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HTC Desire HD

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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Review of "HTC Desire HD"

published 27/09/2011 | 12345David
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Excellent
Pro Big Screen, Fast processor, Lots of features
Cons Big Phone, Battery, minor niggles
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"My best smartphone yet"

I have had this handset since last Christmas now and can honestly say it is the best purchase I have ever made. I am a bit of a geek and I am absolutely love how flexible the android OS is... The phone comes with HTC sense overlay and is pretty stunning, and in my opinion the best overlay for android. I would also recommend rooting your phone to gain complete control. But enough with the OS what about it's design.

Screen:
This is its main feature its large size is great for media such as viewing videos or web browsing, however holding it in one hand make operations harder to perform and this should be taken into consideration for those with small hands. Quality wise it is beginning to get outclassed especially for Samsung's galaxy s 2 but nonetheless it is still great. Its brightness is quite dim however making the screen nigh on impossible to see outside.

Build quality:
I believe the rear is made from aluminum and is nice to hold and for the most part it is great quality. However there are a couple of niggles. The first is that it takes a while to master how remove the battery compartment as the plastic is stiff. The second is that the volume button and power button are plastic and on my phone the plastic paint to make it look like aluminum is wearing off.

Battery:
Not great and would recommend getting a spare battery or a portable charger.

Processor and Graphics:
The 1 ghz processor is still snappy even with the emergence of dual core phones perhaps this will change in the future as apps become more demanding but for the most part it performs perfectly fine. The graphics card id also respectable and allows for some 3d gaming.

Camera:
Pretty average the 8mp camera is pretty standard quality for a smartphone, it only performs well is well light rooms but for occasional snaps it should be fine. The dual LED flash is also adequate.

Call quality and external speaker:
I have had no problems with the call quality perhaps it is a little quiet though. The external speaker is tinny compared to the likes of the Iphone 3g and disappointing if you like to play music out loud,

Should you get one:
This depends on your budget and whether you want to be on the cutting edge of smartphones. It is a beautiful phone and has served me well these past months so if you can get a good deal I would say go for it but if the new dual core phones are only a bit more I would go for those instead such as the Samsung galaxy s 2 if you still want the large screen...

p.s. It is a really good looking phone :-)

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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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