Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire S, a good all round android
HTC Desire S
Member Name: mejulie999
HTC Desire S
Advantages: Good phone, with excellent camera, video recorder, and apps
Disadvantages: battery runs down quickly
Before HTC, i had never used a touch screen phone, and when purchasing the HTC Desire S on my vodphone contract, I relied totally on my partner to show me the ropes. It didn't take too long for me to discover the joys of the HTC Desire S. Firstly, it is a handy size to fit into my bag, which is important for a woman. The phone comes with a full user guide built in to th phone and there is more than one home screen so applications can be kept on the home screens of your choosing for easy access just by swiping left to right.
All the contents of the HTC can be accessed through the settings application, where the phone can be personalized to your liking, including a range of wallpapers, skins and widget to show your favourite content on the home screen. Wireless and networks, call, sound, display, accounts and sync, location, search and privacy sections are all within the Settings app.
The screen is sharp and crisp and the brightness can be adjusted to your liking as well as screen timeout and a flash LED light for notifications, all found within the Display section of the Settings app. It comes with an inbuilt front facing, 5 mega pixels camera with auto focus and LED flash, and a camcorder which gives excellent picture and sound quality, with sharp clean video footage.
Numerous apps are included, such as flashlight, fm radio, news, navigation, soundhound, and reader, amongst many others. The reader is fabulous, because it includes books already built into the phone. Downloading new applications is an easy process and they do download fairly quickly. With built in GPS it is excellent for people on the go.
I downloaded double twist onto the phone for playing my Mp3's and the sound quality is excellent. Ear phones are provided which are of suitable quality.
I do like that the phone can store not only contacts phone numbers, but offers easy editing to change numbers etc. I have a couple of gripes with the HTC Desire S. One is the battery. I find i am charging it virtually every day. If accessing the internet, the battery runs down very quickly. When switching the telephone off, it can take up to 4 minutes for it to turn back on to the home screen.
All in all though, i enjoy this phone. I am sure there are lots of aspects of the contents of the phone that i have not covered in this review as i tend to use only those i need, and have not delved into alot of the contents of the phone. I would, however, recommend it.
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Summary: The HTC Desire S is a good all round android phone.