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Need a new phone, would you buy a dinc today

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by boatman, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. boatman

    boatman Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Not sure what to get, don't need lte, but that is the way the tech is moving. Gonna have this phone now 20 months, so am wondering if the dinc is a dinosaur now, or just 'broken' in.

    Just curious how the dinc stands up, what others with it think if they HAD to replace their phone today for 20 months would you get a dinc, or use an old phone for a few months to wait to see what came out before pulling the plug.

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  2. captainm27

    captainm27 Well-Known Member

    It's called "Incredible" for a reason, because it's incredible. I would so buy one again, but you'll most likely get an LCD screen rather than the awesome AMOLED screen, however, if you never saw the AMOLED screen, then the LCD should be fine.
  3. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    No, as much as I LOVE my phone, I'd wait for the Thunderbolt or Incredible 2. Why buy a phone that's almost a year old? Now if you are asking if looking back at my decision to buy in April of last year? Best decision (regarding purchasing a phone) that I've ever made :D.
  4. cjl100gs

    cjl100gs Newbie

    I would wait for a phone like the thunderbolt or the Droid Bionic or something
  5. pirate943

    pirate943 Well-Known Member

    if i had to walk in to a verzion store and get a phone today i would still pick up the inc. that being said, i would wait it out a few months if i could afford to, there are some hot phones coming out.
  6. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Yeah...if I got the phone today, I'd be happy with it. But I'd also have an unshakable feeling that I missed out on something awesome. But, honestly, the Incredible is probably a better phone for me than Either the Bionic or Thunderbolt.

    If you get a good price for the Incredible, definitely get it (especially if you can do a 1 year contract as rdjr74 suggests). Unless you're obsessed with having the latest and greatest (which, since you're asking about buying a 9 month old phone, you aren't), the Thunderbolt is not $200 more phone (unless the bigger size is worth that).
  7. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Android Enthusiast

    If you can do a year contract get an incredible (only for a good price if it's possible). If not me personally will be waiting for the next round of phones. This soon to be line-up (Bionic/ Thunderbolt) doesn't thoroughly impress me enough to run out and get one. This time next year I will be ready for a new phone so I'm eager to see the rumored phones come this December/ Jan.
  8. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    Id wait for the new line of phones.... 100%!
  9. CincyGT2009

    CincyGT2009 Newbie

    Not just "no", but "H-E-L-L NO". Was truly "incredible" until last August when this bastardized HTC version of Froyo came out. Since then it's a piece of trash and I can't WAIT until I can chuck it into the Ohio River!
  10. ChuckFarley

    ChuckFarley Well-Known Member

    The beautiful thing about this phone and Android in general is that if you don't like something, you can change it. 2.2 no good? Flash back to 2.1. Hell, port 2.3.

    Need something? There's a rom for that.

    If I was going to Verizon TODAY to buy a phone, I would still get the Inc. Best phone I've ever had, hands down. Little thing does everything. If I could wait a few more months, I'd hold out for a nice dual core and front facing camera.

    I just hope that when I finally decide to graduate from my Inc, all the phones haven't turned into mini tablets with 5"+ screens. I love the form factor of this phone and don't see myself wanting to carry around a 4.3" screen until the bezel is cut down to basically nothing.
  11. CincyGT2009

    CincyGT2009 Newbie

    Sure, I COULD flash the phone or port to 2.3. But I should NOT have to. The phone worked AS ADVERTISED when I bought it. HTC/Google BROKE it and refuse to fix it. That is crap, no matter if I CAN do things to it (that void the warranty) to make it better.
  12. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Android Expert

    i call bs man i was having mad problems with stock fryo and then i called htc them selfs after talking to verizon and they sent me a shiny new phone not referbed with an AMOLED screen just like that
  13. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    got the number? lol I been through 6 refurbs... and 2 new. LOL
  14. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    As much as I love my phone, at this point in time in which you are just at the brink of several high end phones coming out, no I would not buy it. I'd just wait the extra few weeks and get something a little newer
  15. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Android Enthusiast

    I do not have your issues and froyo has been fine for me, buuuut, I'm also in cincy, maybe we can meet downtown and chuck our phones into the river together. Lol
  16. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    I still love my phone and I actually would still buy it at this point in time. It has never given me any trouble at all, either before or after Froyo. One of the three best phones I have ever owned. The only thing that has ever puzzled me is what exactly all of that built in memory is really supposed to be used for. No matter how much music, wallpapers, media, etc. I put into my Incredible, it never seems to use up any of that built in memory.
  17. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Great phone. Might even argue its been a landmark device...one that will have a legacy remembered for some time. That said its getting late in the game. I'd try to predict the next big thing that will hopefully get dev attention for a long time in the future. For me the best phone on the market is the one the power devs migrate to. I tend to think from a root perspective though.
  18. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    Love my phone but would wait a couple months at this point.
  19. blkbeltkid17

    blkbeltkid17 Android Expert

    Www.htc.com under coustomer service
  20. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member

    I would say, "It depends." I think the determining factor is what do you want to do with your phone? If you want to root it and use programs that require root, you should get the Dinc. A one click root method has been fully developed for it, there are several very polished ROMs that have been developed and or ported to it. The community is mature and helpful. The phone is a GOOD phone.

    However, if you want all the latest features and want to be on the bleeding edge of discovery and use, wait for one of the new phones coming out in the next couple months. Learn and grow with the community. Shoot! That's half the fun. :)
  21. flyinjoe13

    flyinjoe13 Android Enthusiast

    I would still buy this phone today because I don't want or need a bigger phone. For me, the Dinc is just about the perfect size combined with just enough horsepower to do what I want. Sure I would like to have more power, but phones nowadays are going to bigger screens, bigger form factor, etc. I'm old school and still prefer my phone to be on the smaller size. So the Dinc is a perfect fit for me.
  22. chigins

    chigins Member

    I agree with Smabbage.

    I loved this phone before I rooted it. But since I rooted last week I love it even more. Perfect size plenty of power. It is more than a phone, it's a hobby.

    Would definately buy again if I had to today.
  23. D0nuts

    D0nuts Newbie

    I just got my Incredible on Feb. 6th
  24. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    I love my Incredible, its by far the best phone I ever owned. But if you are now in the market for a new phone, no, I would not buy the Incredible at this point in time. I would go with the Bionic, or wait to see how the Inc 2 or Droid X2 spec out.
  25. appleaj

    appleaj Android Enthusiast

    If it was literally today, I would go with the Incredible, but otherwise I would hold out a little while for the HTC Thunderbolt; I wouldn't get a Motorola phone though.

    Does anyone know if they're going to put out another model based on the Incredible? I was kind of assuming that the Thunderbolt was kind of a replacement.

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