HTC Incredible S Review


HTC Incredible S Review

The HTC Incredible S smartphone is captivating consumers with its impressive design, display and features. Offering many changes from the HTC Incredible (also known the HTC Incredible), it includes a larger screen, a super LCD, 1 GHz CPU, Adreno 205 graphics, and more. It comes with a wall socket plug, microUSB cable, a one piece headset with music controls, and a 3.5 mm audio jacket if you’d like to add your own headset and an 8GB microSD card.

Boasting a 4 inch screen, the smart phone features new, rotating buttons and the power of Snapdragon to give it speed. Based on Android operating system 2.2 Froyo the HTC Incredible S also features HTC Sense UI, an 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and GPS.

Measuring 4.72” by 2.52” and is 0.46” thick, the HTC Incredible S is comparable to the size of the Apple iPhone 4. Relatively small, you’ll find that the Incredible S fits comfortably in your pocket and travels well and with a weight of 135.5 grams; it is light enough not to feel bulky or awkward in your hand.

The 4 inch touch screen has a 400 x 800 resolution and with a Super LCD, the images are crisp and clear. You’ll find that the screen has well defined brightness levels and images appear in vivid, crisp colors. The screen is easy to view in natural and artificial light and has good contrast providing plenty of depth.
HTC Incredible S Review screen
Four hardware keys sit at the bottom of the phone as these are touch sensitive and easy to use. The keys include a home button, menu, back and search. You’ll also find that by depressing the keys for an extended length of time activates another set of options. The home key will activate the task menu, the menu key will activate software keys, and the search button will activate voice search. The left side of the HTC Incredible S features the volume control and a microUSB port while the right side is smooth without any slots. There is a 3.5mm audio jack located at the top of the phone along with the power button and the screen lock. The bottom of the phone features the mouthpiece. Under the 1450 mAh battery cover are slots for the SIM and micro SD cards.

Photos are taken with the 8 megapixel color camera that has auto focus and a dual LED flash enabled with a 720p HD video recorder. The camera also features a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video conferencing and is accompanied by a loudspeaker grill. The flash enhances picture taking in areas of low light.

On a 2G network, the battery can last up to 9 hours and 40 minutes of active talk time and up to 290 hours on standby. Those numbers change to 370 hours on standby and up to 6 hours and 20 minutes of active talk time on a 3G network.

As the HTC Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo), and update to Gingerbread will be available but an exact date the upgrade will be available has not been announced.

HTC Incredible S Review features
The phone features seven home screens from which to choose and uses the HTC Sense UI software. With Sense you can choose from different screens which include various widgets for a number of different needs. Those familiar with the HTC Incredible will be well familiar with Sense UI though the Incredible S does bring some changes to the software.

Three virtual buttons on the Sense bring up different applications and you can access the main menu, the phone app and the personalization menu. The screens are what give the user the customization needed to make the Incredible S a personalized smartphone. One screen in particular is the social and it provides a Twitter widget, enabling users to stay connected with their friends and family. The widgets perform a variety of functions and you can download additional widgets from the HTC Hub as well as the Android marketplace.
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The HTC Incredible S features a fast boot option that will enable you to quickly start up and power down your phone. There is also the combination of the phonebook with social media network which enables users to access their contact’s social media information including their Facebook information and can access albums which users have created on sites such as Flickr and Facebook. You’ll find that you can add a wealth of information for each contact ensuring that you can stay connected with friends and family members quickly and through a variety of networks and platforms.

Another popular feature of the HTC Incredible S is the transfer application that lets users transfer data from one phone to their new Incredible S. The app uses Bluetooth to make the transfer seamless and easy. The smart phone features a number of different applications for music and video viewing and also features an fm radio. The video player can play a wide variety of DivX and XviD and the music player includes Cover Flow visualization to allow easy viewing of your playlists.

The HTC Incredible S is a solid smartphone that features a number of great applications that will set it apart from its competitors. It features a large screen with powerful graphics, video, and plenty of apps that make connecting with social media networks a breeze. The overall design, applications and features of the HTC Incredible S makes it a perfect smartphone choice for many.

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  1. I had the Incredible for almost a year and I couldn’t have been more satisfied with it. The only reason I got rid of it is because HTC came out with the Thunderbolt that is 4G compatible. My favorite use for both of these phones is to watch TV using my Sling adapter from DISH Network. I actually have and work at DISH and the Sling adapter allows me to stream live or recorded TV to my phone vie WiFi or 3G coverage. So I can literally watch TV everywhere.

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