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motorola droid vs htc incredible

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mach1man, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. mach1man

    mach1man Well-Known Member
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    I switched from my htc eris to the droid bc I wanted a faster phone, live wallpapers, and also I wanted the phone that was on the commercials. I loved the sense when I had it on the eris and with the 2.1 forced update it was great with the weather floating across the screen.

    So how will the new incredible compare to the droid? Any one jumping ship to the incredible? I'm kinda one the fence, I love having a physical keyboard and live wallpapers. Does anyone know if the incredible will have live wallpapers
     

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  2. deftdrummer

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    Yes, the Incredible will be running 2.1 so there will be live wallpapers. On paper the Incredible seems pretty good with its 8 MP camera, internal 8GB memory and 1Ghz processor. I have limited experience with HTC products, and only the Eris, which I happen to think is a garbage phone. The incredible seems good, but only time will tell if it stacks up to the likes of the Droid. The lack of a physical keyboard is a serious drawback for me as well.
     
  3. G.Armour

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    I'm actually thinking about jumping over to the incredible as well but not to sure. I'm also on the fence about it. If the incredible has Bluetooth push to talk, then I'm sold.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  4. chippy

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    The incredible looks cool no doubt!
     
  5. longdaddy

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    Count me in on jumping ship i can not wait any longer for this phone! The Droid was good while it lasted dont get me wrong thou its still a good phone and all but the incredible is more of what i wanted to begin with a droid eris on crack haha:D
     
  6. bose301s

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    I honestly don't get why people like the Sense UI, I've messed with the Eris and other HTC phones and can't stand the UI, give me pure Android anyday.
     
  7. johnny99

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    There will always be better phones. Unless there is a killer app that won't run on my current phone, I'm not going to think about dumping it until my contract ends.
     
  8. longdaddy

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    You can turn the sense ui off on the incredible and any other phone that has it
     
  9. mach1man

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    So it seems like the incredible will have live wallpapers but what about the weather animation on the main screen. My eris when I updated to 2.1 showed clouds floating on the main screen if it was partly cloudy, will the incredible be able to do this
     
  10. oppendroid

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    Could you give more details? I'm interested in exactly why you prefer the stock vs. the Sense UI (I hope I explained that correctly).

    Thanks!
     
  11. MicroNix

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    So all of you that plan on switching, are you forking out $599 for the phone? You won't get it for $199 when you just got the subsidized Droid will you? I'd get the incredible too but its hard to fork out the cash after just getting the Droid. Since the Droid's keyboard is useless to me (and I have smaller fingers) the incredible is an obvious choice with the specs. Recent video of it shows a very smooth UI.
     
  12. irishpride

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    I've been looking forward to the DI since Feb, but now that it's here I'm a little worried that it won't stack up to my expectations, which considering how much time i've wasted trying to find info and drooling over any little bit of info or pic that comes out, will be tough to do. I had The Eris before I got my Droid and you can not even compare the two, The Eris was slow and laggy, while the Droid was really quick and responsive. I'm sure the DI will be in a league of it's own, just look at the specs, but I'm holding onto my Droid until I have a chance to play with the DI for a couple of weeks, also I really like to have a phone I can flash new ROMs with.
     
  13. TheSmokinStroke02

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    im torn on what to do. i have an early upgrade to use, so i dont know if i should wait for the droid to drop price or get the incredible as i currently have a rogue lol.
     
  14. sooper_droid12

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    The Incredible is a GREAT phone... especially for those who don't already have an Android phone and are on the fence about one. Maybe they're a VZW customer waiting for this form factor. Maybe they're an at&t or Sprint customer and wanting a reason to jump ship to Big Red. These are the people, in my opinion, that the Incredible should and will lure. For those of us who have and been living with the DROID all this time, especially for me, the Incredible will not cause me to jump ship for a couple of reasons: 1) I was an early adopter of the DROID, so I picked it up when the ETF was still half of what it is now, 2) I'm generally satisfied with the performance of my phone/device. It does everything I need it to do without err or problem. I love having a physical keyboard and I cannot fathom what it would be like to not have one.

    That being said, there's just no reason for me to jump ship now with LTE around the corner and the pace of Android device development. There's no bragging rights with the Incredible either with the Evo4G looking like a beast on the Sprint network. And you know it'll just get better. If I didn't have a smartphone already, then I wouldn't recommend anyone wait for a "something better," get the Incredible now. But if you got a DROID, what's the point? If we've learned anything, you got the new kid on the block device for less than 6 months before it's out-done!

    Honestly, I feel sorry for Nexus One owners and future Desire owners because the Incredible just outdoes those phones within the same form factor. At least being a DROID owner, you can claim you STILL have the best slide out QWERTY Android device, going on 6 months strong. N1 came out in January and was outdone by Desire in three months. Desire had all the fanfare for all of one month before the Incredible reared its head. And the Evo4G is still king, hands down for the slab form factor.

    Honestly, I've been recommending friends to pick up a DROID when it drops in price. No point in shelling out $200, two-years and what might be a $500 ETF for a new phone. Mitigate that expense wherever you can, especially, like I said, with LTE around the corner, even if roll-out will be gradual, knowing VZW it won't be piece-meal like the way Sprint is doing 4G. From what I understand, much of the infrastructure for LTE is there.

    By the way, Engadget reported the 8GB of onboard memory on the Incredible... not even recognizable by certain apps (not like iPhone onboard memory and can't recognize it as an "SD card"). Another fragmentation problem? Now developers have to program for recognizing on-board memory? That's a huge issue in my opinion.
     
  15. photog

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    I just got my Droid 1.5 weeks ago, so I could return it for an Incredible if I want. I want to want the Incredible, but I'm just not convinced.

    The screen is the first big issue in a couple of ways.

    The first problem is the reviews are saying that the screen is pretty much unusable outside.....even to just answer the phone. Then the screen isn't as solid as the Droid. It would need a screen protector, and Nexus One users are having a high rate of cracked screens. And the Incredible as a whole has a cheap plastic feel as opposed to the Droid feeling like a tank. The Incredible may look better, but what good is it if it's going to break?

    The other thing is battery life. If you use the apps a lot you aren't going to make it through the day with one battery.

    I want to want the Incredible, but I think I'm sticking with the Droid.
     
  16. photog

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    I don't think this has to be a huge issue. All you need to do is buy a cheap SD card to put in the phone. Yes, HTC should have put one in already, but it's not that big of a deal to do it yourself.
     
  17. sooper_droid12

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    Well, that's just the nature of the beast for AMOLED. Honestly, I wonder like many of the reviews already have wondered: "Why does HTC continue to use this AMOLED screen when there exists this limitation AND Super AMOLED already available?!" Screen durability, reproducibility and accuracy are all short-comings for this screen. And yeah, Giz said that it feels "chintzy" and plasticky. But what do you expect from HTC, a Taiwan-based company? Materials are surely to be cheap, as is build (as evident from the N1). The only reason the N1 feels "better" is because of the use of a metal casing, likely a Google push, rather than HTC decision.


    No, it's not a huge issue to go out and buy a card, but that's still money out of your wallet and 8GB of internal storage that can't be used by anything except what comes stock on the phone. Na'mean?
     
  18. gotwillk

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    i read the review for the Incredible last night on engadget and i must say, it looks really good to me. this is the only android phone that has piqued my interest since the release of the Droid. specs look great and i like the look of the phone, not sure how it feels in my hand though or how smooth the UI is exactly. i never really liked Sense much but i would try it out.

    i probably wouldn't jump ship though because i like my droid and i like the physical keyboard. also i don't wanna deal with the ETF. but i very much do like the looks of the Incredible. can't wait to see what new phones would be like when my contract is up in 2 years.
     
  19. clos1084

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    Looks like it will be a great phone. I will play with one when my store gets them in, then I will likely switch
     
  20. chr1sny

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    I've had a lot of HTC phones in the past and this has always been my gripe with them. They have a nice sense of design but all of my old HTC phones ended up feeling very cheaply made as time went on.
     
  21. QrafTee

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    Oh, it's be sweet it they had carbon fiber phones... but we'd probably just put some sort of case over it and hide it anyway.
     
  22. tjreishus

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    I was just reading the stats on the incredible and I am confused about the internal memory thing. If you read ALL the stats on it, it says 8 gigs of internal memory. I first was comparing it to our 256 megs. But later it mentions that it has 512 megs of ROM and 512 megs of RAM. Where does the 8 gigs come into play? What is the +8GB moviNAND?

    Please don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting, I just want to be able to explain it to other people.

    Confirmed:
    "DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC"

    1 Ghz Snapdragon processor (QSD8650) (245 Mhz at idle)
    RAM - 512 MB
    ROM - 512MB flash + 8GB moviNAND
    8 MP camera (Dual flash and AF)
    Android 2.1
    Sense UI (w/ Friendstream)
    Optical track pad (vs. "ball")
    3.7 inch screen

    WVGA resolution
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    1300 MaH battery (Talk time: 312 minutes, Standby time: 149 hours)
    FM Tuner
    802.11 b/g
    Flash Lite 4.0
    Dimensions: 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches (117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm)
    Weight: 4.6 ounces (130 grams) with battery
    No multitouch BUG as found in N1
    For all our hearing impaired friends, the Incredible is also confirmed to be (telecoil) T3 compliant
    SAR: Head: 1.40 W/kg; Body: 0.7 W/kg
    Release date: Pre-order: April 19th Regular order: April 29th
     
  23. QrafTee

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    Unfortunately the internal memory is just that, it's used like an internal microSD (that means no apps)--however, I think it's a placeholder until FROYO is released so Apps-to-SD can be implemented for that purpose.

    The ROM is still what is being used for apps.
     
  24. MicroNix

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    Well I tell you what, I was blown away by the marketing video for the Incredible. I like the speed and UI smoothness:

    Video: Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible Demo | Droid Life: A Motorola Droid Blog

    These Android phones are accelerating 2x the speed of the iPhone. I can hardly wait to see what they'll be like at the end of my 2 years with the Droid!!!!!!
     
  25. Timaphillips

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    I would only switch if the ROM development on the forums was as good as it is for the Droid. But that get's me thinking...

    If I'm willing to switch and take off the sense UI for a different cyanogen-like ROM, then what's the point? Really, all you're getting is a sexier looking phone. 8 MP is all good and fun, but 5 MP has been good enough for a phone, and I have my doubts how well the 8 MP will actually be different.

    But in the end, it's shiny, it's new, and it's pretty. I want. haha.
     

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