In this HTC Incredible S smartphone review, the smartphone under the spotlight is HTC Incredible S. Although, judging by the name, you might think that it is a simple upgrade from the HTC Incredible, think again. This phone is a powerhouse of its own and this HTC phone review will tell you why.
The HTC Incredible S is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHZ processor with the help of 768 MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. Although it does not come with a dual core processor, this phone coupled with Android takes it to give a joyous ride, always.
The 120 x 64 x 11.7mm phone weighing around 135.5g comes with a 4-inch display which really caught our eye and is definitely worth mentioning in this HTC phone review. The 800 x 480 pixel WVGA touch screen is excellent as colors remain vivid and clear even when viewing the screen from various angles. On the front there are also the cool rotary buttons that hold while you switch the phone to landscape mode along with the 1.3-megapixel camera. On the left of the HTC Incredible S, you’ll find the volume controls, as well as the microUSB port. Running on Android v.2.2.1 is definitely a disappointment, especially since so many other smartphones on the market run on Gingerbread.
However, the phone is said to receive the Android 2.4 update. The latest version of HTC Sense on the phone seems to make up for the shortcoming of Android on the HTC Incredible S. There are plenty of great things waiting to be explored on the HTCSense.com site, such as the remote access functionality it provides for accessing your contacts and other things.
Like any other HTC phone review, we reviewed the performance of the HTC Incredible S phone. Making voice calls was pretty good on this phone as the audio was clear and noise-free. Browsing the internet was also good on this phone, as you can do things like scroll and zoom through web pages quickly with little to no lag. The Mobile Hotspot application that comes with the phone is also a plus as you can share your 3G connection with others. The 1450 mAh battery seems to provide enough juice to run this phone for at least a day without needing to recharge.
The HTC Incredible S has really good cameras as both cameras reduce noise well. That said, the image quality is incredible. On top of that, the waiting time between shots is barely there, while the focus speed is pretty fast too.
As this HTC phone review found out, although many may disagree, it’s not always that bad to run Froyo, even if Gingerbread has been around for a while. This has to be said for the HTC Incredible S because it’s so good in just about every way, and that’s thanks in part to Froyo’s constant development. In addition, the phone also looks stylish so it will definitely be a hit with many.