HTC HD2 review

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Battery life on the HD2 is better than you'd expect from a phone with a 1230mAh battery, lasting longer than a day, but not by much.

That's not actually too bad when you consider the strain you put the phone through - a full day, every day, of push email, likely Wi-Fi being left on and a spot of internet browsing/media playback (all of which are excellent on the HD2) being used as well, and it makes sense that the battery will be given a bit of a hammering.

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It's a good job that the HD2 uses a more universal charger, as on a couple of occasions we've been left without one and luckily a number of people these days have a microUSB charger to spare. Seems the days are gone when every drawer was filled with a Nokia charger instead.

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The organiser is a dream, as you'd expect on a behemoth like Windows Mobile. The calendar is integrated nicely with the Sense UI too, so not only do you get all the important appointments displayed prominently on the lock screen, as well as obviously on the relevant calendar day, the phone will also show you the upcoming weather stats for that period too.

The calendar will sync with both Google and your Exchange server, depending on how you choose to use it, meaning it's easy to see what's coming up either from your personal or working life.

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Office Mobile is included too, with the likes of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as software for viewing PDFs as well, so you'll have no excuse when the boss asks why you haven't looked at that document yet.

On top of that, there's additional functionality such as Remote Desktop viewing through a dedicated application, and the obligatory notes and voice recording you've come to know and love on such phones.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time6.33 Hour
Product ModelHD2
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)157 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height120.5 mm
Width67 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time490 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameHD2 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, G-sensor
Manufacturer Part Number040102019
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

HTC HD2 delivers an experience your senses have been waiting for. The unprecedented 4.3-inch pixel-packed display is stunning. The world's first capacitive touch technology on a Windows phone along with 1 GHz processing power ensure a smooth and lightning-fast response to the lightest touch of your finger.

Most importantly, it is our first Windows phone to embody HTC Sense a holistic experience that focuses on making phones work in the most intuitive way. HTC Sense is based on three core principles make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected.

Limited Warranty1 Year
Standard Memory448 MB