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The HTC Desire S is a smartphone designed for wide compatibility and easy use.

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Pros

HTC design / construction - beautiful minimalist design, high quality materials (aluminum, soft touch plastic and glass)

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Flash pre-installed

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1GB of internal storage

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microSD card slot for external memory expansion

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good battery life compared to other HTC options, smartphones in general

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powerful - 1GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8255), 768MB of memory

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very snappy during regular operation, quick to boot (around 7 seconds)

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dual cameras - 5MP autofocusing main camera with LED flash, standard VGA fixed focus camera on the front

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beautiful Android customizations from HTC (Sense UI and assorted selection of custom HTC applications)

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beautiful 3.7" capacitive multitouch display - 480 x 800px resolution, very bright, colours are vivid, great black levels

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runs Android

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Cons

ships with an older version of Android (2.2) - while 2.3 is currently available

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no HDMI output

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poor quality front facing camera

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highly customized install slows down upgrades from upstream

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no dedicated camera button

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The HTC Desire S is a smartphone designed for wide compatibility and easy use. This is similar to the HTC Incredible S, but has a slightly smaller screen and ships with the upgraded Android 2.4 Operating System. The 3.7 inch touchscreen has a 480x800 resolution, and works with a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus that can record 720p high-definition video. A microSD card slot is available for memory expansion, and a micro-USB port enables connections to other devices for file exchange. Wireless protocols supported include standard WiFi 802.11b/g/n for connections to wireless routers, Bluetooth 2.1 for file transfer, streaming, and wireless headsets, and the A2DP protocol for wireless stereo headsets. An internal GPS antenna is built in to help get your bearings, and is complimented by a digital compass.

Features
  • Weight: 130g, 4.59 oz
  • 3.7 in touchscreen, 480x800 resolution
  • 1 GHz CPU
  • Internal phone storage: 1.1 GB
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) slot
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense
  • 5 megapixel camera, auto focus and power LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • VGA color fixed focus front camera
  • G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • 3G, GPRS, EDGE supported
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with FTP/OPP
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Internal GPS antenna
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