The Droid lineup of Android smartphones has been super successful for those wireless carriers who have offered the devices, and the most recent iteration of a Droid device is the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE which launched on June 5 of this year on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in the US. That handset veers a little bit from the standard and current recipe for Android smartphones, and delivers a powerful processor capable of exploiting the Verizon 4G LTE speeds which independent reviewer RootMetrics found to be the fastest and most dependable in the United States. Most cell phones seem to be getting larger and bulkier every day, but HTC decided to designed the Droid Incredible 4G LTE handset with a large high-resolution screen, while still keeping the handset as small as possible.
The screen runs 4.0 inches, but is small and lightweight when compared to other smartphones. Not everyone wants a heavy, bulky “brick” in their pocket or handbag, but most everyone still wants a large high-resolution screen. The Droid Incredible 4G LTE measures 4.82 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (122 x 61 x 12 mm) and weighs 4.66 ounces (132 g), offering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system out-of-the-box, along with substantially better battery performance than the standard 4G smartphone offers.
That 4.0 inch touch screen can be navigated by standard multitouch, capacitive gestures which uses the HTC Sense 4.0 UI Android overlay to operate the Android 4.0 ICS OS. That handset delivers 540 x 960 pixel resolution to the S–LCD display, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass delivers a layer of glare reduction as well as scratch and chip resistance. Standard light and proximity sensors are on board for auto brightness adjustment and battery life conservation. Those battery conservation efforts leads to a 20% better than average 4G smartphone talk time of 9.57 hours delivered from a single charge, and standby time runs over two weeks, at 18.6 days.
In the hardware package on board the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon microchip suite is built around a dual core 1.2 GHz Krait central processor. Allowing that CPU to focus on your most important processes and requests is a separate Adreno 225 chip which handles all graphics processing. 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board, as well as 8.0 GB of built-in, user accessible storage. A microSD slot is on board, providing microSDHC support as well, and supports cards up to 32 GB in size. Video out is delivered through both microHDMI and DLNA connectivity.
Near Field Communications (NFC) support is present out-of-the-box, and video capture runs 1,080P HD resolution on the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder. A VGA quality chat cam is up front facing the user, and the full range Beats Audio sound package joins a YouTube video player and built-in music player in the multimedia package on board the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE handset. View the recently reduced price of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE.