HTC Desire

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches, 3.7 inches
Carriers US Cellular
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

FCC ID NM8PB99400

Hardware

Height 4.69 inches
Width 2.36 inches
Thickness 0.47 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Gray / Silver
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

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

Connectivity

Carriers US Cellular
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model QSD8650
Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores 1

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

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

Software

Operating system Android
Skin Sense
Launch OS version 2.1

Interface

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

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

Battery

Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Yes

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8.0

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  • Battery life 5
  • Ecosystem 8

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by Purav (Currently owns)

    I've had my HTC Desire for about a year and a half now and it's been a great device to have however there have been some problems. For starters, HTC abandoned support for it after Gingerbread (which was a watered down update anyway) but also the battery life and low internal storage really detriment what would be a really great phone otherwise. User writable internal storage is 136 MB or 148 MB if you root, you will find this quickly begin to fill up as you install apps. Of course you can move them to SD, but even still only part of the app is moved. I rooted my HTC Desire to fix this issue and now I've got internal storage of 700 MB which is more than enough. The battery life problem isn't this easily fixed however, you would need to buy a bigger battery which most likely would leave a noticeable bulge in the back of the device, HTC really should have put at least a 1500 or 1600 mAh battery but 1400 barely gives a day’s use from such a powerful device. The good points include a fast snapdragon 1 Ghz processor, this might not seem that powerful in today's technology realm where dual core is the standard and quad core is soon emerging but it accomplishes most of the tasks of a smartphone with ease. Another strength is in its display, I have the white HTC Desire so it's not AMOLED, it's SLCD and the colours are vibrant and I enjoy watching YouTube videos and other movies on it. Ultimately, if you are willing to root to overcome the low internal storage issue and possibly buy a bigger battery if you want it to last longer, then I can happily recommend this device. Despite being two years old, it's still a great phone, there is no chance of ICS on it though, at least officially so that may cause some consumers to sway away from it.

    Written by Purav, @PDTechHD

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    Reviewed by ihavenoideawho (Currently owns)

    The best thing about the Desire is the huge amount of support from the community, with my Desire currently running a stable ICS ROM as my daily, even after HTC dropped support after Gingerbread.
    The AMOLED screen is poor, with greys reproduced with a tone of pink, and odd fuzz noticeable on the edges of lines due to the sub-pixel arrangement. The multi-touch is faulty, with incorrect recognition of finger positions while using two fingers on the display at once.
    The battery life is average, only lasting a day with average use, and only lasting a few hours with heavy use.

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    Reviewed by matto1990 (Currently owns)

    Brilliant. Very upgradable and can be made very quick by putting a light ROM on it. Nicely designed phone that has lasted me since I got it the day it came out. No problems at all except the normal Android ones. A bit outdated now but good if you can pick one up cheap.

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