PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Incredible S vs Desire X


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GLBenchmark 2.7

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


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HTC Incredible S 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Incredible S vs Desire X

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BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Incredible S
Desire X

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Incredible S
1.3 fps
Desire X
1.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HTC Incredible S

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Significantly faster web browser 1,904 vs 1,238 Around 55% better BrowserMark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much newer operating system Android 4.0.4 vs Android 4.0 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Better theoretical download speed 14.4 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s 37.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of HTC Desire X

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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 49,968 min vs 22,176 min More than 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly longer standby time 44,928 min vs 17,424 min More than 2.5x longer standby time
Lighter 114 g vs 136 g More than 15% lighter
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Thinner 9.3 mm vs 11.7 mm More than 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Incredible S  vs Desire X 

That explains why the display panel is so pleasing to the eye, with its bright, lively colors and impressively wide viewing angles.
Desire X

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.
Incredible S


8.1 Out of 10
7.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Incredible S  vs
Desire X 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 233 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.0.4 Android 4.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Incredible S  vs
Desire X 
Weight 136 g 114 g
Thickness 11.7 mm 9.3 mm
Size 64 x 120 x 11.7 mm 62.3 x 118.5 x 9.3 mm


Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core Dual core
RAM 0.75 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 1 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 720 x 480 @ Unknown


Generation 3.5G 3G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 379.8 min 360 min
Standby time 17,424 min 44,928 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 49,968 min
Capacity 1,450 mA·h 1,650 mA·h
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