sense ui is nasty, put that as a negative. i like as close to stock android as possible
Something else to consider with the HTC phones (Nexus/Incredible) is, how will they be as "phones":
Granted, they might not have the same radio as the HTC Eris, but until they are released, we won't know for sure how the Nexus/Incredible perform in less than desirable signal conditions.
a little obsessive...
"...Another somewhat major issue that we struggled with on the Incredible (just as we did on the Nexus One) was the awful screen visibility in bright daylight. We had numerous occasions where we simply could not answer a call or take a picture due to the AMOLED display's poor showing outdoors. In overcast settings (such as the one above) it was usually bearable, and If you crank the brightness all the way up on sunnier days you can get some visibility, though once you're outside and can't see the display, that's a bit of a challenge. In all honesty, we love certain aspects of these screens, but we're perplexed as to why HTC continues to use this same display when it's clear the daylight performance is hamstrung..."
Frankly, I'm inclined to make this judgment myself when the phone is available in a VZW store. But since one of the key features of the Droid was that I could crank up the brightness and use the phone outdoors, if my impression matched Engadget's, it would be a dealbreaker for me.
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Thanks for the post.
When I saw the Incredible come out my first thought was that my 3 week old Motorola Droid was obsolete. However, the screen size is the same, both are Android 2.1, the Droid has a physical keyboard (which, actually I don't use often, but nice to have). Also I got the Moto Droid for $99 at Best Buy. I also got a special offer from Verizon for the car dock, car charger and media dock for $49.97. So for the price of the Incredible, I got the phone and cool accessories. The Motorola Droid hardware seems pretty sturdy as well.
The apps will be the same on both. I just added Google Earth yesterday and it is awesome!
There are advantages and disadvantages. AMOLED displays use less power but the drawback is that they’re less visible in sunlight and that means it’s hard to see the Incredible’s screen if you’re outdoors in bright sunlight. Its just going to come down to user choice.
Couple of interesting links.
Frankly if it is the same AMOLED screen as the N1 get ready to be very very frustrated when looking at the screen outdoors...heck the Incredible could have Froyo loaded in it and still would be a no thanks for me.... Droid ftw
Their both very dim outside. Mind you its cloudy today with little sun. When comparing, the Droid having a better screen in sunlight is overrated. The Nexus One screen is dimmer but its so mi-nute that it shouldn't even matter.
Bottom line I saw it for myself, and I can't be bias, just because I love my droid. They both suck in the sunlight.
Incredible is not high def. it is 800x480 - a little better than the Droid. this is 480p standard def. Lowest res High Def is 720p which is actually 1280x720 pixels.Yeah I was gonna say that the video specs are kind of backwards. The DROID and N1 are standard def. and the Incredible is High def.The Droid screen is LCD, and yes the AMOLED screen is harder to see in the sun. That is a known issue for the Nexus1. And another thing, is that the H