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HTC Desire Review

  • HTC continues its Android 2.1 lineup with the Desire, a gorgeous cousin of the renowned Nexus One. It is powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and includes an active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) screen and a 5-megapixel camera.

    It lacks the voice-to-text abilities of the Nexus One which includes the noise-cancelling microphone. HTC Desire does however include an FM radio, something the Nexus One lacks.

    HTC’s Sense interface is a great improvement on the standard Android interface. There’s Sense’s People app brings together all your contacts, across multiple services such as Google, Exchange, Facebook, Flickr, and automatically looks for duplicates and lets you merge.

    Another good thing about HTC Desire is the web pages load quickly, pinch-zoom gestures work without lag and the automatic screen rotation enabled by the device’s accelerometer occurs as soon as you turn the HTC Desire on its end.

    Visit HTC official website for more details on the HTC Desire.

    HTC Desire Specs


    • Dimensions: 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm 
    • Weight: 135 g

    CPU Processing Speed

    • 1 GHz

    Power & Battery

    • Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
    • Capacity: 1400 mAh
    • Talk time:
      WCDMA: Up to 390 mins
      GSM: Up to 400 mins
    • Standby time:
      WCDMA: Up to 360 hours
      GSM: Up to 340 hours


    • 5 megapixel color camera
    • Face detection capability
    • Auto focus and flash
    • Widescreen photo capture
    • Geotagging


    • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
    • Standard micro-USB
    • (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)


    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor

    HTC Widgets

    • Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter, Weather
    • Downloadable widgets

    Social Networking

    • Facebook™ integration
    • Friend Stream
    • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
    • Video sharing on YouTube™
    • HTC Peep for twittering

    Recommended Windows System Requirements

    • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP
    • HTC Sync

    Special Features

    • Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up
    • Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down
    • Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and more


    • Type: AMOLED capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
    • Size: 3.7 inches
    • Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA


    • Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™


    • ROM: 512 MB
    • RAM: 576 MB
    • Expansion slot:
      microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
      Supports up to 32 GB

    Network Bands

    • Europe:
      HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
      GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • Asia Pacific:
      HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
      GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz


    • 3G:
      Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
      Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
    • GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading
    • EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading
    • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g


    • Internet sharing through USB


    • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
    • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
    • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
    • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile


    • Photos application for viewing photos and videos
    • Music
    • FM Radio
    • Audio supported formats:
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma
    • Recording: .amr
    • Video supported formats:
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
    • Recording: .3gp


    • Internal GPS antenna
    • Google Maps
    • HTC Footprints™
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