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General Reliability of the Incredible?

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  1. rdalcanto

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    I plan on switching from my Moto Droid to the Thunderbolt. But, my coworker has the Incredible, and it died on her. The replacement Verizon sent her doesn't work either. Makes me nervous about getting an HTC phone. How has the reliability been for others (I realize an "n" of 1 doesn't mean much....)?
     

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    Had my Incrediable for close to 3 months, on 24/7 because i need to be available for my job, haven't not had a single issue.
    Would by another one is a second.
     
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    My first one was fine until I took it in the ocean on accident. Now my new replacement from the insurance is fine too.
     
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    Replace "took it in the ocean" with "dropped it, did not notice, and accidentally ran over it because I thought I left it in the car", and you have my sentiments.
    Great phone. Even with the new phones out (not necessarily coming out, but the ones already out), I would buy it. I think it is still one of the best phones on the market. That says a lot for a phone that is almost a year old.

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    I've had my Incredible since May and the only issues have been ones I created due to installing bad ROMs or just being generally stupid.

    I'd say your coworker just got unlucky, or I've gotten very lucky. :p
     
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    Love my phone. Had a few minor issues, but by far better than my blackberry and motorola (last 2 phones).
     
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    Had mine since May, no major issues that required a replacement.
     
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    I have had my Incredible for 8 months. I have had no issues. I have abused this phone more than I care to admit and it still runs like new... well better than new, but that is thanks to CM7
     
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    I am certain that when it comes to cars/phones/computers/women, etc, some people get ALL the bad luck. I've had my phone since the release date without much problem. But you hear from people on these forums that are on their 6th ones. Some people may indeed have some bad luck some of these people are either finicky, or don't know what they are doing.

    On ANY phone you can easily find the horror stories. The difference is if it is indicative of the entire model. In the case of the Incredible, I can say there is not a model-wide problem that should be a deal killer.
     
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    I've had some problems, but I'd still recommend the Inc :) Its a great phone, and really its been better than the 2 LG phones I've had before my HTC.
     
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    I've had my Incredible since a few days after launch (about 8 months now) and I love it.

    The only problem I've had was when I got the dreaded "Out of Space" error message and had to do a factory reset. But to be fair I had well over 200 apps, and that was before FroYo so none of them were on my SD card.

    I'd highly recommend the phone.
     
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    Zero problems.

    I would buy another one right now even with all the phones that are out. I've played around with all the other Droids avaialble and the DI just gets it done. That being said, this is also my first HTC phone and I can't ever see a reason to switch.
     
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    I've had the out of space issue and rebooting issues with mine. I love the phone and have had it for 3 months, but just had to do a factory reset yesterday because the phone got itself stuck in a permanent reboot cycle that even pulling the battery and leaving it out for an hour wouldn't fix. Kind of frustrating, but overall it's a great phone.
     
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    any device that i had from HTC even old "Win-blows mobile" PDA phones years ago all worked fine for me. i have had my incredible for 7 months and not a single problem despite the battery life but i just got a stronger one no biggie
     
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    The Incredible is an ok phone. I personally want to see what the Inc2 brings to the table, hopefully a baby of the Inc and the Eris.
     
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    Had mine since launch day, no problems EVER. Very reliable. Very solid.
     
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    I'm on my 5th Dinc. Replaced 3 due to blown speakers, and 1 due to a faulty optical trackball.

    Would I change to another phone if i had the option? Nope. The build quality of the Dinc is actually very good, and the speaker issue is something that ill be fixing myself from now on.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    I have had mine since launch. No problems with it, and I have dropped it from 6 feet onto asphalt several times.
     
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    Ive owned one since the end of june. There are only 2 problems I've had. 1 the battery door isnt good. mines getting a little loose but I pry it off too often(got a bigger battery and SD card.) 2. dust under the screen, but its not too noticable and the same thing happened to my Zune HD
     
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    Owned mine since June. Threw mine across a room by mistake, and got a refurb from VZW. Both are perfect.
     
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    I bought incredible in june. the only issue I've had was the phone rebooting. Which was only slightly annoying, and verizon warranty replaced. I'd recommend this phone to anyone.

    And on the topic, I've had this phone and an htc wing, and I know people who have 2-3 year old g1s, a mytouch 3g, mytouch slides, evos...never had one break (ok...i broke my wing trying to glue a crappy 3rd party battery door on. It had been off contract for 6 months, and it was my own fault :) ). No reliability issues. Any one who says htc phones are either had REALLY bad luck, or are lying.
     
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    I have had my Incredible since June and it has been fantastic. If they would have put a higher capacity battery in this thing it would be the perfect phone for me.
     
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    I had an incredible but the sound quality sucked bad... I returned it for a fascinate.. and I really regret it. This phone sucks compaired to the incredible. I think I just got unlucky with the first phone I had.

    I'll be trading this phone back in for a HTC inter. Or the thunderbolt. In my opinion no one makes a better smart phone than HTC now days.

    Posted from my lame ass fascinate.
     
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    I've had my Dinc since the 1st day it was released, and the only problem I ever experienced was short battery charge time - I have an AMOLED screen. Buying an extended battery solved that problem, and the phone has been a wonderful device ever since. *Definitely* choose an HTC phone over Motorola!

    -Mike
     

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