HTC Desire Z

Announced:
Sep 15, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 28, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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HTC Desire Z

Announced: Sep 15, 2010
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 28, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 1.5 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.7 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

252 ppi

Technology:

S-LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

54.11 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Geo tagging, Effects

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Recording format:

3GP

Design

Form factor:

Side-Slider

Dimensions:

4.69 x 2.38 x 0.56 inches (119 x 60.4 x 14.16 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Optical Mouse (Touchpad)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

800 MHz

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

1.5 GB

Storage expansion:

Slot Type:

microSD, microSDHC

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3.3, 2.2)

Battery

Capacity:

1300 mAh

Type:

User replaceable, Li - Ion

Talk time:

9.83 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.66 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2

Radio:

FM

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 15, 2010
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Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.56 inches)
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (252 ppi)

Description

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.

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