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Good: Screen size,camera, stylish, HTC sense UI.
Bad: Battery Life, cannot upgrade to ice cream sandwich 4.0,resolution.
Comment: The HTC desire HD is an excellent phone for web-browsing photo taking and games, its just needs an update to ics and a better resolution.
Comment: HTC desire hd is a best phone and good looking and camera result is a very good and WiFi speed is a very very best and hd video result battery time is good talk time is up to 340 min and stand by time for 2 days and applications mostly 1000 install and touch sensor is very very best and handfree sond is a very good
Good: Screen size
Bad: Pathetic Battery
Comment: Its not even a year since I bought HTC Desire HD, and its battery once full charged...goes off in 6-7 hours even if I don't use my phone :(
I charge it full before going out, still I can not rely on my phone as when I take my phone out after some time, its dead.....
Good: The best phone I've ever owned,
Bad: Battery life, screen resolution
Comment: This phone is getting outdated, mine is a year old now and the Sensation and it's XL and XE variants have superseded this phone, HTC has abandoned it. My phone would be stuck on stock Android 2.2 if it wasn't for the fantastic developer community dedicated to updating this phone. This is the beauty of the Desire HD it is extremely easy to root compared to other Android phones. Mine runs Android 2.3.5 and the latest version of HTC Sense that hasn't made it to some new HTC phones. There is now an Ice Cream Sandwich update due soon courtesy of the guys at XDA. If you can get this phone on a cheap contract I'd snap it up, root it and enjoy the latest updates.
Comment: I'm not sure which phone to get? Either the 'HD' or the 'Desire Z'. Can anybody help?
Good: Big screen is a pleasure to use, Tons of features and functionaltiy, plus those added by HTC Sense UI, HTCsense.com integration
Bad: Slow GPS lock, No front facing camera, Terrible battery life
Comment: I have owned this phone for almost a year now, so I figured I'd do a review on it. First off, it has a huge 4.3in. screen which is nowadays being dwarfed by even larger 4.5+ screens, but for me at least, 4.3 is the ideal size for a screen if you want a phone with a big screen but still be pocketable. The screen, as I said earlier, is large and very bright, it's a Super LCD panel so it pop quite a bit more than a standard LCD panel like the one on my friend's Droid X, but in my opinion, doesn't look nearly as good as the Super AMOLED screen on my old Samsung Galaxy S. The resolution on the Desire HD 480x800, the same as on the Galaxy S, and I personally don't mind it at all. I rarely noticed any pixelization, but there were times where I had the Galaxy S next to my Desire HD and I noticed that the Galaxy S was definitely a bit sharper because of it's higher pixel density, but personally, I still love the massive screen on the Desire HD and think, it's arguably the best thing about the phone when you make a first impression. The homescreens are the standard android affair with HTC Sense UI on top of it, so you get the same functionality as you would with any other android device, just HTC's flair thrown in with it as well. For me, this was a good thing, as HTC adds some nifty features, such as their gorgeous widgets, better keyboard, better copy and paste, better music app, and even a quick app switching bar embedded in the status bar. The camera on the Desire HD is hit or miss for me, in good lighting it takes good pictures and has many settings, but in low light the pictures are usally pretty grainy and nasty looking. Video recording is great in my opinion but not as good as the Galaxy S or the Iphone 4. Call quality is hit or miss, I've had dropped calls occasionally, and sometimes very static heavy calls, but usually the call quality is great. I also really like the integration with HTCsense.com which allows to remotely control or locate my phone should it become lost or stolen, since my mom's iphone was stolen I really found HTCsense.com to be pretty helpful just in case the same should happen to my phone. Now on to the bad. The GPS on this phone could be a little better. It sometimes takes literally minutes to get a GPS lock with this phone, which is bad when you need to use it to quickly navigate somewhere. There is no front facing camera which is a shame since this phone was released well after more smartphones were starting to include front facing cameras. The BIGGEST flaw with this phone, is the battery life. The phone has a 1230mAH battery, which combined with the large screen, GPS, Wifi, data network, and Android software, drains extremely fast. There are times when I'm not even using anything and the phone is in standby and when I wake it, the battery has fallen by 4 or 5 %. That's a huge deal, since I could charge up my Galaxy S at night, put it on standby, wake it up next morning, and the battery will have only decreased by about 1 or 2 percent over 8 hours. The battery life simply hinders using this phone because you will most likely drain it quickly unless you are a light user. Overall though, this is a great phone, that holds up well to all the phones out today. It does pretty much anything you could want a phone to do, it just has absolutely terrible battery life.
Bad: - Slow GPS Lock
Good: large screen,nice re-arrangment of widgets and screens
Bad: could be 3. mobile coverage but when out of range or no network the phone keeps asking for network set up.
Comment: Battery was rubbish under the old 2.2.2 android but with the newer gingerbread 2.3.3 the battery .lasts a full day unless you use gps and camera,stick a 32 gig memory card in and forget about it I am down to 14 gig with my music library on the phone and apps to.love the phone.
Good: Good Screen, Slick, Sense UI, Flash
Bad: Battery life
Comment: I've owned this phone for about 6 months now and love it. The screen is huge and bright, great for watching movies or web browsing. It is fast and slick and rarely gets slow-down. Powerful enough to run any app I've come across with ease and Sense UI makes android even better.
Now onto the not so great aspects. The battery is only 1200mAh and with the big screen daily charging is pretty much essential. With only light texting and e-mail use you MIGHT get 2 days of use but one day I was watching video, web browsing with high brightness and i ate through a 100% charge in 3 hours. They were fairly unusual circumstances though with normal use it should almost always last a full day.
In conclusion this is a fantastic phone and a great choice for anyone wanting to see what android is capable of. Would have been 5 stars if not for the issue of the battery but I love it all the same.
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