The rotating capacitive buttons certainly add to the cool factor.
HTC has been doing a good job releasing updated Smartphones- just a month back, we saw them release the Desire S which I found to be an excellent device by all standards. However, we know that there is no such thing as one size fits all- definitely not as far as Smartphones are concerned. So for anyone who found the Desire S a bit small with it’s 3.7” screen should be looking at the Incredible S which is what we have with us today.
Packaged in your standard HTC white box, the Incredible S comes with you usual assortment of a USB cable, a charging plug and a headset along with some warranty information. Like all other HTC phones, the included headset with the Incredible S is average at best. Expect the unit to be priced at AED 2499 when it hits the market anytime now.
The construction quality is pretty decent on the HTC Incredible S and although I like the rubber-finish on the back, it doesn’t quite have the premium feel to it like the Desire S with it’s unibody construction. Also the bulge on the back doesn’t exactly do wonders for it as far as looks are concerned. In fact, the HTC Incredible S is very plain-jane and from the front, it can be mistaken for an older iPhone to the casual user.
On the top of the device, HTC places a 3.5mm jack and a power button while the left side has a volume rocker and the USB connector. The right and bottom sides are free of buttons which means that, like the Desire S, there is no dedicated camera button. On the back you can see a 8MP camera with a dual LED flash along with the speakerphone. Coming to the front of the device, you have a 4.0” screen with a 1.3MP front facing camera on the front and rotating capacitive buttons below the screen. The effect of watching those buttons turn with the device is pretty amazing.
The Incredible S has the same CPU/GPU configuration as the Desire S- the 1GHz SnapDragon CPU with the Adreno 205 GPU which is also the same combo used in Xperia Play. Our review sample did not have an SD card for storage but expect a 4GB card to be bundled with the device. You do have an internal storage of just over a GB.