HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

7.4/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE's screen is 4 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8960 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1700 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 18.5 days standby time, 575 minutes (2G).

A poorly named device that manages to squeeze a surprising amount of power into a relatively small frame.

- Chris Velazco , TechCrunch 

Reviews summary

Based on 22 reviews

The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE sits somewhere in the middle of Verizon’s LTE smartphone lineup and comes with mid-range features like a 4-inch qHD screen, a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. A 1,700mAh battery gives up to a full day’s worth of heavy use or about 10 hours of video playback per charge.

On the downside, reviewers noted poor performance for both the processor and the touchscreen.

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Need to Know: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE

1. 4G LTE capabilities. (The Good)

2. Bundled with Beats Audio. (The Good)

3. Touchscreen display offers sub-HD resolution. (The Bad)

4. Internal storage is limited to just 8GB. (The Bad)

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)

Droid Life

Really good camera and priced reasonably but display is not good

from Droid Life

With no reason to beat around the bush, I’ll just come out and say it directly – this phone is a mid to low-tier Android device that you shouldn’t waste your time with. Verizon chose to pass on the One Series and instead gave HTC fans this. It’s specs aren’t enough to make it a powerhouse, and the build quality is so iffy and cheap, that I’d be afraid to attach 2 years of my life to it. It’s $149 from Verizon, but you can pick up the Galaxy S3 for $50 more and hang out with the Android device of the year. It’s battery life is great, as is the camera, but those aren’t big e... Full review


A fast dual-core processor and LTE into a 4-inch smartphone thereby creating the fastest device at that size

from BitBitByte

There’s no doubt that the I4GLTE’s smaller 4″ display is going to turn a lot of people off who’ve become accustomed to gigantic smartphones. But, there’s still a very loyal customer base that have not (and perhaps never will) find the joy in using a device that at many times requires two hands to operate and do basic tasks. For those people, the I4GLTE is the perfect device – fast, powerful and efficient. If you’re the type who could swing either way, we still recommend you at least look at the I4GLTE. It’s not the most powerful. It’s ce... Full review


The Droid Incredible 4G LTE looks the same, but packs updated internals

from GottaBeMobile
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE is a good phone, but users who don’t desire a small 4-inch display should be sure to look at the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers a better experience for just $50 more. If size is a major factor, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE is a worthy phone, and thanks to the 4G LTE connectivity, one I can recommend for many users, even with a two-year contract ahead... Full review

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE may not be a favorite phone, but it is still a good phone

from Geek

If the Droid Incredible 4G LTE had come to Verizon Wireless two months ago when the One X came to AT&T, I expect that this phone would have flown off the shelf. As it stands right now, with Android 4.1 on the way for the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S3 already on Verizon, I would have a hard time recommending this phone to anyone who was interested in “the best phone”. Fortunately for the Incredible 4G, the phone is at least $50 cheaper than the Galaxy S3 and is far more powerful than the Galaxy Nexus when it comes to processor and camera quality. At $150 on a new contract, the HTC Droid... Full review


Pocket-friendly build with eye-catching visual design and a solid network performance

from Pocketnow

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE takes what’s great about the Incredible brand’s legacy and makes it better, while minimizing the shortcomings of the devices that came before it. It’ll seem a little pricy to customers shopping on the spec sheet alone, and not everyone will be a fan of its smaller stature in this age of jumbo-phones. But don’t let its small size fool you: the Droid Incredible 4G LTE is a wonderfully capable smart phone. If it helps you to think of it as a pared-down HTC One X, that’s somewhat accurate- but more importantly, it’s a great device at a great price that go... Full review


Powerful hardware, LTE network connectivity, and good software experience

from GSMArena

There is plenty to fall for when you look at the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. The smartphone has essentially carved a niche in the US market, which is yet to be explored by the competition.

There are still plenty of people out there (including some in our office), who believe that any screen larger than 4" is simply pushing the envelope a bit too far. If you are among them, the DROID Incredible 4G LTE seems like a smartphone perfectly tailored to your needs.

Of course, the smartphone isn't without its issues. Our biggest beef with the device comes from what Verizon Wireless has... Full review


Fast speeds and solid performance

from Complex

HTC’s third-gen Incredible phone redeems the franchise by tackling the opportunities its predecessor failed to bank on, while taking advantage of Androind 4.0 and Sense 4.0. LTE speeds were impressive, and so was the call quality and the 8MP shooter. But it’s quite bewildering to see HTC diminish one of its most revered mobile franchises, let alone its biggest Verizon one, by releasing a mid-level device. It’s been over a year since we’ve seen a premium HTC phone on Verizon, and we might have to hold our breath till the holiday season to see one. But for anyone seeki... Full review


A high-end smartphone in a smaller package

from Techland
At $150 with a two-year contract, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE aspires to be a high-end smartphone in a smaller package. On specs and software, the phone achieves that goal, but the slightly lower price is all too evident in the phone’s design and compromised storage. An extra $50 of build materials might have made this phone great. Instead, it’s a decent option in a woefully uncrowded field of smaller, high-end smartphones... Full review

The styling gives the impression that the Droid formula has been recycled one too many times

from Wired
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE left me with mixed emotions. The 4-inch display is welcome, the price is good and performance is admirable. But I can’t help but feel that HTC and Verizon took the easiest, most cost-effective route here, delivering the slightest tweaks to an old formula and an unspired update to an aging design. The result is a Droid Incredible 4G LTE that simply doesn’t fully live up to the incredible name... Full review
Android Police

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Review: DROID Doesn't

from Android Police
Is there an audience for it? Sure. People that demand a smaller smartphone, people who believe "DROID" means anything, and people who can delude themselves into thinking saving money up front by buying mid-range hardware is "smart." It's not. Cost of 2 years of Verizon service aside, you'll likely end up replacing this cheaply built phone before your upgrade cycle comes due. As for lovers of small phones, let's face it: if you really want a small Android phone with 4G, a microSD card, and a removable battery, I doubt anything I say here is going to stop you from buying this... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date July 5, 2012
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8960 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.799 W/kg
Body: 1.05 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1700 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
575 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 18.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.2 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm
(4.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 132 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Windows Live, Hotmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Panorama
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, HTC Watch, Dropbox, Google Play, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Droid Incredible 3

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