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i am currently using the htc wildfire... i m fed up of this phone because it hangs alot... i do have multiple task killers but it is quite slow.. also the camera quality is not so good in 5mp autofocus camera... my question is that is it a wise decision to upgrade to this phone or should go for incredible s (P.S. i m a camera lover).. also i want super smooth touch in the phone which rarely hangs... please help !

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  • 2011-08-21 13:41
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> In reply to [deleted post]2hrs gaming,1hr browsing,1 hr app and 1 hr phone call a day
Battery would probably last around 20 to 24 hours.

Just last month I got an update on my phone and I noticed an improvement on my battery life. I can get through the day without charging twice with moderate use. I have unlimited internet on my HTC desire s and its hard to stop tinkering, haha.

As far as I know you won't have any problems in terms of gaming. Just recently finished Zenonia2 with this phone. :)

http://mobilelitratista.blogspot.com
HTC Desire S sample shots

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  • 2011-08-20 14:42
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battery backup is awesome. Im getting 1.5 days backup and in heavy use with multitasking im getting one full day. I love my htc desire s !!!!! go for it you'll never regret !!!!

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  • 2011-08-20 14:03
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my s8500 wave is already showing its age. is the desire s a worthy upgrade? and the jump from bada to android (my 1st android phone if ever) is it worth it? your honest feedback will be most appreciated

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  • 2011-08-20 13:44
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> In reply to Michelle @ 2011-08-13 08:49 from F{XE - click to readI got my HTC Desire S from Smart - Alimall yesterday and I had the same problem. When I access all the applications the phone hanged up and I can't even restart it manually. After a few minutes, the phone automatically restarts and won't boot up properly.

I will bring my phone back to Smart today and I hope they can replace it with another unit.

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  • 2011-08-20 02:11
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> In reply to Dee22 @ 2011-08-19 12:29 from tUq4 - click to readThank you for your help.....how long will the battery last and do u think it will get the ice cream sandwich update in the near future...what do u say shud i buy it or should i buy a dual core phone(is it worth)does it have camera zoom and motion based gaming and how is gaming in it...can i type messages in landscape mode...recently heard people saying htc has a better UI than samsung and its mainly used by rich customers...

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  • 2011-08-19 23:49
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> In reply to tazz @ 2011-08-19 13:26 from t5Wx - click to readHi tazz. ive also got a htc desire s. To counter this problem, simply google wallpaper plus.apk

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  • 2011-08-19 16:14
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have just got htc desire s, wnat to use pics as wallpaper, but when I crop them they always end up too big //? can anyoine help

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  • 2011-08-19 13:26
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> In reply to marius RO @ 2011-08-17 16:47 from LaCg - click to readi too am looking forward for the 2.3.4 update... wanna check out the 3G video calls option and google video chat though i have been using Skype video chatting. looking forward for htc to look in this matter and start the update process soon...

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  • 2011-08-19 12:29
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> In reply to hmmmm @ 2011-08-18 20:06 from tevj - click to readdude u cant get all the specs u ve mentioned in one handset as every smartphones got some drawbacks.
Desire s is a very good handset if u consider games, camera, Build quality, UI and web browsing. If ur main concern is in some other specs like sound quality and battery back-up then theres other handsets.
But keep in mind that all android smartphones got a habit of draining the battery a way too soon

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  • 2011-08-19 12:23
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> In reply to aleemtiaz @ 2011-08-19 11:26 from u1td - click to readif u use a good quality headphone then every high end android device plays good music. so it totally depends on ur choice. But if u want good sound through its inbuild speaker then go for SONY ERICSSON NEO as ARC is very highly priced (considering its specs).
And regarding battery, it totally depends on ur usage style as all android smartphones consumes lotsa battery.

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  • 2011-08-19 12:05
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what about music? im fan of nokia symbian phones and sony ericsson w series bcose very good bass and sound. im music lover now symbian is old now im planning to buy android but confuse about audio player so plz tell me which phone is best in music i like bass and should have good battery timing plz plz help

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  • 2011-08-19 11:26
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what about music? im fan of nokia symbian phones bcose very good bass and sound. im music lover now symbian is old now im planning to buy android but confuse about audio player so plz tell me which phone is best in music i like bass and should have good battery timing plz plz help

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  • 2011-08-19 11:22
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> In reply to Dee22 @ 2011-08-17 16:02 from bCgJ - click to readthanks for your reply it was very usefull....i want a phone to play games,with a good camera quality,good sound,a good UI,a good build quality,a battery which lasts for a day and browsing.........is it good for me

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  • 2011-08-18 20:06
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my HTC desire s heats up quickly while browsing and gaming and also while charging.what s the cause for this problem

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  • 2011-08-18 19:50
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-13 14:33 from UGjx - click to readWith Anderiod 2.3 Gingerbread u can install apps in external memory....

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  • 2011-08-18 19:30
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How do you use "the flip for speaker -Turn over your phone to activate the speaker during calls". I tried flipping the phone when there a call coming in but it didn't work. Any idea how to do it please. Thanks a zillion.

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  • 2011-08-18 11:45
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does android version 2.3 make a difference over 2.3???????????

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  • 2011-08-18 09:23
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> In reply to Amy:'3Rawr @ 2011-08-17 00:08 from 0mw{ - click to readIf you are always connected to the internet via 3g then your battery won't last a day. Just like any smartphone, it has a lot of features and you end up tinkering a lot. It all boils down on how you use your phone.


http://mobilelitratista.blogspot.com
HTC Desire S sample shots

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  • 2011-08-18 03:27
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> In reply to mac @ 2011-08-15 15:32 from JFPQ - click to readHTC Sensation got 3G Video Call + Google Talk Video thru latest Gingerbread update 2.3.4. - maybe HTC will provide also for Desire S update to 2.3.4 and we will have native 3g Video Call ... OR NOT ???

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  • 2011-08-17 16:47
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