Apple iPhone 4 vs HTC Droid Incredible – Preview

Android 2.2 aka Froyo is out already and we can expect the same to hit the HTC Incredible sometime in the future. But keeping aside the software aspect, here is how the iPhone 4 stands against the HTC Droid Incredible. Verizon did superb with the original Motorola Droid (also known as Milestone) and it still happens to be the best selling Android device out there. Minus the physical keyboard and add HTC to the mix and we get the Droid Incredible. This one turned out to be a popular alternative to the 3GS or the Miletstone, but are things changing with the new iPhone 4th generation? The Incredible brings in a lot of additional things like a FM radio, 8MP camera and support for Adobe Flash. On UI side, HTC has its Sense UI that comes in again and it is getting better by the day. The iOS has added crucial elements like multitasking to its inventory now, but guess the Incredible might just be able to hold off for Verizon.

HTC is a fierce competitor for Apple and perhaps the biggest manufacturer of Windows Mobile and Android. The heat between HTC and Apple has been such that suit and counter suits have been filed wrt to patent disputes between the two companies. If there is something that steals the show from Cupertino, its Android powered HTC devices out there. With the latest Froyo build and superior hardware specs, the fight goes close enough. Does the App Store make a difference is perhaps a question to ask. Guess we will wait for a hands-on before passing a judgment on this!

iPhone 4 vs HTC Incredible (Specs):

Feature iPhone 4 HTC Incredible
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

OS iOS 4.0 Android OS v2.1 (Eclair)
Display 3.5? Retina Display (Capacitive)960×640/ 326 ppi
Multi Touch
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
16M colors 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
Sense UI, Multi-touch, Accelerometer sensor,
Proximity sensor
Camera 5MP camera,LED FlashHD video recording 720p (@30fps)
FaceTime video calling over WiFi
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels,
autofocus, LED flash,
Geo tagging
EDGE HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps
Internet Browser Mobile Safari (more via App Store) Full HTML SupportFlash Lite
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email,Push Email SMS(threaded view), MMS,Email, Push Email, IM
FM no Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Processor Apple A4, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD82501 GHz processor
GPS AGPS, Google Maps A-GPS
Battery unknown Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Colours Black / White Gray / Black
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 AD2PWiFi b/g/n Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DPWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Memory 16GB / 32GB internal 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM8 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32GB
Weight 137g 130 gms
Others
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyro Axis
  • Proximity Sensor
  • App Store (200k+ apps)
  • Noice cancelation Mic
  • MicroSIM only
  • Scrach resistant front / back glass
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Document viewer
  • Dedicated search key
  • Optical Track Pad
  • Android Market (50k+ apps)
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer

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