HTC Desire HD: Quick view

ExtraGSM Team  |  January 25 2011  |   Comments 0

Between the Desire HD and it's little brother the HTC Desire, we encounter a series of differences, the most obvious of them all being the screen, which was ramped up to a huge 4.3 inches. The WVGA resolution remains the same, at 480x800 pixels, but this doesn't affect the larger screen in any way.

If a comparison was needed,we would have to say that the touchscreen, although being fast and responsive, isn't as buttery smooth as the HTC HD7 or the iPhone. Also, the scrolling and swiping are finding it really hard to keep up with competition, but since the Desire HD has almoust the same hardware and processor as the HD7, the mishaps could lead back to Android.

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The Desire HD weighs in at 164, and combined with a huge screen, it's no shame to say that this is a huge smart-phone.On the plus side, it has a machined aluminium case which feels really solid and you don't have to treat the phone like it's porcelain. In case you are aiming for something smaller, the HTC Legend is right up your alley.

The optical trackpad and the four physical buttons along the bottom of the original Desire's screen, were replaced with the touch sensitive ones on the new Desire HD, and although we prefer the physical buttons, the touch sensitive ones work very well.

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You shouldn't have any problem using the copy and paste function, and although the missing trackpad could be more of a problem, HTC took a sneak at iPhone's UI manual and solved the problem. In consequence, all you have to to is to hold down your finger on the text, and a magnified area will appear, which will help you put the cursor wherever you want to.

Importan Specifications of HTC Desire HD:

Dimensions: 123 x 68 x 11.8 (L x l x h)
Display: S-LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) (480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches)
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
3G Data: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Bluetooth: Yes v2.1 with A2DP
Wlan: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Operating System (OS): Android , v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz processor
Camera: 8 megapixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Internal Memory: 1.5 GB; 768MB RAM
External Memory: microSD, up to 32GB
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
Java: Via third party application

  • Digital compass
  • Dedicated search key
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
  • MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player
  • Facebook, Flickr, Twitter applications
  • Voice memo