HTC Desire S vs HTC Desire HD – Full Specs Compared
HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD were both designed based on the experience of the HTC Desire, the multi award winning phone for 2010 and having the same aluminum unibody that gives a solid feeling and durability. HTC Desire HD is a huge entertainment pack with 4.3″ display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound and 8MP camera. While HTC Desire S in a handy device with 3.7″ display and 5 MP camera. Android 2.2 (Froyo) run on HTC Desire HD, which is upgradeable while HTC Desire S comes pre-installed with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The shortcoming in HTC Desire HD is the poor battery life, HTC Desire S has got a little better battery, it has used 1450 mAh battery whereas it is only 1230 mAh in Desire HD. These are the basic differences between HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD. The chipset for both Desire S and Desire HD is the same Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon with 1GHz Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU and both have got 768MB RAM.
HTC Desire S
Feeling the pulse of the people to have a phone that is comfortable to fit in the palm while large enough for good multi media experience, HTC has designed this phone with 3.7 inches display. The super LCD display, though not matching with super AMOLED plus and Retina, produce clear and decent images. It has got a good 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording capability. The built-in memory is only 1.1GB and you have the microSD card slot for expansion.
The phone was released in March 2011 and available internationally.
HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD that was designed immediately on the success of HTC Desire has gone for a large display to offer users the peak multimedia experience, it has got 4.3″ super LCD WVGA (800 x 480) display with Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound and 8MP camera with dual LED flash. The screen uses the same resolution but on a larger area, and thereby users may feel a slightly degraded image quality. HTC Desire HD is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense for user interface. The improved HTC Sense enable fast boot and has introduced a new online service htcsense.com that will help locate your lost mobile phone.
The phone is slimmer than the original Desire but bit bulky due to the large size.
HTC Desire HD is an international GSM phone compatible with WCDMA/HSPA networks.
HTC Sense The latest HTC Sense, which HTC calls as the social intelligence gives a unique experience to users with its many small but intelligent applications. The improved HTC Sense enables fast boot and has added many new multimedia features. HTC Sense has enhanced camera application with many camera features like full screen viewfinder, touch focus, onscreen access to camera adjustments and effects. The other features include HTC locations with on-demand mapping (service depend on the carrier), integrated e-reader that support text search from Wikipedia, Google, Youtube or dictionary. Browsing is made enjoyable with features like magnifier, quick look up to look for a word, Wikipedia search, Google search, YouTube search, Google translate and Google dictionary. You can add a new window for browsing or move from one to another windows by zooming in and out. It also offers a good music player, which is better than the standard Android music player. There are many other features with htc sense that give a beautiful experience to users.
The new htcsense.com online service is available for both HTC Desire S and Desire HD. The users can register for this service on the HTC website. One of the popular feature of the online service is locating the missing phone and wiping data remotely if required.