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Yesterday's tiny screens and squeaky sound couldn't do justice to all the great stuff you can experience on today's HTC Desire HD. That's why they've ...

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published 05/07/2011 | RohanD93
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Pro amazing camera, amazing processor and RAM, good screen, strong
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"Desire HD is amazing overall"

I first got this phone on my 18th birthday as I was asking for a new phone, with my previous phone being the samsung jet there would obviously be huge changes for me. At first look at this phone I loved the square shape of it, with the top speaker adding a sort of elegance to it. Once I turned the phone on I quickly put my sim card in to see the speed of the internet and i was amazed, it look literally one second load an average webpage and 2 - 3 seconds to load a highly graphical webpage. This made a huge difference to me as the speed of the internet makes a big difference to me. I next went onto youtube to see the buffering speeds and was extremely glad that i did not have to wait for the video to buffer and it was faster than the speed of watching it.

Download speeds were also very fast on the 3g internet, downloading at rates of 130kbps which is extremely fast for 3g. Over wifi this increased dramatically to around 600kbps which made me very happy. I was also very happy with the 4.3 inch screen as it was very sharp and the resolution is amazing. It is not as good as the iphone but the difference is not noticeable in my opinion.

The android market is also amazing, with thousands of useful apps and games you are never bored with the phone as there is always something new to do. Playing games like angry birds and fruit ninja I never had any problems with lag and the games played perfectly.

Next i tried to type a few messages to see the ease of typing and I was also impressed, I could nearly type half as fast as on a laptop without making many mistakes. I was also very impressed with the camera as the 8mp was very sharp and clear, the one downside is that it can be difficult to take a picture sometimes as there is no dedicated camera button on the phone and you must use the touch screen. Besides this problem I was very happy with the camera.

One more issue I have which is also a huge issue is the battery life. I can understand why as the phone is very large and can drain a lot of battery, but HTC's idea to put a 1300mAh battery was pathetic in a phone of this capacity. The battery has had a maximum life of 8 hours when having wifi, GPS location and auto sync on and a life of around 13 hours without these on with a moderate use.

Overall I think the phone is amazing and can compete with any phone on the market but the battery life is the one thing holding it back

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Product Information : HTC Desire HD

Manufacturer's product description

Yesterday's tiny screens and squeaky sound couldn't do justice to all the great stuff you can experience on today's HTC Desire HD. That's why they've fitted the HTC Desire HD with a huge cinematic 4.3-inch display, Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound. Websites, videos, music, games and apps really rock on your HTC Desire HD. Tired of waiting - and paying - as maps slowly download? Get there faster. The HTC Desire HD delivers maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees. Have trouble knowing which way to turn when using a map? Relax. Maps on the HTC Desire HD always point you in the right direction. Need an ATM, a gas station or a quick bite to eat? With HTC Desire HD all the top spots appear right on your home screen.

Product Details

Product Description: HTC Desire HD - 3G GSM - Android Phone

Product Type: Android Phone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Mobile Services: Google Play, YouTube

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 68 mm x 12 mm x 123 mm

Weight: 164 g

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Display: LCD display - colour - 4.3" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Operating System: Google Android 2.2

User Interface: HTC Sense

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A , AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC

Talk Time: Up to 550 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 490 hours

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Operating System: Android

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Long Name: Desire HD

Manufacturer: HTC

Display / Diagonal Size: 4.30000244140625

OS Provided / Type: Android 2.2

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

General

MPN: DESIREHDCON, 99HL2001-00, 99HLZ001-00, Desire HD, 99HLZ006-00, 99HLZ003-00, 10015935

Product Type: Android Phone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 68 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 123 mm

Weight: 164 g

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Google Android 2.2

User Interface: HTC Sense

Input Device(s): Touch screen , capacitive

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Macromedia Flash support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support, RSS feeds

Mobile Services: Google Play, YouTube

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth Profiles: File Transfer Profile (FTP), Hands Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Generic Access Profile (GAP), Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP), Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Additional Features: DLNA Certified, widgets support

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, MIDI, M4A

Supported Digital Video Standards: AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, 3GP

Processor

Type: QUALCOMM MSM8255

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Memory

RAM: 768 MB

User Memory: 1.5 GB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 8 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Camera Light Source: LED light

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Digital Video Formats: 3gp

Features: Face detection, video recording, Geo-tagging

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 4.3"

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1230 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk ( GSM ) - up to 550 min ¦ Talk ( WCDMA ) - up to 320 min ¦ Standby ( GSM ) - up to 420 hrs ¦ Standby ( WCDMA ) - up to 490 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Also Included: microSDHC - 8 GB

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