Returning HTC Droid Incredible, going back to the Motorola Droid.

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  1. thacrownprince

    thacrownprince New Member

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    Hello Fellow Droid-ers,

    I just wanted to tell people who are on the fence about making the switch to the Droid Incredible what made me switch back to the Motorola Droid. So I've had my Droid since launch day (November 2009) and I've had my Droid Incredible since last Thursday (4.29.2010), which was also launch day. I have decided that I am going to return my Droid Incredible and save my upgrade for a future phone (Droid 2, anyone???) because I feel that going from a Droid to a Droid Incredible was not that much of an update.

    :reddroid:Things that I like about the Incredible was:heart::

    *The speed out of the box. It's amazingly fast. The Droid comes close (once you root it, overclock and install some custom roms).

    *8 MP Camera (which was very impressive and much better than the Droid's 5 MP Camera).

    *512 MB RAM (doubling the RAM of the Droid, it definitely helps).

    *8 GB Internal Memory (have as many applications as you want)

    *HTC Sense UI was much better than I expected, but I prefer custom roms. With Sense UI, the out of the box experience does feel more polished. If I was to buy a phone today, I would have to probably pick the Incredible. However, the reasons why I am returning the phone is because it isn't much of an upgrade in my opinion.

    dancedroidThings that I've really miss about the Droid are:heart::

    *The heavy duty feel (although the Incredible doesn't feel cheap like some people suggested, I just prefer the heavy metal heft).

    *Physical keyboard - I prefer the touch keyboard, but sometimes you like the option of the physical keyboard, I know I shouldn't be doing this, but texting while driving, you really miss the physical keyboard because you can touch type and not have to look at the phone.

    *Root access (I know the Incredible might be rooted in due time, but you really miss it). Not being able to have custom ROMs, tethering capabilities and overclocking the CPU (which of course with a snapdragon processor on the Incredible, you probably won't have to do so much of).

    So in conclusion,
    1) An average person that doesn't want to bother with rooting, installing custom ROMs, overclocking and what not, the Incredible is a hands down the better choice.

    2) If you don't have the Motorola Droid and been waiting and holding out for the Nexus One and your choices are the Motorola Droid or Droid Incredible, then I would probably recommend the Incredible as well.

    3)However, if you're like me, who already have the Motorola Droid, already rooted, installed a custom rom (Bugless Beast 1.0 shout out!) then I would recommend saving the upgrade and also the 200 dollars (Mother's Day is on Sunday, don't forget to buy her something nice) for something that is more of an upgrade (Droid 2 speculations are starting up, 4.3 inch screen? 1 GHZ Snapdragon Processor? 512 MB RAM, 8 MP Camera? 720P Video Recording? Option of using a physical keyboard? Handstrap, so you can wear the phone like a wristlet as a fashion statement? I am jk about the last part). Cause at this rate, in a few months, you will regret doing this incremental update. Thanks for reading, have a good day. Cheers!
     
  2. pyro6128

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    Welcome back! Thats actually a very good point about the incremental update, as opposed to just waiting for something better to come about. The only plus I saw to the Incredible was the camera, and having the extra internal memory. But since I'm not a professional photog, and have a very nice digi cam anyway, thats not really a concern. Plus you can't actually use the full 8g of internal memory for apps. I think you can only use like 512 or something. So that isn't really much of an upside. Basically it comes down to, do you want to waste an upgrade or money for that matter on a better camera, which you didn't. And I wouldn't either. The droid 2 and or shadow, now those are going to be some beasts. Can't wait!
     
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    i don't blame you one bit!! now that i've seen how many new android phones are about to be released...i don't feel jealous anymore lol. i have a feeling some ppl are gonna regret wasting their ne2
     
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    Where can I see all the new android phones about to be released?? Isn't there like 8 new ones coming this year?
     
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    Right on OP!! Not to mention that the so called "droid2" should be wifi N capable and also have 4G compatibility for the rollout. I see the droid2 coming out and then 4G shortly after.

    Not to mention.....the incredible is not much of an upgrade, like others said.
     
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    The current Droid isn't? Because mine works (sometimes) with a wireless N network but there are issues.
     
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    The best time to upgrade is when the next android phone has a version not compatible with the Moto Droid. When version 2.xx or 3.00 comes out and the Moto can't handle the latest and greatest it's time to dump it.
     
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    I am not rooted LOVED the MOT Droid but the reason i love the Incredible better to name a few is:


    -a real camera
    - exchange support
    -music on the lock screen
    -NO LAG EVER
    - 7 home screens [no home replacements to deal with]
    -optical mouse
    -fm radio [although it doesnt work too well]
    -size & weight

    having said this i am only a few days in and i have 30

    what i dont like is i feel it syncs slower then the Mot :(
     
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    I went to the store to see the Incredible, and I was impressed. It was snappier than my Droid, even OCed to 1200MHz. But I agree with the OP. I would have to pay full retail for the Incredible, and it is just not enough of an upgrade. For $50 maybe. For $200 (or $550 in my case), ummmmm, no.

    :D
     
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    The Moto Droid doesn't have N, only b/g. The reason your Droid runs off of your N router, is because the router also transmits b/g.
     
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    I did the same. Bought it on launch day, tried it and found it not enough of an upgrade to keep it. It seems well made though still feels cheap or at least not as substantial. Then there's the issue of Android updates. With Sense, it'll take a while for any updates to be pushed. It's still a nice phone and as stated, anyone needing an upgrade from a dumb phone should seriously consider the Incredible.
     
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    LOL, real camera in a phone? Thats funny. I'll take my REAL dslr any day of the week over the "camera" in any phone. Camera's in phone's are crap period.