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HTC Desire HD Review: In Depth
22 April 2011
Excerpt: If you think big is beautiful then the HTC Desire HD will sweep you off your feet. A 4.3-inch display houses Android’s latest OS iteration and the handset is encased in metal. On paper it’s every geek’s dream but does it operate as well as we hoped it would? Read on to find out. What we like It may not be as big as the Dell Streak or pack the same resolution as the iPhone 4’s display but the HD’s 4.3-inch screen is superb.
Excerpt: The HTC Desire HD is one of the best Android smartphones currently available. It sports a huge 4.3 inch display with an 8 MP camera and a 1 GHz processor with 768 MB RAM. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo with the HTC Sense UI.
Conclusion: The HTC Desire HD is more of an exciting phone than it is a perfect phone. We're as excited about how HTC are evolving Sense UI, as we are about the hardware. As it happens though, the hardware and software are married into a wonderful mix, so well done, HTC. You're not really getting the best of anything. The Nokia N8 has a much better camera, the Samsung Galaxy S has a richer screen of a similar size and the iPhone 4 has a way better app support.
Pros: Screen is ideal for movies on the go, Keyboard input offers one of the best touch experiences, Dolby Mobile / SRS provide great sound variation, HTC Sense offers fantastic functionality out of the box
Cons: Poor battery life, Occasional lag when multitasking, Fiddly battery / card covers
Excerpt: The HTC Desire HD is a peacock among pigeons, strutting a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen wrapped in a lightweight aluminum body. The screen offers a very impressive 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which means crazy-crisp text and images. Powered by Android's 2.2 OS incarnation, and running at an impressive 1000 MHz processor speed, the HTC Desire HD is a powerhouse ready to take on anything you have to throw its way. Oh, did I mention the fabulous 8MP camera?
Conclusion: So there is certainly no shortage of features on the Desire HD - and there will never be the space to cover everything in this review - as well as all the benefits of Android 2.2 sitting behind it with its app offering that is rapidly gaining on Apple’s App Store - beef up the gaming selection and we’d have a real contest.
Pros: More features than you can shake a stick at, build quality, Android 2.2, hugely powerful and fast experience
Cons: The level of customisation can be overwhelming, the typical 800 x 480 pixel resolution display doesn't quite earn its HD tag, battery could have a higher capacity, HTCSense.com needs work