HTC has recently announced that its Incredible S Android smartphone will be available exclusively through Optus for three months when it launches in Australia on 1 May. The HTC Incredible S is a successor to the HTC Droid Incredible; a smartphone that launched in the US market exclusively on the Verizon network.
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The HTC Incredible S has a 4in, capacitive SLCD touchscreen with a 480x800-pixel resolution, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and 768MB of RAM. It also boasts an 8-megapixel camera that doubles as a 720p HD video recorder, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
With this in mind, how does the HTC Incredible S stack up against the Apple iPhone 4 when it comes to specifications?
HTC Incredible S vs iPhone 4: Specifications
|Feature||Apple iPhone 4||HTC Incredible S||Verdict?|
|Operating system (OS)||Apple iOS||Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Draw|
|Display size||3.5in||4in||Incredible S|
|Display technology||Capacitive retina IPS||SLCD||iPhone 4|
|Display resolution||640x960 pixels||480x800 pixels||iPhone 4|
|Camera||5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging||8 megapixels, dual-LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, image stabilisation||Incredible S|
|FM radio||No||Yes||Incredible S|
|Internal memory||16GB or 32GB||1.1GB||iPhone 4|
|Expandable memory||No||microSD card slot||Incredible S|
|Dimensions||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm||120 x 64 x 11.7mm||iPhone 4|
|Application store||Apple App Store||Google Android Market||iPhone 4|
|Processor||Apple A4||Qualcomm Snapdragon (1GHz)||Draw|
|3G networks||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 900/2100||iPhone 4|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP||Draw|
|Quoted talk time||Up to 7 hours||Up to 6 hours 20 minutes||iPhone 4|
|Quoted standby time||Up to 300 hours||Up to 370 hours||Incredible S|
|Adobe Flash support||No||Yes||Incredible S|
HTC Incredible S vs. iPhone 4: Design
Like HTC's other new Android phones, the Desire S and the Wildfire S, the HTC Incredible S is a slight upgrade rather than a huge overhaul of the original Incredible. The main point of difference centres around its design: the Incredible S uses HTC's aluminium unibody design, which the company says gives it a tougher and more elegant feel than the original model. It is a very industrial looking design that uses black matte plastic, and its surface feels rubbery and very durable.
The iPhone 4's stainless steel band (which also doubles as the phones antenna) is certainly intriguing, and at just 9.3mm thick, it remains one of the best built smartphones on the market.
The HTC Incredible S Android phone features an aluminium "unibody" design.