LG Revoltion vs HTC Droid Incredible 2 – Full Specs Compared
LG Revolution is the third 4G phone to Verizon’s 4G-LTE Network. Revolution is the first 4G phone by LG that was announced way back in January at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. The Revolution sports a 4.3″ TFT display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16GB internal memory, 5 MP camera and powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) with LG’s own UI. It carries a price tag of $250 with a new 2 year contract. Droid Incredible 2 is the first Droid series phone by HTC for Verizon’s CDMA network. It features a 4″ super LCD display, 1GHz next generation Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera, 16GB memory and carries a price tag of $200 with a new 2 year contract. Both LG Revoltion and Droid Incredible 2 by HTC have used the same OS, Android 2.2 (Froyo) with their individual custom skin; revolution uses LG UI and Droid Incredible 2 has HTC Sense for UI. So, what Revolution offers the users for the aditional dollars they pay? Revolution offers a larger display (4.3″) – but it’s not Super LCD like the one used in Droid Incredible 2, faster Bluetooth connectivity supported by v3.0, slightly better battery life and the 4G network compatibility. While Droid Incredible 2 is a 3G CDMA phone LG’s Revolution is a 4G phone. Though Revolution has nothing much to offer, you can be happy that you have a phone capable of running on next generation network. However, Droid Incredible 2 though not 4G compatible it has the global roaming feature.
Verizon claims that its 4G network is 10 times faster than its 3G network. However currently LTE can offer a download speed of 5 – 12 Mbps. Revolution can share its 4G connectivity with 8 other Wi-Fi enabled devices by acting as a mobile hotspot.
LG Revolution (VS910) is the first smartphone from LG house to work on Verizon’s 4G-LTE network. It has a 4.3” TFT touchscreen, 1GHz processor with a front facing camera to let you video chat. The main camera on the back has 5 megapixel sensor with features like autofocus, HD camcorder and LED flash. The phone runs Android 2.2 with LG’s custom skin; LG UI. Android platform has integrated flash player for seamless browsing experience. It can act as a mobile hotspot and share its 4G connection with 8 other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The phone has dimensions of 128x67x13.2mm and weighing 172g. The TFT display used in the device gives a resolution of 480×800 pixels which is fairly bright and clear, but not very impressive when compared to some of the latest displays. Revolution has all standard features of a smartphone such as proximity sensor, gyro sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack at the top and accelerometer.
The phone has a huge internal memory of 16 GB, enough for those who like to keep heavy media files. Even this can be expanded to 32 GB using micro SD cards. There are two cameras with the rear being 5 Mp, auto focus with LED flash, capable of recording HD videos in 720p. The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, HDMI, mobile hotspot (connects up to 8 devices), GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP+EDR.
Revolution comes preloaded with NetFlix, and its SmartShare feature allows the user to share media with friends using DLNA. Revolution is packed with 1500mAh battery that gives a decent talk time of 7 hr and 15 min.
HTC Droid Incredible 2
HTC Droid Incredible 2 (US version of Incredible S) 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, 16GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera with dual Xenon flash that can capture HD video at 720p, 1.3MP camera at the front for video chat. 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 it was released in April 2011 with a price tag of $ 200 with a 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 LG Revoltion vs HTC Droid Incredible 2
• Droid Incredible 2 by HTC is a 3G -CDMA phone while Revolution connects to Verizon’s superfast 4G-LTE network.
• Droid Incredible 2 has a better a display though it is small in size (4″ super LCD) compared to that of Revolution (4.3″ TFT)
• Droid Incredible 2 has a better camera – 8 MP with dual Xenon flash while it’s 5MP with LED flash in Revolution.
• Revolution supports latest Bluetooth version (v3.0) whereas Droid Incredible 2 supports only v2.1
• Revolution provides a little longer talk time (7hr 15min) than Droid Incredible 2 (6hr 30min)
• Droid Incredible 2 has a solid 768MB RAM while it’s 512MB in Revolution.
• Droid Incredible 2 is slimmer (0.48″) and lighter (4.77oz) than LG’s Revolution (0.52″ & 6.06oz).