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HTC Desire S

HTC Desire S has a large 3.7 inch screen but when you want to share your photos or videos to a bigger audience, HTC Desire S allows you to wirelessly ...

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published 11/06/2012 | OJEtchells10
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"great smartphone but won't work for long"

The HTC desire S is the 5th phone I have owned and the first ever smartphone. Initial impressions when I got it out of its box, wow! What a phone. The screen is bright and interface is quick. Even now, over half a year on its features impress me.

Straight after I got it as we all do with new phones I had a play around. The camera is good enough to take photos in low light and clear shots at a distance of about 10m. Obviously I don't expect to get a top of the range digital camera with my smartphone but it does the job well and will be fine for all your party camera snapping needs. The next thing I had a play around with was the phones interface. I had already looked into this phone before I bought it and knew about HTC's customisable screen. It really is a USP because I loved changing the theme of my phone to suit my preferanc and adding all the widgets that I wanted on my phone. You think if your going to spend so much money on a phone it might as well be suited to me and that's exactly what this does.

The online features on the phone do what you expect a smartphone to do nowadays with the app store and email both being easy to use. As far as the internet goes it works fine but I found it a little difficult to use with the small spaces for typing and clicked on the wrong thing time and time again.

Now the bad stuff. I got this phone last November and for the first few months it worked faster and better than any phone I have owned but recently it has started to slow down and malfunction. When it started slowing I wiped it's memory to see if that would help and it didn't. Now I could be wrong about this, it could just be my phone that has begun to malfunction but I began to talk to other HTC owners a lot of whom have have the same problem as me. The phone works great for a few months then begins to malfunction. I also looked at online forums where many more people have had the same problem. Whatever is going on though it is not just localised to the HTC desire S. my brother had the same problems with the HTC hero, the first successful HTC smartphone. It leads to suspect that HTC's are generally faulty and what makes this review a 4 instead of 5.

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Product Information : HTC Desire S

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HTC Desire S has a large 3.7 inch screen but when you want to share your photos or videos to a bigger audience, HTC Desire S allows you to wirelessly stream them straight to your TV via a DLNA connection.

Product Details

Long Name: Desire S

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSDPA

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Integrated Components: 5 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player; GPS receiver

Display Type: S-LCD

Weight: 130, 130 g

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

OS Provided / Type: Android OS 2.3

Display / Diagonal Size: 3,7

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

RAM / Installed Size: 768

Manufacturer: HTC

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Operating System: Android

EAN: 5052415537041

Mobile Services: Video Call, YouTube

Service Provider: Not specified

SAR Value: 0.36 W/kg, 0.57 W/kg

Standby Time: Up to 455 hours

Talk Time: Up to 590 minutes

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A , AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, 3GP, WMV9

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

User Interface: HTC Sense

Operating System: Google Android, Google Android 2.3

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.7" - Super LCD, Colour - 3.7"

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Colour: Black, Silver, Muted black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 12 mm x 115 mm

Phone Design: Candy bar

Form Factor: Touch

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Android Phone

Product Description: HTC Desire S - black - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire S - silver - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire S - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire S - muted black - 3G GSM - Android Phone

General

SAR Value: 0.36 W/kg, 0.57 W/kg

Body Material: Aluminium

Body Colour: Black, Silver, Muted black

Weight: 130 g

Height: 115 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Width: 60 mm

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Phone Design: Candy bar

Form Factor: Touch

Product Type: Android Phone

MPN: 99HMN022-00, HTC Desire S Silber, 99HMN007-00, 99918256, 99HMN010-00, 99HMN009-00, 99HMN008-00, 99HMN060-00

Cellular

Input Device(s): Multi-touch, Multi-touch , capacitive

User Interface: HTC Sense

Operating System: Google Android, Google Android 2.3

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Messaging & Internet

Mobile Services: Video Call, YouTube

Messaging & Data Features: RSS feeds

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Bluetooth Profiles: File Transfer Profile (FTP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Phone Features

Additional Features: DLNA Certified, Picture editor, DLNA Certified, video editor

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Ring Tone Formats: MP3

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, 3GP, WMV9

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A

Processor

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Type: QUALCOMM MSM8255

Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC, microSDHC - up to 32 GB

User Memory: 1.1 GB

RAM: 768 MB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Features: Video recording

Digital Video Formats: 3gp

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Camera Light Source: LED light

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Navigation System

Navigation: GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Navigon Germany maps

Display

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.7"

Technology: Super LCD

Type: LCD display - colour, Colour

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Display Languages: Danish, Czech, English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Colour Depth: 65,536 colours

Connections

Connector Type: Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Micro-USB

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 590 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 435 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 430 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 455 hrs

Capacity: 1450 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter, Stereo headset, USB cable, power adapter

Also Included: microSDHC - 8 GB

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