Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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A decent phone but it needs an 'i' to become truly special
HTC Desire HD
Member Name: AlfHillier
HTC Desire HD
Advantages: Screen size, functionality
Disadvantages: Volume controls broke and plastic back is terrible
I decided against the iPhone as I didn't want to pay the ridiculous monthly prices I was being quoted on top of having to pay around £200 for the phone. So I decided to get a HTC Desire HD. Am I pleased?
The phone itself comes packaged in a very small box which is great for storage but once again the lack of instructions causes issues when trying to sort the phone out.
It has a large screen which is fantastic for streaming video and the button functionality is very responsive. The screen is not as good as the high res retina displays you find on an iPhone but it certainly does a great job at showing your video content in high res. The back of the phone is awful if I am honest. I had to take the phone back once as the compartment where the battery goes was not completely flush and it looked as though it would break.
The camera and video quality is very poor for a 8MP. It doesn't shoot very clearly and I never really use it.
The android market boats many apps which are great for the HTC Desire but since owning an iPad, I have seen that Android simply doesn't really have the same quality of apps available. Most of the apps I do own I would own on an iPhone so nothing special here.
Voice quality is fine but the volume buttons have started to play up meaning I can barely hear the person I am talking to and if I do manage to increase the volume it becomes too loud.
I have never had an issue with the battery. I understand that if you own a smartphone you are more than likely going to have to charge it once a day and that is what I do.
It's a decent phone but I will probably be joining the iPhone club fairly soon.
Summary: A decent phone but I would probably go for an iPhone next
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