HTC Desire S is the follow up of HTC Desire. Features more RAM (768mb), tweaked internal storage (up to 1.1Gb) and a newer although similar-headline-spec Snapdragon processor. As we noted in the review of the Desire S’s sibling, the HTC Incredible S, the UI is slick enough at the moment, but the competition (Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy 2) has taken a giant dual-core-shaped leap as opposed to this incremental baby step.
The Desire S is rocking Android 2.3 Gingerbread straight out of the box, and jolly slick it is too. Of course, HTC Sense 2.1 overlays the whole experience, making it instantly familiar. An obvious innovation is an extended top bar menu, which now features a handy ‘quick settings’ tab when swiped down. We think HTC Sense is still the best skin for Android compared to LG, Samsung, Moto and SE, with excellent social networking and neat features like a customise icon.
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