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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 09/07/2011 | Ella90
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I'm a student from Manchester, England, studying Philosophy and Information Systems.
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Pro Great selection of apps, Good web browers, Nice Design and Good operating systems
Cons Battery, and occasional system confusion
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"Great phone most of the time"

The HTC desire is a great, all round smart phone. It's an android phone and has access to the android market which has tons of free and paid apps, and is pretty similar to the iPhone app market although there are certain apps and games that aren't featured on the Android market that are feature on Apple's and vice versa.

So the HTC desire is a typical smart phone, it has tons of available apps, a good Internet browser, great camera and camcorder (though I rarely use it so am not a good judge off it, never really bother with a phones camera so it's never a concern when buying a new phone) and works well as just a general phone.

Now it is a great phone, most of the time, there are however two major faults off it, one being the battery which is to be expected on most smart phones but on the HTC desire for some reason is extremely bad, mine for instance won't last for than half a day but I do constantly use it, and always have a spare fully charged battery with me just in case. If you didn't use the phone as much and it was on standby it would probably be able to last a day at the most.

The second fault is in certain instances it tends to have a mind off its own for example last time I was on the phone to someone I checked something on my phone so it went off the call screen then when the call was finished and I tried to go back to the call screen to end the call it kept going on stand by which is its normal setting for when your on the phone and wouldn't stay off standby long enough for me to change the screen and end the call, so I had to just switch off the phone. However these instances are far and few between and are what you'd expect with any smart phone as they are complicated phones and do occasionally get themselves confused so you just have to turn them off and on or do a hard reset (take out the battery) and then they go back to normal.

I would recommend this phone and have done before, and am very happy with it and won't be getting a new one until my contract runs out which is in two years by which time this one will be ancient and they'll have a whole new generation of processors for phones.

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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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