This is my brief account with HTC Desire HD. It is the latest Android offering from HTC and so far, the best touch experience I have encounter for HTC phone. The capacitive touch screen is very responsive with no lag.
The HTC Desire HD has the a large (4.3-inch) capacitive screen. The biggest improvement on this phone that I can see immediately is of course:-
- HTCSense.com support
- 8-MegaPixel Camera
- Better capacitive screen experience
- light weight
- No need to turn off power when changing SIM card
- Fast Power on
- Better camera software
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- 1.5 GB internal ROM, 768 Mb RAM (of course, the higher the better)
- SRS Dolby Mobile
Of course, based on that 20 minutes of play, this post should not be a review. Rather, I call it the first look experience.
The battery opening is now on the side.
The bottom where the SIM and MicroSD card are housed.
When it is opened.
I did a short video on the physical look.
Next, I compared it with my HTD HD2. Notice that they look similar?
For the below pic, HTC Desire HD is on the left.
For below picture, HTC Desire on the bottom.
I did a video on the Power On/Off. One of the feature for HTC Desire HD is the fast boot up (5 secs). However, what you need to know is that there is a Power Off and a Restart function.
For Power Off, it seems to be like a Hibernate function. The phone is able to “wake up” almost immediately. As for the Restart, it actually power down and restarts itself. It took a longer time (about 35 seconds). Watch the video.
I also did a video on scrolling through some menus. And checking out the torch app. Watch the video.
That is it. To summarize, I think HTC did a good job on the HTC Desire HD. However, given my short hands on, I am unable to check out the battery life. I am also not able to try out the navigation function. However, I did try out the camera when I think the filter functions are cool. I did a video on HTC Desire Z which I will show on another post.