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Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by The Droid Lion, May 23, 2010.

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    O.k., I've had my Incredible about two weeks now and I'm thinking I might just go swap it for the Droid. (30 day trial) Why, you ask?


    1. Battery Life. Had to bend over backwards to save battery life to get through the day. (Buying larger battery may solve problem all together)

    2. Poor signal problems. I'm still waiting to hear back from HTC support as to possible problems and solutions. (They did offer me a replacement)

    3. Games. The games I want are not available via the google market place at the moment. And to further the trouble, I hear that they will not run well on the snapdragon processor;where as, it runs fine on the Droid. With a few exceptions. (May make it to the market place for the Incredible, but probably will not run well)Top BlackBerry Games, SmartPhone Games - Games for Windows Mobile, Android | Gameloft


    I do like the response time and how well the actual phone runs. I would love to keep it, but at the moment I really would like to just have the Droid and not have to deal with all of this.

    There is the flash that the Incredible offers via the HTC Sense, but the 2.2 update would make that point null and void... ARGH!

    Someone please offer some guidance that will be helpful and unbiased.
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    Honestly, it's completely up to you.

    Those reasons alone dont seem to justify it, especially since you've found solutions to all of them... Even if they involve waiting for HTC to do their thing.

    That being said, two of my co-workers have Incredibles, and I wouldnt trade my Droid for an Incredible if I could.
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    I got a Droid in November and switched to the Incredible the week it came out. Here are my thoughts...

    1. Battery. I agree with you. I purchased a 1750 m battery and it carries me from 6am to about 6pm. I keep the original battery in my pocket and I'm good for the entire day. But I also had a second battery for the Droid.

    2. Signal strength. They are both similar.

    3. Games? The games for the Droid and the Incredible are identical. I don't understand your argument here.

    I will say this: The weight difference between the two is significant. The Incredible us much better.
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    The problem with the games is you can't get them for the Incredible.... search. See if you can find them. The Google market is filtering them out for what ever reason. Its intention BTY. They may or may not release them for the Google market.
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    Other then physical keyboard, I have no idea why someone would like the moto droid over the inc. It has better battery life yes, but though it (moto droid) has slightly better res, the AMOLED screen on the Inc is so vibrant it may be better overall.

    I have both the phones and use one for work (moto droid) and I can say I never looked back after I got the Inc. I think a large majority of people given both phones to use for a couple of weeks would choose the Inc hands down.
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    Droid:
    -Keyboard (some games require a keyboard)
    -Battery life
    -Huge hacking community
    -Root abilties (tether, under/overclock, themeing, etc
    -Stock Android if you don't like Sense.

    Incredible:
    -Sense UI
    -Better Camera
    -Faster processor (if you don't plan on overclocking your Droid)
    -Lighter (But plastic)
    -Optical trackball if you like that

    Really, in MY opinion, only go with the Incredible if you want Sense UI, or if your phone will be your camera.
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    Actually, I have to say the opposite. The Inc is a better phone all the way around. Root ability will come with time (kinda silly to use it in a comparison IMO) and you haven't even listed half of the improvements over the moto droid. Looking at the two side by side and using them, there is no contest. If you like to go by specs it's not even close.

    I would have to say that the only reason to even look at the moto droid is the physical keyboard, which is going the way of the 8 track tape, or to feel a bit of nostalgia for a phone that USED to be the flagship device for VZW.

    People that hang on to this moto droid as a competitor in today's market are probably listening to cassette tapes on their walkman and arguing with their friends how VHS is as good as blu rays. Give it up, it's old tech now, as the Inc will be soon. That's why the new droid will be out soon, the entire market has changed since the relic, errr moto droid came out, and it's time for them to catch up.

    To me, having to hack your device for anything is actually a draw back, as the average consumer will never do this and puts your phone at risk. The original iphone was metal, then they went to plastic because they remembered people want light weight materials, nobody wants a brick in their pocket. I also like how you listed not having sense as a plus ROFL, "buy this car, it has less options and stock rims, it's better then that one that's loaded and has aftermarket rims"?

    Also, the moto droid may really get put down for the count when the shadow comes out if the rumored specs are indeed true. I will admit though that my moto droid I have for work is untouchable in the always important paper weight category.
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    ...wow. every now and then i totally lose hope in humanity and intelligent life. consider me hopeless
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    You are entitled to your own opinion, but the Droid does beat the Incredible in some ways. And oh by the way, the Droid has the better GPU. And better battery life. And better call quality. The Incredible isn't "the better phone all the way around" as you say it. The Incredible is the better phone at certain things, Droid is better at others. Just because it's newer doesn't mean it's better.
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    True facts...
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    The droid has slightly better gaming because of the gpu, the droid has a better battery life and the droid will be recieving froyo soon which will give alot faster speed all around and flash and all the other good stuff froyo comes with, on the other hand because of htc sense it will most likely take wayyyy longer to rexieve 2.2 on the incredible
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    I keep seeing comments about Incredible and Nexus One not having the same games on the market as the Droid, any validity?

    If that is the case their going to soon have to fix snapdragon compatibility issues with games as soon as the Shadow comes out.

    It just doesn't make any sense
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    You are entitled to your own opinion, but the Droid does beat the Incredible in some ways. And oh by the way, the Droid has the better GPU. And better battery life. And better call quality. The Incredible isn't "the better phone all the way around" as you say it. The Incredible is the better phone at certain things, Droid is better at others. Just because it's newer doesn't mean it's better.[/QUOTE]



    Not true about the droid having better call quality. i had the droid and the inc. is just as good if not better. the keyboard sucked ,never used it, tried and tried but it was worthless...i liked the droid when i had it, but man its nice to have a thin..light phone thats fast and dont lag..
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    Wow I remember when people were complaining about the droid having horrible battery life....those were the days.
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    If I could trade my beat up 7 month old Moto Droid outright, for a brand spanking new in the box Incredible, at zero cost to me... I wouldn't do it.

    I can do everything on my Moto Droid that you can do on your Incredible, and then some.

    They are both great phones. It just user preference. Kinda silly to label me as one that must use cassettes/8 track/VHS tapes just because I prefer my phone over the the one you prefer. When everyone was buying the Moto Razr I bought an LG. It just felt better in my hand. What's the big deal?
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    I'm considering switching from my droid to the incredible tomorrow, well ordering it anyway. I've become unhappy with the droid, I can only talk using my BT lest I face dail someone or hang up on them and have been told this is not a problem on the incredible, yes? the physical keyboard is just not that important to me anymore. i loved my droid when i first got it but it was fleeting and really hope it's not the same with the incredible. can anyone reassure me? i was told the battery wasn't great though.
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    No smart-phone has great battery life, you are pretty much carrying a mini computer in your pocket bag purse or belt clip, try unplugging your laptop from the power outlet and lets see how long that will last, all smart-phones from the iPhone to the droid to the incredible and so forth are battery hogs, no way around it, but good thing is we do not live in the dessert or in the woods and have plenty of power outlets to chose from, from your car to the outlet in your house job and so forth, if you don't want a battery hog just get a regular cell phone and be done with it.
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    So I now have a Droid and the Incredible. Mind you, I'm 3 days in, but wow, do I notice the differences already. I have the Inc as my main phone and even though I know all of the battery saving techniques, this is really killing me. It drains like a hot dog's water bowl. I'm going to wait a bit longer and see if the multiple charges really helps this phone out. It would be nice.

    Unless you've used both for more than a few minutes, you really can't understand the differences. I'm using the Inc night and day to see if I really like it better than my Droid and if it will remain my primary phone. Let me tell you....As soon as that A955 rears its head, the Inc will take a back seat. I just see the Motorola devices being overall better IMO. There are the reasons listed a few posts back, but I really like those advantages on the Droid. I REALLY like typing out long email replies or posts with a keyboard. Some complained about the battery, but the fact that I could cycle using the gps and Tracks, listen to music via my stereo bluetooth AND check emails/texts and after 2.5 hours STILL have over 50% battery life left just seemed fantastic to me. I will attempt that with the Inc this week, but I don't see that happening. I would like to, but I'm not hopeful.

    It's all in what people find of value to them. Faster isn't always better. I'll take reliability over speed any day, and the Moto Droid just seems to be more reliable to me BUT don't hate on me just yet. I'll give it a bit more time to see if the Inc can do me justice.

    Also, with the Droid, I have docks in my office, nightstand, computer desk, and a car mount. It's great having a desktop clock with quick access to weather. Haven't quite found a docking solution for the Inc yet other than a generic car mount that I used with my iPhone/BB Storm. Looking for desktop cradles that will allow for charging comfortably, so if anyone has any recommendations, I would love to hear them (and no, i'm not a big fan of Seidio after the fiasco of their equipment that have made me so dissatisfied with their products). OHHHHHH, and how the hell do I get this phone to stay on while plugged in and using the maps function? Annoying as hell!!!

    To each their own, but again, I'm skipping the Shadow and waiting on the true Droid 2. Maybe the Inc will grow on me by then......maybe.
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    Why dont people just get a phone and be happy with it..
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    Personally, I go through 3-4 phones a year because I like to sample what's out there and help friends and family make informed choices. I talk about the positive and negatives on sites like this because I like to hear what others have to say about them and hear their experiences. If you have a phone and are happy, great, but this particular thread is about helping the OP to make a decision which is a valid request, so some of us are offering up opinions, which I believe is what they were looking for, not drivel that doesn't help with their choice in the long run.