Difference Between HTC Droid Incredible 2 and iPhone 4

HTC Droid Incredible 2 vs iPhone 4 – Full Specs Compared

HTC Droid Incredible 2 and iPhone 4 are both sharing Verizon’s CDMA network and HTC Droid Incredible 2 is another competitor for iPhone 4 from HTC family. Already HTC Thunderbolt is giving a stiff competition to iPhone 4. HTC Droid Incredible 2 is also built with the same next generation 1GHz processor as like HTC Thunderbolt, which is very fast. In fact HTC Droid Incredible 2 is the US version of Incredible S, HTC’s flagship handset at the MWC 2011 in Barcelona. Incredible 2 is the US version of HTC Incredible S, which is for global market. It will join the Verizon’s red eye Droid series with Samsung Droid Charge. Verizon is using the red eye logo to differentiate them from Motorola Droid handsets. Talking about differences, everything is different, from hardware to software they are very much different.

HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2 features a faster next generation 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor (the same processor used in HTC ThunderBolt), 4 inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) super LCD display, 768MB RAM, 8MP rear camera with dual Xenon flash that can capture HD video at 720p. The super LCD display is very clear and produce vivid colors, better than the display of the previous Incredible. On the design side, it is similar to HTC Incredible S, there is no physical button in the front. The on screen button rotates when you change to landscape.

For connectivity it has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer and a microUSB port available on the left side edge.

The other features include surround sound environment via SRS WOW HD, Bluetooth A2DP for wireless stereo headset,DLNA, GPS with preloaded maps and unified inbox for all email accounts.

The phone runs Android 2.2.1 with HTC Sense, but the operating system is upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). HTC Sense offers 7 homescreens that can be customized.

It’s a world phone with the capability to roam globally, so you can carry this phone when you go outside US.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 is another addition to Verizon’s Droid series and HTC Droid Incredible 2 release is marked for late April 2011 with a price tag of $ 199 for 2 year new contract.

iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has an attractive design and a beautiful display that no one can deny, and it’s slimmer compared to HTC Incredible 2. It features a 3.5 inches LED backlit Retina display with higher resolution (960 ×640 pixels). The touchscreen is highly sensitive and scratch resistant. iPhone 4 is powered by 1GHz A4 processor, 512 MB RAM, internal memory options of 16 or 32 GB and dual camera, 5 megapixel 5x digital zoom camera at the rear with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel camera at the front for video calling.

The iOS version for Verizon iPhone 4 is iOS 4.2.6. It’s not compatible with the newest version iOS 4.3.1. The good thing is it has USB tethering and mobile hotspot features. The web browser is Safari, but it does not support Adobe flash player while Android 2.2 supports Adobe Flash Player 10.2.

For connectivity, there is Bluetooth v2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.1b/g/n at 2.4 GHz.

The smartphone is available in black and white colors in candy bar form. It has dimensions of 15.2 x 48.6 x 9.3 mm and weighs just 137g. iPhone 4s front and back glass design though acclaimed for its beauty had criticism of cracking when dropped. To overcome the criticism of display fragility, Apple has given a solution with vibrant color bumpers. It comes in six colors: white, black, blue, green, orange or pink.

The iPhone 4 CDMA model is available with Verizon for $200 (16 GB) and $ 300 (32 GB) on new 2 year contract. And a data plan is also required for web based applications. The data plan starts at $20 monthly access (2GB allowance).

Comparison of Specifications
HTC Droid Incredible 2 vs iPhone 4
 DesignHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Form FactorCandy BarCandy bar
KeyboardOn-ScreenVirtual Full QWERTY
Dimension4.75 x 2.52 x 0.48 in115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight4.77 oz137 g
Body ColorBlackWhite, Black
 DisplayHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Size4 inches3.5 inches
ResolutionWVGA (800 x 480)960 x 640
Features16M color, Capacitive multi--touch16M color, Oleophobic coated, scratch resistance
SensorsAccelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensorThree axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
 Operating SystemHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
PlatformAndroid 2.2Apple iOS 4.2.1 (upgradeable to iOS 5)
UIHTC Sense 2.0Apple
BrowserAndroid WebKitSafari
Java/Adobe FlashAdobe Flash Player 10.1JavaScript
 ProcessorHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
ModelQualcomm MSM 8655 SnapdragonApple A4
Speed1 GHz1 GHz
 MemoryHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
RAM768 MB512 MB
Included16 GB16 GB/32 GB
ExpansionUp to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)No card Slot
 CameraHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Resolution8 MP5.0 mega pixels
FlashDual XenonLED
Focus, ZoomAuto, DigitalAuto, Digital, tap focus
Video Capture720p@30fps720p HD
FeaturesDouble microphones, Geo tagging, Image stabilization
Secondary camera1.3 MP VGAThree axis gyro, Accelerometor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
 EntertainmentHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
AudioSRS Virtual Surround Sound, File Formats: AAC, MP3, OGG, MID, WAV, and WMA9AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
VideoVerizon V cast; File formats H.263, H.264, and WMV9H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG
GamingGame Center
FM RadioNo but Tunein Internet Radio App
 BatteryHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Type CapacityLi-ionLi-ion non-removable battery; 1420 mAh
Talktime390minup to 14 hrs (2G), up to 7 hrs (3G)
Standby361 hoursmax 500 hrs
 Mail and MessagingHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
MailPOP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail,Gmail,Email
MessagingWindows Live, AOLMMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)
 ConnectivityHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n. n at 2.4 kHz only
Wi-Fi HotspotYes, connect up to 5devicesGSM model with upgrade to iOS 4.3, CDMA model
Bluetoothv2.1+EDRv2.1+EDR
USB2.0 High SpeedYes, connect via 30 pin dock adapter
HDMINoNo
DLNANoNo
 Location ServiceHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
MapsGoogle MapsGoogle Maps
GPSA-GPS with NavigationA-GPS
Lost-Theft ProtectionFind my Phone
 Network SupportHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
2G/3GGSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA & CDMAGSM/UMTS or CDMA
4GNoNo
 ApplicationsHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
AppsAndroid market, Integrated Google Mobile ServiceApple Apps Store, iTunes
Social NetworksFriendStream, Facebook, Twitter, FlickrFacebook, Twitter, SNS
Voice CallingSkype,Viber
Video CallingSkype,Tango,QiK
FeaturedBlockbusterAirPrint, AirPlay, Find my iPhone
 Business MobilityHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
Remote VPNYes , CISCO Anyconnect,Juniper JunOS Pulse
Corporate MailMicrosoft Exchange ServerYes,Active Sync
Corporate DirectoryYes with CISCO JabberYes
Video ConferencingYes with CISCO WebEx
Other FeaturesJoin.Me,Goto Meeting
 SecurityHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
 MobileMe,Password Protected home screen
 Additional FeaturesHTC Droid Incredible 2iPhone 4
 International roamingiBook, iMovie, FaceTime, Multiple language support, Mobile hotspot - no support in GSM model, connects up to 5 devices in CDMA model