Motorola Droid 2, X and HTC Incredible: How to choose?

By Peter Chubb - Aug 25, 2010

Verizon certainly know how to make it difficult with their Droid range, how do you choose between the Motorola Droid 2, Droid X and the HTC Droid Incredible? Although one would assume that it would be the latest model that should be chosen above the rest.

However, this is not always the case, but why is that? The most recent of the bunch is the Droid 2 – the successor to the original Droid. One would assume that this would be the handset with the best features, but it is more like an evolution rather than a revolution.

There have been many articles written all over the Internet saying that the Droid 2 will be a rival to the iPhone 4, but that is far from the truth. I am not saying that the Apple smartphone is the best on the market; the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint should be a match for the iPhone – with the right marketing.

If you took the Droid 2, X and Incredible and laid them side-by-side in a darkly lit room, then you can easily get the three mixed up. It is not until you turn them on and start using them that you start to see what one shines above the rest.

I am not going to say which I think is the better handset; I will leave that up to you to decide.

The Droid X comes with a 1GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera and offers 720p video recording. The screen is one of its most impressive features, not its quality, but its size – 4.3-inches. The battery is not that bad, but once you start using the handset as a Wi-Fi hotspot the battery drains in no time.

The Droid 2 is the newest of the bunch and offers a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard – although at times can feel cramped. The new Droid follows in the footsteps of the original with a poor performing camera. This is certainly not the successor to the best selling Droid that we had hoped.

Finally we have the Incredible, this baby has been around for a while now and spent sometime on the sidelines – something to do with a shortage of displays. This has the now famous 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 8GB of storage. This was always destined to be a great phone and with Android 2.2 Froyo update running things – seems to be the best of the three.

Which of the three handsets do you prefer?

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  • Ron

    It did state in regards to the Incredible, "This was always destined to be a great phone and with Android 2.2 Froyo update running things – seems to be the best of the three." Now from my understanding of the article, it was not very well written. However, the author did draw a conclusion.

  • Guest

    Indeed a great headline for the most useless article ever. Additionally, the crosshatch is completely misused as one would assume you are indeed going to share your opinion since that sentence is crossed out, but then you never do.

  • Erik

    That was the most useless bit of reporting I think I have read in the past few years. Basic summary – Well what you have here are three very similar phones. I don't have an opinion on how the Droid series compares to other products in the market nor do I have any knowledge that I wish to share with the public regarding the Droid phones when compared to one another. All I can report is what we have here are three phones that are very similar. I will leave the actual reporting and opinions and useful information for you to discover for yourself.

  • Anup

    I have to buy a phone in the next week and I'm easily going with the HTC incredible. Since I don't need the fastest or most technically superior device (all 3 are pretty much even), I based my judgment on two factors. One, that i wanted a full touch screen phone, removing the Droid 2. And two, I wanted something that felt good in my hand and was easy to hold and store. Although the Droid X is pretty thin, it has a huge footprint, i.e. a graphing calculator. The only major downside about all 3 of these smart phones is the terrible battery life.

  • bob

    that wasent help full

  • Can I get excess to the internet with my wireless laptop through Driod x?

  • Mark

    Considering that I recently bought the Droid Incredible my accolades would go to it but it seems the latest gadget always gets the most press. As far as the phones I tried them in the store and researched them online. The size of the Droid Incredible is what sold me as well as its ease of use and overall design. I didn't want a slide out keyboard like the Droid 2 nor did I want a phone that was the size of a paper back book (Droid X). Still, it would be nice to get the Froyo update at some point!

  • Guest

    Boy, now that was a headline that caught me. Too bad the content was meaningless

  • Baboon

    What a lame article.

    The author pretends it's about how to choose a phone. But not a single feature of any of the four phones gets mentioned, not a single strength or weakness of any phone.

    You could switch in the names of different mattresses or of different candy bars in place of the phones, and the article could be reposted on your favorite furniture or candy blog.

    So lame.

    Now I feel lame too for getting sucked into a vapid corner of the Internet.

  • Booyah

    If you are not going to say whcih one is the best then what's the point of your article then?