Tuesday, 26 April 2011

HTC Desire S

It is all started with Desire, when HTC taking the first futuristic step to come up with HTC Desire. It is very much improved now with the newly launched
HTC Desire S

This is a very serious post!

All thanks to Maxis for selecting me as part of the HTC Desire S, The 11th Maxis10 Reviewers Programme

The most excited ever moment when the fully equipped box lands in my hand and sparks the first bond together, towards a new level of the whole, a quietly brilliant product

A very dainty looking box, with its usual white and simple design. Unlike those box last time that was usually very bulky with lots of casing inside. A nicely displayed picture of HTC Desire S, which I really like the rocket drawing with HTC webpage address

With the back of the box, there are list of highlights of the phone and specifications

Very simple, no hesitation on how to open the box
Just give it a slide and there you go

Laid perfectly in the box, nicely wrapped with a see-through plastic

The very first important message before undressing the phone
To prevent damage, do not apply excessive pressure to the screen or device case. Please remove the phone from your trouser pockets before sitting down. For more details, see the Quick Start Guide
A very friendly reminder for those wearing skinny and tight jeans that may cracked the screen of the phone

Towards the back, a very quick pictorial step-to-step guide in taking off the case and where to slot the sim card

Inside the box

There is a USB cable, power adaptor, 3.5mm stereo headset

Other than that, there will be Quick Start Guide, Safety & Regulatory Guide, Call Center Card and Warranty Card

The battery and microSD card were already neatly installed inside the phone

Lets take a look around and appreciate the design of HTC Desire S

The front panel of the phone

Back panel

Left panel

Top panel

Presenting to you the tech specification of HTC Desire S!


130 grams with battery

3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution

#2 It comes with the CPU speed of 1GHz (Qualcomm snapdragon processor)

#3 PLATFORM : Android with HTC Sense
Yeah, very much of the newest ever for now, Android 2.3!

The internal phone storage has 1.1GB with RAM of 768MB, it may differ depending on software configuration of each phone
Expansion slot : 8GB microSD memory card 

As we can see from the pictures above, there is a 3.5mm stereo audiojack and a standard micro-USB
Connectivity available here are Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, FTP, OPP and PBAP (for more advanced understanding of the device)
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
PBAP for phonebook access from car kit
While for the wireless connection, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

A rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with the capacity of 1450mAh
Talk time up to 435 minutes (7 hours plus) & standby time of 455 hours for WCDMA
Talk time up to 590 minutes (9 hours plus) & standby time of 430 hours for GSM

5MP color camera comes with auto focus and power LED flash
720p HD video recording
VGA color fixed focus front camera

G-sensor - with it you can orientate the phone screen on how you hold it either in potrait or landscape, but not all applications come with the control of G-sensor
 Digital compass - integrates with Google Maps mobile to find your way!
 Proximity sensor - very useful for power saving, it deactivates the display of the screen when you bring the phone near your ear and to deactivate the ringing sound when you flip the phone
 Ambient light sensor - to detect the brightness of your surrounding so that your phone can adjust its display brightness too, to suit you!

#9 GPS
An internal GPS antenna

HSPA/ WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

Eli's first impression on HTC Desire S
I'm someone very easily excited about new stuff, especially about phone but here is my honest first impression when I have my first sight on this phone

1. From the box, it gives a very professional and well presented impression
2. I heart the sleek unibody design of the phone
3. I have a small palm, HTC Desire S fits nicely and the material of the case makes it easy for me to grap it. I found it pretty good for people that sweat easily on their palm
5. The very first thing that I am not really get used to it when I first have it is there is no button for Call, End Call and Back like those phone I own before. I'm adapting to it now.
6. Very user friendly during the setup, everything can be done in just less than 5 minutes or less
7. I like the clarity of the screen display and I face no problem with the touch screen
8. It is good to see that the USB cable can be use to connect the PC as well as to connect it with the power adapter to charge the phone
9. What I don't like about the USB connector is, it is too short for charging when it comes to plugging on high socket (like the one in my bedroom, I have to look for a table or chair to place my phone. If not, my phone will left hanging)

More posts about me and HTC Desire S will be up!



Bro Framestone said...

wah.. nice review....

I already use it... xsempat nak amik gambar dia dalam kotak he..23x

Tyng (梁绮庭) said...

phone left hanging, like dangling for life form a cliff! hahahaahah.

隽宇 said...

So they gave you that phone?

bendan said...

Waa~ for you or pinjam one?? From Maxis for review?? Cool! Haha.. XD

Great leh, Eli is writing advertorial. ^^

isroxck said...

HTC Desire S ! I was actually thinking of getting one ! But I changed my target to Galaxy S lol. Nice Review btw :)

Hilda Milda™ said...

Awesome (:

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ahJamJam said...

wao, I hope to own one too :)

ed.inc said...

seems like geng geng too loh...
i love htc too actually! hehehee....

~Snowman~ said...

wow! cool! =) now u own the phone eh? =)

Isaac Tan said...

nice writeup Eli!

3.7 inch of beautiful estate to look at.. it's extremely cool I tell you. My colleague bought one, and I enjoyed playing with it.

Nikel Khor said...

wah.. really a great review from maxis10.. enjoy your phone..

SiMon Har said...

enjoy the phone! nice phone it is! and nice review too :)


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