Android Cup Game 1: HTC Droid Incredible vs. Samsung Behold II



We’re kicking off the first Android Cup with a match between the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible and the T-Mobile Samsung Behold II. Will this match see the Incredible trounce the Behold II like Germany did to Australia, or will we see a much closer game akin to the England/U.S. match?

The Droid Incredible seems justly named: This smartphone has a large 3.7-inch 800 x 480 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and runs Android 2.1. Out of the box, consumers can tether the phone, and its soft keyboard is one of the better ones we’ve used.  We also like how the Sense user interface lets you “leap” to any one of seven home screens, and the Friend Stream does a good job aggregating all your social networking info.

So what’s not to like? For one, the phone is a relatively pricey $199, and some may find the terraced design on its back to be polarizing. Also, its optical trackpad, while functional, is slightly recessed, making swiping actions a little awkward. Finally, call quality was inconsistent, something unusual for a phone on Verizon’s network.

Facing off against the Incredible is the Behold II, the second Samsung Android phone to hit the market. This device features a small but bright 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels.The 5MP camera wasn’t great, but it wasn’t awful, either, and call quality and battery life (about a day and a half of heavy use) were generally good.

On the other hand, Samsung’s soft keyboard is a bit cramped, and had trouble keeping up with out finger taps. Also, when we reviewed the Behold II, it was running an older Android 1.5 OS version; Samsung tried to compensate for this by addings its TouchWiz and Cube UI, but neither were particularly intuitive, and were sluggish, to boot–no doubt because of the 528-MHz processor. When the phone first hit the market in December, it was priced at $229; now, consumers can buy it for $99 from T-Mobile.

So, which phone is best? Vote now, and let’s get the Android Cup off to a great start!




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  1. buddy lee Says:

    whoa this is a royal ass-whuppin’ if i ever done seen one

  2. Tim-o-tato Says:

    Pwned

  3. Aaron Says:

    Oh snap son. The Inc is a bad MoFo.

  4. techh10 Says:

    yea this is obvious droid incredible pwns the behold 2

  5. Justin Says:

    Yeah…was there any doubt though? I mean comon….it will get interesting when the EVO and the Incredible come up against each other….i’m an incredible owner and don’t know how it gonna pull that off. Can’t count the nexus out either though. Of course theres the Moto Droid…but I just hate the physical keyboard

  6. Gaz Says:

    This is a fix! Where is the HTC Desire!!!

  7. yarb Says:

    Two androids, one cup?

  8. tony Says:

    i predict the incredible vs dell streak for the west side and the evo vs nexus one for the east side. evo vs streak championship round but……wheres samsung galaxy s ?

  9. Benton Bartolome Says:

    Well I’ve been addicted to flashing, caused by VZW not seeking us to have entry towards GPS on our phones. So I identified the threads that tought me to flash my cellphone. Can even cook a tiny, but you’ll find a lot greater chefs around, so I’m happy to toast their work. I at this time am running Lioryte’s 23529 develop from the WinMo 6.five.one on a Samsung Omnia with VZW. So now I’ve won the Behold 2 from Samsung, been playing with it for a couple of months.We’ve it rooted, We have BusyBox on it and aHome UI. looks great, performs great, but as well very much bloatware. (The Cube and far more) Tried the Galaxy trick, very rapid and complete of useable memory. It is Android 1.five pure. I would rather update the B2, not revert to Galaxy, and construct from that. I will if that’s the only way, I’ll check new Odins for your B2 and do what ever help I can to help the B2 community advance the quality of this cell phone.I’m searching forward to assisting make the B2 the very best Android cell phone obtainable.

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