HTC Touch2 review

A good handset with a huge list of features. Don't expect it to be an iPhone-beater, though

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The Touch2's multimedia foibles continue with the camera.


HTC's cameras have been the source of long-standing grumbling from users, and the Touch2 doesn't rectify the situation.


The camera's specification is reasonable – a fixed focus lens with a 3.2 megapixel sensor behind it should be capable of decent results, but our test images don't lie.


We saw washed-out colours, chromatic aberrations and aggressive JPEG compression in virtually all of our shots, making this a camera best used for simple documentation than creative endeavours.


The lack of a flash doesn't help either – on the basis that most camera phone pictures are taken in the pub, the Touch2's camera is poorly specified.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time7.33 Hour
Product ModelTouch 2
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)110 g
Maximum Video Resolution352 x 288
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), SMS (Short Message Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height110 mm
Width55 mm
Depth12.9 mm
Battery Standby Time370 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameTouch 2 Smartphone
Processor Speed528 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part NumberHTCTOUCH2SILBER
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

HTC Touch2 is ready to help you with all the things you want to do on your phone. Stay in touch with your friends, find out what they're up to on Facebook, check your mail, or browse the web. It's all at your fingertips in a compact phone that fits nicely in your hand. Ready to do even more with HTC Touch2? You can add games and applications from the Windows Marketplace to personalize your experience. And you can keep your stuff safe when you back up to Microsoft's My Phone servers without a PC.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory256 MB