DROID Incredible Compared with iPhone 4
With the iPhone 4 now being officially released, the real question on everyone’s mind is, “How is it going to stack up against the currently superior DROID Incredible?” Well, we finally have that answer, and it looks like Apple has done it again. The new iPhone 4 packs quite a punch especially considering many of its features are not only comparably better than that of the
Due to Apple’s proprietary software and hardware, DROID Incredible is also outside the realm of possibilities for the DROID Incredible. This isn’t to say that the iPhone 4 is better in every aspect. However, there are many features that the DROID Incredible still offers that the iPhone can’t match.
Even so, it’s been a hard-fought battle up to this point for about the past year regarding market share, but with this new release, I see nothing short of a landslide victory in the coming months. The real competition that the iPhone 4 will now face is the HTC EVO.
A couple of reasons the DROID incredible has seen such a large gain in market share during this period are two reasons. One, the enormous marketing push to show how and why the DROID Incredible was better than the iPhone 3GS, plus the DROID Incredible’s ability to multi-task. Now that Apple’s OS 4 operating system that comes with the iPhone 4 allows multi-tasking, though, the DROID Incredible may not be so “credible” at all. One of the biggest
differences between the two platforms is the number of apps available for each. The iPhone 4 comes with the Apple Store’s 215,000 plus apps, while DROID’s Incredible can only boast around 70,000. A lot of times, this and this alone are why many buyers choose Apple’s phone products versus the DROID’s.
Since you are taking the time to read this, however, I will assume you want a little more info on both to help you make your decision, and that is why we put together a thorough comparison of both platform’s main selling points and features. I hope you find it useful!
Apple is, of course, known for its sleek designs, and the iPhone 4 isn’t going to be the exception. The new phone comes with a stainless steel band that couples as the iPhone 4 antenna is engineered to be 4 times stronger than steel and allows for the extra thin and rigid design. In addition to the stainless steel band, both the front and back are made
with engineered aluminosilicate glass (the same stuff used in high-speed trains and helicopters). The glass is designed to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times stronger than plastic. Also, it’s extremely durable. In comparison, the DROID Incredible… well… it’s plastic. No comparison is needed here; the iPhone has much more curb appeal.
Size and Weight (Dimensions)
The new iPhone 4 weighs in at 4.8 ounces (137 grams) and measures 4.5 inches (H) by 2.31 inches (W) by 0.37 inches (D). The DROID Incredible comparably weighs 4.59 inches (130 grams) and measures 4.63 inches (H) by 2.3 inches (W) by 0.47 inches (D). As you can see, the differences here aren’t that astonishing.
The iPhone 4 dimensions differ slightly in weight, and the depth is considerably thinner than that of the DROID incredible. This is due to many of the internal factors that Apple painstakingly designed to fit perfectly in their new glass metallic casing. However, this really won’t be a factor for most consumers when considering which device to purchase.
Verizon and Alltel use the Dual Band CDMA 2000 system they offer for the DROID Incredible. AT&T will continue its affiliation with the iPhone 4 as expected, operating its GSM/EDGE network. For more detailed differences, please review the article on our website comparing AT&T’s network to Verizon’s.
As for wireless capabilities, both the iPhone 4 and DROID Incredible offer 802.11 b/g/n. Additionally, each also offers Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and I believe the new iPhone 4 will offer wireless tethering via the OS 4 release, which will allow for automatic syncing, much like the MacBook’s and other current Apple devices.
The current cellular carrier, AT&T, probably accounts for the majority of all complaints with the current iPhone 3GS. Some may find this a huge factor in which phone they choose, and AT&T and Apple both know this and thus have made promises to make their network much stronger. This would help resolve the current issues of dropping calls and spotty 3G coverage that users complain of so often.
Even though they may have “promised” to do so, they seem to be dropping the ball on it as those changes have yet to be noticed by the majority of iPhone users. So keep in mind that at this point, if you go with the iPhone 4, you’re probably going to have some of the same encounters with network problems that everyone else is having right now.
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