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HTC Desire S

  • 3.7-inch Touchscreen
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • Android v2.3 OS
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories HTC India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 19999
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HTC Desire S (Black) Price: Rs.19999

Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.7-inch S-LCD Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 1 GHz Scorpion Processor
  • HD Recording
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The HTC Desire S is a full touch smartphone and the first HTC device to come with Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread). Powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, the Desire S packs in 768 MB RAM and the latest version of the HTC Sense UI. The user interface brings to the phone features like flip to silence, maps with compass, zero wait map and others.

The smartphone sports a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. The camera can record 720p HD videos at 30 fps. A front facing VGA fixed focus camera is also present in the handset for video calling purposes. Other features found in the phone camera are geo-tagging and face detection.


The Desire S has unibody design with aluminum finish and weighs 130 g. The phone has a 3.7-inch full touchscreen with S-LCD display (480 x 800 pixel resolution). The various sensors included in the handset are Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.

Storage and Battery

This HTC smartphone ships with 1.1 GB of internal memory. The Android device is microSD 2.0 compatible, and external memory up to 32 GB can be added using a microSD card. The touchscreen device has a 1450 mAh Li-Ion standard battery that supports 4 hours of talk time.

Internet and Connectivity

The HTC Desire S smartphone can be connected to the Internet via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. Other connectivity options available in the mobile are Bluetooth, USB and a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack. The phone also comes loaded with A-GPS so you can navigate your way easily. Additional features included in this touchscreen device are SNS integration, digital compass, document viewer and access to the Android market apps.

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Specifications of HTC Desire S (Black)

In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger (EU), Headset, 8 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Safety and Regulatory Guide, Quick Start Guide, Customer Care Card, Warranty Card
Brand HTC
Model ID Desire S
Form Bar
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User Interface HTC Sense
Java Yes
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
Graphics Adreno 205
Type S-LCD
Size 3.7 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
Size 59.8x115x11.63 mm
Weight 130 g
Type Li-Ion, 1450 mAh
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 120 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 1.1 GB
Included Memory Card 8 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 768 MB RAM
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
GPRS Yes, 114 kbps
EDGE Yes, 560 kbps
3G Yes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP, PBAP, FTP, OPP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV
Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV9, AVI, XVID, ASP, HD
FM Yes
Ringtone MP3
Other Features
Call Memory Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features HTC Sync, Organizer, Live Wallpaper, Clock, Sleep Mode, Downloadable Widgets, HTC Caller-ID, Calender, Voice Recording
Important Apps Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa Integration, Facebook, Twitter
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 1 year warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of HTC Desire S

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21 April 11
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Desire S Vs Galaxy S

Go for Desire S.

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 chipset
10. 1.1 GN Rom 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 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)

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21 April 11
Thanks Flipkart

I received my Desire S just now (21.04.2011 11.30 am). I ordered on 18.04.2011 night. They promptly delivered within 3 days. They packed in a very good manner. The unopened mobile box was covered with packaging material and put in to another packaging box. Then again covered with a flipkart plastic bag and sealed. Invoice was attached along with they provided the nearby HTC service centres address for my reference. The social network DVD original box set also came free. I am very much satisfied with Flipkart service. I appreciate their packing,prompt delivery and provision of service centre address. Without sweating I got the mobile for a good price at my house itself. Thanks Flipkart.

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88% of 26 users found this review helpful.
10 October 11
THE BEST in this price Range

Guys, I think we must buy a phone based on our priorities of functionalities required. I am going to compare Desire S, Galaxy S, Incredible S, Xperia Neo, and big daddys like Galaxy S2, Sensation and Iphone 4. As per my experience, I have come across all of these. I'll give points to these all out of 100 on specific functionality/parts.

1) Display Quality: No one beats Iphone 4 when it comes to display quality. It's LED backlit and contrast is the best ever i've seen. I give it 97/100. Next comes Galaxy S2 and it deserves a classic 96/100 with Super AMOLED Plus display but gets beaten in pixel density and round shape figures have clearly visible broken curves. Also display of S2 is so bright and contrast is so much that it makes the display a bit unrealistic. Sensation has a decent pixel density and display is very realistic but it gets beaten in terms of contrast and watching movies and videos in dark is not a gr8 experience like Iphone 4 and Galaxy S2. It gets 95/100. My desire S has approximately same pixel density as Sensation and hence it gets 4th spot with 94/100. Galaxy S has a good display but not upto the mark as Desire S and same with Incredible S as it has lesser pixel density and both get 91/100. The newly coming Galaxy S Plus is a nice deal with Super AMOLED display and same price. Xperia Neo has a good pixel density with Bravia engine and it deserves 94/100.

2)Touch Sensitivity: Again Apple wins with a glorious touch sensitivity and Iphone4 gets 98/100. But this time next in the deal is HTC and it gets 97/100 and no doubt they deserve this spot as they gave birth to touch. Samsung has to do a lot in terms of touch and Galaxy S2 gets 94/100. Same with Sony, and Xperia Neo gets 90/100.

3)Sound Quality: No doubt Apple provides mind blowing sound quality and is at the top spot again. It gets 96/100. Also the Apple's earphone quality is fairly good and they get 88/100. 2nd spot winner is Sony this time with 95/100 and Neo's earphones get 90/100 with sony's boom sound quality touch. HTC gets 3rd spot with 93/100 and HTC has to do a lot in terms of Sound. But i found HTC's sound quality better than Nokia's XpressMusic phones. HTC's earphones get 82/100. Samsung comes at the last and gets 90/100 in sound quality and 82/100 in terms of earphones.

4)Build Quality: Again Apple daddy wins with 95/100. HTC 94/100. Samsung 92/100. Sony 91/100.

5)Looks: No doubt again that Iphones are the most elegant looking mobile device in the world with 97/100 and HTC gets 2nd spot with 96/100. Samsung gets 94/100 and Sony gets 90/100 with not so good looking curves :P.

6)UI: Apple wins Again with iOS4 and gets 97/100. HTS wins the 2nd spot with HTC sense UI and gets 96/100. Samsung 94/100. Sony 90/100.

7) Camera: Lets keep Desire S, Incredible S, Neo and Galaxy S for comparison as Big daddys are costly ;). No doubt Incredible S wins with 8MP camera in the same price range but if we compare Desire S and Galaxy S then HTC wins. I've compared the qualities and HTC's pictures are more clear and realistic. So we can say HTS's 5MP is better than Samusng's 5MP. Sony and HTC are almost similar.

8)Battery: Again Apple wins with 97/100. Samsung is at 2nd spot with 95/100. Sony at 3rd spot with 93/100 and HTC gets the last spot with 90/100. HTC has to do something in this area. Battery hardly lasts a day.

9)Charger: HTC is the best in this field. Data cable is used for charging purpose as well with a cute, small, easy to carry charger. You don't have to carry one more extra cable everywhere.

I think i have covered all the important points required before buying a phone. So if you plot a graph of all the data above :P then HTC Desire S is the best deal in 18-25K range. You get a very very good looking phone with gr8 build quality, realistic display with brilliant pixel density and contrast, handy with sufficient 3.7 inch display, Plays almost all types of video and audio files, decent sound quality, one of the best in touch sensitivity, skype video calling, 768 MB RAM and 1.1 GB ROM in proper tune with Gingerbread 2.3(Compared to 512 MB RAM in Galaxy S). Its been a month and I have downloaded and installed more than 60 applications and games and it runs everything. Never hanged. I directly copy 700MB sized DVR rip avi files or blue ray ripped mkv file and it plays them very very smoothly with many applications running in background. In short, you get everything in affordable price! Newly coming Galaxy S Plus is a gr8 alternative for this but you get only 512 MB RAM which may cause many apps not working properly but surely Galaxy S Plus will be having better display with Super AMOLED screen. If you want to spend above 25K then galaxy S2 beats everyone as apple doesnt provide many useful free apps as is the case with opensource android.

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59% of 22 users found this review helpful.
18 November 11
What a Sexy Device! Mind-blowing performance!!

I have been using this device extensively for the last 7 days & here's my impression so far ....

a) Camera - Just superb!! Awesome quality pictures & the best thing is it takes photos instantly without any time-delay whatsoever. Also when I zoom in on objects in the photo it does not get grainy. I really love the camera plus the stock effects & options go beyond expectations.

b) Sound Quality - Supplied ear-phone's output quality is rocking but it's not in-ear (disappointed about that) and it's too big for ears. SRS works magic added to that there is superb EQ on the stock music player. Speaker output quality is good but not loud enough.

c) Battery Backup - You will need to charge every night. I game (30 mins), surf (30 mins), download & use apps (1 hour), watch videos (45 mins), listen to music (3 hours), Social netowrk (thorough-out the day = 3 hours) after that when I return home in the night around 9:30 I am left with 25-30% battery (not exaggerating). I thinks that's good enough for a 3.7" android phone with 400x800 resolution S-LCD display. I am sure it'll get better after 20-22 times of full charges. But I am satisfied!

d) Gaming experience - superb, I have been playing games which were not available for my former phone LG Optimus One P500 and I have never faced any lags ever.

e) Grip of Death - I use Wi-Fi a lot with the phone & never faced any problem & also no problem with dropped calls or network bar drops.

After a month long usage I might be able to find some cons for the phone, then I will definitely share. So far it's a rocker! I am glad I chose this over so many other devices.

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28 April 11
Desire s or Incredible s

As an owner of Desire s I have gone through lot of research before buying. here are some

1. Both have similar hardware specs except incredible s has higher configuration as 8mp cam with dual led flash, front 1.3 mp cam and a 4 inch panel and of course 4k costlier. Now it boils down to your choice.

Benefit of Incredible s :

1. Larger screen with better camera.

Benefit of Desire s :

1. Better build quality.
2. Newer OS and some new apps(only phone with Gingerbread).
3. Contrast is better that Incredible s as both are same resolution screen which indicates Desire s has more pixels per square unit.
4. Both have same battery 1450 which favors Desire s with excellent battery life since slightly smaller screen and camera along with more power saving options and updated software to minimize the power drain. U can follow reviews on battery life for both of them.

As a smartphone 3.2 to 3.7 inch screens are better in terms of overall handling. At this price range Desire s is a better option than Incredible s. Although people need larger screen and powerful camera can look for other options like Galaxy s, Incredible s, SE experia arc though have to sacrifice on a lot of benefits. But HTC provides excellent UI which is on par with IOS.

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26 April 11
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Go for Desire S

I always liked the HTC Desire for the specs but did not like the skin color and there was something missing. The HTC Desire is perfect for my needs
- Looks very neat and professional
- Screen size perfect for my palms and my pocket
- User interface is fantastic

My first purchase in flipkart - I should say flipkart rocks!
Ordered on 24 Apr, received today morning - its like one working day. perfect packing and delivered ahead of time

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7 of 9 users found this review helpful.
17 October 11
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The best phone

its the best phone i have used...and mind you i have used samsung galaxy, blackberry curve, sony ericsson etc.

i ordered it on 02.10.2011 and receievd on 04.10.2011.The phone is sleek with metallic design and all black look..looks so beautiful and feels so good in hand or just lying before you.

i am in love with this phone. The HTC sense is nice as well the android version. The phone is fast, screen enough big and easy to pocket. The 3.7" screen size is optimum as you can't carry 4.0 " or 4.3" in your pocket in relaxed manner. i have seen a full hindi movie on it without any problem.

No need to say about android. The battery is decent with easy one day back up. The camera is nice but could have been better. DON'T USE JELLY COVERS AS THEY DECREASE SIGNAL STRENGTH AND PHONE USES MORE BATTERY. THIS IS PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THREE DIFFERENT SET OF OBSERVATIONS. Buy a screen guard and keep our darling safe.

i guarantee that if you buy this phone you will be very very satisfied.

Own it to experience it..

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
07 August 12
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Not worth it.

So most cell phone buyers will be happy with their phones for the first couple of months which is not surprising as all most all phones will work exactly as advertised initially. Its only in the long haul do you realize how durable the product actually is.

In my case unfortunately this product falls short. The phone developed audio related issues within a year of its purchase so I was able to repair it within the warranty period. It took almost 3 weeks for them to return my phone and by then the warranty expired. After a few days of usage the touch screen stopped responding and as a result the phone is now almost defunct. As it is now out of the warranty period, I may have to shell out a large amount for its repair.

Such cases make you wonder if its really worth while spending so much of money on cell phones that last you just a year. In my case HTC Desire S does not fit the bill.

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25 September 11
The HTC DESIRE S: Worth a Buy!!

Ok, so its been almost a month since I've purchased the HTC Desire S from Flipkart and have been using it. So below is my take on this masterpiece..
Looks: Sleek, elegant.. Its anytime better than Blackberry or any other high-end phones.
Honestly its better than the iPhone as well!!
Primary/ Secondary Camera: The primary camera is fantastic. Doesnt seem like a 5 MP camera. The clarity is phenomenal..
it also has featurs such as auto focus and face detection which ads a great level of fun to image capturing..

Battery: The battery life is better than what its been said to be over here. I am on calls for almost 6-7 hours a day and I listen to music for 8-9 hours a day. So for this I charge it after 1 and half day.

The interface, Android Gingerbread, LCD screen and every other feature just makes the mobile perfect.
As for Flipkart's service:
The service, customer care are kinda really good as compared to the ones we are used to. Some really good customer service they have. Better than what they promise.
ONE BIG ADVANTAGE: Flipkart's rates are the lowest that you can get..
There are two things that I would strongly recommend:
1. Buy a screen-guard before you start using the cell. Because you wouldnt want even a single scratch on the Ohh-So-Beaautiful-Screen..
2. Also buy the Amzer Silicone Skin Jelly Case For HTC Desire S 91001 (Black) from Flipkart only. Because I searched for a cover for the HTC Desire S in the whole of Mumbai..! Yes not even at Lamington Road or Lower Parel. Spending 200 bucks to save a mobile phone worth almost 22,000 is a wise decision..! :)
Hope this helps..

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30 January 12
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One of the best UI.

I am using this phone since a month. It is a nice phone and the best in its class. Here is my review.
1. User Interface - (9/10) after Update to HTC Sense 3 and Android 2.3.5 give you a 3D home screen and nice user interface.
2. Performance - (8/10). Great. only thing is while doing multi tasking, it lags a bit and that too depends on heavy applications user at the same time.
3. Looks and Built quality - (10/10). One of the reasons that I had bought this phone over other smart phones. Very cute and nice to handle. You would enjoy using it single handed too.
4. Camera - (7/10) - Desent 5 mp.
5. Video recording - (6/10). OK. Play back on you mobile is good. But, while playing them in your PC, you it not that good.
6. Video playback (clarity)- (9/10). Very nice to watch movies. You can play movies with SRS sound, which is so nice to listen.
7. Music - (7/10). Good. The default music player is a bit inconsitant. Sometimes to audio quality is nice but sometimes the audio is not that clear. But you can download music players like TTPod and Cloudskipper for free from Android Market and they give you very good audio output.
8. Battery Backup - (8/10). Last around 24 hours of moderate usage. I heard that most of the android phones lacks battery back up. Compared to others this phone is better.
9. Browsing - (8/10). Very cool. But too much of it causes your battery to drain soon. This happens in all the smart phones.
10. Loud speaker - (9/10). You can hear the sound clearly even when you put your phone in an pouch and put them in you pant pocket. I rarely mise a call.

Overall, this phone is rich outside and inside as well. I am enjoying using it and I recommend it.

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