HTC Desire S, a new desire

HTC Desire S

The HTC Desire S is the successor of the HTC Desire. It must face the Desire’s fans and its competitors too. Closely analyzed the Desire S looks good, works very fast and the HTC Sense 2.1 is very smooth.  It is made from plastic material and aluminum; the back panel is made from aluminum and only the battery cover is made from plastic. The construction is very solid and elegant finished. It measures 115×59.8×11.6mm and weighs 139g.

The Desire S has a 3.7 inches S-LCD display which better than other S-LCD displays. Even at a low brightness level the Desire S offers a very good contrast and bright colors and well defined. Viewing angles are very wide and the displayed image doesn’t lose its quality. The display has a resolution of 480×800 pixels and a pixel density of 252ppi, is protected by a Gorilla Glass screen and supports multitouch.

We can see that the processor of the Desire S is Scorpion clocked at 1 GHz based on a Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset and is helped by an Adreno 205 GPU. The amount of RAM memory is 768Mb. The internal memory has 1GB and can be expanded up to 32GB. The Desires S sensors are: accelerometer, proximity and compass; it also has Adobe Flash support for better browsing.

Comparing the battery life between the Desire S and the Desire we can see that the Desire S can survive slightly more than the Desire. You can watch movies on it up to 10 hours and you can pass over one day of normal use with the 1450 mAh battery. listening to music, browsing, gaming etc won’t be a problem.

In good lighting conditions the photo camera can take good pictures. The sensor has 5MP autofocus and LED flash. Its features are: geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization and face detection. The good part at the camera is that it shoots smoothly at 720p HD resolution with 30 fps. The secondary camera located on the front has a VGA resolution.

At connectivity the Desire S has high data traffic speeds even in 2G mode; it can go up to 560 Kbps. In 3G mode it can reach 14.4Mb Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA. Wi-Fi works on b/g/n protocols and supports DLNA and Wi-Fi Hotspot. Usb connection is made through a microUSB slot and Bluetooth is version 2.1 with A2DP + EDR.

It’s a pleasure to use the HTC Desire S. You can check deals with the Desire S and other mobile phones on The Desire S is a product more finished than its predecessor and some issues had been resolved. Overall the Desire S is an excellent smartphone for a user who wants a phone for its utility: good dimension, optimized menu, user friendly interface, decent battery life and some add-ons which complete some Android issues. Its design and weight are ideal for everyday use and the display is large enough for reading information.


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