HTC Desire S - user opinions and reviews

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  • 2011-05-02 13:34
  • Mtyp
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I got the delivery one day before the committed date. However, that's where things started going bad.
The handset I received, would not start for full 30min. It kept rebooting. Even when it could boot properly once, the phone kept crashing and rebooting every few minutes. This is not exaggeration! SO much so that within 3 hrs of delivery, I had made up my mind to return it. For the next 2 days till i got the Dead on Arrival certificate from HTC service center, the OS kept crashing though the frequency came down. Some contacts would randomly disappear from phonebook. SD Card data would appear and disappear at its own will as well!
Even the Dead on Arrival certi was not easy to obtain. The service center person was trying to act funny and asking me to deposit the phone with him for a few days, so that they could check and repair the phone!
This is going to be my first and last HTC handset ever!
I just hope that Flipkart returns my money in time and doesn't add to the horrible experience!

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  • 2011-05-02 11:47
  • PUPa
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My paint has stayed on, had the phone for a month now. But i'm very careful with it and always keep it in a pouch when hustlin about.

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  • 2011-05-02 09:25
  • nmSU
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> In reply to Samsung or Htc @ 2011-05-01 16:20 from F4mG - click to readdefinitely Desire s... theres no point in comparing the two handset as desire s is far better than galaxy SL.

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  • 2011-05-02 03:18
  • utXk
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What phone should I get? samsung galaxy sl or Htc desire s ?

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  • 2011-05-01 16:20
  • F4mG
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@ALL DESIRE S Users

Is the body shedding paint as mentioned in the igyan review?

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  • 2011-05-01 14:32
  • vGEG
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can desire s make video call w/o 3rd party prog?

since xperia neo cant

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  • 2011-05-01 13:30
  • ibeD
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Hi! Im from the Philippines... Im about to buy this phone in a week from now. But kinda on a look w/ Mozart as well. But after reading about a few reviews here, particularly the one about the desire s having a "paint fading" issue, I already have doubts about this phone. I really want to upgrade my current phone (optimus one). But I also have doubts about WP7 phones. The only nice thing about Mozart is that it has a superb build quality and sound, not to mention the superior 8MP camera. Please can anyone tell me what I should buy?

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  • 2011-05-01 13:28
  • uSUD
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Is the WiFi death grip issue being solved by HTC ??

Just want to ask if I wanna using it for listening to music, how long can this unit stand ?? And how is the audio quality ??

Do I have any "Call Recording" (conversation recording) function in Desire S ??

Thanks.

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  • 2011-05-01 07:34
  • tVmi
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Anyone here does NOT experience the wifi-issue of "Death-grip" or dropped signal when using the phone in landscape or covering certain part of the device? Are there only selected phones that experience these types of problems?

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  • 2011-05-01 00:30
  • Lixs
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xperia neo cant video call with 3g

3rd party prog needed

how bout desire s?

can any desire s owner tell me

if it can video call by 3g

thanks in advan

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  • 2011-04-30 08:39
  • ibeA
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I need to know how to transfer contacts from phone to sim. There appears no option in People folder for that. Thanks

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  • 2011-04-30 05:08
  • vIYQ
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I guess the light leak and the slight gap of the LCD screen to its body is all common in this type of design you will notice the gap if you look closely below the front cam.

here is a sample picture of the phone from gsm:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VJVo...ire%2BS4.jpg

You cant hardly notice the gap. its a paper thin like gap.

HTC said its normal in this kind of design... since my supplier did check it with HTC because all of his phone have it.. its not noticeable and big deal to most but still it depends on the user how you handle your phone. overall user experience is great and i dont mind this issue anymore since for me its much better than incredible S.

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  • 2011-04-30 04:25
  • t7Zs
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The light leak seems to be on all models, just checked and compared with a salesperson at vodafone. It's a very minor issue though, people shouldn't be turned off by the slight defect, you will only notice it at an angle in total darkness.

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  • 2011-04-29 23:22
  • pIh@
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Has bought it 2 months ago. Drawbacks are: no front camera disadvantage when using skype, sound not great. Advantage; pinch for zooming, easy to surf on the net, practical, good display resolution, applications that are downloadable are good.

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  • 2011-04-29 17:04
  • Nakq
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> In reply to [deleted post]Instead of asking anyone in here...why just don't send it back where you bought it and ask if they can replace it with another one.

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  • 2011-04-29 16:47
  • t7JG
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Guys can help me!
I just got my Desire S yesterday
and today I just found that my Desire S rebooted at least 5 times for no reason.
What's wrong? what should I do?

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  • 2011-04-29 16:14
  • vut7
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Guys can help me!
I just got my Desire S yesterday
and today I just found that my Desire S rebooted at least 5 times for no reason.
What's wrong? what should I do?

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  • 2011-04-29 16:14
  • vut7
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The previous desire had a great SAR value.. Does this one has the same high value or is this better ?

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  • 2011-04-29 11:58
  • vGUD
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Can use desireS to make video call ??? without any third party aplication ?

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  • 2011-04-29 07:41
  • Me0B
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