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HTC HD2 review | Phone functions

Published on: Monday, February 8th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC HD2 internet applications

HTC HD2 internet applications

Internet and Email functions on the HTC HD2

The combination of Windows Mobile 6.5 and the big screen is perfect for the use of Internet and email. Not only does the support of the new Internet Explorer Mobile ensure that Flash websites can be rendered, also larger messages can be typed with only a virtual QWERTY Keyboard at hand. The large size makes it easy and simple to write and send text messages and emails. The speed of the Internet, whether through Wi-Fi or the network itself, is impressive. Just double-click to zoom, and an entire web page is superbly rendered and readable. Besides Internet Explorer, the Opera web browser is available.

HTC HD2 multimedia handset

HTC HD2 multimedia handset

Windows Media Player and YouTube

Windows Media Player is installed by default on the HTC HD2, which allows you to enjoy your favorite music and movies anywhere and at any time. As previously stated, the 4.3-inch display is ideal for multimedia applications. The screen really is phenomenal, especially when you're enjoying a movie. Also when it comes to the YouTube application, I have to say I’ve never seen better than on the HTC HD2. Really amazing. It ensures you get the very most out of your Internet bundle; the connection is fast and of good quality. What more could you ask for?

 

HTC HD2 GPS navigation

T he integrated GPS antenna enables you to effortlessly locate your position with the HTC HD2. This is enabled by default through the Google Maps software application. It does not provide a full GPS navigation system, just more of a city map. Instructions can be displayed on the screen, although voice navigation is not available. However, the possibility of installing external software enables installing navigation software. This way, it is possible to use the HTC HD2 as a full navigation system. Besides the Google Maps application, you can also use the CoPilot navigation, the license for full navigation is valid for 15 days. After this, you can opt to purchase a license.

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HTC HD2 battery

HTC HD2 battery

HTC HD2 Lithium Ion battery

HTC includes a 3.7V 1230mAh Lithium Ion battery with the HD2. According to the specifications, this battery provides a maximum standby time of 490 hours and a maximum talk time of over 6 hours. These specifications are reasonable, however, mobile phones of this type are often depleted rather quickly. Usually the battery gives in within one full day. When it comes to the HTC HD2, however, you really have to work hard to empty the battery within one day; even at heavy use, it was not always necessary to recharge the phone. If you don't use your phone that intensively, even a standby time of three to four days is possible.

HTC HD2 memory

HTC HD2 memory

HTC HD2 supports microSDHC memory cards

Mobile phones of HTC always feature scarce internal memory. For the HTC HD2, the internal memory is 512MB. Hence, for the storage of content you have to rely on an external memory card. HTC provides the HD2 standard with a memory card of 2GB. This is somewhat on the tight side for such a versatile smartphone. Fortunately, the HTC HD2 supports microSD / SDHC memory cards up to 32GB. However, this does require additional costs, while many similar mobile phones often already feature excellent internal storage capacity.

 

HTC adapter

HTC adapter

HTC power converter

HTC power converter

HTC battery charger

HTC battery charger

 
 
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