After taking a closer look at the hardware of the Incredible S, we spend some time poking around at the software. The Incredible S, despite having nearly identical specs when compared to the Inspire 4G, manages to score lower in Quadrant in most cases (update: after an additional run, shown in the image above, it scored a similar score to the Inspire 4G). And this lower score is reflected in day-to-day performance: while the Incredible S is generally quite responsive, there are times when it feels a bit laggy when compared to the Inspire 4G.
In terms of internet data [...]
Surprise! The HTC Incredible S takes pretty stellar photos and video. It’s a surprise because lately, it’s been hard to find a smartphone with a better-than-mediocre camera. As you can see in the below test shots, the colors are vibrant and there is little noise with a high amount of detail. Click on any of the images to get the full 8MP resolution view. Then, take a look at the below video samples shot at 1280×720 resolution. One is shot in a low light situation, while the other is shot outdoors. Perhaps HTC is getting more serious about the quality of their [...]
After unboxing HTC’s latest Android smartphone, it’s time to take a look at the hardware of the Incredible S in more depth. In terms of specs, it’s running with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of ROM (plus 8GB of storage included with the microSD card). It has the bands to work on T-Mobile, and so far we’ve been clocking some pretty healthy data speeds (more on this in the next video). On the back there is an 8MP camera with a 1.3MP camera up front.
In terms of hardware fit and finish, we weren’t terribly impressed with [...]
At Mobile World Congress, HTC unveiled five new phones. Among them was the Incredible S, a successor to the Incredible that landed on Verizon. The Incredible S is sold as an unlocked phone and has the proper bands to do 3G over T-Mobile. It features a 1GHz single core Qualcomm CPU with 768MB of RAM and Android 2.2. An update to Android 2.3 is due in the next few months, which will also bring updates to the Sense interface. The Super LCD screen is a good size at 4″ and 800×480 resolution. Here are some first impressions of the device:
– It’s got a very [...]
Just when Samsung is finally getting Android 2.2 Froyo to their smartphones, HTC went and announced that many of its recent phones will be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread in the Spring.
The devices in question range from the Desire and Desire HD to the Desire Z and the newer Incredible S.
Many of you know that the HTC Desire Z and the T-Mobile G2 are essentially the same phone, the latter without HTC’s Sense UI. No mention was made whether or not an official Gingerbread update would be made available for the G2 at the same time — or ever. We’ll have to [...]
The HTC Incredible S was part of the five devices HTC has launched with the occasion of the Mobile World Congress and we had some hands-on time with the smartphone featuring the all new Intelligent Buttons.
The 4-inch WVGA 800×480 smartphone sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon single core 1GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of ROM was set for a Q2 2011 launch in Europe with Etailers already confirming the early Q2 time-frame.
Looks like HTC has made some changes in its plans — or the Etailer is selling some pre-release units — but the handset is already on [...]
HTC have launched a total number of five devices with the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress and, while they didn’t unveil anything huge, the Taiwanese manufacturer was the only one to present such a huge portfolio of new devices.
Our friends over at Clove.co.uk already have the HTC Desire S on pre-order. The handset will cost you £406.80 (approximately $659) unlocked and the first stock is expected to arrive early April. The device sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 1.1GB of ROM, 3.7-inch WVGA screen, five-megapixel camera and a [...]
With nearly a dozen new phones announced at Mobile World Congress, you might be curious as to when the new devices will land, and perhaps more importantly, how much they’re going to cost. Most of the devices will hit Europe first, where citizens are used to paying higher non-subsidized prices for new smarpthones, so keep that in mind when you peruse the prices below:
Xperia Play: 649 EUR ($882 USD)Xperia Arc: 599 EUR ($814 USD)Xperia Neo: 479 EUR ($651 USD)Wildfire S: (299 EUR ($406)Desire S: 499 EUR ($678 USD)Incredible S: 519 EUR ($705 [...]
The latest upgrade to HTC Sense for Android is pretty modest: Gingerbread phones will get a redesigned app tray, the left button on your homescreen look different, and there are some new widget. One more to add to the list: you can rearrange homescreens within the Leap feature. HTC was first to introduce Leap, which allows you to get a zoomed out view of all of your homescreens with an ease multitouch gesture, last year at Mobile World Congress. This year, they add the ability to tap and drag your homescreens within Leap to quickly rearrange them. Check it out in the video [...]
The Incredible S can do a cool party trick that no other phone out there can do. The buttons can actually rotate when you flip the phone into landscape. How does this happen? We’ll have to get one in the labs to look a bit more closely at the mechanism behind the rotation. Is this useful? Maybe, maybe not, it depends on how frustrated you get when you rotate your “normal” smartphone into landscape and the buttons don’t rotate. It’s a nice touch that could make the phone just a little bit more interesting to use.
That was quick! On the same day of its announcement, Amazon Germany is already showing the Incredible S, which packs a 4″ Super LCD display, a 1GHz Snapdragon, at 768MB of RAM, as being available for preorder. Not date is given (we’re thinking early April, as HTC intends to start shipping the Incredible S in Q2), but a price is: 519 euro, which comes out to about $700 USD. We also get to see that the Incredible S ships with an 8GB microSD card. So…who is putting in their preorder?
Source: Amazon.deThanks: Mark
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, HTC announced the Incredible S, successor to the HTC Droid Incredible. The currently announced Europe/Asia model does not carry any support for CDMA like its predecessor the HTC Droid Incredible, but does have support for T-Mobile’s AWS frequencies.
HTC did not announce support for Verizon, where the HTC Incredible first made its debut, nor did they announce a launch with any other US carrier. The device specifications also do not list CDMA compatibility. T-Mobile users can import the device immediately for use in the [...]
Not a lot has happened since our last letter, and that’s kind of why we decided to write again: you promised us something big at Mobile World Congress, and you must have been referring to that tablet, because the crop of phones that you brought along was pretty ho hum. We were totally excited for some dual-core, qHD, gigabyte-of-RAM, NFC-equipped action, and instead, the highlights of your lineup were a pair of low-end handsets with a rather gimmicky social networking button on them.
As for the mainstream models, well, those weren’t really much [...]
The new Incredible S from HTC is basically a mild spec bump from the original Incredible. The WVGA screen is 4″ and uses a Super LCD panel. It packs a 1GHz Snapdragon single core CPU with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of ROM. It has unique rotating navigation keys so that the buttons re-orient themselves when you switch into landscape.
First impressions of the device? The front facing camera is definitely a great addition if you’re into video calling and its 1.3-megapixel sensor size is appealing. One of the flaws with the device we had our hands-on with, and [...]
We’re sure you remember HTC’s button-less phone with buttons after all that we posted about recently and which is allegedly headed towards Verizon, judging from the logo on the top of the device.
Looks like Verizon will not be the only one to have the smartphone in its line-up as Canadian SaskTel is preparing to bring the device in as the HTC Vivo. According to a SaskTel related screenshot published by MobileSyrup, “HTC is the latest addition to our device supplier lineup and the new HTC Vivo device is scheduled for release in April May”. Not much is [...]
It turns out that the supposed buttonless phone we’ve been seeing everywhere was actually the successor to the HTC Incredible, which landed on Verizon as the Droid Incredible in 2010. The successor, the Incredible S, is in a lot of ways similar to the original. Most notably different is the increase in screen size from 3.7″ to 4″ via a WVGA 800×480 Super LCD panel (no more AMOLED). It’s running a Qualcomm Snapdragon single core 1GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM and 1.1GB of ROM. The camera on the back shoots photos at 8MP and can do 720p HD video. It’s [...]
A second handset from last week’s HTC leak has apparently appeared in the wild, with that button-less Verizon handset showing up on Chinese forum Mobile01 following the Desire HD-like model we saw this morning. While it’s possible this phone could have had its buttons photoshopped off or that they aren’t lit up in both the photo and the renders, it seems more likely that we’re looking at something genuine, when you consider how closely the picture matches that official HTC imagery.
The back of the phone looks very similar to the Droid Incredible, [...]
We know that the next version of Android, Honeycomb, will pave the way for buttonless tablets and even smartphones as the operating system will control virtual shortcuts like home, back, and menu, obfuscating the need for OEMs to include hardware buttons (should they choose). With a rumored release date of early spring, we might be just a few months away from such buttonless Homeycomb smartphones. Phandroid has unearthed a mystery device, found in the files of a recent update to HTC Sync, that has Verizon branding and no buttons. While the device clearly is conceptual (a buttonless [...]
Thanks to a few of our sharp-eyed readers, we thought that we could see a hint of buttons on that supposedly button-less handset from HTC which has been making the rounds — and sure enough, after adjusting the image levels a bit, we came up with a version in which the four circles are pretty clearly visible. (It’s more apparent as you move away from the image.)
Therefore, we’re now thinking that these are just unlit, capacitive buttons a la the Samsung Galaxy S line, and that this phone doesn’t represent some breakthrough, Honeycomb-powered design. Plus, [...]
We’ve managed to acquire a second render of the button-less HTC phone first revealed by Phandroid last week, though unlike the first image, this one is HTC- and not Verizon-branded. Based on the source of the document, we’re quite confident that this is original HTC artwork and not a Photoshop of the VZW render (although they were clearly based on the same master image).
While some skeptics are claiming that the first picture is simply a generic placeholder for future or unrecognized devices in sync software, we find it odd that HTC would go to the trouble of [...]