Thursday, June 24, 2010

HTC Droid Incredible - Review Part 1

Alright, I admit it… I switched from AT&T to Verizon back in the day because their phones were cuter. That was my only reason behind it. At the time that I switched, there was a Nokia phone with a see-thru faceplate and you could design and create your own faceplate, and even print a photo on paper they provided for you in order to customize the look of your phone. After that, came the LG Chocolate and I LOVED being able to use my phone as an MP3 player. Next came the LG Dare, and it was a niftier version of the Chololate with a touch screen and was a little more user-friendly. I have now graduated to the new HTC Droid incredible. The commercials caught my attention (the one with the robot using the phone) and their marketing team had a great campaign to push their new baby. I was intrigued… Was this phone as ‘Incredible” as they claim it to be? I HAD to get this phone, so I went in an pre-ordered my new toy.

I finally got it in the mail three weeks later, and the packaging was very durable and well organized. I had ordered a package deal with accessories: A red fading to black hard case, a Motorolla Bluetooth headset, a car charger with a separate USB input to charge a separate device, and screen covers. I was daintily opening the package… Well, who am I kidding. I ripped into it like I was 5 again and this was the last Christmas present I got to open (because you know the last your parents gave you was always the one thing you really wanted) – The battery was red. Neat! After opening the whole thing, I popped the battery in and started the charging process. My dad and I were meeting up to go to the double bobblehead Ichiro and Ken Griffey, Jr. night at Safeco to watch the Mariners, and I figured it would be at a full charge by the time I got home so I could play with it.

I have now had the phone for almost a week, and here is my review. First off, the Verizon hard-shelled case. It doesn’t quite match up on all the sides, and I am afraid if I catch it on something while taking out of a pocket, it may come off. It’s not too bad, but bad enough to catch my attention the first time I put the case on.

Alright, the phone: I powered it up, and began to set it up. The phone began to automatically run a set up tutorial where it walked me through my settings and the basics on how to use my phone. I felt like I was about to go into a game of FFXIII or something, and I was learning how to use my weapon. Anywhoo, I went through the process of setting it up, and on my last phone, I had installed a free app called “Back-Up Assistant” – I HIGHLY recommend this for EVERY Verizon customer. After I had set my phone up, it linked to my old phone’s Back-Up, and pulled all my contacts onto my new phone. I didn’t have to go to the store and have them do that computer thingy for an hour!!! YAY!! This made me happy. The internet is fast, and I have not had any issues with anything crashing when I am running multiple apps. I have discovered that my pervious blog post is now null and void – I could not save a ringtone from MMS, so I am still trying to figure that one out. I just don’t like having to pay for them every time I get a new phone. One bonus is, it also pulled my voicemail… I didn’t have to set this up brand new AND I had three messages on there I was saving from my biological mom from over a year ago and I was afraid they would have been erased but they were still on there. I have noticed the two most difficult things to do, however, is make a call, and text a picture. I mean, it’s not “hard”, but way more difficult than any phone I have ever had. There are tons of free apps for this phone, and it comes with a fun game, too. I highly recommend it, and might write another review as I use more things on it. Till next time, take care of you and yours.


1 comment:

  1. I reviewed a Droid Incredible a while back and I really loved it. It was a great phone, but I rarely carry a cell phone, so after the service ran out I got rid of it. Now, I only hook up a month of Boost phone service if I have a trip to go on, otherwise, I don't have a cell phone because I'm always home LOL.