• HTC Desire S
82
Based on 59 scores, 88 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    40
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Unibody design.
  • 1.1GB built-in storage.
  • Runs smoothly on Android 2.3.

Cons:

  • Short battery life.
  • MicroSD slot under battery.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GadgetSpeak on 84

The Desire S is a recent addition to the range of Android phones from HTC and, as a result, has benefitted from the company’s experience. It is of a nice size and feels right in the hand and, having a fast enough processor and 1G of memory will...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

With a slightly better internal spec and a few millimetres and grams shaved, the Desire S isn’t a major advance on the model it replaces. That said, the original Desire is an impressive handset, and this refresh – minimal as it is –...

By TechSmart.co.za on

The Desire S is another eligible smartphone in HTC’s line-up that looks and performs like a phone that has been on the receiving end of plenty of thought and the proud bearer of an interface that is truly a pleasure to use. All this in a compact...

By TechCentral on 80

It's no surprise that the HTC Desire S is a better phone than the original because it has been improved in almost all areas. For instance, the extra storage space is a welcome addition because you can now keep more apps and files on the smartphone....

By ThinkDigit on 60

Not many reviews online tell you about the two major flaws that we’ve encountered. Even if you were to argue that the network problem is a freak case with units that we’ve come across, what about the loudspeaker? If it’s something you...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The HTC Desire S is an evolutionary rather than revolutionary upgrade over the original Desire. It remains an excellent smartphone, but it hits the market at a time when competition is fiercer than ever. We think it's a good all-rounder at a...

By CNET Australia on 88

HTC's Desire S isn't the king of the hill in the way that the original Desire was. As an evolution of the Desire concept, it's still a very nice phone, but it's not a world...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A decent update to the original Desire, the S has a better camera, more space for apps and upgraded communications, but it's not enough to warrant a direct upgrade....

By Geeky Gadgets on

All in all, this is the kind of device that puts iPhone users to sleep. There’s only residual evidence of HTC’s legendary design acumen, but as a reliable workhorse or all-round handset it will do most anything you can think to throw at...

By FoneArena on

The Desire S is a well-designed piece of kit and can be easily recommended to anyone looking for a midrange Android device. It is easy to work with even for users new to the Android OS. Major improvements in battery life, better construction and...

By Tech2 on 75

The next in the ‘Desire’ series of Android powered devices to make it out of the HTC house is the Desire S. The update to the original HTC Desire model, the one that got the ball rolling so to speak, the Desire S version is set to thrill...

By HardwareZone.com on 85

The Desire S retains what we liked about the Desire - portability and performance. Just like its predecessor, it is small, fitted with an acceptable 3.7-inch screen, a standard 5-megapixel camera and a powerful processor. However, we have to to...

By SiliconRepublic on

HTC has a certain knack of taking on an OS and doing more with it than any other rival. The Desire S represents the most accomplished interpretation of Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. You see, I have nothing but contempt for manufacturers who...

By Mobile Mentalism on

If you’re reading this HTC Desire S review to see how much it differs from the original Desire, you’re in good company – it’s one of the reasons I’m writing it! We already have the Desire HD and Incredible S from HTC, while...

By Mobile88 on

Great mid-end phone, but no longer the exciting flagship its predecessor was HTC Desire S Specifications HTC Desire S Latest Prices HTC Desire S Photo HTC Desire S Video HTC Desire S User Comments For comparisons: click here...

By MobilesRoom on 87

HTC Desire S ReviewWhat would happen when a technology giant is obsessed with its own creation and still tries to bring better product in to the market? It becomes better more stable and more Reliable. It is a fact that HTC users are Loyal Users and...

By itreviews.com on 80

The original HTC Desire is the phone we still use every day, and nothing has yet come along to dislodge it. We aren't sure the Desire S will do it either - even though it is a very, very good smartphone. We'll wait for a dual-core smartphone to...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The user experience on the small but perfectly-formed Desire S is excellent. If you're looking for the same thing but with a larger screen, then you can try the HTC Incredible S, which is just a touch faster...

By CNET Asia on 77

This Android 2.3 smartphone has a solid and attractive unibody design and comprehensive feature set, but falls short when it comes to battery life....

By GSMArena on

When we first made its acquaintance, the HTC Desire S was on display at this year’s MWC in Barcelona along with the Incredible S and the Wildfire S. Each phone in this trio is no more perhaps than a transitional model, a facelift that...