HTC Desire S - user opinions and reviews

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7.4
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Im goin to buy this its seems to be rocking phone...

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  • 2011-08-10 07:02
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> In reply to foz43 @ 2011-08-08 01:38 from L1Qx - click to readThanks for the response, its day 4 and the problem hasnt repeated (touch wood). Again thanks for the help and will keep a close eye on it.

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  • 2011-08-10 04:13
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video calling through skype is available from this phone,i tried calling my pc through wifi and it works great!

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  • 2011-08-10 03:22
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can someone help me to increase the sound of htc desire s ?
the sound is very low

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  • 2011-08-09 13:51
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does it support adobe flash...?

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  • 2011-08-09 13:04
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Does anyone know about any good 4 inch smartphone the incredible s is out of mu budget. optimus black, desire s, xperia neo or other suggestions

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  • 2011-08-09 08:59
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Which phone is better. Galaxy S or Desire S

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  • 2011-08-09 07:49
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The battery of the Desire S is great on standby i have to agree. But when i pick it up and use it consistently (ex. Internet, Video streaming, Messenger chatting) the battery only stands under 2 hours. Is this normal guys? Thanks for the feedback!

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  • 2011-08-09 03:59
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Just upgraded from a Blackberry to the HTC Desire S, and first impressions are what a phone. It's superb. Excellent camera, quick on the internet, and HTC Friendstream is brilliant.

Highly recommend.

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  • 2011-08-08 17:57
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> In reply to CJs @ 2011-08-07 07:43 from iwpB - click to readI myself m using Skype but havnt used the video calling as m using GPRS( slow connection). but I do find the video calling option through Skype whenever I tried to make calls to any no. if the Android version is updated to 2.3.4 den there's Google video talk available. right now I heard there's some other third party apps available in the market for video calling but I havnt personally used it, so can't say abt dat.

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  • 2011-08-08 11:00
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-08 09:20 from UGjx - click to readIs the desire s 1ghz or 1.2 ghz
this video says 1.2 ghz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlJiLvpQEHQ

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  • 2011-08-08 09:24
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> In reply to v I n @ 2011-08-07 18:04 from wc7c - click to readWhich has a better battery life desire s or neo?
Can u create folders on htc sense?
performace wise is it the same as the neo?
Is the camera on desire s decent?
Is the capacitive buttons or physical buttons better and is the search option on desire s good?

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  • 2011-08-08 09:20
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hi to all,I am a P1i user for about 3 years, Now i have decided to use an android phone and i bought this DESIRE S, Ive been using it for about a month, and base on my experience, its a great phone,i will not go into all details coz this is not an in-depth review,i just want to say something to all the readers here in GSMARENA.COM, hope that this wud help people who wants /thinks of buying the phone.


1. So far There is no video call for this phone which is so disappointing because they indicated it to their review here at this link http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_de...view-590.php
if someone knows how to do it please advise,Ur comment will be very much appreciated. Its one of the reason why i decided to buy this phone because I frequently used it. some pipol here said that i will be available upon the release of an update. hope this will be address soon.

2. about the death grip,so far,i didn't experience any loss of wifi signal due to landscape grip. sometimes the signal goes down to 2 bars but it didn't happen to me that the signal was loss.

3. Bluetooth connection, im listening to music using my nokia BH-503 headset, it connects so fast but the issue is that while you are walking and having the desire s in your pocket,the music sometimes skip/jump or shud i say (have u tried listening to a pirated cd?it jumps!i think for about a split second, its just like that) its a bit annoying.

4. Battery Life; its amazing, for a light / regular calls and texting,listening to music on my way to work and going home for about a couple of hours, i can use it for almost 2 days, 1day and 18hours an average depends on how many calls i received.
when im using it into gaming + my normal usage it last for about a day,THIS ISSUE DEPENDS ON HOW U USE UR PHONE,for me battery life is good.


Oveall, the phone is good AND it fits my lifestyle.

My decision of buying a NEW phone came from the answer to my questions...

WHAT PHONE
1. DO U LIKE AND U CAN AFFORD THAT WILL FIT TO MY NEEDS/ LIFESTYLE..

IT WILL BE A LONG CONVERSATION TO DEVATE WHICH PHONE IS GOOD AND WHICH IS NOT..




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  • 2011-08-08 07:11
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people, i really want this phone. the specs that really suits my preferences. but i heard a lot of problem on it. please enlighten me about the issues ill post.

-is there really a dead grip over wifi on this?
(how bad is the signal loss)
-hows the battery life on normal and heavy usage?
(how long will be the usage over a day or more)
-does the paint around the frame really fades or chip?
(how to prevent it if its true)
-lastly, tell me more issues i will encounter from this device if still any. i really appreciate any reply...

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  • 2011-08-08 05:18
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> In reply to Hermit @ 2011-08-07 15:18 from v6Pd - click to readI am on my second one which is doing just the same.The problem is around the battery cover. when you place it on a hard surface with a minor drop off it goes. The replacement does the same. Take the battery out and return it and reboot. Do the same with the sim card. It will be ok for a while then start again. Ive had hell with this phone doin that

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  • 2011-08-08 01:38
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-07 15:52 from UGjx - click to readthe desire s is alot better then the neo

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  • 2011-08-08 01:23
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> In reply to srikanth @ 2011-08-05 06:42 from t}gy - click to readyou r wrong.

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  • 2011-08-07 21:22
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Hi:

If you want to choose between Neo and Desire S it will still be u to you if camera is your thing neo is better if solid build and nice UI go fro HTC..

Desire S uses gorilla Glass, and most of the brand new HTC phone's that is coming out uses gorilla glass.

here is the list of all HTC that uses gorilla glass:

http://www.corninggorillaglass...-gorilla/htc

Desire S is actually under the list or actually one of the phone that can use video call under skype..

Alarm: some of you wonders if the phone is off it wont alarm, well its an android phone unlike nokia.. android phone does not behave that way it's normal it wont alarm if the phone is off because it kill all processes of the phone and alarm wont run if the phone is off..

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  • 2011-08-07 18:04
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someone help me decide between desire s and xperia neo

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  • 2011-08-07 15:52
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Can anyone help me? My navigation doesn't work, i usually use for me to go another place but seems doesn't work at all. How to fix it? Updating or something?

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  • 2011-08-07 15:41
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