HTC Incredible S 4 Stars

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Look and feel

This well built handset has a matte black body, but the bump on the reverse sides makes it feel a little clunky in the hand. The SLC display offers clarity and brightness and we were impressed by the auto-rotating touch-icons.

Ease of use

HTC has added its own Sense interface, which offers ease of use and is very intuitive. A really helpful setup menu enables the user to get started straight away with email and social networks.


All the features you’d hope to see on a smartphone, including sat-nav, email and social networks. Multitasking works well thanks to the new 1GHz processor, and the eight-megapixel camera has the benefits of dual-LED flash. In fact it’s the most highly-specced camera of any of the HTC handsets.


The display proves both accurate and responsive, although if you’re a fast typist you may experience a bit of a lag on the virtual keyboard. An excellent experience when web browsing and social networking, and Gmail account holders will get the best offering of any Android phone.

Battery life

A fully charged battery will offer plenty of time, with 254 hours on standby and 600 minutes of talktime. Music lovers can listen to tunes for 35 hours.

Excellent social integration, top-quality video, HTC’s intuitive Sense interface, can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Camera is not that great for a top-end handset, lack of NFC support, omission of native task manager.
  • Look and Feel 3 Stars
  • Ease of use 4 Stars
  • Features 4 Stars
  • Performance 4 Stars
  • Battery life 4 Stars

Final verdict: 4 Stars

The HTC Incredible S offers plenty of horsepower, and an intuitive user experience, along with that excellent SLCD display – but it may be overshadowed by the release of the new-generation superphones this summer.

Review by Mobile Choice