Mar 14 AT 9:56 AM Sean Riley 39 Comments

HTC Incredible 2 poses for some candids with its Verizon branding

The original HTC Droid Incredible was a big hit for Verizon last Spring, there were recurring shortages as you may recall, and although it was eclipsed in the specs department by the Droid X after just a few months on the market it remained a favorite for many Verizon customers.

We saw the the HTC Incredible S unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress and weren’t certain at the time if Verizon would be getting the same hardware (with a CDMA radio) or whether there would be some tweaks for Big Red. Based on the photos and the source that provided them to Android Spin we can expect a carbon copy of the Incredible S.

HTC Incredible 2 Specs as reported:

  • 4.0” Super LCD WVGA
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) w/ Sense
  • 8MP camera w/ flash
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • 1Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 768mb of RAM
  • 1450mAh battery

In the cavalcade of upcoming Verizon phones that we posted Friday you all seemed pretty lukewarm on anything not running a dual-core processor, but for you HTC faithful with no dual-core phones on the horizon is there anything that would get you to bite on the Incredible 2 or are you drawing the line at not getting LTE or dual-core? The one “advantage” that stands out for the Incredible 2 in my mind is its size, which at 4″ may appeal to the average user more than the pocket distending 4.3″ of the Thunderbolt.

Verizon HTC Incredible 2 Front View Verizon HTC Incredible 2 Back View Verizon HTC Incredible 2 Front Facing Camera

Source: Android Spin

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • AndyH_STi

    I wish T-Mobile was carrying this phone…

    • http://Website UMA Fan

      Well the bands for the international version are compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G/4G. So if you order the Incredible S online and pop your sim card in you’re in business.

    • http://Website Miranda

      i think my iPhone 3GS is much better than this craphone!!!

      • IceCrush

        And thats why you came to check it out, right ? LOL

      • http://Website Edwinnnn

        LOL you wish, I guess you couldn’t even get an iPhone 4 hahaha.

      • http://Website the helping hand

        Miranda wrote

        “i think my iPhone 3GS is much better than this craphone!!!”

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          Miranda wrote

          “i think my iPhone 3GS is much better than this craphone!!!”

  • http://Website fanboynot

    Just got this phone in the UK.

    I know that it hasnt got dual core but its very snappy, no lag and a pleasure to use.

    4 inch size just about right and feels more substantial than the sammys.

    I do not think that most users will need dual core until the end of this year when everything is optimized for it, ie ice cream etc

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Great feedback and a good point that you can have a very positive experience with a phone without chasing specs.

    • http://Website mikeHANEL

      How is the battery life? That is the only thing that still bothers me about my DINC. I like the bump in screen size and front camera… why did they lose the optical joystick? It is very useful when typing

      • http://Website Fanboynot

        Seems to be much better. Still cycling battery and on draining/charging but getting much more use than DHD.

        Very impressive all round package

    • http://Website Peter

      > 4 inch size just about right and feels more substantial >

      I told my GF bout this but she said NO WAY!
      Then i told her its a phone display.
      She said okay then…

  • http://Website jkeene81

    I know that most apps and programs are not optimized for dual core phones but if I am going to be stuck with a phone for two years the purchase of this phone will put me behind the 8ball at the end of the year. Its not a matter of having to have the best tech but this very slight refresh doesn’t seem worth it from my current Inc.

    • IceCrush

      By the rate the tech is moving now, any phone you will buy will be outdated by a period of max 12 months.

      And btw, ofc to your Inc. , its not worth the upgrade.

  • http://Website Nate957

    Question: when a dual-core processor is clocked at 1 ghz, does that mean each one of the two processors runs at 1 ghz, or is the processor running at 1 ghz when you combine the two mini processors?

    I’m asking this, because although I’m aware that dual-core processors have better battery life, I’m not sure if they’re actually faster when they have the same ghz clock speed as a single-core processor.

    • http://Website Tyler

      They are two 1ghz processors that work in conjunction with each other and they are significantly faster than single core processors.

      • http://Website Jon

        Thats mostly true. Dual core phones can maintain their snappiness better while more apps are simultaneously running because they have two processor cores to allocate threads to. If you are running a single app though that wasn’t programed to take advantage of two processors, then you won’t be getting any benefits out of the extra processor.

  • Jason

    Was excited about this phone until specs came out. As the owner of a Droid1 that has gotten slow as snot I am NOT interested in a single core phone that is a mere 400mhz faster than my proc.

    LTE is cool but MY upgrade will be waiting for a Dual-Proc, LTE handset; not Moto necessarily but HTC will have to do better than this IMHO for me to be interested.

    • http://Website Jon

      Your Moto Droid should be rooted and clocked to 800mhz+ right now and you wouldn’t be complaining about speed, I’m still rocking a good old Droid 1 right now. 8)

      • http://Website adryan

        While im in the same boat still rocking orginal droid overclocked some more memory plus more ram would a nice improvement to my droid. So im not really looking at this phone even though its a really nice phone i too am going to jump on the dual core boat unless reviews for the Thunderbolt persuade me otherwise

  • http://Website aaron

    Can someone please tell me why this thing doesn’t have a duel core?!

    • http://Website Jon

      What?! Two processor cores fighting each other! Because that ridiculous thats why!

  • http://Website 野外で寝る人も

    incredible ugly

  • http://Website Ben Johnson, GA

    Hi noo..folks.
    Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
    Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
    Keep it up.

    cheers, Ben
    sent from my iPad 2

    • http://Website Edwinnnn

      Oh crap, I didn’t know iPad 2 users could still type with all the screen bleeding in the way ;)

    • http://Website Dion O.

      Enjoy your over-sized Iphone minus the iPhone capabilities. While I enjoy a true tablet OS and not something that’s just blown up from my phone.

      Cheers,
      Idiot

    • http://Website the helping hand

      Ben Johnson, GA wrote

      “Hi noo..folks.
      Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
      Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
      Keep it up.

      cheers, Ben
      sent from my iPad 2″

      • http://Website î

        Ben Johnson, GA wrote

        “Hi noo..folks.
        Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
        Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
        Keep it up.

        cheers, Ben
        sent from my iPad 2″

  • http://Website abe frooman

    Taylor this was my favorite app forever. It seems your getting a little slow on the news I need and less of it as well. Come on buddy pick it up. AFL

    • http://Website adryan

      Give taylor and clark a break. They are probably recouperating(sorry if i spelled that wrong) from organizing the big team android party. Probably all hung over from the free beer(JK). Anywho im sure they will back to there old selves soon. But seriously that was one awsome party.

  • http://Website drone3

    Would love a full review of the “Incredible S”.

    It’s actually top on my list atm, only hesitation is the “Pyramid” on the horizon.

    p.s. – Agree with Abe, i used to come to this site daily, but news is quite slow for the last few months.

  • http://Website Xtina-Annabelle

    HTCrap Incredible 2 is a phone for morons.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    Can’t wait until CTIA. Maybe the good folks at androidandme.com will get off their asses then and post more than one article every few days. This site has become a big snooze.

  • http://Website julian

    whats the difference between this phone and the desire hd? (besides the slightly smaller screen)

  • http://Website bullchicken

    Anyone know what the live wallpaper is on this? it looks quite cool

  • http://Website lim3y bastard
  • http://www.desirehire.com Frank L.

    Honestly you have to love trolls, Especially apple trolls.. Get over it your Jim Jones wanna be innovator, who steals everyones tech is committing suicide with his outdated stale re-run crap devices.. My opinion, Time to bail out of the compound because it looks like the next batch of punch is for you trolls… lol

  • http://www.fark.com gameshowhost

    “…which at 4″ may appeal to the average user more than the pocket distending 4.3″ of the Thunderbolt.”

    =\

    0.3″ longer and it’s suddenly towering out of one’s pocket?

  • http://Website Marke

    I understand that the new Droid Incredible 2 has a larger touch screen, but how do the over all dimensions of the new DI2 compare to the size of the original? That will help me decide whether or not I will buy this phone, as I don’t like the large size of the Thunderbolt in my hand.

  1. I wish T-Mobile was carrying this phone…

  2. fanboynotGuest 4 years ago

    Just got this phone in the UK.

    I know that it hasnt got dual core but its very snappy, no lag and a pleasure to use.

    4 inch size just about right and feels more substantial than the sammys.

    I do not think that most users will need dual core until the end of this year when everything is optimized for it, ie ice cream etc

    • Great feedback and a good point that you can have a very positive experience with a phone without chasing specs.

    • mikeHANELGuest 4 years ago

      How is the battery life? That is the only thing that still bothers me about my DINC. I like the bump in screen size and front camera… why did they lose the optical joystick? It is very useful when typing

      • FanboynotGuest 4 years ago

        Seems to be much better. Still cycling battery and on draining/charging but getting much more use than DHD.

        Very impressive all round package

    • PeterGuest 4 years ago

      > 4 inch size just about right and feels more substantial >

      I told my GF bout this but she said NO WAY!
      Then i told her its a phone display.
      She said okay then…

  3. jkeene81Guest 4 years ago

    I know that most apps and programs are not optimized for dual core phones but if I am going to be stuck with a phone for two years the purchase of this phone will put me behind the 8ball at the end of the year. Its not a matter of having to have the best tech but this very slight refresh doesn’t seem worth it from my current Inc.

    • By the rate the tech is moving now, any phone you will buy will be outdated by a period of max 12 months.

      And btw, ofc to your Inc. , its not worth the upgrade.

  4. Nate957Guest 4 years ago

    Question: when a dual-core processor is clocked at 1 ghz, does that mean each one of the two processors runs at 1 ghz, or is the processor running at 1 ghz when you combine the two mini processors?

    I’m asking this, because although I’m aware that dual-core processors have better battery life, I’m not sure if they’re actually faster when they have the same ghz clock speed as a single-core processor.

    • TylerGuest 4 years ago

      They are two 1ghz processors that work in conjunction with each other and they are significantly faster than single core processors.

      • JonGuest 4 years ago

        Thats mostly true. Dual core phones can maintain their snappiness better while more apps are simultaneously running because they have two processor cores to allocate threads to. If you are running a single app though that wasn’t programed to take advantage of two processors, then you won’t be getting any benefits out of the extra processor.

  5. Was excited about this phone until specs came out. As the owner of a Droid1 that has gotten slow as snot I am NOT interested in a single core phone that is a mere 400mhz faster than my proc.

    LTE is cool but MY upgrade will be waiting for a Dual-Proc, LTE handset; not Moto necessarily but HTC will have to do better than this IMHO for me to be interested.

    • JonGuest 4 years ago

      Your Moto Droid should be rooted and clocked to 800mhz+ right now and you wouldn’t be complaining about speed, I’m still rocking a good old Droid 1 right now. 8)

      • adryanGuest 4 years ago

        While im in the same boat still rocking orginal droid overclocked some more memory plus more ram would a nice improvement to my droid. So im not really looking at this phone even though its a really nice phone i too am going to jump on the dual core boat unless reviews for the Thunderbolt persuade me otherwise

  6. aaronGuest 4 years ago

    Can someone please tell me why this thing doesn’t have a duel core?!

  7. 野外で寝る人もGuest 4 years ago

    incredible ugly

  8. Ben Johnson, GAGuest 4 years ago

    Hi noo..folks.
    Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
    Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
    Keep it up.

    cheers, Ben
    sent from my iPad 2

    • EdwinnnnGuest 4 years ago

      Oh crap, I didn’t know iPad 2 users could still type with all the screen bleeding in the way ;)

    • Dion O.Guest 4 years ago

      Enjoy your over-sized Iphone minus the iPhone capabilities. While I enjoy a true tablet OS and not something that’s just blown up from my phone.

      Cheers,
      Idiot

    • the helping handGuest 4 years ago

      Ben Johnson, GA wrote

      “Hi noo..folks.
      Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
      Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
      Keep it up.

      cheers, Ben
      sent from my iPad 2″

      • îGuest 4 years ago

        Ben Johnson, GA wrote

        “Hi noo..folks.
        Have to say im enjoying my new iPad 2 from world leader Apple Inc.!!!
        Boy, its such a fantastic device, your old and outdated wannabetablets really pale in comparison!
        Keep it up.

        cheers, Ben
        sent from my iPad 2″

  9. abe froomanGuest 4 years ago

    Taylor this was my favorite app forever. It seems your getting a little slow on the news I need and less of it as well. Come on buddy pick it up. AFL

    • adryanGuest 4 years ago

      Give taylor and clark a break. They are probably recouperating(sorry if i spelled that wrong) from organizing the big team android party. Probably all hung over from the free beer(JK). Anywho im sure they will back to there old selves soon. But seriously that was one awsome party.

  10. drone3Guest 4 years ago

    Would love a full review of the “Incredible S”.

    It’s actually top on my list atm, only hesitation is the “Pyramid” on the horizon.

    p.s. – Agree with Abe, i used to come to this site daily, but news is quite slow for the last few months.

  11. Xtina-AnnabelleGuest 4 years ago

    HTCrap Incredible 2 is a phone for morons.

  12. Paul AtreidesGuest 4 years ago

    Can’t wait until CTIA. Maybe the good folks at androidandme.com will get off their asses then and post more than one article every few days. This site has become a big snooze.

  13. julianGuest 4 years ago

    whats the difference between this phone and the desire hd? (besides the slightly smaller screen)

  14. bullchickenGuest 4 years ago

    Anyone know what the live wallpaper is on this? it looks quite cool

  15. lim3y bastardGuest 4 years ago

    shitfone

  16. Frank L.Guest 4 years ago

    Honestly you have to love trolls, Especially apple trolls.. Get over it your Jim Jones wanna be innovator, who steals everyones tech is committing suicide with his outdated stale re-run crap devices.. My opinion, Time to bail out of the compound because it looks like the next batch of punch is for you trolls… lol

  17. gameshowhostGuest 4 years ago

    “…which at 4″ may appeal to the average user more than the pocket distending 4.3″ of the Thunderbolt.”

    =\

    0.3″ longer and it’s suddenly towering out of one’s pocket?

  18. MarkeGuest 4 years ago

    I understand that the new Droid Incredible 2 has a larger touch screen, but how do the over all dimensions of the new DI2 compare to the size of the original? That will help me decide whether or not I will buy this phone, as I don’t like the large size of the Thunderbolt in my hand.