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HTC Touch HD2 - Win Mo speed champ
27 October 2010
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
Excerpt: HTC’s HD2 from T-Mobile, with its glossy 4.3-inch display and Blockbuster download capability, is about as close to a personal multimedia device as a cell phone can get. Too bad it has the wrong operating system: the nearly obsolete Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional sugar-coated with HTC’s Sense. Yes, the HD2 is chockfull of lovely technologies, but can all its wonderful multimedia capabilities peacefully co-exist in a heretofore touchscreen unfriendly operating system?
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: In this the second HD handset from HTC, the company has made some very relevant modifications. The previous HTC Touch HD seemed as impressive when launched but fared poorly. I was hoping this one would do better and I got the opportunity to find out. Take a look. Form Factor The handset can be described appropriately in one word – Big.
Summary: Saying that the HD2 is the best Windows Phone ever isn't a stretch, but with the much more exciting Windows Phone 7 OS around the corner, does that compliment carry much weight? Yes. HTC and T-Mobile have teamed up to deliver a very intuitive interface and a rich selection of multimedia services, even though they're not as integrated as iTunes. However, other phones with this processor offer better performance, which reminds us why Microsoft is moving on.
Conclusion: The HTC HD2 isn't your average smartphone. Rather it's HTC's dream machine: that what if you could have a 1 GHz processor, a crazy large capacitive display and yet still fit it in your pocket kind of product. It's hard not to really like the HD2, not just thanks to the gorgeous hardware but HTC's Sense UI that makes the fun seem elegant, fun and modern.
Pros: Huge capacitive display, super-thin., Absolutely wonderful and huge 4.3" capacitive multi-touch display that's impressed everyone we've shown it to. The HD2 is fast, Sense UI is a pleasure to look at and useful too. Opera loads web pages unusually fast over EDGE, reducing the agony of 2g-only cellular data in the US. The smartphone looks and feels like a quality piece of hardware and the looks are super-sexy.
Cons: No US 3G, no carrier subsidies so it's expensive., Expensive, no US 3G, camera is decent but not top notch.
Summary: As we wrap up the year 2009, we look back at some of the defining moments in the mobile market. Both Mobile World Congress and CommunicAsia have given us lots of reasons to keep our pockets ready for faster, stronger and better mobile devices in the ensuing months. Hardware isn't the only thing that's on our radar, because there's so much more happening on the software front such as the rise of Google Android and its various iteration from 1.0, to 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6...
Summary: There's no question that the HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile phone we've tested. This device proves that Microsoft's platform can compete with the big boys when it's paired with a capacitive screen, smart interface, and snappy processor. However, some will find the HD2 a bit much to carry, and Microsoft's app store has a long way to go before it even approaches the breadth and depth of choices available on Android devices and the iPhone.
Summary: T he HTC HD2 is an impressive smartphone. The huge screen, which is very smooth in use, does increase the size of the phone. The Windows Mobile 6.5 software is nicely designed and works easily, although the innovation level is small. The HTC HD2 mobile phone is extremely suitable for Internet use and email, thanks to the fast connection, perfect support and, naturally, the large-sized screen.
A massive 4.3in screen and HTC's superb Sense UI combine to make this the best Windows phone on the market
Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2010
Summary: The HTC HD2 is quite simply an outstanding smartphone. The superb construction and gorgeous display combine with HTC's Sense UI to create an excellent user experience. You'll still be frustrated from time to time with the Windows UI lurking in the background, but this is by far the best Windows phone on the market.
Pros: Superb design and build quality, fantastic capacitive display with multitouch, HTC Sense UI, 3.5mm headphone jack, excellent performance, micro-USB port
Cons: Protruding camera lens, buttons lack tactility, Windows UI still rears its ugly head on occasion, included Twitter app is limited, Windows Marketplace lacks variety of apps compared with alternatives