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Is the HTC Incredible S really just the Desire HD with a smaller screen?

Seems like they are really similar. 1GHz processor, 8MP camera…

Most Useful Answer mrew42  May. 23, 2011 at 16:16

Yes,
Or put it another way, a larger Desire S.
http://www.omio.com/phones/compare/htc_desire-hd%2Bhtc_desire-s%2Bhtc_incredible-s
There are some differences (front facing cameras etc) and updated but there's not too much in it IMO.

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mrew42  May. 23, 2011 at 16:16

Yes,
Or put it another way, a larger Desire S.
http://www.omio.com/phones/compare/htc_desire-hd%2Bhtc_desire-s%2Bhtc_incredible-s
There are some differences (front facing cameras etc) and updated but there's not too much in it IMO.

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 18:23

mrew42 is probably right. Though a different point of view would suggest: call it choice.
Every phone is basically "just an xyz with a better zxy" ;)
My 5 year old Nokia E61 does most things current smartphones do, and its battery lasted on average 3 days with heavy use. So, I could say all smartphones now are just E61 with more apps and poorer battery life LOL
Incidentally, I find Android has reached a PC-esque plateau. NFC doesn't interest me, and that aside I haven't seen anything exciting added to the platform in the last 6 months (don't mention dual-core. I reckon 80-90% of users won't notice the difference. Bite me)
So, with that perspective, yeah, it's just an XYZ with a smaller screen.
There's always something better on the horizon.

sobdf823k0s  May. 23, 2011 at 19:08

Thanks guys. The HTC range in particular does seem very similar at the high end.

blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 19:08

"I haven't seen anything exciting added on to the platform in the last 6 months"

Yes, because Nokia and Apple have been game changers in the last 6 months. :|

Personally, I wouldn't recommend an Incredible. It's exclusivity to CPW and associated companies just make it way more expensive than the Desire S and considering the only real difference is the 8MP camera it's not as good value. The resolution is exactly the same so you could say the Desire S has a sharper screen. Therefore for HTC phones it's either Desire S or Sensation.

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 19:44

Nokia launched USB on the go to name just one feature not present on any competing OS, and of more practical use than many so-called improvements.

mrew42  May. 23, 2011 at 19:56

Oh Jan. I meant to mention, about 5 years ago I was involved with my company and testing an NFC prototype mobile phone.
Guess what phone MFG that was then? ;)

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 20:36

mrew42
:p
rub it in :( :D

blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 20:56

Umm... wasn't USB on-the-go on the Nokia N810 (i.e. 3 years ago)?

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 21:20

The N810 wasn't a phone, and usb on-the-go was an experimental feature on it that required some tweaking which is why it wasn't highlighted...
The have been a couple of winmo devices also, but afaik they never made it to Europe's mainstream.

blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 21:27

You can't exactly say USB-on-the-go was added to the platform in the last 6 months though. (_;)

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 21:46

Of course, I can. Again, the N810 wasn't a phone, and more importantly the N810 runs Maemo. Not exactly Symbian.
The Maemo running Nokia N900 which is a phone did not get usb on-the-go.

Of course, I am lying because tne N8 has been out a bit longer than 6 months - sorry ;)

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 21:47

lol
I just realised what this thread was about originally...

blizzard7  May. 23, 2011 at 21:48

You better be sorry *shakes fist* :p

JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2011 at 21:53

I had my hand on heart... My cat's heart, but that counts, right? :p

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