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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.
Summary: The HTC Desire HD is one of two new high-end Android handsets from HTC, and provides an upgraded feature set over the original Desire, with a focus on multimedia. It is packed with new features such as an upgraded 8 megapixel autofocus camera, a larger 4.3" touchscreen, and extras like Dolby Mobile and DLNA media sharing.
Pros: Huge screen, great web browser, superb video playback experience
Cons: Large form factor, sub-par battery life, disappointing camera
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?
Summary: We loved the HTC Desire, and its big brother is even more impressive. The HTC Desire HD may be too monumental for some, but if you think bigger is better, this is the uber-smart phone you've been waiting for.
Pros: Massive, bright screen; Aluminium case; Good Facebook integration; Fast Web browser with Flash; HTC Sense user interface makes Android better-looking and adds handy features.
Cons: Huge and heavy; Not as easy to use as some of its competitors; there are higher resolution screens out there.
Excerpt: A souped-up version of the HTC Desire that wowed us last year, the Google Android 2.2 'Froyo'-based HTC Desire HD is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. Our review sample was supplied by Vodafone, where the HTC is available on a £35-per-month tariff. You can find it elsewhere from £25-per-month.