There’s 720p HD video recording on board too, which delivers more or less what it promises. There’s no onboard video editor, so you can’t quickly knock up a magnum opus, but there are several available from the Android Market or you can transfer the 3GPP files to your computer and do it there.
Mission Incredible: Android updates promised soon
HTC Sync offers a range of options for syncing your data, including organising your music (it allows you to save iTunes and WMA playlists), as well as your calendar and Outlook contacts. You can also arrange to sync documents, pics and your browser bookmarks. Quickoffice is on board too, allowing you to create and view Word and Excel docs. Battery life certainly didn’t break any records but didn’t disgrace itself either, delivering a full day of fairly heavy use.
Call quality doesn’t do a lot to distinguish the Incredible S, but that’s really a good thing. The speaker offers a full, well-rounded tone to speech, even with the volume cranked up to full – nothing to complain about there.
Dual core processors are the next big thing in higher end smart phones, promising significantly faster usage and expanded multitasking (though quite possibly even shorter battery life) but the Incredible S hasn’t quite made that leap yet. While some might prefer to wait and see, I must admit I never got the feeling that this was a slow handset. There were no obvious signs of lagging when playing video, browsing the web or switching between apps.
With an older version of Android the Incredible S may not be at the cutting edge, but it’s a perfectly fine smart phone with the latest HTC Sense nick nacks, versatile syncing software in HTC Sync, an 8Mp camera and a stylishly different design. ®
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HTC Incredible S Android smartphone
So a very good Android smartphone with everything right
only gets 80%?
I'm guessing it got 15% deduced for no Apple logo...
I'm only guessing here
But 80% is damn fine score for any phone. If every phone received a score of 95%, it wouldn't be much use as a means to determine quality.
If I had to hazard a reason, it would be that the Incredible is not a huge leap forward in terms of new technology. So it is a good phone with a good score, not a fantastic phone with a fantastic score.
For phone that basically does everything right (according to the review)? Seems a bit mean.
The only downside appeared to be it not using a dual core, which by the reviewers own comments appears to be unnecessary.
80%... based on preconceptions?
85% for the slower smaller plasticy Defy
85% for the very similar Nexus S
Yet a phone with seemingly more (rugged, fastest processor, better cameraS etc) only gets 80%, I cant help but feel this result is skewed by some preconception of the reviewer as the sub head seems to indicate.
I'm starting to get curious about what scores a 90%+ around here...
Has the things I wish my windows phone 7 had. DLNA and exandable memory, plus no need for Zune.