HTC Incredible S: first look

HTC Incredible S: first look

Does it measure up? You bet it does

The HTC Droid Incredible was a big success. But does the next generation Incredible S measure up? Pretty much.

The Incredible S isn't a huge overhaul in design or specs from the original Incredible, but there are some nice little upgrades and tweaks throughout the phone.

The big difference between the [Droid Incredible] and the [Incredible S] is that it has a solid unibody aluminum design.

This is pretty much becoming HTC's trademark for its high-end phones and I'm all for it. The phone feels tougher, yet more elegant than the somewhat plasticky original Incredible.

There is one disturbing detail, however. The Incredible S will ship with Froyo (2.2)-not Gingerbread. Let's hope that an upgrade will be available shortly and it will ship with the most recent version of Android.

The crisp, bright 3.7-inch display showcased HTC Sense nicely and the UI moved fluidly throughout the phone. The Incredible S is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

We've been hearing so much about dual-core phones that 1GHz seems weak in comparison. But in actuality, there is a lot that goes into how a phone performs other than its processor speed.

The Incredible S did just fine as I opened multiple apps and navigated throughout its interface.

The Incredible S sports an 8-megapixel camera and gets the nice upgrade of 720p video capture.

Testing out the camera was difficult on the crowded showfloor, but what I shot looked pretty good.

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