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HTC Desire S Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the HTC Desire S - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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HTC Desire S is a 2011 smartphone. It measures 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm and weighs 130 g. It has a S-LCD display measuring 3.7" inches. The resolution is 480 x 800 and 252 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 0.3 MP. The main camera is Single with 5 MP.

It runs on 1.0 GHz Scorpion CPU with 1.1 GB, 768 MB RAM memory. The battery is 1450 mAh.

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HTC Desire S specs

General specs

Brand and model HTC Desire S
Release date 2011, February
Dimensions 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm (4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz)
Colors Black, Red
Battery 1450 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 9 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)
Approximate price100 EUR

Screen

Technology S-LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 3.7" inc
Screen area 39.0 cm2
Screen format 5:3 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio56.7%
Screen resolution 480 x 800 px
PPI /points per inch/ 252 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 5 MP, Single
Camera specs
-5 MP, AF
Functions LED flash
Video 720p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 0.3 MP, Single
Specifications VGA

Performance

Operating system OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich); Sense UI 3
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2
Processor CPU
- 1.0 GHz Scorpion
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 205
External memory microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 1.1 GB, 768 MB RAM
GeekBench 4 Single Core274 (Rank 964 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core272 (Rank 973 of 984)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Mini-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps
GPRS Up to 114 kbps
Edge Up to 560 kbps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1, A2DP, EDR
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.33 W/kg (head)     1.06 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
Headphone jack Yes

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Dedicated search key
-MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
-DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
-Organizer
-Document viewer
-Voice memo/dial
-Predictive text input

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the HTC Desire S was around 100 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2011, February.
The weight of the HTC Desire S is 130 g.
The screen size of the HTC Desire S is 3.7" inches.
The size of the HTC Desire S is 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.