Specs summary


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


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


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

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

4 GB

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


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).

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 

Reviews (9.2/10 Avg. rating)

Digital Versus

Overall, the Desire Z performs very well

from Digital Versus
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... Full review
Mobile Syrup

Great phone from top to bottom

from Mobile Syrup
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... Full review
Mobile Syrup

It looks nice and feels solid in your hand

from Mobile Syrup

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 i... Full review


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

from PhoneArena

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 QWE... Full review


It is one of the best designed smartphones in recent memory

from PhoneArena

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 th... Full review

Phone Scoop

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

from Phone Scoop

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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 9, 2010
Regions available USA, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.31 W/kg
Body: 0.78 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
600 minutes (2G)
400 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.1 x 1.5 cm
(4.7 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 184 grams
(6.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): T-Mobile G2, HTC Desire Z 4G

8GB microSD Memory Card included
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