The HTC Desire S on 3
Why we like it
- Improved version of the hugely popular original Desire
- Even better looking, without the need for any hardware buttons
- Running Android 2.3 and an improved HTC Sense user interface
- Unified inbox to make emailing easier
The 3 HTC Desire S builds upon the incredible success and popularity of the original Desire, improving upon its award-winning features to create a truly remarkable mobile phone.
One component of the Desire's greatness was its build quality; it exuded professionalism and durability. Likewise, the Desire S feels strong and secure: a mobile that will not let you down! It's got a new and improved aluminium casing giving it a better build quality and more professional feel than the original, and measures in slightly slimmer too! The slick appearance is really impressive; HTC have had the confidence to strip away all the buttons on the front, leaving you with an smooth surface, perfect for enjoying the vibrant 3.7" display!
HTC have given the Desire S more power when it comes to cameras, too. Capture your perfect images in an impressive 5MP, and now you can record videos in HD! Even better, the Desire S now sports a front-facing camera, great for catching yourself in a photo or for when that particular call would be better with video.
As if that weren't enough, the Desire S also carries a spruced-up version of HTC Sense. This is HTC's user interface, overlaid over the improved version of Android. All in all, expect a faster and smoother experience than the Desire, and improved battery life too. Considering the Desire experienced no problems in these areas, you can be sure that what you'll experience on the Desire S will dazzle!
Without a doubt, if you want a top-of-the-range, professional and sturdy smartphone, the Three HTC Desire S is one of the best of the bunch. HTC has a well-earned reputation for manufacturing exceptional products, and the Desire S doesn't disappoint.
|Size and Weight|
|Dimensions||115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm|
|Resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Pixel count||5.0 megapixels|
|Resolution||2592 x 1944 pixels|
|Secondary Camera||Forward Facing, VGA|
|Video||720p @ 30 fps|
|Memory and Software|
|Internal memory||1.1 GB|
|Maximum capacity||32 GB|
|Memory card slot|
|Operating system||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Processor||1 GHz Scorpion|
|Max. stand-by||455 hours|
|Max. talk time||7 hours 10 minutes|
|Music and Video|
|FM radio||Stereo FM Radio with RDS|
|Headphone socket||3.5mm headphone jack|
|3G||HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|EDGE||Up to 560 kbps|
|GPRS||Up to 114 kbps|
|Instant messaging||Google Talk|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n, DLNA|
|Works in Europe|
|Works in the Americas|
|Mapping software||Google Maps|