can ANYONE post here the SAR value written on the device's box ?
hanu, 20 Apr 2011What about the wifi issue ...? Can u share ur experience about that...?
I've read in some reviews that putting the phone flat on a surface blocks the antenna (which is on the battery door) Thus the wi-fi signal drops a few bars. However, holding the phone in your hand (without covering the battery flap completely) will solve that problem.
I havn't used wi-fi on the device yet, so I'm not sure how severe the problem is.
I have been toying around with the Desire S the last 2 days. Got it from Alfa (Mumbai) for Rs. 23,500/- with bill and warranty.
It's a great phone- beautifully designed and fits perfectly in the hand. The S-LCD Screen is crisp with faithful color reproduction. I definitely do not miss the blue-tint of the Super AMOLED in the SGS.
The touch interface and the on-screen keyboard are pretty good, and along with HTC sense the user interface is very slick and responsive. The power under the hood does help move things along smoothly.
However, the battery seems to be a slight let down doing about 16 hours between charge. (Of course it being the 1st few days, there's a lot of heavy usage with gps and 3G/EDGE on. The screen seems to be drawing the most amount of power (58%) although the brightness is set to around 15-20%.
I hope in a few days with a few charge cycles and normal useage of the phone, the battery life will stabilize.
GPS is good, with it getting a good lock on multiple satellites in the open. However, as with other phones, it's near impossible to get a GPS lock indoors. The supplied HTC Locations is also good with quite a detailed coverage of Mumbai (and I think the rest of India). Google Maps is the better looking of the two though, and with Google Maps now storing maps offline on the device I prefer that. However, offline route plotting and navigation is possible using HTC Locations.
Music quality seems good. However, music tends to jar on high volumes when using the HTC SRS sound boost with headphones on. Speaker output is pretty soft as are the ringtones. Maybe I need to look into that some more.
Overall, very satisfied with the phone. It has the processing power to run all the apps on the Android Market without a hitch. The screen is amazing as usual and the 3.7" screen space is plenty sufficient for my needs. I'm hoping the stamina will improve in time, but right now I'm looking at it holding a charge only for a day with the screen being on for most part of it.
Overall, Great phone and good value for money. It's been meeting my expectations (features and price) and then some.
All iI can say is AMAZING. S-LCD is exceptional, great experience when using this phone. I gave up my Xperia Arc for desire S & I do not regret it one bit. Only thing is the cam. but its still does a decent job
All i have to say is that anyone looking for a powerful droid u cannot loose with Desire S, also the battery is great much better than my xperia arc or even when i owned the incredible S, the batt. truly remarkable on the desire S. The only phone i would change after this one will have to be the Sensation or maybe the galaxy S 2, depends on when I actually see either phone in my hand. But, for now Desire S kicks ass!! :)
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2011I've only had great experience with this phone.What about the wifi issue ...? Can u share ur experience about that...?
Using this phone since last 1 week..awesome experience..
Go for it guys if you are looking for an android phone and no dual-core.
1. Professional look
2. Pocketable 3.7'' screen size
3. Android Gingerbread version out of the box
4. Can play DivX/XviD movies
5. World class user interface - HTC Sense 2.1
6. Awesome battery life
7. Solid build and superb design
8. Front camera for Video calling
9. 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon and 768 MB Ram
1. Super LCD Screen, Which is inferior compare to Galaxy S super amoled screen
2. 5 MP Camera (For the same price Nokia offering 12 MP N8)
3. Adreno 205 GPU is inferior than Galaxy S PowerVR SGX540 GPU (Run quadrent)
I am from India. I selected Desire S over Galaxy S because of the professional look and pocketable size of Desire S. I ordered in Flipkart on 18.04.2011 and waiting for the arrival. Flipkart price Rs.23750/-(Social network DVD free)
Love the way GSMarena reviewed the phone like what they have said its not meant to be a flagship of HTC, but very powerful phone, great hardware design and one of the most beautiful DROIDS out there!.. HTC rocks!..
Hanu, 19 Apr 2011Has any body brought this phone ... can u share u r experience.... ?????i just bought this phone HTC'DS 3 days ago in Malaysia. i must its THE best phone i've ever owned. well, i was using Sony Ericsson K800 (its a big jump i know), having a 2.3 OS GingerBread Android is quite interesting, very smooth and super fast response. playing a HD movie trailer is as good as watching it on a LED TV screen. still having problem sms'ing, coz not use to virtual keyboard yet, will take some time i guess..
jamkulit_29, 18 Apr 2011Can I chat with my friends on Facebook using Desire S?yes you can...
Can you please tell me what is the SAR value for this device ? it is written on the box of the device EU and US SAR value. thank you
SAR value is the radiation level of the device, smaller SAR = safer device
This is a fantastic device. I already have the Desire HD; now I feel like changing my Nokia E72 with this Desire S. Well done again HTC!
anand, 18 Apr 2011HTC IS rocking in market.HTC is an good android mobile phone...I use only HTC mobile phone........lucky you :( i wish my phone was htc....
jamkulit_29, 18 Apr 2011Can I chat with my friends on Facebook using Desire S?Yeah, download the official FREE Facebook app and use the Chat feature. Also there are many Facebook apps or even Chat programs that allow Facebook chat.
Desire S camera was mentioned to be defective in the review. How is that?!. Do you guys Desire S owners experience any issue with the camera? is picture quality bad? and also the jerky camcorder?. so downhearted to hear that.
Hanu, 19 Apr 2011Has any body brought this phone ... can u share u r experience.... ?????I've only had great experience with this phone.
Daniel, 18 Apr 2011Yes, there is a small orange/green notification light at the top(beside HTC logo). When u rece... moreThanks a lot for your quick reply. One more question regarding "speaker" on back. How loud is external speaker?? I do not care about quality of sound as I need loudness for alarm clock. My current blackberry is so loud that even deaf person can hear it.lol
I totally depend on phone's alarm and I'm always on the move....so carrying separate alarm clock does not make sense. Usually if you use phone's default alarm tones...they are very soft. But I do have mp3 customized alarm ringtones...that are very loud.