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HTC Touch Diamond2 Review

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HTC Touch Diamond2 Review
Performance:

Unlike its predecessor, even early units of the HTC Touch Diamond2 are fast and promptly responding. Apparently, the increased amount of system memory proves beneficial to the good-looking smart phone. The screen is also very sensitive and reacts to your even lighter touch. Taken together, these make for a fast Windows Mobile phone. Well, it can hardly win out over the Flash superhero, but it´s speed is definitely pleasing.

We are delighted with in-call quality, no remarks whatsoever, this is definitely one of the leading devices with this regard.

HTC rates the battery very good, at 5.5 hours talk time and 15 days standby. Anyway, we´d advise you to turn Wi-Fi off when you´re not using it.


Conclusion:
 
As a whole, the Diamond2 proves to be a worthy successor in the lineup and it´s not a disappointment, except for the fact it´s less innovative alongside of previous models. The Touch brought out both TouchFLO and design that had been hard to imagine by then, while the Touch Diamond featured the awesome TouchFLO 3D and even shinier design. The Diamond2 is more ordinary looking phone, but it´s been devised as phone to allow easier use from the get go, features more robust battery, system memory that makes for faster response, memory expansion slot and even better interface than before. Throw excellent in-call quality into the deal and the HTC Touch Diamond2 definitely is one of the best Windows Mobile phones at present. There are other decent alternatives, such as the first Touch Diamond, the multimedia Samsung OMNIA as well as the Touch Pro and TouchPro2, both of which sport hardware QWERTY keyboard, but keep in mind the latter has not been released yet. We expect HTC to release Windows Mobile 6.5 updates for both the Diamond2 and TouchPro2 when the new version of the OS launches.

The software version of the reviewed unit is 1.39.479.1 (47382) WWE

Pros

  • Comfy and responsive interface
  • Awesome in-call quality
  • Decent outdoor picture quality

Cons

  • The display is hardly legible in the sun
  • Mediocre multimedia capabilities
  • Accelerometer is not perfect
PhoneArena rating:
9
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HTC Touch Diamond2

HTC Touch Diamond2

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
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Display3.2 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (292 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
288 MB RAM
Size4.25 x 2.09 x 0.54 inches
(108 x 53 x 14 mm)
4.14 oz  (118 g)
Battery1100 mAh, 5.66 hours talk time

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