HTC Incredible S vs HTC Sensation – Full Specs Compared
HTC launched a few handsets last year (2010) including the ‘Incredible’ that were really top notch and there were many who felt that they were the best Android based smartphones at that time. Incredible is now available as an upgrade with a suffix of S. The specs of Incredible S are certainly up from Incredible but how does it fare in comparison to its other sibling, HTC Sensation released this year (2011) during the same period? Comparisons are inevitable whether the challenge comes from outside or it remains a family scuffle. Let us take a closer look at these amazing smartphones.
HTC Incredible S
The name gave it all and the world knew before the launch that this smartphone was an upgrade from the earlier Incredible from HTC. But what the heck, its no crime if you wish to upgrade your bestseller, isn’t it? After all, this is what Apple has been doing all the time with its iPhone. Incredible S is a stunning device to say the least, and has the potential to be a leader of the pack when it comes to Android based smartphones.
It’s not about a monster of a screen only. The internals of the phone are packed with features that make a proud reading. What would you say to high download speeds of 14.4Mbps HSPDA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA? The smartphone runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (a little surprising, but the manufacturers have promised an upgrade to Android Gingerbread soon) and has a powerful 1 GHz Scorpion CPU along with Adreno 205 GPU. It has a solid 768 MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM which coupled with the customary HTC Sense UI make it a very smooth and pleasing experience to use this incredible smartphone.
HTC has done away with Super AMOLED screen and has adopted LCD screen with WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels. The display, standing at 4″ on a highly capacitive touch screen is very bright indeed, and produces mesmerizing 16 M colors in true richness. The smartphone has all the standard features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyro sensor and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. It is a dual camera device with the rear one being 8 MP with auto focus and LED flash capable of recording HD videos in 720p at 30fps. The secondary camera at the front is only a 1.3MP but that is for video calling. The phone boasts an internal storage of 1.1 GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
For connectivity, Incredible S is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n and DLNA, GPS with A-GPS, Buetoothv2.1, EDGE, GPRS, and supports 14.4 Mbps HSPDA. With Android HTML webkit browser surfing is a breeze on Incredible S. It has the ability to become a mobile hotspot and has smart features of smart dialing and voice dialing.
HTC Sensation is nothing less than a sensation. It is a thoroughbred smartphone with all the latest features. It has an all aluminum body and a widescreen monster sized screen that stands at 4.3 inches. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a powerful 1.2 GHz dual core CPU (Snapdragon, with Adreno 220 GPU) with 768 MB RAM. It provides 1 GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards.
The display on the super LCD screen at a qHD resolution looks superb. The smartphone has a 8 MP camera at the back that is capable of recording HD videos in 1080p at 30fps. There are added features of instant capture with stereo sound recording in the camera. The phone glides on the legendary HTC Sense UI making multimedia experience a breeze on it. Front camera is VGA that allows for video calling.
To begin with, Sensation has dimensions of 126.1×65.4×11.3mm and weighs 148g, which is a little bulkier in comparison to other latest smartphones but it has a powerful battery(1520mAh) that last as long as your desire? The smartphone is equipped with all the sensors (ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and gyro sensor) along with digital compass and G-sensor.
The phone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE (up to 560 Kbps downloading), GPRS (up to 114 Kbps downloading), HSDPA (14.4Mbps) and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP (allows wireless stereo headset). There is full social networking integration with FaceBook and Twitter coupled with the improved HTC Sense UI and one can easily share photos and other files with friends on other networking sites in an instant.
Comparison Between HTC Incredible S and HTC Sensation
• Sensation is a bit thinner at 11.3mm than Incredible S (11.7mm)
• Sensation has a more powerful battery at 1520mAh than 1450mAh of Incredible S
• Sensation has a larger display at 4.3” than Incredible S (4”)
• Sensation has a better screen resolution (960x540pixels) than Incredible S (800x400pixels)
• Incredible S is lighter at 136g than 149g of Sensation
• Sensation has a more powerful processor at 1.2GHz dual core than 1 GHz of Incredible S
• Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo while Sensation uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread