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HTC Touch HD review

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HTC Touch HD
HTC Touch HD

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The HTC Touch HD currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Windows Mobile
Operating system
Operating system
Windows Mobile
528 MHz
528 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1350 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The HTC Touch HD is guaranteed to change the way people think of Windows Mobile. It is a bold and confident step, taking full advantage of all the hardware and software strengths and a worthy effort of addressing the weaknesses.There are still quite a number of performance issues but the problems of...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

I was visually impressed with the new HTC toy, but after using it for a while, I didn't find serious improvements to its performance. I will say over and over again, as long as you don't have the right software behind a component, it will not work at its full capacity. Graphic drivers are a necessit...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia

Overall, the HTC Touch HD is a great device. I'm not usually a fan of touchscreen devices, but I got on surprisingly well with the Touch HD because of the screen's favorable size. There were still times when I accidentally hit one of the touch sensitive keys when trying to tap items at the bottom of...

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn

We were excited when we started testing the phone, hoping that we’ll see something great and revolutionary. Sadly, the reality is different. Hardware-wise, the Touch HD is impressive with a large display and excellent build quality. As a phone, it offers many functions and a very good sound du...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Tracy and Matt
Tracy and Matt

The HTC Touch HD is without doubt the best Windows Mobile experience I have ever had, the screen is simply stunning, TouchFlo 3D works for what it does, the sensitivity of the screen is excellent and the most sensitive that I have used.

- Gareth, Tracy and Matt

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

If your Touch HD 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 Touch HD's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz 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.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1350 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 13 days standby time.

Touch HD Specs

Release Date September 16, 2008
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz
Internal Storage 512 MB
RAM 288 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.02 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, 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 OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
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 Unknown
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1350 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 13 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 6.3 x 1.2 cm (4.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 146 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, AIM, MSN, Yahoo
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Auto Answer: Yes
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, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Radio: Yes
Games: Downloadable
Apps: -
Included Software / Apps: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint Mobile
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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