HTC Desire S - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to LionHeart @ 2011-08-10 07:13 from vxWN - click to readbut we don.t want to use 3rd party apps for the video calls - we just want to use native phone 3g video call feature like any ordinary phone - hey htc why won.t you enable the feature for desires - the phone has front camera and 3g - just copy some software from some old phones ... i have 3g call option enabled and i bought this phone and i can.t use it - i would recomand anybody not to buy this phone until this situation is fixed !!!!

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  • 2011-08-11 09:09
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> In reply to jinxed @ 2011-08-10 13:30 from utAT - click to readPlease go for HTC. You will love it, and wont regret! :>

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  • 2011-08-11 08:21
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> In reply to Jamshed @ 2011-08-10 18:58 from KIeU - click to readman, go for desire s. why? the smaller the screen, the longer the battery life. not to mention the apps you can download to get the most of your battery because your are going to use it in battery sucking task. incredible s is just the bigger version of desire s. therefore, same specs except for the screen size and camera.

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  • 2011-08-11 03:26
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I am contemplating between HTC Desire S vs. Incredible S. My main tsk on the device besides making calls is email and internet browsing. I am not much into camera. If Desire S would have been 4" screen I would have immediately jumped but does screen size matters when you have to type emails? Choice is 3.7" Desire S vs. 4" Incredible S?
Kindly suggest and thanks
Jamshed

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  • 2011-08-10 18:58
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> In reply to jinxed @ 2011-08-10 13:30 from utAT - click to readI would suggest you going for Desire S.
=>A friend owns a Nokia C7 and it crashes all the time.
=>Now as for the Nexus S, its a brilliant phone, but its so "plastic", i doubt if there's even a part on that phone made from metal.
=>In the other hand Desire S has the aluminium unibody which is GREAT. The battery life is great, just close bluetooth and wifi when you dont use it.
Ohhh, and you also can easily get the beautiful photo gallery of Nexus S as it's just an .apk file, nothing more.

Both cameras work like a charm and i've found no problem on using divx or any other video file. Plus the flash player is working great. You can download FlashPlayer 13 if you want from the android market for free.

I'm using this phone for quite a while and its perfect.
The only drawback is that it doesn't have the powerful screen of Nexus S but in every other way is far better than the other 2 mobile phones you listed.

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  • 2011-08-10 18:12
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Cn any one suggest me, which phone to go for, i m really confused :

Nokia c7
Samsung Nexus s
H.t.C Desire S

My requirements:
1)Camera: 5 MP rear wid flash n auto focus and front cam for video calls (minimum).

2)Browsing: flash lite 4/ flash 10(for playing videos n games )

3)Java latest version

4)Video player : shud b able to play Xvid/divx/avi/HD
plzz smone help me.

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  • 2011-08-10 13:30
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> In reply to kid @ 2011-08-08 07:11 from sxv} - click to readAs you for your 'Video Calls' inquiry, it can be achieved using any 3rd party video capable software (e.g. Skype, Yahoo, MSN ...etc)

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  • 2011-08-10 07:13
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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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