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HTC Incredible vs. Motorola DROID

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April 7th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • User interface: The HTC Incredible has HTC’s custom user interface called Sense built on top of Android, while the DROID has the standard Android interface known as the Google Experience.  HTC’s Sense interface offers a number of advanced customization options for the Incredible, including more home screens than the DROID, custom widgets, and the ability to change the layout and icons on the home screens depending on what the user is doing.  Of course, it’s a personal preference, and many users prefer one interface over the other.
  • Camera: At 5-megapixels, the DROID’s camera is powerful and also shoots great video.  The HTC Incredible, however, is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera — overtaking the DROID by 3 megapixels.  Though 5 megapixels should be plenty for most, avid mobile phone photographers may prefer the Incredible.  Both devices have a bright dual-LED flash.
  • Keyboard: The Motorola DROID has a physical QWERTY keyboard that slides from the side of the device in addition to the standard Android virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard.  The Incredible lacks a physical QWERTY keyboard, but of course also has an effective virtual QWERTY keyboard.  If you are simply not a big fan of on-screen keyboards, the DROID may be a better option.
  • Power: The Motorola DROID is a powerful device in its own right, but succeeding the DROID by a number of months, the HTC Incredible is at the top of its class, armed with the latest processor and more RAM.  The Incredible has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM, while the DROID has a 550MHz processor and 256MB of RAM.  While the difference may not be significantly noticeable in most day-to-day operations (e.g. checking email), the Incredible will outperform the DROID, particularly when many applications are running simultaneously.
  • Size & Weight: Because of its lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard, the HTC Incredible is somewhat smaller and lighter than the DROID.

Side-By-Side Comparison

Motorola Droid HTC Incredible
Motorola Droid HTC Incredible
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Highlights
Interface Standard Google Experience HTC Sense
Operating System Android Android
Screen Size 3.7″, 480 x 854 Pixels 3.7″, 480 x 800 Pixels
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Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming No No
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot No No
Mobility
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Productivity
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Entertainment
Camera Megapixels 5.0 8.0
Apps Android Market Android Market
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Features
Memory Capacity Up to 32GB microSD (16GB card pre-installed) 8GB on-board (expandable with microSD)
Keyboard Physical & Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 6.0 oz 4.59 oz
Dimensions 2.4″ x 4.6″ x 0.5″ 2.3″ x 4.63″ x 0.47″
Processor Speed 550MHz 1GHz Snapdragon
RAM 256MB 512MB
Cost
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $99.99 Not yet available

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2 Responses to “HTC Incredible vs. Motorola DROID”

  • Charles
    May 13, 2010

    Is there going to be a version of a keyboard-equipped device with Snap Dragon processor?

  • You completely forgot to mention that the Motorola DROID has considerably more Usage and Standby time than the Incredible. Battery life is an important aspect to consider before purchasing any phone. The Motorola DROID is *also* equipped with Skype, though this is admittedly a lesser bonus.

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