HTC Desire S - user opinions and reviews

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Just got the phone in 2 weeks from SMART Philippines and it already hanged and now unable to restart. I even brought it to the service center only to find out it's a motherboard issue and that they need to replace it. 5 more cases from SMART has been filled with the same problem, hanging and then unable to restart even after factory reset.

Service from SMART is bad and HTC Desire S phones should be put put from their shelves....

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  • 2011-08-11 20:05
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> In reply to marius RO @ 2011-08-11 09:09 from Me0A - click to readman Dats ryt... HTC should look upon this and release some firmware update to enable 3g video calling option ASAP. every other features are awesome except the video calling option. looking forward to get an update soon.

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  • 2011-08-11 10:00
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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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