HTC comes with a big screen of size 4 inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with a color depth of 16M colors and is made up of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. 233 ppi of pixel density along with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset gives an amazing output on the screen and adding more fun to this, HTC Incredible S comes with an HTC Sense v.4.0 UI on top of Android platform that provides very useful features to the device, like the volume of the incoming call will itself goes mute when the phone is put with front down, a slight vibration when a call is answered, automatic backup, the ability to make the phone ring, or completely wipe the device remotely in the event it is lost or stolen, and there are many more nice functions of this interface. The users will get seven customizable homescreens that the users can personalize with various items and widgets of their choice and can easily add icons without a long press of the homescreen. There are plenty of HTC widgets which are very functional and adds more usability to the device and some of such widgets are Bookmark, Calculator, Clock, FM Radio, Friend Stream, HTC Likes (app suggestions), Locations, Mail, Messages, Music, My Shelf (ebook shelf), Navigate, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search Anywhere, Stocks, Sync All, Tips for Home, Twitter, Weather. This phone comes with tons of keyboards that can be used with Android platform and are capable of providing quick access to numbers and some punctuations all from the main keyboard. To enter a message, the users can avail the facility of landscape mode QWERTY keyboard that will help in speeding up the responsiveness and also results in great typing speed. The elegant contoured design of HTC Incredible S is so unique that it stands out from any angle and this smartphone brings everything, that is viewed on its brilliant screen, to life. Running on Android v.2.3 Gingerbread, which is upgradeable to Android v.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, this Android droid provides access to more than 1,50,000 applications and to improve the graphics performance, it has Adreno 205 GPU and for excellent processing speed there is a 1 GHz Scorpion processor that helps in the easy execution of the application. Under the hood, it stockpiles number of functional and highly-sophisticated features like Quality multimedia player, Stereo FM radio with RDS, 32GB micro SD memory card, Highly-featured 8MP camera with video recording, videocall camera, spontaneous messaging features, good battery back-up, HTML browser, A-GPS support including all basic features. Rich web experience comes alive with the pre-loaded HTML, Adobe Flash browser that quickly loads the page and let the users easily toggle between the various web pages. The users can enjoy the direct accessibility to SNS integration, Google search, Google Talk, Gmail, Maps, Picasa integration and loads of web applications.[ + ] Read HTC Incredible S Review
For this techno greedy generation, HTC Incredible S proves to be an alluring piece of cake. It comes with futuristic and innovative design having dimension of 120 mm x 64 mm x 11.7 mm but it feels little bulky in hands with total weight of 135.5 grams. HTC Incredible S somewhat resembles HTC Desire HD but is distinguishable on the basis of physical appearance. Like, the display of HTC Desire HD is 4.3 inches while HTC Incredible S occupies a 4 inches S-LCD capacitive touchscreen that display the content, images, and videos with a size of 480 x 800 pixels counts and 16M color combinations. This touchscreen feels pretty bright and clear. In terms of body design, this smartphone comes with an aluminum body with a soft touch coating on top of the aluminium. The front is covered by a sheet of gorilla glass that makes it scratch resistant, while the back is made of a rubberized plastic. This device is also known as HTC's buttonless phone due to its capacitive buttons, which are activated, only when the phone is in use. It also rotates 90 degree, while using the device on the landscape orientation. These buttons are quite amazing, since the users will not find a single button on the front, when the phone is turned off. Form the front part, the phone looks stylish where the whole screen is covered with a single glass sheet, which which really gives a nice minimalist look and emits a sense of quality and there is a long thin speaker grill at the top of the screen and there is an integrated LED that blinks red when the battery is low and turn green when a new message or e-mail is noticed. The top of this device hosts a universal 3.5 mm headset jack that also works as an A/V connector and a dedicated power button that can also be used as a lock/unlock button for the touchscreen display and when the users click the button, it will lock the display, but when they hold the button for a few seconds, the power-off, airplane mode and restart options will pop-up on the screen. The microphone is placed at the bottom of the device and the narrow looking volume rocker is placed on the left part of the device along with a microUSB port that is used for charging the device as well as for data connection. The right side of the phone is left bare, which can be used as a house for a dedicated camera button, but there is no such button like that. On the back, the users will find an amazing 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash that is quite impressive and under the rubberized plastic cover there resides battery along with microSD card slot. This handset is available in black and red variants only. HTC Incredible S is one of the better Android handsets in the market right now.
If the users have music loving personality then HTC Incredible S is the best choice for them. This Android-based mobile comes with multi audio file supported music player like .AAC, .AMR, .OGG, .M4A, .MID, .MP3, .WAV and .WMA (Windows Media Audio 9) for audio file playback and to record a file it support .AMR format, which helps the users to have the freedom to play various music tracks without any problem. Video files playback supporting formats are .3GP, .3G2, .MP4, and .WMV (Windows Media Video 9) and .3GP format for recording a video file. A Stereo FM radio with RDS is also available and the users can can play their favorite music stuff & audio tracks without bothering about their music format and tune their much loved radio station and the RDS feature will help them in locating the name of the radio station in which they are tuned into. The accessoryrial supports like vibration alerts, MP3 and WAV ringtones also offered. The default music player is good that enables the users to access the music library by selecting the Music shortcut in the menu and by default, they will be greeted with the artist section. But one can select another section by selecting one of the six tabs, shown at the bottom of the screen which are – Artists, Albums, All Songs, Playlists, Songs and Connected media. HTC Incredible S also allows the users to share videos, photos and music from the handset direct to a TV using DLNA technology. In terms of default video player, the SRS sound enhancement, which improves the overall quality of the audio allows the users to watch videos in full screen. One can select two options, fit to screen and stretch video, while playing videos on the full screen mode.
If the users are on a trip or picnic with their friends and forget to pick their digital camera then no need to worry at all because HTC Incredible S with its 8 MP camera does well. It captures the smiles, emotions and expressions by means of the incorporated camera in 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution counts. The users are allowed to record the videos as well in 720p resolution at the speed of 30 frames per second. The pictures and videos look great. In advantage auto focus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch-focus and image stabilization features enhance the excellence of the images. A secondary of camera sensor 1.3 megapixels enables the users to have video calls to family and friends. Photos taken during the day are absolutely brilliant and the ones taken during the night were above the expectation and this makes HTC Incredible S one of the best camera phone. The camera interface provides enough manual controls at the users' end, such as the ability to modify exposure, contrast, saturation, to enable the users to perfectly capture specific shots in all of their glory and its vast mix of effects will entertain just about anyone who wants to add a sprinkling of quirkiness or fun to their shots.
HTC Incredible S brings the users' world right in their hand and pocket with an expandable memory storage of up to 32 GB with microSD card slot. This acceptance increases their scope of storage and enables them to carry n numbers of contacts, videos, movies, images, songs and other useful material. Although, the internal space of 1.1 GB with 768 MB of RAM is enough to load good quantity of data. The available space for RAM is quite sufficient to enable the device to run various applications seamlessly.
Usually, the battery life of the Android-based smartphones proves to be a disappointing aspect but HTC Incredible S is the exception in this range that offer the users a long-lasting battery back-up. HTC Incredible S has been power-packed with a Standard Li-ion 1,450 mAh battery that ensures the delivery of maximum standby time up to 290 hours on 2G network and up to 370 hours on 3G network. It also allows a maximum talk time up to 9 hours 40 minutes on 2G network and up to 6 hours 20 minutes on 3G network. This power source give users the pleasure of long chit-chat time with their family and friends along with good usage of web applications, surfing, messaging, music playing, gaming or other available creative features.
This high-end HTC mobile fetches all the rich web applications beneath the users' fingers through its sophisticated connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Hotspot via WLAN, GPRS and EDGE via 2G and 3G connectivity and the HTML Adobe Flash browser helps in increasing the speed of loading a web page. The emailing, uploading, downloading, chatting, surfing and other Internet services become faster and easier than ever before and with HTC Incredible S the users will enjoy a direct accessibility to the SNS applications, like Facebook, Twitter and more, along with Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Picasa integration. The 3G network connectivity provides the brilliant Internet speed and open-up the desired web page in blink of an eye. Whereas, the very basic Bluetooth and USB connectivity features ease the data exchanging or transferring functions of the users. One can also run the videos and other multimedia files on their TV, as this smartphone comes with DLNA support that enables the users to play any video or image on the DLNA supported TV.
HTC Incredible S comes with novel collection of the straightforward messaging features including SMS, MMS, e-mail, Push Email and IM, which are quick and very precise. These messaging options keep the users in touch with their contacts despite of their location and give expressions to their emotions with the help of various smilies and special symbols. Messaging feature becomes more easier and adds more experience with the availability of QWERTY keypad that can be converted into a landscape mode to allow more space to the users.
HTC Incredible S is a GSM, single SIM device that supports 2G and 3G networks. The bandwidth for 2G network has a frequency of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and for 3G network it works on a frequency of 900/2100 MHz and 900/1700/2100 MHz. The users can download data at an HSDPA speed of 14.4 Mbps and to upload a file this smartphone provides an HSUPA speed of 5.76 Mbps. The call quality is expected to be good and obvious on both the ends. The network coverage capacity of the HTC Incredible S fails the geographic boundaries and provides you uninterrupted services.
HTC Incredible S brings the pleasure and excitement of a high-tech entertainment provider, and this smartphone got a pretty exciting series of the new and interesting games, which include the best game of the era, Angry Birds. These are easy to understand with simple instructions and the users can download these games from the Android market. So do not take this device as a smart communicating handset only because it is brilliant entertainer too.
HTC Incredible S is a full entertaining device that provides access to all those applications and features, which play a vital role in entertaining the users. On top of the notch, this smart device has HTC Sense version 4 UI that increases the usability of the phone and another big thing to boast is its 8-megapixel auto focus camera that captures images with a very good resolution. The other nice features of this smartphone are Android v.2.3 Gingerbread OS that is upgradeable to v.4.0 ICS OS, good quality multimedia player, stereo FM radio with RDS technology, 32 GB microSD memory card, videocall camera, Spontaneous Messaging features, Good battery back-up, HTML browser, Advanced connectivity features (Wi-Fi, GPRS & EDGE), 3G network support, Direct accessibility to SNS and other web applications, DLNA support, outstanding performance and Sleek design. Overall, it is a nice handset with loads of amazing and jaw-dropping features.
Although HTC Incredible S is a good featured smartphone with Android platform but still its is not an exception as this device too carries some drawbacks where the obsolete OS is on the top priority, then it does not have and dedicated camera button. Other cons are its slight heavy weight, old outlook and the call quality need to be worked upon.[ - ] collapse
HTC Incredible S General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2011, February|
|Global Launch Date||2011-01-01T00:00:00|
HTC Incredible S Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh|
HTC Incredible S Camera Features
|Mega Pixel||5 MP|
|Camera Resolution||83264x2448 pixels|
|Digital Zoom||2592 x 1944 zoom|
HTC Incredible S Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
HTC Incredible S Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|3G Network||3G,HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
HTC Incredible S Additional Features
|Quick Office Document Viewer||1|
|JAVA Type||Yes, Via third party applicati|