HTC Droid Incredible 2 Reviews
Our very own Quentyn reviewed the HTC DROID Incredible 2. Is it a worthy successor or not much of a jump to spend your upgrade on? Find out by clicking through
Though the lack of some features is disappointing, the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is an improved device and a good choice for Verizon customers looking for a global smartphone.
The Incredible was an impressive phone with a lovely camera, marred only by questionable battery life and lack of supply, forcing HTC to build a Super LCD-equipped model to satisfy demand. Judging by the popularity of the Incredible, it came as no surprise that following HTC's announcement at MWC, the Incredible S eventually became Verizon's Droid Incredible 2.
To say that the new DROID Incredible 2 has some big shoes to fill is quite the understatement. Â The original Incredible enjoyed massive amounts of success even with delays due to component shortages, finishing out the year as one of the most popular Android devices to date.
Why mess with a good thing, right? Verizon struck smartphone gold a year ago with the Droid Incredible, a version of the European HTC Desire
tweaked for the U.S. market. And so not a whole lot has changed with the follow-up, the Droid Incredible 2.
Is the HTC DROID Incredible 2 a groundbreaking phone? Hardly. With the Incredible 2, HTC has simply taken an already great handset and refreshed the hardware.
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The Droid Incredible 2 is based on the very official HTC Incredible S
, a device that was announced back in February at Mobile World Congress.
Although itâ€™s basically the same as the HTC Incredible S that we reviewed over a month ago, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 comes out of the gate bringing some improvements over its predecessorÂÂÂ â€“ while being retaining its global stature as a CDMA device.
The Droid Incredible 2's larger screen, faster performance, and HD video camera make it the best 3G Android phone for Verizon Wireless.
The HTC Droid Incredible was a huge success in the United States when Verizon launched the smartphone last spring, so it makes sense that Verizon and HTC would team up again to deliver the next generation, the Incredible 2.
HTC presents the Incredible 2 as a smartphone for those who â€œdare to be differentâ€, as a â€œstandout cinematic experienceâ€ and a great imaging phone. This sounds great but is that really so?
Last April, when we reviewed the original Droid Incredible, we said, â€œthe Droid Incredible is HTCâ€™s best-specified Android handset on the marketâ€. At that time, it was a flagship. The Incredible 2, while a very nice phone, is now more of a mid-level device.
HTC's Droid Incredible 2 is a nice refresh of the original model, with a more rounded look, a larger screen, and global voice and data capability, but it's no longer a smartphone leader on Verizon.
The DROID Incredible 2 recently landed on Verizon Wireless, and it has some tough shoes to fill. When the original launched,Â it was BGRâ€™s favorite Android phone to date despite stiff competition from the Motorola DROID, which launched at the same time.