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HTC Desire (A8181)
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 576 MB RAM
  • 576 MB inbuilt memory
  • 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 px display
  • 5 MP Camera with flash
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
  • Android, v2.2
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Product Review:

  • Fantastic AMOLED display
  • Terrific performance
  • Updated Android Sense UI is outstanding
  • Records video in WVGA resolution
  • More RAM than Nexus One
  • Camera isn’t great
  • Hardware design is conservative (and a bit bland)
  • Speakerphone distorts at times
  • No case included
  • No US 3G version
HTC Desire (A8181) is currently not available in any stores.
47
Specs Score
Below Average
Group: Rs. 11,500 to Rs. 15,500
This Phone:
47
Average:
59
Group Rank:  #134 out of  109 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #846 out of  3111 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • Android, v2.2
  • Display:
  • Touch
  • 3.7 inches
  • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 5 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Flash
  • Video Recording
  • Technical:
  • 576 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • 576 MB RAM
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi with hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5 mm Headphone

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 11,500 to Rs. 15,500

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Technical

CPU Speed

below average
This Device:
1 GHz
Group Avg:
1.2 GHz
Group Best:
2.3 GHz
...

RAM

below average
This Device:
576 MB
Group Avg:
1 GB
Group Best:
2 GB
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Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
576 MB
Group Avg:
8 GB
Group Best:
32 GB
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Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
3.7 inches
Group Avg:
4.7 inches
Group Best:
6 inches
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Display Resolution

below average
This Device:
480 x 800 px
Group Avg:
540 x 960 px
Group Best:
1080p
...

Display Ppi

average
This Device:
252 ppi
Group Avg:
256 ppi
Group Best:
441 ppi
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Camera

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
5 MP
Group Avg:
8 MP
Group Best:
16 MP
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Camera Videosize

below average
This Device:
800 x 480 px
Group Avg:
1080p
Group Best:
1920 x 1088 px
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Front Camera

This Device:
No
Group Avg:
2 MP
Group Best:
8 MP
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Battery

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1400 mAH
Group Avg:
2000 mAH
Group Best:
5000 mAH
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Battery Standby

average
This Device:
14.2 Days
Group Avg:
14.8 Days
Group Best:
35.2 Days
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Battery Talktime

below average
This Device:
6.7 Hours
Group Avg:
10 Hours
Group Best:
51 Hours
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General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
11.9 mm
Group Avg:
9.7 mm
Group Best:
5 mm
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Weight

average
This Device:
135 g
Group Avg:
143 g
Group Best:
80 g
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Advantages

Display In Groups
Display
Has A Responsive Touch Screen
Capacitive, MultiTouch
Touch Displays offer a more interactive experience.
Has AMOLED Display
AMOLED Displays have better response time often to under a millisecond, and they consume significantly less battery.
Sharp Screen
~ 252 ppi
Images, videos will look amazing on this sharp and clear screen. Text will be easier to read.
Camera
High Resolution Camera
5 MP with AutoFocus
High resolution camera for taking sharp and clear photos.
Has Flash For Camera
LED
Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light.
Technical
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Connectivity
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Faster Download Speed
7.2 Mbps
Faster Download Speed means stream videos at real time.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports WiFi Hotspot
Wifi Tethering
Allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi enabled laptop.
Supports Bluetooth v2.1
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Has Accelerometer
Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
Has Compass
Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2 file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI etc. file types.
Supports FM Radio
Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone. Enjoy music on the go with FM Radio.

Disadvantages

Display In Groups
Display
Relatively Smaller Screen
3.7 inches
It has relatively smaller screen than other mobile phones in this price range. You can get better.
Camera
No Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported mobile phones).
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
576 MB
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Fewer Processing Cores
1 Core
More cores result in better parallelism, meaning more tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.
Relatively Less RAM
576 MB
It has relatively less RAM than the other mobile phones in this price range. You can get more RAM than this.
Connectivity
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Extra
Doesn't Have A Gyroscope
Gyroscope Determines orientation and rotation and provides more accurate 3D motion tracking than an accelerometer.
Battery
Short Battery Talk Time
6.7 Hours
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:February, 2010
Design
Dimensions:119 x 60 x 11.9 mm
Weight:135 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Display
Type:Color AMOLED screen, 16M colors
Touch:Yes, with Multitouch
Size:3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels
PPI:~ 252 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:576 MB inbuilt, 576 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes, upto 32 GB, 4 GB included
Connectivity
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
3G:Yes, 7.2 Mbps Download, 2 Mbps Upload
Wifi:Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.1
USB:Yes, microUSB v2.0
USB Features:USB Tethering, Mass Storage
Extra
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS Support
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera
Camera:Yes, 5 MP with autofocus
Features:Face detection, Geo tagging
Video Recording:Yes, 800 x 480 px @ 15fps
Flash:1 Flash
Front Camera:No
Technical
OS:Android, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU:1 GHz, Snapdragon Processor
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Calendar, YouTube Player
Email:Yes
Music:MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
Video:MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
FM Radio:Yes
Social Networking:Facebook, Twitter, Youtube
Battery
Size:1400 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:14.2 days, 15 days on 3G
Talk time:6.7 hours, 6.5 hours on 3G
90
Expert Rating
Very Good
Based on 10 Reviews
Positive:
8
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
NA
April 16, 2010
HTC Desire review: A desire come true

The Google Nexus One was given the grace of a market head start but its no longer standing lonely at the top. And even if it looks like a brotherly reunion, the HTC Desire is in fact a formidable rival. Thats between HTC and Google though. Users have hardly reasons to complain.

As to the differences, the HTC Desire seems to get the upper hand but its not just quite as capable as promised. read more →

  • Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3.7" 16M-color capacitive AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480x 800 pixel)
  • Android OS v2.1 with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming
  • Slim profile and great build quality
  • Disappointing video quality
  • Limited storage available to the user on the system partition (you are left with only 120 MB for installing apps)
  • No DivX and XviD video playback
  • No voice dialing
  • Non hot-swappable memory card
NA
April 1, 2010
HTC Desire

The Desire is yet another fine piece of work from HTC – build quality is top notch as usual, and there's little to complain about the software except for the Flash performance. Some may argue that the Desire lacks freshness since the Nexus One's already shown it all, but we'd disagree – at the end of the day it's mainly about the software and service, plus the Desire is available from more carriers to begin with (outside the US, anyway). read more →

  • Snappy OS performance
  • Enhanced Sense UI
  • Large, sharp AMOLED screen
  • Average camera quality
  • Screen too reflective outdoors
  • Weak battery life
90
October 15, 2010
HTC Desire (US Cellular)

The Android 2.1-powered HTC Desire is indeed desirable, with a robust feature set, a mature and attractive user interface, and plenty of multimedia goodness. read more →

  • Fast performance
  • Sharp, responsive screen
  • Attractive hardware design
  • Refined HTC Sense UI layer
  • Smooth, colorful video playback
    100
    April 1, 2011
    The most powerful Android phone ever - but is it the best?

    In short, this is a phenomenal phone - one of the best we've ever had on TechRadar. Usually when we like a phone on the first use, we end up horribly disappointed after a little time with it, but the HTC Desire kept on performing and achieving when we thought it wouldn't.

    The screen is lovely, the design is slick and processor makes everything happen in a flash - all you'd want from a smartphone. read more →

    • Gorgeous screen
    • Slim chassis
    • Fast processor
    • Good quality 5MP camera
    • Speedy internet browser
    • Bluetooth playback stutters
    • Battery life suspect out the box
    • Can't delete whole inboxes in POP3 messaging
    90
    April 16, 2010
    HTC Desire Review

    Let's get back to what we said at the beginning. „The HTC Desire runs the famous Sense interface and this is the major software difference to the Nexus One.” ...and its operational speed.. „Speaking of operational speed and specifications, we just have to admit the HTC Desire is lighting fast. „As a whole, the camera of the HTC Desire is acceptable for daily use and allows for instantaneous sharing of images over social networks.” „Unfortunately, the device does not support DivX and Xvid, so you will have to make do with you MPEG-4 (H.264 and H.263) files. read more →

    • Great operational speed (virtually all applications)
    • Huge screen that equates to very comfortable Internet experience
    • Partial Flash support
    • Excellent in-call and audio playback quality
    • No DivX and Xvid support
    • Screen that is barely usable in direct sunlight
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    80
    User Rating
    Very Good
    Based on 1 Reviews
    Positive:
    1
    Mixed:
    0
    Negative:
    0
    80
     from  Smartprix
    March 30, 2014
    My First Android Phone. still works best

    still i use this mobile with Android 4.4.2

    • Android 4.4.2
    • Snappy OS performance
    • Fast performance
    • Sharp, responsive screen
    • Attractive hardware design
    • Smooth, colorful video playback
    • Gorgeous screen
    • Speedy 1-GHz Snapdragon processor
    • Good quality 5MP camera
    • Speedy internet browser
    • Excellent in-call and audio playback quality
    • Disappointing video quality
    • Screen too reflective outdoors
    • colors of photos shot indoors appear dull
    • one-day battery life
    • microSDHC card slot blocked by battery.
    • Needs at least 8GB of internal storage

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