Product Type: HTC mobile phones
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HTC Incredible S
HTC Incredible S
Member Name: Misterlak
HTC Incredible S
Advantages: the look, apps, speed
Disadvantages: the music app
The HTC Incredible S is most noticeable by its distinctive rear. The back of the phone is not completely flat, but in my eyes lies more comfortable in my hand. The back feels strong with the matte plastic and certainly not like it's going to break. On the back you will find the 8MP camera, a dual LED flash and the speaker.
The front is less obvious but no less beautiful. It features a 1.3 MP front camera, a speaker, an LED light for notifications, a light sensor and a proximity sensor. You can also find the 4 buttons: home, menu, back and search. The special feature of these buttons is that they are only visible when the screen is on, and that they rotate as you rotate your phone.
This phone has a 4 "super LCD screen. The resolution is not extremely high, but still more than adequate for a normal user. The colors are really vivid and the viewing angle is quite good.
On the left you can find the volume keys and the micro-USB connector for charging and connecting to the PC, at the top is the 3.5mm audio jack with the button to switch the screen on and off. At the bottom side you can find finally yet an opening of the microphone.
The HTC Incredible S comes with Android 2.2 Froyo. Yet it is possible to update the device to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The navigation is smooth, no hitches in the graphics. There are 7 home tabs available to all your favorite (HTC) widgets and shortcuts. In the Android Play there are thousands of different apps to find all suitable for this phone. Also you can find alternative apps for the default apps that HTC offers.
The text messages of this phone are very clear and easy to view. Maybe a little too boring for those who prefer some color. But it is possible to have an alternative app. All messages are sorted per person conversations. The display is similar to the display on an iPhone, like many smartphones. You can also synchronize your contacts with Facebook so you see the photo of your contact.
There are different ways of typing. You can choose a standard mobile phone keyboard, a full keyboard (like on the computer), or a limited keyboard (a full keyboard with 2 letters on 1 button).
This phone has 2 cameras, one front and one rear. The front camera can be used for video calling but also to take ordinary photos with. This camera has 1.3 MP and doesn't take the best pictures, but is handy in certain apps.
The camera on the back has 8 MP and can therefore take so much better pictures. This camera has an autofocus, which you also can setup and it has a dual LED flash. Also you can take videos in 720p with this camera. The camera app is pre-installed, it is quite useful and good quality. So you can apply effects, adjust light sensitivity, zoom, switch between the cameras.
This phone has the standard Android browser installed. This looks very basic, but is still very convenient and fast to use. The phone has both 3G and WiFi to connect to the Internet.
Also, this phone serves as a wireless modem. He can turn the 3G signal into WiFi, which in places without WiFi is handy so you still can connect to the internet on your PC.
The music app has me a little disappointed. The possibilities are quite limited and some features are also very difficult to find. You can have music by artist, album, playlist and genre, but I still have not found how you can find just a song. The music quality is fairly high, the phone therefore has SRS software to make it a little better sound. The radio is always very useful, but only available when a headset is connected, because that is used as an antenna.
About the battery is not much to tell. It is a 1450mAh battery, which is not extreme, but still not really enough. In normal use you can last around all day.
This mobile phone has surprised me with regard to price and quality. I really like the design of the back and the sleek design of the front. The performance is more than enough for my expectations. The 1 GHz processor with more than 700 MB of RAM ensures that each app runs smoothly and that the device also responds quickly to all. The screen is also really great, the colors are stunning and the touchscreen is very sensitive and precise. Only the music app has disappointed me
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