HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE

85
Engadget
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone

Summary

The latest Incredible is the must-have smartphone for those who insist on a compact Android handset.

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Pros
  • Top-notch performanceExcellent displayDependable battery lifeGreat cameraOutstanding call quality
Cons
  • Lacks HTC ImageSense
Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone

It's hard to underestimate the value of brand loyalty. Just ask Verizon Wireless. It's with satisfied Incredible and Incredible 2 owners in mind that the carrier is promoting the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a 4-inch, $149 device that -- as you may have guessed -- rides along VZW's fast LTE network.

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Interestingly, the Incredible 4G LTE is landing at a time when many consumers might have preferred, say, the HTC One X. In fact, though, Verizon's decision to instead update the Incredible (also made by HTC) introduces a rather enviable proposition to Verizon customers. Remember that in a short matter of time, the Samsung Galaxy S III will soon make its debut at Verizon, at which point, it's expected to become the network's premiere smartphone. Still, its large size will deter many shoppers, and when viewed through this lens, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE begins to make sense. Put simply, it's a compact handset that stands as the antithesis to the assumption that size equals power. While the handset doesn't quite approach the capabilities or elegance of the One X (or the One S, for that matter), the latest Incredible is a worthy successor and deserves consideration as your next smartphone -- regardless of your current provider. Read on to learn why.

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Scores

Engadget

85
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.2
Display
7.9
Battery life
7.1
Camera
7.0
Ease of use
7.1
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

DROID

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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