The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE continues the successful run that the Droid lineup has had over the last few years, and launched on June 5 of this year on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Veering slightly from the recipe for Android smartphone success, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE does not follow in the footsteps of smartphones which seem to be getting bigger and bulkier every day. The handset delivers a large 4.0 inch screen, but is small and lightweight when compared to many other 4G smartphones. 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), delivering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system out-of-the-box.
The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is being offered starting at $49 at select retailers. The handset is navigated by multitouch, capacitive gestures through the HTC Sense 4.0 UI Android overlay, and the 4.0 inch S–LCD display mentioned earlier delivers a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Corning’s Gorilla Glass offers a layer of scratch resistance and glare reduction, and light and proximity sensors adjust for the proper display brightness concerning the amount of ambient light present, and help conserve battery life. Talk time on the handset runs 9.57 hours from a single charge, approximately 20% better than the 4G smartphone average, and standby time is 18.6 days.
On the hardware side of the Droid Incredible 4G, a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon microchip set is anchored by a dual core 1.2 GHz Krait central processor. A separate Adreno 225 graphics processing chip is also present, as is 1.0 GB of RAM memory and 8.0 GB of built-in, user accessible data storage. The handset also contains a microSD slot which offers microSDHC support, and cards up to 32 GB are accepted. The built-in microUSB slot is used for charging the handset and also offers microHDMI video out access, and if you are looking for wireless video out, that is also offered through DLNA connectivity.
The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE handset offers Near Field Communications (NFC) support for wireless access applications like Google Wallet and Android Beam, and a front facing VGA quality chat cam joins a rear mounted 8.0 megapixel camcorder in the camera combo. That rear snapper provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution, and is capable of capturing image snapshots while simultaneously recording high resolution video in stereo sound. The full range Beats Audio sound package is on board, as is a YouTube video player and built-in music player. Verizon Wireless recently lowered the retail price of the handset to $49 on contract at select retailers.