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HTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile Phone

by HTC
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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  • Android phone with HTC Sense and 800MHz processing power
  • 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a slide out full QWERTY keyboard
  • 5.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and flashlight and 720p HD video recording
  • Free voice guided Sat Nav with Google Maps
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 1.4 x 6 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: G2
  • ASIN: B003ZDP5YU
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,364 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • HTC Desire Z
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Data Cable
  • Memory Card
  • Quick start guide

Product Description

Touch screens are brilliant for surfing the web and watching videos. Keyboards are brilliant for typing. Now, you get the best of both wrapped up in one phone - the HTC Desire Z with a 3.7-inch touch screen and Qwerty keyboard. Busy people have busy inboxes. But HTC Desire Z makes sure nothing slips through the net by prioritising your emails for you. Like your personal PA, it puts all the important emails at the top of your inbox - keeping you on top of business. We all have different email accounts - work...


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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way smartphones should be... 18 Dec 2010
Ok so I have been using my HTC Desire Z for about a month now and I have done a number of comparisons agains other smartphones and all I have to say is this is how smartphones should be.

Funcionality: This phone has some very cool features, the keyboard is brilliant, it has a nice 5mp camera with a flash which can also seperatly be used as a torch - very handy. The camera will also record 720p HD video and the frame rate is very impressive. It has a good quality lense too so the still pics are sharp, crisp and very detailed.

Ease of use: Its very easy to use, the built in keyboard makes it even easier. As a matter of fact, i am typing this review up on my Desire Z as we speak! Web pages are easier to browse and access than any other device ive used, except for my laptop/pc. With the use of Flash 10.1 you can now view almost any web page you want and view all its content from YouTube to BBC iPlayer which is great!

Styling: Personally, I think this phone has the looks. Its no thicker than an iPhone 4, no bigger either and the titanuim shell which surrounds its screen and covers the battery makes it look the part. Aside from the dedicated camera button, the volume buttons on the other side and the 'track pad' this phone has no other visible buttons, until you open up the keyboard. This gives it the look of something very serious and hi-tech. I will say however that this phone is a little weighty, its definitely something you can feel in your pocket. Some people may not like this, I do however. I like being able to feel my phone in my poket, I get worried if i can't!

Ok so to sum this phone up - it looks beautiful, has a good battery life and will do everything an iPhone will do, and more. Lots more.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
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I chose this phone to replace my old G1 Google Phone - I haven't used any other smartphones though to compare. I have had mine for 24 hours.

For me the HTC Desire Z is like the culmination in one product of everything that a smartphone should be. If it has drawbacks or oddities, I can't see them. Some of the online reviews say the hinge of the phone is flimsy, it does look flimsy but it feels solid enough and my guess is that the fact it's made of aluminium means the moving parts can be smaller and narrower.

The battery life is pretty decent - after a day at work the G1 used to run down completely even on standby but this is still on 90% or so.

They have put loads of thought into how it connects to everything else, if you charge it from a computer's USB port it can connect itself to the internet through the computer. It finds nearby wireless access points and uses them in preference to the mobile data tariff. It has automatically cross-linked all my contacts between my Gmail account and work email. The camera is good, although I am no expert and other phones may have better. The keyboard is a bit smaller than the one on the G1 but it is perfectly good, and the touchscreen made me realise that actually you can type on them. Call quality is good.

There are loads of features and apps I haven't used at all yet such as navigation / maps but this phone does everything I need it for brilliantly and I would recommend it to anyone else who like me is seeking a PAYG Android smartphone with a qwerty keyboard, or something to replace a G1.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need 12 April 2011
By etan_93
Ever since I first touched the Desire Z, I found it beautiful. The snapping keyboard, the touch buttons, the super duper responsive screen, the lot.
At first, it started as a bit of a toy; scrolling through the Android market to find all the shiny new apps to use, most of which ended up being used once before sitting humbly in my apps list.
The Messaging system is useful, the email system is next to none, and the internet browser's pretty efficient.
The keyboard is really useful. Initially, it was cumbersome and annoying, but as I got used to it, I found it excellent and easy to use. I can now type without looking at the phone, which is useful for situations such as texting under the desk in school.
The optical trackpad, soft keys and keyboard mean that you can use virtually all of the applications on the phone without having to touch the screen once, which is great when I'm out and about and getting my hands dirty.
There are, however, a few issues with the phone. When sending a text, if you're typing with the keyboard, the message reel will occasionally scroll up for no apparent reason, cutting off your typing. Another complaint is the HTC Sense homescreen, which is REALLY slow, but since another, much faster homescreen is available, this isn't too much of a worry.
On the hardware side, the cushion pads which stop the screen whacking off the body of the phone every time you close the keyboard have stained my beautiful phone yellow!
Other than that, this phone is EXCELLENT! Much better than the iPod I used to use and my friends' iPhones which I have stolen on occasion. Brilliant design, brilliant keyboard, brilliant.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HTC DESIRE Z!!! 13 Nov 2010
The guy might have his reasons, but I still have to mention that if he gave it 5 stars, this phones Avg. Rating would still be 5 stars, as it hands down desrves.
I agree with the other 5 star reviews and this phone is just as HTC are, Quietly Brilliant.

The only problem some people might find annoying is the loose hinge. When the phone is facing 45 degrees face down from vertical, the screen will slide down on its own.
This is a issue and it has been raised by professional reviewers and there are videos on Youtube that show this happening. It personally doesnt affect me as I really dont use my phone before going to sleep, lying on my bed, and this is the most likely scenario occuring when you will have the face down at that angle, that is why I am still giving it 5 stars. Another thing I think I should mention is that I tried this phone in shops such as Phone4U and Carphone Warehouse befure purchasing it on Amazon, and they all seem to have that problem. A few people on Youtube do mention that they have no problem with the hinge and show it not flipping down at that angle, but I guess they were lucky and it seems to me that most of them will still have this problem.
Still it is a solid keyboard and the flipping action of it is so sweet. The backlit keys look great in the dark, and I personally think its fantastic for typing.

If you're thinking about getting an Iphone 4 (Well it still is damn good), I still think this phone should also be on you're maybe list, because is in some aspects such as speed (2nd Gen 800mhz Snapdragon processor which is faster than a 1st Gen 1Ghz processor and which can be, and has been clocked upto 1.4Ghz), internet browsing (HSDPA download speed of 14.4Mbs, better than the Iphone 4 which has 7.2Mbps), Android 2.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth
Worth the money i bought it for.

-Positive things
Cheap
Good conditon
Screen has been replaced

-Negative Things
Few scratches on the back
Published 28 days ago by Customer421
2.0 out of 5 stars Stay Away
I didn't buy this phone from Amazon. I got it under contract from Orange. Pretty much from day one this phone had problems.

I'd take pictures and they'd disappear. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sammy
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this phone!
Very impressed with delivery speed. Ordered my phone and it was at my house the next day. I love the phone. I've had it for about a week now and so far I've had no trouble with it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jskalouu
1.0 out of 5 stars Not What It Appears
'Phone was purchased 'new' in August 2012 as a SIM free, European market item. There were set up issues from new but a factory reset appeared to cure them. Read more
Published 13 months ago by iandc2003
1.0 out of 5 stars Be very, very wary about buying this phone
Potential buyers, be very wary before buying this phone!

I purchased mine in July 2012, supposedly new, supposedly UK-sourced, supposedly with a twenty-four months... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Anthony R. Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars A little dissapointed
After the intitial charge, I was all geared up to get going with my new phone. After considerable messing about (mainly due to my age) I got it working! Read more
Published 17 months ago by toooldtogiveadamn
4.0 out of 5 stars great, many custom roms too
has all the features you'd want, its not that pretty but it looks retro and it's fast its all i wanted.
Published 17 months ago by reviewer 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings
I bought this phone because I wanted an android phone with a keyboard. The phone itself is a pleasure to use, but my only negative comment is that about 10 months into owning this... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Maggie S
4.0 out of 5 stars best phone ever
no no no i dont agree with this phone being good you will never know what a good phone is until you've had the g2
Published 21 months ago by BJ
5.0 out of 5 stars The desire Z
Iv had the desire z for nearly a year and it is the best phone iv ever had it dose every thing the i phone and other smart phones can do but it also dose a load more. Read more
Published 21 months ago by davormsby
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