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.
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 FactorThe 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.
Excerpt: This time last year, HTC had two Android smartphones for the mainstream: the 3.7-inch Desire , outfitted with the latest and greatest, and the 3.2-inch Legend, which was humbler in specs but offered the novelty of an aluminum unibody construction . After seeing that strategy pay off handsomely, the company's come back in 2011 with a similar proposition.
Pros: Built like an aluminum tank, Solid performance and responsiveness, The chin lives on!
Cons: Capacitive keys don't always light up, Onscreen keyboard could be better, Sense UI is improved, but showing its age
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