Product Type: HTC mobile phones
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Lovely phone, OS still buggy thou
HTC Incredible S
Member Name: jortaro
HTC Incredible S
Advantages: Great as an alternative iphone
Disadvantages: Some OS bugs still need working on
I've own this phone for a bit over 4 months now, and not had any problems with it bar a few vrey small niggels.
Ok for starters the HTC sense OS has a major flaw in their wifi conneciton, if you use a hidden network SSID with WPA2 passwords then your device will not be able to connect to it, I've tried connecting to other networks either with out a hidden SSID or a a hidden network with out the WPA2 type security and was able to connect fine. This seems to be an OS problem more than a hardware issue as I also own a HTC flyer running the same OS and it experiences the same wifi problems.
The second problem seems to be the phone's ability to recognise a signal, thou I do get great reception there are some areas of the house that make my phone signal drop to nothing (cellar), and does not indicate that the phone has picked back a signal until you try and make a call in an area with signal, you'll fail the first attempt but try again and you'll be fine.
Other than the OS there is really not any problems I've experienced that could really make me wanna get rid of the phone, compared to the iphone 4 the size and functionality is quite the killer, the screen size is larger and is much better in sunlight, although the multi touch sensor on the HTC does not support as many spots are the iphone (done via a piano app to see how many keys can be pressed together), however the 3G connection and wifi pick up is considerably faster than the iphone 4 I had. (note to be fair I did make sure that both devices had a complete wipe so there were no saved connection details.)
The HTC offers much more day to day uses such as GPRS and a proper light to use as a flash light (or flash for the camera) (which comes pre installed on the HTC). There is the fantastic benefit for facebook users as your friends can have their numbers saved on your phone after the first time you go online with your phone, (I wasn't aware of this until the other day).
Summary: Fantastic phone, still one or two bugs in the OS but nothing major.
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