The HTC Incredible for Verizon Wireless is the best smartphone I’ve used. I love this phone. It is the fourth phone with the Android operating system I have used.
The Incredible is sleek with only one tangible button on the face. The Micro-USB port near the bottom of the phone connects the phone with computers and its charger. The 3.5mm jack on top of the phone puts your ears in touch with your music – stored on the phone, transmitted from a local radio station (FM receiver on board) or streamed on Verizon’s 3G network. This phone also communicates wirelessly with bluetooth devices, wi-fi routers and gps satellites, if you let it.
The Android App Market enables owners to tailor the Incredible. The speedy snapdragon processor satisfies even the most impatient person when opening apps and bouncing between. Apps such as Gmail, SMS Popup, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube make this phone a communication and media hub. The phone’s voice recognition enables safe operation during distracting situations – like getting directions from Google Maps Navigation or sending a “note to self”. It’s a toss up for my favorite app for this phone. The flashlight has helped me out more times than I can count, but the SlideIT keyboard (the only app I have purchased) eliminates the need for a push button keyboard entirely.
On the negative, by the middle of each afternoon, I need to charge the Incredible. I am not fond of the music management and interaction with this phone. I also consider it a design flaw that, without a case, the phone will not sit flat – it wobbles. If I had to guess, I’d say the phone was designed with use of a case in mind. Since I am a person who drops his phone a lot, a case is essential for me – so no big deal.
At one time, I was using both the Incredible and the T-Mobile MyTouch. Through my side-by-side comparison, the Incredible was clearly a faster phone with a better camera. The Incredible also has greater on board memory than the MyTouch. As both phones are Android phones, switching between them was easy. At least where I live, there is no noticeable difference between the 3G networks of Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.
Without a doubt this is the best smartphone I have ever owned or used.