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HTC Desire S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2168 reviews of HTC Desire S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reception and battery. There are some mixed comments about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

usability, performance, screen, size, design

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 user reviews of HTC Desire S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and usability also get good views, but many are negative about the apps and reception. There are some mixed views about the camera and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, design, battery

reception, apps

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire S Sim Free Mobile PhoneHTC Desire S Sim Free Mobile Phone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HTC Desire S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the apps and size. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the battery, and some have doubts about the price and reliability.

portability, usability, size, apps

durability, reliability, price

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire S S510E Unlocked QuadBand GSM Phone with Android OS, 3.7" Display, HTC Sense UI, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS--International Version without HTC Desire S S510E Unlocked QuadBand GSM Phone with Android OS, 3.7" Display, HTC Sense UI, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS--International Version without

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Desire S review: Droid cravings

 

Powerful hardware, large high-res screen and the latest Android version in a solid metal body– the recipe did wonders for the original Desire so no wonder HTC are in no mood to experiment with the sequel. Take the best and make it better pretty much...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.7" 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Uses the best screen from HTC so far (along with the Incredible S) ; Android OS v2.3...

No dedicated camera key and no lens cover ; Below-par sunlight legibility ; Wi-Fi signal degrades when you cover the top part of the back panel ; microSD is below the battery cover

When we first made its acquaintance, the HTC Desire S was on display at this year’s MWC in Barcelona along with the Incredible S and the Wildfire S. Each phone in this trio is no more perhaps than a transitional model, a facelift that doesn’t even...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

HTC Desire S review

 

This time last year, HTC had two Android smartphones for the mainstream: the 3.7-inch Desire, outfitted with the latest and greatest, and the 3.2-inch

Built like an aluminum tank ; Solid performance and responsiveness ; The chin lives on

Capacitive keys don't always light up ; Onscreen keyboard could be better ; Sense UI is improved, but showing its age

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

The original HTC Desire became one of the most popular Android smartphones of 2010, a compelling balance of screen-size, functionality and pricing that convinced us in our review and continued to convince buyers throughout the year. Now, HTC is back...

Back when we reviewed the HTC Desire, almost twelve months to the day , the smartphone was at the cutting edge of Android devices. Tagging on the coat-tails of the Nexus One, it closely followed Google’s example of a sizable screen, fast processor and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

The original Desire hit the balance between affordability, availability, usability and attractiveness, so what's the HTC Desire S got to add to the mix? HTC have gone for incremental improvements across the board with the HTC Desire S, offering better...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

The Desire S seems to be a good phone on paper, except for the unbelievably glaring flaws. At a street price of around Rs. 23,300 the phone looks like a good value for money deal. However, taking everything into consideration, if you have 3k more to...

Good build, Great looks

Speaker volume too soft, Trouble retaining signal in low network coverage areas

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Catalin Alexandru (geeky-gadgets.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

Mid-level Android smartphones start to blend together after a while and the HTC Desire S is not one to stand out by much, at least visually. It's fairly light and moderately slim seeing how there's no keyboard, but the one word that perfectly describes...

All in all, this is the kind of device that puts iPhone users to sleep. There’s only residual evidence of HTC’s legendary design acumen, but as a reliable workhorse or all-round handset it will do most anything you can think to throw at it.

May, 2011

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

Launched just last month, the HTC Desire S is an attempt to refresh the original HTC Desire and hopefully bank on its popularity and accolades. Check our full review of the Desire S after the jump and see if it lives up to expectations.

May, 2011

Expert review by: theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: HTC Desire S Android Smartphone

 

As HTC's successor to the popular and award-winning HTC Desire , the new HTC Desire S - which HTC announced back in February - blends a stunning design with power and speed. Inspired by the HTC Legend's aluminum unibody design, the HTC Desire S is...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

HTC Desire S - Keeping Desire(S) in Check

 

The HTC's Desire series has seen constant refreshes to its lineup, with the Android 2.3 HTC Desire S jumping on the bandwagon as the popular HTC Desire's proper successor. Will its improvements make this a worthy upgrade or purchase? Read on to find out.

Sturdy aluminum buildAcceptable battery lifeSmooth user experience

Lackluster camera capabilitiesNo groundbreaking improvements

May, 2011

Expert review by: Uzair Sajid (wccftech.com)

HTC Desire S Review

 

About one year ago around this time, HTC released their high end Android smartphone – the HTC Desire,

The HTC Desire S certainly has its highs (the overall construction, software features and an amazing battery life) and its lows (slightly sluggish performance by today’s standards, and average camera). HTC have done their part to make it one heck of a...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM