Skip to main content

Another Reason To Avoid The HTC Desire S

Unless you require a front facing camera or cannot wait for Gingerbread, the HTC Desire HD is turning out to be a much better deal than the HTC Desire S with SIM free prices starting from under £370.

Handtec (opens in new tab) sells the unlocked, dark brown version of the HTC Desire HD for around £50 less than the HTC Desire S, which has only a few features.

Both share the same screen resolution, the same wireless connectivity, the same processor, the same GPU and the same amount of onboard RAM.

The HTC Desire HD however has more onboard memory, a much bigger screen, 8GB microSD card and a better camera. The HTC Desire S has a front facing camera, a bigger battery and Gingerbread (instead of Froyo).

The Desire S has just been released at the Mobile World Congress which is why it is still commanding a premium; yet the one year old HTC Desire, which is not that different from the HTC Desire S is available from a mere £240, that's a full £180 less than the HTC Desire S.

In other words, you will be able to buy a two year contract with plenty of minutes, texts and internet with the HTC Desire for the price of the HTC Desire S alone.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.