Excerpt: Under the hood the Incredible S has undergone a RAM upgrade, from 512MB up to 768MB, while the processor is the 1GHz Snapdragon chip so favoured by HTC. This brings it up to exactly the same chip spec as the new Desire S, and reveals the main weak spot of the phone – a 1 Ghz processor. It snaps and crackles along now, but will it still compare with the host of dual-core competitors such as the Motorola Atrix and Samsung Galaxy 2 in a few months time?
Pros: Screen, Orientation-correct buttons, Sense UI
Cons: Finger-mark susceptible rubber coating,, No dual core processo
Conclusion: We think this is HTC’s strongest smartphone yet. Sorting out the battery quibbles of the Desire HD, and returning to a slightly smaller handset has meant there’s not much to hold against it. Performance-wise, it matches the Google Nexus S, and although its lacking the latest version of Android, it's a smartphone at the top of Android pile, with a tasty layer of HTC Sense.
HTC Incredible S review – is it any better than the Desire HD?
14 July 2011
Excerpt: The HTC Incredible S is HTC’s latest Android superphone. Launched last month, the Incredible S is incredibly feature-packed, beautiful to look at, simplicity to use – but not all that different from the HTC Desire HD. So which phone should you go for? The Incredible S or the Desire HD? What’s the difference between the two phones, and which one comes out best in a straight comparison?
Summary: The HTC Incredible S smart phone has an innovative appearance and tonnes of features. But, with a slightly dated version of Android and a single-core processor, the Incredible S feels merely credible compared to some of its mind-bending competition.
Cons: Slightly older version of Android misses out on some bug fixes and speed improvements.
Conclusion: The Incredible S has the same CPU/GPU configuration as the Desire S- the 1GHz SnapDragon CPU with the Adreno 205 GPU which is also the same combo used in Xperia Play. Our review sample did not have an SD card for storage but expect a 4GB card to be bundled with the device. You do have an internal storage of just over a GB.
Conclusion: We really liked the HTC Incredible S. The smartphone is definitely swifter in performance than its larger sibling Desire HD even if they share the same hardware specifications, plus it looks much more stylish. So this smartphone is first of all for those who like trendy things. The quality of the build is also perfect.
Excerpt: HTC's recently launched Incredible S Android smartphone combines cutting-edge design with a premium smartphone experience for those who dare to be different by featuring a stunning contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. Running Android 2.2 (an Android 2.3 / Gingerbread upgrade is currently rolling-out) and HTC Sense 2.0, the device is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU.
Summary: The HTC Incredible S is a really good phone, and is one of those few devices we can call "well rounded". Very good performance meets a great display, and good construction meets a great keypad. The 4-inch display is a great compromise between bulkier 4.3-inch units and the smaller 3.7-inch ones.
Pros: Well built with a nice rugged, rubberised finish, Good performer across all tests, Good battery life, most welcome for an Android device, Is one of those few devices with no serious flaws
Cons: Slightly expensive. At Rs. 24K would be a really sweet deal, Contrast of the display could have been slightly better, ditto blackness levels, Microphone near mouthpiece picks up micro noise and transmits it to the earpiece, Not really a con, but this is a single core device so future proofing is "iffy" at the moment
Excerpt: HTC released the Droid Incredible exclusively in the U.S. for Verizon Wireless. At the 2011 Mobile World Congress, the successor, the Incredible S was unveiled. Unlike its predecessor, the Incredible S will be available globally. How well will the successor...