HTC Droid Incredible Review

HTC Droid IncredibleThe HTC Droid is a CDMA mobile phone which runs on Android Operating system. It has got the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system. This handset is also known by it’s another name as HTC Incredible.HTC Incredible was released in April 2011 through Verizon carrier in United states and it was the best handset to have in that month.

Table of Contents:
Hardware & Design
Software & Performance
HTC Incredible Camera
Battery Life
Price
Image Gallery
Hidden Button
Firmware Update

HTC Droid Incredible Design & Hardware

The HTC Droid Incredible runs on the 1 G Hz Scorpion processor built with Adreno 200 GPU and Qualcomm QSD8650 snapdragon chipset. It has got amazing 3.7 inches large AMOLED capacitive touchscreen SLCD display with multi-touch support. It has also got ambient light sensors and digital compass. The feature proximity sensor detects the presence of nearby objects without any physical contacts.

Four capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen makes the menu bar. There is an optional trackpad available through a physical button. This handset runs on Verizon CDMA network and it weighs only 130 grams with dimensions of 117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm.

HTC Droid Incredible Software & Performance

The biggest advantage added to HTC Incredible is that it comes with Android Operating system. Launched by Google,  Android OS gives freedom to the users for upgrading their firmware  to the latest released versions manually by themselves and gives the right to access the 0.2 million apps at App Market at market.android.com.

The multi-touch input function will provide you to navigate from one apps to another and run apps simultaneously.  It has included music player and video player to play the songs and videos. HTC also includes its custom music apps and a music widget. It also includes a dedicated video player built-in. Audio formats like Mp3, eAAC+ and WAV are supported along with video formats like MP4, H.263, H.264 are supported.  Its provided with 8 GB of internal storage and using the micro SD card slot you can expand the memory up to 32 gigabytes.

Among the connectivity and sharing options you have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with A2DP can be handy sometime. It’s also provided with a micro USB card slot and a slot of universal headset jack. There is no physical keyboard hence whatever input that you provide would be through the onscreen keyboard. The Android 2.1 has the ability to speak to auto write text, ie., you can dictate an email and text would be automatically written.

The HTC Incredible includes an owned browser. It supports full flash 10.1 and not only the Android 2.1 phones supports flash 10.1. For internet sharing it allows you to use Verizon Mobile Broadband Connect services by tethering your phone to your PC via USB. This services costs you $15 or $30 a month depends on your data plans too.

HTC Droid Incredible Camera

The HTC Droid just like other HTC mobile phone has got impressive camera and this has 8 mega pixel of sheer amazingly quality of pictures and snapshot on your mobile and this is the highest resolution you can find these days in smartphones. The maximum resolution that you can have is 3264 x 2448 pixels with each image. Apart from that camera function is added with auto focus and LED flash for better photos even in the dark conditions. Provided with Smile detection and geo tagging with video recording possibility you can record 720 pixels HD videos easily. It doesn’t have any front camera for video calling or webcam which is a point to look.

HTC Droid Incredible Battery Life

Just like other mobile handset, it has also got the Lithium ion 1300 mAh battery to power it. It provides a standby time of 146 hours and a talk time of 330 minutes. So overall from the battery point of view there are no concerns. The battery at the back almost occupies more than half of the phone size.

HTC Droid Price

The HTC Droid Incredible is available at a price of $ 199.99 on 2 years contract basis with Verizon wireless carrier service agreement.

HTC Droid Incredible Gallery

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HTC Incredible Hidden Buttons

It has got some hidden testing menu which can be accessed by typing *#*#4636#*#* on the keypad. What it does is, opens 5 categories like phone information, battery information, battery history, usage stats and WiFi info.

Other hidden buttons are -

*#*#7262626#*#* buttons to open Field test menu,
*#*#24324546#*#* for checking updates
##778 Call for Epst menu
*#*#8255#*#* open Google talk
*#*#8351#*#* for voice dialer logging enable
*#*#8350#*#* Voice dialer logging disable

HTC Droid Incredible Firmware Updates

The root for HTC Droid Incredible is achieved hence there is room for several development, modifications and addition. As our primary purpose, we have gone through a detailed tutorial on how to update HTC Incredible to Gingerbread 2.3.

Conclusion

The HTC Droid Incredible in April 2011 has got its superior model in the form of HTC Incredible S and HTC Thunderbolt. It would be tough fight and you need to make a smart decision in choosing Google Nexus One or HTC Droid Incredible if you choose the Verizon Wireless carrier in United States.