Comparison: HTC Desire S vs HTC Incredible S

HTC Desire S and Incredible S are two mobile phones particularly made for superheroes. Both these phone are known for having remarkable features and functions. This article is an attempt to give you a comparison of features and functions of the two said phones. Let us have a look at them.


At very first place, we have taken the keyboard of both the phones for head to head comparison. The keyboard of Desire S is a kind of slide out QWERTY keyboard that is quite famous among the people who are involved in typing lots of emails and text messages. Incredible S on the other hand has given the capacitive touchscreen having buttons at the bottom that can rotate with the screen. This leaves it on the users if they like the real or virtual buttons in the phone. As far as keyboard is concerned, both the phones are equally attractive.


Here we will compare the size of the two phones. Let us take Incredible S first. It is somewhat larger and a bit heavier than Desire S, i.e. 120×64×11.7mm and 135.5g compared with 115×59.8×11.6mm and 130g respectively. So, this point goes to desire for being good in its looks.


Let us talk about screen now. It is said especially for smart phones that bigger the screen, better the smart phone. Here, the point definitely goes to Incredible S for being having a screen larger than Desire S, i.e. 4 inch compared with 3.7 inch respectively. However, the resolution is same for both the phones, i.e. 480 × 800.


Here we will compare the processor of both the phones. Interestingly, both the phones possess the same processor, to say 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255. This implies that both the phones are pretty much capable of running different applications and multi-tasking is a not a concern with them.


This point is all about the memory and surprisingly both the phones share this point because none of them outdo each other in terms of memory. Both the phones have 1.1GB of ROM along with 768MB of RAM and both phone feature Micro SD cards.

Operating System

For sixth point, we will compare the operating systems. Here the Desire S outshine the Incredible S on the basis its recently introduced Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Incredible S is still having the same Android 2.2 Froyo. There are reports that both the phone will be upgraded soon to Android 2.4 Ice Cream.


In the last point we will talk about the camera. Here, the Incredible S is way ahead to Desire S with its 8 megapixel camera that is capable of capturing the picture at 3264×2448. The Incredible S also features image stabilization, LED flash and autofocus. Besides this, the Incredible S also features a front facing secondary camera with 1.3 megapixels. On the other hand, the Desire S has a 5 megapixel camera.

From the above discussion, we can conclude that there is not a much difference between the two phones as both have their own characteristic features. A difference of point or two doesn’t make any difference as it all depends on the user what he actually wants in his phone, a better camera, real or virtual buttons, smaller or larger screen or lighter or heavier phone.

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