HTC Droid Incredible 2 Review
It's far from being incredible, but the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a decent upgrade from the 2010 hit, HTC Droid Incredible.
With upgraded features and a revamped design, the HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon Wireless is a pretty decent update from the 2010 hit, HTC Droid Incredible. However, there will come a point where users will realize that compared to the other phones that are coming out of the pockets of manufacturing giants such as Samsung and Apple, the HTC Droid Incredible S is a far cry from the best smartphones available in the market today. Whether if it’s a good bargain for $199.99 is completely up to the users, but GADG says “nope.”
The design of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is sleek, just like everything else available in the market today, leaving behind its predecessor’s stylistic touch for a more simple yet efficient look. Although some may find it too simple, as it borders on being bland and boring with the basic buttons barely being visible unless the screenlights are on, the back design of Incredible 2 provides a topographic design much like the Droid Incredible. It’s purely an aesthetic touch that may or may not appeal to the tastes of the users.
The phone is 4.75 inches tall by 2.52 inches wide by 0.48 inch thick. It also has a 4-inch 480 x 800-pixel Super LCD touch screen, which is a very nice upgrade from its predecessor. The quality is amazing enough to be compared to Apple’s iPhone 4 Retina Display and Samsung’s Super AMOLED touch screens.
Overall, the design of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is a nice upgrade (or toning down, rather) from the appeal of the Incredible S. The nice black finish and the curved edges are always a plus to a market that’s already full of them.
The HTC Droid Incredible 2 is both fast and slow. Fast because it is powered by a 768 RAM and a 1GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, pretty nice for today’s smartphone standards. With operations and apps running as smooth as it could ever be, the phone is a delightful piece of device where you can freely scroll from screen to screen and app to app, without worrying a single flicker or lag. On the other hand, the Droid Incredible 2 is slow in terms of connection. The phone doesn’t have a 4G connection. Yep, users are pretty much stuck with 3G! The good thing about this though is that battery-life lasts longer. And if you’re still living in the era of 2008, then this doesn’t pose any problem.
The HTC Droid Incredible 2 provides world-roaming capabilities, as it supports both CDMA and GSM networks. It also has a front facing 1.4MP camera and a back 8MP camera which is capable of shooting 720p HD videos.
Unfortunately it only runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and not the 2.3 Gingerbread, although make no mistake about the phone’s nice and convenient user-interface packed with customizable features for the users to enjoy.
To sum it all up, the HTC Droid Incredible 2 may not be the best phone HTC can offer in a sea of 4Gs and Gingerbreads. But it is a pleasant upgrade from the Droid Incredible with a minimalistic design, a larger screen, and performance speeds that can rival that of Samsung’s and Apple’s best… Well, not really.