"Love this Phone but could be better"4.0 starson by Jack2466
Pros: Crisp Call Quality, Superfast Internet connection on 3G & Wi-Fi, Tons of great Apps, Multitasking runs great, GPS for Car is fantastic, Screen is beautiful, Very Customizable with Android
Cons: VZ Bloatware runs in background, Camera Images are sometimes blurred, Battery Life below average on stock battery, Need an App to change Notification Sounds, Spellcheck gets in way of inputing text, plastic build feels kind of cheap,
Summary: Coming from a BB Storm, the Incredible is like going from a Toyota to a Mercedes. In the beginning, I was going to take this phone back to Verizon because I could handle the short battery life, but I really like the Android Platform and lightning fast internet and couldn't put it down, so I signed on for one year. After buying an 1800 mAmp battery from ebay for a couple of bucks and tweaking the phone, battery life is now where it should be and completely acceptable. The Android Platform is not for the squemish or electronically challenged. Takes a little know how to customize the phone to where you want it to be. Tons of great apps are icing on the cake. Phone Quaility is very good on the Verizon network and internet on 3G is ligthening fast although I've lost it a couple of times. GPS for the car is incredible and better than my Garmin.
Problems - Could have been IPhone Killer but ---Verizon Bloatware is all over this phone and runs in the background. Don't care what anyone says, takes up memory and resources and in my opinion slows the phone down and affects battery life. Stock battery should have been much better. Shouldn't have to purchase a third party battery from the get-go. Body is plastic and feels kind of cheap in the hand (IPhone is metal). At 8 megapixels the camera sholuld work great but images are blurry and grainy at times. Notification sounds for e-mail and text can't be assigned seperately and cannot be shut off unless you use a third party application which is just plain silly. Spell check is overzealous and annoying. Had to turn it off.
No phone is perfect. Barring these problems which I find slighly annoying but tolerable, I really like this phone and recommend it highly and will hold off in getting the VZ IPhone in the Spring. Hope HTC, Android and VZ fix these problems in a firmware update or in the next generation.