The Desire could well be the handset to strengthen HTC’s position as the leading smartphone manufacturer. A combination of stylish looks and great specification look set to make this phone a sure fire success.
In the multimedia department, the HTC certainly is a feature packed handset. If you are looking to use the handset as a portable audio player then you will not be dissappointed. A multitude of file formats are supported by the desire which include the likes of MP3, AAC and WAV. The player itself is excellent quality and benefits from the new Dolby mobile sound system, a feature designed to further enhance the already superb sound quality. Navigation on the player is helped by extra large buttons and also by the easy method of sorting your tracks which can be catergorised by Genre, Artist or Album. Video playback is also well supported thanks to a variety of formats once again present and also the good quality screen that can be found on the phone. If you wish to view back your own footage captured on the phone, this looks very reasonable thanks to the WVGA quality the device records in. Still photography fans will appreciate the camera function. Alongside the good 5 mega pixel resolution you can find handy features which help make capturing the moment easier. Autofocus ensure your snaps are clear, and the useful flash facility and face recognition go further toward making the using of the camera a pleasurable experience.
The HTC Desire incorporates a great quality screen that is an improvement on many that are offered on competitors handsets. Being a capacitive touchscreen the display benefits from an excellent level of responsiveness that is not found on resistive styled screens. The resolution of the display is a high quality 480 x 800 and the screen measures 3.7inches. Thanks to the incorporation of AMOLED technology, the screen produces very natural, deep colour tones. Multitouch technology helps make the phone very user friendly. A phone is only as good as the connectivity options that it offers and the Desire does not lack in this department. If you are on the move, the device benefits from 3G connectivity backed up by GPRS and EDGE when out of range. Obviously the best possible connection is achieved when connected via WiFi, and the handset also support this, meaning browsing the web when at home is an all round satisfying experience. The HTC Desire is about as close to a complete mobile phone package as you are likely to find. Not content with just being super fast, it will also turn heads in the looks department. And using the phone is a pleasure thanks to the incorporation of the excellent Sense user interface.
The HTC Desire and the Alcatel 708 White are available now.
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