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HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review

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HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
In this review of the T-Mobile HD2 we are focusing our attention mainly on the new features of the smartphone.
For more details, see our review of the HTC HD2 for Europe, which is almost identical.

Introduction:

HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
At long last, one of the greatest Windows Mobile powered devices to have ever been conceived has finally touched down to an awaiting market that has been starved from experiencing a truly mammoth smartphone. T-Mobile has been fortunate enough to lay claim to possibly one of the last great Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones of our time with the HTC HD2 and will surely have a huge following. Interestingly enough, it’s entering the US market, which rarely sees any major standouts in the Windows Mobile front; possibly except for the HTC Touch Pro2. With Android at full steam, the HTC HD2 is looking to make a stand because there is just more to it than meets the eye.

The package contains:
•    HTC HD2
•    Wall Charger
•    USB Cable
•    Stereo Headset
•    Start Guide


Design:

This version is identical to the European version in almost every way, but there is no denying that it exudes one of the best industrial designs seen on any phone to date. Although it may prove to be one massive device when holding in the hand, its thin profile makes it equally impressive due to the fact that it holds within itself a mind-boggling large display. The HTC HD2 gets treated to some fine material that adds to its overall appeal, durability, and workmanship – which all goes to show the impressive nature of this smartphone. If there is anything that the HTC HD2 can claim for itself in terms of design, it has to be that it truly embodies the essence of what near perfection looks like.

This version is of the HTC HD2 is identical to the European version in almost every way - HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
This version is of the HTC HD2 is identical to the European version in almost every way - HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
This version is of the HTC HD2 is identical to the European version in almost every way - HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review

This version is of the HTC HD2 is identical to the European version in almost every way


Feasting your eyes to its larger than life 4.3” WVGA capacitive touchscreen with support for 65k colors is utterly extraordinary and breath taking at first – there are just very few devices that are capable of captivating the attention of people like the HD2. Every inch of the display explodes with rich detail and subtle colors that will leave everyone gazing at it for the first time to see their jaw drop to the floor. Aside from the volume rocker, the only other dedicated hardware buttons are found below the display – which have a pretty distinct feel to them. On the rear, you can find the 5-megapixel auto-focusing camera with dual-LED flash and the speaker phone found next to it. After removing the metallic back cover, you gain access to the battery, SIM card slot, and microSD slot.


HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review
HTC HD2 for T-Mobile Review



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. tedkord (Posts: 3920; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Wow. I can't believe this review was published. I mean, great phone, but the article reads like a 7 year old wrote it. Misspellings are one thing, but the run on sentences, wrong words, poor grammar...just awful to read.

posted on 06 Aug 2010, 23:29

15. pattycake (unregistered)


You're a real idiot. Who cares how other people type? Mostly people who wish people thought they were smart. Go back to school where spelling and grammar matter dousche.

posted on 08 Aug 2010, 09:22

16. Cranky Bear (unregistered)


Alas, it is always the backwoods uneducated hicks that insist that spelling and grammar don't matter. When you fail at English, you leave the perception that your intelligence lacks, and your credibility falters as a result. When you are a professional business and/or blog, it is especially noticeable. Your statement telling tedkord to go back to school further highlights your disdain for actual education, as well as your need for it. And it's spelled "douche."

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 01:08

18. Kay Tuve (unregistered)


hahaha, moron, you spelled douche incorrectly. You go back to school, maybe you can learn/relearn how important grammar and writing is.

posted on 08 Oct 2010, 21:12

30. Joepana (unregistered)


The idiot is you and perhaps you are not out of elementary school yet. If there is something important is to speak and write in an elegant and simple manner, attributes that you do not have.

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 13:50

2. sirphunkee (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


The T-Mobile (US) version of the HD2 is NOT "exactly like the european version in every way"....the US model has much more ROM memory available, and the shell is 1.5mm taller than the euro model, which can obviously make a big difference when it comes to cases, mounts, and other accessories.

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 15:05

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


phone arena you really aren't professionals are ya?

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 19:13

4. mirinex (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


Great phone but T-mobile's 3G network sucks! I just returned my phone back to T-mobile - the phone was not able to keep with simple e-mail, internet browsing or weather updates! The data connection was turning off all the time, I had to constantly reset it so I can view a web site or send/recieve an e-mail. It's a shame that T-Mobile would not fix it's network.

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 21:38

5. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)


I actually don't have any real problems with t-mobile's data network. Web pages and emails work fine, no need to reset any data. I think the phone is the problem. I've used tmobile's 3g data with the g1, the cliq, my nokia n900, EDGE data with my n900 and cliq and an E71, and regular GPRS data with a Sony Ericsson m600i and never had a data reset problem. May be the phone. T-Mobile 3g coverage does suck balls outside of major metropolitan areas though.

posted on 26 Apr 2010, 21:42

6. mirinex (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


I bought a total of 4 phones and they all did that at various times, then I looked online for help and found out that it is a common issue with T-mobile! I called cust. support and was told that there is no solution!!! Hello AT&T!

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 06:17

7. Schmao (Posts: 302; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


It just depends on where you live. My phone is PERFECT!

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 22:40

10. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


So you ditched T-Mobile for at&t. Good luck.

posted on 23 Sep 2010, 19:36

27. snshanti (unregistered)


I completely agree, bc my works just fine as well

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 15:20

8. worldbfree4me (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


This just in, HTC HD2 is now BOGO at T-Mobile.. This phone must not meeting sales expectations.

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 22:42

11. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


Uhhh, where the HELL have you been for the past month and a half?!?!?! The HD2 has been selling like crazy. They can't even keep it in stock enough. And it's called promtional, or advertisement. Duh.

posted on 29 Apr 2010, 10:47

12. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


too bad it still runs windows mobile and doesnt have half the specs of the EVO, this phone will bow to the android powered giant of the EVO

posted on 21 Sep 2010, 14:10

25. justdroppingby (unregistered)


Yeah... The only thing better on the EVO is the camera. All the other specs of the HD2 are better. Just saying.

posted on 21 Sep 2010, 14:10

26. justdroppingby (unregistered)


(That's according to the stats on this website, by the way.)

posted on 27 Apr 2010, 16:00

9. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Cool phone but a little to big for my taste. Its like between a tablet and a normal cell phone.

posted on 29 Apr 2010, 13:39

13. networkdood (Posts: 5517; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It is funny to hear/read about the whinings of people on how a phone or network sucks. EVERY phone has at least 0.1% chance of malfunctioning/being defective. It happens. It does not mean the phone sucks. Obviously, this is the greatest WINDOWS phone of all time. Wish it had ANDROID 2.1 instead....hmmm, I wonder if it could be done. Also, every network has issues somewhere in the U.S. It happens, oh well. Cell phones and providers are not perfect. In the terms and conditions of each prospective carrier lies the writing that indicates that basically service is not guaranteed to work at all times. Luckily, where I live all 4 major carriers work great, and I live in a town of under 100k people.

posted on 03 May 2010, 10:39

14. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


I would think the 1GHZ processor would account for what normally is a lot of lag and sluggishness with prior WinMo phones and alleviate that issue. HD2 is def. a nice device...just wonder how it does data-wise in TMobile's network. Wish it would make its way over to VZW's network...but I'm sure HTC is workin on another late/great device that will top the HD2. The Incredible is nice...but that 4.3" screen and just the design of the phone sure does make a diff. Unless the EVO will hit VZW later then I would be content with that...kudos Sprint, ya'll finally wakin up. Wishful thinkin tho...

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 01:32

17. amanda34 (unregistered)


I am so disappointed with this phone. I have had to get it replaced 4 times in the 2 months that I have had it. It constantly freezes and is very slow. My son's is exactly the same way.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 01:57

24. Jodie64 (unregistered)


Were you able to change it for a different phone (of your choose)? I am having the exact problem, but with each new HD2, im getting a whole new set of problems.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 10:23

28. customized hd2 (unregistered)


I had the same problems with mine at first, did some reading and got to a site called xdadevelopers wow is all I can say now. Went from wanting to exchange to not wanting to put down. This site really gives you a lot of options.http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=732380

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 17:19

19. Barbara&thekids187 (unregistered)


LOOK BITCHES YOU MOTHERFUCKERS NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE PHONE AND NOT BAG ON EACH OTHER'S GRAMMAR.

posted on 21 Aug 2010, 20:29

20. gibler (unregistered)


Gosh, Barbara. I for one am offended.

posted on 25 Aug 2010, 00:57

21. will35 (unregistered)


just purchase my htc hd2 great phone huge screen and fast loads of apps. i had the i-phone a blackberry this is the future. love this cell/ ipad

posted on 28 Aug 2010, 10:08

22. jv3979 (unregistered)


This phone SUCKS!!!! I have only had it for 2 months and have had to replace it 4 times already. The speaker on it works when ever it wants to, it constantly freezes, you get voicemails 3 weeks later when you turn the phone off and back on then it alerts you. At first I thought it was just a glinch but after having the sam problem with 4 diffrent phones and have heard of other people withthe same problem I soon reilazed windows mobile SUCKS!!. I called tmobile to see what my options where and they were more then happy to replace my 450.00 phone with a 3 year old out dated phone that was worth 100.00 and told me that was my only option and to have a good day. with that being said I will be going back to sprint where I never had these problems.

posted on 13 Sep 2010, 11:50

23. spartanz (unregistered)


great input from the HTC HD2, i am a Microsoft pro. i have worked with windows for a long time. This pone is a great gadget to have though it has some setbacks if you are do a lot more than just talking on it. 1-battery life does not last long when on the web 2- It freezes up without any reason 3-updates are sometimes slower I personally prefer the vibrant better, since android is more efficient.by the way i have the HTC, the vibrant and i also have the i phone 4 so i know a bit about all these phones. thanks blessed

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 12:48

29. Merlinn122 (unregistered)


Well I finally got around to getting the Hd 2 phone and it works alright, for now. I have heard some horror stories about it freezing up and doing things cell phones aren't supposed to do. anyway i have one and it's inusred so here goes.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 16:31

31. asdasd (unregistered)


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posted on 18 Nov 2010, 17:08

32. vipshao (unregistered)


I actually don't have any real problems with t-mobile's data network. Web pages and emails work fine, no need to reset any data. I think the phone is the problem. I've used tmobile's 3g data with the g1, the cliq, my nokia n900, EDGE data with my n900 and cliq and an E71, and regular GPRS data with a Sony Ericsson m600i and never had a data reset problem. May be the phone. T-Mobile 3g coverage does suck balls outside of major metropolitan areas though.

posted on 23 Dec 2010, 09:17

33. nothappy (unregistered)


This phone is the biggest POS I have ever owned. I am paying to have it turned into an android.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 15:19

34. Anonymous1 (unregistered)


Just dropping by... I have had this phone for a while and I think that it is a great phone but is limited by its OS. Honestly, by spec's alone, the phone can be a great smartphone that has the possibility of being one of the top line phones in its class. However, I, along with many others, find that WinMo 6.5 is behind in the race with Android and iOS. The lack in user friendly interface and lack of apps (compared to the Android Market etc.) have crippled WinMo indefinitely. Also, there is lack of information on a future update for the new WP7, so don't buy the phone expecting an update (still unknown). Luckily, through the use of the XDA Forum, you can complicatedly,flash (or modify) your phone to run Android 2.3.1 (this is what I'm doing now). Since, my phone is now running Android, I can say that I'm pretty satisfied with my phone. It is a great phone and is relatively cheap compared to other smartphones in this day and age.

BOTTOM LINE: Great phone, limited by WinMO, however there is an oppurtunity to use 3rd party programs to modify your phone to OS's such as Android or even WP7 (slightly buggy)

posted on 30 Jul 2011, 18:02

35. Terrible phone (unregistered)


This is the worst phone I have EVER had, I've had this phone now for over a year and I have gone through 8 replacements. I am constantly having issues with the phone overheating and draining the battery, disconnecting from the network, shutting off on it's own, not being able to power on phone, you name this issue and this phone has it. I would NEVER recommend this phone to anyone nor do the T-mobile reps that I have spoken to. I was told by a t-mobile rep that this phone didn't last on the shelves long because there were so many complaints and issues with it.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 18:37

36. HD2 user (unregistered)


The phone overal is able to keep up with simple email and web browsing. However there are very few apps available. The phone over time becomes very slow and requires frequent rebooting, as it freezes often

posted on 27 Dec 2011, 19:14

37. sexcellent (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


after trying several windows phone 7 phones, i decided to settle with the HTC HD2 because I heard you can run android and windows phone 7. I am very happy with my HD2 running windows phone 7, so i have not tried android on it yet. the only complaint i have with the phone is that the reception seems to drop a lot when you hold it towards the bottom. other than that, i love everything about this phone.

posted on 02 Dec 2013, 16:01

38. Tech_Junkie1996 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


I would just like to say that this phone may be the best phone made in the last decade. It has been 3 years since this phone was released in the US and it is still being used. It is now capable of running android 4.4, a ROM that was created in the midst of quad-core superphone. It makes me happy to know that there are some phones that truely do last, especially in this era.

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HTC HD2 US

HTC HD2 US

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
576 MB RAM
Size4.76 x 2.64 x 0.43 inches
(121 x 67 x 11 mm)
5.54 oz  (157 g)
Battery1230 mAh, 6.33 hours talk time

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