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HTC HD2 Touch review

7.9/10 AVG.
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7.9/10
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The HTC HD2 Touch currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

HTC’s Touch franchisee is about to get a new addition, and this phone promises to scare the crap out of its siblings.

The HTC HD2 Touch is by all measures, cutting edge. The 1GHz MSM8250 Snapdragon processor could potentially power a small plane (okay, not quite that powerful, but close), the enormous 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive display is beautiful both artistically and functionally, rendering anything that comes in its way with crazy-crisp, super-tight resolution.

Add an FM radio, a 5MP camera, video recorder with an impressive 480 x 800 pixel resolution, Bluetooth 2.1, a talk time of 380 minutes (varies with personal usage patterns), standby time of 490 hours, 3.5mm jack input and you could pretty much screw everything else up and still have a great phone.

But there is a “but”. While HTC has earned a well-deserved reputation for building high-quality phones, they haven’t perfected everything. Namely, the keyboard. This slide-out keyboard is spacious, thoughtful and attractive, but I must be honest, the keys do not have the full-bodied, over-engineered sculpture of the BlackBerry line. This means that, while a pleasure to type on, the lack of perfectly contoured keys does lead to some miss-strokes.

That said, this promises to take the Touch line further than ever, and provide serious power, speed and access in a package that is faster, prettier and easier to use than any prior Touch model.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4.3"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The HTC HD2 supplants itself at the top of the competition where others see it as a viable force due to the fact that it packs more stuff than meets the eye.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Wired

The first thing you notice about HTC's HD2 is its enormous size. A 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen graces the face of this finely crafted device, while the chassis matches the display's sleek design. Despite having such a large screen, the phone still feels lightweight at 5.5 ounces. And that di...

- Missy Schwartz, Wired
PhoneArena

There is no way a cell phone equipped with such a huge screen and powerful components would fail to appeal to eager high-tech buffs. The truth is, we see no reason not to recommend the HTC HD2 to anyone who feels overwhelmingly compelled to get a device with such a spectacular hardware. In terms of...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
MobileBurn

The HTC HD2 is a mightily impressive device, especially if you use your phone to browse the web or watch YouTube quite often. It is certainly one of the most high-tech handsets currently available, and has nearly every function you could want on a mobile phone. With Microsoft Exchange support, Micro...

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn
CNET

The HTC HD2 applies a substantial boot to the backside of every other Windows Mobile phone currently available. In fact, it accomplishes the near impossible -- it makes Windows Mobile crave-worthy. We love its huge capacitive touchscreen, and, thanks to HTC, it's got a lovely home screen and some ex...

- Flora Graham , CNET


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Screen Size
4.3"

The HTC HD2 Touch's screen size is 4.3 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1230mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1230 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 20.5 days standby time, 380 minutes.

HD2 Touch Specs

Overview
Release date November 5, 2009
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 448 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1230 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 380 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.7 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 157 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
3.2x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC HD2, Leo

T-Mobile version will carry 1Gb and 578 Mb of ROM and RAM.
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