HTC Desire S – Up close

HTC Desire S   Up closeThe HTC Desire S has the new Qualcomm 1GHz MSM8255 CPU but gets 1.1GB of internal storage and 768MB RAM – this compares to the 512MB ROM and 576MB RAM in the existing Desire. The camera is still the same 5 megapixel shooter with flash and HD recording we saw in the earlier model but there’s now a front-facing VGA camera to go with it. A G-sensor, digital compass, ambient light sensor and proximity sensors are all on-board and you of course get the microSD expansion slot too. That battery hasn’t changed much either – out goes the 1400mAh battery in the old Desire and in comes a 1450 mAh battery in the new Desire S.

WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and – so we’re told – Android 2.4. The screen remains the same 480×800 3.7″ unit.


We didn’t get too long with this but it looks like they’ve basically merged the great build-quality and looks of the HTC Legend with the fantastic performance of the previous Desire. It’s thin, aluminium and should prove to be very popular indeed. This will be available from Q2.

Link – HTC Desire S

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  • Duh

    “they’ve basically merged the great build-quality and looks of the HTC Legend with the fantastic performance of the previous Desire”

    Isn’t it more akin to a scaled down version of the Desire HD? A Desire HD for smaller hands. :)

  • TerryHearn’s left testi

    1. Its HTC, first thumbs down.
    2. As such, you will never get real updates for any period of time.
    3. Its single core.
    4. If it IS 2.4 then be prepared to stick with that for a while.

    HTC…..I don’t think so ;)

  • A bit more onboard space for the Desire is good. I can’t be the only Desire owner who’s had to instigate a one-in/one-out procedure for apps that can’t be moved to SD card.

    But I’m most disappointed by the camera. Having come from Nokia where my old N82 camera knocks spots off the Desire’s camera, I was at least hoping for an upgrade along the lines of the Incredible’s one.

    I fear I may be looking towards Sony Ericsson when upgrade time comes around for that reason alone.

  • TerryHearn’s left testi

    Samsung Galaxy S II – the only route now. Possibly an LG Optimus 2X

  • Ali

    Does it have a NFC chip in it?