HTC HD2 Review

Sun, Dec 4, 2011, by thespeedofwrite

Browsers

The HTC HD2. Released in 2009, it looks as if it were the phone Straight Outta Heaven, but personally, I’m not to much in favor of the HD2. This article will explain all the Pros and Cons of this phone.

PROs

Hardware (the physical stuff)

  • It’s weight is what you would expect of a normal phone. It weighs about 5.5 oz., which is 0.3 pounds, or 150 grams.
  • Back cover pops of easily so you can access the battery, SD card, and SIM card with no problems.
  • It’s screen is 480×800, which is fairly large. I wouldn’t really recommend this phone to your 12 year old or your daughter.
  • The screen is multitouch. (This means the phone will recognize multiple touches at once.)
  • You couldn’t crack the screen even if you wanted to.
  • It is 11 mm thick. The iPhone 4 is 9.3 mm thick.
  • A 5 MP camera equipped with autofocus, and LED flash. Personally, I think this camera is PERFECT for still-picture taking. Sports and motion pictures, not so much.
  • 1 GHz processor. (If your not a computer geek, I simplify it. The speed of the phone is, adequete. If your only going to be using it for calling or texting, it’s good.)
  • Wifi, GPS, Stereo FM Radio, Java, Bluetooth
  • Only comes in black, you can buy a case though.
  • You can talk for about 5-6 hours (starting completly charged) before your battery dies.
  • You can listen to music for about 8-10 hours before your battery dies.
  • Comes with a 16gb microSD card with purchase. You can buy multiple microSD cards and switch them out, or upgrade to 32gb.

Software (the stuff on the phone)

  • Easy to use interface
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Convienent toolbar at the bottom of the screen
  • Opera Internet Browser is really nice and simple.
  • The HTC HD2 has became famous because of it’s ability to be hacked easily. So if your a computer geek like me, the HTC HD2 would be a good canvas.
  • The people at XDA-Developers.com ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=531 ) just love messing around with the HTC HD2 and uploading their findings. (only for computer geeks.)

CONs

Hardware (the physical stuff)

  • This phone is fairly bulky and squarish, good for your pocket though.
  • The camera sticks out of the back of the phone, so it’s subject to damage. Just make sure you don’t throw it down. Mines hasn’t broken yet, but just to be safe.
  • Camera flash can be fairly bright at times.
  • The camera sometimes messes up the photo quality by adding extra hue to the photo but this is rare.
  • It’s kind of awkward to hold it with one hand.

Software (the stuff on the phone)

  • Software is extremly outdated and lame.
  • Apps suck. Terribly.
  • Finding a good game to download on this phone, is the equivilant of finding a unicorn.
  • Parts of the screen freeze even when you move on to a different screen. (ex. If your on the internet and you go back to the homepage, at the top or the screen, instead of having the black bar, you have a part of the internet browser.)
  • Adobe Flash is not installed. Meaning you cannot watch flash videos, such as YouTube videos on a web browser. You can only watch it in the YouTube application.

Price: $270-340 (depending on were you buy it from.)

Summary

This phone is ONLY for people that use their phone for things such as calling, texting, etc.. If you are looking for an phone that is entertaining, this is NOT it. This phone can be modified, but if you all you wanna do is download apps, surf the web, and listen to music nonstop, this phone will not satisfy you.

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