Right after the Google/LTA event, I went over to HTC HD2 Media Launch Event at ION, Orchard. The event was held at Level 4, at “The Nautilus Project”. The event was not a big one. However, that makes it even more exclusive as we are able to play with it for a longer period of time.
HTC Country Manager, Melvin Chua and Product Marketing Manager, Wayne Tang, were there to present to us the HTC HD2. The Nautilus Project is a very nice restaurant.
Here is DK as my model
The first person was Melvin Chua, talking about HTC and also HTC direction in the market.
Next, we have Wayne to give us a more indept details about HTC HD2 and HTC Sense.
Here is a powerpoint presentation on HTC HD2
Some of the nice features, in my opinon, for HTC HD2 are: –
- Large Screen (some view it as an disadvantage)
- High Speed Processor
- HTC Sense
- Wifi Router Integrated
- Dual LEDs
The presentation ended quite quickly and we were greeted with lots of food. As mentioned, we have a small group. Therefore, almost anyone of us has a HTC HD2 in our hand. For the first 20 minutes, no one touches the food. Everyone is trying to test out every single function on it.
Here is the HTC HD2 Front and Back.
The battery cover is not plastic. It is made of some metal. The battery (1230mAh) is very small for a phone with a big screen.
Here is the back of the phone without the battery and cover.
This HTC HD2 has a micro USB port. It is using the universal standard for port charging.
It is very slim and is 1mm thinner than HTC Touch HD. It has a few physical buttons which I think is quite ok.
One of the main thing about this HTC HD2 is the Dual LED. Here is a close up.
I tested the light. It was blinding. I love the way it acts as a video light when you are taking video and a powerful flash light when you take pictures.
I did a power on/off test. The HTC HD2 with 1GHz Snapdragon processor can really boot up fast 🙂
Also, I tried out the Weather demo on it. Quite cool to watch the animation.
Finally, a compass on HTC HD2. I miss my compass since Dopod D810.
I checked out the Camera mode. The flash can be set to automatic, forced or none. Under “forced mode”, it is always on, which you may need it in dim light condition.
Here are some shots taken on HTC HD2 and uploaded direct to Twitter. I have resized the pictures for this blog. you can check them out yourself on the original uploaded ones with the links. No editing was done on the pictures. I only selected the white balance to reflect the actual condition.
Here is using the video mode on HTC HD2. Notice the lag is lesser?
I did a comparison between HTC Touch HD and HTC HD2. First, lets look at the size.
Obviously, the 4.3-inch screen on HD2 did not look that big when I placed it with my Touch HD. Actually, I felt that HTC HD2 is slimmer because of the curve design of the casing. Nice.
Next, I did a video recording check. I can confirm that the HTC HD2 is superior in this. The video is usable as it has minimal lag (still some, but acceptable) as compared to Touch HD. (BTW, video shot by DK. I was holding on to both phones. Thanks! DK)
That is it! The event and lunch was not that long. But a small group of us kept asking and talking until 3pm.
BTW, the HTC HD2 does not come with front facing camera. Therefore, you can cannot do video conferencing. And, if you got my HINT on the other post, you should know what to do when it launches in early December (RRP: S$1,188)
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