This is a powerful device packed into a small package.
There are a lot of loyal Incredible fans out there and this version adds Verizon’s 4G LTE network to the mix. While it’s not as powerful as say the HTC One X or the Galaxy S III, the smaller size of this phone may pull in more people. I have to give props to HTC for making a smaller phone as more and more companies are making them bigger and almost impossible to use with one hand.
The super LCD is very crisp and clear and it’s got 960×540 qHD resolution, which is a fake HD screen, I’m not saying it looks bad, but 720p would be better.
The CPU is not the best either, but it’s got a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, but it handled all the things I threw at it with great speed.
It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich, and HTC’s skin, which is the best out there so there was no problems using it, and not a lot of unnecessary extras.
Battery life on this device was decent, with a full days use out of it with general usage which means light browsing some app usage a little music and video.
The camera is kind of disappointing, but it’s usable and took fairly decent photos. It does have full 1080p video capture which made videos shot with the device look really good. They do need some work on image stabilization, but they can only get better with time.
This was another device that I didn’t have to reboot at all, it didn’t even freeze up once on me. That’s also a good selling point for any android phone as some previous phones I’ve had to pull the battery to get it to reboot quite a few times.
For die hard android fans this probably isn’t the device to get, but for people who don’t want a huge phone this is the perfect one for now.
Let’s break it down:
- 4.0-inch qHD Super LCD Display
- Runs Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of onboard storage with a MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera
- Great Display
- Lots of speed for daily use
- Good quality (feels good in the hand)
- Screen may be too small for some people
- Lots of Verizon bloatware
- Not the best looking device out there
It’s really hard to not like this phone, but again it’s not the most powerful device out there. At $149 it’s hard to say buy when just a few more dollars and you can step up to something more powerful. If you like to use your device with one hand then this is for you, if you can handle bigger then go for the Galaxy S III.