HTC Desire HD review

The HTC Desire HD is a high-end Android phone with a 4.3in SLCD screen

The HTC Desire HD is equipped with a 4.3in touchscreen. In Australia it's available through Vodafone.

The HTC Desire HD is equipped with a 4.3in touchscreen. In Australia it's available through Vodafone.

HTC's Desire handset managed to win a lot of fans, and its successor — the HTC Desire HD — has also raked in its fair share of plaudits. It's a high-end Android phone that's superb for Web browsing and multimedia playback.

The HTC Desire HD is a Vodafone exclusive in Australia. It has a massive 4.3in capacitive touchscreen; it's not as impressive as the iPhone 4's 'Retina' display or the Samsung Galaxy S's Super AMOLED screen.

This smartphone is powered by a 1GHz processor and runs Android 2.2 ('Froyo'). The Desire HD is nice and snappy to use, and the large display is excellent for browsing the Web.

The HTC Desire HD has an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and it doubles as a 720p HD video recorder.

If you're not troubled by the size, then the biggest drawback you will find with the Desire HD is likely to be its battery life: It's rather abominable and you will almost certainly be charging it on a daily basis.

All up, the HTC Desire HD is an excellent smartphone — one of the best on the market, in fact.

Rating: 4.5/5.

Original review: Ross Catanzariti, Good Gear Guide.

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