The HTC Desire has won many awards including “phone of the year” and continues to be one of the best selling Android smartphones to date. Recently, an upgraded version, the HTC Desire S was announced, whetting the appetites of gadget fans and smartphone enthusiasts.
With key features including a 5 MP camera with HD video capture, Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and over 100,000 available apps for download from the Android Market, this sleek handset ticks all the boxes and promises to prove one of the most comprehensively functional and versatile smartphones from the manufacturer.
Measuring 115x 59.8x 11.6 mm it has the dimensions to remain pocket friendly and easily transportable. It is also light weight at 130 grams meaning it is comfortable to hold and use. It boasts a 3.7 inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen which is able to display up to 16 million colours within its pixel configuration of 480x 800 providing stunning clarity of on screen imagery so it is the perfect phone for viewing pictures, watching video clips, playing games and browsing the internet. The screen also boasts proximity and accelerometer sensors, and has a touch sensitive shortcut panel located beneath the screen. The new version of the highly customisable HTC Sense user interface is also included, which comes with numerous features for making every day use super convenient and easy to use.
With internal storage of 1.1 GB as standard, the HTC Desire S is able to store several media files, be they music tracks, video clips or downloaded apps. Should further storage be required, an integrated microSD slot can be utilised by installing a memory card of up to 32GB, increasing the potential storage considerably.
Browsing the internet is a speedy and intuitive affair with the HTC Desire S. This is thanks not only to super fast HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps and Wi-Fi connectivity, but a number of features which make your internet browsing extra convenient. Text auto-reflow automatically resizes and reshapes text on a website when zoomed in; this means users don’t have to constantly zoom and scroll to read an entire block of text. Additionally, Adobe Flash 10.1 support means that users can experience the web as it should be, taking advantage of embedded games, video and other flash content. Bluetooth and microUSB connections are also included to connect the device to other compatible hardware devices. In order to wirelessly stream photos, videos and other content to compatible televisions, DLNA connectivity is also provided.
The HTC Desire S packs an impressive 5 megapixel camera to handle all your photography needs. Features such as autofocus, touch-focus, image stabilisation and LED flash improve the quality of the resulting still images, meaning it is perfect for those who take their photography a little more seriously, but it remains easy enough to use for simply taking spontaneous snapshots. As an added bonus, video footage can also be captured, in high definition 720p quality.
The standard package of Google features in included as standard, as with most Android smartphones, allowing instant access to features such as Google search, Maps, Google Talk and Gmail. Heaps of multimedia apps as well as productivity tools and social networking features such as the innovative Friend Stream app also keep users productive and entertained. All of these features run effortlessly thanks to a powerful 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in conjunction with the latest Android software.
This is a smartphone which suits the needs of every user, and can be customised with ease. This means you can expect to see a lot more of the HTC Desire S in the near future.