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The DROID Incredible line of smartphones for Verizon Wireless, much like the EVO family offered by Sprint, consists of US-only, carrier exclusive devices made by HTC. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is the latest member of the family to come our way and it seems to have ambitions worthy of its rather epic name. Unlike its predecessor, which was a minor update over the original, the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is a major leap forwards. The smartphone offers a curious blend of high-end features, packed into an already familiar looking and pocket-friendly package. As a matter of fact, you will have a hard time finding a more powerful Android device with similar dimensions on the US market. Here goes the two lists, summing up the most important things you need to know about the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. As you probably noticed , the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is anything but short on processing power. Even when underclocked, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with its two Krait CPU cores is more than sufficient to easily pull a smartphone through any task you throw at it.
What's probably most incredible about the Droid Incredible 4G LTE is that someone is still making Android phones for people without giant hands. Yes, you can actually use this new Verizon Wireless device without performing finger gymnastics. More good news: The Incredible 4G LTE ($149) packs a zippy 8-megapixel camera and Beats audio--all inside a design that's not only compact, but also has a bit of attitude. Still, given that you can snag the big bad Galaxy S III for just $50 more, how well can this Droid punch above its weight class?Click to EnlargeThe Droid Incredible 4G LTE's design isn't just refreshingly pocket-friendly. It's fun. The black back of the phone has a soft-touch cover with a funky raised asymmetrical pattern. Inside this shape, you'll find lots of little ridges that make the handset easy to grip. This is not a phone that's going to slip out of your hands (see picture below). The back cover is also removable. You can add a microSD card without replacing the battery and the battery itself is replaceable.
No, this isn't one of the HTC 'One' Phones. Rather than keep the One design and slap a new name on it, like Sprint mostly did with the HTC EVO 4G LTE ($199.99, 4 stars), Verizon and HTC are going for something different here. The $149.99 HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is more of an honest-to-goodness follow-up to the HTC Droid Incredible 2 (3.5 stars) than it is an extension of HTC's top-tier new One brand. That's both good and bad. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE retains the same general shape and size of its predecessors, which is great news for anyone that isn't keen on the super large, hand-busting new smartphone trend. On the other hand, the Incredible eschews some of the best features from the One line, like a faster 1.5GHz processor and HTC's ImageSense camera processor. The Droid Incredible is still a very good smartphone—it's just a notch below the One. Design and Call QualityThe Incredible 4G LTE measures 4.8 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.8 ounces. It might sound silly, but size is probably the primary reason to get this phone.
The Droid Incredible line on Verizon has always been a sleeper favorite. Although the series never seems to have gotten the full marketing muscle from the carrier, HTC gave the original Incredible and the Incredible 2 decent specs and unique design language that garnered a well-deserved fanbase. Now, the third iteration in the series has arrived with the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. It takes the basics of the previous two phones and updates them with elements from HTC's flagship One X, but a One X this is not. Instead of the large screen and thin body, this phone has a 4-inch screen and a relatively thick form factor. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE is more of a mid-range phone than a flagship, a point reflected in its $149.99 on-contract retail price. There's still a bit of the One X in this little phone, as it is still running Android 4.0 with HTC's Sense UI on top, but can it compete with the likes of the Galaxy S III? Read on for our full review. Video review Hardware / Design The design elements of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE are classic HTC — for better or worse, depending on your take on the style. What used to be a forward-looking design is decidedly retro now.
This week we've gotten the chance to take a peek at the next in a line of rather popular conservatively sized powerhouses from HTC, this time called the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. We've had a look at the Incredible 2 as well as the original DROID Incredible, now it's time to decide if this HTC One-era device is up to the task of bringing the DROID brand name back up to snuff. As Verizon has no other HTC One device, with T-Mobile and AT&T getting the prizes this time around from that manufacturer, it might be high time Big Red gets its own taste of the Sense (4.0, as seen in this hands-on with the HTC One S) we've been using for weeks. Though this device is being released at the same time as the HTC One series is on the market and does indeed use essentially the same software as those devices do, it's the HTC Rezound that matches this device's hardware best. Have a peek at our full review of the HTC Rezound to see what I mean. Compared to the HTC One series, you'll think these devices were born of different mothers: The Incredible 4G LTE has a 4-inch super LCD qHD display which gets brighter than you could possibly need it to be, that also being 275ppi dense - not quite as good as the Galaxy S III at 306ppi or the One X at 312ppi, but beating out the 256ppi of the One S by just a tiny notch. You've also got a microUSB port on this device that's also MHL, this meaning that if you've got the right converter, you'll be able to watch 1080p video via HDMI.
Two years ago, HTC really created a winner with the original Droid Incredible. Its name was bold, the phone's performance fast, and it packed tons of features comparable to other smartphones. The company's follow-up product, the Droid Incredible 2, was a decent device, but lacked the zing of 4G data when it debuted in 2011. Now, still another year later, HTC and Wireless have teamed up again to create the third sequel, the $149.99 HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE. While this fresh Incredible finally boasts 4G LTE and an adorably small design, it confirms that the franchise has fallen flat in many other ways. If you're a fan of the HTC's Droid Incredible series, the latest incarnation shouldn't throw you any curves. Just like the Incredibles before it, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE is smaller than your average Android phone and sports a muscular, almost sci-fi aesthetic complete with Verizon red highlights. Measuring 4.8 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.46 inch thick, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE has the footprint of its immediate predecessor, the Droid Incredible 2. At 4.66 ounces, though, the Incredible 4G LTE is a tenth of an ounce lighter. Further in line with its futuristic feel, the phone's back is textured with a raised trapezoidal hump sculpted in unsymmetrical edges.
Two years ago when the original HTC DROID Incredible was released by Verizon, it was considered a high-end Android Smartphone, and was followed-up a year later by the HTC DROID Incredible 2. But since then, the Android landscape has changed, with consumers wanting more features and larger displays, which manifested in the form of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Now with the release of the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE, Verizon is hoping to capitalize on the two earlier model's success and have customers upgrade to the newest version – which adds 4G LTE connectivity, a higher resolution display, and faster processor. Included in the is the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE phone (ADR6410LVW), 1700 mAh battery, wall charger with microUSB cable, and user guides. The overall design of the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE is reminiscent of the two previous models. The back of the device is a black soft-touch plastic with groves in the center, which allows for a nice firm grip. Since the size of the device is smaller than most other high-end Android smartphones, it fits well in the hand or in the pocket, without feeling too big.
The long-awaited Droid Incredible 4G LTE was finally announced at CTIA 2012.The incredible Droid Incredible has always been one of HTC's best offerings, whenever it's been offered before. But the landscape has changed dramatically since the Droid Incredible 2 was released, and the Droid Incredible, at least aesthetically, really hasn't.While it's certainly not one of HTC's flagship phones (that award goes to the HTC One X and upcoming HTC Evo 4G LTE), it's still nothing to scoff at.The tiny phone has a long list of enviable specs, including Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 960 x 540 Super LCD, and Beats Audio integration.There's a microSD slot that can boost the Incredible 4G LTE to 32GB memory, which is one of its few edges on the One series.Regardless of whatever marketing Verizon and HTC start rolling out around this phone, there's definitely the sense that this isn't one of their favored handsets. It's tiny, and plastic, and looks and feels quite a bit like its predecessors (though there is absolutely no denying the gorgeous display). Instead, it's an option for those that value a smaller screen size (or have a weird nostalgia for DIncs).
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