HTC Desire Z Specs

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HTC Desire Z Review


HTC Desire Z is an Android side-slider phone. Similar to the T-Mobile G2, the Desire Z features a QWERTY keyboard. Other goodies include 5MP camera that is capable to record HD video, an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor and Wi-Fi.


  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard


  • Thick body (0.56 inches)

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Size: 3.7 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 252 PPI
Technology: S-LCD
Screen-to-body: 54.11 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


Processor: 800 MHz
RAM: 0.5GB
Internal storage: 1.5GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC
OS: Android (2.3.3, 2.2)
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 1300 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD)
Dimensions: 4.69 x 2.38 x 0.56 inches (119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm)
Weight: 6.35 oz (180.0 g)
Features: Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)


3G: Bands 8(900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Screen mirroring: DLNA
Radio: FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice recording


Sep 15, 2010
Officially announced: Yes
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User Reviews

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Rating breakdown (out of 10)
The best looking phone ever with great performance and hardware keyboard
Phone owned for more than a year

This phone, to me is the most good-looking one.

I don't mind that it's thick - it's actually a pro for me - I feel it in my pocket
Performance is quite nice, however 367 (or something like that) MB of RAM is a little bit too less to keep the multitasking well working.
Hardware keyboard is great and ergonomic.
It's tough - falled so many times in mountains on bike rides and nothing severe happened.
This model has a malfunctioning intermal memory chip - a series of devices have it, but not all of them. It can stop working anytime, whenever u don't expect it to.
Battery is too weak to handle this device IMO.

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A good phone, with some issues
Phone owned for less than a year

This was a great phone overall, does everything expected of it and excells against most contemporaries. I liked having a solid keyboard, I use my phone for emails a lot and this makes life easier. The build has some weakpoints as stated. Somehow the capacitative buttons at the bottom (home, back, search, menu) got overloaded and stopped working. There is no way to replicate their functions with software and now the phone is somewhat useless.

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the good the bad and the ugly..
Phone owned for less than a year

i made the leap from a nokia e97mini to the htc. After 4 months of use, i hate it. I have problems with signal strength compared to my old phone on the same network. It drops calls all the time, the battery life is less than 1 day( with autoupdate options off!). It has NO bluetooth voicedialing support ( this is an android limitation). The phone is fast to respond, load apps etc, the screen is good quality altho very hard to see in sunlight. the build quality while not bad, feels very flimsy with the keyboard flipped out.

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