HTC Desire HD Review
The HTC Desire HD has been in the forefront of the Android battle since its debut in 2010. Its 4.3-inch screen may make some of us fret, but this smartphone totally fits anyone’s pocket and hand. With its slim dimension and robust aluminum unibody design, the device is very easy to hold. Its svelte design, which is carved out of a single slab of lightweight metal, also makes the device rigid and durable. While it boasts off its sleek metallic external design, much cannot be said with the Desire HD’s back, which holds the SIM card and microSD slots. The slots are housed by a shared cover which is made up of brittle plastic. This totally reeks out the almost perfect exterior of the Desire HD. But if we look into the performance and display of this smartphone, HTC can be easily forgiven with this minor faux pas in the Desire HD’s exterior. The Desire HD is powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform and 1GHz QSD8255 which make the use of this device a pure delight. It comes with 768MB of RAM and an internal storage of 1.5GB which gives anyone a bang for the buck. With its 4.3-inch screen display with an 800 x 480 resolution, the phone is easier to operate compared to its forerunner, Desire. Even reading eBooks while you’re up and about is better using the Desire HD. With the device’s display plus its Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound, playing videos, listening to music and playing games are all the more enjoyable. The display, however, primarily downplays the phone’s battery life. The device only comes with a 1230mAh battery, which is a far cry from the latest smartphones’ standard power cell. Browsing the Internet with the Desire HD is such a breeze. With its pinch-to-zoom capability, this device makes scrolling through web pages trouble-free. Even loading even content-heavy pages is a swift. It also has a built-in Flash Player 10.1 that allows you to play back Flash content directly in your web browser. If you like capturing moments, you can’t go wrong with the Desire HD’s 8-megapixel dual flash camera. Sure it may struggle when there’s not enough light to feed the sensor, but simple play with the settings and its built-in effects and the Desire HD will surely give you quality photos. You can even record videos in HD. Plus you don’t have to keep your images and videos to yourself with the phone’s built-in DLNA. It allows you to stream photos, videos and music straight from your phone to your home theater system. The Desire HD is amped up by the latest HTC Sense which keeps the phone always within your reach. This helps you locate your phone when you can’t remember where you last placed it. HTC Sense also allows you to redirect calls and messages to a separate number. You don’t even have to worry about your personal data being stolen as you can completely wipe it off the device remotely. The HTC Desire HD may not be the latest smartphone in the market with its 4.3-inch screen, aluminum unibody construction, Froyo with the latest HTC Sense and upgraded internals, this device is certainly one Android you would desire.
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