To droid or not to droid (incredible)


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  1. twistedlim

    twistedlim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am currently waiting for my htc incredible and am getting more and more pissed off by the day. I am considering getting the moto droid and forgetting the whole htc drama.
    My question is to all those who have upgraded to the htc from the moto:

    1. Was it worth it?
    2. Which do you prefer?
    3. Anything that the droid can do or dinc that the other can't and is it a big deal?
    4. Battery life, what to expect from the droid v the dinc?

    I am sure these have been asked before but the searches are a pain to decrypt.

    Thanks
     

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  2. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    Get the Incredible if you do not care about a physical keyboard, you like HTC Sense, and you like a faster phone with a better camera.
     
  3. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member

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    There's quite a few people that came here saying they've switched back to the Droid. I'm sure you could go looking for those threads to see why they went back to the Droid.

    I say if you're waiting this long and don't want a keyboard, you should be first in line for the Droid X. Screw the Droid Incredible.

    The Droid can be overclocked to 1.2+ stable. So performance isn't an issue. IMO I'd rather have the 16gb card than the 8gb onboard. The X will have 8GB on board for apps and a 16gb card, apparently.
     
  4. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    I'll try to compare the Droid and the Incredible as objectively as I can.

    Droid
    Pros:
    Physical keyboard
    Sturdier
    Better development community
    Better CPU (once overclocked) and GPU
    Clearer, brighter and higher resolution screen
    Will receive OTA updates sooner

    Cons:
    Not everyone likes the physical keyboard
    Heavier
    Slower in stock form
    Camera not particularly good

    Incredible
    Pros:
    Lighter
    Faster out of the box
    Better camera
    Higher contrast screen with blacker blacks and more vivid colors
    Twice as much RAM
    Large internal storage
    Sense UI

    Cons:
    More fragile
    Harder to root
    Not much of a dev community for ROMS (at the moment)
    Sense UI


    With all of that being said - if you want a physical keyboard, wait for Droid 2, if not, get Droid X.
     
  5. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the last poster get a Droid X or Droid 2 depending if you need a physical keyboard.
     
  6. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    I would want the incredible based on its size over Droid x. I want a lighter more compact phone. Droid x is most impressive yet specs wise. I love my Droid but really wish. I could strap it to my arm for a run but it's just too heavy. You guys have done a great job comparing the two though. Cheers! Ideally I would want something like the aria but with a bit more impressive specs I guess. Oh and yes the Dec community for the Droid is unreal. Just awesome
     
  7. twistedlim

    twistedlim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a couple of friend that have the Moto droid and to tell you the truth it is difficult to hear them when they talk. Is this a common problem with the motorola and is there a fix for this?
     
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    the droid incredible is the one with the 8 megapixel camera right?
    I think i saw it while i visited a verizon store to get my droid
    the other day.

    it is really skinny if i am thinking of the same phone
     
  9. takeshi

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    Not in my experience. Do they have cases on their Droids? if so, they need to make sure that the noise reduction mic isn't covered by the case (or that they way they hold it doesn't block it).

    Keep in mind that worth is highly subjective and that another's perception of of worth is only relevant if needs/wants coincide with your own. Make sure you understand the "why" behind this question.

    Rather than taking the (seemingly ever popular) shotgun approach, why don't you indicate what it is that you need/want so others can comment on why they think the Incredible would or wouldn't be a good fit? Selecting a smartphone is always about finding what specifically suits you best. You can poll people all day and make no progress in finding something suited to you.
     
  10. neggie

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    i heard that verizon will let you switch from the incredible preorder to the droid x. check into that if so i say go with the X!
     
  11. gwlaw99

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    tell them to try turning off noise cancellation in the settings.
     
  12. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member

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    I have had 2 droids with the muffle problem
     
  13. PokerMunkee

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    If you sync with Exchange email, don't get the Moto Droid. You can't accept meeting requests, you can't move email between folders, you can't have a signature. If you go to the Phone app, you can't just start typing in a number or name to find the contact.
     
  14. twistedlim

    twistedlim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    All good points.
    I don't have to linke to an exchange email. I will be using gmail and aol
    I really don't play a lot of games
    I will be checking web sites
    I need good phone coverage (good reception as some of my areas are spotty to say the least)
    Google maps must run smooth.
    I carry the phone in my pocket, hate clips.
    I will not use 7 screens but would like to set one up like I did with my wifes incredible for often used contacts.
    I really need to be heard on the phone, tried it out in Best Buy with a sales person. the sound was not bad, a bit muffled. Perhaps turning off the background noise suppression will help. I will try this. if it works I think the droid will be for me. Besides it is a lot cheaper right now and there seems to be a lot of knowlege and support on this forum?

    Am I thinking right and asking the right questions? Thanks!

    I can get a home doc/car doc/ car chager from costco for $40 which is a plus since the incredible does not have a home doc and I don't see anyone rushing out to make one since the phone is not available.

    I am leaning toward the droid if the incredible does not come by thursday. I played with the EVo and it was just to big to pocket so I think the X would be similar?

    I would r
     
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    i agree with tekeshi. decide what features are important to you. if the moto droid meets your requirements then don't wait. if you decide to wait for the htc keep in mind it, like any other smart phone, will be obsolete in 2 years.
     
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    twistedlim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    One more thing, in using both the cameras the droid kills the incredible. The incredible focuses horrible. The mp means nothing in a car phone.
     
  17. twistedlim

    twistedlim Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Picked up the Droid...happy now. Thanks for the replys.
     
  18. Jareris

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    Do not get an HTC Android phone. I have the Eris and it's been nothing but problems. I know you are talking about the INC here, but if you've read any of the INC forums, you will see similar issues with all the HTC devises. Here are a few off the top of my head:

    1. Silent call issue-Phone goes completely silent. Have to reboot to fix
    2. Battery drain
    3. Reception coverage indicator is inaccurate
    4. HTC tech support is lacking

    I love the way the INC looks, but I do not trust HTC.

    I have been going back and fourth with Verizon about my eris issues. they offered to upgrade me to the INC but I declined. i opt'd for the Moto Droid and no new contract so I can grab one of these super phones coming out later in the year. All of my opinions are from an actual HTC user. Go Moto...or Samsung...or anything else.
     
  19. necosino

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    Yeah, we have discovered that a generic sensor driver is being used, and not the one for the specific camera; and we are trying to get the right driver to load now that we have root.

    Also, a lot of people use AutoFocus instead of touch-to-focus, which makes a HUGE difference.
     

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