HTC Incredible 2 Review: Absence of 4G an issue

 

By Posted 2 May 2011, 22:53

If you have been looking to buy the HTC Incredible 2 you will probably be checking out reviews beforehand to see whether it is up to scratch, recently MacWorld reviewed this new smartphone and on the whole it was well received, however the lack of 4G connectivity was its main downfall.

You can see MacWorld’s fully detailed review here, they say that it is a worthy successor to the original HTC Incredible, however perhaps it should be a little bit cheaper as it currently retails for $200 (as part of a contract). People looking to buy an Android smartphone from Verizon will probably spend an extra $50 and get the 4G LTE compliant HTC Thunderbolt instead.

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In terms of build quality and design the Incredible 2 is a success, it feels tougher and more elegant than its predecessor and the massive 4-inch display is a welcome addition. The display’s resolution and viewing angle is impressive, however in sunny outdoor conditions it struggles. There is nothing that unique in terms of software as it runs Android 2.2 FroYo and features HTC Sense.

As for multimedia capabilities the SRS WOWHD surround sound is said to be impressive, as for video playback there were no problems with the Incredible 2. The camera takes great photos and shoots great videos, indoor photographs are not quite as impressive as outdoor shots, but on the whole MacWorld’s Ginny Mies seemed pretty happy.

Performance was great and multitasking capabilities weren’t too shabby either, sadly the 3G connectivity limits the phone’s potential as we are getting used to seeing super-fast 4G connections speeds these days.

Have you purchased the HTC Incredible 2? If so, are you impressed?