HTC Desire S Review
What would happen when a technology giant is obsessed with its own creation and still tries to bring better product in to the market? It becomes better more stable and more Reliable. It is a fact that HTC users are Loyal Users and the chance of changing their brand is very less. The only reason is the better innovation and faster performance with every new version. Let us see if HTC DESIRE S keeps it promises to the people.
HTC DESIRE S Design
Built with keeping in mind the similar sleek size of its predecessors HTC DESIRE S is worthy of praise. Weighing only 130gms and 115mm height HTC DESIRE S easily fits in your palm and 59.8mm width perfectly fits in your grip.
HTC DESIRE S Display and Features
This HTC model has a display screen of 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 X 800. HTC DESIRE S has GORILLA GLASS screen as its display which means less or no scratches and an increased display life with quality colors. QWERTY keypad slider is not available in this version.
It is powered by none other than Android v2.3 [Gingerbread] for better and running on 1GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU with Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon board. HTC DESIRE S is equipped with 768 RAM on board which provides faster multitasking environment under tough conditions.
HTC DESIRE S Multimedia
HTC DESIRE S has everything that you can wish for in it. Right from a powerful camera resolution to enhanced HD recording this phone serves almost all the purpose of a portable Media gadget.
HTC DESIRE S Camera
The powerful HTC DESIRE S has a 5 megapixel rear camera with 2592 X 1944 enhanced pixels supported by LED flash. The picture quality can be rated more than average in comparison with its own class but by no means has it fulfilled the expectation of a hardcore photographer. While experimenting with the capture quality for the environments with less or very little light the onboard flash overrides the complete environment and the resulting capture is quite clear. The salient inclusive features include geo-tagging, image stabilization and tap to focus functionalities.
The front camera is VGA and color fixed facility and is ideal for video conversations and the quality is good enough since we did not find any glitches during the video conversations.
It also provides 720p HD video recording to capture memories in its best colors and quality. The quality of recording is more than average but lags behind in comparison to real life color HD recorders.
HTC DESIRE S Video
HTC DESIRE S supports all standard formats and codes to run smoothly in its arena. The screen is fair enough to give a good color impression for normal as well as HD Videos.
Complete specification is provided as under:
Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
HTC DESIRE S Audio quality
HTC DESIRE S supports all standard formats and codes to run smoothly in its arena.
Complete specification is provided as under:
Playback:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
It comes with a 3.5mm regular jack to support all standard headphones. The audio quality is good and there are no squeaks when you jog it to full volume.
HTC DESIRE S Apps and Software
HTC DESIRE S being an android power phone is built to support varied apps and software. Due to nonexistence of any preloaded games you will have to hop in to good android forums to catch them. There are very good games designed by developers like poker and car race for this version of android. It also has a digital navigator which can guide you in a precise manner with the digital compass. It also has short cut facilities provide for standard daily used apps such as YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites along with Picasa integration.
Supported by Java Desire S can also facilitate powerful modern day java apps and games.
HTC DESIRE S Connectivity
This phone has all the standard connectivity options which are GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. Bluetooth connectivity has been upgraded to v2.1. It can download at 114kbps under GPRS and 560kbps. HTC DESIRE S also has DLAN support which means that you can connect it wireless to your supported TV screens.
HTC DESIRE S Basic Performance
Overall this is a good phone when it comes to sending and receiving call, after all the price has its quality as well. Flawless sending and receiving of SMS email and push mail. Not to forget about the Stereo FM RDS radio, which is quite good as most of the phones now days don’t provide FM which is quite unfavorable by some users.
The standard HTML browser is quite good in performance while browsing through many complex website which incorporate complex coding.
Some of our users have reported of call quality being compromised when they put their hand above the phone near the signal vault. Also some reports are there of call drop under Wi-Fi spots though these have not been officially verified.
HTC DESIRE S Release date
HTC DESIRE S has been released in the second half of March 2011 and has already started getting good reviews. HTC DESIRE S officially available now in all the countries including India US and UK.
HTC DESIRE S Cost
HTC DESIRE S is available in India for Rs 22000 – Rs 24000 which is fair enough in comparison to its competitors in the same class. It can be said a fair enough deal for users who want an HTC experience for a bargain able price tag.
It has been launched in US at a wide range of $500 to $600 which means that the carrier rates are to be consulted before you plan to buy one.
Its EU price has been tagged for 500 EURO.
Its price in UK is around approx 315 POUNDS.
HTC DESIRE S Accessories
HTC DESIRE S has standard Unboxing contents which include a standard charger a headset and HTC software CD for communicating with PCs and other environments. It also has a USB connectivity cable with it for connecting it to computer and other similar devices. The Battery of course is a part of the standard packaging of HTC DESIRE S phone. The Desire S uses a micro USB connector as well, so all of the best cell phone accessories for HTC phones will still work.
HTC DESIRE S Battery Performance
It is fuelled by standard Lithium Li-Ion 1450mAh battery which provides a standard standby time up to 430hrs and 9hrs 50 talk time for a 2G environment and 7+ hrs in 3G networks.
HTC DESIRE S Pictures
If you are a non HTC user and you want to join the HTC family this phone can be a good start for you. The price range is good in compared to the standard HTC pricing and the Android environment is also fair enough to take your experience for smoother interactivity. This phone has no glitches in calling and other mail experience and you have the best apps support for androids so you can also experiment with variety of application and programs.
BUT if you are already an HTC user this phone has nothing new to offer. This version lacks the modern day updated environment patches and it also seeks an OS upgrade as we all know the UPDATED android version has already hit the market and Sony Ericson and Samsung already started providing users the better and smarter phones.