HTC HD2 review – the best (and biggest!) Windows Mobile phone in the world
17 June 2011
Excerpt: Why should you care about an HTC HD2 review? HTC’s new huge smartphone is based on Windows Mobile, and with the mobile world seemingly full of Android phones, iPhones and Palms, doesn’t that make it already out of date?
Summary: The HTC Touch HD2 has a lot of features and HTC Sense, all packed into its large well-built frame, as well as a super-snappy interface. Its 4.3-inch screen is definitely the best thing about the phone, but unfortunately, it is no longer the best screen around. 65K colour limitation and poor sunlight legibility are also serious limitations, as is the mediocre video playback experience.
Pros: Speedy and capable interface, Large and responsive touchscreen, Great battery life, Free Office document editing
Cons: Poor sunlight legibility, 65K colour limitation, Pricey, Average camera
HTC HD2 Review: Is This The Windows Mobile Phone For You?
19 July 2010
Excerpt: Considering purchasing the HTC HD2 Windows Mobile phone? Check out everything that you'll need to know right here. We'll go through the overall specs, the great features, and a review of the HTC HD2 so you'll see exactly what you're...
Excerpt: Windows Mobile doesn’t support capacitive touchscreens, the better-looking, easier-to-use kind of screen used on the iPhone, for instance. But HTC has rewritten core Windows Mobile applications to make it work, and the result is a big-screened, multimedia phone with a cool HTC overlay that makes Windows Mobile its most usable yet. What we like It’s very nippy.
Excerpt: We’ve been testing out the official 2300mAh extended battery for the HTC HD2 and it’s pretty impressive. Where I might have to swap batteries in my HD2 after less than a day or so, the extended battery lasted me well over two and a half days. That’s pretty impressive especially since I’m used to high-power smartphones with weak battery life.
Summary: Though I wish the HD2 was packaged with Android (or Windows Phone 7 Series, for that matter), we're not so lucky. That being said, HTC's Sense UI does an admirable job at hiding most of Windows Mobile 6.5 under a stunning 4.3-inch WVGA display, HTC's Sense UI, and a fast Snapdragon processor. It will be available on T-Mobile in late March, and can be purchased now at various websites.
Conclusion: Impressive, yes, and probably the best video-watching 3G phone on the market not made by Apple (soon to be surpassed by Sprint’s 4G EVO on June 4). But fighting with Windows Mobile, even with HTC Sense chaperoning, is simply not worth the effort. Stick Android on this puppy and you’ve got something.
Pros: Large, beautiful 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel LCD, High-end multimedia capabilities including FM radio, Superb 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, Responsive 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16GB microSD card preinstalled, Respectable battery life
Cons: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional OS, Slow Web browsing, Reflective display, No dedicated camera shutter release button, Heavy
Excerpt: The HD2 is a legend. Not only is it the first Windows Mobile device with a capacitive multitouch display (and you thought it wasn’t possible!), but it has the largest screen of any smartphone on the market at 4.3". The display, coupled with a screaming fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor, tons of RAM, and a robust GPU, equates to a device that is not only gorgeous but also very fast. The HD2 is now shipping in Europe, and is slated for a US release in Q1 2010.