HTC Desire S S510E Reviews and Deals

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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 1243 reviews.
HTC Desire S S510E: with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 480 x 800 display. See full product description

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NEVIL, Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Convenient size, good screen, responsive and fairly quick.
Bad points:
Can't think of any
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jul 2013

Graham, Geelong Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great screen, responsive, good budget smartphone
Bad points:
Limited access to folders for storage
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2013

Steve, Buckingham UK

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Nothing specially good over any other phone.
Bad points:
No compass built in, so many navigation features will not work! How cheap is that!!??
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 1.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jul 2013

Simon, London Basic text and chat

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
This is not a good phone, but 'relative' to the Iphone which is the closest point of comparison there are some 'relative good points', which are not outweighted but the huge design flaws. The good points are:
- slightly longer batt life than the Iphone (slightly)
- Your not a captive apple client
- that's it.
Bad points:
The design flaws with the phone are absolutely maddening and I wish I had just bitten the Apple bullet and bought a proper phone:
- If you make a call the phone "immediately" locks, so you can't hang up. In a frenzied attempt to unlock the phone you will immediately lock it again, this process takes at least 20 seconds, by which time the call has been made and its too late. Although this may not sound like a big deal it really really is, and its made me write this review, trust me you will want to do evil things to your phone when this happens.
- Keyboard is unusable - thats it, its completely unusable, much worse than the Iphone and not even mentioning in the same sentence as a blackberry, if you don't believe me pls TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT !!!
- Signal is not grt, my blackberry usually gets call when my android is somewhere on mars or jupiter and unable to pick up the calls. Probably no worse than the Iphone or other androids tho.
- picture quality: ok ish but not amazing, iphone is certainly much better, also since the HTC is unusable you can't actually take a picture - again TRY IT IN A SHOP - seriously - goto a shop and try taking a simple picture - try a few times - you might succeed like 1 in 10 times - again unusable.
- Internet - when it works its fine, actually pretty good, i was surprised by the slight outperformance there.

Thats it - basically don't buy this android/iphone rubbish - go and buy a blackberry - grt battery and most importantly it always works for calls....
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Features 4.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Mar 2011

Alan, Cullompton Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of use
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2013

keith, Mid Wales Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant bit of kit.
Bad points:
Battery life is not good. need to charge it during the day but i can cope with that.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jul 2011

DAVID, Coleraine Style and looks come first

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Battery life a lot better than I was expecting. Call clarity very good and updated HTC Sense very useful.
Bad points:
No built in compass but does have GPS, Maps etc.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2013

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Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 3.7
Screen Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections WiFi
Connections Bluetooth
Connections USB
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Flash
Extra functions Instant messaging
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 435
Stand-by time (Days) 17.9
Depth in cm 1.19
Height in cm 11.9
Width in cm 6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 130
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2011-04-05

Also known as: HTC Desire S, Desire S, HTC Desire S -, HTC Desire S Black, HTC Desire X SIM, HTC Desire X -

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Manufacturer's Description

What happens when you take a multi award-winning smartphone like HTC Desire and improve it? You end up with HTC Desire S, showcasing a spacious 3.7 inch screen, a stronger and slimmer unibody design, with a heightened sense of intelligence, speed and clarity. It’s reliability on a whole new level.

Visit all your favorite websites from the palm of your hand. Need to see something more up close? Simply pinch the screen to zoom in or out of a page, and watch the text reflow automatically to perfectly fit your screen. Run into something that sparks your curiosity? Just press on the screen to highlight text and quickly look it up on Google, Wikipedia, YouTube or the dictionary.

You can now capture any moment wherever you are because your phone is now a quality camera. The improved HTC Desire S comes with an impressive, all-in-one camera and HD video recorder to capture and replay all your moments in crystal clear clarity.


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