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HTC Desire Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1398 reviews of HTC Desire Z. 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 screen and portability. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the apps and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of HTC Desire Z 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. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The portability and performance also get good views. The reception and reliability get mixed reviews. There are some negative views about the price.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile PhoneHTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HTC Desire Z 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. Comments about the durability and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, usability, battery, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EUROHTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EURO

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Desire Z review

 

HTC's next Android wunderkind wanders in sporting a QWERTY keyboard

Aluminium chassis ; Responsive UI ; Android 2.2 with Wi-Fi hotspot ; Decent enough camera ; Both physical and onscreen keyboards work well

Screen wobbles in closed mode ; Hinge seems suspect ; Battery not terrible but could have been bigger ; No e-book reader, unlike Desire HD

The HTC Desire is, in effect, the second in the new Android range from HTC, with its much larger brother, the HTC Desire HD, taking most of the limelight.

Nov, 2010

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

HTC Desire Z - Pocket-lint

 

The HTC Desire Z is undoubtedly a powerful Android handset, but we're not convinced the keyboard is as good as it could be

Great screen, plenty of functions, Android 2.2, looks great, in-video focusing

Keyboard feels too wide to comfortably use, hinge feels a little too easy to close

The HTC Desire Z should be taken from two angles. The first is that it offers a touchscreen smartphone experience that many will love, with HTC Sense offering up its easy take on Android and packing in plenty of connected features for you to enjoy. You...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (t3.com)

HTC Desire Z review

 

Full review: HTC Desire succesor with 720p movies and full QWERTY

Nov, 2010

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

First Look: HTC Desire Z - Pocket-lint

 

On first glance the HTC Desire Z looks like an excellent rival to the Motorola Milestone 2. Let the fight commence

Build quality, new Sense features look great, great keyboard

Touch keys might be a little small below screen

The HTC Desire Z is a welcome addition that strengthens HTCs Android offering, bring the QWERTY option that is too often over-looked. It squares up nicely against the Motorola Milestone 2 which will also be hitting shelves shortly, so we'll have a real...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Desire Z review

 

It's not perfect, but if you're looking for an Android handset with a proper keyboard then this is the one to buy.

Dec, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Desire Z

 

The best smartphone with a physical keyboard? Maybe?

Excellent screen ; Physical keyboard ; Decent battery life

Awkward video interface ; Slow Flash playback

The HTC Desire Z is lovely device. It's hardware design is classy and elegant and its fit and finish is up there with the best. Add in an exceptional quality screen and a very good keyboard and you have a device that ticks a huge number of boxes. There...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, PCWorld.idg.com.au (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Desire Z review

 

HTC is continuing to add more phones to its Desire series of Android phone. After the recently announced HTC Desire HD, the HTC Desire Z focusses on a different segment of users. With different specs and design, let's take a look at what HTC is up to...

When it comes to Android phones with slide-out QWERTY keyboards, there are not many choices. The HTC Desire Z is a neat-Android smartphone with decent specs and great design.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

The HTC Desire Z is one of two follow ups to the phenomenally successful HTC Desire. The Desire Z packs the same size screen (3.7-inches) and the same resolution camera (5-megapixels) but comes with a…

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Crowdedbrain (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

The HTC Desire Z is cosmetically stylish - with it's grey/silver finish - and feels great to hold in the palm of your hand(s), the only quibble we had with the Desire was the placement of the microSD card slot under the battery, but with it's ultra...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Morris (whatmobile.net)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

HTC has always made smartphones to suit all needs, but besides the G1 that launched Android, we've not had a decent keyboard-equipped model, until now.

The Desire Z is a long-awaited HTC smartphone, using Android, that offers a full keyboard experience. Only Motorola seems to have taken physical keys seriously, even though HTC launched its first Android phone with one at the beginning. The keyboard...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):430
Talk time (2G):10 / 9.8
Talk time (3G):6.6

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: No
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

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

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / 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 bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
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, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal Memory:1500 / 1536 / 512

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42
Height :11.9 / 6.04
Weight:180
Width:11.9 / 6.04