HTC Desire (31354)Overview

HTC has never ceased to amaze me since the creation of its smartphones. From the slide out keyboard models to the incredible touch screen models, they are successfully spoiling us with these masterpieces. Like the HTC Desire, their latest model, which was created a bit more bulky, its slick, lightweight design was created to turn heads in its direction and by successfully doing that it has really live up to its name. With its stunning style and the many amazing features equipped with it, I can honestly say that this is one the best Android handsets made in its modern time and can probably go on to say that it is one of the best top three smartphones ever.


Unlike its sibling, the HTC Legend possesses an optical track ball, whereas, the Desire is equipped with the optical track pad, which is more convenient because it blocks the risk of getting dirt trapped under it and it fits perfectly in the frame at the bottom of the phone. Its high resolution 3.7 inch touch screen, just like the HTC Nexus One that utilizes AMOLED technology makes it more satisfying to embrace the images of vivid indoor or outdoor colored pictures or videos. The HTC Desire has a 5 megapixel auto focus camera with a LED flash that takes amazing snapshots and a video camera that record at 640 x 480 by default but can rise to 800 x 480 or 1280 x 720 for better quality. Also, I would say the main attraction with this handset is the fact that it is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD 8250 processor running at 1GHz meaning that the browsing speed is incredible.


Personally, to me, the camera sticks out about 1mm from the back of the phone which probably wasn’t a sensible idea because it would make it more likely to damage easier. Also the battery life isn’t so special to talk about, it only holds up 6.4 hours of talk time so recharging your phone would have to be continuous. The AMOLED screen is quite difficult to see in sunlight and the home screen widgets need a little bit of touching up.


All together the HTC Desire is not much different from the Nexus One, most same features and style. If you’re a person who loves big high resolution touch screen phones, well, the Desire would be the best phone for you.