Next off HTC's conveyo belt of phones that sound like superheroel is the Incredible, a Froyo-powered smartphone - an update to Gingerbread is coming soon - that sports a sizeable four*inch, 800X480 LCD screen.
We must be getting used to slightly larger smartphones becaus( despite the big screen it never feels oversized. However, its resolution is lower than the iPhone's, blacks and whites aren't as true as on that or the E7, colours are a touch over*saturated and reflections make it tricky to view in direct sun.
That's where the niggles run out, though. HTC's Sense interface, including Friend Stream which aggregates updates across all your social networking platforms, makes the Incredible S effortless to use, helped by the lGHz Snapdragon processor. It's every bit as slick as the iPhone 4 and leaves the E7 and Bold for dead.
There's no iTunes Store, but Amazon's MP3 Store makes for a very fine alternative, and Android Market, though lagging behind the App Store, is far better than it used to be in terms of quantity of good gear. It still sucks to use, mind you, The music player is again no iPod, but it's functional, with a useful "find video" link to YouTube.
The eight-meg stills are among Android's best yet, though not as good as the Neo, E7 or iPhone. The dual-LED flash is prone to burning out detail. The 720p video footage just doesn't look HD quality; next to the Nokia and iPhone it appears soft and blocky. With a battery lasting into the second day, a big screen and Android's intuitive interface, the Incredible S is another great HTC Android handset. However, despite coming out almost a year after the iPhone 4, it still trails just behind it.