HTC Desire S -vs- HTC Desire

I’ve now had the new HTC Desire S for about a week. My previous phone was the original HTC Desire. Lots of people have asked me whether it’s better, what changes have been made etc. So I thought I’d write a blog post about it.

In summary : I am very pleased with the HTC Desire S. The original Desire was a good phone mostly, but the new Desire S is basically a bit better in almost every way.

The important stuff :

  • More onboard storage
  • More RAM
  • Quicker GPU
  • Newer Android (2.3.something)
  • Increased (+50mAh) battery, plus slightly more efficient power usage; does appear to have better battery life in my usage.
  • Sense/touch interface ‘feels’ slightly improved/more accurate.

The trivial stuff :

  • Front mounted camera. “Wow, I can use my £300 phone as a £1 mirror. Isn’t technology wonderful?”
  • Slightly smaller, slightly lighter.
  • Nicer looking. Actually I think it may also be more robust for the redesign, which is not “trivial”.

So yep. In conclusion this is not one of those upgrades I am regretting. I guess it’s just a ‘finessed’ version of the original Desire, but all the small tweaks and improvements do add up to quite a big improvement in total.

That’s my 2p.

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