Summary: I ordered this product as a replacement for a phone that got stolen. The item was received on time but when I opened the item and attempted to put my sim in, it wasn't accepting the new sim. The page had no information of the phone being locked so I was very annoyed that I couldn't use it straight away. The phone itself was in good condition and came with a rubber case.
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: 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: The HTC Desire S is a very good-looking, moderately sized handset. Definitely something I would prefer over the humongous galaxies being sold of late. The HTC Sense UI is eye candy. My Desire S rocked for the first 4 months. But after the 4th month, it started giving problems. All I did was update a few apps from the Android Market. What started as a screen freeze, eventually resulted in multiple restarts and factory resets. The problem never got resolved.