anaheim, 15 May 2011Forget the Galaxy S. It is and will be discontinued, per arrival of the SGS 2, and shortage o... moreThank you for clearing the internal memory problem. But i'm more worried about the upgrade problem- will this get constant updates from HTC? The previous desire got them because that was their flagship phone at the time of its release. Now the desire S is just another medium high phone in their lineup. Will they provide android updates, event though that they have confirmed that this will not get the sense 3.0 found on the Sensation? If that is true then should i save up some more and get a dual core android (optimus 2x, SGS2 or the Atrix)? Please help me!!!!
ronaldo, 03 May 2011hey i am about to get rid of my nokia n97 i am wonder which is better. Getting a htc desire s ... moreYeah, I am upgrading too. I got a Galaxy Ace, and its a fine excellent piece of work, however, it has only about 38mb of internal memory for apps (!!) which I overlooked somehow when I bought the phone. But aside from this flaw, the Ace is a superbly built and functioning phone. Kinda like a preview of what SGS 2 will be like...
I would go for Desire S.. the sales lady in many malls I went to, always say the same thing: Incredible S has very little advantage over the Desire S, except for size. They say the Incredible S's camera is worse, and the OS is older (2.2) than the Desire S. And the price difference is little too -- about $55 more for the Incredible S.
And the salespeople also are saying that when it comes to features, Desire S beats the iphone 4. Unlike Samsung Galaxy S which lags when you open the apps, Desire S is zippy and can RUN ALL the widgets without slowing down. Iphone 4 is fast, but thats just because it DOES NOT USE WIDGETS. What is so amazing about Desire S, is that it EQUALS the speed of iphone 4, WHILE running tons of widgets in the background... jUST AWESOME, REALLY!
Just to check if the sales guys are taking me for a ride, I test-drived the Desire S three times, in three different stores. THEY WERE RIGHT -- The desire S is really fast. Not blazing fast, but quick as it should be. No waiting, no lags, no stuttering.
I was actually thinking of either buying NEO or SGS 2, but seeing that Neo is buried with the Japan tsunami until July, and SGS has a sky-high price tag of $800 (no accessories except charger and headphones), I was looking for a phone with a better deal. And for now, this is IT -- HTC Desire S.
Actually, the iPhone 4's prices are dropping faster than flies sprayed with Baygon, but if you consider that iphone 5 is arriving in September then it's still not a good option. Besides, there are NOW tons of phones which can overtake iphone 4, in both specs and speed, and still cost less than iphone 4 :P
I recommend it -- get htc Desire S. Good choice, for its price ;)
Siddhanth, 12 May 2011Can the back cover be changed? I thought this phone had an aluminium unibody. Only the tiny bo... moreForget the Galaxy S. It is and will be discontinued, per arrival of the SGS 2, and shortage of amoleds nowadays.
As for Neo, check the website: it has 1GB internal memory, so I guess you can have all the 380 Mb for apps, while the rest, 620mb, is for running the system. Not bad, actually, since until now, I have about 50-70 apps in my SD card, and I still dont reach 1 gb yet despite all those 15mb live wallpapers, and 18mb games. You can pack tons of apps on 380 mb, and the others you can pack into the SD card of Neo.
But my husband and I are both planning to buy the Desire S, this July or August... just waiting for the price to settle down and freebies come in ;)
Anonymous, 13 May 2011I checked RAM by Android system info app, it just 611 MB in total smaller than 768 MB in spec.... moreBecause you just got that information off the phone it is already using some RAM to run the OS. There is always a certain amount of RAM dedicated to the system for basic functions on the phone! So whatever the phone tells you it has is just what is available i.e. not in use.
Anonymous, 13 May 2011I checked RAM by Android system info app, it just 611 MB in total smaller than 768 MB in spec.... moreNew to android smartphones? It's not cheat. The rest of the ram is used by the GPU.
Had the HTC Desire S for almost a month now. Would highly recommend this phone to everyone. Just had one issue.. was not able to get the phone scanning for WiFi signals.. did a couple of restarts and that solved the issue.. So far so good.
Click, 14 May 2011I just got HTC Desire S 10days ago! The phone is good...Fast, great display, 3G supper fast an... moresee dude... when u get a memory card of 1 gig , u dont get full 1 gig of space in that... i think around 900mb of space is available for the user... like this full 768 mb of ram is not available for the user... some space is used by the system as said earlier !
I just got HTC Desire S 10days ago! The phone is good...Fast, great display, 3G supper fast and camera fast to capture and continuous to capture new photo. but I wonder if HTC cheat or not.I use Android System info to check ram and saw only 611MB not 768MB as spec! any experienced about this?
Signal problems over here. My area is already pretty poor with signal but the old Desire manages up to 2 bars when am in the house, With Desire S I need to step out side to make calls, there's always an X above the signal level. Signal Boost(UMA) is a feature available but to get it, your phone needs to be Orange branded. WTF! Orange!!! Am on Orange and am paying just as much as the others who have bought branded versions.
Abhi van persie, 13 May 2011dude like you even i want the same kind of phone which could have android updates... and here... moreIs the desire s bootloader locked. If not, is it rootable using SuperOneClick? Or any other software? Or will we have to use those commands in ADB (push...and stuff)? Sorry, i'm new to android (and linux).
I checked RAM by Android system info app, it just 611 MB in total smaller than 768 MB in spec. Cheat or what?
Bikram, 11 May 2011Mine restarts at random, like 2-3 times a day. This is very annoying. Any desire s user experi... moreHave you tried to change its original software? If yes, this may be the cause, maybe new software is unstable or was wrongly installed. If you are running stock soft then could be a phone problem -> RMA. I already have 2, me and my girlfriend, and they are just fine, no restart, nothing, just great phones.
Btw I posted yesterday some very small review but it is not listed here :( yet.
Siva, 12 May 2011I bought the phone a week ago and it has been performing so well. I am totally satisfied with ... morehey,
dat was really nice reading your views on the HTC DESIRE S, Please suggest me as to which phone I should opt for between DESIRE S, INCREDIBLE S, SENSATION. Currently I am a HTC DESIRE user and quite satisfied with my phone except for the fact that it lacks internal memory and the battery back is not up to the mark.
My current phone has an AMOLED display unlike the new phones with SLCD...as to my information SLCD consumes more battery and is not a very good display in sunlight...please correct me if I am wrong.
Anonymous, 13 May 2011Hi! Does HTC Desire S capable of Video Calling? Thank you in advance.yes it has 3G and a front camera..
Siddhanth, 12 May 2011Can the back cover be changed? I thought this phone had an aluminium unibody. Only the tiny bo... moredude like you even i want the same kind of phone which could have android updates...
and here desire s is the winner
coz galaxy s is a year old and wo'nt get any updates after 2.3 and neo have many problems like low internal and its ram is half than that of desire s ...
So i would say that go for desire s with your eyes closed and you won't regret it i guarantee you..