Google Nexus S vs. HTC Incredible S – Review

by Jerry D on March 25, 2011

It’s Google/Samsung versus HTC in this battle as the Google Nexus S faces off against the HTC Incredible S. What do these two ‘S’-class handsets have to offer? Which one is best? Time For a big phone fight…

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Stat-fight: Google Nexus S vs. HTC Incredible S

Highlights: the Google Nexus S features a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 ‘Hummingbird’ processor. The rival HTC Incredible S boasts a 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixel) S-LCD, plus a quick 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chip.

Google Nexus S VS HTC Incredible S
Display 4.0-inch Super AMOLED 4.0-inch S-LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 ‘Hummingbird’ 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Software Pure Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) build Android 2.2 with HTC Sense
Storage Up to 16GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus and 720p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch-to-focus, a dual LED flash, geotagging, image stablization and 720p HD video recording
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR 2.1 with A2DP
Size 63.0 x 123.9 x 10.88mm 64.0 x 120.0 x 11.7mm
Weight 129g 135g
Talktime 6.7 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 427 hours 370 hours

Analysis: Google Nexus S vs. HTC Incredible S


Here’s how this fight played out over 9 rounds…

Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Nexus S (2-1)
Best Camera/Video: Incredible S (2-2)
Best Display: Nexus S (3-2)
Best Processor: Draw (4-3)
Best Software: Nexus S (5-3)
Best Storage: Incredible S (5-4)
Best Battery life: Draw (6-5)
Best Extras: Nexus S (7-5)

BPF Verdict: The Google Nexus S wins!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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