Product Type: HTC Smartphone
Newest Review: ... came with android 2.1, but I was able to update it 6 months ago thanks to HTC so it is now running Android jellybean 4.2. the update w... more
When it's good, it's very very good......
HTC Desire S
Member Name: madeindevon
HTC Desire S
Advantages: It does absolutely everything
Disadvantages: Software problem after 2 years
My son got this beautiful HTC on s 2 year contract via Carphone warehouse, on Orange network.. to be honest it was seriously, seriously impressive.
The quality of the photo's are second to none... obviously like all youngsters he is Facebook and Twitter mad and takes pictures of everything and uploads them for all his friends. The quality of these pictures are absolutely brilliant. If you only had this phone as a camera you would be highly impressed.
The phone itself wasn't too hard to use either, it runs on Android and is quite user friendly - at the time of ordering this phone he paid £30, but this was a couple years ago now and I think it is probably much cheaper on a contract, if not free..
Texts, calls and emails, are all very straightforward once you are used to Android - I personally am a bit slow with this system, but for that I blame myself not the phone, as the rest of our family use this phone with total ease. Mobile internet is very easy too, FB and Twitter as well as googling and general surfing. My son set the phone up to connect to our home Wifi, as the 3G in our home rural area is not too good, and he uses the internet at home with ease.
Unfortunately just at the very end of the contract the phone stopped working, a software problem - it now only half loads and then freezes. I do not know if it can be repaired, as the insurance he took out then started covering his new phone, so I am not inclined to pay out on this phone as it would just be for an extra - but in summary, when this phone was working, it was absolutely superb...
Summary: Really great phone, android app - wonderful phone