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Should I buy?
My girlfriend is due for an upgrade in a couple weeks and wanted to get a Droid Eris which is what I have, however they no longer make it. Would the Incredible be a good buy? She thought about getting the Droid X, but it looks to be a little more money than she wants to spend. I have heard that the Incredible tends to run pretty slow, is this true? Thanks for your help.
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When I was in the VZW store looking at phones, I was determined to buy a WinMo phone to replace the WinMo phone I had. Playing with the phones in the store, this was an obvious nogo. The dammed things were locking up and I haven’t even done anything… So I look at the Moto Droid. I have Moto Issues, but that’s not the point, It seemed nice but sluggish… So the VZW guy says take a look at this, and hands me the DInc. It was as if rainbows suddenly appeared. The OS just WORKED. It was snappy, there was no lag, and I went to a few websites where everything displayed.
The store was doing some sort of “event” and had a radio station and face painters there. My son and I used the DInc to look up Jeff Gordon’s car so the face painter could paint it.
This phone is not slow. Not by any means. You will be very pleased with recommending this phone for your Girlfriend… In fact you might be a little jealous.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
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- 07-10-2010, 02:06 PM #12
Slow????? The only thing slow about the DI is delivery for those who didn't buy at release and that should be solved soon. I have had mine since launch and it gets better every day as I learn more and new apps are available. The larger size of the Droid X does not work for me and I would not be interested in giving up Sense.-----------------------------------------------
The brightest Thunder-Bolt is elicited from the darkest Storm. Charles Caleb Colton ...
- 07-10-2010, 11:17 PM #13
The Droid Incredible is a high end current generation device with specs that will be top of the line until the dual core phones come out at the end of 2010 and throughout 2011. However, it will still be fast then and will get even faster come this Christmas when HTC updates the Incredible to Android 2.2 FroYo which has 2-5x faster app performance.
Get the Incredible. It's similar to my Nexus and I absolutely love it. It's fast, heavily customizable, easy to use and fun...what more do you need?++ Main Device: Google Nexus One on T-Mobile
++ ROM: OxygeN1Mod 2.3.7
- 07-10-2010, 11:27 PM #14The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 07-11-2010, 08:18 AM #15
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1st... What everyone else said about the DInc's speed... Not slow...
2nd... Go to BestBuy, hold an EVO, then hold and Incredible. See how she likes the size (OK, I'm giggling here too, but let's keep this professional :P ) The new Droid X will be around the same size in hand as the EVO, but maybe a little thicker due to the slide out keyboard...
Just my thoughts...
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If she loves your Eris, just give it to her and get a new phone for yourself. Win-win situation imo.
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If the price of the dinc is a factor. Check out Craigslist. I bought my dinc for 375 and sold my Eris for 200. The dinc is so much better than the Eris. The Eris is the only phone I ever really hated. My gf has been looking at them and I won't let her get it. Incredible all the way
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- 07-11-2010, 08:14 PM #23
incredible is well worth buying. it's speedy. whoever says it's slow must be using a 5ghz phone on a 1tbps network. >_<
if you like big phones then maybe you'll like droid x better. one thing on the droid x that they still haven't fixed is the camera activation speed. that's one thing i hated on original droid and apparently it's still the same on the droid x. incredible's camera activates faster than a normal camera. also, incredible is more pocket friendly. plus it has htc sense which i've never used before but i found it to be great and much more convenient to have.