HTC Incredible S 

Released February, 2011
  • Android 4.0.4
  • 3.5G
  • 4"
  • 1 GHz
On the other hand, the sensitivity of the capacitive touchscreen is just great.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
The soft-touch might not be as premium as metal, but provides a nice grip and it looks pretty durable.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the HTC Incredible S


Processing power and speed

Incredible S
Nexus 4
Passmark, AnTuTu and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

Incredible S
Nexus 4
AnTuTu 3D and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Nexus 4
Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Nexus 4

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HTC Incredible S

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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Galaxy S4
Nexus 4

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

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Galaxy S4
Nexus 4

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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Galaxy S4

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

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Nexus 5
Nexus 4

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

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1.3 fps
Galaxy S4
17.2 fps
Nexus 4
15.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the HTC Incredible S

As far as setup is concerned, its email client will automatically load your emails by simply providing your email address and password.

It's a strange experience in the hand - the phone feels thin when you first look at it, but when actually holding it in the palm, the thickness becomes very apparent.


8.1 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The screen is big enough and has excellent viewing angles but sunlight legibility is less than perfect.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
Color production might not be as saturated looking when compared to Super AMOLED displays, but thankfully, its Super LCD display produces some rich looking colors that retain their luster since it offers some great viewing angles.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2011)
Videos don’t have much resolved detail but at least the contrast is good and so are the colors (though colors tend to be oversaturated).
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)


The HD quality in these videos is OK at capturing fast motion, and quickly adapts to changing light conditions.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)
Video on the HTC Incredible S isn't bad - the lighter screen might be a draw on the battery, but this leads to some pin sharp video quality.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)
The video player on the HTC Incredible S is on a par with most other high end phones, namely the quality is OK in full HD mode, but nothing really super-special in terms of quality.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)


The Incredible S browser also supports double tap zooming and text reflow, which make it extremely easy to read even longer texts on the phone display.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
The interface on the HTC Incredible S is simply phenomenal - you can sync up loads of accounts and have a fair few background processes and yet things still tick along wonderfully in the foreground.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)
Running Android 2.2,1, the HTC Incredible S is perfect if you use Google calendars and contacts for example, it all functions as would be expected from a high-end Android phone (great), with the added sprucing up that comes with bespoke widgets courtesy of HTC, such as calendar and calculator.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2011)


The HTC Incredible S rear features the 8 megapixel camera lens and the tiny loudspeaker grill.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
You’d think a handset packing an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera would produce some slick looking shots, but sadly, it goes on to prove once again that bigger isn’t necessarily better.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2011)
The back of the phone sees the rather large camera sensor in the top left, alongside a blindingly powerful dual LED flash offering.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)

Operating system

Another option is the Edit button - usually with Google's OS when you long-press on an icon or widget, the Android interface would pop up with a 'remove' option that you could drop your selection into.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2011)
Still, HTC rehashed the hardware so it shouldn’t surprise you when we tell you they rehashed the software too.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)
And while the implosion of Symbian will certainly help the droid army with their march towards lower segments, some serious efforts will be required to keep iOS and the rapidly improving WP7 at bay on the top.
by GSM Arena (Mar, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 233 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.0.4
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1

form factor

Weight 136 g
Thickness 11.7 mm
Size 64 x 120 x 11.7 mm


Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core
RAM 0.75 GB
Internal storage 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 3.5G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
  5. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 379.8 min
Standby time 17,424 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min
Capacity 1,450 mA·h
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