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HTC Desire HD review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, December 28th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC Desire HD review

A s a pioneer of Android smartphone suppliers, HTC has developed a wide selection of cell phones with the Android operating system, which gives them a great advantage over the competition. LetsGoMobile has happily reviewed many smartphones. The HTC Desire was the latest in this series. HTC has since extended the desire series with two phones, namely the HTC Desire Z and the HTC Desire HD. The Desire Z has an extendable keyboard. In this Desire series, user-friendliness and innovation are priorities. HTC Sense, the special user interface on the Android platform, clearly shows this. Via HTCsense.com, HTC gives the user information about handy functions and an account can be made for Back-ups, among others. HTC is creating a special feeling for its users with HTC Sense. Placing the user in a central position is also evident from HTC’s special YouTube channel where the phone manufacturer has published a series of How-To videos in order to get even more out of the phone.

HTC Desire HD smartphone review

HTC Desire HD smartphone review

 

HTC Desire HD mobile phone review

HTC Desire HD mobile phone review

First impression of the HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire comes in a slim packaging with a large image of the phone itself on the front. As soon as we open the packaging, the HTC Desire HD can be picked up immediately. The smartphone looks impressive, it is big but it also has a very sleek design. The front has a large touchscreen of 4.3 inches, with a few touch keys underneath it. The back is made out of one piece, just like the HTC Legend, although it does have a couple of flaps and a cut-away near the flash made of a different material which makes the phone look a bit rough. The phone is sturdy in terms of format, it is fairly easy to handle, but you should not have small hands, in any case. The positive side is of course the enormous screen. Next to the HTC Desire HD itself, the packaging contains a charger, a data cable, a headset and the instruction booklets.

HTC Desire HD smartphone review

HTC Desire HD smartphone review

HTC Desire HD phone menu

The HTC menu structure in the Android phones is already familiar to us. About seven start screens can be filled with all kinds of Widgets and quick links. Pushing the Home-key on the bottom takes you to the first start screen, and then after that you push it again to get an overview of all the start screens so that you can easily switch to the desired screen. At the bottom of all start screens the menu key is found, which can be moved up or clicked on in order to get to the menu.

 

HTC Desire HD packaging

HTC Desire HD packaging

HTC Desire HD charger

HTC Desire HD charger

HTC Desire HD review

HTC Desire HD review

 
 
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