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HTC Desire Sim Free Mobile Phone - Mocha
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- 3.7-inch Sony SuperTFT display
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 5 megapixel colour camera
- Social networking including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
- Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
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|Display Resolution Max||480 x 800||480 x 854||1080 x 1920||720 x 1280||540 x 960||—|
|Display Size||3.7 inches||4.7 inches||4.7 inches||5 inches||4.7 inches||6 inches|
|Item Dimensions||—||1 x 7 x 14 cm||13.74 x 6.83 x 0.94 cm||0.8 x 0.82 x 14.69 cm||7.05 x 0.96 x 14.31 cm||0.83 x 7.66 x 15.82 cm|
|Item Weight||—||158 grams||143 grams||135 grams||144 grams||156 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||32 GB||8 GB||32 GB||16 GB||128 GB||32 GB|
|Special Feature||camera; e-mail; face_detection; flash; GPS; internet; quad_core_processor; radio; touchscreen; wifi||camera; e-mail; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; face_detection; flash; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; radio; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; touchscreen; usb; wifi||—||—|
|Wireless Communication Technology||3G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; WiFi||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; UMTS; WiFi||—||4G|
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Please Note: The condition of the case is 'used-good' The headphones may be used-If they are used, they will be in 'good' working condition
HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast, and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch SuperTFT 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.
Make It Mine
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.
Discover the Unexpected
HTC Desire offers an expansive display, a blazing-fast processor, and a great interface. On top of that, it has a lot of little design touches that make a big impact on your overall phone experience: like quick and easy access to any panel of your Home screen with the new seven-panel ‘helicopter’ thumbnail view, or the polite ringer that lowers the ringer volume when you pick up the phone.
Your work email, calendar appointments, and contacts, are right there on your phone - you can even look up any company contact in the global address book. The HTC Desire also has enhanced support for Exchange security features such as password protection and remote data wipe. And, if you forget to tell your colleagues that you are taking the much needed day off, you can set the ‘Out of Office’ status right from your phone.
HTC Desire was designed to thrive on the web. The screen size is perfect for mobile browsing, with the high resolution SuperTFT display making everything you view ultra crisp. The pinch to zoom feature makes zipping around websites intuitive - the text even automatically reflows when you take a closer look so you don’t have to pan left or right, and the Adobe® Flash® support opens up the vast video and gaming resources of the Internet.
HTC Desire’s browser is designed to do more than simply browse. With just a press and hold you can select text on a page and look it up in Wikipedia or have it converted into your native tongue via Google translation tools.
Which way to go?
Get voice-powered, turn-by-turn directions using Google Maps™ Navigation, with street view for easy orientation at arrival. Plus, find out if any of your friends are nearby using Google Latitude™. With Google Places™ you can use Google Maps™ and local search to explore an unfamiliar place. Use my location and search for local businesses, or get transit directions for help getting around town. Available for download from Android Market™.
Time to take a break
With its high-resolution screen and fast processor, the HTC Desire is a phone that is great for gaming. Immerse yourself in a full 3D gaming experience. Play against friends over the air or play on your own when you have a bit of down time.
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This runs the Android operating system & it has a 1Ghz processor in it, a beautiful AMOLED capacitive touch-screen, it's so sensitive, it can display a massive 16m colours and is 480 x 800 pixels. Brilliantly clear in all but the brightest conditions. The screens just flick/change over so quickly, it's an absolute joy compared to the Nokia 5800.
Camera? Yep! a 5MP one, which does some very nice "snap" pictures too, don't expect super shots, but they're ideal of that spur of the moment occasion, just keep the lens clean! The photo gallery can be accessed either by the small arrow button on the screen & Photo's option, you can then flick through all of the photos at great speed, select it and using gesture expand of shrink it.
The menus are easy to deal with once you get to grips with how things work, I'm not saying it's overly complicated, it's not it just takes some time to learn how things are done, you can create shortcuts on the home screen too. Wi-fi, Bluetooth, Email all here and just waiting to be configured and it has a step-by-step guide on how to do it too, just use the setup menu.
Plays all sorts of music files MP3s etc as well & if you plug in a set of headphones you can list to the radio too, it even has a built in app for YouTube (Just remember to check your data tariff on your mobile phone otherwise you could be in for one heck of a shock using it!)
There's Facebook, Twitter integrated into it (If you like that sort of thing, personally I think it's a waste of space!)
The local weather forecast is shown on the screen along with a massive clock, A camcorder facility, A voice recorder, Google maps, a PDF file viewer & Quickoffice all come with the phone + a few games too, a basic calculator as well.
Then there's the mobile internet too, so if you want more apps then use Android Market app, there's a lot of free games out there, plus loads of useful paid for apps too.
I'd recommend the following games:
Jewels, Solitare, Tetronimo & Trap all excellent time wasters.
If you live/work or travel in London there's a useful Tube app, (Journey Planner) for £1,49, a real excellent little thing with live information/updates.
Now, here's the BUT.
The battery life is pretty poor, I can charge it at night, use it moderately during the day, play games & surf the net and by evening it's nearly exhausted, this maybe remedied shortly when the new Android 2.2 (Froyo) comes out in the next couple of weeks.
So all in all, I'd recommend the phone without hesitation.
But I'd strongly recommend that you buy:
1. An extra battery (as it eats them!)
2. Extra chargers, BOTH Mains & Car (it only comes with a mains charger) so you can can top up anywhere it needs a MicroUSB cable.
3. An increase your data tariff on your mobile phone (because you're going to be on the web loads of the time, downloading apps. LOL!)
4. A screen protector.
If you've ever used an Ipod Touch or an Iphone, you'll feel completely at home with this phone.
My dissatisfaction comes from my 'warranty' experience. It is clear (take a look on Google or YouTube) that many HTC Desires have a known motherboard fault. My phone is within warranty, so I send it off. Sure enough, I've been charged £110.00 to repair the phone (no description of fault) because it has 'damage' not covered by warranty. Presumably 'damage' is caused by switching-on and using? Alternatives are £22.00 to get it shipped back or scrapping it (HTC retain it).
Before the issue (and HTC returns experience), this was a great phone. I have decided to pay for the 'repair' as I should get at least another 18 months out of it - and cheaper than replacing outright.
I should say that after the (slightly annoying) paid-for repair, the phone has been superb. I've given it another star.
I have to say, the HTC wins hands down. Okay, its not perfect, but then what is. The battery life is still not great, but then I suspect that it never will be good compared to those old Nokias which we used to charge once a week... lets face it, the apps are going to be power hungry, and I think I 'fiddle' or play with the phone a lot more than I ever did with the old ones.
But other than that the HTC has
** Better battery life than the iphone in my opinion
**A huge improvement on the signal strength (I firmly believe that Apple have had an issue with signal way before the iphone 4 was launched). I can now use my mobile at home (never could with the iphone
**A much nicer interface than the Hero did one year ago (a prime reason not to go with it then)
**A good sized on screen keyboard - reducing my mis-types a lot (although the predictive text has some interesting interpretations of what you are trying to say)
**Decent download speeds for apps and updates
** I also like the notification bar at the top of the screen giving a shortcut to any messages, mails, or alerts that appear there
Down sides (for me) are:
** Its not an Apple - I have a Mac and the iphone has seemless integration with it and the other Apple products which this doesn't have, but to be fair I haven't tried to sync it to any computer yet.
** Its very slow to start up from a power down - but then I found this true of the iphone too (compared to other Apple products)
** Adding thigs to the home screen is a bit more cumbersome than with the Apple, and some things you just can't add (like Favourite people) - you basically have to start with a theme and customise it
Having said that, I would not go back to an iphone at this point unless Apple radically improve and re-design it and would recommend this phone to anyone. Basically, I love it.
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Service good though and otherwise Its a good buy.