1.1GB built-in storage.
Runs smoothly on Android 2.3.
Enhanced Sense interface.
Simple, attractive design.
Short battery life.
MicroSD slot under battery.
Can't make cellular video calls.
Capacitive keys don't always light up.
Onscreen keyboard could be better.
Sense UI is improved.
No camera button or HDMI connectivity.
Camera takes muddy indoor / low light photos.
Single-core processor may put some people off.
By GadgetSpeak on October 01, 2011
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...84
By Gadget Guy Australia on September 27, 2011
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 –...80
By TechSmart.co.za on September 09, 2011
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 August 18, 2011
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....80
By ThinkDigit on August 16, 2011
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...60
By Good Gear Guide on June 06, 2011
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...80
By CNET Australia on June 02, 2011
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...88
By Expert Reviews on May 28, 2011
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....80
By Geeky Gadgets on May 26, 2011
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 May 21, 2011
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...-