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HTC Desire HD fails to knock original Desire off top spot

The HTC Desire is still number one in our hearts
The HTC Desire is still number one in our hearts
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Whether you consider the HTC Desire HD to be the sequel to the original HTC Desire or another in the family, it's not a better phone.

That's according to TechRadar's 20 best mobile phones in the world buyer's guide, which looks at every smartphone around and brings you the cream of the crop.

Reviewers found that the while the original Desire had battery issues, the new Desire HD has got the same problem - but thanks to a 4.3-inch screen, the drain is even harder, so with the best combination of all-round excellence, the original has hung on to the top spot.

Apple presses on

In fact, the Desire HD only made it to number three in the list, with the power of the iPhone 4 good enough to see it sticking to the number two position.

Three Windows Phone 7 handsets have made the top ten, with the LG Optimus 7 the highest ranked at number five, beating the HTC HD7 and Samsung Omnia 7 thanks to a better set out of applications out the box.

The Orange San Francisco also came crashing into the top ten at number 8 - earning that spot thanks to a superb set of features for less than £100.

Check out 20 best mobile phones in the world today to see the full run down - and let us know if you agree in the comments below.

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis


Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.