The Superb HTC Desire HD And Desire S Boast Enhanced Hardware Over The Original

May 14


Chris Westley

Chris Westley

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The HTC Desire was awarded “phone of the year (2010)” by T3 magazine. Despite being available for well over a year, it continues to sell well. HTC has released several new instalments to the Desire series. These include the HTC Desire HD and the Desire S.


This article will focus on the Desire HD and Desire S, looking at the differences between the two,The Superb HTC Desire HD And Desire S Boast Enhanced Hardware Over The Original Articles and also how they improve upon the winning formula of the original HTC Desire.


HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD is something of an Android powerhouse. Boasting a 4.3 inch hi res touchscreen, 1 GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera, it is the perfect multimedia phone. It features the latest version of the HTC Sense user interface, and of course allows users to download thousands of apps from the Android Market. Alongside this, Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement provides top sound quality. Aside from multimedia, the HTC Desire HD makes a great web browsing phone, not only due to its large screen, but also the impressive built in web browser. This supports flash, so embedded games and videos can be enjoyed without fuss. Also, internet connection speeds are superb, with 3G coverage allowing download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps, and of course Wi-Fi when users have access to a wireless network.


HTC Desire S

The HTC Desire S was released alongside the Wildfire S and the Incredible S. It offers something of an upgrade over the original Desire, with an update to its Android OS, this time offering version 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and a slight upgrade to is processor. As with the original, the Desire S has a 5 megapixel camera, however the Desire S allows HD footage to be captured in 720p. The original Desire only offers video capture in WVGA quality. The screen is 3.7 inches, and utilises S-LCD capacitive touchscreen technology rather than its predecessor’s AMOLED screen.


HTC has made a clever move by offering upgraded versions of the popular Desire. The HD and S versions offer the same winning formula as the original. The Desire S is likely to prove ideal for those who have owned the original version and may be looking to upgrade their handset but are happy to stick with the layout and dimensions they are used to with the Desire. The Desire S simply offers updated software and a few tweaks to the hardware for improved performance.


The Desire HD on the other hand, seems like a completely different handset to the original. A bigger screen, faster web browsing, a more powerful camera and the latest Android software make it a must have for smartphone enthusiasts or simply those who like to take advantage of the most up to date technology available. Because each handset is so different, it would be unfair to say that one is better than the other as they are clearly aimed at different markets. On paper at least, the Desire HD offers the best specifications, but there are sure to be users out there who would prefer the Desire S. Either way, one thing is for sure; HTC is a company that likes to give its customers plenty of choice and options. This way, they can choose a handset which is exactly right for them.