Do to, or not to do...
So... My upgrade is available come Feb 11th. I have 1 month to decide. I WANT a thunderbolt but honestly will not have the money to get one. Now I'm trying to figure out if I want an Incredible, or X. The big screen isn't a maker or breaker for me. I'm stuck with an original Storm right now and am chomping at the bit for a Droid system. I like the Incredible because it's smaller for my smaller hands. Any suggest, pros and cons between the two? I will also be getting 2 of them, and currently the Incredible is BOGO. The X is not. I wish I knew what would the sale will be when we can upgrade. Any suggestions? Next year we will probably be able to buy a phone out right and get what we want so the 2 year contract isn't bothering me so much.
- 01-11-2011, 06:07 PM #2
- 01-11-2011, 06:16 PM #3
My husband and I have 2 kids.. His hours were cut at work. We need new phones because my won't hardly hold a charge anymore and the screen has almost went out on his a time or two. He travels a lot and can't be stranded without a phone.
Point is, we can afford $150 for 2 phones. But $600 for 2 new phones if out of the question. I have seen the X as bogo before. So in that instance we could do that.
So, back to my actual question, Which is better the X or Incredible?
I do not mean to be snarky in my response, but I didn't ask for my financial situation to be discussed.
Last edited by DibDab; 01-11-2011 at 07:28 PM.
- 01-11-2011, 07:36 PM #5
Both phones are very good but in the Dinc forum most replies are going to for the Incredible. If I had to choose between the 2 I would pick the Incredible because of Sense and better custom Roms. I would love to have the screen size of the X and I'll be getting the Thunderbolt when it's released.
- 01-11-2011, 07:49 PM #7
I come from Blackberry as well. I have the Incredible and it is an awesome device. You can put a lot on this device if you choose too. There is no lag or freezing up. It works flawlessly. The screen is perfect size. You say you want the Thunderbolt and the screen is the same size as the X. The Incredible is a perfect fit and the Sense UI is really great. I can't speak highly enough of this device. I had BB for over 3 years and am so glad to finally have internet that is exactly that INTERNET. My emails are just as quick to receive as on BB. My phone quality is outstanding, very crystal clear. No dropped calls. Go play with it. You won't regret it.
- 01-11-2011, 08:36 PM #8
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I've had the Incredible since launch day and I just spent the weekend setting up a Droid 2 (Motorola) that I got my Father-in-Law (Big baby needs the slide out keyboard)... With that said, I don't know how I'm ever going to be able to get a phone without Sense... Yes, I know you can add new launchers and such, but for out of the box customization and usability, you can't beat Sense.
- 01-11-2011, 09:01 PM #9
I've had mine since June and love it. Still nothing on VZW (that is available today) that I would get over it and not sure if there is anything anounced I'd burn an upgrade on.
I'v worked with OG Droid, D2, Eris, Facinate and x and to be honest I like the DInc better then all of them.
BOGO is a good deal - I paid full upgrade price for a second DInc 35 days before they went Free at BB over the holidays.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.
The biggest feature that was drawing me to the TB was the forward facing camera to be honest. Being that hubby is gone a lot, it would've been nice to have it for chats. Can you chat in a mirror on the rear facing phones with Skype? Would/could it work that way?
I noticed on the website they now have it for $99 with BOGO. Even more tempting. I wonder if they'd let me do it a little early. They might do even better sales getting closer to the Iphone I would think. Trying to tempt people into not holding out lol. Any idea the time period the sales usually run? I'd rather hold out to the 11th and use my NE2 but I'd also hate to miss a good offer.
I was wondering why it didn't show more internal memory on the site. Guess they left that out. I have an 8 gig card that came in my storm I can use. But more worried about having room on phone to store apps and such. Maybe some pics, but I have plenty of room on my SD card for that for now.
- 01-11-2011, 09:45 PM #13
I haven't used any of the video chat programs so I'm not sure if using a mirror would work or not.
Usually if you're within a month or two they will let you use your upgrade early. Have you stopped into a VZW store and checked? Not sure if BB or Radio Shack will let you but the VZW Corporate and branded reseller locations usually can.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.
- 01-11-2011, 09:53 PM #14
Have you checked Best Buy? They had the Droid Incredible BOGO not too long ago, maybe one month. I have also seen great deals for both the X and Incredible on Amazon and newegg.com. I would try those sites to try and get a deal and help you save some money.
Personally I like the Incredible more than the X but it comes down to personal preference. play with both and see what you guys like.
I feel your pain with the original Storm. I had one as well and was super happy when I made the switch to Android back in July.
Good luck with your search!Rooted DROID Incredible
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- 01-11-2011, 09:54 PM #15
I Sense you get where most folk's preferences lie in this forum!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.
- 01-12-2011, 01:16 AM #19
- 01-12-2011, 01:28 AM #20
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It kills me to see Sense being the deciding factor here... its as simple and downloading Launcher Pro, and boom, you've got a launcher that is quicker and better than Sense. Don't get me wrong, of all the custom launchers from the manufacturers, sense is the best, but it doesn't hold a candle to LP or even ADW for that matter in my opinion. Of course if you don't want to mess with third party launchers, I can understand that, its just So easy to install them.
- 01-12-2011, 07:57 AM #21Rooted DROID Incredible
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- 01-12-2011, 08:33 AM #22
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I came from BB and now have the Dinc. Have not been sorry for one minute. If I had to pick another phone now I would still make the same decision. The X was tempting but decided it was too big for me. Vzw will NOT let you upgrade early even one day!!! That was my experience. I couldn't believe it!! Maybe the resellers will.
Love love this phone!!!
- 01-12-2011, 02:14 PM #23
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I am also asking myself the same question - Incredible now or wait for TBolt? The screen size is not a deal-breaker for me. And it looks as if beyond that, the phones are fairly comparable on specs? Are there any compelling reasons beyond screen size to go with the Bolt vice the DINC?
Although I am a computer professional and something of a geek, I don't do video or play games. Thanks in advance
- 01-12-2011, 03:11 PM #25