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Video: Quick First Look at the DROID Incredible 4G LTE


There she is, folks, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. I gave you some photos of the phone in the wild from yesterday, but I finally had a chance to swing by HTC’s booth here at CTIA to spend some quality time with it. My initial reaction is, “Smallish device with some great specs that will be a winner if priced right.” This is not the HTC One X, let’s be clear. It is however the best of the Incredible series and will probably end up as VZW’s top LTE phone thanks to the Snapdragon S4 chip inside and a combination of other specs. Specifically, the expandable storage and removable battery make this a step ahead of some of those One Series phones in my opinion.

We still aren’t sure when the phone is coming out, but have heard either next week or all the way at the end of the month. Pricing is also a mystery, however, we have heard $149 a few times. 

On a semi-related note, HTC is taking the accessory game very seriously now. They are producing all sorts of different cases, docks, media sharing dongles, in-car audio add-ons and more. I took a quick picture of some of their case ideas which is below. For future Incredible 4G LTE owners, you will notice that there is a white shell case that also comes in red to give your phone some extra flair.



Quick First Look:

  • Alexander Garcia

    I honestly think that this is a beautiful little phone. =)

  • Inc4G<3 My next phone 🙂

  • lye

    Does anyone know if this is global or not?

    • LionStone


      • lye

        I’m so angry.

  • arturo_bandini

    This phone seems really thick and bulky, especially compared to the thin phones we’ve been seeing on other carriers.

    • LionStone

      Well seeing that it has a removable battery and not stretched out to 5 1/2″ tall, it looks to be a very reasonable form factor.

  • Does this phone work with HTC media link?

  • Butters619

    I can’t be the only one that thinks this phone is ugly.

    • Tyler Chappell

      You’re not, the back is pretty hideous to look at, however, I would still buy it as it would be a lovely upgrade from my Thunderbolt, but I have to wait until December so I am super anxious to see the next HTC phone that comes out on Verizon. However, if I find myself in a Verizon store and I see some Rep trying to help out a person, I’ll gladly be recommending this phone if they don’t want a larger phone. I almost went crazy a couple months ago when a Rep was telling a lady coming from a Blackberry how “great” the Stratosphere was, and that was when they had their “buy 1 get one free” promo. I could only shake my head in shame.
      If they would have had this released before the $30 upgrade fee, I would have made my mom get this over her Lucid, even though she would have thought it was ugly. Her Lucid however is doing quite nicely, I’m very impressed with it for a budget LG phone. For people that don’t want phones larger than 4″, this is perfect.

  • hkklife

    I hate it when companies do weird stuff like this (mixing and matching specs, some upgrades and some downgrades).
    We have the Rezound that looks set to be phased out sooon with “old” Sense and a last-gen SoC and still no officially released ICS update BUT an awesome 4.3″ 720P screen and 2x the internal storage. Or you take this guy to get more up-to-date specs but a realtively small and low-res screen with less internal storage (especially important with ICS).
    Once again, the first VZW device with ICS, at least 16GB of internal storage + microSD, and a 4.5″ 720p or larger screen gets my $.

  • efme

    its already known it doesn’t have the same lens as onex and ones. those both have a f/2 lens. the PR for the incredible4g is f/2.2

  • sk3litor

    i think these guys need to seriously start focusing on design and battery. the processor’s great but pushing sense its still probly not as fast as my tbolt overclocked running liquid. i know most average consumers dont root and rom, and these are also the same people that dont care if it takes 1/2 second to open an app or 3 seconds. its all the same to them so id really like to see some serious progress on design and battery

    • majormudafuckinhun

      They’ve already done so with the One Series. We just ain’t gonna see what could very well be the phone of the year on big red…

      • sk3litor

        i know, its a shame isnt it? id love to get my hands on that bad boy. but vzw has the best service and lte. without these things its kinda pointless to have the best phone. oh well whatryagonnado?

        • LionStone

          Just gotta be patient… This is gonna be perfect for my gf but I’m gonna wait til HTC busts out with their next beast..it’ll be worth the wait. Bigger screen, bigger battery, and best camera available!

  • lvickers55

    kellex? Can you still disable bloatware that was built into ICS under the manage apps or did Verizon disable that feature. I heard rumor that it was carrier discretion on this feature. Thanks

    • majormudafuckinhun

      I can disable some of them on my Rezound. I’m running the latest ICS leak unrooted.

    • Tyler Chappell

      Ah so that’s what that is! I was disabling some of the bloat on my mom’s Acer A100 after installing the latest ICS leak, I was quite happy I was able to do that.
      When I first bought my Thunderbolt last year (this was my first Android phone ever), I remember the guy telling me how easy it was to uninstall apps, so naturally the very first thing I did was try to uninstall Blockbuster, Kindle, and Let’s Golf among about 8 others, to no avail. It was one of the main reasons I ended up rooting only a couple days after having the phone, so I am glad ICS has this feature.

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  • Jbadin

    Interesting. Not sure if I would have picked this over my Razr if it was out a few weeks ago.
    This will be a valid choice for those who think 4.3 – 4.8 inch screens are too big.

    • LiterofCola

      Yep. Variety is the spice o’ life.

  • John

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯ meh

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Look like an Incredible to me. Hope the battery lasts. Thats not much bigger than the 1620MAH the Rezound came with and I had to upgrade. On a side note small screens aernt so bad.



    • romma

      Kellex, can you find out if this phone will have MHL or at least HDMI out? They left that feature out of the Dinc 2… Don’t take them at their word if you go looking. Find some documentation please.