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HTC Desire S Sim Free Mobile Phone

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  • 3.7 inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and power LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Android with HTC Sense
  • G-Sensor

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 11.5 cm ; 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: Desire S
  • ASIN: B004NNU9YM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Feb. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,813 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

What happens when you take a multi award-winning smartphone like HTC Desire and improve it? You end up with HTC Desire S, showcasing a spacious 3.7 inch screen, a stronger and slimmer unibody design, with a heightened sense of intelligence, speed and clarity. It's reliability on a whole new level. Visit all your favorite websites from the palm of your hand. Need to see something more up close? Simply pinch the screen to zoom in or out of a page, and watch the text reflow automatically to perfectly fit your screen. Run into something that sparks your curiosity? Just press on the screen to highlight text and quickly look it up on Google, Wikipedia, YouTube or the dictionary. You can now capture any moment wherever you are because your phone is now a quality camera. The improved HTC Desire S comes with an impressive, all-in-one camera and HD video recorder to capture and replay all your moments in crystal clear clarity.

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HTC Desire S Android Mobile Phone with HTC Sense 3.7 inch WVGA Touch Screen Display

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

283 of 289 people found the following review helpful By Will on 10 May 2011
I was looking to upgrade from my trusty Desire (a tough act to follow), but was concerned that this Desire S didn't appear to be all that different on paper. Now that I have decided to go with it I can tell you it is definitely a big improvement. I'm glad I didn't waste any more money on dual-core efforts. In my opinion you simply don't need them yet. I do not use my phone for serious 3D gaming. Even so this has the same chipset as the SE Experia Play, which is a phone geared up especially for gaming so it should cope just fine if that's your bag. I also find the 4.3 inch screens a bit too large for my liking. The 3.7 inch ones are just right. After some extensive use here are my in-depth findings, both positive and negative. Mostly positive though!

Usage:
This phone certainly doesn't struggle for the lack of a second processing core. It flies! The old Desire was fast, but this is on another level. The Sense 2.1 UI and 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS are a big improvement. There is ZERO lag between screens, when scrolling through long lists, and most notably when loading apps & running processes lists in the management sections in settings. This used to bring my old Desire to a crunching halt for a couple of minutes whilst it built the list up. The Desire S takes 2 seconds. This is down to a 30% more efficient 1GHz CPU, Sense 2.1 refinements, or Gingerbread 2.3.3 improvements. It doesn't look like much on paper, but along with more RAM it really does make quite a noticeable difference.

There have been some nice additions to Sense 2.1 which I am liking, for example the ability to apply different skins/themes without having to root the phone. It's now very easy to change the look and feel of your phone which I am loving.
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By vh1967 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2011
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This arrived today so have not had much time to play with it yet, but first impressions are: gorgeous looking phone, heavy and cold metalic feel, really solid look about it. Elegant. The battery 'door' was a little fiddly initially as it is unusal, but was fine once I got used to it, and now I really like its simplicity, and as I am about to order a battery for it and I expect you will want to as well, I thought I would give this information to aid you in that purchase: the info on the battery is:

Part number 35H00152-00M
Model BG3200
3.7 VDC
1450mVA
5.36Whr

Just to add, since writing this reveiw I note the battery is described elsewhere as battery BA S530

Some comments about the use of it:
I have had the phone for a couple of days now and it has lived up to my (demanding) expectations, the boot up time is about 4 seconds, the internet browsing fast, and the wifi hotspot seeker really handy for when out and about and when you have exceeded your download allowance for the month (I downloaded the 490MB Spain map as it is easier to have the map downloaded before you travel for faster navigation).
Navigation; There are two types of navigation, one is free (google) the other is pay for but you get a 30 day free trial, after that it is £30 for perpetual use or £25 per annum.

Google star maps was also quickly downloaded - I have been looking forward to using this as I like astronomy but am an amateur; it is really useful to highlight what the star / constellation is that you are looking at and very responsive.

Phone call quality, extremely crisp sound and clear, easy to find contacts and dial (the phone part works!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Gillies on 1 Aug. 2011
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I purchased this as a replacement for my year old HTC Desire which although it was a nice phone was proving tiresome because it was bleating about a shortage of memory whenever I tried to install new apps & latterly even when it received upgrades of apps.
Apart from the memory limitations I was generally pleased with the HTC Desire & the HTC Sense user interface so I opted for the Desire S. I rejected all the dual processor Android phones as they looked marginal on battery life & might have overheating problems.
As is often the case with a second generation model the upgrade can prove to be excellent performers & in my opinion this is the case with the Desire S. The phone feels noticeably smaller & sits very comfortably in the hand although it has the same size screen as the Desire & after two weeks experience the battery life appears significantly improved. With my style, of usage which is not very intensive that means one could just about get a second day of use without recharging.
The Desire S comes with Android 2.3 pre-installed & this is a noticeable improvement on 2.2 - HTC appear to be struggling currently to shoehorn Android 2.3 onto the Desire whereas the Desire S looks like it has the capacity to accept Android updates for the next couple of years which is probably as long as is require of a current smartphone.
I have now installed all the apps which I had installed on the Desire plus some extra one & still have circa 900MB of phone memory free which should allows bags of space for upgrades & additional apps. Furthermore all the apps are on still the phone memory whereas with the Desire I had to transfer all apps which allow it to the CF card.
Overall I'm very pleased indeed with the Desire S.
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