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HTC Incredible S

Announced
Feb 15, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)

Cons

  • Single-core processor

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Description

The HTC Incredible S has a 4-inch WVGA Super LCD screen, and a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 processor, along with 768MB of RAM. What makes it stand out is the fact that the labels of its capacitive buttons are not printed giving the impression of a buttonless device. The buttons also rotate with the screen adding to the overall Android experience. On the rear there is an 8-megapixel camera equipped with dual LED flash and capable of 720p HD video, while the front holds a 1.3-megapixel camera. The phone will also have expandable memory with a microSD slot. The connectivity package is pretty standard: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and a standard microUSB slot. When it comes to software, the Incredible S will ship with Android Froyo, but HTC promises to swiftly upgrade it to Android Gingerbread.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.3, 2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.46 inches (120 x 64 x 11.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.78 oz (136 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.66 hours
      the average is 13 h (760 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.1 days (290 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.33 hours
      the average is 14 h (822 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (512 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1450 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Feb 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 550

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