Smartphone Wars: HTC Incredible vs. iPhone 4

With Apple’s latest Smartphone; the new iPhone released a couple of months ago, we had the prizefighters’ face-off in the Android vs. iPhone rounds and couldn’t help wondering how the iPhone would fare against the top contenders. Incredibly, the iPhone packs quite a punch and surpassed the Droid Incredible in many fields through iPhone vs. incredible stage. Before starting off an Android vs. iPhone fight, we will first start off with a nice Android vs. iPhone comparison.

Full Phone Specifications of HTC Droid Incredible Full Phone Specifications of iPhone 4
Network: 2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900 Network: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Size: Dimensions 117.5 x 58.5 x 11.9 mm Size: Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
Weight: 130 g Weight: 137 g


AMOLED capacitive touch screen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touch screen
16M colors 16M colors
Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches Size: 640 x 960 pixels, 3.5 inches
HTC Sense UI
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Optical trackball
Scratch-resistant oleo phobic surface
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Three-axis gyro sensor
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off


Sound: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Speakerphone of 3.5 mm audio jack
Sound: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone of 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory: Internal 8 GB storage
Micro-SD Card slot, up to 32 GB
Memory: 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
No card slot
Data: 3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
Micro-USB v2.0
Data: GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
USB v2.0
Camera: Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus
LED flash
Video: Yes
Features Smile detection, geo-tagging
No Secondary Camera
Camera: Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus
LED flash
Features Touch focus, geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
LED video light, geo-tagging
Secondary camera, video calling over Wi-Fi only


OS Android OS v2.1 (Éclair)CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650
1 GHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Games: Yes
Colors Black
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
OS iOS 4
CPU 1 GHz Apple A4 processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML (Safari)
No Radio
Games: Downloadable including Motion Based
Colors: Black, White
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
No Java
Dedicated search key
Digital compass
MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
MP4/H.263/H.264 player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail
YouTube, Google Talk
Document viewer
Photo viewer/editor
Voice memo/dial
Micro-SIM card support only
Scratch-resistant glass back panel
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Digital compass
Google Maps
Audio/video player and editor
Voice command/dial


Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh Standard battery, Li-Po 1420mAh
Stand-by Up to 146 h Stand-by Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 300 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 5 h 15 min Talk time Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h


In addition to the stainless steel band of the iPhone 4, both the front and back are engineered with 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. In comparison, the DROID Incredible… well… it’s plastic.

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Please do note that HTC still has boasted better provider of services from Verizon, popularity and immense advertising than its apple’s rival.

Apple announced that the date of the new iPhone release will be 24th of June, 2010 and since then; iPhone entered an increasingly tough stage. Several Google Android competitors launched it every month, and Microsoft and BlackBerry playing catch-up with their own offerings.

The phones we are looking at are the Incredible of HTC vs. iPhone and by snatching another view at the above chart, we are still skeptical as to whom really take lead in this iPhone vs. Android match. Both have pretty awe-inspiring specifications and the only difference would surface only once we practically use them. Here we go for the iPhone vs. incredible rounds.

Speed-wise, the HTC Incredible runs on speedy 1GHz processors. Apple on the other hand, announced its new iPhone release with the same A4 chip found in the iPad (no surprise here).

The iPhone vs. Android match proves that the Incredible wins in display size, but the Retina Display technology in the iPhone 4 hits back on the bigger 3.7inch screen in the HTC vs. iPhone match. The camera on the iPhone 4 is now on the par with most Droids in terms of megapixels. All of them manage with 720p HD video though – yet only the iPhone will have Apple’s-designed iMovies app, and nothing out today, is remotely comparable to this device in terms of mobile video editing.

The iPhone is a clear cut winner in iPhone vs. Android fight for battery life, claiming the longest Smartphone battery life, with up to seven hours of talk time.

For the time being, it looks like that the iPhone knocked Droid out in Incredible vs. iPhone face-off, but more Android wars are impending with Microsoft putting up a big fight against iPhone 4. It includes Dell Lightning, while featuring a bigger display and adding bonus of a sliding full QWERTY keyboard.

Even HTC hasn’t backed out yet and prepares its other champions for another HTC vs iPhone battle, such as HTC Evo and HTC HD2. Do not miss the fight and stay tuned to our blog at

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