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Monday Poll: Is the HTC Incredible 4G LTE Your Next Phone?

After we posted on Verizon’s announcement of the Incredible 4G LTE, we had a few folks stating that this would be their next device. The phone’s specs aren’t bad and are quite competitive when compared to the Galaxy Nexus or other top tier Verizon devices. With its 4″ qHD LCD display, NFC chip, Beats Audio, Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, expandable storage, 1700mAh battery, 4G LTE, and 8MP camera we are sure to see plenty of people pick this one up. What about you? Are you going to buy this phone?

Is the HTC Incredible 4G LTE your next phone?

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  • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

    It’s just too small. Why Verizon, why release this when the One X is out there…

  • fartbubbler

    bootloader?

    yeah, that’s right.

  • shehippie

    I think I will keep on rockin’ my Rezound a bit longer.

    • ozo012

      The Rezound is definitely the most underrated of the current Verizon phones. I love mine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.vallejo Michael J Vallejo

    I got a droid 3 serving me well,My contract is up so i will wait to see what i coming down the pipe . Maybe the gs3 or next droid .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    it cant be any worse than the gnex

  • http://www.facebook.com/walmes1 William Almes

    i bet half of this ppl have a phone over 2 years old

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Absolutely! This is exactly the phone that I want. Battery life is so important and this has a bigger battery than the One S, a smaller screen, and an underclocked processor. Should be amazing.

  • joe buck

    there is always something new coming, so thats not a good reason not to buy any phone

  • anon

    qhd screen mean hell no

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    Not really an option for me since it’s an US device

  • mmoreimi

    4″ is now too small….
    qHD? Standard LCD? really? All the other specs are cool.
    So basically display blows

  • frankandsimple

    I really wish Verizon would come up with more 4″ android phones with the latest and greatest. I’ll definitely be picking this phone up on craigslist or ebay.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    I don’t want a phone that’s “quite competitive” with the one I bought 5 months ago, I want it to blow it out of the water

  • Raven

    Still going to wait for the Droid 5 or the next great phone that comes out with a physical keyboard.

  • droidftw

    I’ve had an upgrade since October 2011. The GNex didn’t impress me and neither does this. I thought I was going to get a the GSIII but it doesn’t impress me either. I bought the Xoom on launch day so I know how important it is to wait. I don’t know how long this damn Droid 2 can last me. I haven’t bought a phone since the OG Droid. Verizon gave me the D2 for free.

    • LionStone

      “Jump in the pit and try an love someone!”… kidrock ;)

      My fiance’ is on her second D2G and this will be her replacement sometime this year…maybe wait for a bogo deal near the holidays?

  • MLSchleps

    Nope. My Rezound that comes with the Beats headphones is a better deal – 1280×720, better cameras… plus it’s cheaper!

    • radiohead14

      no offense if you like them.. but Beats headphones are garbage. compare them to lower priced alternatives like the Thinksound TS02, and get ready to be depressed when you finally hear how the Beats sounds compared to it.

      also, the new Inc should be coming with HTC’s newer sensor and software.. so how is the Rezound’s camera better?

      • Inquizitor

        The phone shipping with newer software means little on this site. Rezound has had numerous ICS/Sense 4 leaks.

        • radiohead14

          um, that’s cool and all, but we weren’t talking about OS versions.. just cameras and sensors

          • Inquizitor

            You mentioned software. Obviously the sensor is better, but their camera software is available on the Rezound. My point is that the Incredible may have better camera hardware, but the Rezound already had one of the best on the market and is overall still probably superior to this new phone. I didn’t disagree with the sensor part, but you were talking about both hardware and software. I guess you could say that was “cool and all”.

          • radiohead14

            you seem to be on a mission to discredit this phone even though you haven’t even tried it and reviews haven’t been out yet, so i won’t bother anymore. it seems to be the case with GNex and Rezound owners here and other tech sites. i get it, it’s human nature to in order to justify your purchase and to feel better about what you spent your money on, but for many who didn’t get them because of various reasons (bad camera, chunky size, whatever), this checks out for them. so enjoy your phone and let others who are actually interested in this phone have their discussion.

          • Inquizitor

            So the only people who can be part of a discussion are those who really want to buy the phone? I’m far from on a “mission to discredit this phone,” I just think it’s pretty disappointing. I want better phones to come out all the time. I think the One X is incredible and pretty much superior to the GNex in almost every way besides no Verizon and crappy Sense. I was disappointed w/ the SGSIII because it wasn’t, imo, an improvement. This phone isn’t trash, but it’s far from the best and I’m voicing my opinion as part of the discussion. Go ahead and buy it, I couldn’t care less.

  • NadaLemming

    I’m in for one.

  • J Dub

    I am interested in this phone only to see how the S4 chip performs on VZW as far as battery life is concerned. Could the S4 chipset be the first one to actually make LTE last like 3G does?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

    Wonder if it will have SVDO like the Thunderbolt and Rezound do.

  • sk3litor

    even though the specs are good. at this point theyre actualy average. plus the design is kinda meh. my thinking is, if youre going to buy a smart phone, mite as well buy the top of the line and this just isnt gonna be anything special for the next two years. plus im still having that warm funny feeling for the one x. so untill something can match that im good where i am

  • azndan4

    weak screen resolution. next !

  • Tom

    I bought my last and only HTC phone, when I got the Thunderbolt.

    • Gnex

      Ditto.

  • http://twitter.com/fritzo2162 DougZ

    So, the answer is NO then? lol

  • ddh819

    having gotten used to a 4.3″ phone i can’t go smaller, i don’t think it will satisfy me, and i have to admit my eyes wander when i see a 4.5 or bigger walk by

  • Bsody

    No, as long as Verizon gets the Nexus phones I wont be switching.

    • Butters619

      With everything that happened this year with the Verizon G-Nex, I wouldn’t be so sure they will be getting another.

      • Bsody

        You are probably right…but I hope you are wrong.

      • Tyler Chappell

        They really dont deserve it, after botching the GNex so badly and holding onto updates. However, my next phone will either be the next Nexus or whatever HTC releases by december.

  • Knlegend1

    Absolutely NOT…2 years with this phone…actually its not a bad phone but no.

    • Josh Groff

      Ever heard of swappa and ebay? I don’t keep a phone for more than 6 months usually.

      • Knlegend1

        Actually someone just told me about that in the forums. How does it work? Is there bidding? Or can you buy it right out?

        • Josh Groff

          It’s like eBay’s buy it now or best offer, you can negotiate with the seller through the comments or gmail and work out a price, but other than that, it’s just buy it now. For sellers, their fees are really reasonable, a flat $10 for a basic listing, and you can get a featured listing for another $10, it’s really quite awesome.

      • Knlegend1

        Swappa that is, I don’t use ebay anymore.

  • BigLa

    Still rockin the DInc, and I’m do for an upgrade. But honestly, I need a bit of a change. This is identical to my current phone. I’m more likely to go with a GNex.

  • USM_ITCboy

    This is how I rate the phone. What does it have: qHD? Hell no, NFC chip? I don’t care to share. Beats Audio? Doesn’t come with the matching earbuds so it’s worthless. ICS? Ok ok, it’s looking better. ICS + Sense 4.0? No thanks. S4? Very respectable. 1GB RAM + expandable storage? Very nice. 1700mAh battery? What’s wrong with 2500mAh… So that’s a no-go for me.

    • Josh Groff

      Beats headphones are overpriced (and would make the phone a 249-299 release,) I’ll stick to my Skullcandy G.I. headphones.

  • run4mydog

    Unfortunately, I “upgraded” to the Razr, and it has been a total POS compared to my OG Dinc. The UI is horrible. Why do I have to hit 4 buttons to delete a photo? Meh. I need to see/hold/play with the phone before I decide, but I am definitely staying away from Moto and everything else is getting way too big. 4.3″ was pushing it for me. If this is bad, I may have to go to the Rezound.

  • Inquizitor

    If the GNex didn’t exist, I would still choose the Rezound over this thing.

    • radiohead14

      I dunno.. the S4 has been tested to be great for battery life. I think it was Anandtech who tested the S4 One X and it was getting up there to Razr Maxx territory in certain cases. that alone is a big reason to choose this over the Rezound.

      Edit: and here are the test results: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5779/htc-one-x-for-att-review/3

      with a slightly underclocked S4 on the new Inc, the battery life should be pretty good

      • Captain_Doug

        Serious. Underclocked and a smaller, slightly less HD display, this thing should way outlast the one X/S.

    • Bionicman

      i wouldn’t choose either. I’d wait. with the droid fighter on the horizon and hopefully a HTC One X for Verizon (not to mention the GSIII), its best to have patience right now if your on Verizon.

      • robertvanwinklehimer

        This is Verizons One X.

        • will bartlett

          wasnt this supposed to be the one s. stupid phones with the stupid same name.

        • Android1997

          Its verizons One S

      • Inquizitor

        The One X isn’t going to come to Verizon. Verizon doesn’t give two craps about HTC. The GSIII is iffy, but more likely imo. Also, why would you ever want a Moto phone? Worse displays, worse software. Battery life isn’t a plus when it’s just more time using a crappier phone.

        Also, it’s “you’re”.

    • feztheforeigner

      Here are my thoughts on the differences between the GNex and Incredible:

      Camera:
      Incredible>GNex by a lot

      Processor/Speed:
      Incredible>GNex by a little

      Battery life:
      GNex>Incredible (arguably)
      Unknown; Incredible should be naturally be longer lasting (no proven results yet) however the GNex has a removable battery meaning you can increase the size of your battery or even carry a small spare battery in your purse (I have an extra!) essentially doubling your battery life

      Software:
      GNex>>Incredible
      Here the GNex takes an enormous leap ahead with longer life, more supporters, and no custom UI to screw up the Android system

      Display:
      GNex>Incredible
      By quite a bit. The GNex screen is larger, has significantly more pixels, higher ppi, and arguably has more vivid colors and deeper blacks

      Physical Size:
      Incredible>GNex
      Incredible should be decently smaller, but the GNex helps make up for it with all of its sexy curves

      Miscellaneous
      Google Support – GNex>Incredible
      Nothing screams support from Google like the Nexus
      On Screen Buttons – GNex>Incredible
      This is the future and we need the buttons to be a part of the display to allow for customization and change
      Expandable Storage – Incredible>GNex
      Come on now, we need to be able to easily move our pictures around and keep them from device to device. Not to mention the obvious advantages of having more storage for your pictures, videos, apps, etc. (not music, thanks Google Music!)
      Branding – GNex>Incredible
      Other than the back, none of those disgusting logos littering the front
      Feel – Incredible>GNex
      Using that crazy new material and comparing it to the plastic of the GNex is vastly different. Feels much more luxurious

      • radiohead14

        regarding battery life.. i’ve posted the Anandtech battery test results already showing the S4′s efficiency with power management.. so most likely that the Inc will be much better than the GNex as well. The Inc also has a removable battery.

        As far as display.. the new Inc is non-pentile. we’d have to wait until the reviews come in to actually see how the display is.

        • Inquizitor

          GNex has a removable battery so that’s a moot point (your removable battery point, not the Anandtech point).

          It may be non-pentile but Super LCD < Super AMOLED and the resolution, ppi etc is far worse. We do not have to wait for reviews to give the Nexus and One X this point. After the Nexus, One X, and now SIII, anything non-720p just isn't as good.

      • BSweetness

        The battery on the Incredible 4G is removable as well, and there will more than likely be an extended option. I seriously doubt that the Incredible 4G will see battery life below the Galaxy Nexus on either battery.

      • Inquizitor

        Incredibly fair, I respect everything about this post. I do slightly disagree on a few points:

        Expandable storage – I was initially disappointed to hear the GNex lacked it, but 32GB is enough since most cloud services take care of syncing already (G+/Picasa photos, Dropbox, Google Music/Grooveshark, Google Play for apps somewhat). It’s still not ideal but we’re heading to a world where less and less data needs to be stored locally, and so it’s not much of a loss.

        Feel – Even without having tried out the Incredible 4G LTE, I’m sure that the build quality is superior. It just is. Samsung sucks at that. However, the GNex is the best built Samsung phone I’ve tried, and its “sexy curves” combined with slightly thinner build and nicer overall shape help bring up its “feel factor”. Still need to actually hold it to fully judge, but HTC’s weirdly-shaped Incredibles never feel as natural in my hand as the GNex.

        Still, though, overall a great post and great points.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/danielcee3 Daniel Castro

      why

  • Arla

    I just got my very first smartphone and its the original Incredible which I plan to use mainly as a portable media player. So, nope.

  • gimlet72

    My wife has the original Incredible. She like the HTC sence. She just dropped her phone a few days ago with significant cracking of her screen. She is not very tech savvy and wants to stick with HTC. I will probably end up getting this for her. Anyone know if the battery will be removable to add extended battery. The 1700mAh seems low compared to the 3k + the razr maxx and hd will have. I know the issue with a lot of the 4g phones are poor battery life. Any ideas?

    • J.D.

      Can’t say for certain, but by the looks and design of it I would imagine it should have removable battery; the casing sure looks just like a mini Rezound. The first couple 4G LTE phones, like the Thunderbolt & Revolution, were pretty terrible on battery life. But the newer generation of phones like the RAZR, Rezound, Spectrum, etc., all have much better battery life. No quite as good as a 3g phone but it’s getting there.

    • DanWazz

      It does have a removable battery. The bigger battery and cover are already on sale.

  • jer85008

    Keeping my Rezound, even if I was due for an upgrade.

  • Wel

    Not nearly enough bezel for me to be interested in. When are devs going to create the 90% bezel phone that consumers have been clamoring for all this time?!

  • staticx57

    I am still not happy how the Inc line was once the halo device and now it’s midrange. So no.

  • Apostrafee

    My next phone NO but I do think this will sell well, it has great consumer appeal with Beats and the size and all….MY next phone will have an OMAP 5 processor

  • RoadsterHD1

    HTC ONE X is probably the best phone out right now. To bad it’s on AT&T…..

  • Liderc

    Seems like a solid device for the teenager range.

  • RoadsterHD1

    display is too small and the specs are ordinary for today’s phones. I’m waiting for a quad-core TI OMAP 1.5g processor, and hopefully 2 gig a RAM. ICS OS or jelly Bean. Meantime my Bionic is working perfectly. :)

    • http://twitter.com/EzioAuditore007 Galen Shepard

      The dual core S4 is as good/better than the quad core available (Tegra 3). I have not seen any comparisons of the OMAP quad, but it will be interesting.

  • zUFC

    I can’t do it. Even if it were a Super Phone like the OneX. I can never go smaller screen and i can NEVER have Hard keys!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/pdenson Paul Denson

    Why is “Beats Audio” a spec? What measurements are there to quantify the advantages of having “Beats Audio”?

    • J.D.

      Just grab a HTC phone with Beats and toggle the EQ a couple times.. That’s how I measured it. Sounds a lot better.

    • http://twitter.com/EzioAuditore007 Galen Shepard

      Since it is not available in any other phones, HTC needs to use it to their advantage, but I don’t know if it makes a difference to the average phone buyer. While I agree with J.D. that it sounds better, I can do the same thing in PowerAmp’s EQ on any phone.

  • john

    As a male who likes to carry his phone in a pocket, 4 inch screen size is perfect, but they need to confirm if it has the dedicated image sensor from the One series. If not, pass.

  • J.D.

    Looks just like my Rezound, with smaller display and not HD. No way I could downgrade to that. The qHD display they decided to put on this thing is just going the wrong direction IMO, it’s 2012– when are OEM’s gonna stop making these ugly pentile screens? Especially with all the other great specs, just doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe most people don’t care but once you get an HD screen there’s no comparison.

    • SeanPlunk

      I don’t think it’s pentile. Does SLCD’s even come pentile anymore?

      • J.D.

        You’re right, I shoulda realized it was LCD haha. But either way, I can’t stand qHD resolution.

      • ozo012

        Only Motorola’s cheap crap screens like in the Droid4.

  • Morris Shasho

    The only thing that attracts me about that phone is the Snapdragon S4 – everything else is just like every other phone. I don’t have an upgrade till 2013 but even so I would pay out of contract prices for a good phone. I had the original Incredible and I liked it a lot, I have the 2nd one now and I wouldn’t say I dont like it but its not the same. I don’t know if I want to go for the 3rd generation

  • joegard

    I have an upgrade now and I need a new phone (DroidX earspeaker not working). Not sure if I should wait for SGS3 / Droid Razr HD or go with GNex / Razr Maxx now. I plan to root & ROM. Any thoughts on what I should do?

    • pubasnacks77

      If you plan to root & ROM than its a no brainer…Nexus

    • Droidzilla

      If you plan to root/ROM, get the GNex. The SGSIII is the only other option that might have half of the ROMs as the GNex, but it won’t see Verizon until late summer (if at all).

    • ozo012

      If you like a bigger phone that can be had for cheap (~$300 off-contract, $50 on don’t count out the Rezound.

  • T4rd

    Nope. I’m not eligible until August 15, 2013. I’m sure you can guess what phone I have and the day I got it on from that ;-).

    • Droidzilla

      You got the Thunderbolt on August 15, 2011. I’m so sorry.

      • T4rd

        20 months from August 15, 2011 is August 15 2013..? Lol

        • Droidzilla

          You got a Thunderbolt and they made your update schedule longer. Man, Verizon screwed you.

          • T4rd

            No, dude, I got the Moto Citrus! Still the best damn phone on the market to this day!

          • Droidzilla

            Even better than the Ally? That’s a bold statement.

          • T4rd

            Hellz yeah, brah. Not sure if it’s better than my Eris though. Peeps don’t know ’bout the Eris.

  • Dr. Dongle

    It looks just like the Inc 2/Rezound design. I want something that looks newer and more cutting edge. Plus HTC’s have terrible radios. I’ll pass

    • http://twitter.com/EzioAuditore007 Galen Shepard

      As the owner of 6 HTC phones, I’ve never experienced an issue with their radios, particularly their 4G LTE radios and their GPS radios. What issues have you seen? Plus the antenna setup allowed the Thunderbolt and Rezound to do voice calls and data simultaneously.

      • LionStone

        People sometimes only like to remember what they want to and forget that after updates, phones such as the TB are actually superior to even brand new devices with regards to call stability, radio switching and connectivity.

        I travel quite a bit so its not like my usage and experience is isolated to one area. I’m in 4G to 3G and even to 1X and the TB is seamless with its handoff. Whatever area I’m in, when I call the family on the East coast, it’s near perfect.
        My father has a RAZR and I checked his signal when we were in 1X and the TB was a few ‘better’ in dBm.

  • radiohead14

    if it had bigger top and bottom bezels + a bigger verizon logo.. then this would be awesome sauce

    but seriously.. why does this have bigger bezels than the OG DInc?

    4″ screen is perfect for me, and if this has a real good cam and battery life, then the only thing that I’d like changed is software buttons instead

  • http://twitter.com/kevsos Kevin Sosa

    Upgrade to burn since February, but not sure if this is the Droid I’m looking for…

    • radiohead14

      since Dec here, and I still haven’t found a real good phone to replace my OG DInc.. now that was the Droid I was looking for.

      • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

        Went from DINC to GNEX, not a single regret.

      • Droidzilla

        The RAZR, Maxx, GNex, and Rezound would all have been worthy upgrades from your DInc. If you keep waiting for the next best thing, you’ll keep waiting indefinitely.

        • radiohead14

          the Razr was uncomfortable to hold for me with its width (I wouldn’t have minded if it had curves like the GNex), the Rezound is a brick, and I found that the OG DInc’s cam was as good or better than both the Razr’s and GNex cameras. and again.. i mentioned that 4″ screens are best suited for me. plus I don’t mind waiting, since the OG DInc is still very capable.

          • Droidzilla

            I didn’t see where you mentioned the 4″ or less screen bit. That being the case, of course none of those devices would work for you.

          • Josh Groff

            Rezound + Otterbox Defender, what now? Loose fitting pants are the key.

      • http://twitter.com/EzioAuditore007 Galen Shepard

        Then there are the rumors of a 5″ HTC “Note” phone, that would be a great upgrade, as long as the display is 720p or 1080p, and no pentile.

  • Mack

    My upgrade isn’t until August so I’m planning on waiting until the end of the year to see what Google’s 2012 Nexus phone will be and if HTC or Motorola can wow me with something similar. Assuming of course that the next nexus will land on big red. Hopefully.

    • kretz7

      You’re joking, right?

      • Mack

        No I’m not. I plan on waiting until the end of the year rather than upgrading in August and am hopeful for another nexus on verizon. I do realize though that the chances of the are slim so I’ll be keeping an eye on HTC and Motorola around that time too. Never been a fan of Samsung’s hardware.

    • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

      I wouldn’t count on ever seeing another Nexus on Verizon what with the way they’ve handled updates for this one.

    • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

      The Next nexus will not land on Verizon first if it does at all. Moto is going to keep pumping out RAZR’s in different colors that no one cares about. HTC is going to keep using hard buttons and huge bezels. I’d say go with the SGS III if it is on big red by then. I’m sure developers will flock to it.

      • Droidzilla

        Damn Motorola and making different coloured phones! Don’t they know that anything other than black is an affront to Android?

      • LionStone

        HTC is not known for “huge” bezels so I don’t know where that came from?Especially since your GN has a pretty fat bezel on it.