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HTC Desire S

Announced
Feb 15, 2011
Market status
Released

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  • Single-core processor

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Description

HTC Desire S is the new reincarnation of HTC Desire. It comes with a 3.7" LCD screen (480 x 800 pixels of resolution), second generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipset MSM8255, backed up by 768MB of RAM, and a 1450mAh battery. The Desire S is housed now inside an aluminum unibody, as is the habit of high-end HTC handsets lately, and sports a 5MP camera with LED flash and HD video capture, as well as a VGA front-facing cam. It will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3.5, 2.3.3)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 inches (115 x 59.8 x 11.63 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 252 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 56.73 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 768 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.83 hours
      the average is 11 h (676 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.25 hours
      the average is 15 h (910 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 19.0 days (455 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1450 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Feb 2011

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as HTC Desire 2, HTC S510e


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