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HTC Desire A8181 Android Smartphone with 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Touchscreen and Bluetooth--International Version with No Warranty

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  • 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) /
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Display: 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Optical trackball
  • 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
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Display Size 5.3 inches 0 centimeters 3.7 inches 4.5 inches
Operating System google android Android 4.3 with Guaranteed Upgrade google android Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Description Information not Provided Front Camera: 1.3MP|Rear Camera: 5MP (4:3) / 3.8MP (16:9) Information not Provided Primary Camera: 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels|Secondary Camera: VGA, 480p
Battery Life 6.6 hours Information not Provided 390 minutes Information not Provided
Item Weight 0.3 pounds 0.31 pounds 0.3 pounds 0.31 pounds
Product Site Launch Date Fri Apr 30 10:23:40 UTC 2010 Wed Nov 27 08:00:01 UTC 2013 Mon Apr 19 12:32:05 UTC 2010 Tue Apr 22 14:36:53 UTC 2014
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.36 inches, 0.47 inches, 4.69 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 6.6 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 340 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 0.5 x 4.7 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0035ER8OY
  • Item model number: A8181EU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,637 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch AMOLED display. The 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive as you multitask from app to app without skipping a beat, while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets you wield the power of the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease. With the HTC Desire, it’s all about your information, your entertainment, your multimedia, your way. A multitude of HTC Sense widgets makes it easy to transform your Home screen with rich content that personalizes your phone experience. If you’re a sports junkie or simply love to keep up to date with the latest news, the HTC Desire keeps you in the know with the News application. News makes it easier than ever to collect all your favorite articles from across the web. Choose from a selection of channels that cover top blogs, news sites or sports pages, or get news updates based on the keywords you select. The HTC Desire excels at helping you stay in touch with the different circles of friends or colleagues in your life. The new People widget lets you bring any group you create on your phone right to the surface for easy access to calling, messaging, emailing or simply checking up on social networking updates. The HTC Desire simplifies the way that you tend to all of your social networks. With Friend Stream, your interaction with friends across multiple social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr are brought into a single easy to follow stream of updates, photo posts, and shared links. Friend Stream also lets you shout out your thoughts or feelings to all your online friends with a single comment that gets broadcast to both Facebook and Twitter.

Customer Reviews

I cant really get by even a full day without recharging.
Tolvanen Perttu
This is a very good phone with all the modern features that a modern executive needs.
CM
Fast processor, great interface, fast internet... Really an eye candy.
tr1an

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Biz Person on May 24, 2010
Why buy this top-of-the-line phone?

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tolvanen Perttu on July 13, 2010
I chose HTC Desire instead of iPhone4 since the open Android market seemed more interesting and active than the controlled Apple Store approach. After few weeks of usage Desire seems to be pretty even with iPhone4 in terms of usability and applications. The best feature by far is the great internet browsing experience. I am not surprised that few reviews even say that Desire is better for internet browsing than iPhone4. Desire really works for users like me who spend a lot of time reading blogs, news etc. with their phone. The screen is great, phone is fast, responsive and zooming works well. Only some really heavy sites are slow or have trouble loading.

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).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CM on July 15, 2011
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This is a very good phone with all the modern features that a modern executive needs. It is a min notebook(computer) and could not ask for a better phone. 100% satisfied
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nitin on December 31, 2010
Got this phone as a christmas present...truly a great work...fast processor, unlimited apps..everything u can ask for. The battery is a bit of showdown however in my case with a bit of manipulation with the working apps, it tends to get through the day
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aleem A. Mohammed on November 1, 2010
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I needed a replacement for my iphone 3g, so I bought this phone. It's great, the screen and colours are beautiful. The phone feels a little heavy too. It's fast though and movies look crisp and pretty. It's as good as the iphone in every respect and with the added features of froyo it's even better. A couple things to keep in mind, the iphone's app store has it beat still, the email app could be a little easier to use: iphone's is better, I have a 16 gb card in it, the card has 5gb free but the phone keeps telling me it has low space because the internal memory is nearly full. They say that in time more apps will have the ability to be stored on the sd card, this only became possible with the new OS froyo. Oh the live wallpapers though are excellent, I have downloaded a number of the free ones. My favourite is a fish wallpaper, when you tap the screen the fish get fed and they look so real, I just love that. The 5mp camera takes great shots and is very clear, better than what was on the 3g and I didn't have to jailbreak it to take video: YOU HEAR THAT APPLE!?!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By eggtea on May 9, 2011
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generally speaking, it is a great phone. Only complain is that screen is hard to read in the sun. Could be caused by the screen protector I applied though.

Be smart and manage your apps wisely using whatever app management software you can find. Otherwise, the battery drain very fast.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Binghunaiem on August 13, 2010
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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. I had to send it back "just the phone without the batteries and what not." They said it was working and sent it back, it worked then! Not sure if there was something wrong with it and they fixed it or it was just acting crazy on me. Either way the phone is AMAZING... I love it and everything about it! I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't for the period where it had some issues.
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