HTC Desire HD Review
The HTC Desire HD seeks to improve upon its predecessors with an aluminium uni-body construction, WVGA (800 x 480) display, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash plus 720p video, and a modern 1GHz CPU as well as the latest Android Froyo offering which is complimented by and updated HTC Sense.
Most notable of the HTC Desire HD is the casing. Carved out of a single slab of lightweight metal, the uni-body design offers a shell that serves a structural role in making the device more durable in the long term and providing a solid feel for users. This uncomplicated design features elements designed to provide functionality to the phone and to maintain good ergonomics both in hand and in pocket.
Internally, the 1GHz QSD8255 chip (with Adreno 205 graphics) which powers the Desire HD, is a second generation Snapdragon built under a 45nm process and boasts a substantial punch when operating the device and generates a smooth Android experiences.
The Desire HD also comes supported by 768MB of RAM, which competes strongly with the competitors in this market. The 1230mAh battery is the only disappointment, as the Desire HD is particularly power-hungry.
The 4.3 inch screen with 800×480 screen resolution boasts great usability and reading room while the 8 megapixel camera on the back performs extremely well with great colour display and clear imaging. The Sense UI boasts a host of new widgets and a number of home screens to play with which can be accessed quickly by simply pinching the screen in to showcase the pages in an exploded view.
Android 2.2 is possibly Googleís finest mobile OS with standout features including Wi-Fi hotspot functionality and USB tethering, both designed to allow users to share the 3G signal with a less wirelessly adroit device like a laptop, Flash Player 10.1 for playing back of Flash content directly within the browser, and an overhauled, significantly sped up web browser as well. The
The HTC Desire HD offers more features than any of the predecessors. One of these unique features of the HTC Desire is the ringerís ability to ring louder when it senses it’s in a pocket or a handbag and turning off the ringing sound entirely when the phone is flipped over.
From the flawless interface to the superb web browser, the HTC Desire HD adds a whole new layer of functionality and customisation to operating a smart phone, a superb performing camera, and superb styling and connectivity.
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 – North America
Dimensions 123 x 68 x 11.8 mm
Weight 164 g
Display Type LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
- Multi-touch input method
Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
- Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 1.5 GB; 768 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included, buy memory
GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash,check quality
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 720p
OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Via third party application
- Digital compass
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
- Facebook, Twitter applications
- Adobe Flash 10.1
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-by Up to 490 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h 15 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)