HTC Desire S is a well-fashioned, refined, good to use and a quick smart phone forged from a single piece of aluminum. HTC Desire S is powered with 3.7 inch super LCD display which is protected by Gorilla glass and is powered with 1 GHz processor and the all time best HTC sense and ships with Android Gingerbread (2.3).
- USB Wall charger
- microUSB Cable
- 8 GB MicroSD card
It has a Qualcomm 1GHz Scorpion processor with a 768 MB RAM. It has an internal memory of 1.1 GB and an external MicroSD slot which is expandable up to 32 GB. Accelerometer and compass are available and proximity sensor is also included. This is a 115×59.8×11.6 mm phone weighing up to 130 grams with an internal GPS antenna.
It runs on Android Gingerbread. HTML and Adobe Flash support is included. Google search, maps, Gmail, organizer, document viewer, voice memo/ dial / commands and predictive text input are also included.
It’s not only the overall design that pleases with the Desire S, it’s also the little touches as well. The edges surrounding the earpiece and front facing camera have a touch of class while the silver strips that are the power and volume buttons feel solidly planted yet have a wonderfully light action. On the left edge you’ll also find a microUSB socket for hooking the phone up to a computer or charging via an adapter, while on the top edge is the now obligatory headphone jack. Just below the earpiece cut out, and set into the glass surface, is a small LED that glows red when charging and flashes green when you’ve got a new message of some sort. Below the screen, and incorporated into the same sheet of glass as the display are the four standard Android buttons.
HTC Desire S has a S-LCD capacitive touch screen with a display of 16M colors. It is a 3.7 inch display with 480×800 pixels and ~252 ppi pixel density. Multitouch is available with HTC Sense UI 3.0 included. Corning Gorilla glass protection is included.
It includes a primary camera of 5 MP (2592×1954 pixels) with autofocus and LED flash embedded with features like Geo-tagging, touch-focus and image stabilization. It has a secondary VGA camera.
Sound quality is really great. Music was rich and fair over a good set of headphones, with some nice kick to the bass. It became quite distorted at overly high volumes, but you’d rarely need to turn it up that loud. Audio playback formats supported are aac, amr, ogg, m4a, mid, mp3, wav and wma. Audio recording is done in amr format. Video generally looks superb on the Super LCD screen. Colors are appealing and natural, motion is smooth and there’s plenty of detail. The only fly in the ointment is that black levels aren’t very good, and any dark scenes can become hard to follow quite quickly. Video playback formats available are 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv, avi and xvid. Video recording could be done in 3gp format.
Performance & Battery Life
A standard 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery is included in this. Stand-by time is up to 430 hrs on 2G and up to 455 hrs on 3G. Talk time is up to 9 hours 50 minutes on 2G and 7 hours 10 minutes on 3G.
Operation of HTC Desire S is very fast. Slick UI, excellent cloud integration and stunning design are added advantages.
Problem with the Wi-Fi antenna exists. Notification bar is often slow and HD video recording has some issues to look into. HTC Desire S is not cheap for its specifications and has some Android UI issues.