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HTC Desire Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1141 reviews of HTC Desire Z. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the battery, while there are some negative views about the reception.

portability, usability, design, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Desire Z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the design and durability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are less positive about the reception.

usability, portability, performance, durability, design


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Desire Z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability. The usability is also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the battery.

price, usability, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard, 5 MP Camera, HD video and Wi-Fi -International Version - Gray

May, 2015

Expert review by: Sriram Gurunathan (

HTC Desire Z - Raison d'etre Lost


There aren't many Android smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, so when HTC announced the release of the Desire Z in India, it was received with much appreciation. There's a bit of history involved, too. The first Android handset - the HTC G1 - had a...

The camera also supports 720p video recording which is pretty cool. I tried it out and didn’t experience any kind of framing in the video, which is fantastic. Battery The 1300mAh battery serves the Desire Z well, even if it is a bit out of its league...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Richard Lai (

HTC Desire Z review


HTC's come a long way since its first ever portrait QWERTY slider phone Blue Angel (O2 xda IIs, Vodafone v1620, Sprint PPC6600, etc.) circa 2004, the

Improved Sense UI and new HTC apps ; Cunning engineering with good build quality ; QWERTY keyboard feels good

Hinge problems could annoy some ; Poor night time camcorder performance ; still buggy

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

HTC Desire Z review: Desires A-to-Z


A few months ago, the original Desire was teaching younger Droids the ropes. Though it's no time to retire just yet, the next generation is ready to take over. And we're talking no rookie here - the new Desire Z means business with a great QWERTY...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3.7" 16M-color capacitive S-LCD touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480x 800 pixel) ; Android OS v2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense UI ; Comfortable 4-row QWERTY keyboard ; 800 MHz...

The S-LCD screen is average (in terms of contrast, reflectiveness and sunlight legibility) ; Non hot-swappable memory card ; No front facing camera ; Loose hinge ; Quite heavy at 180 g

It’s been over a year since HTC gave us a QWERTY messenger. But they still have it in them obviously. The Desire Z is a solid smartphone package with premium finish and a keyboard to be proud of.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

HTC Desire Z Review


The HTC Desire Z is the company's second new Android smartphone of the season, smaller in chassis and screen than the Desire HD we reviewed last week , but toting a flip-out hardware keyboard in an attempt to clean up in the heavy messaging market....

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

T-Mobile G2


HTC has created a worthy successor to the original Android phone, which is also the first handset to deliver 4G data speeds on T-Mobile.

The $199 T-Mobile G2 definitely does Android proud. It combines a mostly solid design with fast overall performance and zippy data speeds (where available). We're not sure the up-and-over design for the keyboard was necessary, but T-Mobile subscribers...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

T-Mobile G2 review


It's been a long road to the T-Mobile G2 (and this review). Just two years ago, Android made its entrance into the smartphone market with the G1, a partnership with the fourth-place carrier, and a lot of promises about keeping things open. Since then...

Great industrial design ; Full QWERTY keyboard feels great ; Very fast

Android not completely stock ; Hinge problems could annoy some ; A bit bulky

Oct, 2010

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T-Mobile G2


The screen slides with a powerful, guillotine-like snap to reveal a sweet four-row QWERTY keyboard, with a large space bar. The most intriguing thing about this keyboard is three user-customizable quick keys which can be set to launch any app. You'll...

Beautiful hardware. Feels fast. Terrific voice phone. Google Voice is tightly integrated

Some bugs. Undeletable Google bloatware. No tethering

The follow-up to the very first Google phone, the T-Mobile G2 is a powerful smartphone with a great keyboard and a hefty portion of pre-loaded Google services.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

HTC Desire Z Review


The HTC Desire Z is the Europe/Asia version of the T-Mobile G2, which we reviewed a short while ago. As heirs to the now legendary G1, the first ever Android phone, the Desire Z and G2 have a lot to prove now...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

T-Mobile G2 Review


Almost without flinching, two years are already in the books since the original T-Mobile G1 landed on the scene and stirring things up in the mobile landscape. Looking back at its humble beginnings, the handset ushered in a new era in the mobile...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (

HTC Desire Z


HTC Desire Z features a unique 'pop hinge' that opens to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for fast, convenient typing. HTC Desire Z also includes 720p HD video recording and a 5-megapixel camera with automatic flash.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7230


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.2 Froyo
Operator:3 / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7230