Display

The Incredible 2's 800 x 480 display is decent by today's standards. Peak brightness is just under 350 nits, which is much better than the original Incredible and competitive with most modern Android smartphones:

Display Brightness

Black levels aren't bad either, but obviously not as good as the AMOLED enabled Android phones including the original Incredible:

Display Brightness

Contrast as a result is pretty competitive. You're not setting any records here but the display, along with the rest of the phone's hardware, is competitive:

Display Contrast

Camera General Performance
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  • jigglywiggly - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    single core and no amoled
    phone sux
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  • TrackSmart - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    Those items don't bother me. It's the lack of LTE on a new Verizon smartphone. Of course, if having a world phone is more valuable to you that might be an okay tradeoff... Reply
  • nomagic - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    I cant stand AMOLED.

    AMOLED has awful color balance.

    Why do people like AMOLED so much?
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  • synaesthetic - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    Not sure. I like the SLCD on my Glacier just fine. Sure, blacks aren't quite as black as they were on my old Galaxy S, but the color balance is much nicer and white webpages don't slaughter my battery. Reply
  • vol7ron - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    I like the options, but Droid has some identification problems. Apple doesn't come out with a lot of phones, but when it does, it's easy to tell it's an iPhone and what version it is. Part of having a smartphone is having those bragging rights.

    Droid has many options and features, but their products are becoming more and more ambiguous by the time they hit the street. Combine that with all the different version names and it makes it tougher for consumers to remember what one they really wanted.

    I think this problem begins with the manufacturer. So while I might like this, or another phone, I hope I write it down because a month from now, I doubt I'll remember its name.
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  • The0ne - Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - link

    People follow reviews no matter what, that's how AMOLED is loved. Reply
  • kmmatney - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    I have to admit - I don't see the real need for dual-core on a phone. What's it going to do for you? My lowly iPhone 3GS is already pretty darn smooth, and has no trouble browing the web, doing email, playing games. Maybe there are apps that can use it, but the only thing I can think of that really needs the dual GPU would be hardcore games. Reply
  • vision33r - Tuesday, July 05, 2011 - link

    Good software code, trumps any higher end hardware + poor code. In the case of Google, 98% of all their phones run crappy because of OS with OEM modified UI.

    Download any top end game on the Android Market and compare with top end game in iOS.

    It's not even a contest at the moment in terms of software and app quality.
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, July 08, 2011 - link

    I wonder how well your 3GS would play my extensive .mkv library consisting of mostly 1080p series and movies. Or how well it would be able to browser flash websites or use google docs etc. :-)
    Just because it's good enough for you doesn't mean it is for everyone else. If everyone thought like you, we'd still go around with 30km/h trains and ride on horses most of the time.
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  • makken - Monday, July 04, 2011 - link

    It seems like HTC's hardware has been going downhill lately. IMO, HTC's hardware design peaked with the Tmobile G2 / Desire Z.

    Every HTC phone since that has just felt cheaper. I especially loved the metal battery cover with a dedicated release lever; and I wish HTC would incorporate that design into other phones they make instead of the plastic-rip-off cover that they've been going with lately.

    I also liked the fact that it had a dedicated camera button and an optical trackpad, things that HTC has elected to delete from this generation of android phones. I know a lot of people are going to disagree with me on the trackpad, but I found it useful as a wake method (instead of having to push the power button on the top), as a D-pad for quickly repositioning the text input cursor, and as a notification LED.
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