HTC Desire HD Review

The HTC Corporation’s highly anticipated smartphone, the HTC Desire HD, was first unveiled in the summer of 2010 and finally released for sale in the autumn of 2010. The HTC Desire HD, which runs on Android 2.2 (“Froyo”), was the first phone equipped with a 1GHz Scorpion CPU. Those additions are responsible for giving the anticipated phone capabilities of high efficiency and performance. There are several different notable features on the HTC Desire HD smartphone, as well as some low points which will be brought to light and discussed in this HTC Desire HD review.


The HTC Desire HD is one of the largest phones out there, offering a 4.3 inch, 800×480 display screen, which has been debated as being nearly too large to be a genuine pocket device. The Desire HD utilizes a solid new design with a single aluminum unibody, making it both rigid and durable with a heavy, quality feel — a plus, since the phone itself is so large. The side offers micro SD and SIM ports under a single shared plastic cover, which allows for a lot of versatility. The smooth design is comfortable to use and offers a slightly masculine contrast to many of the other smartphones out there.


This Android smartphone has a list of decent new features, as well as all of the standards, like its 8 megapixel, LED flash camera with 720 video recording capabilities and micro SD/SIM card ports. Its new 1GHz CPU makes it an Internet browsing workhorse, and its HTC Sense is updated with several nice extra touches. The Froyo-based device has 768MB of RAM, as much as any other smartphone that is currently available out there. Video playback has both Dolby and SRS sound options on the video playback and the device is Wi-Fi, 3G and USB-functional.


The 1GHz CPU packs a punch, making the HTC Desire HD a pleasure to use, especially with its stellar performance in web browsing. The battery life, however, is quickly drained, due mostly to the giant size of the display screen. It sucks the power in no time, so users need to take the charger along everywhere they go. The 8 megapixel camera is average to slightly above average, and anyone who takes the time to adjust the settings and learn about the device’s quirks can take some decent photos and also record fairly high quality 720p videos.

Product Specifications

  • 4.3 inch display
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • LED flash photography
  • 720p video recording
  • 1GHz CPU
  • Micro SD/SIM ports
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 3G support
  • USB support
  • HTC Sense

Even though there are some mild flaws, such as the poor speaker quality and low battery life, this HTC Desire HD review finds that it has plenty of great features to sufficiently redeem it. Android’s Froyo and HTC Sense give the device extra usability, not to mention an admirable amount of versatility.  In addition, the smooth construction, with its giant screen, are incredibly appealing. Luckily for the HTC Desire HD, its best features and main strengths lie in the areas its users will most likely be accessing and utilizing every single day.

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