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HTC Desire Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1396 reviews of HTC Desire Z. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The performance and size also get good comments. Some have doubts about the apps and sound.

usability, size, performance, screen, portability

battery, sound, apps

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the price. Opinions about the reception and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, durability, screen

price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile PhoneHTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile Phone

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and battery. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, usability, battery, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EUROHTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EURO

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Lai (engadget.com)

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 ; HTCSense.com still buggy

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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: (mobile88.com)

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

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

At a price of Rs. 25,590, the Desire Z is a feature rich phone, and a good performer to boot. It's not perfect though - its QWERTY, which is one of its selling points - not to mention a rarity in Android devices is not the most usable, and we'd have...

Feature rich, well built, Reasonable battery life, Nice display, good all round performer

3.7-inches means the on-screen keypad is a little cramped, The hardware QWERTY is mediocre with rubbery feedback and hard keys, and the mechanism seems flimsy, The phone is a bit heavy

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Android Police (androidpolice.com)

HTC Desire Z: Long-Term Ownership Hardware Review

 

Take a look at the top tier of Android phones right now and you might notice something. They all kind of look the same. Black front fascia, large touchscreen, minimal waistline. Boring, right? Well that's just the way things are going. Alternatives to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

The HTC Desire Z is one of the best Android phones you can get right now. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a stylish slider design coupled with some of the best hardware you can find in a smartphone.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Winston Sih (technobuffalo.com)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

The HTC Desire Z on the T-Mobile network in the US was created by the HTC folks and was announced in mid-September. Originally it was launched in Europe and Canada though delayed due to Google's “quality-assurance tests”. The device features…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

HTC Desire Z Smartphone Review

 

The HTC Desire gets a keyboard.

SenseUI & HTCSense.com and Zippy performance

Big and bulky, No Arabic

Internally, the Desire Z uses the Qualcomm MSM 7230 CPU running at 800 MHz along with 512MB RAM and 1.5GB ROM. GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 radios are included along with HSPA for high speed Internet connectivity.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM