Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire S is extremely buggy
HTC Desire S
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HTC Desire S
Advantages: Gorilla glass screen and has a aluminum unibody frame: sturdy.
Disadvantages: Extremely buggy: Display, firmware, camera, etc. Also a small screen compared to newer phones.
I finally got my hands on a HTC Desire S after a few years. Excited for the Android OS (And all its app glory), I was finally able to play some decent games! However, after a while, I noticed some annoying things, like white light escaping from the black borders and dirt getting stuck between the phone and screen. Then, my phone froze, prompting me to pull out the battery and put it back in. Then, it doesn't start up, getting stuck at the HTC logo for over 24 hours (I left it on for that long). After sending it to warranty (1 - 2 weeks: quite quick for warranty), I realized that I got a new phone, a one for one exchange. All is fine right now, although I got it around 5 months ago. The phone takes forever to start up, in my case, taking like 3 - 5 minutes. While all my other friends are using Samsung S3s or iPhones, I noticed that HTC was not releasing new firmware for the Desire S. So while my friends with the S3s are running the latest version of Android (Jellybean I believe), I'm running Gingerbread. The HTC Sense is also not to my taste, looking awkward. Then, there is this annoying bug where my phone shuts off randomly and sometimes during a call. A lot of the times, after a call, the phone remains on, but the display stops working and I get this black screen with the home button and other 3 buttons still working. The apps that use the camera also glitches (I am certain that the culprit is the camera, other phones are fine). The camera just can't focus. It focuses, then unfocuses and then refocuses and then on and on and on.
Summary: I would not buy another HTC product after dealing with this phone.