Summary: I liked this phone very much and found it easy to use and set up, (unlike some other reviewers I had no trouble getting internet access etc). The reason I give it one star is that having had it for 14 months it started playing up and turning off the mobile network by itself and not letting me turn it back on.
Summary: When I buy something from Amazon, I expect to receive a brand new, never used item, unless otherwise specified by the seller. However, when I received this phone, even though shrink-wrapped, the label on the plastic wrap read "HTC Desire S... New"! So they had to add the word "New"? I have two other Desire S phones in my family and neither came shrink-wrapped and with no label "confirming" the phone is "New".
Summary: Yes, this is a very fancy phone with lots of features. The battery life is poor as with many smart phones. However, my main complaint, and this is a big one is that poor reception that it has for phone calls. A particular problem is if you move from an area with no reception into an area with known good reception, the phone often has to be restarted to pick up the signal which takes several minutes!
Summary: This is a poor device. In less than a year I have had to take it back to the shop twice. Aside of the build quality there are technical issues which are beyond me and I wonder if they threw this out before testing. To top it off there is an attrocious battery life and I say this as a very moderate user as I'm in work all day. I kill my apps when not in use too so its not a background issue yet im on a quarter battery by the time I get home.
Summary: I have mixed feelings about HTC Desire S. I bought one on Amazon for my daughter and she really loved it. Unfortunately, it only lasted for about four months. One day it just got stuck at the boot stage. I tried all possible options I could find on Internet forums but couldn't fix it. Apparently the problem is very common: I found quite a few people who had the same experience.
Summary: If i remember correctly i gave this phone a five stars review after the first couple weeks. Well now, 7 months later i am giving it 1 star... Why? Well except of constantly crashing (to be fair it was 1-2 every month) it froze on me 3-4 times (i had to remove the battery to shut it down). The last time it froze it actually went dead... Awful day... Anw at least AMAZON deserves a five star. They were very helpful and they resolved the matter in no time....
Summary: This was my third HTC Desire phone this year! I kept the faith with the brand because I really do like the build quality of their handsets and the way they have set up the Android OS. But after yet another problematic phone I have now decided to desert the brand and return to a manufacturer I have always likes and used for years. The HTC Desire S is a great phone, it's well made, very fast and just a nice phone to use.
Summary: Bought this for my wife as a birthday gift back in May 2011. Worked great for the first 4 months and then starting hanging and going off on its own and finally stalled and would not start. On calling HTC we were given useless excuses and advice for about 4 to 5 weeks and then they finally they agreed to recall the phone for a check-up. After a week of recall I was told to expect the phone in a day or two as they had to replace the RAM.