HTC Droid Incredible Review

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There's no denying we were impressed by the Motorola DROID, but the HTC Droid Incredible may give you a reason to be jealous, provided you don't have a strong preference towards having a hardware keyboard. As Verizon Wireless' third Android-powered phone, the Incredible is arguably one of the best Droid handsets on the market today.

The strength of Verizon Wireless' network is also a key factor in the Incredible's favor. Depending on where you live, Verizon Wireless may provide some of the best coverage available. In addition, whenever you're in a covered area, you'll also have a high-speed data connection to fully take advantage of the Incredible's features.

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No phone is perfect, and the Incredible certainly is not without fault. The phone didn't feel as sturdy as the Motorola DROID. In addition, we wish the camera and camcorder would have produced better results and we found the optical joystick to be a bit on the small side. Moreover, the Incredible won't be the best option for all due to personal inclinations toward a specific mobile OS, wireless network, form factor, or budget constraints.

The Incredible runs on Android 2.1. While this OS doesn't offer any ground-breaking features that we haven't already seen on other phones, the Incredible does a great job at taking the features of this OS and making them better with the HTC Sense user interface. We also can't say enough about the speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor powering the Incredible.

 

Verizon Wireless and HTC have a hit on their hands with the Droid Incredible. It's not only a very good Android phone, it's also one of the better smartphones on the market today. Verizon Wireless customers have some really great phone options, and the Incredible certainly deserves to be at the top of the list.

Certainly there are, and will be, a lot of powerful new phones coming to market in the coming months including the upcoming EVO 4G from Sprint and HTC, but when it comes to current high-end smartphones, the Incredible is now the Android smartphone to beat. The phone lives up to its name, so much so that we will call it worthy of our Editors' Choice award.

     
  • Speedy 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Vibrant 3.7-inch touchscreen
  • Free turn-by-turn directions
  • Pocketable form factor
  • Optical joystick somewhat small
  • Recorded video is a bit grainy
  • Can't use voice and data at the same time

 


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