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HTC Desire HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3517 reviews of HTC Desire HD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 user reviews of HTC Desire HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and screen. The usability and camera are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size and reliability. Comments are divided on the battery.

performance, camera, usability, screen, sound

portability, reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire HD Sim Free Mobile Phone - MochaHTC Desire HD Sim Free Mobile Phone - Mocha

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of HTC Desire HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and battery get negative comments.

performance, size, price, usability, design

battery, reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire HD A9191 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Touchscreen--International Version with No Warranty (Black)HTC Desire HD A9191 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Touchscreen--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Desire HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HTC Desire HD from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire A9191EUK HD A9191 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Touchscreen, Unlocked Phone, No Warranty (Black)HTC Desire A9191EUK HD A9191 Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Touchscreen, Unlocked Phone, No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

HTC Desire HD review

 

HTC Desire's successor, the HTC Desire HD, is bigger, but only a little bit better

HTC Sense is intuitive ; 720p HD movie mode ; Great browser

Poor battery life ; The handset is big ; Screen isn't as good as rivals

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z review: Hands-on

 

720p movie shooting and a new version of HTC Sense confirm HTC's position as the Android king

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Desire HD review

 

The Desire's successor finally lands but is it an improvement?

Super-slick UI ; Great browsing experience ; Dolby Mobile and SRS virtual surround sound ; Decent e-book reader ; Very easy to connect contacts

Poor battery life ; No OLED screen ; Suspect build quality ; Video player needs overhauling ; HTCSense.com connectivity still has bugs

After the success of the HTC Desire, the Taiwanese firm is looking to take smartphones to the next level with the super-sized HTC Desire HD. But is it the next tech-filled talisman for the brand or a super-sized effort too far?

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Desire HD - Pocket-lint

 

A new chipset, more RAM, combined with the latest that Android has to offer makes for a very fast experience, resulting in a hugely enjoyable mobile phone

More features than you can shake a stick at, build quality, Android 2.2, hugely powerful and fast experience

The level of customisation can be overwhelming, the typical 800 x 480 pixel resolution display doesn't quite earn its HD tag, battery could have a higher capacity, HTCSense.com needs work

So there is certainly no shortage of features on the Desire HD - and there will never be the space to cover everything in this review - as well as all the benefits of Android 2.2 sitting behind it with its app offering that is rapidly gaining on...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire HD review

 

A souped-up version of the HTC Desire that wowed us last year, the Google Android 2.2 'Froyo'-based HTC Desire HD is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. Our review sample was supplied by Vodafone, where the HTC is available on a...

The HTC Desire HD has a fantastic screen, good multimedia and web-browsing credentials and very good battery life. Its Sense interface is a welcome addition not seen on other makers’ handsets.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire HD review

 

A responsive, big screen and all the features you could ever want, but HTC's Sense software is becoming bloated, battery life is below average and it's expensive.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC Desire HD review

 

The Android 2.2-fuelled HTC Desire HD is a supersized version of the five-star Desire. But is it worth upgrading?

Size issue aside, the multimedia hungry Desire HD is Android’s most complete and feature-rich phone to date

Nov, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire HD

 

Big, beautiful, and brilliant, this is the best smartphone on the market.

Large screen ; Well designed ; Packed with features

Average battery life ; Very big ; Lack of HDMI output

All of which brings us to our conclusion. What's clear about the Desire HD is that it isn't perfect. We feel its screen is unnecessarily large and though very good isn't the best quality on the market, its battery life isn't the best either, its still...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

HTC Desire HD

 

HTC has taken its Android-powered Desire smartphone – one of the finest smarties money can buy – and pumped it up to monster proportions. The HD model now has a giant 4.3in widescreen, extra firepower in the camera department and the latest Android 2.2...

Great screen - bright and sharp colour detail. It's responsive to the gentlest of touches.

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

HTC Desire HD Review

 

If you think big is beautiful then the HTC Desire HD will sweep you off your feet. A 4.3-inch display houses Android's latest OS iteration and the handset is encased in metal. On paper it's every…

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):420 / 490
Standby time (3G):420 / 490
Talk time (2G):5 / 9.1 / 9.25
Talk time (3G):5.3 / 5.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.9
Display Resolution:400 x 800 / 480 x 800
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.75

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets / Widgets
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:S2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal Memory:1500 / 1536 / 768
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:1.5
Maximum memory card size:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.18
Height :12.3 / 6.8
Weight:164
Width:12.3 / 6.8