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  1. mac35

    mac35 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, it looks like the reviews are starting to come in over the next few days so I thought I'd start a thread where we can compile all of the major (and not so major I suppose) media reviews.

    First up:

    Droid Incredible review -- Engadget

    The "wrap up" portion of the review:
    Feel free to add other reviews to this thread as they come out.
     

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    Oops double post, sorry about that. :(
     
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    Too..many.. reviews. Like what Engadget had to say though... making me not want the N1 so bad. Especially liked the bit about the sensitivity zones on the capacitive buttons being fixed.
     
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    Summary from the reviews so far:

    Good :)

    1. Call quality
    2. Speaker volume
    3. Nice build
    4. Great camera (for a phone)
    5. Responsive touch screen

    Bad :(

    1. Apps can not read the internal storage memory correctly, if at all.
    2. Battery life not as good as Nexus and a lot less than Droid
    3. Same color problems as Nexus (oversaturation)
    4. Weaker radio that is not steady with signal (not as steady and two bars weaker than Droid)
    5. Phonedog reports clock tests show the clock is at 667mhz (capped then?)

    Good news is most issues should be corrected with FW updates.
     
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    storm14k Well-Known Member

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    This review by mobilitytoday seems to have a different story on battery life.

    YouTube - Review: Verizon HTC Incredible

    It also seems to give more praise to the camera quality and video recording quality than some of the others. I wonder what he may have done different. Not that any of the reviews said anything sucked but this guy seemed excited about those areas.
     
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    mac35 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Indeed, none of these (except the battery life) are that bad (and if the battery can go a full day that's all I need). The app/internal storage thing will either be a firmware update OR an app update, not sure at this point but either way, it will be sorted out soon enough. The color issue is subjective (as most display gripes are) and the radio issue has seen conflicting reports (Engadget could get a signal in the NY subway and went out of their way to praise that.

    As for the clock speed, even if it is capped all reports thus far are that the phone flies and has no lag or slowdown so the allegedly capped CPU doesn't seem to be impacting performance.
     
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    Agreed. The big issue for me is the radio signal. I wonder if they undervolted the radio to avoid even weaker battery life. Nah.

    I will hold off until the radio issue is more clear (no pun intended).
     
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    Any more updates on the radio strength?
     
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    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member

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    And I believe the app storage can be remedied by putting a microSD card in, which the apps will see and use. Possibly a fix until app devs rewrite code or Google patches Android.

    Looks like a battery saver app will be helpful for the DI.
     
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    I think there's been a wide enough array of reviews and tests now that have proven that it is not underclocked. That one report must be wrong, for some reason, no idea why.

    I have a question though, why are some of the reviews seeing available ROM up in the 700's, not 512? Is that an error in the phone, or is it accurate?
     
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    Nobody knows, but funny how reviewers state it only uses the rom for storage, yet there clearly is over 500megs showing for free storage- more space than there would ever be if 512mb rom (OS and preinstalled apps take over half the rom).

    As far as the signal strength, CNET make the fifth review that mentions the signal strength issue. Droid was one of the best they tested, so looks like there may be something to this.
     
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    Dude, your avatar fooled me. I thought there was a bug on my monitor that I was ready to squash.
     
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