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HTC HD2 Touch review

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HTC HD2 Touch
HTC HD2 Touch
HTC HD2 Touch
HTC HD2 Touch
HTC HD2 Touch

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The HTC HD2 Touch currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

HTC’s Touch franchisee is about to get a new addition, and this phone promises to scare the crap out of its siblings.

The HTC HD2 Touch is by all measures, cutting edge. The 1GHz MSM8250 Snapdragon processor could potentially power a small plane (okay, not quite that powerful, but close), the enormous 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive display is beautiful both artistically and functionally, rendering anything that comes in its way with crazy-crisp, super-tight resolution.

Add an FM radio, a 5MP camera, video recorder with an impressive 480 x 800 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 2.1, a talk time of 380 minutes (varies with personal usage patterns), standby time of 490 hours, 3.5mm jack input and you could pretty much screw everything else up and still have a great phone.

But there is a “but”. While HTC has earned a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality phones, they haven’t perfected everything. Namely, the keyboard. This slide-out keyboard is spacious, thoughtful and attractive, but I must be honest, the keys do not have the full-bodied, over-engineered sculpture of the BlackBerry line. This means that, while a pleasure to type on, the lack of perfectly contoured keys does lead to some miss-strokes.

That said, this promises to take the Touch line further than ever, and provide serious power, speed and access in a package that is faster, prettier and easier to use than any prior Touch model.

Windows Mobile
Operating system
Operating system
Windows Mobile
1 GHz
1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1230 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The HTC HD2 supplants itself at the top of the competition where others see it as a viable force due to the fact that it packs more stuff than meets the eye.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

The first thing you notice about HTC's HD2 is its enormous size. A 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen graces the face of this finely crafted device, while the chassis matches the display's sleek design. Despite having such a large screen, the phone still feels lightweight at 5.5 ounces. And that di...

- Missy Schwartz, Wired

There is no way a cell phone equipped with such a huge screen and powerful components would fail to appeal to eager high-tech buffs. The truth is, we see no reason not to recommend the HTC HD2 to anyone who feels overwhelmingly compelled to get a device with such a spectacular hardware. In terms of...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

The HTC HD2 is a mightily impressive device, especially if you use your phone to browse the web or watch YouTube quite often. It is certainly one of the most high-tech handsets currently available, and has nearly every function you could want on a mobile phone. With Microsoft Exchange support, Micro...

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn

The HTC HD2 applies a substantial boot to the backside of every other Windows Mobile phone currently available. In fact, it accomplishes the near impossible -- it makes Windows Mobile crave-worthy. We love its huge capacitive touchscreen, and, thanks to HTC, it's got a lovely home screen and some ex...

- Flora Graham , CNET

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC HD2 Touch user manual here.

HTC backs up the HD2 Touch with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your HD2 Touch has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC HD2 Touch's screen size is 4.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

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

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 20.5 days standby time, 380 minutes.

HD2 Touch Specs

Release Date November 5, 2009
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 448 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
3.2x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1230 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 380 minutes
Standby Time Up to 20.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.7 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 157 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
ROM: 512MB
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: XT9
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP, M4A
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Wi-fi Encryption: WEP
Viewable document types: DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): HTC HD2, Leo

T-Mobile version will carry 1Gb and 578 Mb of ROM and RAM.
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