HTC Incredible vs. Motorola Droid vs. Nexus One Debate

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  1. I H8 5_0 Stangs
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    Obviously as a Motorola Droid owner I am going to be a bit bias towards it. But I wanted to open up a thread for everyone to discuss and debate which of these high-end smartphones is best.

    Opinions are welcomed, but please be able to distinguish opinion vs. fact when responding to members posts.

    HARDWARE

    I will start off by saying I personally think the Droid is still the best option SOLELY because I like having a physical keyboard. Some people hate it, but it works for me just fine. Sure its a little cramped, but I am used to it by now. I rarely use the on screen keyboard.

    Processor/RAM

    Incredible - 1 GHz Snapdragon 512MB
    Nexus One - 1 GHz Snapdragon 512MB
    Droid - 550mHz Cortex 256MB

    The Incredible and Nexus One do have the lightning fast snapdragon processor, but as of right now, this is not very significant, because the Moto Droid can do everything the other phones can do...aka run Android 2.1 but Time will tell if the Droid's slower processor will be its Achilles heel.

    SCREEN

    Incredible - 3.7" 480 x 800 16 bit AMOLED
    Nexus One - 3.7" 480 x 800 16 bit AMOLED
    Droid - 3.7" 480 x 854 24 bit

    That being said, the Droid has the highest resolution screen, sure 480 x 854 is only a tad higher than the Incredible and Nexus one's 480 x 800, but something also worth noting is that the Droid's screen is 24 bit (16.7 Million colors) and the Nexus One and HTC Incredible's are only 16 bit (65,000 colors)

    However, the Nex One and Incred have an AMOLED screen which appears "brighter" in direct sunlight so that is plus for those two phones.

    CAMERA

    Incredible - 8MP with 640 x 480 video capture
    Nexus One - 5MP with 720 x 480 video capture (20 fps)
    Droid - 5MP with 720 x 480 video capture (24 fps)

    MEMORY CARD/STORAGE

    Incredible 8GB
    Nexus One 4GB
    Droid 16GB


    Obviously you can go out and buy a 32GB for any of these, but as far as not having to shell out any more $$$ the edge here goes to the Droid

    to be continued.... (need to study for a test haha)
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    I don't like sense ui so ima wait for the next android phone that vz pushes or I might get the n1 if I can get a good deal but for now I'm sticking with droid. Ki don't use the camera that much so I don't need 8mp and I have a 16 gig card also I'm running stock but once I root again I can go 800 oc and still be satisfied with the speed.
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    Great thread my opinion the Droid win hands down because of the amazing community it had behind it.
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    the sense UI might become an issue for the incredible when google comes out with a 2.2 Android update too I think
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    Interesting comment. I've read precisely the opposite in several reviews. Or more specifically that the AMOLED screen is much more subject to problems of glare in direct sunlight.
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    Really? the phonescoop.com review I read said that the AMOLED screen was easier to read in sunlight compared to the droid. I also read that somewhere else but I forget where. Do you know what "technology" the droid's screen is? I can't find the exact name for it anywhere
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    preorderd the droid inc today. i'll review it in 10 days. finally!!!
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    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 HTC Incredible, can capture video in 800x480.
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    Droid has a keyboard. Until someone makes a multitouch software keyboard, Droid will be the best Android phone for me. Plus, in direct sunlight, you just have a crank up the brightness to make it perfectly clear and visible.
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    This

    i will always need a keyboard, i cant stand only having a touchscreen keyboard, because sometimes you just need that hard keyboard.
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    sense ui is nasty, put that as a negative. i like as close to stock android as possible
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    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.
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    Here's a fairly common (though among the harshest) commentary on the screen from Engadget...

    "...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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    Moto Droid vs Incredible

    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!
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    personally the droid i believe is better... i really do not like HTC
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    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.



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    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 :motdroidvert:
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    Well, I just got done going outside with my friends Nexus One, and my Droid. Brightness for both all the way up.

    My conclusion...........?

    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.
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    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.
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