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HTC Incredible vs. Motorola Droid X

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by nlvivar, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. nlvivar

    nlvivar New Member
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    I am planning on purchasing a Verizon phone running Android and need some advice. I have it narrowed down to either the HTC Incredible and the Motorola Droid X.

    I am planning on rooting whichever phone I get and putting in a custom ROM, something as close to the stock Android OS as possible. I just want to remove all the crapware that both the phones have on them.

    I have a couple of questions:

    1) Which is more difficult to root and install a new ROM the HTC Incredible or Motorola Droid?

    2) Is it actually possible to install the stock Android OS from Google on either of these phones?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. substring

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    As of today, the X is a better phone than the Incredible. But Motorola is locking down the X. You cannot install custom ROM or the phone will become a brick.

    If you can wait a few more weeks, the Sumsung Fascinate is coming to Verizon which is a far superior phone than the two above. :)
     
  3. Chango99

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    Incredible would be easier to root and custom rom at this point.
     
  4. pavirotten

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    If you read this comparison of the Fascinate and the X on DigitalTrends.com, the X comes out the winner. Personally, after playing with the X for a while and reading whatI can about the Fascinate, I would choose the X.
     
  5. substring

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    A quick glance of this so called comparison and I know it is not entirely impartial. But of course, different strokes for different folks. :)

    To me, the SuperAMOLED on the Fascinate is far superior than TFT (and almost all the critics on the internet agree, except DigitalTrend.com). The finish of the Fascinate has more high-end look than the X. The X is too plastic looking. The X will become a brick when you try to modify it. When you turn on the X, it announces "Droid" which might please some guys, but it turns off many female customers.

    The X is definitely a very good phone. But comparing to other high-end phones like the HTC EVO, the Galaxy S series, and the iPhone, it just does not stack up. :)
     

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