Remember the Desire HD – one of the first HTC models to sport the speaker grill bar and those curved edges, along with a mammoth display? When it had launched, it managed to generate a good amount of buzz in the Android space. Now, online store seller, Saholic has priced the HTC Desire HD at a cool Rs.18,990. And guess what, the Desire HD is one of the sixteen devices that HTC have announced, which will definitely get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. So, in terms of future proofing, this definitely will not disappoint you. However, the weak points of this phone, include the LCD display, the battery capacity and the lack of a front camera, which might be a potential deal breaker for some people.
Will you buy it?
For those of you that have forgotten the exact specs of this device, here’s a look again at the specs of the HTC Desire HD:
- 4.3-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution
- 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, 768 MB of RAM
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to ICS)
- 1.5GB internal storage
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
- GPS with A-GPS support
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
- 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 720p video recording
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card
- 3.5 mm handsfree socket
- 1230 mAh Lithuim – ion battery
At this price, you also get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V, the Samsung Galaxy S LCD, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the LG Optimus Black and the Xperia Active. We were impressed with the Neo V, and the Xperia Active as well. Obviously, the major drawback for the Active out here is the lack of a bigger screen, but it more than made up for that with an IP67 protection.
What do you guys think, the HTC Desire HD at this price makes sense to you? Or, would you rather wait for their new One series – the X, S and the V that are launching in a week or two. What makes for a better buy? Let us know in the comments section below.
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