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Droid Incredible 2 vs. Droid 3
Title says it all-- I was almost going to jump on the Incredible but then those tutorials were leaked and rumors of gingerbread and dual core were thrown around. What do you guys think? I chose to get the Incredible 2 because of its excellent form factor and screen. From what I hear, the droid 3 will have a less than average screen, and it will most definitely be thicker than the DInc 2. But is dual core worth it? At the risk of spawning an entirely new discussion... what benefits does dual core have, anyway?
- 06-05-2011, 10:25 PM #2
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Go look at the droid x2, from what I gather it will have the same type of screen, though a bit smaller.
By most accounts that I've seen, the system running on d3 will outperform tegra2.
The d3 seems like it will be on par for the upcoming generation of phones, giving some peace of mind for future proofing. Unless you have 4g in your future.
Between the two i'd go with d3.(actually, d3 is the one and only phone, rumored or existing, that I'm interested in, so I'm a bit biased.)
- 06-05-2011, 11:16 PM #3
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- Depends on my mood ^^
Overall, the Droid 3 seems to sound like the superior device, dual core, qHD screen, HDMI out are some of its bonuses. Is a slide-out physical keyboard important to you?
I have heard worries of the "PenTile" display in the Droid X2 which the Droid 3 probably will use from some though. Also the worries of it using MotoBlur vs. Sense and most likely a locked vs unlocked (or at least less restrictive) bootloader in the Incredible 2.
- 06-05-2011, 11:27 PM #4
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- 06-06-2011, 07:59 AM #6
All rumors so far say that the D3 will have a ffc.
I too am on the fence about between the two. The Dinc2 looks great, has good proportions, has a great screen and is a world phone. The D3 has everything else… and a 4 row keyboard.
Right now the DInc2 isn’t getting a lot of love from the developer community. That’s not a huge deal to me, but it is something to keep in mind. Also, while the Dinc2 is plenty strong for everything today, a year from now it’s going to feel all that more outdated. It’s bad enough that they don’t have LTE, but a year from now they are both going to feel “slow.” I have a feeling the Dinc2 is going to fair worse in that department.
I never liked the shape/look of the original Droid, and the Droid 2 did little for me either. At least as far as what we’ve seen in the videos the D3 looks pretty good to me.
- 06-07-2011, 07:00 PM #7
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- 06-08-2011, 08:52 PM #9
Hey, Bryan, That is the most thought you have put into anything you've said this week. You know where my loyalties lie, we talk about it all the time at work. I would rather have a DInc 2 over a Droid 5. In a word: MotoBlur. Case closed. But, like you said, it all depends on what you are looking for in a phone. User interface is my top priority, second is the ability to change it on a whim. HTC leads the pack in both, so for me it's a no brainer...
- 06-09-2011, 10:31 AM #10
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- 06-18-2011, 11:19 AM #12
Will RAM make a difference to anyone? Dinc2 with 768MB and D3 reported to have 512MB. Given this and the different processors (single vs dual core) their performance may be the same (UI notwithstanding). I too am coming from the original Droid so I'm sure either one will seem like a huge step up and no, the physical keyboard is not a factor for me.
- 06-21-2011, 01:14 AM #13
- 06-23-2011, 03:54 PM #14
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I bet more people will be thinking about this question now that the clock is ticking to july 7th.
I also am still using the OG droid, never use the keypad, do NOT need 4G, and do not believe dual core is worth it yet.
I am one of the weird ones hung up on screen resolution and getting a new phone with less DPI then the Droids 480 x 854 in a 3.7 inch screen seems just wrong.
Droid 3 with a slider i'll never use or Dinc2 that will be "dated" in less then a year...... Sheesh....
- 07-06-2011, 06:25 PM #15