually use any of the above features but it's damn nice to have them on my mobile phone nonetheless.
     
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