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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Beatlesfan, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The Htc Incredible S, I must have it!

    HTC refreshes Android lineup with Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S (update: hands-on) -- Engadget

    "It'll launch globally -- at some point in early Q2, but with only Android 2.2 on board."

    "In terms of hard specs, the Incredible S comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 backed by 768MB of RAM, a 720p HD video-capable 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and autofocus, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing image taker, and a 1450mAh battery. Resolution is your standard-issue 800 x 480."

    Too bad it's only 2.2 and single core. I'm positive it'll get 2.4 shortly after release though. There aren't really too many advantages right now for dual core, other than bragging rights. :D I've been praying to the cell phone gods that the Dinc's successor would have a 4 inch screen, looks like they listened.
     

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  2. Blacklight82

    Blacklight82 Well-Known Member

    Almost perfect but there isn't a trackpad. I use mine all the time and I would surely miss it.
     
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  3. whitewallman

    whitewallman Member

    I'm disappointed it won't be amoled.
     
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  4. johnchad14

    johnchad14 Newbie

    Yeah, lose amoled to gain a ~20% better processor and marginally larger screen that loses trackpad. New sense is great and all, but can already do that with current incredible and roms. This thing has no appeal to me as a current Inc owner.

    Guess it is nice that the design will be used more widespread than just verizon, but I am confused as to their marketing strategy. So they have quite similar Inc S and Desire S, and both will be marketed worldwide? There is less to distinguish the 2 these days, especially when they will potentially be used in the same markets. Wording on articles seems to indicate these are both intended for release outside US this year, maybe that means by the time the designs hit here they will be upgraded a bit.

    Here's to hoping by late 2010 they have an actual Incredible 2 come out in the US with a dual core snapdragon and 4 in super amoled plus screen. That would be the one I'd go crazy for. Trackpad negotiable!
     
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  5. ral2108

    ral2108 Newbie

    I'm gonna have to agree with johnChad14. These phones are hardly an improvement from what we have right now, especially after all this time.

    Come on HTC! You can do better than that!
     
  6. Anthony1970

    Anthony1970 Member

    Unless someone goes back in time with an Incredible 2, that aint happening.:D
     
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  7. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    this will be my next phone after the Thunderbolt lol. looks sweet.
     
  8. ikadakimas

    ikadakimas Newbie

    I can see why AMOLED wasn't included. I'm sure they don't want to repeat what happened the first time. I remember the wait for the first DINC was over a month due to the whole AMOLED shortage.

    But everyone one is right here, to see SAMOLED and Trackpad back would have been sweeeeeet. However, this is a decent refresher for the DINC.
     
  9. johnchad14

    johnchad14 Newbie

    man I am still putting 2010 on everything! Crap!
     
  10. najaboy

    najaboy Android Enthusiast

    It's doubtful we'll see many HTC phones with AMOLED displays in the immediate future. Last year was a very hard lesson regarding reliance on SMD as a supplier. While SMD claims that they can turns things around with the opening of their new factory this year, it remains to be seen.
     
  11. najaboy

    najaboy Android Enthusiast

    It also bears mentioning that the Incredible S is apparently capable of SVDO.
     
  12. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    So the Incredible S is 4", and the Desire S is 3.7". I'm not a fan of a larger phone, but perhaps the extra screen real estate is negated by the loss of the touchpad.

    The CPU is the same speed as our current one, but the smaller process means better battery life (if all other things were equal). The GPU is a little shy of being twice as fast as the current Incredible's GPU. The 50% memory boost is also nice.
     
  13. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Android Enthusiast

    Bummer. I understand why the went with a 4" screen to satisfy current owners and the majority, but I want a big screen. No touchpad and 4" screen is a bit disappointing, but everybody is getting rid of it I guess. Ho hum processor, LESS internal memory, 1450 mAh battery (still not big enough) all leave me less than impressed.

    I thought I'd be jumping ship soon, but nothing seems like the next best thing, so I'll be keeping my DI for the foreseeable future. Good thing it kicks ass. I bet some 4.3" super phone from HTC or Motorola will roll out at the end of 2011 that might entice me.
     
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  14. drdoom

    drdoom Android Expert

    I'm not too impressed. Is it an improvement? Sure, but a pretty negligible one. HTC is just refreshing, not innovating. If it wasn't for the locked bootloaders, I'd take the Bionic or Atrix(damn you AT&T) over this any day. I'll probably wait it out a few more months and pick up whatever seems to be the best then. I'm not a fanboy of any company, so whoever can wow me with the best specs and quality will get my money.
     
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  15. Colchicine

    Colchicine Android Expert

    Add me to the unimpressed crowd. I do NOT want an oversized 4.3" screen so the 4" screen would be perfect. I can live without a hard keyboard, but I am quite fond of the trackpad. I am also look for a dual core phone as my replacement, but that's a moot point since I can't upgrade until January anyway.

    Although not a requirement, I'd miss the red accents.
     
  16. Member110111

    Member110111 Guest

    I won't upgrade to a new device until there is one I want running 2.3 at least if not 2.4. I already have a phone running 2.2.
     
  17. Is it just me or do those endgadget photos make the screen look like it has a cheap junky scratch protector screen on it? I hope the screen quality doesn't look like that in person it looks really blurry for the specs...
     
  18. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    This phone has only been announced for Europe and Asia so don't get your hope up
     
  19. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    I cannot see myself 'upgrading' to this. I like the slightly larger screen and the %50 RAM increase is nice, but it is not an 'Incredible' w/o the trackpad, imo.
    Also, any new phone without dual core is lame.
     
  20. Joevarm

    Joevarm Newbie

  21. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Lol, you guys are right. This phone isn't a big improvement. I guess I just got excited when I read the article lol.
     
  22. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Android Expert

    Meh, why get that? Just buy the T-bolt, they're nearly the same phone minus .3 inches of screen space. I'll probably go Bionic I guess, I hate to leave HTC, but nothing they're putting out right now is impressing me like the Bionic does. Guess I'll wait and see how the dual-core phones actually stack up when they're released and what optimizations 2.4 actually brings for the twin cores.
     
  23. falltime

    falltime Well-Known Member

    The Dinc may be my 1st phone in a LONG while I keep to end of the contract. I really dont see anything here or on the horizon that is causing me phone-envy. The weaknesses of the current model IMHO are battery life, no front camera, no kickstand and cheap creaky case.
    This new model rectifies 2 - case and camera but otherwise offers little and it loses the trackball, which is invaluable for quick typing edits. I'll pass
     
  24. AndroidRider

    AndroidRider Well-Known Member

    I like the design, a mix between inc and original nexus one( which I initially wanted before the inc came out, and was waiting for it to come out on Verizon) but like others here are saying, specs still aren't impressing me enough to switch, considering I had my last phone for 6 years I don't mind hanging onto the inc for a while, I'll hold out for the htc dual core phones.
     
  25. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    The new model's SOC is on a smaller process which means noticeably better battery life, so consider that addressed at least to a degree. As for the trackball, have you tried the new Sense UI yet? It has a press and hold feature that helps with quick typing edits (Android 2.3 also as a feature that works, but isn't as nice).

    I've used both CM7 (2.3) and Uber Z (new Sense), and when using them to edit texts, I find both to be superior to the trackball.
     
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