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+ This mobile phone scores high on features. - It scores very poorly on battery life.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 2469 reviews.
HTC Desire: Smartphone with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 480 x 800 display. See full product description

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Tracey, Ipswich Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Simple, responsive, easy to use smart phone
Bad points:
battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Sep 2010

David, Essex Basic text and chat

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent build quality, easy to use, very customizable, plenty of power no lag at all and full of features e.g. Sat Nav, GPS, Wifi, 3G, Edge, HSDPA. 5mp Camera.
Bad points:
Only 2:

1. Screen very hard to see outside on a sunny day
2. As with all smartphones battery life is poor. ( is better with Wifi, 3G and GPS off)
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Music and entertainment lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good multitouch screen, amazing os and lots of great apps
Bad points:
software is sometimes glitchy to the point that it will freeze up completely when turning on, but restarting the phone sorts that issue out
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Nov 2010

Kirsty, London Music and entertainment lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This phone is the best I have ever had. I really wanted an I Phone and when my friends got an I phone I was instantly envious however now I have the desire I really do not like the I phone anywhere near as much. It is great at syncing your outlook calander, facebook and twitter to your phone book and downloading applications from the Market place couldn't really be easier! The web browser is very speedy and flicking between pages there is no lag, getting email on the go is instant and the touch screen is very responsive. The screen is fantastic very bright and clear and shows websites and pictures up very well. Videos look great you can watch videos from all over the web including tv shows and films which show up brilliantly on the large. bright screen. I find it a fantastic companion for travelling as I travel a lot and have been able to play many games and download many useful apps.
The camera is good for a phone although only 5mp if you just want to take snapshots it is perfect and the in built flash works very well.
Wirless connection is easy to set up.
Bad points:
Well battery life is very poor - i suggest investing in spare chargers so you always have one! I have to charge once a day and twice if I am using a lot of apps and games and watching videos. I usually just charge it over night.
Alarm clock doesnt work if phone is switched off.
The touch screen is very sensitive and txting can take a while to get used to but it may just be my clumsy hands.


Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2010

Krissy, Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Lovely phone one of best phones i have ever had x
Bad points:
No bad things about it z
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2010

Jon, Lancaster Business or web user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Firstly when upgraded to htc its an excellent smart phone lots of good features the email accounts easy to set up all good its easy ish to use got this as a second phone to enable me to turn my works phone off and its much cheaper than I phone to run the google android apps are good and readily available
Bad points:
Right if you are going to use this as a semi business phone DONT the battery life is AWFUL worse than the I phone I use my phone mainly at night to ring my wife and family when iam away from home and use a Blackberry for work which is a far more business related phone and battery life is much better (well couldnt get any worse) If you like to talk or do multiple calls dont buy this it frustrates the life out of me constantly charging in the car and at work it also is awful at pairing with bluetooth car kits had to go on several forums to find out how to get my numbers to transfer and sync i foolishly put my twitter account on it and it scrambled it again !

Please this phone is good but just not good enough its now on e bay and have bought a second Blackberry
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jul 2010

Rowan , Exeter Music and entertainment lover

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
.Clean feel
.Easy to use, like most phones
.Battery does last long but is highly dependent on how you manage it
.I would advise rooting the phone

Bad points:
.Would not say it is worth the money
.Severely limited by internal memory, meaning you can get 4 or 5 main applications with maybe 10 smaller ones.
.Kinda lags with only a few applications. This related to the little internal memory.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 2.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2010

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Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 3.7
Screen Resolution (pixels) 480 x 800
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Flash
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 480
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 800
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 6.67
Stand-by time (Days) 14.2
Depth in cm 1.19
Height in cm 11.9
Width in cm 6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 135
EDGE Yes
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2010-02-22
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Manufacturer's Description

HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest
of ease.

Make It Mine
With the HTC Desire, it’s all about your information, your entertainment, your multimedia … your way. A multitude of HTC Sense widgets makes it easy to transform your Home screen with rich content that personalizes your phone experience.

If you’re a sports junkie or simply love to keep up to date with the latest news, the HTC Desire keeps you in the know with the News application. News makes it easier than ever to collect all your favorite articles from across the web. Choose from a selection of channels that cover top blogs, news sites or sports pages, or get news updates based on the keywords you select.

Stay Close
The HTC Desire excels at helping you stay in touch with the different circles of friends or colleagues in your life. The new People widget lets you bring any group you create on your phone right to the surface for easy access to calling, messaging, emailing or simply checking up on social networking updates.

The HTC Desire simplifies the way that you tend to all of your social networks. With Friend Stream, your interaction with friends across multiple social networks like Facebook®, Twitter™, and Flickr™ are brought into a single easy to follow stream of updates, photo posts, and shared links. Friend Stream also lets you shout out your thoughts or feelings to all your online friends with a single comment that gets broadcast to both Facebook and Twitter.

Discover the Unexpected
HTC Desire offers an expansive display, a blazing-fast processor, and a great interface. On top of that, it has a lot of little design touches that make a big impact on your overall phone experience: like the new ‘Leap’ thumbnail view that lets you easily jump to any of the seven panels on your Home screen, or the polite ringer that lowers the ringer volume when you pick up
the phone.

Your work email, calendar appointments, and contacts, are right there on your phone – you can even look up any company contact in the global address book. The HTC Desire also has enhanced support for Exchange security features such as password protection and remote data wipe. And, if you forget to tell your colleagues that you are taking the much needed day off, you can set the ‘Out of Office’ status right from your phone.

HTC Desire was designed to thrive on the web. The screen size is perfect for mobile browsing, with the high resolution AMOLED display making everything you view ultra crisp. The pinch to zoom feature makes zipping around websites intuitive – the text even automatically reflows when you take a closer look so you don’t have to pan left or right, and the Adobe® Flash® support opens up the vast video and gaming resources of the Internet.

HTC Desire’s browser is designed to do more than simply browse. With just a press and hold you can select text on a page and look it up in Wikipedia or have it converted into your native tongue via Google translation tools.

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