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 beefy processor keeps things running smoothly. At 528MHz, with 256MB of RAM backing it up we never had performance problems with our device.

Tapping a menu option or starting an application was virtually instant, and moving between home screen icons is similarly quick.

Given the number of things the Touch2 can do, it's impressive. In terms of mobile data there's an HSPA chip which – network-allowing – permits up to 7.2Mbps download speeds. 802.11b/g wireless is useful given the web browser's penchant for downloading full-size web pages.

Bluetooth and a GPS receiver round off the options.

Battery life

One area in which the Touch2 didn't disappoint at all was its battery performance. We took it off the charger in the afternoon, and, a day and a half later, it died.

During that time we used Google Maps, kept Twitter updated and sent and received a stream of text messages. We also set up a connection with Microsoft Exchange to keep emails coming and going. Naturally, the more you use the data connection – particularly when in range of a 3G signal – the worse you can expect battery life to be.

Throw in an average commute with a bit of music, though, and we're confident most users will see a day's battery life with no problems.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
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
ColourSilver
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 Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
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