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HTC Desire Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1519 reviews of HTC Desire Z. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The size and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are less positive about the apps and sound.

usability, performance, size, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 appreciated, but the reception and reliability get mixed opinions. Many are less positive about the price.

usability, performance, portability, durability, screen

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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

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (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. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

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

Jun, 2018

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery performance:1300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):430
Talk time (2G):10 / 9.8
Talk time (3G):6.6

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Form Factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display Diagonal:3.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:400 x 800 / 480 x 800
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal memory:1500 / 1536 / 512

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.559
Height:2.38 / 4.69
Weight:6.35
Width:2.38 / 4.69