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HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5757 reviews of HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181. 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. Reviews about the design and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and size also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the reception and sound, and there are some critical reviews 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 / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181 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 / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 598 user reviews of HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good comments. Comments about the reception and camera are mixed, and there are some negative views about the reliability and battery.

usability, performance, portability, screen, price

battery, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and camera are on the whole positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation.

performance, portability, battery, camera, screen

GPS navigation

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire (Virgin Mobile)HTC Desire (Virgin Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HTC Desire / HTC Bravo / HTC Desire A8181 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the performance and size are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the usability and screen, and there are some mixed views about the camera.

price, size, performance

screen, usability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire 510 Smart Phone * Black / Meta Gray * 4.7 inch LCD, 1.2GHz, 1GB, 8GB Android 4.4.2 Unlocked KitKat * White Box * - Wind, Mobilicity, RogersHTC Desire 510 Smart Phone * Black / Meta Gray * 4.7 inch LCD, 1.2GHz, 1GB, 8GB Android 4.4.2 Unlocked KitKat * White Box * - Wind, Mobilicity, Rogers

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

HTC Desire review

 

HTC has been on top of its game in the past year. Following on from the Hero, the HD2 their newest Android-packing handsets the Legend and the Desire are out to put the pressure on Apple. But has the Desire really got the moves to make Jobs fidget in...

Fast processor ; Upgraded Sense UI ; Large OLED screen

Slightly short battery life ; Poor Bluetooth A2DP

Overall, we’re very impressed with the HTC Desire. Not only does it combine top-end hardware with the latest version of Android, it knits it together in a simple and easy to use way.

Nov, 2011

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

HTC Desire - Pocket-lint

 

We're certain that the HTC Desire will be a huge hit in 2010. Aside from a few minor points, there is little fault with this superphone

Great web-browsing experience, HTC Sense, glorious AMOLED screen, solid build quality

Battery life, will be too big for some, unexpected browser closing (likely a software issue), widgets still take too long to refresh

The HTC Desire will live up to its hype for many. As an alternative to the iPhone, you'll find it offers plenty of power, an excellent browsing experience and plenty of customisation opportunities. The Android Market is growing in its offering and...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: HTC Desire - Pocket-lint

 

Let's hope that when it's released in Q2 that it lives up to its name, and really does become a handset to desire

AMOLED screen, Android 2.1, Sense UI, optical navigation key, helicopter view

Loses active voice cancellation, voice command entry

With its impressive feature set and easy handling it's easy to see even from our brief play that this is going to be one of the best handsets of the year.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Dominic Goumal (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire review

 

We've had the HTC Desire phone for three weeks now, and a recent extended business trip provided the ideal opportunity for a concentrated test of its capabilities.

In terms of usability, it feels as though the HTC Desire phone knows what you want at all times. There are a lot of similarities with the G1 and this is certainly down to the Android OS. Team this with HTC’s excellent build quality and you have a...

Aug, 2010

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

HTC Desire review

 

A beautiful and powerful phone, however the Desire can't rival the iPhone's build quality, and HTC's Sense software has some annoying quirks

Apr, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire

 

Thanks in part to its 3.7in AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, this Android handset is simply the best smartphone currently available.

Fantastic screen ; Fast processor ; Android

Short battery life ; Superseded by other models

The HTC Desire is a truly wondrous smartphone. It's 3.7in OLED screen looks amazing, its 1GHz processor makes it super fast, and its Android operating system is easy to use and powerful. It does lack the visual impact of some alternatives and doesn't...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The latest A-list Android smartie is here with a big AMOLED screen and HTC Sense. But can the Desire match the Nexus One?

A premium smartphone with lots going for it, and the HTC Sense extras make it a compelling alternative to the Google Nexus One

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

HTC Desire

 

It's obvious that HTC's Desire is an attractive proposition, but its not the perfect all-rounder against its competitive rivals

Powerful, flexible spec plus great value ; fine screen

Sound is a little reined-in ; screen’s great, but can be bettered

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

HTC Desire Review

 

When it comes to looks, the HTC Legend may have got the lion's share, but the HTC Desire got the brains – with a super fast processor and deliciously responsive capacitive touchscreen it impressed…

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (itreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire (Virgin Mobile)

 

The HTC Desire is a well-crafted Android phone for Virgin Mobile subscribers, offering solid features and 4G LTE speeds for a reasonable price.

There are a few routes you can take when choosing a smartphone on Virgin Mobile. On the high-end, you can grab an iPhone 5s for $499.99 or a Samsung Galaxy S III for $399.99, the latter of which is a year old. You can also grab the LG Optimus F3 for...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230 / 1400 / 1600 / 1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):340
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):6 / 6.6 / 6.66 / 6.67
Talk time (3G):6.5

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Photo effects:Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:10.2 / 8.89 / 9.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 400 x 800 / 480 x 800
Display Type:AMOLED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 0.75

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, AVI, WMV, XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, FTP, OPP / AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, wcdma
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 4.0 / Eclair 2.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar / Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:Prepaid
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.6 / 1
Processor Model:MSM 8225

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 4.0 / Eclair 2.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:512 / 576
Internal RAM:512 / 768
Internal ROM:4000
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:Prepaid

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 1.19 / 1.23 / 6 / 9.3
Height :1.19 / 10.7 / 11.8 / 11.9
Weight:100 / 114 / 130 / 135 / 98
Width:11.9 / 6 / 6.06 / 6.08 / 6.23