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Cell Phone Comparisons
DROID Incredible vs. Samsung Fascinate (w/ video)

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July 29th, 2010

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Key Differences

  • User interface: Although both devices are powered by Android version 2.1, the Samsung Fascinate is running Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface while the DROID Incredible is running HTC’s Sense user interface. TouchWiz and Sense differ in a number of ways, including the homescreen widgets available, appearance and some Android enhancements characteristic of each respective interface.  Some might argue that HTC’s Sense user interface is more advanced and refined than Samsung’s TouchWiz interface.  Overall, however, the core functionality of Android remains the same on both devices, and the choice between the two interfaces is undoubtedly one of personal preference.
  • Display: Both the DROID Incredible and Fascinate have impressive displays that offer a great movie watching and web browsing experience.  While both displays are 480×800 pixels, the Fascinate (4.0-inch SUPER AMOLED) has a slightly larger screen than the DROID Incredible (3.7-inch AMOLED).  The Fascinate’s display  arguably offers slightly richer colors and a more vivid picture.
  • Storage space: Right out of the box, the DROID Incredible offers 8GB of on-board storage space, and has support for expandable memory by way of a microSD card.  The Samsung Fascinate, however, has 18GB of total storage space right out of the box — with 2GB of on-board space and a 16GB pre-installed microSD card.
  • Camera: Both devices are equipped with great cameras with autofocus and the ability to record HD-quality video up to 720P. The DROID Incredible by HTC has a higher resolution camera (8-megapixels) than that of the Samsung Fascinate (5-megapixels).  The Incredible’s camera is also equipped with a bright dual LED flash, while the Fascinate is not equipped with a flash.

DROID Incredible by HTC Samsung Fascinate
DROID Incredible by HTC Samsung Fascinate
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Carrier Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless
Operating System Android Android
Interface HTC Sense Samsung TouchWiz 3.0
Display 3.7″ AMOLED, 480 x 800 Pixels 4.0″ Super AMOLED, 480 x 800 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 3.0
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes
Camera 8-megapixel, dual LED flash, and auto-focus 5-megapixel, LED flash and autofocus
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes; HD 720P Yes; HD 720P
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite Adobe Flash Lite
Storage Space 8GB on-board; support for microSD card 18GB Total (2GB on-board, 16GB pre-installed microSD card)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Battery Up to 5.2  hours talk time; up to 146hours standby
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird
Memory RAM:512MB; ROM: 512MB RAM:512MB; ROM: 2GB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 4.6 oz 4.7 oz
Dimensions 2.3″ x 4.63″ x 0.47″ 2.53″ x 4.82″ x 0.39″

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9 Responses to “DROID Incredible vs. Samsung Fascinate (w/ video)”

  • I am surprised it doesn’t mention Bing on the fascinate. That was a huge let down, and for many (as it should be) a complete deal breaker. You CANNOT change the default search to Google without unlocking the phone, thus voiding the warranty and VZW insurance.

  • Wrong. I havd the fascinate and it has flash. Going incredible today because its free at best buy and cant turn down the 8mp camera.

    • Jessica
      March 10, 2011

      If u watched the video u would have found out the incredible has actually a 6.9mp camera, under what it advertises to be. I would say get the Incredible. First I received the Fascinate for Christmas, then switched to the Incredible, switched back to the fascinate, and now am switcing back to the Incredible. I own both of these phones and the Incredible by a center meter beats the Fascinate because of HTC Sense. Depends on ur view. Very social? Incredible. Want a simple smartphone that can beautifuly do everything u want it to? Go with the Fascinate. They are both great phones and it really depends what u want in a phone.

  • I have the fascinate and I love it, but I do want the incredible for the 8mp camera. My camera does do great video and pictures but its hard to capture a clear picture. My BF has an incredible and I love the pics. Also when I’m texting and get a call my phone freezes up. The same thing happens when im surfing the net.

  • This guy has no idea what he is talking about read Verizon’s website the built in memory on samsung is 2 gb not 16, and htc is 8gb. samsung does have a 16gb micro sd card. which you can buy is for $10 on ebay, so not too big of an advantage.

  • I am in the process of returning my Incredible because the in-call voice quality was terrible but I loved every other thing about the phone and I could live with the short battery life but not the voice quality.

    If my replacement phone works I will keep the Incredible – If not, I will swap it out for a Fascinate.

    I will have to trade voice-quality and battery life with Bing, touchwiz, bloatware and a 5mp camera.

    A difficult decision.

    • Hello, What do you mean by in call voice quality? trying to pick a phone. Thank you very much

      • Jessica
        March 10, 2011

        The call quality is better on the Fascinate. Trust me I have the fascinate but used to have the incredible!

  • The Fascinate does have a LED flash.

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