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HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon proces...

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published 09/10/2010 | willows128
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"HTC Desire"

I took a gamble with this phone, after having enough of the limited capability of the iphone, I sold it and bought a HTC Desire. It was a gamble that paid off and made me a happy phone user for the first time since I upgraded from my Nokia N95.
I like things to be laid out simply for me, I do not need complicated pieces of technology that will only succeed in making me want to bash my head against a wall.
The speed of the phone is exceptional, it has a quick snappy feel to it as you browse through your applications. Also the option to add widgets and applications to one of your many home screens is an added bonus. Also there is an option for live wallpapers this does though use a lot of your battery life.
The battery is a bit of a downside as I do charge everyday, but then I am an excessive user.
There is an option to record video in HD quality, which is great when you have small children doing daft things, you can capture them permanently.
The major drawback to the phone is lack of internal memory which is very quickly used up. With the new 2.2 update there is an option to move applications to external memory, but not all applications support this.
The camera is 5.0 mega pixel and has auto focus, it is not the best camera on phones around but better than most.
A couple of things I like about this phone is the proximity sensor which lowers the tone once it is picked up, also the optical trackball which makes it a lot easier to navigate through the menus.
The GPS is by far better than any I have known on phones, and used with the google navigation built in gives you a very accurate voice guided satellite navigation system.
The built in compass used with google street view is also a great little tool to have.
This phones runs on a 1GHz qualcomm snapdragon processor. The internal memory is only 512mb rom, but can be upgraded to 32gb through the micro sd slot.
This phone usually comes with 2.1 eclair OS but can be upgraded to the new 2.2 froyo OS.
If you like the iphone, you will love this. I believe the application m arket is better with the option to add 3rd party apps if you wish.
On ebay you can buy the new between £350-£400.

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  • MrBrightside1987 published 09/10/2010
    Great review :)
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    Very helpful, nice review!
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Product Information : HTC Desire

Manufacturer's product description

HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease.

Product Details

Phone Design: Classic

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; GPS receiver

Manufacturer: HTC

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

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

Standby Time: Up to 360 hours

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile, Orange

Form Factor: Touch

Supported Memory Card: microSDHC - up to 32 GB, microSDHC

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, AAC + , MPEG-4, H.264, H.263

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Android Phone

Product Description: HTC Desire - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire - anthracite - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire - white - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Desire black - 3G GSM - Android Phone

Dimensions (WxDxH): 60 mm x 12 mm x 119 mm

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

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

Display: - 3.7", OLED display - colour - 3.7" - AMOLED, Colour - 3.7", OLED display - 3.7" - AMOLED, LCD display - colour - 3.7" - Super LCD

Operating System: Google Android 2.1, Google Android 2.2

Talk Time: Up to 400 minutes, Up to 360 minutes

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Weight: 135 g

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Colour: Anthracite, White, Black

User Interface: HTC Sense

Mobile Services: YouTube, Google Play, YouTube

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

General

Width: 60 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 119 mm

Weight: 135 g

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

Product Type: Android Phone

Aerial: Internal

Form Factor: Touch

MPN: 99HKZ014-00, 99917703, 99HKZ133-00, 99917195, 99HKZ009-12, 99HKZ009-00, 99HKZ125-00, HTC Desire White, DESIRE

Body Colour: Anthracite, White, Black

Cellular

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Phone Navigation Buttons: Trackball, Optical trackpad

Input Device(s): Touch screen, Touch screen , capacitive

Application Software: HTC Sense

Operating System: Google Android 2.1, Google Android 2.2

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile, Orange

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

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

User Interface: HTC Sense

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Mobile Services: YouTube, Google Play, YouTube

Instant Messaging Services: Yes

Messaging & Data Features: Adobe Flash support

Communications

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

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

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Processor

Clock Speed: 1 GHz

Type: QUALCOMM QSD8250, QUALCOMM

Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards: microSDHC - up to 32 GB, microSDHC

ROM: 512 MB

RAM: 576 MB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Features: Face detection, video recording, Geo-tagging

Video Recorder Resolutions: 1280 x 720 (720p)

Camera Light Source: Flash

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Video Formats: 3gp

Display

Display Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.7"

Technology: AMOLED, Super LCD

Type: OLED display - colour, Colour, OLED display, LCD display - colour

Multi-language Menu: Yes

Connections

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

Battery

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 400 min ¦ Standby - up to 360 hrs

Capacity: 1400 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter, Headset, power adapter

Phone Features

Additional Features: Integrated digital compass

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

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

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, AAC +

Navigation System

Navigation Software & Services: Google Maps

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

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