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: 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
Conclusion: It is a heady mix, and the Desire S is in many ways a super smartphone. To answer our own question posed at the head of this review, the Desire S doesn’t stand out as much as the original Desire did, doesn’t break new ground, and doesn’t, at this point, look like a contender for Smartphone of the Year 2011. It is good, but not great.
HTC Desire S review: The Desire S is best described as an evolution of its predecessor, but does little to stand out amongst the crowd
Good Gear Guide.au
24 October 2011
Summary: The HTC Desire S is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade over the original Desire. It remains an excellent smartphone, but it hits the market at a time when competition is fiercer than ever. We think it's a good all-rounder at a competitive price, but the Desire S does little to stand out amongst the crowd.
Pros: Latest Android OS and slick Sense integration, Unibody aluminium design, Competitive price
Cons: Evolution rather than evolution, No real advanced features, We miss the physical buttons
Excerpt: The "S" update of HTC 's popular do-it-all Desire offers an evolution rather than a revolution, with the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, video calling and faster processing. It's a sleek-looking device, with a casing made from a single slab of aluminium, though this can make it feel rather cold in the hand.