Product Type: HTC Smartphone
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Great Phone Features Wise.
HTC Desire HD
Member Name: TobyD
HTC Desire HD
Advantages: Vibrant screen and quick phone.
Disadvantages: Battery life and texting.
I have been using this as my primary phone for the passed week and i have built up my views on the experience.
This is a large phone and has a large 4.3 inch screen and this is noticeable from the first time you look at it. The whole front of the phone is glass apart from the speaker at the top and this provides and excellent finish to the front. The back is a sort of soft touch plastic for the top 3/4 of the back but the bottom part is a normal darker plastic so you can get to the sim card and mire sd slot. The slight problem with the design is that the top and the bottom half of the back don't join together that well but this does not affect the performance. The phone is thin depute its big design and is moderately heavy but is not too heavy to carry around. I do find that it it is just small enough to to fit in my pocket and 4.3inches is an ideal size. It has a large camera on the back which protrudes slightly from the back of the phone.
On paper this phone has good specifications and is an able phone. When actually using his phone it is very snappy and the user interface is very intuitive. It is running the aneroid operating system but with the sense skin on top which has good transitions and animations. The phone's screen is very vibrant and colours really pop. I have enjoyed attaching tv shows and youtube videos on this phone. The volume keys and power/lock buttons are well placed and are not a problem to use. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use any headphone with this as the ones it comes with are not the best quality. Phone calls are excellent quality and this will be good for businessmen and the speaker phone is also very loud so will be sufficient for most users.
There are a few bad points to note. Firstly i have not enjoyed texting very much on this phone and have found accuracy to be a problem when using it especially when you are walking. Also signal is not that strong in some places compared to my iPhone but this may just be a personal problem not a problem with the phone. Also the main problem is the battery life and this is a make or break problem when you are buying this. The phone does not have a replaceable battery and if i play any intensive apps or am watching videos the battery life crumbles and i find regular charging is necessary.
Summary: Good phone let down by the battery life.