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HTC Desire S (Black)

The Orange HTC Desire S builds upon the incredible success and popularity of the original Desire, improving upon its award-winning features to create a truly remarkable mobile phone.



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HTC Desire S (Black)
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You get great benefits on all EE Plans. 4GEE enables you to do so much more on your phone and you get great benefits for being with EE. Here’s what we offer on all our plans:
  • You’re on the biggest, fastest and most reliable network in the UK.:
    Orange, now under the umbrella of EE, is part of the UK's largest 4G network. Get 4G-ready with Orange and pick up your Superfast 4G-capable phone now on EE! Or if you want, go Double Speed 4GEE for unbeatable internet speeds. Doublespeed 4G is faster than some home broadband, and gives you excellent extras such as free international roaming, letting you use minutes and texts abroad with no extra charges.
  • Turn your phone into a Broadband Bubble:

    Turn your phone into your own personal 4G broadband bubble via tethering! Set your phone to tethering mode and you can allow other devices to connect to your phone use your 4G data. This is great if you want to get your friends all connected to the internet while you're in the pub, park or just sitting at home. EE allows you to tether using the data in included in your plan, so that means no extra charges for you! 

  • Stream and download the latest movies without denting your data using EE Film.:
    With EE film you can rent the latest releases, stream and download films to your tablet or computer, and all without using a drop of mobile data! EE covers your download costs, so you don't have to worry about missing out!

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Size and Weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm
  • Weight (grams): 130 g


  • Autofocus: Available
  • Display Pixel Count: 5 megapixels
  • Geo-tagging: Available
  • Primary Camera Flash: LED
  • Primary Camera max. video resolution: 720p@30fps
  • Primary Camera resolution: 2592 x 1944
  • Primary Camera Zoom Type: Digital Zoom
  • Secondary Camera: Forward facing VGA
  • Video calling: Available

Memory and Software

  • Internal memory: 1.1GB
  • Maximum capacity: 32GB
  • Memory card slot: Available
  • Operating System Version: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Scoprion


  • Colour Depth: 16 M
  • Display Resolution: 480 x 800
  • Display Size: 3.7"
  • Display Type: S-LCD
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive


  • Max. stand-by: Up to 460 hours
  • Max. talk time: Up to 7 hours
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Our Review - Store-Orange Staff - 18 April 2013 - 1:34pm


One component of the Desire's greatness was its build quality; it exuded professionalism and durability. Likewise, the Desire S feels strong and secure: a mobile that will not let you down! It's got a new and improved aluminium casing giving it a better build quality and more professional feel than the original, and measures in slightly slimmer too! The slick appearance is really impressive; HTC have had the confidence to strip away all the buttons on the front, leaving you with an smooth surface, perfect for enjoying the vibrant 3.7" display!

HTC have given the Desire S more power when it comes to cameras, too. Capture your perfect images in an impressive 5MP, and now you can record videos in HD! Even better, the Desire S now sports a front-facing camera, great for catching yourself in a photo or for when that particular call would be better with video.

As if that weren't enough, the Desire S also carries a spruced-up version of HTC Sense. This is HTC's user interface, overlaid over the improved version of Android. All in all, expect a faster and smoother experience than the Desire, and improved battery life too. Considering the Desire experienced no problems in these areas, you can be sure that what you'll experience on the Desire S will dazzle!

Without a doubt, if you want a top-of-the-range, professional and sturdy smartphone, the Orange HTC Desire S is one of the best of the bunch. HTC has a well-earned reputation for manufacturing exceptional products, and the Desire S doesn't disappoint.


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