The HTC Desire has been around for some time and has proven to be spectacularly popular. It is still seen as the flagship Android smartphone, showing off all the good things about the operating system. Among the many accompanying strings are a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.7-inch touchscreen, thousands of downloadable apps at your fingertips, and the many innovative features of the highly customizable HTC Sense user interface.
The phone measures 119 x 60 x 11.9mm, making it a comfortable device to hold and use. It is also relatively lightweight at just 135 grams. For the most part, the front of the phone is dominated by the display, though there is also an optical trackpad (for thumb navigation of the user interface) and a small number of shortcut buttons located below the display. The screen can display up to 16 million individual colors within 480x 800 pixel resolution. As you might expect, the phone also includes proximity sensors and accelerometer and supports multi-touch input.
The HTC Desire comes with 576MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM, plus a gigabyte memory card pre-installed in the microSD slot. The latter can be replaced with a suitable memory card of up to 32 GB, which means that a seemingly infinite number of files can be stored inside the phone, music tracks, videos, downloaded applications and documents, etc.
The desire of HTC calls on the class 10 versions of EDGE and GPRS to point out that we not only have shares in cellular networks, but also in their initial means of connecting to the Internet. 3G (HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps) and Wi-Fi offer alternative options as long as users are close to local wireless networks or with sufficient coverage. Bluetooth and micro USB also come standard, which means that the phone can be connected to compatible hardware devices, so a number of tasks can be accomplished.
For taking high-quality snapshots, the HTC Desire features a 5-megapixel digital camera that runs at 2592x 1944 and comes with auto focus and LED flash as standard. Geotagging is also included and works thanks to GPS. This automatically records the location where the photos were taken and can be viewed on a map. The phone ships with the ability to record video footage in WVGA quality, however by updating the Android software to v2.2 (Froyo), the camera can magically record HD video footage in 720p quality.
Android 2.1 (Eclair) is the chosen operating system; however, this is easily upgraded to later versions. Together with a 1 GHz processor, a fantastic user experience is guaranteed. The user interface of HTC Sense is highly customizable and the processor allows almost instantaneous loading of applications along with very fast speeds of the touch screen and the user interface in general. As is common with most Android smartphones, a standard suite of Google features is included along with social media integration and full multimedia support.
A recent survey in the UK has shown that HTC Desire is steadily increasing in sales of Apple’s iPhone series. With stats like this, it’s easy to see that this phone pixelates the boxes and provides a great user experience. So it looks like it will continue its strong sales and continue to convert fans of other smartphone brands to HTC.