If so many people like the Incredible then why this...?
HTC Droid Incredible Reviews (Phone Scoop)
I hear people from all over the web praising this phone from site to site. Yet and still once I visit this site every other day if not daily I see the review score going down even more.
- 05-11-2010, 03:54 PM #2
Because people still do not know how to use this phone. Incredible, I Know.
- 05-11-2010, 04:12 PM #4
Maybe its just not everyones cup of tea?
- 05-11-2010, 04:30 PM #5
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Happy and content people rarely complain or make comments. It is the ones that have some issue or think they have been harmed or cheated that are the most loudest.
The site has a total of 38 reviews. Figure there are more than 100k users now. I would also imagine that most of them never write reviews and few even know what that site is.
- 05-11-2010, 07:06 PM #6
Bad reviews come from people not doing there home work or from not believing the info that they have found . Before I had this phone I new that the battery would not be as strong as a bb also I new that the screen would get washed out in the sun.
Guess what when I got the phone the battery was not as strong as my bb and the screen gets washed out in the sun .
Here is one more secret everyone the email is also not as good as bb.
So to the op I don't know if you have the phone or are contemplating getting it. I think it is a strong device and will do its job well. The biggest problem is the signal issue but I am sure there is a fix in the works.
ANYONE CONTEMPLATING BUYING THIS PHONE READ AND BELIEVE THE FEW PROBLEMS. DO NOT BUY A INCREDIBLE AND THEN COMPLAIN THAT IT'S A TERRIBLE PHONE BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT THE BATTERY WAS WEAK.
(sorry for the rant on your thread but I had to get it out )
- 05-11-2010, 07:13 PM #7
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- 05-11-2010, 10:27 PM #10
Each to his own, I think the phone is perfect for ME. The screen in the sunlight "problem" I've had across blackberry's and even regular flip phones. The battery issue isn't really an issue depending on what you have read on forums or are willing to try. The camera.....who cares......it's primarily a communications device not a camera. If you are that picky about how your photo's look then you should have already purchased a DSLR, because after all a $600-$1500 or more camera will always produce a better picture than a $500 or less do it all device.
I understand that some people have issues with the phone, but what phone has come out that everyone who bought it didn't have defects, bugs, or something else to complain about? To anyone looking to buy a new phone......do your research look at what to expect about the phone and expect those results. If you get those results you don't get disappointed as much because you knew what you were in for. My experience with buying phones is listen to the loudest group about the phone and those are normally the lesser than 5% crowd, more often than not the phone works as expected, and this one did that and then some.
- 05-11-2010, 10:44 PM #11
- 05-11-2010, 10:46 PM #12Banned
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On review sites as the sample size of reviews increases the rating will in most cases go down...the early adopters of a phone will normally be the loudest in praise of it. I agree w/most of the previous posters; as long as a phone doesn't gain a terrible at-large reputation (like the first generation BB Storm) then the only opinion that matters is your own. I personally can't keep the phone physically out of my hand, both for utility and fun.
- 05-11-2010, 10:47 PM #13
i am not happy.... battery SUCKS.....volume rocker is on the wrong side......4 hours to charge..... vzw has verified i am at a 90% drop call ratio.....they want to send a replacement but there back ordered....we want back and checked i only had 7% drop call ratio on my moto droid...
- 05-11-2010, 11:45 PM #14
I can't say anything about the battery (don't have one yet, waiting), but from what I've read, its mediocre to poor.
Call drop ratio is insane. Sounds like a phone nearly DOA. I hope that those back ordered D. Inc's have revised HW/SW.
- 05-11-2010, 11:52 PM #15
- 05-12-2010, 12:14 AM #16
This phone could be the best out there! However its not until all the bugs are fixed... a phone with call quality issues, signal strength issues, rebooting issues, dust beneath the screen issues etc, should not be released for prime time. I dont want to rant, but seriously I have been around plenty of phones, and have never had this many issues within such a short period of time. And I am not alone, nor am I a fan boy of any one device or company. I own a slew of blackberries, Nokias, and Apple devices and I must say this has the potential to slay em all. But HTC and Verizon as of late have botched plenty of releases and devices. The Nexus one still suffers from terrible 3G coverage issues, and touch screen problems with no fix in sight. Seriously, I'm missing my 3Gs! Not because of the brand it is, but the amount of non problems I've had with it. Hopefully these bugs do not exist on the EVO, and the ones on the incredible get fixed sooner then later! Became as I said, this phone could be the absolute best out there.
- 05-12-2010, 12:17 AM #17
What kills me is that people don't give technology (specifically software) a chance to catch up!! You have to expect a few minor bugs with a new phone particularly those running Android...takes a lil bit for the devs to work out little quirks when their programs are suddenly applied to a new, formerly untested device. And that's coming from a former Blackberry diehard.
In a short time, we'll all be having some laughs at "way back when" when this or that little bug was still a factor.
- 05-12-2010, 12:56 AM #18
My friend is a beta tester for Verizon, and this phone has been tested since January of this year! He told me way back then the phone was buggy, and guess what it still is. I am a firm believer in second chances. However after the Nexus fiasco, I would seriously think HTC would want to deliver as good as a product as it can. And what really gets me is that neither Google nor HTC admit there is a problem with the 3G on the Nexus. Will they do the same to use with the incredible issues, Verizon already has! When I called up, they said I'm the first one to say there was a signal issue and to exchange it. Mean while when I called the store and spoke to the Manager I know, he said he gets a ton of phonecalls a day with people asking if they have stock, and will they do an exchange. I hope a fix is in the air, cause Android is awesome in alot of ways.
- 05-12-2010, 03:40 AM #19
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As for the volume rocker...bah...that's your preference not HTC's problem. I'm a righty and that volume rocker is fine. The biggest impact to that was buying the glossy silicone case which "deadened" the buttons so that they're not activated everytime I pick up the device and hit them by accident.
VZW call drop ratio: yup...sounds like you got a lemon unit. That stinks, but at least they're going to send you a replacement. I've yet to drop a call on mine and I've had it since opening day. I hope the new unit works for you.
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- 05-12-2010, 07:44 AM #22
Good for you that you have no problems, I wouldn't call it ******** first of all. And these percentages are BS, the phone as a whole does fit the bill as a super phone, but all these problems exist, and in more then a just a few phones. If u call not being able to have a clear phone call ********, or having your phone reboot when I have absolutely nothing that didn't come with the phone installed, or putting a screen protector on and seeing a good deal of dust under the screen ********. No I call that poor build quality, or a PROBLEM! Honestly I would just take it back for an exchange, however there nowhere to be found. And the word is that they won't be in stock for 2/3 weeks. That sounds pretty weird, just in time to be past everyone's 30 day window. Believe me, I would like nothing more then a problem free device, and not have any negative posts about about a phone that I do happen to like.
- 05-12-2010, 07:50 AM #23
I don't think looking at the overall review score is a good indicator for technology products or anything else. I think you have to read a lot of individual reviews and see what people say they like or don't like. Remember that Spore (I think) fiasco when people flocked to Amazon to give it one star because of the DRM? If the DRM is not a problem for you, you can ignore all of those reviews. You need to know what people are evaluating and how much it weighed in their decision.
I'm hoping my Incredible arrives in the mail today
- 05-12-2010, 08:23 AM #24
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Things to consider
The ratings on that website is based on 40 reviews (at the time of this posting). That is why the score changes so much every time you visit it. I think it is safe to say that a sample of 40 people is not a good representation when compared to the actual owners.
The #1 complaint is battery life.
Solutions: Understand your phone and control the battery consumption and/or buy a second battery.
#2 Signal strength
I can't comment because it is not an issue with my phone. My wife's BB Tour and my HTC Incredible shows the same signal strenth and call quality and we live out in the country.
#3 Screen readability.
From reading other reviews and blog sites, the difference in screen brightness under direct sunlight between the HTC and Moto are negligible. They both are less than ideal. Just angle the phone should improve readability. Besides, the benefits of the phone far out weigh this problem.
- 05-12-2010, 08:32 AM #25