I have been looking at phones to replace my over 2 year old Droid for a couple of weeks now. I have considered the Inc2, Droid 3, Rezound, Stratosphere, Bionic and Nexus. Looking at the best compromise between size, weight, speed, operation, battery life and cost, I keep ending up liking the Inc2 the best. I'm retired, so I'm close to my computer most of the time. I use the phone for calls, checking email, weather, news and playing some simple games like FlickGolf. I don't download movies or TV shows, as it is much better to do that on my PC. I only use between 100 and 800MB of data monthly.
Now the question. Is it unreasonable to get a 3G, single core processor phone and expect it to be usable for the next 20 months? I would probably still be happy with my Droid if it were not out of memory and running slow. Screen draws are slow and so is loading of programs. I'm using Go Launcher EX on it and have cleaned all cache. Downloading a large weather page took 70 seconds for my Droid at the local Verizon store and 29 seconds with the Inc2. For some reason, the Stratosphere took 82 seconds. We don't have LTE yet, but they expect the first half of 2012. When I was in another city with LTE back in October, the Rezound took 15 seconds to download that page and the Droid 3 took about 60 seconds. I don't know why the Inc2 was so fast on 3G today. I haven't tried it before. Is it that much better than the Droid, Droid 3 or Stratosphere in loading web pages, like the weather page with maps?
I would have bought it 3 days ago, but I keep asking myself if it is smart to buy a 3G phone now.