HTC Incredible S vs Samsung Galaxy S2 – Full Specs Compared
For long Apple captured the top slot in smartphones with its flagship iPhone series of phones. But not anymore, as is evident with the latest offerings from giant electronic firms like Samsung and HTC. Yes, I am talking about the stunning smartphone called Incredible S and Samsung Galaxy S2, both of whom are thoroughbred Androids loaded with latest features that are enough to make a claim to being one of the best smartphones in the market today. But how do these two stunning devices fare when pitted against each other? Let us make an unbiased comparison.
HTC Incredible S
Do not go by its name and think that it is just an upgrade of the earlier ‘Incredible’ launched by HTC last year. Incredible S has some all new features though retaining some good features of Incredible and bettering some of other features. If you are looking for a smartphone that provides seamless browsing and a smooth multimedia experience, HTC incredible S is the phone you must have a look at.
Display is what most of the buyers first look at, and Incredible S does not disappoint in this feature, boasting of a large 4” touchscreen which is super LCD, capacitive, and provides a high resolution of 480x800pixels (WVGA). It can be said to be the best display produced by HTC so far. The phone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo which is a little surprising but manufacturers say they will soon come up with an upgrade to Gingerbread. It has a powerful 1 GHz CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon) and Adreno 205 GPU. It has a solid 768 MB RAM with 1.5 GB ROM. It provides 1.1 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. Coupled with the customary HTC Sense UI, the gadget provides a pleasing and seamless multimedia experience to the user.
The smartphone is a delight for those fond of taking photos. It has a powerful 8 MP camera at the rear that is auto focus with LED flash and geo tagging. It can record HD videos in 720p at 30fps. It also has a secondary front camera (1.3 MP) that allows for video calling and to capture self portraits that one can share instantly with friends on other social networking sites.
For connectivity, Incredible S is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, and GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP + EDR. It has full Flash support that makes browsing a breeze for the users. The phone has the capability to become a mobile hotspot.
Samsung Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II)
Galaxy S2 is perhaps the flagship model from Samsung that is far ahead of all other models produced by the Korean electronics giant. For long, iPhones enjoyed the tag of being the slimmest smartphones in the world. But Galaxy S2 has usurped the throne being incredibly slim at just 8.5mm despite the fact that it possesses a very large screen (4.3inches). Hats off to the designers of this incredible looking smartphone who have left no stone unturned to pack this stunning device with all the latest and improved features.
To begin with, Galaxy S2 has dimensions of 125.3×66.1×8.49mm weighing just 116g, making it feel like a feather in the hands of the user. Perhaps this is a clever ploy to do away with all the metal and use plastic body instead. It has a screen of 4.3 inches that produces images at a resolution of 480x800pixels. The screen is super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen producing 16M colors that is vivid and bright.
The phone runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the new TouchWiz 4.0 and has a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It has more than enough 16GB of internal memory than can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. It is packed with a solid 1GB RAM that makes multitasking easy. The phone is equipped with all standard features such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyro sensor and ambient light sensor. It has the standard 3.5mm audio jack at the top and also has stereo FM with RDS. The phone has HDMI mirroring, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth v3.0 with network support for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and HSPA+.
The phone is a dual camera device with rear 8MP camera that is auto focus and has LED flash. It is capable of recording HD videos in both 720p and 1080p. Even the secondary camera is a powerful 2 MP one that takes clear and sharp self portraits and also allows video calling and chatting.
Comparison Between HTC Incredible S and Samsung Galaxy S2
• Galaxy S2 has a bigger display at 4.3 inches than Incredible S (4”)
• Galaxy S2 has a super AMOLED plus capacitive touch screen whereas Incredible S relies on super LCD technology
• Galaxy S2 is incredibly thin at 8.49mm while Incredible S is 11.7mm
• Incredible S is heavier at 136g as compared to Galaxy S2 (just 116g).
• Front camera of Galaxy S2 is powerful at 2 MP than that of Incredible S (1.3 MP).
• Galaxy S2 has better Bluetooth support at v3.0 than v2.1 of Incredible S.
• Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo while Galaxy S2 has the latest Gingerbread.
• While Incredible S records videos in just 720p, Galaxy S2 can go up to 1080p.
• Galaxy S2 has a more powerful battery at 1650mAh than 1450mAh of Incredible S.
|Comparison of Specifications
HTC Incredible S vs Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)
|Design||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Form Factor||Candybar||Candy bar|
|Keyboard||On-Screen||Virtual QWERTY with Swype|
|Dimension||120 x 64 x 11.7 mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.46 in)||125.30 x 66.10 x 8.49 mm,|
|Weight||135.5 g (4.78 oz)||116 g|
|Body Color||Black, Red||Black|
|Display||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Size||4 inches Super LCD||4.3 inches|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480||WVGA, 800×480 pixels|
|Features||16M colors Capacitive multi-touch||16M color|
|Sensors||G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Operating System||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Platform||Android 2.2 Froyo||Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread)|
|UI||HTC Sense 2.0||TouchWiz 4.0, Personalizable UI|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash 10.2|
|Processor||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Model||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, Adreno 205 GPU||Samsung Exynos, ARMv7 Dual-core, Mali-400MP GPU|
|Speed||1 GHz||1.2 GHz Dual-core|
|Memory||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|RAM||768 MB||1 GB|
|Included||1.1 GB||16 GB/32 GB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB with microSD card|
|Camera||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Resolution||8 MP||8 Megapixel|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||[email protected]||FullHD 1080p High Profile|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image stabilization||Geo tagging, Single Shot, Beauty Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot|
|Secondary camera||1.3 MP VGA||Image stabilization, Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyrometer|
|Entertainment||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Audio||SRS WOW HD Sound, ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA 9||Sound Alive music player, File Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, WMA, AMR, WAV , FLAC, XMF, MID,|
|Video||3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV 9||1080p@ 30fps, DivX, XviD, MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, VC-1, Video streaming|
|Gaming||Game Hub, Let Golf 2, Real Football 2011|
|Battery||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Type Capacity||1450 mAh||1650 mAh Li-ion removable|
|Talktime||Up to 580 min (2G) / 380 min (3G)||8 hours (3G), 18 hours 20 min (2G)|
|Standby||Up to 290 h (2G) / 370 h (3G)||400 hours|
|Mail and Messaging||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|POP3, IMAP4, Gmail, Email, Push e-mail||POP3/IMAP4 Email &, SMS, MMS with Video, Gmail, MS Exchange|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM||IM (Google Talk) , Beluga IM (Facebook)|
|Connectivity||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Wi-Fi||802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer||v3.0|
|USB||microUSB v2.0||2.0 FS|
|HDMI||No||Yes, HDMI mirroring up to 1080p|
|Location Service||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps Navigation - beta, Navigon|
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes , with third party application ex: My Lookout|
|Network Support||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|2G/3G||Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE/WCDMA, HSPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+|
|Applications||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Apps||Android Market||Android market, Samsung Apps, Google Goggle, Google Mobile App|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube||Facebook, Twitter, SNS, Social Hub|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Vonage||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, QiK||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||Vlingo - Voice Solution, Office Document Viewer, AllShare|
|Business Mobility||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Remote VPN||Yes , JunOS Pulse||Yes|
|Corporate Mail||Yes||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Yes with CISCO Mobile App|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEx||Yes with Cisco WebEx|
|Security||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|Password Protected Screen, Thirdparty mobile secure application like Lookout.|
|Additional Features||HTC Incredible S||Samsung Galaxy S II (Galaxy S2)|
|The buttons rotate with landscape rotation for easier navigation.||NFC, Samsung Kies 2.0, Samsung Kies Air, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, AllShare, Vlingo Voice Recognition & Voice Translation, On Device Encryption, Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, MDM|