1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General For those coming from the Eris to the Incredible...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bowerman, May 2, 2010.

  1. bowerman

    bowerman Guest
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Got some questions from those who have come from the HTC Eris...

    1. Battery life: Better or worse than the eris?
    2. Lagg? Still there?
    3. Laggy dialer?
    4. Phone reception?/ call quality?

    THANKS!
     

    Advertisement

  2. xmonkey

    xmonkey Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    121
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009

    Dec 10, 2009
    121
    55
    53
    southern california
    - Can't tell on battery life yet, need a week. So far I'm fine, though.
    - No lag, only noticed it if I was running some of the Live wallpapers. I don't use one right now and home transitions are lightning quick. Widgets are basically instant loading, too, but I don't overdo my phone with them.
    - No laggy dialer
    - Reception is fine, call quality is great. I don't notice a hiss in the earpiece like I did on the Eris whenever I was talking to someone, it's very clear
     
  3. aleis

    aleis Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    118
    Posts:
    1,055
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    1,055
    33
    118
    This phone compared to the Eris is night and day.
    This is the Eris made flawless. Just got mine yesterday...so far the battery drain is identical.
    No dialer lag (the reason o wanted a faster phone)!
    Call quality is significantly better.
    It's the Eris on steroids with no side effects :)
    this is the Droid you been looking for!
     
  4. aleis

    aleis Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    118
    Posts:
    1,055
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    1,055
    33
    118
  5. aptmx

    aptmx Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    91
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009

    Nov 1, 2009
    91
    9
    16
    1. I agree. Battery life is about the same as the Eris.
    2. No lag at all. ( the speed of this phone truly amazes me)
    3. See #2.
    4. Call quality is even better then my Eris was.

    This phone really makes the Eris feel obsolete. It has surpassed all my expectations.
     
  6. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    1,482
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010

    Mar 6, 2010
    1,482
    255
    183
    Operations Manager
    Rochester, NY
    1. I must've gotten some special Inctredible....my battery life is WAY better than my Eris. I couldn't get through lunch without having to plug in and charge. And then again at dinner. It was like my Eris and I were on a feeding schedule. With the Inc. I can ALMOST get through a day without plugging in.

    2. Lag is nonexistant (definitely experienced it on the Eris though)

    3. No phone problems....i almost couldn't even use the phone on the Eris ("just text me!"

    4. See #4
     
    TheGoatLantern likes this.
  7. jkmasi

    jkmasi Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #338
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010

    Jan 24, 2010
    372
    27
    63
    1. Battery life is about the same, but I am not that surprised since I am using my Seido 1750 from my Eris

    2. Much less lag overall, and

    3. NO dialer lag. This is the best improvement as far as I am concerned.

    4. Call quality seems fine. I do have earpiece buzz at top volume, and I miss one in-call characteristic of the Eris that I liked - the ability to hear myself through the earpiece during a call. I'm not sure what it's called, but it makes a call sound more like it does during a land-line call.... When I can hear myself through the earpiece it makes for a more natural conversation, and makes it much less likely that I will speak too loudly.
     
  8. tispectrum

    tispectrum Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #1,170
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    96
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009

    Nov 24, 2009
    96
    3
    16
    3G reception is worse. Places where I can receive a signal with the Eris, I can't with the Incredible.
     
  9. ssgmun32

    ssgmun32 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009

    Nov 5, 2009
    40
    3
    16
    I will also be going from an Eris to the Incredible. Good to hear about the Inc having very little lag. Sometimes my eris would have reall bad lag...like 15-20 sec lag trying to dial a number. I should be receiving 2 Incs on Monday..one for me and one for the wife. Can't wait.
     
  10. Tomoko

    Tomoko Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    66
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010

    Feb 12, 2010
    66
    21
    38
    Information Technology Support, Supervisory
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Lag? None, at all, ever. Apps may lag when they do things like read lots of info from the SD, or run for the first time, but this is normal.

    I have had fine reception, 3G is fast (Baltimore) don't trust the signal bars though, look at the actual dbm to determine.
     
  11. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    717
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010

    Jan 28, 2010
    717
    192
    93
    Burbs of Chicago
    I agree with the first six posts.

    -Battery life: As good if not a bit better than the Eris
    -Lag: This thing doesn't know what lag is
    -Dialer lag: Haha, see the last comment
    -Reception: Still on VZW network so it's the same. As far as call quality, better than the Eris. It's clearer and I find myself having to turn the volume down during a all rather than up, which I had to do often with the Eris.
     
  12. bowerman

    bowerman Guest
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Great! Thanks all! Seeing all the posts about the battery life reminded me of my first few weeks with my eris. Just a learning curve. I figure as long as the battery lasts about the same, i'll be good! Thank goodness the lag is gone in all aspects!!! Also, does it switch between portrait and landscape mode quickly? I know th eris took a while sometimes.....

    P.s... I have played with the incredible in the store but phones ALWAYS feel good in the store! lol. Thanks again!
     
  13. bowerman

    bowerman Guest
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Also, I recognize a couple of you from the eris forum! Nice not to be alone!
     
  14. nunyabizness

    nunyabizness Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    264
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010

    Mar 24, 2010
    264
    103
    68
    Female
    O-H...I-O
    I agree with most everyone else on your other questions, I do find battery life to be slightly better than the Eris. I've been playing with my phone quite a bit today (haven't actually talked on it though!), listened to a police scanner for about an hour (entertaining way to waste some time! LOL), downloaded several apps, browsed the web for awhile, and I'm still at 50% after being off the charger for 12 hrs.

    To answer your question above, yes, the switch is almost instantaneous once the phone is fully rotated.
     
  15. photographx

    photographx Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    110
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    110
    10
    38
    1. The battery life is a little worse than Eris with the 2.1 leak, which makes sense since this phone has a larger screen and faster processor with the same exact battery.

    2. No lagg at all. 0

    3. See #2

    4. Sucks.
     
  16. photographx

    photographx Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    110
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010

    Apr 30, 2010
    110
    10
    38
    :eek:
     
  17. 5thElement

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    184
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010

    Apr 27, 2010
    184
    50
    53
    Not true. The snapdragon CPU uses less power than the ARM 11 CPU in the Eris.

    Eris SOC uses 90nm transistors and no dynamic clock

    Incredible SOC uses far more power efficient 65nm transistors and has dynamic clock.

    Battery life is definitely better on the Incredible. People have not even cycled their batteries yet.
     
  18. bowerman

    bowerman Guest
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    I was really curious if this was the case! Thanks for the confirmation. It would make sense. I see from your other thread that your battery life is pretty killer. I dont need anything crazy, just enough to get through the day, Which my eris did fine!
     
  19. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,763
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009

    Dec 3, 2009
    2,763
    477
    163
    Colorado
    It will not get through the day for a while, perhaps a week or so. The phone is so fast you will be constantly playing with it still not believing how quick the response is. Once you (and the battery) settle down, you'll be fine. Phone quality is awesome. As someone said, this is what Android is supposed to be.
     
  20. dcfan99

    dcfan99 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    83
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010

    Mar 17, 2010
    83
    13
    38
    1. Battery life is about the same as the Eris. I have all settings the same and can tell no difference.
    2. No lag at all. Super Fast.
    3. No lag. This was my #1 issue w/ the Eris.
    4. I notice no difference.

    I really really miss the physical call buttons on the Eris. If I could wake up the DI by pushing the optical track ball that would be perfect.
     
  21. Mskgreenel

    Mskgreenel Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    387
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010

    1. Yes, but not a whole lot
    2. NOPE
    3. DOUBLE NOPE
    4. Better, I don't drop calls anymore b/c of the faulty proximity sensor, speakerphone actually works (on the Eris the speaker sucked I had to hold the speaker to my ear to use the dang speaker phone).
     
  22. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,380
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010

    Jan 9, 2010
    2,380
    286
    163
    Restaurant Owner and Chef
    Denver
    1. Battery life: Better or worse than the eris? surprisingly better
    2. Lagg? Still there? None this thing flys
    3. Laggy dialer? not at all, so much better . If it wasn't for the laggy dialer I probably would have kept the Eris longer but it became somewhat unreliable for me
    4. Phone reception?/ call quality? About the same, but I think the speakerphone may have been louder on the Eris

    The switch from portrit to landsccape is soooo much faster almost instant

    Only things I liked better about the Eris
    -seemed slightly more durable
    -placment of the charger port is not good for me
    -physical send / end buttons are definetly missed
    -still getting use to the joystick on the DI
     
  23. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    226
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010

    Apr 5, 2010
    226
    30
    63
    Windows System Admin
    South
    1 - Better
    2 - Lag? No.
    3.- See #2 (although the dialer was fine for me on the Eris)
    4 - Same if not better.
     
  24. jbdan

    jbdan Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    513
    Posts:
    7,121
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010

    Jan 31, 2010
    7,121
    3,187
    513
    atl ga usa
    1. Battery life a little better than my Eris on all 3 versions of leak
    2. No lag...a couple of stutters maybe upon boot
    3. Nope
    4. Excellent

    The Eris is built like a tank imo and is a great phone. Gave it to the wife she loves it. The Incredible took it to the next level for me (hardware wise) I can't slow it down.
     

Share This Page

Loading...