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I am a big fan of HTC and own a Desire S. HTC builds solid devices but this one is not a rocker! I recently had a glimpse at this phone and played around for some time but wouldn't recommend to anyone. If someone is looking for a big display then Galaxy note is a much much better option with a gorgeous display. HTC needs to learn how to do business in India. If I have to buy a new phone, i'll wait for Galaxy Nexus which is expected to be launched soon in India.I'd start with the cons first:
-Poor Resolution: The thing that attracts me(in fact most of us) the most on a phone is display. And what is this? 199 ppi S-LCD! Crap. If it would have been Super Amoled plus at such resolution, i could have thought about it. Even Sensation has more number of pixels. And certainly its Full HD resolution age.
-Overpriced: I dont need to mention about it. This is not even a flagship device! Maybe because earplugs cost > 4K
-Single Core: Lmao. This is dual core age HTC.
-Sense UI 3.5: I don't see much difference between 3.0 and 3.5.
-Beats Integration: No changes to Hardware! Thats funny :|. Beats audio is supported only via inbuilt music player. Cant be used if you are using other apps like youtube.
-Poor Browsing and reading experience: Very low resolution :(. Text is not sharp.
-Beautiful: This is the best looking and perhaps thinnest HTC device(Untill screen is turned on :P). Looks even better than iphone and samsung is no where close to looks this device shines with.
-Solid: Superb build Quality. Metallic finish.
-Beats Audio and Headset: I'd say now there is a device to stand tall in front of Apple sound quality. Sound quality is almost similar to the one apple delivers but Headsets are amazing! First ever device louder than an Ipod.
-Size: Good for multimedia.
-Speed: This is a beast. Super fast and never lags.
-Convenient daytime display: This particular point is not about this phone. Its a general point for people confused about displays. If you are confused about which display to go for the read following points and decide:
1)Night time watching movies and Videos: All Amoled variants are better
2)Convenient to use in Sunlight: All Amoled variants are better
3)Use in daytime at moderate light: S-LCD is better.
4)Want true natural looking colors: S-LCD is better.
5)Want true whites: S-LCD is better.
6)Want true blacks and high contrast: All Amoled variants are better
7)Super Amoled or Super Amoled plus: Super amoled plus is better with 3 sub-pixels forming 1 pixel in contrast to 2 sub pixels forming 1 pixel in Super Amoled(Called pen tile technology)
8)Which one is more eye soothing: All Amoled variants as they dont have true whites. The whites tend to blend towards blue(cold) side. They cant deliver true whites.
9)Which display is better at low brightness: S-LCD. Amoleds are crap at low brightness. They become grainy.
10)Which display is sharper: S-LCD.
11)Which is less power consuming: S-LCD.
12)Better viewing angles: All Amoled Variants.
13)Want very bright colors: All Amoled variants.
13)Too confusing? Which is the best display that has everything mentioned above in balance: LED backlit IPS LCD display. Manufactured by LG and used in Ipod, Ipad and Iphone.
14)What i would prefer: Super Amoled plus or Super Amoled at resolution > 280 ppi. As i love to watch movies and videos at night and they are very eye soothing because of cold whites and deepest blacks. Although i dont have one right now :(.
Now its upto you to decide.
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