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HTC Desire A8181 Android Smartphone with 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Touchscreen and Bluetooth--International Version with No Warranty
- 3.7-inch AMOLED display
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, GPS with A-GPS support. Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
- Display: 480 x 800 pixels, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Optical trackball
- Platform: Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair). CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor. Internal Memory: 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM. External Memory: microSD (TransFlash) up to 16GB.
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9/DivX player, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter applications, Voice memo, Digital compass, Dedicated search key. Talk time: Up to 6 h 40 min (2G) /
- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, GPS with A-GPS support
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
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- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 6.6 hours
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 340 hours
Top Customer Reviews
I wanted the latest Android phone with fast processor, robust 3G where my laptop could tether to it and support for local WiFi hotspots. The screen had to be excellent quality (this one is OLED!), fast touch interface for easy typing, 5MP+ camera (I have a SLR so this is just for back-up; I felt 5MP is fine because there is no point getting higher MP in a cellphone camera because the lenses are poor) with focus by touch and a built-in flashbulb, user-swappable batteries and memory cards. And HTC was first preference due to the HTC Simple interface which is quite a slick addition to Android including superb Facebook and Twitter integration if you like that. Oh and by the way, the whole phone should be ultra lightweight (the HD2 looked humongous to me and the Motorola Droid was both big and had a mushy keyboard) and normal use battery time at least a full day. Furthermore, it had to have quadband since I travel all over and unlocked so I could swap in local SIM cards and get realistic data and calling rates.
This was a lofty list, and the HTC Desire met everything on paper - I was excited to get it about a week ago.
In hand, the HTC Desire has lived up to *everything* and surprises with decent voice quality, much faster responsiveness than I expected, a built-in FM Radio for kicks, easy Calendar and Contact synch with Outlook, haptic touchscreen, and longer battery life then I had expected easily covering a whole day or more. Typing on this touchscreen is pretty nice. It is also super lightwight and pocketable. Wow! HTC has done a first rate job.
Flaws: the whole front is a piece of glass so recommend you buy a scratch guard.Read more ›
The only downside of the phone is the horrible battery lifetime. I cant really get by even a full day without recharging. The phone really needs a second battery to go with. For me this is ok since the same problem seems to be with every smartphone right now. And with Desire I can atleast buy the second battery and a loading station (which does however add around 50 euros more price).
Besides the second battery Desire also needs an additional memory card (eg. 16GB card which can be around 50 euros as of this writing).
Be smart and manage your apps wisely using whatever app management software you can find. Otherwise, the battery drain very fast.
I have decided to go back to Iphone as the Active sync with Exchange works very well and the HTML features in email are very pleasant and similar to using your laptop to do email. By the way I have also attempted to try two other Androids after the Desire (Dell Venue and HTC Inspire 4G). Both are Android 2.2 phones and both has similar issues with email.
Bottom line...If you are needing Exchange support from your mobile phone you may want to skip Android.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Charging Capacity is really bad.They should improve the Battery quality. But others thing are ok. You can Buy this phone.Published on May 3, 2013 by tapan roy
Good Item was bought for my friend as a gift.Not expensive.Good choice for this money.At home also it was much expensive.Published on February 14, 2013 by Andrey Kvasov
never worked for me when i needed it most. should have taken the reviews seriously. i am returning it now.Published on January 18, 2013 by akosua
I got this phone from amazon.com. Arrived on time and in a good condition i "think." It didn't work at start with my AT&T sim. Read morePublished on August 13, 2010 by A. Binghunaiem
I've used the HD2 and Desire. I bought the Desire after I bought the HD2.
I think Android is the best operating system in the market and it trumps Win Mobile... Read more