Played with the Incredible Tonight
Got the chance to play with the Droid Incredible tonight and let me tell ya, it's better than everything being posted. My observations are as follows:
First thing I noticed was how nice the form factor was. Very compact, slim...and lightweight although heavy enough to know it's in your hand or pocket.
This thing flies...so fast. The screen transitions are phenomenal...they scream! The new Sense UI that allows you to see a snapshot of all 7 home screens is great. No more need to scroll 2-3 times left or right to get where you want to go. Not to mention the fact that you can set up multiple profiles, giving you almost limitless customization.
The screen is brilliant, close if not better than that of the Droid (original...so many I know). Very bright, vibrant...HD looking.
Camera is very fast as well...and smooth. The sample pics I took were indoors and the flash was very useful. Can't speak to how great the pics come out but they are better than that of the Moto Droid (name a phone that isn't though)
From what my buddy who had the phone said, the battery life hasn't been all that great but he's been on it non stop all day so it's tough to say how good/bad it really is. Most likely that extended battery that's been rumored will be needed for heavy users (read: us Androidcentral nerds)
In keeping this short, I was very excited with the overall look and feel of the unit. The optical trackpad is great and you hardly notice it...keyboard is iPhone like and very intuitive. I have the Moto Droid right now and use it all the time...especially for work and/or play...and I can confidently say this phone is my replacement. That said, this is my preference as I like smaller form factors that fit my lifestyle.
If you want the slide out keyboard, stick with the Moto Droid...if you want an iPhone like experience with the Android OS...then I think we have a winner.
I hope this is helpful.
- 04-15-2010, 08:28 PM #2
I did not..but I only had about 10 minutes to play with the device...my head was spinning trying to think of what to use it for next.
I will say this though, the red accents aren't obnoxious at all...they are really nice looking actually. I'm starting to drool all over again!!!
- 04-15-2010, 08:40 PM #4
I hear ya. I can't wait to get to play with one. I'm a sense fan and I wanna see it running natively on a "superphone" that it was made for vs. hacked on. I'm not even a VZW subscriber and I've considered buying it outright and making a sip-droid/wifi phone out of it lol.ಠ_ಠ
- 04-15-2010, 08:41 PM #5
- 04-15-2010, 09:16 PM #7
My pleasure Cory. I have been lucky enough to play with both the Droid and now the Droid Incredible weeks before their launch. It pays to know the right people sometimes...but apparently I don't know the best people cuz if I did...I'd have my own Incredible in my hands!
Any other questions I will try to answer...despite the fact I only had about 10 minutes to play with the device.
- 04-15-2010, 09:36 PM #9
- 04-15-2010, 11:15 PM #12
What was your opinion on the strange styling lines on the back of the phone? That's about my only gripe with the look of it. Still can't figure out why they didn't make a smoother transitioning rear case. I also wonder if that could be "fixed" with an aftermarket rear case. I think the whole back cover pops off for changing the battery, yes? If so, someone could design a replacement that looks a little better.
- 04-16-2010, 07:12 AM #13
- 04-16-2010, 07:44 AM #14
The back cover does pop of, I'm sure some will design a new backing. I will say that the phone, despite the curves on the back, is very thin!
- 04-16-2010, 08:13 AM #16
And you're Droid does have a trackpad, it's the gaudy gold button that you see when you slide that puppy open. All Android OS phones are required (at least to my knowledge) to have some sort of navigational tool.
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