The HTC Incredible S is one of those phones that won’t stand out when it comes to performance, but it will grow on you once you start using it on a daily basis. This phone comes with a great design, many interesting features, it is very easy to use and it will perform great in most departments. There are a few phones out there that come with better features and internal components, but at a much higher price.

From a distance, you won’t notice anything special about this HTC phone. However, as soon as you take it in your hand, you will feel the rubbery texture of its case, which will give you a pretty good grip. The case also acts as a shock absorbent, so this phone will probably be able to take some hard falls without breaking. The 4-inch screen is large enough for media playback, but the phone doesn’t appear to be bulky thanks to its elegant design. This device is 120 mm in length, 64 mm in width and it is 11.7 mm thin, at 135.5 grams. The HTC logo is present on the top side of the front of the phone and on the center of its rear. Underneath the touch screen, you will find four touch sensitive buttons and on the back of the phone you will notice the camera and the flash. The icons from the buttons rotate along with the phone, which is a pretty neat trick and you won’t get enough of it. The rear side is also a little bit curved, which makes the phone look better and it also helps your grip. On the top edge, you will find the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the power button and on the side, you will find a HDMI port. The volume rocker is located on the left side of the phone and so is the microUSB slot. Before you put the phone down, take a closer look at it and you will see the 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera.


The HTC Incredible S runs on 2.2 Froyo, which is not the latest Android version. However, you will be able to update to Gingerbread once it comes out. In the meantime, the 1GHz processor will get the job done quite well and you won’t have anything to worry about.

If you want to go online, this is definitely the phone for it. As usual, Flash is supported, so you can access any web page without any problems. The large size of the screen is perfect for web browsing, but it is also great for taking pictures and recording movies. This is a WVGA display that offers a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Moving around through the menu or opening applications is very easy thanks to the Adreno 205 GPU and the 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processing unit. The phone has 768MB of RAM, which is above average for the phones in the same price range.

The 8MP camera comes with a dual LED light, which performs well in low lighting conditions. In broad daylight, the phone takes excellent pictures and it even offers a couple of settings that are great for improving the quality of your pictures. One of the most interesting camera features is the focus mechanism. You just have to tap the screen on where you want the focal point to be and the lens will adjust automatically and focus on that point in an instant. You can also change the ISO value, as well as the aspect ratio, contrast and sharpness. These are just some of the small details you can adjust if you want to obtain perfect pictures. A photo timer is available if you want to take a group picture and be a part of it.

You can also use this phone for 720p video recording. It won’t win any prizes in this department because it can only capture videos at 21 frames per seconds, but this will be just fine for the odd occasion when you will have to use your phone as a video camera.

The HTC Incredible S comes with 1.1 GB of internal memory, but you can easily expand it. After that, you will be able to copy a few movies to your phone and some songs without running out of space. Video playback is decent, but it is not the best, especially if you are looking for HD quality. On the bright side, it is not jittery at all, so you can enjoy your favorite movie even if you won’t be able to enjoy the HD experience.


Pros and Cons
The HTC Incredible S is a decent phone in most departments. The 8MP camera performs great when the lighting conditions are ideal and it can also offer nice pictures in darker environments. The operating system moves very smoothly and you won’t have to wait for the touch screen to respond to your actions. Even the design is impeccable and so is the built quality.

Unfortunately, there are a couple of problems we should mention. Video recording is not the best in the business and at just 21 frames per second; you won’t be able to shoot the best videos, even if they are 720p. The second problem is the small internal memory. If you want to get the most out of this phone, you should buy a 32GB card. This way, you will be able to use the 4-inch screen to its full potential and watch all of the movies you want without being constricted by the amount of space you have left.


In conclusion, the HTC Incredible S is a great phone for anyone who is not particularly interested in video recording. This device is great for video playback, surfing the web and taking pictures. If you want a multifunctional Smartphone that has a nice design, while being very well built, this is one of the best ones on the market.

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