Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire S
Member Name: Sammyp123
HTC Desire S
Advantages: Stylish, strong, versatile, quick, powerful. Need I say more?
Disadvantages: Battery life could be improved like all smartphones.
The HTC Desire S was my replacement to a Nokia and I am very glad I made the upgrade. Like all people I considered an Iphone as it was the safe option but, this HTC was (and still is) the best phone I have ever bought. I have had mine for just over 9 months now and I am very very happy with it. The sharp screen has a very responsive touch sensitive gorilla glass display and the four buttons at the bottom of the device make navigation very easy indeed.
As with all smartphones the battery life could be improved and tactics such as reducing screen brightness and closing apps will make the battery last longer, typically the HTC will last for around 2 days with normal use. At around £200-£300 this phone is not the cheapest nor the most expensive and I do think that for a budget of around £300 this phone is a must buy.
The Android operating system is as versatile and easy to use as it has always been and is also as quick as you'd expect it to be.
As for hardware goes, the Desire S boasts a 5 mega-pixel camera with 720p video recording which can capture high quality snaps with a very powerful flash if need be and store these on either its 1.1GB of internal memory or on a 32GB removable flash card. It also has a front facing camera which can be used for skype calls.
Its aluminium casing is strong to the touch and feels very solid, sleek and stylish. At around 130g it is very light but this does not comprimise its strenth.
As with all Android phones it is fully customisable with apps from the Android Market provided by Google so, just like an Iphone, the phone can boast games and cool apps to keep the phone up-to-date with the latest trends and games.
Summary: I bought this and have never once regretted it. It ticks all the right boxes!!