Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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HTC Desire HD - giant screen, great phone, average battery life
HTC Desire HD
Member Name: Cimeries
HTC Desire HD
Advantages: Android UI, app store, sound quality, massive screen, general very high quality
Disadvantages: battery life
The HTC Desire HD was rated as third best smart phone on the market by techradar in 2010, and for good reason. This phone is everything a modern, cutting edge Android handset should be. The major draw is the 4.3 inch screen, which has been fitted with all sorts of bells and whistles to give you the clearest, sharpest, brightest image ever. This excellent screen is the main cause of the phone's biggest problem - the poor battery life. With moderate use (about 1-2 hours of facebook, e-mail, apps e.t.c) you will have to recharge this phone every single night. If you wanted to watch a film on this phone it could certainly handle it, but the drain on battery would make it impractical.
Overall though, the design is excellent, with the Android user interface as functional as ever. SD card compatibility allows for plenty of space on the phone and using wifi or 3g is easy. A case is advised as the screen really is very large, but the phone is durable even without one. The phone isn't too big, like you might expect it to be, either - it fits comfortably even with a case on into jeans and coat pockets.
Summary: A very good phone let down a little by its poor battery life. Light users shouldn't have a problem.