"Disappointed :("on by destardi
Pros Nice screen, love Sense UI, more polished than Moto Droid's software appearance.
Cons Battery (and I'm serious about this, as compared to MotoDroid's), Antenna is weak, signal was dialing down to 1X, with barely 1 bar in same spot my Moto Droid was getting 3G and full bars.
Summary I was really wanting to like this phone, and generally it's pretty sweet, very powerful.
But after a full charge and about an hour of constant usage (along with my Moto Droid), I was testing download speeds next to each other, signal strengh, and battery and the Droid won hands down. I was all set to sell my moto droid, but nope...I'm taking the Incredible back. :(
"AWSOME PHONE!"on by tander59
Pros Lightning fast, beautiful display, slim form factor.
I was one of the few hundred lucky people that recieved my Incredible early due to Verizon computer glitch.Had Moto Droid, Just too bulky and never used physical keyboard.
Cons As with most smart phones the battery life could be a little better. Be sure the first thing you do is to download a task killer App. I can make it through a full day with normal use on a single charge.
Summary This is the best Android phone on the market to date. I have had it for 24 hours now and am completely satisfied! I can see owning this phone for a very long time!After owning the Incredible for about a week I can honestly say the battery life is pretty impressive. I can make it through a 14 hour day with fairly heavy use. Also reception and call quality are exellent. When talking to someone they can't even tell I am on a cell phone. All 3 of these quality's are better than my previous Droid cell phone.
Updated on Apr 29, 2010
Pros Face it guys- Nothing will ever live up to the iphone. Apple and the iphone are a different way of life altogether. So do you love the iphone, but love Verizons service? This is your phone then! Don't wait because its getting backorderd already.
Cons No cons yet! I haven't experienced the problems mentioned by others. Other reviewers should give it more time before making drastic remarks. I had the iphone, and this is very similar. If you love the iphone but love Verizon's service, get it!
Summary First of all, I have been one of those people lucky enough to have experienced ATT Wireless & Verizon and the service they provide at the same time. My work phone is an IPHONE. My personal cell is from Verizon. So I can compare the HTC Incredible to a popular competitor. I wont bore with every detail as there are many websites for this, but hands down, the Incredible is by far the closest thing to my IPHONE. The only 2 differences I can mention are the better battery life of the Incredible, and the better service on my Incredible from Verizon in my area. The only variable being the service because I know for a fact this can vary from one city to the next etc. My iphone 3gs dies midway through the day. The Incredible seriously went from 9am-9pm today 4/29/10 until it died, with way heavier web and application running than my iphone 3gs. The service and 3G bars were all there. I wont bore you, if you love the iphone, love Verizon reliable service, buy it-period!
Pros Coming from Windows Mobile, the interface was easy to learn and use. The linking of email account information was a very nice feature. The APP store is both interesting and alarming since it would be easy to load something inappropriate.
Cons The back cover is very flimsy and I am concerned about moisture protection. But the primary concern is the device locked up over and over again to the point where it had to be returned.
Summary I received the phone on Thursday. I began yanking the battery to overcome the system locking up on Thursday evening. I worked with Verizon support on Friday (learned how to bring up the boot screen by the way, just hold down the optical mouse button when powering up). I dropped in back into the Fed-x to be returned on Saturday. A replacement phone may take up to three weeks since the devices are on back order (seems like they did not plan on any of the devices failing). So, for the few hours I had it and it worked, I was pleased. Let's hope my device was a fluke and the replacement is solid. I would strongly advise buying this phone to not load any additional APPS until the out-of-the-box functionality is well understood and the key features are utilized to ensure they are functioning as expected.When debugging an issue with a smart phone, the first question poised by the Verizon help desk is 'What APPS have you downloaded?". In addition, there are APPs on the Android marketplace which my be poorly designed and can adversely affect the operation of the phone. Several APPS were specifically called out by the help desk as being known problems. So, inappropriate APPS in this case means any application for which I have neither personal experience or a reliable review to help me make a download decision.
Updated on May 3, 2010
Pros Great design
Great camera and video camera
Great call quality
Cons Battery life
Convenience keys for camera
Summary The Good:
Design is nice with red accents reminds me of "I'm professional and wild" attitude. Black dress with a red scarf - yes, it's a plus. There's an idea for webisode.
Fantastic AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic LED) Screen - very bright and vivid.
Phone quality and reception is great. A couple of people who didn't know that I got a new phone asked if I did because of sound quality. Speaker phone is not as loud but great. Anne's mom hates it when I put her on the speaker phone because she cannot hear me well. I called her, put her on the speaker phone and carried on a conversation without her complaining once about the fact she was on the speaker phone.
Love the VIP widget where you can do one touch call to a anyone in the VIP list. I only call less than 10 people on a regular basis so it works well not having to go through all my business contacts to find these contacts.
I've heard a lot of gripe about exchange email integration and Android. Frankly, I was a bit worried. To my surprise, it was a breeze, it functions extremely well. Watch out BlackBerry, this frankly was a better email client with again a VIP list, one touch email filtering by conversation, flagged etc...
Browser is fast and to my surprise just as good as the webkit iPhone browser. Flash plug-in works ok and I felt it was a great addition to the mobile browsers.
Camera is very good and takes great pictures. Center metering mode works best. The video camera is also stunning for a phone camera, there is no HD option, but I don't think I'd need it, obviously these wont replace still cameras and HD video cameras.
The best thing about the phone is the UI and performance. The mix of the Android UI with Sense UI by HTC makes this phone one of the best in the market. I think Sense picks up where Android lacks. I'd say this by far is the best contender to the iPhone UI. (Shhhhh.... I think it maybe better, but I can't call it because I don't use an iPhone on a day to day basis).
It is extremely fast and responsive, I've ran multiple apps, 3D games without even a hiccup. With all these open I tried Google Wave on it, which is not really made to run on a mobile phone, yes, then, it choked.
The other surprising thing is this phone makes most of the tasks like composing a message, looking up information and navigation a breeze - you don't have to type it just say it. Voice to text works extremely well even with my Sri Lankan accent!
The Bluetooth audio seems to sound stronger and better, I listen to Pandora on the way to work and I used to have to turn up the volume on my car stereo to hear it decent. With the Incredible I don't have to turn the radio up so much.
I miss convenience keys on the side for voice prompt and the camera. The track pad works well but is useless because the touch screen does most of what the track pad does.
The battery life is poor, but I expected that and I'm used to it. When you have bluetooth and WiFi off it is a bit better.