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HTC Desire Z - Expert Reviews
HTC Desire Z is the Android droid developed by the Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets, HTC, that bears resemblance to HTC Desire and HTC Desire HD in terms of specifications but is quite different in design as it does not has any mechanical buttons like HTC Desire features. This phone is the last device by Google that features a slider QWERTY keyboard and is manufactured by HTC. The predecessor of HTC Desire Z, that is, HTC Desire was the teacher for the other droids available and now with its successor, the company is going to achieve new heights in terms of success. This droid will provide you a dedicated QWERTY keypad with super responsive touch screen and a virtual QWERTY keyboard also. The instant maps are pre-installed in the device so that its users will never get lost, wherever they go. It is familiar to everyone that Android smartphones are very easy to use and with HTC Sense UI on top, the usage becomes more enjoyable and simpler. There is an optical trackpad below the touch sensitive touch screen that makes the navigation easy and fast. The device is build solid and the quality premium finish is completely capable of snatching the attention from other contemporary devices available in the market. The chance of loosing the device is also very less as the Sense UI helps you to find your lost phone. And the screen is perfect and ideal place for playing games, doing work or browsing the web. This Android device delivers maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees.
The pre-loaded maps in the device helps you to locate the nearby ATMs, Petrol Pumps, Cafes, Restaurants, etc. and all the top spots will appear right on the home screen. The HTCSense.com brings online experience at the doorsteps of the users so that they can remain attached with their HTC Desire Z all the time. If your phone is on silent and you have lost it somewhere in the house, then you can simply locate the device using the HTCSense.com application. If you have left the phone at home you can transfer the calls to another number with the help of HTCSense.com and the lost or stolen data can also be recovered using the same application. The users can also keep a watch on their various e-mail accounts in a single inbox that automatically color codes each e-mail by account. The device supports DLNA that allows its users to stream their pictures, videos and music from their phone to their home theater system, so that you can watch your best captured moments with your family members on a bigger screen. In terms of its body build, HTC Desire Z provides a reliable feel to hands. Most of the chassis of this droid are made up of metal and gives a soft brushed feel to hands. It comes packed in a size of 119mm x 60.4mm x 14.16mm, which is though not a standard size but still the device is easy to hold with a weight of 180 grams. The heavy weight is due to the metal body and battery. The front frame and the battery cover has metal touch whereas the remaining parts has rubber chassis providing a pleasant touch to HTC Desire Z. the body of the phone is not very much prone to fingerprints and the small smudges are hardly noticeable, giving credit to the light color finish of the handset. When compared to its predecessor, HTC Desire, HTC Desire Z is more legible to sunlight, although not completely. The device has a slider form factor where the front has fully touch capacitive screen, and there is a QWERTY keyboard when the upper part is slided towards right. The keys on the physical keypad are very aptly spaced and are very smooth and easy to use.
The front screen is protected by a thick metal bezel form sideways that also provides a premium look to the phone. Above the screen, there is an ear-piece grill along with G-Sensor, Digital Compass Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Ambient light sensor. Since secondary camera is missing from the front part so the users cannot have live video chats with family and friends. The G-Sensor is usually an accelerometer that measures the forces that act on the device during changes in velocity. The Digital Compass sensor detects the directional orientation of the phone with respect to the Earth's magnetic field so that the users are aware that which direction is north and which one is south. Ambient Light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen as per the light conditions, so that the screen is always visible even when the sun is over the head. Proximity sensor emits out an electromagnetic field or electromagnetic radiations that detects the nearby POIs, buildings, towers, cafes, etc. without having actual contact with them. Below the touch sensitive screen are four capacitive Android buttons for Home, Menu, back and Search. There is an optical trackpad also, underneath these capacitive buttons, that makes the work fast and easy. The sliding QWERTY keypad can be converted into a lift and pivot position where the upper half gets raised on the Z-hinge before softly dropping into place. The left side of HTC Desire Z hosts a long and thin capsule shaped volume rocker along with a microUSB port. The right side has the dedicated button for camera and there is also a battery cover latch beside it. The top is the house for 3.5mm universal headphone jack that also acts as an A/V connector. The right side of this jack has power/lock key whereas the bottom of the device contains a mouthpiece only. The back cover of HTC Desire Z holds the Wi-Fi antenna that loses its connection when the back panel is removed. The rear cover hosts a 5 megapixels camera with LED flash and a tiny loudspeaker grill. Under the battery cover you will find the power packed battery with slots for microSD card and microSIM card. This means that the memory card is not ho swappable. HTC Desire Z is going to win the heart of Indian customers with its varied usability and wonder-struck technology.
Operating system and UI
HTC Desire Z comes with 3.7 inches wide S-LCD display that offers touch screen facility and provides a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with color combinations made from 16M colors that adds more clarity and sharpness to the screen. The pixel density of 252 ppi brings crispiness, clarity and richness to the view. The display supports multi touch feature that allows the users to give multiple commands in one time to the phone. To give protection to the screen, the company has used Corning Gorilla Glass for it that makes the display scratch resistant. The device is running on Android v.2.2 Froyo platform and has HTC Sense user interface on top of it that helps in creating a magic all around. The device is upgradeable to Android v.2.3 Gingerbread that will allow its users to have access to more than 1,50,000 applications. HTC Desire Z is powered by 800 MHz Scorpion processor along with Qualcomm MSM7230 chipset. The Adreno 205 GPU helps in improving the graphics performance of the device and makes every pixel alive. There are seven homescreen panes but you cannot add or delete any widget and have to keep all of them. The device offers leap view option also with a tap and pinch that zooms out to display the thumbnails of all seven homescreen panes at once. HTC Sense UI offers Scenes that helps in customizing the homescreen panes. Each scene brings change in the wallpaper and the widgets on the homescreen. The existing scenes can be modified and the users can get more scenes from the HTC Hub application. The users can easily toggle between the Scenes and they offer wide customization that allows them to keep their personal and professional modes different and separate. The main menu has icon grid layout that can also be switched to a list layout. There are so many widgets available in the phone and you can also download more of them from the HTC Hub. Personalize home button offers various options to choose from, such as Scenes, Wallpapers, Skins, Widgets, Applications, Shortcuts, Folders, Sound Set, etc. so you can select any of them according to your choice.
HTC Desire Z is in every sense a complete multimedia smartphone that can easily provide all the entertainment package to its users instantly. The default music player offers support to .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) aural formats for playback whereas .amr format is supported for recording a music file. The default video player provides back up to .3gp, .3g2, .mp4 and .wmv (Windows Media Video 9) video formats for playback while for recording .3gp format is supportable. The multimedia feature offers Gallery, Music and FM radio at users' end for fun and enjoyment. The users can share videos, photos, or music from their HTC Desire Z to their TV via DLNA. The 3.5mm headphone jack can also be used to attach woofers or speakers to the device to enjoy music files on louder note. The earphone acts as an antenna for FM radio connectivity that supports RDS feature. The RDS feature automatically detects the name of the radio stations to which the users are tuned into. The video files can be viewed as a filmstrip or grid and can be shared over e-mail, MMS or Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. The video player interface offers full screen mode where you can crop or stretch the clip to fit the screen. The default music player is viewed as Artists section that can also be viewed as Albums, All Songs, Playlists, Songs and Connected media. To change the now playing song you can swipe sideways to change it or to switch to next or previous song. Two shortcuts in the top corners act as toggles for repeat and shuffle. The context menu allows you to share a song over e-mail, Bluetooth or message and the users can have a look to the music videos too. The audio quality of HTC Desire Z is very good and is counted to be the best amongst the available heap in the market. The users can share their audio and video files on social sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and more.
HTC Desire Z holds a primary snapper with camera lens sensor of 5 megapixels that supports autofocus feature along with LED flash. The camera is capable of detecting face and backed Geo-tagging that provides the geographical information of an image. This shooter captures images with a resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels and can also record HD videos with a size of 720p. There is no secondary camera supported by the device so the users cannot make video calls to their family and acquaintances. The photography experience can be widen with the help of built-in effects that include depth of field, vignette, and more.
HTC Desire Z offers Internet connections through EDGE of class 32 that offers maximum downloading speed of up to 560 Kbps, GPRS of class 32 that offers maximum downloading speed of up to 114 Kbps, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot via WLAN network. The users can have nearby connections with the help of Bluetooth v.2.1 that comes with Enhanced Data Rate, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer and other supported profiles are AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP and Service Discovery Application Profile and USB via microUSB v2.0 port. The device has an internal GPS antenna that comes with Locations, explore maps with zero wait, zero dead spots and zero data roaming fees. The HTML Adobe Flash browser makes the web browsing experience fun and enjoyable. The users can do social networking via Facebook and Twitter through HTC Sense, Friend Stream, can share photos and videos on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube and finally can use HTC Peep application for tweeting.
HTC Desire Z is blessed with an internal memory of 1.5GB with 512MB for RAM. The users can also expand the external memory of the device up to an extent of 32GB via microSD card slot that allows the users to store a huge amount of data and information. The internal memory is sufficient enough to run heavy applications easily and comfortably without any sluggishness.
HTC Desire Z is loaded with various type of applications that provides you entertainment, fun, experience and helps you in simplifying your work load. Applications such as Bookmarks, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, FM Radio, Friend Stream, HTC Likes, Mail, Messages, Music, Navigate, News, People, Search Anywhere, Settings, Stocks, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Orkut, YouTube, Weather, and more are pre-installed in the device so that the users can enjoy working on this droid. They can also download applications and games from HTCSense.com, HTC Hubs and Android market to add more usability to HTC Desire Z.
HTC Desire Z holds a standard Li-Ion 1,300mAh battery that is capable of keeping the device working for a talk time of up to 9 hours 50 minutes on 2G network and for 6 hours 40 minutes on 3G network. The standby time that is provided by this powerful battery is up to 430 hours for 2G as well as 3G network. The users can also do web browsing, play games, run heavy applications, listen to FM radio and enjoy multimedia files for long hours without facing the problem of battery drainage.
HTC Desire Z offers connectivity to GSM network only for 2G and 3G bands that supports a frequency of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for 2G and 900 / 2100 MHz for 3G. The maximum downloading HSDPA speed on 3G network is 14.4 Mbps whereas the maximum HSUPA speed is 5.76 Mbps for uploading the files.
HTC Desire Z is the most amazing droid available in the market that we have ever come across with. Right from the screen to the battery it works amazingly and does not leave any question mark on its performance. Although the processing speed of the device is not up to the mark when compared to the available droids in the market but it does not have such a severe impact on the performance of HTC Desire Z. other handsets that are doing good in the market and can be a serious threat to HTC Desire Z in the future are HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola DEFY, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, HTC Sensation XL, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710, Apple iPhone 4S, BlackBerry Curve 9330, Sony Xperia Mini, Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, Samsung Galaxy Duos, Sony Xperia Sola, Sony Xperia P and more.
HTC Desire Z is an Android smartphone that has HTC Sense UI on top of the Froyo platform that is doing wonders in the market. This device is the successor of HTC Desire and HTC Desire HD and is very much advanced in technology when compared to its predecessors. HTC Desire Z was announced on 15 September 2010 and was released in November 2010. The device is running on Android v.2.2 Froyo but is soon upgradeable to Android v.2.3 Gingerbread. After getting the update the users of this droid will have easy access to more than 1,50,000 applications that are available in the Android market. Since most of the Android devices are running on the Gingerbread platform so after getting the update HTC Desire Z will become more strong and stable to give neck in neck competition to its new rivals.
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HTC Desire Z Specifications
Announced 2010, September
Handset Color Black
Network Type GSM
Display Size 3.7 Inches
Display Type Super LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Display Color 16M
Horizontal Pixel 800
Vertical Pixel 480
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera No
Video Yes, 1280 x 720 pixels (720p HD)
Internal Memory 1.5 GB
Extendable Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
RAM 512 MB
Operating System Android
Processor Qualcomm MSM7230 - 800mhz
GPU Adreno 205
Java Yes, via Third Party Application
Data & Internet
3G Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPRS Yes, Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with (A2DP)
Music Player Yes, AAC, AMR, M4A, MID, MP3, OGG, WAV, WAV, WMA
Video Player Yes, 3G2, 3GP, MP4, WMV9
Radio Yes, Built-In Antenna
Audio Jack Yes
Battery Type Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery
Talk Time 9.5hrs
Max Stand-by Time 430hrs
Form Factor Slider
Dimensions 119 x 60.4 x 14.2 mm
Weight 180 gms
SIM Option Single
Sensors Ambient Light, Digital Compass, G-Sensor, Proximity
In The Box Phone, Charger, Battery, Data Cable & Handsfree