Announced along with its larger cousin HTC Design HD earlier this year in September, finally HTC Desire Z has hit the markets. To its credit HTC Desire Z happens to be the first Android 2.2 HTC handset which features a slide out keyboard and going by the list of features, it seems that HTC Desire Z can very well become the desire of phone buyers.
HTC Desire Z Design
Just like several other phones rolled out by HTC, HTC Desire Z boasts of a robust and attractive design. The battery cover and the screen part comprise of brushed aluminum and the rest of the phone is made up of grey plastic which facilitates the antenna to catch the signals. Aluminum casing gives Desire Z a solid sturdy feel. The dimensions of the phone measures 119×60.4×14.16 mm and the phone is quite bulky as it weighs 180 grams.
HTC Desire Z Display
The 3.7 inches S LCD capacitive touch screen of Desire Z can display 16 million colors. The display size measures 480×800 along with improved contrast and viewing angles and as compared to previous LCD screens, is much more visible in sunlight. The phone has a QWERTY keypad along with an accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate and a touch sensitive control panel. The display also has a proximity censor for auto turn off and a multi touch input method. The display also has touch sensitive control panel along with optical track pad.
HTC Desire Z Specifications
High end specifications which have been hallmark of several other smart phones manufactured by HTC can be found in Desire Z too. The internal phone storage memory measures 1.5 GB, 512 MB RAM and the phone can support micro SD up to 32 GB. One can store a large number of phone contacts and photo calls and with an 800 MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor, operations are smooth.
HTC Desire Z Connectivity
HTC Desire Z provides robust connectivity thanks to Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP profile along with Wi-Fi and a 5 pin micro USB 2.0. Other Bluetooth profiles supported by the phone are AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP among others. There is also support for GPRS (Class 32), EDGE (Class 32) and 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA). However there is no infrared port available in the phone.
HTC Desire Z Multimedia Features
Desire Z boasts of sound multimedia connectivity which allows one to share videos, photos and music from phone to TV via DLNA. The phone supports aac, amr, ogg, m4a, mid, mp3, wav and wma audio formats. 3gp, 3g2, mp4 and wmv video formats are equally well supported by HTC Desire Z. At the same time the phone has an FM radio.
HTC Desire Z Networking Facilities
Desire Z comes with Android 2.2 operating system which along with HTML and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n gives one a smooth browsing experience.
HTC Desire Z Camera
HTC Desire Z comes with a 5 mega-pixel camera equipped with autofocus and LED flash. The photos clicked are fine with bright colors and sharp details. Geo-tagging, face detection capability, built-in-effects among others are some of the other standout features of the camera.
HTC Desire Z Battery
Desire Z comes with a rechargeable 1300mAH Lithium-ion-battery. If the phone is running on 2G the talk time is around 7 hours while the standby time is around 350 hours. If it is run on 3G then, talk time is around 4 hours while standby time is around 350 hours.
HTC Desire Z Price and Verdict
HTC Desire Z is available SIM free for £ 429.99 only. On the whole Desire Z will satisfy users to a great deal. The sturdy design of the phone along with its elegant finish will attract buyers towards it. Though the keyboard makes the phone a bit heavy but still they are comfortable to use. The value rich features of the phone along with its touch screen interface coupled with its battery life will give the phone an edge over its counterparts and make it a happy buy for users.