HTC Incredible S (unlocked)
Manufacturer: HTC Part number: INCREDIBLESULK
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CNET editors' review
price range: $32.10
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 04/07/2011
The good: The HTC Incredible S features a crisp 4-inch, Super LCD multitouch screen. The HTC Sense UI provides a slick user experience and generally snappy performance.
The bad: The Incredible S runs the older Android 2.2 OS. Call quality and camera quality could be better.
The bottom line: The HTC Incredible S might not impress the tech enthusiast crowd, but it works as a midtier Android smartphone, offering some nice improvements over its predecessor.
Nice Phone, FGS Trading Review!
by C-Burris on May 30, 2011
Pros: + 4 inch Super LCD screen
+ Quality is very good
+ HTC Sense interface
+ Battery life seems very good
+ Camera quality, 8 MP
Cons: - Single core Qualcomm 1 GHz CPU
- Hardware specs are good but not stellar
- Lack of video out
Summary: I am not going to go much into reviewing the phone itself; many sites have very informative reviews on the phone. What I'll say is: it is an overall ...
Summary: I am not going to go much into reviewing the phone itself; many sites have very informative reviews on the phone. What I'll say is: it is an overall good solid phone, with a sturdy, stylish and minimalist construction from HTC, much like its other recent phones. Has a 4 inch Super LCD screen, which I think is the optimal size for a smartphone and the quality is very good. The hardware specs are good but not stellar, has a single core Qualcomm 1 GHz CPU and Adreno 205 graphics, which are kind of standard in higher end smartphones now, but they are very sufficient for most daily and casual gaming needs.
Has the new HTC Sense interface, fluent and does not lag (unlike my original Incredible prior to Froyo update). By the way comes loaded with Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), but it is said that 2.3.3 update (Gingerbread) is currently rolling out, while I have not received it yet. I haven't used it very thoroughly yet, but battery life seems very good, it is said it can go 2 days with light usage. One thing I really noticed and liked is the camera quality, 8 MP camera does a really good job, e.g. takes good photos in low light conditions, unlike many other phone cameras.
I bought phone from FGS Trading, didn't have any problems with shipping. Phone appears to be brand new; the corners of the box were a bit worn, also it came with a UK/Hong Kong AC adapter, but they did throw in an extra European-to-US plug adapter, which is of course useless. It also includes a pair of headphones with microphone, an 8 gb SD card and of course the micro USB cable.
The phone language was initially Chinese, there are a total of 3 options, 2 Chinese ones and English (Hong Kong), though it does not seem any different from US English. However as in other HTC phones, it includes numerous languages for keyboard and typing prediction. The phone worked with T-Mobile in the US, I think the 3G connection also works. Overall I am satisfied with the phone and my purchase from FGS Trading, the only dissatisfaction being the AC adapter.
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12 out of 12 users found this user opinion helpful.
Crashes constantly. Appalling customer service from HTC
by DLRosey on April 30, 2013
Pros: Very nice camera.
Cons: This phone worked well until HTC installed updates 12 months ago and since then it crashes every time I make a call, most contacts have been deleted and I can't get emails any more. I emailed HTC Australia and haven't had a reply.
Summary: Looks fine but don't expect HTC to EVER respond when the phone malfunctions. Crap service.
Summary: Looks fine but don't expect HTC to EVER respond when the phone malfunctions. Crap service.
HTC Incredible S is sure to impress
by narn3049 on March 9, 2012
Pros: read summary
Cons: read summary
Summary: You'll be happy with this device. It is basically a GSM version of the US CDMA Incredible 1. It will work in the US on ATT and TMObile, but ...
Summary: You'll be happy with this device. It is basically a GSM version of the US CDMA Incredible 1. It will work in the US on ATT and TMObile, but it doesn't offer 3g in the US. You will only be able to use slower EDGE speeds. Be sure to keep that in mind when you purchase this otherwise good device. Besides that...
It offers most of the features like the HTC inc (US ED.) and it does them well. It uses HTC Sense VERY well, and I used to be a hater of the way that UI looked.
It does include an OLED display, as well as an 8MP camera. The one thing I would like to see was a front facing camera, but I guess there are going to be more models, and more room for improvements.
This is a good phone, which I think you will find an excellent device. It is not bad, and has a fast processor, nice design, good software, and an even better HTC SENSE. Just remember that only EDGE will work on it because of the different band setup. If you are from the UK or other countries, you MAY be able to get 3G, but in the US edge is all you'll get.
An amazing phone, but room for improvement.
by Prodrive5234 on December 2, 2011
Pros: -Great Display
-HTC Sense UI Is Amazing
-Good build quality, feels good in the hand.
-Average/Great 8MP Camera with OK 720p video recording
-Android just makes it very good!
Cons: -The battery life is quite short
-Started with 2.2 Froyo when the other HTCs started with 2.3
-1GHz single core Snapdragon MSM8255 could be faster, sometimes laggy.
Summary: Overall an amazing phone with very good features, mainly with Android 2.2/2.3 with HTC Sense overlay, but the battery life needs improvement and I don't understand ...
Summary: Overall an amazing phone with very good features, mainly with Android 2.2/2.3 with HTC Sense overlay, but the battery life needs improvement and I don't understand why it started with 2.2 Froyo. The processor needs a little improvement, but overall a very good phone for everyday use.
This is a good phone to start with for andriod change
by sriraml on June 17, 2011
Pros: 1. 4 inch screen is very good
2. Excellent voice clarity
3. User friendly
4. Excellent music clarity
Cons: Battery life is very poor. Does not stand for even a day.
Hands free type could have been to IN-EAR type to suite all ears.
Summary: This is an excellent phone for the andriond beginners. The phone has an excellent screen resolution quality. Battery back up is very poor. After having used Balckberry for a very ...
Summary: This is an excellent phone for the andriond beginners. The phone has an excellent screen resolution quality. Battery back up is very poor. After having used Balckberry for a very long time enjoying the battery backup for almost 3 days this phone is giving a bad impression. Rest of the features are very good.
by teeville on April 14, 2011
Pros: Screen resolution is crisp, and the processing is quick
Cons: Battery can be a problem with heavy phone use.
Summary: I switched to the HTC Incredible after using a Blackberry. I wish I had done it sooner. The difference in performance is like night and day. The HTC's Android ...
Summary: I switched to the HTC Incredible after using a Blackberry. I wish I had done it sooner. The difference in performance is like night and day. The HTC's Android programing is very intuitive. It can easily be customized to just about any configuration you are comfortable with. Unlike my older Blackberry, this phone uses every bit of 3G's speed. It is as fast as any 3G phone I have tried.
The screen resolution is excellent.
Together with the reliability of Verizon, the HTC Incredible lives up to it's name.
My family now has three of them.
by kn4rf on April 18, 2011
Pros: Silky Smooth OS Performance with HTC Sense.
Solid Construction / Unique Design
8MP Camera /w Dual LED Flash
Cons: Not future-proof
Limited storage (8GB Micro SD Card included)
0 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Worst Phone I ever had.
by thecrevs on April 12, 2011
Pros: The windshield wiper that displays when it is raining...that's it!
Cons: I have been dealing with Verizon since December 2010. They have sent me 2 replacements with the same problem...dropped calls, sometimes 10 a day.Everything, especially dealing with Verizon's Poor, Poor customer support. Today I was on Los Angeles time and
0 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: HTC
- Part number: INCREDIBLESULK
- Description: One look at HTC Incredible S and you know it's different. The elegant contoured design is so unique that it stands out from any angle. The look, the sound, the feel… it's a phone that impresses the senses.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Touch
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.52 in
- Depth 0.46 in
- Height 4.72 in
- Weight 4.78 oz
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider Unlocked
- Operating System Google Android
- User Interface HTC Sense
- Application Software Adobe Flash Player 10.1
- Input Device(s) Touch sensitive screen
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Twitter,
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Mobile Services YouTube,
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR,
- Bluetooth Profiles Object Push Profile (OPP),
File Transfer Profile (FTP),
Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP),
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Sensors Proximity sensor,
Ambient light sensor,
- Additional Features DLNA Certified
- Personal Information Management Synchronization with PC,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards M4A,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- Clock Speed 1 GHz
- RAM 768 MB
- User Memory 1.1 GB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC
- Sensor Resolution 8 megapixels
- Focus Adjustment Automatic
- Camera Light Source LED light
- Video Recorder Resolutions 1280 x 720 (720p)
- Digital Video Formats 3gp
- Features Video recording
- GPS Navigation GPS receiver
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology Super LCD
- Diagonal Size 4 in
- Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
- Connector Type Headset jack - Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
- Technology Lithium ion
- Capacity 1450 mAh
- Run Time Details Talk ( GSM ) - up to 580 min,
Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 380 min,
Standby ( GSM ) - up to 290 hour(s),
Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 370 hour(s)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter