Released in June 2010, both the HTC Incredible and the iPhone 4, along with the HTC EVO 4G, are the most powerful and feature-rich smartphones in the U.S.

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HTC Droid Incredible versus iPhone 4 comparison chart
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Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRC, PBA version 2.1+EDR Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, PBA, A2DP version 2.1 + EDR
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Speakerphone Half-duplex Yes
Networks CDMA 850 / 1900 GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 1900 / WCDMA 2100
Picture ID Yes Yes
Screen size 3.7" diagonal 3.5" diagonal
Video Capture Resolution: 720p HD (720p with software update) 720p (HD), 30 fps
Browser Android browser (WebKit-based) supports Flash Lite 4.0 Safari supports landscape mode, multi-touch zoom and pan, and multiple windows.
Stereo Speakers No No
Alarm Yes Yes
Screen Colors 65,536 (16-bit) 16.7 million (24-bit)
Screen Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 960 x 640 pixels
To-Do List No Yes
Auto-complete suggestions for text Yes Yes
Voice recorder Yes Yes
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: Google Talk Various via 3rd Party Applications
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
FM Radio Stereo: Yes No
MMS Yes Yes
Streaming Video Protocol: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV Protocol: H.264 / MPEG-4 (MOV, MP4, M4V, 3GPP) via Safari web browser / plus dedicated YouTube client
Mobile Hotspot Yes Yes
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5.2 hours max. (312 minutes) 7 hours (3G), 14 hours (2G)
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Supports enlarging text No Yes
Dimensions 4.6" x 2.3" x 0.47" (117 x 58 x 11.9 mm) 4.5" x 2.31" x 0.37" (11.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
Data Tethering Yes Yes, details still unknown
Digital TTY/TDD Yes Yes
Ruggedized No No
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded 2-Way: Yes threaded (Also Group messaging Iphone 4 Users)
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 144 hours max. (6 days) 300 hours max. (12.5 days)
USB Version: 2.0 High Speed supports mass storage mode Version: 2.0 supports charging
SyncML No No
Wireless Carrier Verizon Wireless Discontinued AT&T, Verizon
Flashlight No Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Live TV No No
Languages supported English, Spanish English, French, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukranian, Arabic and more
Calendar Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Java support No No
Camera Resolution: 8+ megapixel auto-focus / dual LED flash Resolution: 5 megapixel (back-facing), LED flash, geotagging, tap to focus, also a VGA front-facing camera
Games Yes Yes
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b,g Version(s): 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
Memory card slot microSD (TransFlash) supports cards up to 32 GB No
Screen Type OLED (Full-Color) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Weight 4.6 oz (130 g) 4.8 oz (137 g)
Polyphonic Ringtones No No
Music Player Supported Formats: AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMA, eAAC+ Supported Formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible 2-4, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
E-mail client Protocols Supported: Exchange, POP3, IMAP Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, Exchange built-in attachment viewer (Microsoft Office, PDF)
Picture messaging No Yes
PictBridge No No
Side buttons volume volume keys, ringer switch on left / sleep key on top
Calculator Yes Yes
CPU 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8650 Apple A4 (1 GHz)
Push-To-Talk No No
Ringer Profiles No No
Hard Drive No No
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive multi-touch Primary input method: Finger capacitive, multi-touch
Operating System Android version 2.1 or greater (upgradeable) iOS 4.1
GPS A-GPS A-GPS; photo, video geo-tagging
Built-in memory 6.4 GB (internal memory available to user for storage) 32 GB (internal memory available to user for storage) or 16 GB
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
External Display No No
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Bar (steel rim is the antenna)


David Pogue at the NY Times called the HTC Incredible, "the best Android phone so far." He also mentions that the Incredible is an extremely fast, responsive phone. However, he noted battery life as a major drawback because the phones drain battery pretty quickly.

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