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  1. unity04

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    Since owning a Desire Z I've grown to love HTC + Android combined. I'm thinking of buying the Incredible S but have some concerns:

    * Note: I don't care about the phone only having a 1GHz processor.. I had the Atrix for a week and returned it

    - Are there any common issues with the phone that people experience?
    - Is the phone fast? Do you ever experience lag?
    - Does the phone hold a WiFi signal good, or does it constantly re-connect?
    - Are there any SMS bugs?
    - How is the web browsing? Do you find it loads/renders pages quickly, and is the scrolling smooth?
    - Does the phone have an LED notification light?

    Thanks.
     

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    The phone is very fast and slick. I've never experienced any lag or sluggishness. WiFi is also very good. Web browsing is a joy to use and the page-rendering is fine. There is an LED light which is embedded behind the grille of the ear-piece. The LED notifications can be customised for SMS, Email, etc.

    Email: works well. But I came from BlackBerry and they are unsurpassed when it comes to email.

    Personally speaking I find that the volume in the ear-piece is quite loud during calls.

    File Explorer: there is no native file explorer which I found really disappointing. I also get a little annoyed when people say "ah, you can download one from the Android Marketplace". Really? When was the last time you bought a car and it didn't come with a steering wheel? But don't worry you can go to an auto-shop and buy one. Ridiculous. This is a basic thing that should be included.

    Overall, I'm very happy with my (first HTC/Android) phone.
     
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    How's the general build quality of the phone compared to its HTC Unibody counterparts (Legend, Desire HD etc)?

    On the long terms that is.
     
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    The general build quality is excellent - crafted from a single block of aluminium.

    Long term? Who knows?! It's only been out a few months.
     
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    It's made of rubbery substance not aluminium! :eek:
     
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    My uncle has one, I have played with it and its really good, much better than my Desire
     
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    And why do you think it's much better than the Desire?

    In which part?
     
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    Bigger screen, more internal space, nicer design, 8MP camera etc etc... but don't get me wrong I still love my Desire and I actually prefer it because it can be rooted and it has custom ROMs whereas the Incredible S does not
     
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    Like Chiswick, I came from Blackberry and up till now, I still cannot find anything that is as quick as the Blackberry in terms of email...however, if you are looking to make a switch to Android, the Incredible S is just awesome awesome awesome...I probably sound like a broken recorder but stay away from a samsung android phone..IT SUCKS BIG TIME!! Perhaps the Galaxy S II can be different but that's gonna take a whole lot of convincing...by the time it arrives here in Singapore, HTC may have something similar thrashing the S II's ass...
     

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