g'bye my ol friends.....
ok so not really, i made the leap to the incredible, will recieve it next week, but im keeping me droid fer a backup. i love my moto, but i just couldnt pass up the 1 ghz snapdragon. any others take the leap? and going from a moto to an htc, is it that big of a difference?
- 05-05-2010, 12:42 PM #2
Im staying with my Droid.. Not impressed all that much by the INC.
Just Speed up the clock a touch more on old faithful and call it a day..
But good luck with your new baby..I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.
Time to die.
- 05-05-2010, 12:48 PM #3
I am also sticking with the Droid.
The incredible is hardly impressive.
I don't see the appeal of this 1GHZ crap
Plus it isn't a snap dragon......its a Qualcomm
My Droid is just as fast.
Let me put it in these terms. Does MS paint run any faster on a i7 than a P3? Nope.
Until they make the OS something beefier than it is, a processor like that is just marketing, not practicality.
But if you like it, you like it.
I suggest getting three or four extra batteries for that thing!
- 05-05-2010, 01:04 PM #4
Congrats you will love it. The Seidio 1750 battery will give you a full days worth.
I still use my Droid when I get home (over WiFi).
Its a great device but its a totally different beast.
Oh and BTW:
- 05-05-2010, 02:51 PM #6
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- 05-06-2010, 11:45 AM #10
I thought about doing it, but then saw that the ARM CORTEX A8 chip in the Droid beat the incredible when they were both @ 1ghz. Obviously yeah you have to root your droid to get it to 1ghz, but it was faster than the INC at that point.
So mine is running @ 1.3ghz and Im going to stay Droid for now.
- 05-06-2010, 03:42 PM #11Banned
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Its not the OS its the applications that run on the OS. If I had just windows and nothing else then yeah it would be pretty crappy but all of the applications are what make windows and any operating system what it actually is.
Oh and the battery life shouldn't be an issue. Droid running at 1.1ghz batter has lasted 3 days and is still at 50%. So I can only guess the incredible is around the same if not better.
- 05-06-2010, 04:20 PM #12
good luck man. and when that htc incredible doesnt get the 2.2 update im sure we will see you back haha. i hope your experience with the incredible is good and if us droid owners ever get a reall sense rom we will get to see what it is to own an sense device. but either way you still have your 30 day grace period if you change your mind.
- 05-06-2010, 04:24 PM #13
- 05-06-2010, 05:35 PM #14
And how do you know the incredible can go higher? Where is this proof? See the Droids processor is down-clocked stock, so its pretty easy to "over-clock"
And all the applications in the market can run on any of the phones available running android today. (minus the "requires 2.0+" nonsense).
The 1ghz is marketing, NOT practicality.
And you made your droid OVER-CLOCKED, and in three days was at 50%? Bull****. Sorry, but that statement (among all your others) are incorrect.
And the incredible's battery is actually WORSE from all the reports that I've read. Sheesh.
Maybe if you didn't go about this like a child, and if your facts where at all accurate (or even apparent), we would have taken you even slightly seriously.
Think THEN act
- 05-06-2010, 06:17 PM #15
Why does everything have to resort to comparisons?
Let me end it this way.
The Droid is the best Motorola phone in the market and the incredible is among the 3 best HTC phones available now.
2 different manufacturers, 2 different OS's, 2 different hardwares, 2 different screens.
Why are we even comparing them?
Why is everyone trying to put the opposite phone down?
Crap, all incredible users love their phone, lets let them love it. All Droid users love their Droid, continue doing so.
This battle could go on forever. Yet it won't.
- 05-06-2010, 06:33 PM #16
AGREED! Forget the comparisons!
Droid was released in November, Droid Incredible, Late April/May.....in 6 months we will both be outdated. Anyways, all the Incredible is doing to do is spawn more Moto Droid Roms & Ideas!
There is nothing bad about the situation, especially if you are a Moto Droid ROOTED user! Just enjoy the fun, laugh and compare and have fun with your Incredible friend! No Phone is Better then the other! We Are ALL ANDROID!
- 05-06-2010, 06:40 PM #17
i love the battle but whats funny is this argument about the processors and everything who cares get something you like. at the end of the day by the end of the next year both phones will be old news. and the processors will be replaced by something better. so i look at it like this get something you like and will use for awhile. and both processors suck. the omap 4440\4430 will kill the droids. and the dualcore snapdraggens will be kiing.Rooted for life
- 05-06-2010, 09:23 PM #18
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- 05-07-2010, 04:41 PM #20
Honestly, there is not much difference between Snapdragon and the ARM Cortex A8, so I wish people would just be quiet already.
If you want stock Android, on Verizon, on a solidly built phone, get the Droid. If you want Sense, no keyboard, get the Incredible. It's that simple. They're both great phones.
In six months, everyone will be drooling over the next great Android device, and you'll see the same threads titled "thinking about selling my Incredible for the next great-super-dooper-gonna wash my dishes-and do my laundry Android phone."
Be happy with what you have, and enjoy the phone. At the end of the day, it's personal preference.
- 05-07-2010, 05:27 PM #21
I completely agree. Each user has different preferences and needs. This is just another option for people to choose from. I just don't want anybody to read that guys BS claim of 3 day battery life on an overclocked droid. Especially people who are considering to get a droid and be let down when it doesn't last that long. You, me and every other root user knows that isn't true. But that aside, I think every droid and incredible owner should be happy with whatever they choose due to many similarities.
- 05-07-2010, 05:33 PM #22
I agree, if you expect 3-day battery life on ANY smartphone I want some of what you're smoking. Won't happen with current battery tech.
I'm never someplace where I can't plug in, so it's not an issue. I just need a phone to get me through the day, period.
I'm normally someone who wants to jump to the latest and greatest. I've had an iPhone 2G, 3G, Palm Pre, HTC Hero (Sprint), and more recently the Droid. I can safely say the Droid, with Android 2.1, is the best phone I have ever used.
For my purposes, 2.1 is perfect. I can tweak it as needed, and it does what I need it to. Could it be faster? Sure. Hopefully 2.2 fixes the issue, but we'll see. Either way, I'm happy. I'm also happy for the Incredible users. The more people on Android, the better. I'm sick of Apple's closed ecosystem.
On a more general note, can Google please release a media app?
- 05-07-2010, 06:03 PM #23
- 05-07-2010, 10:28 PM #24
I played with an Incredible a couple days ago and it's definitely faster than my modified Droid running at 1ghz. Everything was noticeably quicker. It's not just the processor, it's the memory as well. More memory will always make a difference and in some cases a sizable one. The keyboard and pinch zoom were strikingly more responsive as well. Believe me, I didn't go in there expecting to be impressed, but I have to admit, I was.
To the OP: I'm not making the leap for a while because I love my Droid and will prefer an even bigger screen. But you will love the Incredible.
- 05-07-2010, 11:57 PM #25
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I've made the same switch, and I can definately say the stock battery in the droid is waaaay better than the incredibles. However, my Droid is Overclocked to 1ghz, and side by side, is just as fast as the incredible. I'm not even that impressed with the amoled screen, you can actually see the pixel matrix when there is a large area of solid color. The droid is definately a better phone overall, but the incredible can play flash content out of the box, and for me, the big selling point is the 8mp camera. No one here can deny that the droid camera is less than spectacular unless your object is still and well lit.