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HTC Incredible S

HTC Incredible S

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82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
frankspin
Last year HTC and Verizon released one of the best Android phones of the time...read more
80
jkendrick
Good solid phone for less than other Android smartphones out there.
90
thesailingboss
While most android phones try to be cutting edge, HTC decided to try to optimize...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
The Incredible S serves as a sterling exhibit of what can be achieved when devs and designers are given the time to polish up their work instead of having to reinvent the wheel with each and every new iteration.
 
80
SlashGear
A decent turn of speed, stable software and ticks in most of the hardware boxes we expect – including a respectable camera and great browsing experience – add up to a great all-rounder.
 
80
ZDNet UK
A 4in. screen, 1GHz processor plus front and rear cameras give the Incredible S smartphone plenty of appeal, although we'd class it as impressive rather than 'incredible'.
 
70
CNET
The HTC Incredible S might not impress the tech enthusiast crowd, but it works as a midtier Android smartphone, offering some nice improvements over its predecessor.
 
60
PocketNow
Perhaps if HTC introduced the phone at a more budget-friendly price, we could recommended the device, but given that it'll cost almost as much unlocked as the better upcoming smartphones of mid 2011, we just can't recommended that you go out and buy one.
 
90
PC World Australia
The Incredible S is slick, fast and very well constructed, making it a highly recommended choice for anyone looking for a competent and well equipped Android smartphone.