HTC Desire Z

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.6 inches
Weight 0.4 pounds
Form factor Slider
Physical keypad QWERTY
Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.2

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Tech Specs


Height 4.7 inches
Width 2.4 inches
Thickness 0.6 inches
Weight 0.4 pounds
Form factor Slider
Color Gray / Silver / Black
Slide orientation Landscape
Physical keypad QWERTY
Loudspeaker Yes


Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 252
Touchscreen type Capacitive


GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100
Max WWAN downlink speed 14.4 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model MSM 7230
Clock speed 800 MHz


RAM size 512 MB


Internal size 1.5 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p


Operating system Android
Skin HTC Sense
Launch OS version 2.2


Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


Capacity 1300 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by Ryder52 (Currently owns)

    A very well designed phone. The 'Z' hinge (although controversial) has stood the test of time and still performs admirably. The hardware continues to impress - its 5MP camera still performs well beyond its means and its 4 row QWERTY keyboard still feels good to type on. It maintains the notion of HTC's legendary build quality in all respects. Its battery will typically last approximately a day and a half, however a heavy user would typically see this shortened to around a day or less.
    Despite it's well designed hardware it is plagued with HTC's 'Sense' skin which is too flashy and rather vulgar. Furthermore, it sometimes struggles to maintain a lag-free user experience despite its 2nd generation 800 MHz snapdragon processor, but it still generally performs smoothly.
    All in all, the HTC Desire Z was an incredibly crafted phone which was at one point the best QWERTY Android one could buy. It is unfortunate that HTC does not sell a QWERTY Android phone right now which is up to the same standard and specs.

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    • Performance 6
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    • Battery life 6
    • Ecosystem 8
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