Product Type: HTC Smartphone
Newest Review: ... III my partner has, which is thinner and quite a good looking gadget. I don't think this HTC Desire tries to be particularly good looking.... more
Fantastic for when i bought it, a year and a half later, starting to feel a bit outdated.
Member Name: hoover7892
Advantages: processor, user experience, loads of apps
Disadvantages: stock apps, outdated
I have had this phone on my contract for a year and a half now, and wow its a good bit of kit. It handles every app i have ever run on it with ease, and as my first smart phone, has completely changed my everyday habits. I use it to easily pick up emails, browse the web, play games, keep appointments, browse social networks etc. The only problem for my is the stock homescreen, HTC Sense, and accompanying apps. HTC sense, which featuring the visually pleasing iconic clock, is really quite boring after a while, there is no real customisation options past changing the background, and not way to change the app drawer appearance. This can be easily remedied by home replacement apps however, but these can take up quite a lot of space. The most frustrating element of this phone is the stock apps, which are no where near as good as alternatives on the market and take up a lot more space which could be used by other apps. They are not Apps2SD enabled either, even more annoying! This phone is good for listening to music as well. I would say now however that in the last year newer handsets have let this model behind with larger brighter screens and faster processors, so my advice now would be to look at some of the newer HTC incarnations or Samsung for the best android devices.
Summary: was brilliant for the market a year ago, has now been surpassed by newer models