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  1. RobertS975

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    I upgraded to an INC2 recently to assure that I was covered by the Verizon unlimited data rates. I am still within the two week return period (barely). Would anyone return the INC2 for a Droid 3?

    I think that I would be partial to a physical keyboard, although I have not had any huge issues with my initial experience with the touchscreen keyboard as yet.
     

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    I like the physical keyboard because I think it's easier to type on but the bigger thing is that the onscreen keyboard takes up half the screen. When you are typing, you can only see your text box. With the physical keyboard you can see the message or email that you're responding to. I'm not sure I could ever be happy with a phone without the slideout keyboard now. Just My Opinion.
     
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    Not much to consider there. With the Droid Incredible 2 you get a lighter and thinner device. The Droid 3 offers a much better processor and QWERTY keyboard.

    They are both 3G devices so that doesn't differentiate them.

    I'd ask you the question..what does one of the phones have that you prefer? Honestly, the dual core processor would be the deciding factor if you plan on keeping the phone for two years. Its more future proofed.
     
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    You get a lot more device for the money with the D3, but also a thicker device.
     
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    I prefer a KB and the dual core processor so for me I would trade the Inc2. My wife (who has the Inc2) wouldn't trade it. She likes the Sense UI and the form factor. Both phones are pretty sweet IMO. I'm still waiting for my upgrade status to be effective so pretty soon I'll have both phones to compare pretty soon. Yay!
     
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    i would but i'm partial to Moto anyways
     
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    Well I'm partial to HTC and I still say D3. They've done a really nice job with blur on this thing and the dual core omap is for real.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I've been playing with the D3 as well as my Thunderbolt. Apps seemed to open slightly faster on the D3 and web pages (while on wifi) load about a second faster as well.

    But the performance has honestly been pretty comparable with both phones. Then the shocker...I forgot that I had turned down my OC several days ago on my T-Bolt to 1.0GHz and I usually run it at 1.5GHz.

    So after I turned my T-Bolt back up to 1.5GHz, I'm seeing the D3 is now a little slower to open apps, and a little slower to load web pages.

    Point is this: I don't think the dual core processor speeds up the phone for normal uses (like opening apps and web pages). Sure, it's nice to have...but I'm seeing studders, home screen redraws, more than on my modded and OC'd T-Bolt running the same OS version (2.3.4) and HTC Sense 3.0 vs. this latest version of Blur (which I actually like...not love...like).

    I'm not bashing the D3...I really do like it. But the dual core just doesn't put it in a different league like I thought it would. But maybe the 512MB of RAM is holding it back a little.
     
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    How much RAM the INC 2 have, for comparison?
     
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    768 MB

    Edit: Haha...you can't type in all caps or the forum will automatically make everything lower case...so I'm adding this text so I can make the mb = MB ...cause it was driving me nuts :)
     
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    I have tried the 8655 OC'd and buds have as well (they own TBs and Revs). There is substantial diminished returns OCing the Snap that high and dings already challenged battery life.

    Even OC's N64 and PSX games are smoother on the D3 and the DX2, for that matter. Point being, they handle heavy tasks without OC efforts.
     
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    i agree with this. i had higher hopes for the dual core processor. it is definitely faster than the d2, but for normal everyday use like you mentioned i also had higher hopes. still many times where the phone lags, studders, etc. now some of this might be fixed with future updates, and i still think its a good phone. but avg users (such as me) who don't run really taxing apps/games won't be blown away by the dual-core and it probably shouldn't be a deciding factor if considering to buy
     

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