Back when this comparison was made, in May, the price difference between these models was 100 euros. HTC Desire S was 300 euros and the Desire C was 200 euros. We decided to compare them in order to see which one is actually worth it, considering one has lower specs, lower price, but handles Android ICS very well, while the Desire S has higher specs, but it was stuck at Gingerbread for a while.


desire c versus desire s

The difference in design isn’t that big, with the Desire S measuring 11.6 mm and weighing 130 grams and the Desire C measuring 12.3 mm in thickness and weighing 100 grams. On the display battle, the Desire S wins, with a 3.7 inch SCLD with 480 x 800 pixels, versus the Desire C with a 3.5 inch 320 x 480 pixel screen. In the CPU battle, the Desire S throws a Scorpion CPU at 1 GHz, while the Desire C handles ICS with a Snapdragon 600 MHz chipset. You get 1.1 GB of ROM on the Desire S and 768 MB of RAM, plus microSD card slot, while Desire C offers 4 GB of storage, 512 MB of RAM and microSD.

Both models have 5 megapixel cameras, but the one on Desire S has autofocus, LED flash, geotagging and image stabilizer. In the end, the Desire S seems to win the battle, especially now with the update for the OS available and lower price, but still, this goes to show that the Desire S is actually a decent low end handset…

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