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Comparison: Galaxy S3 vs. Incredible 4G LTE vs. Galaxy Nexus vs. RAZR MAXX

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With the Samsung Galaxy SIII becoming all sorts of official yesterday on Verizon, we thought we would take its specs and compare them to the other major players from Big Red that are currently available. We know that many of you have a big decision to make in the next couple of weeks as contracts come to a close and upgrades free up, so maybe this will help.

In this chart, you will see the GS3 up against the Incredible 4G LTE, Galaxy Nexus, and DROID RAZR MAXX as those (to us anyway) are the cream of the crop right now. 

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  • AhsanS

    Am I the only one who’s not interested in the S3? To be honest, I think the phone itself (and Touchwiz) looks ugly. Too wide, physical home button, and just meh. The S2 looks a lot better.

  • QuadNexus

    not having quadcore on the LTE GS3 KILLED IT.

    • npompei

      Let me guess, you drive a red convertible corvette?! You don’t read much huh?!

  • achaf86

    Pre Ordering the SG3 tomorrow morning, I just hope it gets released within a month I am so impatient when it comes to these things!

  • fknbongwater

    and only one has HDMI out…. hmmmmm “tough choice”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremygross60 Jeremy Gross

    sg3 is too big i think razr max wins

  • The Dude

    It’s funny how most people will make a decision based on a $50-$100 purchase price difference, yet have absolutely no idea that they are paying thousands during their 2 year contract during which they will have to live with the cheaper phone.

    The only reason to buy the Incredible is if you must have a phone with max 4″ screen.

    • Adam

      So if they came out with a 6″ phone, we should get it just because its bigger? The Incredible will be REALLY nice because of its portability, speed, and nice UI skin. Sense has been overhauled in Sense 4.0 and looks a lot better than TouchWiz or any other android skin. I also prefer the design. When I held the Incredible 2, it felt perfect in my hand. I’d rather have a phone I can quickly take out and move around then a large phone like the S3 where people might think I’m pulling out a tablet to take a picture. I’ll have to see both in person, but I really like HTC phones and the Dinc4G will probably feel perfect for me.

  • BenT

    Does anyone know if the RAZR-HD will have the same size screen as the RAZR-MAXX?

    • RobMorris

      Supposedly not

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Razr Maxx with the new ICS Blur is pretty slick….

  • Harley

    Probably should know this, but what is NFC?

    • Azn_Android

      http://bit.ly/Kvm9Bw

      Now that wasn’t hard, was it? You people need to learn how to be resourceful sometimes…

  • Indiana Jonze

    Custom Skin: “-” FTW

  • RoadsterHD1

    nice 2gig of ram!!!

  • SamXp

    The Rezound is always overlooked in comparisons like this. It has a better pixel density than any other device listed (better than Retina). More memory than the Inc 4G, better front facing camera (arguable, also a better 8MP camera with the f2.8 lens).

    • DroidXXL

      …and!!!

    • stubbX

      i love my rezound, it’s so underrated. (it has a f2.4 aperture though)

  • lesprince

    My biggest concern is the GSIII is a Samsung phone and I am concerned about updates look at GNEX how long it took for 4.04 to get to it without root and it’s a Nexus phone which is supposed to get updated first because of no bloat. Will the GSIII get left behind like all other Samsung phones for example the Charge had awesome specs when released but was forgot about by Samsung and the developer community alike. I really like what I see in the GSIII but my main concern is Samsung’s history with updates and followups. Will it be left behind like he rest?

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Blame Verizon, not Samsung. The carrier is almost entirely responsible for the carrier-branded Galaxy Nexus phones, not Samsung and not Google.

      • lesprince

        What happened with the Charge & the FasinateI believe that to be Samsung’s fault along with most Samsung phones they get released and no updates follow. I know the carrier can slow down updates wanting to add their bloat but most Samsung phones never get the updates to the carrier in the first place. I guess it’s just a business ploy by Samsung to keep people buying phones to stay updated which really sucks especially with no more 1 year contracts and the possibility of losing your unlimited data plans by upgrading in the near future. At times I’ve considered leaving Verizon but not much available in choices, Sprint sucks balls even being unlimited, unlimited slowness is not much of an option. I wish the HTC OneX would have came to Verizon, it’s the best phone out there IMHO but on one of my last choice carriers.

        • PC_Tool

          What happened with the Fascinate?

          The Fascinate went from eclair to froyo to GB, with several updates in-between…

          You could argue that they were “slow” getting to the device, but ask yourself how many devices have ICS now? This isn’t just Samsung….

  • Tony Allen

    Galaxy Nexus in 16/32GB versions? Does this mean we’re actually going to get the 16GB White version?

  • Gimp_Ninja

    Others seem so quick to dismiss the Incredible 4G on account of its screen, but personally I find the AMOLED PenTile displays of the other phones to be a serious drawback to be weighed carefully. It’s not unreasonable to consider screen brightness, longevity, and clarity in making your decision. I’m worried that I’ll see the artifact effects every time I look at my phone, or the screen won’t make it through 2 years of heavy use without noticeable degradation.

  • baldypal

    It thrills me to see that the Galaxy Nexus is almost 6 months old and still on these comparison charts. It set the bar at a new level. Which one will knock it off? Not the Maxx. Does the SIII have a chance to knock it off? It just might. Personally, I love having a Samsung without Touchwiz!

    • Big_EZ

      The best device up there is the GS3, the best phone up there is the RAZR Maxx

      • baldypal

        Probably, but you’re putting 2 together to make the perfect phone or you’re undecided. i can’t tell. But i ask you this, do you or do you not agree that the Galaxy Nexus set the bar pretty damn high?

        • Big_EZ

          Not undecided, I choose the Maxx. I need a phone so the best available phone right now is the RAZR Maxx. Samsung suck when it comes to reception (I know from experience) I love Samsung products except for their phones, I just bought my second Samsung HD tv and love it. I don’t agree that the Gnex set the bar high for two reasons, 1. poor reception (still a decent device, just not a good phone) and 2. no microSD card slot (this is personal preference, but I need my 64 gb card with all my music)

  • Alexander Garcia

    I’m gonna wait on the Droid RAZR HD =)

  • http://twitter.com/lovtrain Louie

    So which one is best of the best? I love my Galaxy Nexus with all its Vanilla glory!

    @lovtrain

    • Stew

      Battery-Maxx
      Android version/skin- GNEX
      Processor- s3/inc4g
      Ram-s3
      Camera-s3/inc4g
      Screen size-s3
      Screen tech- inc 4g
      Storage-GNEX/s3
      Price-inc4g

      • Adam

        Screen size is also a matter of opinion really. i’d rather have a 4.3″ screen, but I’m not going to complain. The S3 is massive..

        • Stew

          Very true but I like bigger screens. I love my gnex screen and IMO bigger screens are better.

      • Big_EZ

        GNEX is in last place when it comes to storage for me, I must have a microSD slot for my 64 gb micro SDXC card.

        Storage : GS3, RAZR Maxx, Inc 4g.

        • Stew

          True…. I didn’t take expansion into account. I just went by what came onboard or in the slot with the phone

      • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

        Inc 4g has the best screen tech.. what?

        • Stew

          Not the best Res… that’s s3/gnex… but I’d rather have a super LCD than a super amoled. Inc 4g has super lcd

        • Azn_Android

          Yes like Stew said, Super LCD2 in superior to super amoled in every single way except for black levels.

      • yellowcanary73

        Forgot build quality goes to Maxx.

      • stubbX

        the S3 has the best camera out of any phone available , especially since the Incr,4G didn’t get ImageSense.

      • LGV903

        Call Quality-Maxx
        Reception-Maxx

  • Raven

    The first thing that I noticed is the Incredible 4G is way too thick to have a battery that small.
    The Galaxy S3 is too ridiculously big for a phone. That is why I have a tablet.
    The Galaxy Nexus is currently winning.
    The RAZR MAXX would definitely be my choice when upgraded to ICS.

    (If I actually wanted a phone without a physical keyboard – Droid 4 ftw.)

    • sgtguthrie

      I would agree if the camera on the G-nex was the one that’s on the S3…

    • Stew

      Incredible 4G isn’t as wide or tall as the others. That’s why the battery is small.
      S3 isn’t much bigger than the GNEX.
      You’re right about the GNEX. I love mine.
      Until RAZR HD… It’s gonna be a beast.

      • InyRules

        I’m excited to check out the RAZR HD when it finally hits Verizon shelves. I think it’ll be a winner to the general public, regardless of what we have to say about boot loaders, provided it has the battery life of the MAXX. It terms of the current phones on the list, I would probably still choose the Galaxy Nexus now walking into a store, but knowing what I know now about some of it’s issues, I would be hard pressed to get the MAXX. In the end, I really dislike manufacturer UIs, and with no way of flashing a stock OS on the MAXX, I’d have to go Nexus.

    • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

      The S3 is basically the size of the nexus. Lmao. Which feels small, to me.

  • acpd

    Razr Maxx is the winner just because of battery! I am a thunderbolt owner and that is the only ask I have.

    • Sam

      I agree 100%.. Better Battery is what’s missing from most smartphones today.

  • GNEX(MOTOX)

    Meh, my gnex still competes with the galaxy s3.. rly could care less..

  • elmotactics

    What happened to the Rezound?

    • Stew

      Its last gen. Inc 4G is this gen

  • Towelie420

    Though the S3 has nice specs, touchwiz is fail. And for those who would counter with “well just unlock it and put a stock ICS rom on there”, it’s not that easy. A perfect example of this is the Thunderbolt. Completely unlocked bootloader, but still no ICS rom with working data. The reason is RIL. Since there hasn’t yet been an official ICS released yet, devs have no ICS RIL to work with. Now I know the S3 will launch with ICS, but it still may take a little time to port the RIL to a bone stock rom (built from source, not just a rom with touchwiz removed that still has left over framework that breaks things a la motorola devices).
    But the real problem will be when Jellybean is released, the S3 will be in the same boat as the thunderbolt. At the mercy of waiting for an official build so the RIL can be extracted. If I am incorrect on any of this info, please correct me and discuss!

    • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

      Old touchwiz was nicer. :P

    • Fun With Drugs

      The GSIII will have an unlocked bootloader too yaknow. Besides, you don’t have to root it to override the TouchWiz. There are many launchers and apps to customize all aspects of the UI.

      • Towelie420

        simply running a launcher over Blur or Sense doesn’t quite eliminate, for example, the Messaging app that comes with said Skin. I always wanted stock Messaging on my thunderbolt, and the only way to achieve that was to get a bone stock rom. And even still, you didn’t address the problem of when the latest android updates are released (Jellybean coming soon) there is the waiting game for the RIL (radios) to work properly with that particular update.

  • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

    I still prefer my Rezound over the incredible LTE

  • Marcus Reid

    Really enjoying my GNexus and it’s nice to see this comparison. It’s really hard to get hyped over TouchWiz but hey maybe the wife won’t care if she goes with the GSIII or Razr Maxx’s MotoBlur.

  • Kyle I

    Will Verizon get the htc one x? Im liking that phone more then the s3.

    • stubbX

      Verizon officially turned it down, probably so they can focus on Motorola’s Droid line cause let’s face it, the One X would steal all the attention.

  • slim

    Does anyone know if the GS3 will be a world phone?

  • steve

    I’ll take the phone with the biggest screen with Gorilla Glass. You can only every drop an Incredible once. Anything with Gorilla glass can be dropped without watching the entire event unfold in slow motion waiting to see the screen shatter. I will not ever touch a phone without Gorilla Glass.

    • sgtguthrie

      S3 didn’t fare so well in the drop test actually, it shattered and has Gorilla Glass 2. Also, doesn’t the iPhone use Gorilla Glass? The G-nex did better and it doesn’t have GG either. Bottom line, it’s not just a phone, it’s a computer. If you wouldn’t drop your computer, don’t drop your phone ;-)

      That’s also a good reason to pay for insurance!

      • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

        Apple does not use Gorilla Glass in general. They use some sort of mineral glass like Sony Mobile does for its Xperia phones.

    • Adam

      I’m pretty sure the new Incredible does have Gorilla Glass.

    • gkinsella2

      You’re correct…my DInc has survived more than its fair share of drops, and not one crack. Gorilla Glass is a life saver.

  • Biyobe

    if i’m reading this right…. the SIII can use a 64GB microSD card?

    • mog386

      no, its up to 64GB total, so 32GB onboard and a 32GB card

      • Biyobe

        So reading the chart that way… The max card for RAZR MAXX is 16GB over 32GB and the incredible would need to find a 24GB card to max out?

        • mog386

          I think you might need to redo your math…. 32 – 16 = 16…the RAZR MAXX can only handle up to a 16GB mircoSD card

          • droid maxxuser

            Handles.more 64 in mine

      • chilltech

        Actually, I think @Biyobe:disqus is right. it says “Expandable Storage” which doesn’t include Internal.

        • mog386

          no Expandable storage != External Storage… the charts have always been done like this “Possible Expandable Storage = Internal storage + possible external storage”

          • Big_EZ

            That is for expandable storage, not total storage. What your saying is that the Inc 4g and Maxx only support a 16 gb microSD card, but they both “officially” support 32 gb but actually support 64 gb (I have a 64 gb in my Maxx for a total of 80 gb)

    • Big_EZ

      All of them, except the GNEX can. I have a 64 gb in my RAZR Maxx.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Where exactly is the HOX in this?

    • PC_Tool

      It’s not. This is a comparison of VZW devices.

  • DroidBricker

    Aside from the displays, these phones are so close in hardware specs. IMO hardware isn’t the selling point it was 2 years ago. It comes down to software and software support. I’d personally take the Incredible 4G over any of those other devices if the carriers and manufacturers guaranteed it would be supported with timely updates to the latest Android OS over the course my contract.

    • nwd1911

      My Rezound still weeps quietly waiting for ICS. So yes, it is getting it. When…that’s a different story.

    • Big_EZ

      For a lot of people reception and build quality are the determining factors, and those two factors are why I won’t buy another Samsung (poor reception, all of my old Samsung phones had this problem) HTC (poor build quality, I had 7 t bolts) or LG (poor reception as well)

  • droid boy

    The Maxx will leave evryone wanting it when it gets ICS.

    Until the HD comes out….

  • EC8CH

    Custom Skin “-” Game Over

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      You love the dash.

      • EC8CH

        Everybody loves the dash… best dash ever, true story.

      • http://twitter.com/MBDOWNS Beamish

        The dash is essential in that field.

    • PC_Tool

      I guarantee* the SIII will be running AOSP in multiple varied forms within hours of it’s release, or your money back.

      *The above guarantee applies to the cost of this post only, and does not cover any related expenses, directly or indirectly the result of AOSP not being posted for this device; including but not limited to…um…some…stuff.

      • EC8CH

        no doubt

    • shdowman

      Dealt with the Fascinate and having to Frankenstein that thing over and over to get something even remotely workable. Not doing that again.

      While my GNex has its fair share of issues, I’ll stick with it for now. The camera in this SG3 should’ve been in the GNex… >:-(

  • New_Guy

    The Razr MAXX will be the king of OEM batteries for a long time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AndrewInCali Andrew Elliott

    Amazon selling the GNex (Verizon) for one penny right now, yep 1 cent. Discussion over for US people :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

      only for new customers

    • http://www.facebook.com/jakub.chrzanowski Jakub Chrzanowski

      For only new cutomer though. $150 for upgrade

  • soremekun

    Each of these phones have something I like:
    RAZR Maxx – battery, Moto build quality
    GS3 – Screen size, Processor, RAM, thinnnest out of lineup
    Nexus – Vanilla Android, On-screen buttons
    Incredible 4G – ummmm price

    When will we have the best of all of these phones in one?

    • Stew

      RAZR HD besides price and vanilla if the rumors pan out

    • sgtguthrie

      I wonder how big an extended battery for the GS3 will be…that could negate the maxx.

      • Stew

        Even if it is large Samsung won’t be able to integrate it without making the phone bulky/tankish

    • New_Guy

      When Asus finally releases a phone =).

      • mog386

        They tried, and it flopped…see the nuvifone

        • New_Guy

          I challenge you to watch a video of the Pad Phone. The phone that comes with the bundle is actually pretty legit.

          • mog386

            Yeah, you know its kinda cool, in the same way that a CherPumpLe and a turducken is tasty, and the same way Communism is an amazing government form. In other words in theory its good, but it won’t ever be amazing in real life.

            I will never buy into the whole Smart Phone as everything device. Just the same way the Motorola Lapdocks are pretty terrible. There is a reason why we have different device form factors, from Smart Phones to MIDs to Tablets to Netbooks, etc. It’s because a one size fits all device doesn’t work across multiple device paradigms. The idea is awesome, but it’s not practical.

          • New_Guy

            I think you kind of missed me there, when watching the Pad Phone demo, just skip to the demo of the phone. The phone by itself is very nice and is able to more than compete if it were released today. That was actually the part of the entire demo that impressed me the most was the phone alone.

            But to your point: there are hordes of people waiting for this device to be released. (it’s in my top three). It’s not practical to say that multi-use devices don’t sell because we all know the Asus Transformer series is a beast all around. I would hold off calling this a flop before it’s released.

        • sgtguthrie

          Wasn’t the nuvifone Garmin?

          • mog386

            it was garmin and asus

          • New_Guy

            Yes it was…maybe it was a joint venture or something, not sure. But, I was definitely thinking the same thing…

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

          They need a “Transformer” line of phones as well as tablets. I want removable sliding keyboards!

          • New_Guy

            Dude! Nice idea =D!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Williams/579249547 Jonathan Williams

          They have the Padfone now

      • Azn_Android

        Wholeheartedly agree! Asus has, in my opinion, the most potential of all the new phone manufacturers to make phones great. Them and Huawei. Asus’ hardware is great and hopefully they will stay stock on the software front!

        • New_Guy

          I love their speed when it comes to updates and the overall build quality. Even the 300, with its plastic back, feels very solid when held (not to mention it’s an absolute beast).

    • Jacob121791

      You meant….
      “Incredible 4G – Sense”
      Right???

    • Tony Allen

      RAZR Maxx is really just battery, build quality is meh.

      If you have to have a phone that will last a ridiculous amount of time without a charger, then it’s no question.

    • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

      When the Maxx HD comes out

  • http://www.facebook.com/AndrewInCali Andrew Elliott

    You guys left out the HTC One X…

    • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

      One-X isnt on Verizon

    • Stew

      its not on verizon

    • Diablo81588

      That’s not on Verizon…

    • sgtguthrie

      Uhhh…these are all VZW devices. No One X on VZW ;-)

      • New_Guy

        Maybe his comment was actually aimed at Verizon =)…

    • Tom Gervasio

      Anyone know if the One X is on Verizon? I can’t seem to find that information anywhere..

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

    Wow, was seriously considering the new DInc, but seeing it that way, that GS3 looks awful tempting.

    • Raven

      It looks awful big anyways.

  • Kevin Matthews

    I think I’m going to wait for the GS3 to drop and then I’ll pick up a GNex on swappa…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Phillips/100000326900311 Charles Phillips

    C’mon RAZR HD!!!

    • HD_Screens_Only

      I agree, the Maxx should have been left out since it is so old. Especially since the Rezound is not on this list, there is no need for the Maxx. No one is thinking about buying the Maxx with the HD looming so close.

      • Trevor

        Psst, the Maxx was released after the Nexus. Said in good fun :-)

        • Counsel Dew

          The Maxx can make a phone call ;) Said in good fun too!

          • Trevor

            Ha, nice. Yeah, the Nexus reception is pretty bad.

      • Mic

        ‘since the Maxx is so old’ …………….you know you’re a spoiled brat when you say this about a phone thats literally months old.

  • jjrudey

    Should have put One X instead of Incredible.

    • jodytamar

      except it’s not available on vzw

    • Stew

      one x isnt on verizon

    • sgtguthrie

      Why? No One X on VZW…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Thought about it, but we were trying to go with all Verizon devices since that’s what most people are looking at.

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

    maxx

  • soremekun

    Are any of these phones (future) world phones?

    • Stew

      maxx is rumored to be

      • LegalAmerican

        Maxx isn’t just “Rumored” to be. Verizon has come out and confirmed it will be upon the next update. If ICS ever arrives that is…

  • Guest

    Inc. 4G LTE has a 0.3MP FFC? Typo? :P

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      VGA camera = 0.3MP.

      • Guest

        I can’t see how people want this phone. lol

  • peezwizz

    i like the gnex just fine

    • http://twitter.com/atr_avi8or Jerry Hernandez

      All these phone meet the bar as far as specs are concerned. The real deciding factor is who will make it to Jelly Bean first, if at all? Or better who will make it past JB? The Verizon nexus might be later then the gsm version but better late then never. That’s why I have no regrets on my GNex.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

        You could also rom, and have it long before the GSM (or any other nexus).

        • DynamikD

          There is no way that a ROM, for another device, will be available before the Nexus.

          • Counsel Dew

            HA! Not if it is the Verizon GNexus… ;)

          • Amenemhat1

            touché

          • Aaron

            The Galaxy S3 had Jelly Bean loaded onto it the day it was announced by a dev. Just saying….

    • James Silva

      I like mine too, but there’s no way in hell that I’m going to miss this launch!

  • http://twitter.com/macdaddybuff bill pittser

    GSIII FTW

  • ManiDePrico

    the andoid version row made me chuckle.

    • Kevin

      I actually heard the “sad trombone” play when I got to the MAXX in that chart. :P

      • jak_341

        The entirety of Motorola is one big sad trombone sound nowadays.

  • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

    Galaxy S3, 2GB of ram.. uhh nice typo :P

    • Masterminded

      That’s no typo, the U.S. version has 2GB of RAM

    • http://twitter.com/JaizukeD JaizukeD

      o_o It’s real. The LTE/American versions are S4 but they get 2gb of RAM vs quad-core Exynos and 1gb of RAM.

    • Kevin

      Actually, it DOES have 2GB of RAM. This was confirmed a while back. So, not a typo.

    • plumed

      I don’t see the mistake?

    • Slippy

      no typo brahhhh

    • sgtguthrie

      Why don’t you google it before calling it a typo ;-)

    • MD4212

      i bet u feel stupid

    • PC_Tool

      Ouch. You got hammered on that one.

      ‘Sokay. So long as you promise never ever ever to be wrong again, I’m sure they’ll forgive you. ;-)

      (You;d think some of these folks had never been wrong before in their life….)

      • HTC1

        It was the way he tried to rub it in!!! “uhh nice typo”. thats why he got hammered…

        • PC_Tool

          He got hammered because most people are jerks.

          No need to sugar-coat it…they see a mistake and gleefully rip whoever made it to shreds.

          You could argue he did the same, but not nearly to the degree some of those responding did.

          • MD4212

            he’s still an idiot lol

          • PC_Tool

            You guys really aren’t helping my opinion of humanity any…

      • Azn_Android

        He should have looked it up. Yes everyone has made mistakes but please don’t assume everyone has to descend to his level of overconfidence and stupidity. Thanks :)

        • PC_Tool

          “descend to his level”
          “stupidity”

          Well, at least you didn’t forget about the condescension and name-calling…

    • http://twitter.com/TheMuffStuff Danny B

      34 negatives LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/bobbadini Bob Badini

    Thank you for posting this. It is very informative and helping solidify my next choice of phone.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Glad it helped. :)

  • http://twitter.com/SD1337 Steve DeBellis

    Wow, this comparison makes the Incredible 4G LTE look like a complete joke.

    • Andrew

      Working for a Verizon store I can tell you that, aside from the battery your average user would most likely choose the Incredible over the other options. It’s definitely not a flagship device, but it seems like a solid phone that will appeal more to the masses.

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

        why do you think they would pick it over the maxx?

        • Stew

          cheaper… smaller, more pocket and small hand friendly… some might notice it has ics… previous incredible owners ready to upgrade…

        • azndan4

          Because Motorola sucks?

          • LegalAmerican

            How did you come to that conclusion? When we’re both away from a charger, I assure you you will wish you had my Maxx as opposed to your paperweight. Also, when we’re making phone calls, or dropping phones. There are many scenarios where moto outperforms the competition.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Mcclain/1463591684 Jim Mcclain

            The Maxx isa far superior phone

          • Tony Allen

            ^^^ This! Ditched my Bionic for a Galaxy Nexus.. not looking back.

          • asdfadsf

            They’re getting better ever since Google bought them and the skin looks more like stock Android.

        • Liderc

          The Maxx is just so awkward to hold and most people over the age of 12 think the kevlar back plate looks ridiculous.

      • sgtguthrie

        Why over the GS3? It’s got some great features. I can also tell you my wife is no tech nerd by any means, and she HATES SENSE. She even calls it “no sense”. I can’t say I disagree! Sense ruins their hardware…

        • Tom Gervasio

          The fact that she even knows what sense is makes her more knowledgeable than the average consumer.

          • sgtguthrie

            She didn’t until I told her. When she realized she didn’t like it, I had an OG Droid and she got the Incredible. She asked why mine was different from hers, and that she liked mine better. That’s when I told her it was a skin on top of android called Sense…blah blah blah. If she didn’t have me to do it for her, she’d still be getting update notices for Gingerbread. She couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t install, and neither could the vzw rep (go figure). All I had to do was wipe the cache from recovery, but the rep didn’t even know that…lol! I always have to update her apps even :-)

          • CyberPete

            I don’t understand why people don’t just run a different launcher… Goodbye sense.

          • sgtguthrie

            It doesn’t negate the lag or reliance on sense framework. Sense runs too deep IMO.

        • HTC1

          Sorry but Sense is fifty times better than the other two skins up there. Hope she has a name for the other two also and not just HTC. I’m sick of this Sense hatred. Especially when it’s the best of any skin. don’t get me wrong I’m a Nexus man but if i had to have a skin, HTC is the number one choice!!!!!!

          • LGV903

            that’s you opinion. which is the minority. everyone on here besides you knows Sense looks good but performs horribly!!

          • sgtguthrie

            That’s your opinion. Sorry but it being your opinion doesn’t make it fact! Sense in my OPINION is far more intrusive and distorts the beauty and functionality of Android! You say you’re “sick of Sense hatred”, well I’m sick of Sense and people who think that their opinion carries more weight than everyone else, as YOU did ;-)

            Different people have different tastes. Sense is TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, and VERY BAD in my opinion. I was simply expressing that if my wife dislikes it, there are likely many others who do too. My mother in law hated Sense on her phone. She’s on a Razr Maxx now after her Droid X and most certainly doesn’t hate Blur.

            So there you go…have a nice day :-)

          • LGV903

            +1000 to you my friend.

          • balthuszar

            says the person who’s acting like his/her opinion carries more weight than htc1’s

          • sgtguthrie

            I don’t know how you figure. Did I state anything as fact? I’m just passionate :-)

          • balthuszar

            because you gave htc1 crap for stating his/her opinion that was different from yours…therefore you think your opinion is better than his/hers…

          • sgtguthrie

            I didn’t give htc1 crap for stating their opinion. I suggest you read the exchange again. I posted my opinion first, which he countered by claiming his beliefs to be fact. I have no problem with his opinion though I disagree with it. I just wanted to point out that what he stated as fact, was not fact at all, but his opinion. Did you even read the whole exchange?
            ;-)

          • balthuszar

            and where did he proclaim his opinion as fact? going back and reading it, i see nowhere that he proclaims his as fact…

          • sgtguthrie

            That’s funny, looks like it’s been edited. Even not saying fact anymore, the statements made are very matter of fact. I’ll go back and look at emails now…

          • Azn_Android

            I definitely agree with you man all the interfaces are ugly as hell. Sense has form AND function. Everything else is functional but really ugly (touchwiz and blur) or just super crappy (LG)

        • Fattie McDoogles

          Sense is MUCH improved now. I hated Sense too once upon a time and hated it on my Rezound but after using the new ICS Sense I am definitely a fan. BY FAR the best skin around.

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.crouse.31 Matt Crouse

        I’m not sure why so many people are down rating your comment! Working for Verizon also I know you’re correct that a lot of people ESPECIALLY women do not care for most 4g phones because of the size. This will work extremely well for them and be a great phone! I think the other followers of DL need to realize that we’re in the minority and most people simply do not follow phones as closely or do the things that we do with our phones!

        • Charles

          You 2 must work at for Radio Shack. More common people are buying up Droid Razr and Maxx. Go work at a real Verizon store and you’ll see.

          • http://www.facebook.com/matt.crouse.31 Matt Crouse

            I actually work for Cellular Sales and we’re Verizons largest retailer and carry every phone from Verizon and while the Razr has been a great seller(the Maxx not so much) a lot of people have not purchased a Android phone because they do not like the size of the current 4g line up. Please dont run your mouth if you have no idea what you’re going on about.

          • Charles

            You only assume i have no idea (just because you work in A store). Opening your mouth only proves what an idiot you are. oh (who works at a Cellular Sales store). More people buy Droid Razrs and Maxx because that’s what Verizon promotes. You aren’t the only one who works at A store.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kortesoja Lance Kortesoja

          Ah, so size doesn’t matter?

    • http://twitter.com/ErikPalau Erik Palau

      uh, not sure what’s the joke. Thickness and a puny front cam? I’ll take those jokes over a phone that doesn’t easily fit in my pocket. Inc4G for me.

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

        Unless you are wearing womens jeans then you shouldn’t have a problem. It is only .15 bigger in terms of screen size than the Galaxy Nexus and that thing slides in and out of my pocket with ease. I wear slim fit jeans as well if that helps you grasp how you are making a big deal out of its size when it isn’t even that big.

        • Stew

          its a whole .65 inches smaller in screen size…big difference

          • ChristopherLeMeilleur

            Screen size does not equal phone size. What’s the actual difference in phone size?

          • http://twitter.com/ErikPalau Erik Palau

            phonearena shows the difference as:
            Inc4g: 4.80 x 2.40 x 0.46 (122 x 61 x 12 mm); 4.66 oz (132 g)
            S3: 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm); 4.69 oz (133 g)

          • ChristopherLeMeilleur

            Interesting, so it’s actually not a whole ton bigger. Less bezel.

          • http://twitter.com/ErikPalau Erik Palau

            it’s not screen size that we’re measuring, it’s the dimensions of the whole phone.

        • Pilar

          And if you’re a woman buying a smartphone?…..

          • MrWolf

            Ask your husband for help.

          • asdfasdf

            Lol, the Galaxy Note will fit in freaking skinny jeans. Don’t really know what the problem here is.

        • http://twitter.com/Bailers Bailers


          you are making a big deal out of its size when it isn’t even that big ”

          That’s what she said.

        • atst88

          It’s funny how people say Motorola sucks. Moto might have Software issues every now and then, but MAN the hardware on samsung phones sucks hard. Fascinate gps? Gnex reception issues? Gnex screen lines? Fascinate 2.2 update? Where are those lte samsung docks for gnex? I just cannot stand Samsung anymore, personally. Inc 4g LTE for me.

      • Sobr0801

        If it want for the Rezound I would have got the Inc4g

    • Stew

      Its aimed at the mid range… not supposed to compete directly with the other 3

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        Exactly, it’s a mid-range device. Wasn’t supposed to be top tier.

        • wickets

          $50 bucks is all it takes to move from mid range to top tier? Yikes

          • PC_Tool

            dupe dupe…

          • PC_Tool

            dupe

          • PC_Tool

            $50 gets you from the top of the mid-tier to the bottom of the top-tier. :-P

        • http://twitter.com/Bailers Bailers

          So just curious, why the Inc 4g and not the Rezound?

          • palomosan

            The Rezound is already old in comparison to the Inc 4G.

          • balthuszar

            yes, but not old compared to the razr/maxx(lets face it, aside from battery, they’re the same phone) or the nexus…and it’s more on-par with those two than the inc 4g

          • Stew

            Inc 4G is somewhat the successor of the rezound… not directly but Verizon is dropping the rezounds price quite low…

        • CyberPete

          Unless you are one of the MANY people wanting a smaller phone than what is currently the standard. My daughter has been up to upgrade from OG Droid for almost 8 months. She said that they were all too big. She got a hand-me-down Droid Inc., rooted, CM9. I think the HTC Inc. LTE is going to sell like crazy.

          • http://twitter.com/thebrianlopez brianlopez.us

            Agreed! The Inc 4g LTE is not the most powerful phone out there but that will probably translate to longer battery life in conjunction with the LTE radio :) I’m also glad the device is smaller then the others so it will be easier to handle. I just need to get confirmation if the device supports GSM frequencies for global roaming like its predecessors. If GSM is a go then i’m definitely picking it up and laying down CM9 :)

    • atst88

      No, The complete joke is the screen sizes for phones now-a-days. I dont need a tablet for a phone. And it’s got more power than the GNex, and Razr HD. I dont see how you can say it looks like a joke at all.

    • mikeclee

      There’s a reason why it’s priced lower than GS3. Honestly it’s just like the Rezound with slightly better specs but slightly worse screen.