HTC Incredible vs iPhone 4G: What Will Apple Do?

By Jamie Pert - Mar 26, 2010

It seems as if the upcoming HTC Incredible has set a new standard for high-end smartphones, therefore I am sure that Apple have taken notice and are perhaps thinking how can the 4th generation iPhone out do the HTC Incredible.

Currently Apple’s flagship smartphone is the iPhone 3GS, this handset features an ARM Cortex-A8 processor however instead of running at its standard clock speed of 833MHz it has been under-clocked to 600 MHz it also features 256MB of RAM.

The iPhone features a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display which supports a resolution of 320×480, a 3.2 megapixel camera featuring auto focus, this camera has the ability to capture video at 640×480 at 30 fps.

The iPhone 3GS is available in two models, these models feature either 16GB or 32GB internal storage, however there is no memory card slot for removable storage.

Full specifications for the HTC Incredible are currently unknown, however we do know that it should feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor which will apparently be under-clocked to 768Mhz, along with a 3.5-3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display which is rumored to support a resolution of 480 x 800.

Other rumored specifications include 320MB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera featuring auto focus and dual LED flash, along with a microSD memory card slot and WiFi b/g connectivity. Also the Incredible should run Android 2.1 and will probably see an update to Android 2.5.

Now that we have listed the specifications for the iPhone 3GS and the HTC Incredible it gives you an idea as to what Apple should be aiming for with their iPhone 4G, personally I feel that in terms of software and innovations Apple’s iPhone OS is more then suitable for the iPhone 4G, however the hardware in my opinion needs to be seriously overhauled.

I believe that Apple need a processor which has a clock speed of at least 800MHz (when under-clocked) along with 384 MB of RAM, it should also feature a camera with a flash, I believe that around 8 mega-pixels should be suitable, as for screen size I feel that 3.5 inches is big enough, perhaps they should vastly improve the screen’s resolution.

Other things that I feel Apple should throw in include 802.11n WiFi connectivity, and a removable battery, also a removable storage option could prove to be popular for users with important data.

What do you think the iPhone 4G needs to feature to compete with the high-end smartphones of today?

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  • Jerry fallwell

    Apple’s shaking in their boots, their yearly update schedule can’t compete with HTC’s lightning fast releses. By the time the new iPhone comes out there will be a new HTC phone ready to destroy it. So instead of releasing better phones they’re taking the cowardly approach and taking HTC to court. FM losers at Apple.

  • P3T3

    Fasten your seat belts. In June, the iPhone 4th gen. will smoke the DROIDs. Jobs knows it is his cash cow, and will make sure of it. He will have at least one big surprise; maybe HD or 3D.

  • Arkhamar

    Correction – I meant 'almost', not 'already' year old for the iPhone 3GS, (But it sure looks like it, especially with the new Android phones)

  • Arkhamar

    IMO, I think Apple isn’t at all worried. They already have their millions of iPhoners worldwide and many are waiting (like me!) for the next gen iPhone whether it’s 4G or HD or Pro or Ultra, etc. This has been a yearly thing and the stats have shown with each new iPhone, the sales have grown thru aggressive marketing and customer support.
    Which leads me to the HTC and Android OS. I find it funny how they keep comparing all those new handsets to an already year old iPhone 3GS. Of course they are all going to be better….they’re newer! But shouldn’t the HTC Android phones be battling themselves instead of the iPhone? I mean come on….Incredible, EVO 4G, Desire, Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy S, HD2, Hero….I read there were around 18 of them!!! Of course, as a result of this, Android is taking off. But seriously, how many of those will survive a year or end up as the HTC ‘Forgotten’…?

  • Arkhamar

    IMO, I think Apple isn’t at all worried. They already have their millions of iPhoners worldwide and many are waiting (like me!) for the next gen iPhone whether it’s 4G or HD or Pro or Ultra, etc. This has been a yearly thing and the stats have shown with each new iPhone, the sales have grown thru aggressive marketing and customer support.
    Which leads me to the HTC and Android OS. I find it funny how they keep comparing all those new handsets to an already year old iPhone 3GS. Of course they are all going to be better….they’re newer! But shouldn’t the HTC Android phones be battling themselves instead of the iPhone? I mean come on….Incredible, EVO 4G, Desire, Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy S, HD2, Hero….I read there were around 18 of them!!! Seriously, how many of those will end up as the HTC ‘Forgotten’…?

  • Ratnok

    @iucidium EXACTLY. The EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S have already beaten the Incredible. EVO can't be beat by anything iPhone has to offer.

    • iucidium

      EVO 4G *Drools*

  • iucidium

    Incredible?? What about the EVO 4g???

  • iucidium

    By the title I would say 'file more patent infringements' apple is rattled.

  • Apple sucks

    It won't compete. The incredible will brat it 100% until the HTC Scorpion beats even the Incredible later this fall.

  • Middle Aged Man

    Apple could bring out the 3GS, call it the 4G and sell millions. They are never going to worry about the other phones. They set the pace, in their minds.

    • Jamie Pert

      As silly as it sounds, it is very true.

  • Scuba Steve

    "What do you think the iPhone 4G needs to feature to compete with the high-end smartphones of today?"

    ….to be on Verizon's network! :)

  • Jason

    Wow! Who wrote this article? My twelve-year-old son can write better than this.