HTC HD2

8.0
Show all User reviews

Reviewed by Europa (Currently owns)

Though this phone is rather old by the time of this writing, it has astonishing capabilities that make it stand out significantly from all the other smartphones out today.
This virtue is that it can run a great variety of mobile operating systems. The user can decide, provided that he has a minimum level of common sense, what mOS is suitable, wether that may be Android 1.6 through 4.0 in all varieties as Stock, Touchwiz, Blur, Sense, you name it, there is probalby a build. Also it runs Windows Mobile 6.1 through 6.5.3 easily for the business aware user.
Finally it is capable of running Windows Phone flawlessly. Again, every version you could think of. May that be the original v7004 or up to the newest v8107 (Mango 7.5).
It is also capable of running Ubuntu and Meego, for the adventurer out there.

This gives the reason for 10 in Eco and 10 in Software. It can basicly run everything in every ecosystem.

The camera is doing a great job even though it is just 5mpx. As you should know, Megapixel is not really saying much about quality. Sensor size as well as imageprocessing does.

The display is of course not as shiny as the new AMOLED ones or the ones with 720p resolution. I find the 480x800 sufficient considering the upsides of this phone.

Finally the 1Ghz CPU is not the latest generation, so do not expect high end games like Assins Creed on Xbox Live eg to load in 50 ms. It takes a tad longer compared to mondern dual and quad cores, though simple apps such as Facebook lauch fast.

The Breakdown

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Design 8
  • Display 6
  • Camera(s) 6
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 5
  • Software 10
  • Battery life 8
  • Ecosystem 10
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Verge username and password

As part of the new Verge launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Verge going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5345_tracker