great device October 14, 2011
Droid Incredible 2 is probably the best phone out there, bar the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 4S. It is small enough to fit into your hand, while its screen is big enough for you to enjoy the beauty of its super LCD.
* 1.2GHz snapdragon does the job VERY well. very snappy and does not lag whatsoever.
* Battery lasts 2 days. TWO DAYS. Just turn off Wifi whenever you're not home. Turn off 3G when you're not browsing.
Rootable, Cyanogenmod supported, GREAT on calls and texting. Cheap, sturdy, no hardware problems. most reliable 3g phone.
10/10 as for quality/price.
very very happy update July 14, 2011
Reviewer: bethany "birds and more birds" (SALEM, NH, United States) -
update this phone is amazing and im i am even happier with it now that i have had it for a few months
i have had this phone for a few weeks after upgrading from a Samsung Rogue...very big difference in technology and in most ways a huge improvement.
my biggest complaint is the touch screen keyboard being so tough even in landscape mode, upright it is impossible...mistake dials & organization so far is not a good time however i love the customization, size & massive storage.
once i am more comfortable with the phone i will update this review...battery life is better than expected depending on what apps you are running.
OS just ok June 3, 2011
Reviewer: J. Hall (SC) -
When I bought this phone I changed both service and phone. I previously had a Palm Pixi, which I liked, but it had so many limitations due to the lack of phone service. The Incredible 2 has a lot of great features, 2 cameras, tons of apps, etc., but the biggest issue I have is that I am constantly restarting the phone because something isn't working properly. I am disappointed in that, but it's a good phone otherwise. I don't think I would buy it again.
Worst phones ever May 2, 2012
I must just have horrible luck but I've had both the Htc Droid Incredible and the Incredible 2.
Both phones worked ok for the first 2 weeks, then they both went to crap. Even after getting a brand new Incredible 2 and clearing/factory resetting the phone multiple times. These phones have a mind of their own, in a horrible way. Keep in mind I never downloaded any sketchy apps, dropped or damaged the phone in any way.
Only good things about this phone was the customer service, but that doesn't do much when the product sucks.
Verizon has good service, and the navigation was very helpful.
"Went to crap" includes:
-texting/calling contacts i did not choose ( not a good thing haha )
-random menus opening
-not turning on
-not receiving calls and getting the voicemail days later
-non responsive screen at times
-random notification noises would go off at random times (with no alarms set, only with the incredible 2) and could not be shut off unless you turned off the phone completely.
I thought I had a lemon the first time around with the Incredible 1 so sent it in under warranty and got another refurbished one, after that one had issues, they sent me a incredible 2 which was running smoothly for about 2 weeks then started glitching even more than the first. I have to say these phones are THE MOST ANNOYING PHONES EVER.
Not going to even attempt to send this one in for a new one.
Getting an iphone!
Horrible reception....dropped way too many calls...useless!!!! January 31, 2012
Reviewer: bootgirl70 "bootgirl70"
After owning this HTC Incredible 2 disaster, I have to forewarn others not to make the same mistake in getting this device. I had my HTC for three months and then it started to go bad....static in calls, oscillating bars of reception, dropped calls, no data connection, you name it. I went through three of these devices in a week and a half. Verizon continued to send me these reconditioned HTCs, when I would call tech support to complain about lack of reception. It was positively horrible. I live within two miles of a tower, so no reason for poor reception. My daughter's 2G Cosmos was getting 4 bars and I was at zero. They had me do all their tricks over and over again, from taking out the battery to data upgrades to dialing *228 and reactivating my phone, but to no avail. My phone seemed to work fine for three months and then it just got progressively worse. I was very careful with it and kept it in a case. I got two more of these "reconditioned" devices sent to me and they were useless. I literally had zero reception. The engineers, from Verizon, were in disbelief. They put a trouble ticket on my line and kept me waiting around for three more weeks and having my calls transferred to my old cellphone, before they finally sent out an Android X2 from Motorola. Fortunately, this Android X2 works for now. All I can say is: buyer beware!
SUCKS!!! January 31, 2012
Reviewer: S. Stephenson (Atlantz, GA United States) -
Verizon replaced my phone last May (2011) after it completely died on me (before going completely dead it had already "rebooted" itself 3 times before which wiped the memory - luckily it was backed up - but still a pain). Anyway, now it is not booting again. This time I can't get a new one because the "replacement" NEW phone only has a 90 day warranty. Now I know why people love their iPhones so much even though they cost more. I am using my old phone until it can upgrade to the iPhone 4.
Old guys first smart phone December 12, 2011
Reviewer: F. White (Columbus, OH) -
I'm 50 and this is my first smart phone so I don't have much to compare it too. I went into Verizon and said I wanted a phone that had a good camera, was intuitive had email and rock solid. He recommended the Incredible 2 that had just come out and it's been a breeze. I figured V2 of a succesful phone wasn't a bad thing. Now I'm bluetoothing my cloud music to my hands free car while Skyping for free to my friend in Switzerland. Crazy stuff
Easy to hold, almost easy to use November 28, 2011
Reviewer: P. Lech (Fullerton, CA United States) -
We have had this phone since September, replacing my wife's flip phone. I set it up for her, downloaded apps from a list of highly recommended apps I had been saving. First result was that battery life went to 4 hours without any significant use. But, after turning off all the constantly-on/push features, battery life is now two-plus days with moderate use. The navigator and bar-code reading shopping apps are handy. I moved all the Verizon crapware apps to far away screens, as they cannot be deleted. Arranging the apps on the screens is easy, once you figure out that Wigets and apps are essentislly the same, just listed separately.
Data usage: we only have a 2GB data package, and do not watch videos, play games online, etc. We find that most of our usage has been on wi-fi at home or out of the home, so the 2GB limitation is not an issue at all. The phone automatically switches between wi-fi and 3g as needed.
Reception is not as good as the old flip phone, but is still acceptable.
Picture quality is much improved over our older phones.
Wife still has problems operating the phone at times, often getting unintended actions like dialing people, deleting the clock widget on the main screen, etc. but I expect that will improve over time. Some apps (Navigator) are difficult to shut down when you are finished, but I believe that is poor app design, not the DINC2's problem.
I plan on getting this same model as soon as Verizon comes out with their shared data plan as $60 a month seems such a waste for such little use (they first talked about this last May, but it is not available yet.) For me the FM radio and overseas capability are significant bonuses.
Much better than I expected October 7, 2011
Reviewer: John Broderick "JB" (Dallas) -
I had the original HTC Incredible and liked it quite a bit, but I was unhappy with the battery life. It's too easy to say the Incredible 2 is the same phone but with a bigger screen and better battery life. While true, the Gingerbread update on Android makes a large difference - the device isn't quite as buggy. Runs very smooth, takes better pictures than the original (both video and stills). To say I am very happy is an understatement. This is my 7th smartphone (had 3 iPhones before) and I thought I would get this phone and start looking for my next phone. The Incredible 2 ended up being that phone. I am that happy with it. Beautiful screen - better battery life - works terrific on my 3G network - no problems to speak of. Good work HTC.
Can't use HTCSense.com September 18, 2011
Reviewer: Zachary's Mom
I love the phone, which I've had for two weeks. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is that one of the features I wanted, HTCSense.com (as written in the Amazon product description), is not supported for the Incredible 2. Product description says
"And you'll be able to pinpoint the location of a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert--even while on "silent" mode--through the htcsense.com web site. If needed, you can also remotely wipe all of the phone's data with a single command in addition to forwarding calls and text messages to a different number."
I tried unsuccessfully to set up this feature on the HTCSense web site, but could not make it work. I finally contacted HTC support, and they emailed this to me: "Unfortunately HTCSense.com services and features are not compatible with the Incredible 2. When signing up for an HTCSense.com account the option for an Incredible 2 will not available."
Too bad I didn't know this before I bought the phone - I would have selected a different one. If not for that, I'd rate it higher.
NIce Phone...that can have big problems August 18, 2011
Received the phone less than a week ago. It is my first smartphone. I found it easy to use compared to my husband's Droid 2. It has a nice slim design and is light compared to other phones on the market. It has a sharp clear and brilliant screen. Typing is suprisingly easy on the soft touch keypad. Mostly because of the auto type correction. Now for the CONS. It has a short battery life. It lasts no longer than 12 hours. If you sync the phone with your FB account and your "Friend" has their phone # starting with a 1, i.e. 1-000-000-0000. It will NEVER let you send them a text message without sending you an error code 34. Some apps automatically make you do a force close when opening or deleting an app. In my case, I was removing it. The force close came up, but wouldn't let me close it. I even removed the battery. I called Verizon, as well as, hTC. I now have to send the phone back. This can not be repaired. Overall, it has the potential of being a very nice phone.
Better than that Other Phone (tm) August 9, 2011
My bf (now husband) got the iPhone 4 about three months ago, and started badgering me to get one. While I enjoyed the interface, ease of controls, and aesthetic of the iPhone, I didn't actually have the 300 dollars to invest in such an item. And then Amazon was selling phones for a penny. I chose the Incredible 2 for its sleek look, the upgradable memory, and good pricing. For a penny, this phone has changed my outlook on a phone! I only charge up once a week (while my husband has to charge everyday.Even with his battery skin). I can surf the net quicker than he can, and have access to a growing collection of apps. It's not 4G-fast, but I live in the middle of nowhere, so that's not a problem. The Google Navigation program is worth the price of admission itself. Just try it!
Lives up to its name once again! August 3, 2011
I've owned the original Incredible since December of 2010, and I absolutely loved it and I told myself, I would never leave HTC. I debated between the Droid 3 and the Inc2 for about 2 months before coming back to HTC, and I am so glad I chose this phone! Its really fast for a single core processor, and it has GINGERBREAD!! Something the Incredible is never going to get. I love the front facing camera, its a really good quality for 1.3 megapixels. I love the casing, its aluminum instead of plastic. And I love how the 4 buttons (home, menu, back and search) are invisible with the screen off. The LED is so much brighter than the original Incredible, and the speaker is amazing. It even has a set of noise canceling microphones! It has the newest version of HTC Sense, and it even packed in a set of picture effects other than the standard Negative, Aqua, Sepia ect.. and overall, I'm pleased with the camera quality! Listening to music, I'm happy with the sound quality.. it even comes with an equilizer! It comes with a 16 gig sd card and thats a huge plus for me! I love the new widgets Gingerbread came with. The battery will drain fairly quickly if you don't know how to handle apps. I love this phone and I would tell anyone to get it!
Thin and light. Almost an iPhone replacement July 18, 2011
Reviewer: Bevo warrior "Hook'em" (Austin Texas USA) -
I lost my Samsung Galaxy phone and I replaced it with the HTC droid incredible 2. At first I was a bit doubtful since I didn't like first Droid Incredible. The second one proven to be a lot thinner and lighter. It is single core but it is responsive. I also bough a Samsung 10.1 Galaxy tablet. I can use the same app on both the tablet and the phone. The phone is as smooth as the tablet. Furthermore, Amazon's price is INCREDIBLE. There is no other sellers or phone can beat Amazon. HTC Sense is also good although I prefer the plain android interface.
Battery lasts 4 hours of non-use! July 5, 2011
Reviewer: Annabanana (Boise, ID United States) -
Love the phone concept, but after a full 24 hour charge, it's dead 4 hours after taking it off the charger. I rec'd one call that went to voice mail during that time, otherwise haven't used it. Went from full charge icon to yellow in this short time. I have to take my charger everywhere and keep it plugged in wherever I go. Would love to actually use this phone, but so far cannot do anything but the very basics due to poor battery life. I gave it 2 stars as the phone itself is wonderful.....if I could only use it.
I love this phone, but... October 23, 2011
Reviewer: Mike in San Diego (San Diego, CA USA) -
I love the Incredible 2. I find myself using it all the time. I do a lot of useful work related stuff on it and I read the news, play games, and watch movies with it. I like the fact that it has a GSM-SIM card for international use and if you buy an App from Amazon, it also installs at no extra charge on your other Android devices - like my Motorola Xoom tablet. Instead of going through the great things it does, I thought I would mention a couple of the things that are less than ideal.
The battery doesn't last through the day, especially if I use Bluetooth and/or GPS. I bought an extended battery with cover on Amazon for about $20 and the problem is resolved. - Try that Iphone users!
I use almost 3 gigabytes of data per month and that is bound to go up now that I have Netflix streaming on it. This isn't really a problem because I got it in time to get the no longer available Verizon unlimited data plan. New users will likely find the lack of unlimited data to be a problem.
I was planning on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth tethering it to my Xoom for use at hotels and in the car. It turns out the Bluetooth is purposely crippled so it won't do a Bluetooth tether. I don't have the knowledge or nerve to root the phone (and/or the Xoom) to make it work. USB tethering would be difficult and inconvenient if it worked, but it doesn't. You can pay Verizon $20 a month for WiFi tethering, but that drops you down to the 2 gigabyte limit and who wants to pay $240 per year plus overages.
The phone is 3G only. Fast enough for the phone; Probably fast enough for a Xoom, but slow for tethering to a computer. Maybe someday an Incredible 3 will be 4G, but the 2 Gigabyte limit will be eaten up even faster.
I like it. July 12, 2011
Reviewer: garyyager (Suwanee, GA United States) -
-4 inch screen is right size. Anything bigger uses too much battery, anything smaller would be hard to read.
-Sense UI is so much better than Motoblur.
-Verizon Bloatware you can't delete.
-No Physical mute button. Actually no Android phone has one, but when you are on 20+ person conference calls the ability to go on/off mute quickly is important.
-screen is slightly inset, the edges stick up.
-speaker phone is not quite as good sounding as my old HTC Eris.
This is a good phone with a few minor issues.
A brilliant star in the android universe. June 22, 2011
Reviewer: B. Griffith
So I got this phone after making a paper weight out of my Droid X, and from day one it has been a joy to have. The second generation 1Ghz(Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor) processor powering this beast keeps up all the multitasking and work flowing like a river. Its accompanied by a hefty 768mb of ram which keeps everything running smoothly. The front and back facing cameras are there for all your moments you want to record or snap with a flurry of options and editing tools to use. HTC sense ( HTC's costume skin atop android 2.2.1) is a nice feature, but some might prefer a stock android experience. The lack of 4G might make you sad, but one bonus you get with not having 4G is a better battery life. The screen is crisp and beautiful and vibrant with excellent viewing angles, and it's also extremely responsive. One really negative thing I have to say is all the bloat ware on the phone. A total of 15 apps are there that you cant remove which is a real shame. Other than that blemish Id have to say that the Droid Incredible 2 is a solid 3G phone and one of the best 3G phones on the market.
I love the phone June 19, 2011
I bought this phone from wirefly.com for $1.99. Its been sold by amazon for $0.00. If you buy it from verizon.com they charge you $199.99 for the phone. Anyways, I got a free activation when i switched to verizon from Att. The phone is really nice. 3G works well on this phone.
Pros: voice recognition, smooth pinch zoom in and out, looks good just like an iphone from the front, rear and front camera(however i have not found any way of using the front camera as no app supports it right now but am sure they will be coming up with some app soon where one can use the front camera.)
Cons: Using 3G uses alot of battery and you might have charge your phone twice a day if you use the phone alot(using more of the wifi when available shud eliminate the problem just a bit). i think the camera out is not as good as the iphone( but not by much). Still i would give the phone a 5 star because its a great smartphone for a great price value.
Not reliable May 1, 2013
Reviewer: KimmyDawn (Salt Lake City, UT) -
I have already replaced my Incredible 2 through Verizon's insurance program, which I pay extra for but never will again after that experience. That's a separate issue though. Having already replaced it for software issues, you'd think it would at least last until the end of my 2-year agreement. No such luck. 16 months after signing an agreement on my original Incredible 2, and only 6 months after replacing it, my facebook app constantly force closes on me, and now the entire phone has begun shutting off on its own and will not start again until I remove the battery for a minute.
Also, being that this phone does not have the same name recognition as, say, the Galaxy S3, Google seems to have forgotten it altogether. No more updates. A phone that was a brand new model 18 months ago (and which I've paid good money for) is now a dinosaur. Save your money and wait for the Galaxy S4.