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Motorola DROID 2 vs. DROID Incredible by HTC

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August 31st, 2010

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Key Differences

  • Operating system: Both devices are powered by Google’s Android operating system. The Motorola DROID 2 has a slightly modified version of the standard Google Experience that adds a few nice enhancements, including a number of widgets such as a social networking and visual bookmarking widget. The HTC DROID Incredible has HTC’s custom user interface called Sense. HTC’s Sense interface offers a number of advanced customization options for the Incredible, including custom widgets, and the ability to change the layout and icons on the home screens depending on what the user is doing. Of course, the choice between the two interfaces all comes down to personal preference, and many users will likely prefer one interface over the other.
  • Keyboard: While the DROID Incredible offers a great virtual (on-screen) QWERTY keyboard, the DROID 2 provides a comfortable (and much-improved over its predecessor) slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard in addition to a virtual QWERTY.  Users preferring a physical keyboard may be easily swayed into choosing the DROID 2.
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the DROID 2 offers a total of 16GB of storage space (8GB on-board, in addition to a pre-installed 8GB microSD card), while the DROID Incredible offers a total of 10GB of storage space (8GB on-board plus an included 2GB microSD card).  Of course, this means that substantially more storage space is available on the DROID 2 than on the DROID Incredble without the purchase of a higher capacity microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices are equipped with great cameras with autofocus and on-board dual LED flashes. The DROID Incredible has an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording video at 720P. The DROID 2 has a 5-megapixel camera, and while the device can still record great video, it is limited to DVD-quality video.  The difference in megapixels really only comes into play when printing out large photos, and is not necessarily a measure of camera quality.
  • Battery life: The Motorola DROID 2 boasts relatively impressive battery life, while the DROID Incredible by HTC offers still competitive but comparably less battery life, limiting talk and standby time.
  • Design: Because of the presence of the slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola DROID 2 is a noticeable heavier and thicker device than the DROID Incredible by HTC.  Both devices, however, are compact and will fit comfortably in most any pocket or purse.

DROID Incredible by HTC Motorola DROID 2
DROID Incredible by HTC Motorola DROID 2
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Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Operating System Upgradeable to Android 2.2 Android 2.2
Interface HTC Sense Modified Google Experience
Display 3.7″, 480 x 800 Pixels 3.7″, 480 x 854 Pixels
Data Speed 3G 3G
Global Roaming No No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash, and auto-focus 5-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; HD 720P Yes; DVD-D1
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash 10.1 Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 10GB Total (8GB on-board, 2GB in-box microSD card) 16GB Total (8GB on-board, 8GB pre-installed microSD card)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Physical slide-out QWERTY and virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 5.2 hours talk time; up to 146 hours standby Up to 9.5 hours talk time; up to 315 hours standby
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630-1000
Memory RAM:512MB RAM:512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 4.60 oz 5.96 oz
Dimensions 2.3″ x 4.63″ x 0.47″ 2.38″ x 4.58″ x 0.54″

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