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HTC Desire S

HTC Desire S The HTC Desire S is a 4.53“ x 0.46” x 2.35“/4.5 Read more

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PHOTOVIEW: HTC Desire S Android Smartphone

17 May 2011
  • Excerpt: As HTC's successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire , the new HTC Desire S - which HTC announced back in February - blends a stunning design with power and speed. Inspired by the HTC Legend's aluminum unibody design, the HTC Desire S is sculpted out of a single block of aluminum making it rock-solid. Running Android 2.3 / Gingerbread and HTC Sense 2.1, the Desire S is powered by Qualcomm's new MSM8255 Snapdragon CPU at 1 GHz.
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Expert Review

7 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Compared to its predecessor, the HTC Desire, the Desire S is a marked improvement and a great step forward. Sure its role has been relegated to a more mid range device, but the phone does carry on that role with pride. It has an improved screen, processor, GPU, memory and overall design while maintaining a great battery life.
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Overall 9

HTC Desire S review: Web, apps and conclusion

27 April 2011
  • Summary: We were initially rudely dismissive of the HTC Desire S when it was revealed at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, with it appearing to offer little in the way of improvement over the superb HTC Desire. And that is indeed the case – only everything in here, camera aside, is a little bit slicker and a little bit better. As a result, The HTC Desire S is an undeniably fantastic phone. Using it is a joy, quite frankly.
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HTC Desire S review: HTC Sense 2.1, hardware and operation

24 April 2011
  • Excerpt: UK network Three has loaned us another new Android phone to review, after our triumphant yet also bewilderingly useless look at the Samsung Galaxy Ace (1, 2, 3 & 4 ) a month ago. This time we’ll be looking at and forming opinions regarding the HTC Desire S , the newer, smaller, button-less update of [...
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HTC Desire S review: Droid cravings

GSM Arena
18 April 2011
  • Conclusion: When we first made its acquaintance, the HTC Desire S was on display at this year’s MWC in Barcelona along with the Incredible S and the Wildfire S. Each phone in this trio is no more perhaps than a transitional model, a facelift that doesn’t even warrant their own name. A bone to throw to upgraders to get them off your back while you’re busy making the next big thing. OK, let’s get this out of the way. We know already the Sensation is HTC’s next big thing.
  • Pros: Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 3.7" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels), Uses the best screen from HTC so far (along with the Incredible S), Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset, 768 MB RAM and 1.1 GB ROM, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging, 720p video recording @ 30fps, Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLN...
  • Cons: No dedicated camera key and no lens cover, Below-par sunlight legibility, Wi-Fi signal degrades when you cover the top part of the back panel, microSD is below the battery cover
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
11 April 2011
  • Conclusion: If you already have the HTC Desire I don’t think it’s worth the upgrade to the Desire S, the difference isn’t big enough and you may miss the physical buttons below the screen. If however you are coming from a completely different device then I’m sure that the Desire S wont disappoint.
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HTC Desire S Review

9 April 2011
  • Summary: HTC has produced a whole raft of great smartphones over the years with its more recent Android models picking up our recommended awards like they were free memory sticks at a tech trade show. Its latest offering is the HTC Desire S that doesn’t pack in a headline grabbing dual-core processor, fancy camera, or ginormous screen but is a beautifully made, classy smartphone that should be high on your wish list.
  • Pros: Fast operation, Slick UI, Excellent cloud integration, Stunning design, Strong stills camera
  • Cons: Wi-Fi antenna issue, Frequently slow notifications bar, Stuttery HD video recording, Not cheap for its specs, Still some Android UI issues
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Overall 8

HTC Desire S Review

Phone Arena
1 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Wrapping up, reviewing the HTC Desire S has been a pleasure. The phone is a testament to good evolution being better than bad revolution. With the physical tweaks, the unibody construction, the improved HTC Sense and Gingerbread being on board, the sheer smoothness of the user experience makes it hard not to fall in love all over again.
  • Pros: Small and robust unibody construction, HTC Sense 2.1 offers tangible improvements, Bright responsive screen with good contrast / color levels
  • Cons: No camera button or HDMI connectivity, Camera takes muddy indoor / low light photos, Single-core processor may put some people off
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HTC Desire S Review

28 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Back when we reviewed the HTC Desire, almost twelve months to the day , the smartphone was at the cutting edge of Android devices. Tagging on the coat-tails of the Nexus One, it closely followed Google's example of a sizable screen, fast processor and up-to-date software, shaping up as a solid all-rounder.
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HTC Desire S (Saga): First Look

Mobile Review
14 February 2011
  • Summary: Original Desire will be replaced by the model S, which has new versions of Android and HTC Sense. Let's give a brief overview of changes in comparison with the original HTC Desire: Finally, we can say that we have a surface upgrade of the original HTC Desire. The sales will start in March at the price of $780. The main question is if HTC Desire S can offer longer operation time from one charge?
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