Friday, July 6, 2012

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE - Not Everyone Wants a Monster Sized Phone.

It seems to me that the blogging and technology review community as a whole is doing a disservice to the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE with their constant comparisons to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One series (which is NOT even available from Verizon).   I decided to do a series of informal posts with my experiences with the Inc 4G and provide comparisons to some of its older siblings, the Incredible 2 and the original competitor.

Just about every one of the tech blogs out there is repeating the same 3 things.
  • The camera is not as good as HTC's One series, (Though the Verge says otherwise)
  • The display on the Galaxy S3 and One X is bigger and brighter. 
  • The processor is clocked faster at 1.5Ghz vs. 1.2Ghz on the Inc4G.  
They all then conclude that you should spend the extra $50 to get the Galaxy S3 on Verizon or the HTC One X on AT&T.  But, guess what?! Not everyone wants to carry around a phone that's half the size of a tablet or iPad and most people don't want to leave Verizon's superior coverage zone.

No, seriously, I don't care how thin it is, the Galaxy S3 (and even the smaller Razr phones) are just too big for me to comfortably keep in my pocket all day long.  Oh, and if you are concerned about 1.2 vs 1.5 processing speed, don't be.  There is no noticeable difference in real world application, and all of the benchmarks are only reporting 5 to 18% improvements theoretical speed.  Enough of that rant, back to the topic at hand, comparing the Droid Incredible 1, Droid Incredible 2 and Droid Incredible 4G.

I'll update this post with a link to each comparison as I publish them.
  1.  Comparing the size of the HTC Incredible 4G LTE, Incredible 2 and Original Incredible
  2. Comparing HTC Incredible 1, 2 and 4G OS and Sense improvements

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