The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network has been the home of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Android smartphone since July 5 of this year in the US, and that wireless network has been deemed the fastest and most reliable by independent systems reviewer RootMetrics. That makes it the perfect home for the speedy and powerful processor and feature set found on board the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, and the phone is physically a nice departure from the huge, bulky and heavy handsets that seem to be the norm in today’s smartphone marketplace.
Delivering an attractive feature set, the device measures 4.82 x 2.40 x 0.46 inches (122 x 61 x 12 mm) and weighs only 4.66 ounces (132 g), but still delivers the desirable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system and HTC Sense 4.0 UI Android overlay out-of-the-box. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE smartphone can be purchased for as little as $49.
The screen size on the Droid Incredible 4G LTE handset runs 4.00 inches, with an overall screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, delivered at 275 pixels per inch, above average pixel density for a 4G smartphone. The S–LCD display is protected by a scratch resistant layer of Corning Gorilla Glass which also offers glare reduction, and multitouch, capacitive gestures are used for navigating the device. Standard proximity and light sensors help conserve battery life and automatically adjust for the perfect brightness in any given situation. Talk time runs approximately 9.57 hours from a single battery charge, roughly 20% better than the average 4G handset.
The hardware package on board the Droid Incredible 4G LTE includes a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon set which centers around a dual core 1.2 GHz Krait central processor. The Incredible 4G LTE contains 1.0 GB of RAM system memory and 8.0 GB of built-in, user accessible data storage space. A microSD slot is built in and provides microSDHC support as well, and accepts cards up to 32 GB in size. MicroHDMI video out access is provided, and wireless video mirroring is delivered through DLNA connectivity.
The handset is exclusive to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system and recently was reduced to $49 on contract at select retailers. Near Field Communications (NFC) support for applications like Google Wallet and Android Beam is on board, and the handset provides 1,080P HD resolution video recording in stereo sound with the rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder. There is also a front facing chat cam, and the full range Beats Audio sound system joins a YouTube video player in the multimedia package on board. Buy the HTC Droid Incredible starting at $49.