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HTC Desire S
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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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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Desire S

stuffmideast.com
29 May 2011
  • Summary: This Android workhorse is smooth-running and doesn’t cripple under the weight of Android OS, for an affordable smartphone this is one of the best
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert 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...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Desire S ( black)

CNET
28 March 2011
  • Summary: The HTC Desire S isn't the most powerful Android smart phone on the block, but it offers a terrific design and intuitive software. Overall, it's a seriously appealing device.
  • Pros: Fantastic unibody design; HTC's Sense user interface keeps getting better; smooth performance.
  • Cons: Some of the specs are outdated; no HDMI output.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Desire S

Trusted Reviews
10 August 2012
  • Summary: The direct replacement for last years barnstorming HTC Desire, can the Desire S live up to expectations?
  • Pros: Elegant design, Brilliant screen, Well built, Easy to use
  • Cons: No camera shutter button, Not dual core, Camera fairly poor
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0

HTC Desire S

Gadget Guy
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The follow up to last year’s HTC Desire brings some welcome changes, including a more solid design, less bulk and an updated operating system.
  • Pros: Excellent aluminium build quality, Fast and stable modifications, High-definition voice calling support over Telstra NextG, Support for Skype video calling
  • Cons: More internal memory needed, Merely a refresh, but not a huge departure from last year's model
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Desire S

THE INQUIRER
2 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The HTC Desire S is a nice update to the popular Desire. It boasts great performance, usability and solid build quality. It is a great all round smartphone that is affordable on contract. µ
  • Pros: Performance and usability from Gingerbread and HTC Sense, front facing camera, build quality.
  • Cons: Nothing outstanding to recommend an upgrade from the original Desire., No rear camera upgrade.
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Overall 8
7.5

HTC Desire S – Sleek, Sexy, Streamlined

Tech2
30 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Desire S mobile phone review

wired.co.uk
20 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Features 6
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Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
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Expert Review

littlegreenrobot.co.uk
20 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

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
17 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.
  • 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
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