Android Phones

High-end meets low-end: the HTC Incredible S and HTC Wildfire S revealed

February 15, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson


HTC Incredible S

HTC announced a whole batch of new devices today at Mobile World Congress. We’ve covered most of them so far, but two remain: the HTC Incredible S and the HTC Wildfire S.

The HTC Incredible S is of course the follow-up to the HTC Incredible that was launched in late April last year. Like the original, the Incredible S has a contoured body that highlights the internal hardware components of the device. The screen size has been increased to a 4-inch Super LCD, but the resolution is still WVGA. Other features include a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, 768MB RAM, 1.1GB internal storage, and dual cameras: an 8MP main shooter in liaison with a 1.3MP front camera. The weight of the Incredible S is 135g.

The HTC Wildfire S is the successor to the affordable, low-end device HTC Wildfire, and it’s one of the company’s smallest phones ever: only 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide. Still it manages to rock a 3.2-inch, HVGA display, and it comes in colors such as black, purple and white.

Even though the Wildfire S isn’t a high-end phone, with its behind-the-curve 600MHz processor, it still features 512MB RAM, a 5MP camera with auto focus, and all the standard Android niceties such as GPS, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and so forth. If the price is right, this could be a good choice for those looking for an affordable Android phone.

What do you think of HTC’s announcements at Mobile World Congress? Are you pleased with the Taiwanese manufacturer’s latest hardware, or had you hoped for more?