HTC Droid Incredible 2 Now Available, New GPU Offers 4x Performance Over Original

Posted on 01 May 2011 By Ben Lang


droid incredible 2HTC and Verizon have finally gone public with the HTC Droid Incredible 2, which has been known about for some time. It’s available now from Verizon for $299 on-contract.

While I’d love to tell you that the Droid Incredible 2 is going to be the best thing since sliced bread, it actually doesn’t have many distinguishing features, even when compared to the original Droid Incredible. While you may not see many new features, it looks like there may be a good performance bump in the graphics department (see below for more detail). Have a look at a comparison table that I whipped up:

htc incredible comparison chart

While most of the changes are relatively minor, internationally traveled types will enjoy the fact that the Droid Incredible 2 will play nicely when travelling abroad.

The jump from the Adreno 200 to the 205 doesn’t appear significant at first glance, but according to Qualcomm, it’ll provide over 4 times the graphics performance of the Adreno 200 in the original Droid Incredible. Along with the additional 256MB of RAM, it looks like the Droid Incredible 2 will bring the popular phone up to spec for current generation phones.

I’m sure many folks will be disappointed to find that the sequel to their favorite phone doesn’t feature 4G. I’d definitely recommend that anyone looking into buying a Droid Incredible 2 wait for one of Verizon’s several upcoming 4G phones, or go with the Thunderbolt [product page] which is already available.

One Response to “HTC Droid Incredible 2 Now Available, New GPU Offers 4x Performance Over Original”

  1. Zeux says:

    Seems like such a small bump for a phone Verizon is selling for $299. My HTC HD 7 has a 1350mAh battery and battery life is atrocious. With these specs and Android’s penchant for running processes willy-nilly if left unchecked, this phone will need some serious accessories to last a full day given its 1450mAh battery.