Incredible S vs Galaxy S!


  1. Galaxy S

    8 vote(s)
  2. Incredible S

    14 vote(s)

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  1. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    Hello! :)
    I want to get a new phone,(still with a tytn 2 :p)
    and I can't pick between the Incredible S and Galaxy S!

    Incredible S-
    +Dual flash
    +More ram
    +Faster? :confused:

    Galaxy S-
    +More storage-
    +Proven to be an amazing device(Incredible S relatively new)
    +Ability to be rooted (After warranty period ;) )
    +(Good cases) ;)

    Durability (Few years of use)
    Speed (Games)
    Awesomeness :D

    Opinions please!
    Thanks in advance :)

  2. Usta

    Usta Well-Known Member

    I'll vote for Incredible S, because it fits more to your criteria.

    Durability (Few years of use) - IS is from 2011 and has a better build quality than SGS.
    Speed (Games) - SGS has a better GPU, but IS is not that much behind.
    Stability - I hear more issues on SGS than on IS
    Awesomeness - Classic HTC with Sense UI (personal perference).
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  3. gallandof

    gallandof Well-Known Member

    hmm, tricky tricky tricky. the SGS is a better phone hardware wise. but the software is junk without rooting, and the build quality is a step down in my opinion. also there are a bunch of apps out there that have trouble running on the galaxy S devices, which sucks
  4. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    HTC all the way. I would never ever ever buy any Samsung product.
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  5. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Well-Known Member

    im hoping i can provide you with a pretty good opinion, considering i've had the original incredible and the samsung galaxy s (fascinate)

    the inc. was an awesome phone, and after having a couple HTC phones (running on sense UI) i don't think i will find a user interface i like better.

    i like the look of touchwiz (galaxy s UI) a little more than sense but it was horribly laggy (not as much after rooting) and full of little bugs. My galaxy S has had multiple hardware and signal issues that have driven me crazy, before and after rooting it. also the build quality (specifically the battery cover) is significantly lesser on the galaxy S.

    There are also a few things about the placement certain things (screen lock, charging port) on the GS i don't care for either. Overall, i thought (notice this was MY OPINION, not stating a "fact") that the incredible was a much better phone. This doesn't go for everyone, as many people love the fascinate, just as there are people who hated the incredible. One thing about samsung that IS a fact is how horrible their software update timing is. The fascinate just got 2.2 a few weeks ago. about 4 months after the LG ALLY for christ sakes... what a joke!

    Notice ive mostly reviewed the galaxy s and only the UI of sense, because i've never had the Incredible S, therefore I'm unable to provide an honest opinion of it. I can, however, tell you that HTC Sense is awesome IMO and HTC seems to make phones with fantastic build quality. I LOVED that incredible, and if i would've known i would have this many problems with my fascinate I never would have gotten rid of it.

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  6. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    I would take Galaxy S every time, better screen, better GPU so will handle current and future games better, also in that regard it's more future proof imo, it will basically be supported as long as the iPhone 4 is supported as they share simalar hardware, so support will always be good.

    Also the standard video/music player is better on the Galaxy S, supports allot more formats,
  7. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    Agreed,it needs to be rooted + sense!
  8. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    I do love sense aswell ;)
    Scenes,classic look,overall beauty of it all!
    I considered getting the galaxy s,rooting it in a year and installing sense.
    And if you preferred the original Incredible over the SGS,the sequel should be better!
    Leaning towards the Incredible now.
    Build quality seems to be better on the incredible too.

    Coming from a Tytn2,i messed with it quite a bit,roms,tried android on it.And found android amazing! :)

    Since you have used both,is there much of a difference b/w SAMOLED and SLCD?

    P.S-You play awesome!(Incredible I must say ;))
    Thank you for your time and input :)
    Your opinion helped me tilt towards the HTC :D
  9. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    The Galaxy S has a better GPU?
  10. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Well-Known Member

    thanks for listening man, im glad you enjoyed my music!

    the screen was actually the reason i got the fascinate in the first place. it's not insanely better, but definitely noticeable. that and i wanted a bigger screen.
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  11. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

  12. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member


    CPU: 3432
    3D: 491
    CPU: 740
    3D: 845

    The former earns a much higher score on the cpu front,will this affect productivity tasks by much?

    Also,based on the following videos-
    YouTube - Samsung Galaxy S Quadrant Score when Stock
    YouTube - HTC Incredible S Hands On

    The incredible S gets 1609,whereas the Galaxy s gets 905
    Does this mean the htc is faster?

    Thank you for your help :)
  13. thedosbox

    thedosbox Guest

    Make sure you use the Galaxy S to read text before buying one. The Pentile screen makes text on high contrast backgrounds look fuzzy.
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  14. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

    Galaxy S is far better. The Super AMOLED is gorgeous! I do not like Sense. The giant clock that takes up 1/3 of the home screen is a big turn-off.

    Just compare how many Galaxy S were sold and how many Incredible were sold should give you some hint on which one is more preferable by the general public.

    And frankly, if you have not bought a phone yet, you should not be comparing the new Incredible S with the old Galaxy S. Instead, you should be comparing the Galaxy S II which is coming out in a few weeks. That phone will beat any other phone.
  15. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Nope, quadrant is a pointless benchmark.

    But the interface on the Incredible will be smoother out of the box, the Galaxy S scores poorly in quadrant due to Samsungs file system which sucks, but is not as bad as quadrant suggests.

    Easy enough to fix, just root the phone and apply a lagfix and you will be scoring 1600+ again.

    It's an easy enough process and people here will help walk you through it if you buy one. :)
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  16. thedosbox

    thedosbox Guest

    That clock is a widget. Like any other widget, it can be customized or removed as needed.

    McDonald's is the best selling burger chain. Doesn't mean their burgers are any good.
  17. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    The SGS2 is amazing,but unfortunately too expensive. :(
  18. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    More ram = more performance? :confused:
    Lagfix increases the read/write frequency right?
    In effect decreasing the life of (memory card/inbuilt memory)?
  19. Pochi_X

    Pochi_X Well-Known Member


    Has the ability to burn Galaxy S with a "Wildfire"!
  20. Guamguy

    Guamguy Well-Known Member

    In certain areas.

    Please note the CPU of the Incredible S isn't **much** faster than the Galaxy S, it is at best **slightly faster**. What drags the score down for the Galaxy S is that it has **much slower File I/O**.

    If you take the same hardware as the Galaxy S, match it with a much faster file I/O system, then you get a much different result. I'm referring to the Nexus S. The hardware of the Galaxy S and the Nexus S is identical inside, but the Nexus S in my Quadrant scoring, can hit Quadrant in the range of 1700 to over 1800.

    Which incidentally, is also the same range as phones equipped with the Qualcomm 8255 like the Droid Incredible 2 aka Incredible S do.

    When the SGS gets the Gingerbread upgrade, it will fly as good or better as the Nexus S. It will get rid of the Samsung file system in favor of the Gingerbread file system, plus Samsung having additional optimizations on top of Gingerbread.
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  21. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    Yes well sort of, changes the file system from Samsungs RFS to ext4, same as what the Nexus S uses. some infrormation below.

    I doubt it will effect lifespan, other phones use ext4, it was just a really poor choice by Samsung.
  22. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    CPU - Incredible S CPU is, at most, 5% faster than the CPU in the original Galaxy S. This is in terms of common applications. There are some features that is has (128-bit SIMD instruction set, for example) that it shares with the Cortex A9 that the A8 (used in the Galaxy S) doesn't have. For everyday applications, the Incredible S CPU is the winner, if one has to be picked.

    RAM - 768MB (Incredible S) versus 384MB (Galaxy S, 512 if you count the separate 128 dedicated to the GPU).

    GPU - Incredible S has a solid GPU, but the Galaxy S has on that is roughly 50% faster, and has 128MB of dedicated RAM.

    If you're a gamer (and I don't mean Farmville), get the Galaxy S. Otherwise, get the Incredible S.
  23. Csmiler

    Csmiler Member

    Hello :)
    Is the Incredible S the winner by a lot? Noticeable difference? :/
    Also,does the increased ram make a lot of difference?
  24. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation

    CPU performance? No, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference, they are that close.

    The Incredible does have more memory but the only applications that wiil use large amounts of memory are games, which will run faster on the Galaxy S anyway.

    Also, I doubt the Incredible will actually have 768MB usable, a large portion is reserved for the Android OS, just like on the Galaxy S.
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  25. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Depends on the task, but you are correct in that the difference won't be noticeable in most cases. However, in the few cases that are noticeable, the Incredible S wins.

    Tell that to users of QuickOffice :)

    While a chunk is always used, more memory is more memory. Keep in mind that the Galaxy S only has 384MB of system RAM, of which 320-304MB is usable. The original Incredible has 512MB, of which 440-480MB is usable. The Incredible 2/S has 768MB, of which over 700MB is usable.

    For gaming, the Galaxy S wins, and the difference is appreciable if you are running truly high end games (IE, games running the Unreal engine, of which there are currently few. I'm only aware of one). For typical gaming, productivity, and phone use, the Incredible S is more future proof, but actual performance differences today are negligible between the two phones.
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