Software very good - hardware solid build.
Achieved stellar battery life.
Phone calls about 1 hr
SMS through the day
Wifi maybe 40 mins
GPS - 2 hrs
Screen brightness - is the biggest battery drainer - but need it on when using GPS
with conservative use - 2 days
heavy use as stated above 1 day with about 10 - 15% left.
Good value for money.
This message I am posting so that post paid users will get alerted when they select the 3G add-on packs thinking it is worth for money and finally paying the entire month salary for the 3G data usage.
I am a Tata Docomo mobile network user. April month I activated 3G add-on pack worth Rs.200 with free data usage 512 MB. I wonderd how I will be knowing the data usage. That time the customer care person told me I can check my daily data usage through my accounts in tata docomo website. I started using 3G and also checked day to day usage in My accounts. Eventhough my data usage is less than the 512 MB free usage, the bill was generated based on one paise per kb basis. So I got scared and before reaching the maximum usage 512 MB,, I gave a request in person to stop the 3G services for my number to Tata docomo office at Koramangala,Bangalore. After that my 3G connection was stopped. But when I received my april month bill , I found that ( in addition to my mobile bill) instead of Rs.200 for the 3G add on pack, it was showing Rs.1871 chargable for my data usage. This Rs.1871 is based on one paise per kb for around 183 MB. Imagine if I used the 512 MB my bill will be Rs.5120.
When I am looking for clarification from customer care, They told the Rs.200 3G add on pack is valid for one month and since I disconnected 3G service before one month, they converted the data usage based on per kb basis. With whose consent they changed and charged me like this. I gave disconnecting request in person to tata docomo office. If they told me about this hidden rule, i wouldnot have disconnected my 3G service. In their website also these hidden rules are not specified (I have the screenshots of your website). It seems that the customer care people don’t know the guidelines and also the Tata docomo bill generation software lacks some basic calculation. I paid my mobile bill plus Rs.200 for 3G add on pack and sent a complaint to Tata docomo. My complaint reference id regarding this issue is xxxxxxxxxxx. The person who contacted me unable to clarify my genuine concerns and finally sent one sms to me saying my issue sucessfully resolved. Again I sent a email to their official id. I got a reply they checked my account and what they charged is correct only for my data usage. So finally that RS.200 add-on pack is a sad joke.
So dear consumers, whatever network you are using if you are under post paid subscription, don’t activate 3G. Remember If I used prepaid the network operator will not get the chance to charge me a huge bill.
Anonymous, 09 May 2011the battry can removable or not.......??? pls replyyyyyyy........!!!!!!!!!!1yeah, the battery is removable.
I really miss the hardware buttons for call and end. Its just not the same without them. Also, a trackpad / trackball is mush missed too. They are very helpful in certain cases where the alternative takes longer (for example you have selected a contact to dial and there are multiple phone numbers under it, it was simply a question of pressing the trackball to one side to select an alternative).
Best way to save battery is to keep Wifi, GPS, Mobile Network off by default and set the screen to the least brightness that you can work with. Auto usually has it too bright.
Anonymous, 09 May 2011the battry can removable or not.......???
pls replyyyyyyy........!!!!!!!!!!1Haven't you seen any unboxing videos
before posting anything stupid please google.
the battry can removable or not.......???
Dee22, 09 May 2011how come the battery backup is awesome, i too am using the same device but mine is giving hard... moreMost likely you need to disable WIFI & bluetooth if you are not using it, this i believe will save some battery.
Bikram, 06 May 2011Dear friends, Keeping my promise, I am writing my review on this phone. There have been some... morehow come the battery backup is awesome, i too am using the same device but mine is giving hardly a day with a full charge. any tips to save battery...
Anonymous, 08 May 2011hi all,
im planning to buy htc 'desire s' before that i just want to confirm this phone is ... moreman u seriously need to decide what u r gonna buy... if u r looking for a smartphone which ve got very good battery life, awesome music playback and superb quality camera and video then go for N8....
regarding Dsire S, its about the overall goodness. it has got a good camera (i wont say superb) and good music playback but its nt the best. but in other topics, its got the heads up (like smoothness, good OS, built quality, touchscreen, compact, etc etc).
the dissapointing thing abt Desire s is its battery backup.. a full charge gives me hardly a day of backup... but thats ok for me, i can deal with dat.
after all theres got to be some low side in everything, and for desire s its definitely battery backup.
anybody can confirm about the call quality!! because thats what important for me please...I know build..etc are all fine..how about call quality..is there a lot of background noise
Farhana Rafiq, 08 May 2011Which is better, HTC Desire S or HTC Desire HD?? Is there any major difference between the two?farhana it depends on u if u like big screen,less battery life,excellent camera then go for desire hd,and if u like all the features of desire hd in a 3.7 inch screen plus better battery life and front camera and minus 3 mp camera then go for desire s and one thing more the build quality of desire hd is excellent while of desire s is not up to the mark as plastic is used....so decision is urs...
Anonymous, 08 May 2011the battry can removable or not.......???Haven't you seen any single video of Desire S on YouTube?
Yes, the battery is removeable.
im planning to buy htc 'desire s' before that i just want to confirm this phone is flexible or not?,hows the battery life and hows the picture quality and sound clarity?pls avdvice and suggest ur valuable comments?.........and thanks in advance.....
Which is better, HTC Desire S or HTC Desire HD?? Is there any major difference between the two?
I recently bought HTC Desire S and tried to use Yahoo messenger but all my contacts are offline and they are receiving my instant message but I am unable to recieve their message. Pls. provide me with information on this. Thanks.
Just bought HTC desire s and posting my reviews from my mobile itself. It is an awesome phone. I have been using it for a day and its performing great. I was reading all the comments in many forums before buying this phone. happy to post a reviews now. First about the grip of death. It is present in the phone but very very marginal. That too when you completely cover the top portion. I also checked his with HTC Google nexus one. Even its responds the same way. If you have full bars in WiFi then it would drop hardly one bar if holder in top. Even now am browsing through WiFi in landscape mode. I have full WiFi signal. So just forget about grip of death. Ll use the phone further and post more.