Desire S - £150
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC Desire S
The HTC Desire S is a mid-range smartphone that runs on a version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich that has been augmented with HTC's 'Sense' UI. It is a well-constructed and reliable phone from a desirable manufacturer.
This phone has a 3.7 inch touchscreen that displays in 252PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Desire S has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.8GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 30 out of 100.
The Desire S has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1450mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Desire S comes with 1GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage.
The Desire S has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It is also able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The HTC Desire S has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and has HTC BlinkFeed on board to help bring together all of your updates, news and messages into one place. The Desire S comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
This is a competent smartphone from HTC that offers solid performance and has a decent feature list. Although it has now been superseded by more recent models, it is still a competent offering from HTC, especially as it continues to fall in price.