HTC Incredible S vs. LG Optimus Black – Review

by Jerry D on March 24, 2011

This big phone fight pits the new HTC Incredible S against the lovely-looking LG Optimus Black in a plastic battle to see who’s best. Ready? Then let’s get started…

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Stat-fight: HTC Incredible S vs. LG Optimus Black

Highlights: the HTC Incredible S features a superb 4.0-inch S-LCD with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and a 8.0 MP digital camera. The opposing LG Optimus Black boasts a 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixel) NOVA LCD, and a chassis that’s a mere 9.2mm thick. Nice. Let’s see how the two devices compare…

HTC Incredible S VS LG Optimus Black
Display 4.0-inch S-LCD 4.0-inch NOVA LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1GHz TI OMAP 3630
Software Android 2.2 with HTC Sense Android 2.2, upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Storage Up to 32GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch-to-focus, a dual LED flash, geotagging, image stablization and 720p HD video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p HD video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 64.0 x 120.0 x 11.7mm 63.5 x 121.0 x 9.2mm
Weight 135g 109g
Talktime 6.0 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 370 hours 350 hours

Analysis: HTC Incredible S vs. LG Optimus Black


Here’s how the fight played out over 9 rounds of tech vs. tech thumping…

Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Optimus Black (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: Incredible S (2-2)
Best Display: Draw (3-3)
Best Processor: Draw (4-4)
Best Software: Draw (5-5)
Best Storage: Optimus Black (5-6)
Best Battery life: Draw (6-7)
Best Extras: Draw (7-8)

BPF Verdict: The LG Optimus Black wins!

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