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Having just celebrated its 2nd year on the market the HTC Desire still manages to impress. At the time Techradar listed this phone as number 1 in its ‘Top 15 Phones in the World’ taking the title from the then flagship phone of Google, the Nexus One. This was due to its ability to please both casual and hardcore fans alike.
Sporting all the high end specs of two years ago such as: a 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, a dedicated GPU for smooth 3D gaming and a hefty 576 MB of RAM, the phone still packs a weighty punch today. What it does share with its more up to date brothers is that fact the phone sports a rather pretty looking AMOLED display; in fact the HTC Desire was one of the first phones to offer this futuristic battery saving display. How it saves on power is seemingly simple, whenever dark colours or blacks are displayed the screen simply switches off those pixels! It’s that simple.
The phone comes with Android Eclair (2.1) but is upgradable to both FroYo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3) which will allow the user to record video in HD. The internal memory is probably one of the very few shortfalls as it is only 512 MB. However this is mainly to store the phones OS and the external memory can hold up to 32 GB via microSD. The camera is a respectable 5MP and as previously mentioned can record video in HD once you upgrade the OS.
It compares well with today’s single core mid range phone and we share Techradar’s belief that this phone is for casual and hardcore fans alike. It truly is a phone for everyone.
The HTC Desire is available from the Freedom Mobile shop
A quick look at the advantages:
- Dedicated GPU (Graphics)
- AMOLED Display
- Expandable memory, upto 32GB
- Quad Band
- Records HD video