Excerpt: HTC has come a long way since the first Android device HTC Dream, and Desire Z is only the second slide-out QWERTY Android phone from the company till now. If you are looking for an upgrade from Milestone, Desire Z might be the right choice for you. Check out more in our detailed review below. HTC Desire Z - Design & Build: Similar to other HTC devices, Desire Z sports a solid build with both plastic and aluminum chipped in.
Excerpt: There aren’t many Android smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, so when HTC announced the release of the Desire Z in India, it was received with much appreciation. There’s a bit of history involved, too. The first Android handset – the HTC G1 – had a QWERTY keypad as well, and this is the first Android smartphone with one that HTC have released, since then.
Summary: At a price of Rs. 25,590, the Desire Z is a feature rich phone, and a good performer to boot. It's not perfect though - its QWERTY, which is one of its selling points - not to mention a rarity in Android devices is not the most usable, and we'd have preferred a bigger display. However, these nits aside, it's a good all-round device.
Pros: Feature rich, well built, Reasonable battery life, Nice display, good all round performer
Cons: 3.7-inches means the on-screen keypad is a little cramped, The hardware QWERTY is mediocre with rubbery feedback and hard keys, and the mechanism seems flimsy, The phone is a bit heavy
Conclusion: The Desire Z is another great Android phone from HTC. It’s got a beautiful design, the Qwerty keypad works well and the powerful 5-megapixel camera comes with a decent range of settings. First-time smartphone users will find the extras available from HTCSense.com useful but it might put off experienced Android users. Battery life isn’t great but so long as you charge your phone daily this won’t be a problem.
HTC Desire Z Review Roundup: The Best Of Both Worlds In One Not-So-Light Package
27 March 2011
Excerpt: , it's no wonder the company has decided to try to impress their European colleagues with a similar phone, the Desire Z. The phone is available now from Vodafone, 3 Mobile, Virgin Mobile, O2, Talk Mobile, Orange, and Tesco Mobile if you want to take the leap; the question is, should you?
Excerpt: Take a look at the top tier of Android phones right now and you might notice something. They all kind of look the same. Black front fascia, large touchscreen, minimal waistline. Boring, right? Well that's just the way things are going. Alternatives to the slate way of living are becoming increasingly rare, which puts the HTC Desire Z with its hardware keyboard in an intriguing light. With its metallic accents and suave grey pallet, the Desire Z cuts a different path.
Excerpt: The HTC Desire Z is one of the best Android phones you can get right now. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a stylish slider design coupled with some of the best hardware you can find in a smartphone.
HTC Desire Z vs Motorola Milestone 2 – a short comparison of the top 2 QWERTY smartphones
1 February 2011
Conclusion: In conclusion, if you don’t think you’ll need to flash custom ROMs or change anything in the main system, the Milestone 2 is a great phone, but if you want a better keyboard, battery life and more freedom, the Desire Z is a better choice, even though the screen has a slightly smaller resolution.
Excerpt: The US version of the HTC Desire Z phone is called T-Mobile G2. After the success of the original T-Mobile G1 that launches two years, HTC and Google are back together with the new T-Mobile G2 smartphone to compete against the other smartphone giants. The package of the T-Mobile G2 contains the huge handset, 8 GB microSD card, microUSB cable, charger, 3.5mm headphones, and Start Guide. Design: The makers have retained the landscape design from [...
A quick review of the new T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Desire Z)
24 January 2011
Conclusion: Conclusion The T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z is a great smartphone that will last for years to come. It is one of the best choices if you want a powerful all in one device for all your mobile needs, and at the ~$550 price for a new unlocked unit, it’s also the cheapest (T-Mobile had a special promotion where they offered it for only $50 with a 2 year contract, but sadly it’s over).