HTC Desire S

Announced:
Feb 15, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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HTC Desire S

Announced: Feb 15, 2011
Market status: Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(7.25h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

252 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

56.73 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

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 6 oz (172 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion

GPU:

Adreno 205

RAM:

0.75 GB

Internal storage:

1 GB

OS:

Android (2.3.5, 2.3.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1450 mAh

Talk time:

9.83 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.25 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.0 days (455 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 11, 2011

FCC ID value:

NM8PG88100 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.06 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

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

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.46 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (252 ppi)

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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