The HTC Desire S gives you a sleek and stylish design crafted from a single piece of aluminum. Enjoy fast web browsing powered by the superfast 1GHz processor. Capture life’s moments in vivid detail with the built-in HD camcorder. The HTC Desire S lets you tailor your phone to suit your needs with the seven customizable panels. Make live video calls with the front facing camera, so you can see your loved ones whenever, wherever!
Size: 115mm x 59.8mm x 11.63mm 4.53″ x 2.35″ x 0.46″
Weight: 130 grams (4.59 ounces) with battery
Display: 3.7-inch touch screen
Screen: 94 mm (3.7″)
HTC desire S’s full specs here
The Desire S brings improvements in video recording, with 720p HD capture now supported, though the sensor stays at five megapixels.
The wireless technology has also had a welcome boost, with 14.4Mbps HSDPA 3G broadband and Wi-Fi 802.11n support both added.
The battery is also slightly larger (up to 1450mAh, which is still smaller than a lot of the competition), though HTC is claiming as much as a 20 per cent increase in standby and talk time
It’s comfortable to hold, and feels solid. There a small amount of give on the back, and you can hear it tapping the battery if you press your finger against it, but there’s no give in the device otherwise – it lives up to its billing as a solid lump of metal.
Looking at the front, the most obvious change is the loss of physical buttons and optical trackpad. While real buttons can be a nice thing to have, the optical trackpad won’t be missed. More precise text editing is now built into the OS, making it redundant, and losing it has meant HTC could shave a little off the device’s height.
It’s now 60 x 115 x 11.6mm, and weighs in at a middle-of-the-road 130g. While 11.6mm isn’t hugely thick, it’s certainly lagging behind in the skinny war going on between Apple, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Maybe HTC’s got it right, though – let them worry about fitting the battery in, and just make perfectly good normal phones.
The Desire S doesn’t feel thick – it’s a nice size in the hand, and the curved sides make it quite comfortable to hold. Continue reading on Desire S Review: here