The HTC Desire has proven to be one of the most popular Android smartphones of all time. It has sold countless units since its release in March 2010. Providing the functionality of the Android operating system along with powerful hardware such as a 5 megapixel camera, 3.7 inch touchscreen, users have been delighted with the performance and versatility of this increasingly iconic handset.
The HTC Desire measures 119x 60x 11.9 millimeters, whilst weighing in at a pocket friendly 135 g. The 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is capable of displaying up to 16,000,000 individual colours within its pixel setup of 480x 800. Multi-touch input support, proximity and accelerometer sensors are included as standard. An optical trackpad is provided to offer an alternative means of navigating the HTC sense user interface. This user interface allows to 7 individual homescreens to be customised to the users liking with the apps, widgets, themes and colour schemes meaning the sky’s the limit in terms of customisation.
576 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM is provided as standard along with an integrated microSD card slot which comes with a pre-installed 4 GB memory card. This can be replaced with a memory card of up to 32 GB, meaning users can potentially store their entire digital music collection or a large number of videos, documents and additional downloaded apps on their HTC Desire.
GPRS and EDGE keep the HTC Desire connected to the appropriate cellular networks in areas with little or no 3G coverage. In areas where 3G coverage is provided, an HSDPA connection provides download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps resulting in a speedy and reliable internet browsing experience. In order to gain an enhanced Internet connection, users can take advantage of the Wi-Fi connectivity whenever they have the appropriate access to local wireless networks.
A powerful 5 megapixel camera is included, and this operates at a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944, resulting in fantastic quality snapshots. Autofocus and LED flash are provided and go a way to improving the quality of the resulting photos. Additionally, geo-tagging is provided which, thanks to GPS with A-GPS support, keeps track of where users took their photos. Additionally, this camera can be used to shoot video footage. As the handset ships with Android 2.1, it is in WVGA quality, however users can update the operating system to 2.2 Froyo, whereby the recording quality of the camera becomes 720p HD.
The winning combination of Android software and the widely used Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor are on hand to provide a fantastic user experience. The versatile and customizable software operates perfectly in conjunction with the powerful processor which provides lightning fast speeds and the power to handle demanding applications with ease.
Social networking, entertainment, productivity and multimedia features aplenty are all included within the HTC Desire right out of the box. It ticks all the boxes and provides a spec list which remains hard to beat even though the phone was released many months ago.