HTC Desire is one of the most desirable phones of HTC. However, it has an uncanny resemblance to Google Nexus One. HTC Desire is by far the most powerful Android phones HTC has manufactured till date. HTC Desire has metal framing around the display and the back is made up of plastic. Hence, it does not appear to be a sturdy phone. The memory card and SIM card are placed beneath the battery; hence, you are required to take out the battery in order to access the microSD and SIM card.
The phone weighs 135g and appears to be bulky as it has got a 3.7 inch display screen that makes use of AMOLED technology. The display of the phone was not clearly visible under direct sunlight. The capactive touchscreen display measure 3.7 inches and has a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also supports multi-touch. Below the display, you can find the standard Android buttons such as home screen, menu, back and search. Instead of the trackball, you can find an optical pad.
You can charge the HTC Desire through the standard microUSB port which is situated at the top side of the phone along with 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes with 4GB microSD card and you can expand the memory up to 32GB. The operating system present on the phone is Android 2.1 and runs the popular Sense interface. The phone performance is quite fast as it is powered with 1Ghz processor and 576MB RAM. It has a Li-Ion, 1400 mAh battery that offers 6.66 hours of talk time and 340 hours of stand-by time.
The 5 megapixel camera of the phone has many features like flash, LED, autofocus, smile detection, and geo tagging. The snaps are very clear and all the details can be clearly seen. You can record videos at 800 x 400 pixels at 26fps. You can also play a wide range of video files such as MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2 and audio files such as MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, and MIDI. However, it does not supports DivX and XviD video playback. You can also listen to stereo FM radio on the HTC Desire.
HTC Desire has a Flash powered internet browser that loads pages quickly and you will be able to watch online videos and listen to audio files without any qualms. You can connect to the web via 3G at HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps and also through Wi-Fi. If you want to search and download any application for your HTC Desire, you can quickly connect to the Android Market. Google Maps comes pre-loaded on the phone and it can be used for GPS. You can make use of Bluetooth v2.1 A2DP for data transfer.
All in all, the HTC Desire has got loads of features and hence we consider to be one of the impressive Android phones in the market.
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