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The New HTC Desire S (Sim Free) - £329.99 @ Amazon

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
3.7 inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and power LED flash
720p HD video recording
Android with HTC Sense
G-Sensor
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#1
Same price as O2 on PAYG, but without the O2 bloatware and unlocked. The price is coming down... ;)
#2
If you have a choice of getting the original Desire or paying an extra 50 and getting this I strong advise you fork out the extra cash for this.

I keep having to delete apps off of my Desire ALL the time because of the small internal memory. It's making me so maaaad!
#3
limp_biccies

Root and install a custom rom with Apps2SD+ support.

I have done the same thing with mine, Got 64Mb free internal memory with 150 applications installed!
Plus the Redux 1.1.2 rom is much quicker (based on 2.3.3 gingerbread) and better battery life too.

Check out XDA forums for help and guides (use unrevoked for rooting)
#4
Yes, as RedDev says there are ways around these things! ;) CM7 is available too (not sure if it's fully stable on the Desire yet though)

The Desire S is supposed be be 15% faster and have better battery life than the original Desire. I am very tempted at this price! :)

Edited By: Koma Toes on Apr 21, 2011 12:57: Can't type!
#5
Great price + best retailer ever. Hot!

Edited By: daBluone on Apr 21, 2011 12:49
#6
daBluone
Great price + best retailer ever. Hot!

I agree. If I was going to buy it from an on-line retailer, I would want it to be Amazon... ;)
#7
limp_biccies
If you have a choice of getting the original Desire or paying an extra 50 and getting this I strong advise you fork out the extra cash for this.

I keep having to delete apps off of my Desire ALL the time because of the small internal memory. It's making me so maaaad!


Root it, DATA2EXT/W + A2SD+ are a godsend - I agree with your statement though - go with the new 'S' edition if it's a small difference, the £100 gap between a deal last week (£230) and this is quite large, but up to the person at hand really. A2SD+ is a godsend for phone with low internal memory, and DATA2EXT (orW edition) is a life saver too, but I have had small issue with those so I'd recommend to steer clear whilst they sort out some of these bugs.
#8
I want !!! :|
#9
Koma Toes
Same price as O2 on PAYG, but without the O2 bloatware and unlocked. The price is coming down... ;)


I thought O2 didn't brand their phones?
#10
Koma Toes
Same price as O2 on PAYG, but without the O2 bloatware and unlocked. The price is coming down... ;)


The next gen phones like the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II are coming next month, so prices should drop on most of the current models.
#11
willgimmence
Koma Toes
Same price as O2 on PAYG, but without the O2 bloatware and unlocked. The price is coming down... ;)


I thought O2 didn't brand their phones?


They don't put a load of software on them, but you still have the o2 splashscreen.
#12
This blows my deal (same price - o2) out of the water. With this, you will get updates much quicker and can use any network. By the way, I *think* this is now rootable.
#13
This is very store specific but if you live in Bristol you can get for £264

Go to o2 broadmead store ask for a 20% off voucher and then buy any payg phone e.g. this for 20% off = £264.

I have a galaxy s and the voucher runs out this month so its no good to me as they dont have any phone better than (by much) my phone. Would have brought a galaxy s2
1 Like #14
I think it's not rootable quite yet. Your phone has to be S-OFF to root it.
#15
badasschris
This is very store specific but if you live in Bristol you can get for £264

Go to o2 broadmead store ask for a 20% off voucher and then buy any payg phone e.g. this for 20% off = £264.

I have a galaxy s and the voucher runs out this month so its no good to me as they dont have any phone better than (by much) my phone. Would have brought a galaxy s2


How do you get the voucher? Why would they just hand them out?
#16
DarkFlame
limp_biccies
If you have a choice of getting the original Desire or paying an extra 50 and getting this I strong advise you fork out the extra cash for this.

I keep having to delete apps off of my Desire ALL the time because of the small internal memory. It's making me so maaaad!


Root it, DATA2EXT/W + A2SD+ are a godsend - I agree with your statement though - go with the new 'S' edition if it's a small difference, the £100 gap between a deal last week (£230) and this is quite large, but up to the person at hand really. A2SD+ is a godsend for phone with low internal memory, and DATA2EXT (orW edition) is a life saver too, but I have had small issue with those so I'd recommend to steer clear whilst they sort out some of these bugs.


Root, install CM7 and the relative partition table, you may not even need apps2sd!
#17
badasschris:

Would you really bRuy a phone?
#18
williamj1
willgimmence
Koma Toes
Same price as O2 on PAYG, but without the O2 bloatware and unlocked. The price is coming down... ;)


I thought O2 didn't brand their phones?


They don't put a load of software on them, but you still have the o2 splashscreen.


My Galaxy S is through O2 and there is no branding on it? No splashscreen .... nothing.

Got it direct from them via online upgrade in January .....
#19
Quite interested in this, but haven't actually seen the phone in action.

Do Amazon offer 7 days to return if unhappy with it?
#20
TonyHarrison

The next gen phones like the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S II are coming next month, so prices should drop on most of the current models.


Doubt you'll see price drops any further than this to be fair, at this price it would suggest that Amazon are over stocked and are looking to ship some volume. Nothing that would suggest a drop on this current model.
#21
mudddy
Quite interested in this, but haven't actually seen the phone in action.

Do Amazon offer 7 days to return if unhappy with it?


Amazon offer a 30 day return policy on all products assuming it is returned in the original state it was received by the consumer. Unfortunately with phones, this means you can only return it if you haven't broken seals on the box and turned it on. So if you don't open the box, yes, you have 30 days. If you open the box, you have no return policy (other than warranty obviously).

Having said that, it's a very popular phone. Most carphone warehouses now have demo units of these turned on in store for you to play with, as do O2 etc similarly. So as it's not a rare device, it is pretty easy to try before you buy.

Edited By: williamj1 on Apr 21, 2011 18:06
#22
Thanks Williamj1

Anyone know what type of screen this has can't see any mention in the Amazon listing.


Damn looks like its no longer in stock with Amazon!

Edited By: mudddy on Apr 21, 2011 18:14
#23
price is now £399.99
#24
mudddy
Thanks Williamj1

Anyone know what type of screen this has can't see any mention in the Amazon listing.



It's an SLCD screen with a pixel resolution of 480 x 800.
suspended#25
Amazing phone, got it as an upgrade and been using it for a few days. The screen is really nice, clear and bright.
#27
£359 now ??
#28
jonnylinacre
£359 now ??


Amazon are OOS

That price is for a marketplace seller - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B004NNU9YM/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
#29
williamj1
badasschris
This is very store specific but if you live in Bristol you can get for £264

Go to o2 broadmead store ask for a 20% off voucher and then buy any payg phone e.g. this for 20% off = £264.

I have a galaxy s and the voucher runs out this month so its no good to me as they dont have any phone better than (by much) my phone. Would have brought a galaxy s2


How do you get the voucher? Why would they just hand them out?


Just went in and said I am after a payg phone as I'm in the middle of contract and the guy handed me the voucher. It doesn't really make sense to me but apparently it is because they closed another store and they want their customers to be happy. If you live in bristol just say your friend got a voucher can you have one.

slappyhaze
badasschris:

Would you really bRuy a phone?


Sorry I don't know what you mean?
#30
slappyhaze
badasschris:

Would you really bRuy a phone?

Sorry I don't know what you mean?[/quote]
Just pointing out what seems VERY common mistake on these boards:

The correct use is:

bRought is the past of bring e.g. I brought a football to the game

bought is the past of buy [no 'R'] I bought a new mobile phone

RE: comment #13, you are not alone in this, but thought I'd help... It's a service I provide. ;)
#31
slappyhaze1
slappyhaze
badasschris:

Would you really bRuy a phone?


Sorry I don't know what you mean?


Just pointing out what seems VERY common mistake on these boards:

The correct use is:

bRought is the past of bring e.g. I brought a football to the game

bought is the past of buy [no 'R'] I bought a new mobile phone

RE: comment #13, you are not alone in this, but thought I'd help... It's a service I provide. ;)[/quote]

Thanks, being dyslexic I always make these mistakes and the more times it is pointed out the more chance I will remember. Although I always spell does dose and even though I know I do it I will still consistently do it. Plus if you go to failblog or somewhere similar and you see hilarious engrish mistakes I still enjoy the gag although it usually takes me a while to realise why it is so funny.
#32
Sorry to hear about your dyslexia, I have a couple of friends with the condition. No laughing matter, quite serious. I was merely pointing out a trait I've seen flourish, both written and mainly spoken - mistaking the 2 words I clarified earlier. Sorry to have spoken out of turn.
#33
williamj1
mudddy
Quite interested in this, but haven't actually seen the phone in action.

Do Amazon offer 7 days to return if unhappy with it?


Amazon offer a 30 day return policy on all products assuming it is returned in the original state it was received by the consumer. Unfortunately with phones, this means you can only return it if you haven't broken seals on the box and turned it on. So if you don't open the box, yes, you have 30 days. If you open the box, you have no return policy (other than warranty obviously).

Having said that, it's a very popular phone. Most carphone warehouses now have demo units of these turned on in store for you to play with, as do O2 etc similarly. So as it's not a rare device, it is pretty easy to try before you buy.


Ive returned a Blackberry Bold under distance selling before?

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