The HTC Incredible S is a new smartphone which was recently announced and looks set to prove popular upon its upcoming release. It boasts an impressive spec list which includes the like of an 8 megapixel camera, 4 inch touchscreen, and a host of multimedia and social networking applications, all run by the latest version of the Android OS.
The handset measures 120x 64x 11.7mm and weighs in at 135.5 grams. This makes it a pocket friendly option, and relatively compact when you consider the size of the screen. Measuring 4 inches, the S-LCD capacitive touchscreen can display 16 million individual colours within the pixel resolution of 480x 800. This makes it great for viewing photos, watching videos, playing games and browsing the web thanks to its superior display quality. The screen supports multi touch input, and has proximity and accelerometer sensors as well as a touch sensitive shortcut panel. HTC’s custom Android UI, Sense, makes another appearance, this time in version 3, an upgraded version of the highly customisable user interface.
The HTC Incredible S packs a decent level of internal storage as standard, with 1.1GB ROM on at the user’s disposal. This can be significantly increased with the presence of a microSD slot which can accommodate a memory card of up to 32GB. This means a full music collection can be stored in the phone along with many other files of various media formats.
Browsing the internet is a speedy and efficient affair with the HTC Incredible S. 3G provides the initial means of web access thanks to HSDPA connection providing whopping download speeds of 14.4 Mbps, with Wi-Fi providing a faster connection whenever users can access wireless networks in the local vicinity. EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS with A-GPS support finish off the comprehensive package of connectivity features. The latter allows several apps to function such as the digital compass and geo-tagging, as well as a number of location based services such as Google Maps.
One of the main draws of the HTC Incredible S in terms of hardware is the 8 megapixel digital camera. This comes with autofocus, touch-focus, image stabilization, and dual LED flash as standard, resulting in greatly improved quality of your photos. Users also have the luxury of shooting video footage in high definition, which can even be streamed to compatible TVs thanks to DLNA connectivity. Additionally, there is a 1.3 megapixel camera located on the front of the phone which can be utilised for video calling and taking self portrait photos.
The Android OS works in conjunction with a 1GHz processor to provide a speedy interface, and a versatile and customisable package. Thousands of additional apps are available for download from the Android Market, meaning the sky is the limit in terms of customisation and functionality.
HTC continue to release Android smartphones at an astonishing rate, and every model seems to be better than the last. The HTC Incredible S represents the latest improvements, upgrades and advancements in smartphone technology. This makes it a great choice for those who simply have to have the most cutting edge phone available, and is sure to be the envy of those who have chosen one of the more mainstream smartphone models.