- Mitchell Oke and Dan Cohen , Gear Diary
I have to admit that this was the first Android device that made me really start appreciating some of what Android can do.
The HTC Desire HD is a peacock among pigeons, strutting a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen wrapped in a lightweight aluminum body. The screen offers a very impressive 480 x 800 pixel resolution, which means crazy-crisp text and images.
Powered by Android's 2.2 OS incarnation, and running at an impressive 1000 MHz processor speed, the HTC Desire HD is a powerhouse ready to take on anything you have to throw its way.
Oh, did I mention the fabulous 8MP camera? Yeah, yeah, and it has dual LED flash, auto-focus, face detection and Geo-tagging, so taking pictures and video is more fun than ever. Owning to its namesake, you can video record in 1280 x 720p, which is straight up HD quality.
Add a music player, a full, wonderful internet browsing experience, FM radio, one-touch access to thousands of apps via the Android Marketplace, built-in Facebook, YouTube and Twitter applications, and you have a very powerful device that can help you during your work day and enhance your social interaction.
And as the television pitchman loves to say, "But wait, there's more!". Packed into this sleek device is Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headset jack, tethering capability, A-GPS and expandable memory via microSD. The HTC Desire HD is an excellent and well-built device that puts the user front and center. It gives you the power to do stuff! Nice job HTC.
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It's got a big processor, loads of memory and a powerful camera
In a lot of ways it doesn’t feel like a particularly new device
That brings me to my final comment on the device- the speakerphone. My HTC (iMate) Jam’s speaker was horrid. When I upgraded to the next generation Jam I found that the speaker functionality was… HORRID. Fast forward a few years and the speakerphone on the Inspire 4G is still pretty lousy. I tried to use it for a number of phone calls and ended up putting my headset every time. It really is the weak link in an otherwise good device.
It may sound like I didn’t like the Inspire 4G but that is not the case. There is a ton to like on this device and at a price of $... Full review
The best thing about the Desire HD might also be one of its downsides: it's BIG
Great web browser & superb video playback experience
The HTC Desire HD is one of two new high-end Android handsets from HTC, and provides an upgraded feature set over the original Desire, with a focus on multimedia. It is packed with new features such as an upgraded 8 megapixel autofocus camera, a larger 4.3" touchscreen, and extras like Dolby Mobile and DLNA media sharing.
That's not all, though, because the Desire HD is running the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS, with an updated version of its HTC Sense UI on-board to liven things up. The original Desire's 1GHz processor remains, but, disappointingly, the battery has been sized dow... Full review
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- HTC Desire HD Manual (PDF)
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