Excerpt: The next in the ‘Desire’ series of Android powered devices to make it out of the HTC house is the Desire S. The update to the original HTC Desire model, the one that got the ball rolling so to speak, the Desire S version is set to thrill customers with a sleeker look and all the goodies that come with Android’s Gingerbread version. Here’s a closer look. Form Factor The Desire S has just a few design variations from the original model.
Conclusion: I guess the main problem of this handset lies in the fact that the developers have decided to experiment a very successful software in mid-range hardware. Of course this creates some inadequacy and we can classify the HTC Desire S neither in mid-range, nor in high-end category.
Conclusion: The Desire S is another feather in the cap for HTC. A really nice looking device that's easy to use and works like a charm. The Desire S will please most looking for a high-end smartphone, but those after a bit more internal storage might want to look elsewhere. Those thirsting for some bleeding-edge Android gaming should also wait and see how the dual-core Android phones of 2011 shape up.
Summary: The Desire S seems to be a good phone on paper, except for the unbelievably glaring flaws. At a street price of around Rs. 23,300 the phone looks like a good value for money deal. However, taking everything into consideration, if you have 3k more to spare you may want to go for the Incredible S with a better camera and slightly larger screen, and sans these flaws.
Pros: Good build, Great looks
Cons: Speaker volume too soft, Trouble retaining signal in low network coverage areas
Excerpt: The HTC Desire S is the latest in a trio of new devices out of HTC to act as successors to previously successful models–in this case, the HTC Desire . The Desire S ups the ante by offering more RAM, a newer CPU, and improved screen over the previous generation Desire. It also comes loaded with the latest version of Android, and an upgraded version of the HTC Sense interface. Is the Desire S a worthy successor to the original? Read our full review to find out!
Pros: + Large 1450 mAh battery provides excellent battery life
HTC Desire S review – a flagship phone without the flagship price
14 July 2011
Conclusion: I often get asked by friends what phone I recommend, and before I can answer, I always ask what type of phone they want, what features are important to them, the size of the phone they’re after, and what they’re prepared to pay for it. In the past, if ever my friends have said they’ve wanted a medium sized phone that uses Android, but which doesn’t cost as much as the high-end phones, I’ve always had to compromise a bit.
Excerpt: Launched just last month, the HTC Desire S is an attempt to refresh the original HTC Desire and hopefully bank on its popularity and accolades. Check our full review of the Desire S after the jump and see if it lives up to expectations.