The sleek and durable design combined with the elegant and user friendly interface make for a great device and gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.

- Joseph Rizzuto , Mobile Syrup 

Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The HTC G2's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
800MHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 600 minutes (2G), 400 minutes (3G).


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Overall, the Desire Z performs very well

from Digital Versus (4 years ago)

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone that is so brimming over with services and widgets that anybody who wants to customise their phone as much as possible will clearly want one. Although it's a still a relatively small field, this is far and away the best Android phone with a slide-out keybo... More

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone that is so brimming over with services and widgets that anybody who wants to customise their phone as much as possible will clearly want one. Although it's a still a relatively small field, this is far and away the best Android phone with a slide-out keyboard.

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10/10

Great phone from top to bottom

from Mobile Syrup (5 years ago)

The sleek and durable design combined with the elegant and user friendly interface make for a great device and gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. The large screen with touch capabilities makes using the device very enjoyable since there is little fuss. Videos and maps are clear and vivid on... More

The sleek and durable design combined with the elegant and user friendly interface make for a great device and gift idea for the upcoming holiday season.

The large screen with touch capabilities makes using the device very enjoyable since there is little fuss. Videos and maps are clear and vivid on the 3.7” screen and the slide out keyboard allows for convenient user input.

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It looks nice and feels solid in your hand

from Mobile Syrup (5 years ago)

The HTC Desire Z landed at Bell earlier this week – certainly a good addition to their Android lineup. It runs OS 2.2 and comes with the new HTC Sense 2.0 UI. Checking out the device it looks very similar to the Desire that TELUS has but with a few major changes. The first is the addition... More

The HTC Desire Z landed at Bell earlier this week – certainly a good addition to their Android lineup. It runs OS 2.2 and comes with the new HTC Sense 2.0 UI. Checking out the device it looks very similar to the Desire that TELUS has but with a few major changes. The first is the addition of the optical trackpad and most obvious is the “pop-out” full 4-row QWERTY keyboard.

There is no doubt that the Desire Z is a beautiful smartphone. It looks nice and feels solid in your hand. The weight might be a downer at 180 grams but all the other aspects make up for it. It comes with a 3.7-inch display (resolution of 480 x 800) and is responsive. Although the processor has been knocked down from the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that the TELUS Desire has… the Desire Z has a 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor and still is incredibly fast. Around the device you have your usual buttons and ports: volume rocker, microUSB port, power, one-touch to the 5 megapixel camera (has flash and can record HD videos). In addition, this comes with a 3.5mm headset jack.

If you ever have challenges taking off the back battery cover the Desire Z has a button that you can gently push down that lifts up the brushed aluminum backing and reveals that 1300mAh battery (should last up to about 7 hours of talk time). Under the cover you’ll see a spot for your SIM and a microSD card slot. Bell ships this with an 8GB card and it can hold up to 32GB.

Probably the most talked about feature of the Desire Z is the “pop hinge” that reveals the full QWERTY keyboard. In the video I go pretty hard on it to ensure that it will last over time. The actual motion of opening up the keyboard is really smooth. The hinges are connected by a cross-bar and if for some reason it ever busts on you then it might compromise the longevity of the device. I don’t think it’ll be a problem because you’re not going to be as rough on your device as I was in the video – and it’s still solid.

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It is certainly a looker - a rather heavy one, however

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

The HTC Desire Z is one of the only two handsets so far with the new version of Sense UI, and deserved our attention, even just for that. HTC didn't stop here to make it stand out in the Android crowd, however, and added a physical keyboard with clever, if somewhat pointless,  Z-hinge mecha... More

The HTC Desire Z is one of the only two handsets so far with the new version of Sense UI, and deserved our attention, even just for that. HTC didn't stop here to make it stand out in the Android crowd, however, and added a physical keyboard with clever, if somewhat pointless,  Z-hinge mechanism.

Wrapped around in brushed aluminum, with soft-touch coating where needed, the HTC Desire Z is certainly a looker - a rather heavy one, however. The physical keyboard is not perfect, but it is better than most on this rare breed of Android handsets, which have side-sliding QWERTY keyboards.

The new HTC Sense, though, is the feature that can take your breath away here. It offers a myriad of functionalities and customization options, wrapped up in rich colors, and beautiful animations. The next-gen Snapdragon chipset ensures flawless performance, while the new additions to Sense UI, such as cloud-based services to manage your phone, and the Locations app with its offline navigation capabilities, added to our growing impression that the HTC Desire Z is currently the best Android handset with a physical keyboard outside of the US.

Another high-end alternative with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and Froyo, would be the yet unreleased Motorola MILESTONE 2. If you are a Symbian fan, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro has one of the best physical keyboards we've tried on a mobile, and shoots HD video at 30fps as well.

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8.5/10

It is one of the best designed smartphones in recent memory

from PhoneArena (5 years ago)

Yes, it's a design marvel from every aspect you look at it seeing that the T-Mobile G2 is one of the best designed smartphones in recent memory. For a while there, we were beginning to wonder if US consumers would ever see an HTC handset that rivals the Nexus One in terms of premium quality. Its... More

Yes, it's a design marvel from every aspect you look at it seeing that the T-Mobile G2 is one of the best designed smartphones in recent memory. For a while there, we were beginning to wonder if US consumers would ever see an HTC handset that rivals the Nexus One in terms of premium quality. Its metallic, tough exterior will undoubtedly radiate a sense of durability, but its Achilles Heel might be found with its hinge mechanism. Aside from that, its keyboard is one of the better ones out there in the market as it employs a smart layout with buttons that provide great feedback. On the software side of things, the stock Android 2.2 Froyo experience is responsive thanks to its quick 800MHz processor. Naturally, you've got all of the wonders that the platform has to offer, but the ultimate true star of the show is none other than the handset's support for HSPA+ connectivity. It manages to set itself apart from any other handset out there on T-Mobile's lineup, and as we've seen, it can even tango with the likes of some of Sprint's 4G enabled Android smartphones. For $199.99, you're truly receiving a device that's worth every penny you pay out of your pocket with its gorgeous design, killer hardware, and fast data speeds. As an alternative for some people, the Samsung Vibrant should still look appealing for those looking for a touch-only solution – especially when it's priced the same.

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9/10

The T-Mobile G2 has enough going for it in hardware design and features to make it easy to recommend

from Phone Scoop (5 years ago)

The T-Mobile G2 is an awesome phone with some superlative features, but HTC and T-Mobile didn’t quite push this phone far enough ahead of the Android pack. The phone is insanely fast in every way. In terms of interface performance, there was never a lag or delay in any action, and even the... More

The T-Mobile G2 is an awesome phone with some superlative features, but HTC and T-Mobile didn’t quite push this phone far enough ahead of the Android pack. The phone is insanely fast in every way. In terms of interface performance, there was never a lag or delay in any action, and even the most intense features, like gaming or graphically rich apps, ran swimmingly on the G2. Network performance was equally impressive, and this phone claimed the crown of fastest Web browser among all the 4G-speed devices I have currently in my stable.

The hardware is great. I love the design, even though it’s a bit heavy. Though there may be better keyboards around, the T-Mobile G2 has a QWERTY that is thoughtful with plenty of useful shortcuts and design choices. The phone even nails the basics. Battery life could be better, but it wasn’t shockingly bad. Call quality on the other hand was great, with crisp, clear sound on both ends of my calls. Messaging options are robust, and even the missing features can be found easily in the Android App Market.

The problem is that too many problems have stuck around since the original T-Mobile G1. The camera is still sluggish, with few features and controls and images that look lousy. I managed a few lucky shots, but with macro control or touch focus, I could have taken more worthwhile pictures. Music and multimedia features have not improved at all in two years, while other phones retain their multimedia lead or start to pull ahead. Finally, even if you don’t care about fragmentation among Android phones, you should at least know that there are other versions of Android from HTC and Motorola, among others, that offer more features and better social networking integration.

The T-Mobile G2 has enough going for it in hardware design and features to make it easy to recommend. But even with its great performance, it won’t be long before the competition takes the same great features and offers more on top.

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