Battery Life

Despite the Droid Incredible 4G LTE's 1700 mAh battery, we managed to average five hours of solid usage out of it every day before needing to recharge it.

That's constantly watching videos, using 4G or Wi-Fi, taking photos, streaming music, downloading apps, talking on the phone and surfing the web at a steady pace. Not too bad for a battery that small.


HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon)

Thankfully you can pick up an extra battery for longer hauls, because our unit died halfway through day one of Comic-Con, and if it was our sole device we would have been out of luck when that Klingon on a pogo stick bounced by.

You'll definitely want to plug the device in every night (or even more often if you're a daily busy user) for constant smartphone usage, but if you're a casual phone talker and photo taker, you can expect more mileage out of your juice.

Connectivity

This phone offers a wealth of connection options, ranging from Wi-Fi in the a/g/b/n ranges to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It also packs in Satellite GPS, Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication.

On the wired side, you can use the micro USB charging port to connect to your computer. It's worth noting that the HTC Sync Manager software is PC only, so Mac will have to dock the phone in disk drive mode when connected.


HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE (Verizon)

What makes that easier is that a menu pops up when you connect the phone to your computer, giving you a wealth of options.

You can charge only via USB, activate disk drive mode, share your internet connection with your PC or vice versa, or opt to sync files.

It's great to be presented with so many choices, although you can tell it not to ask again if you don't need any of those options.