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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