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HTC Desire Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1519 reviews of HTC Desire Z. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The size and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the apps and sound, while comments are divided on the reception.

usability, performance, size, screen, portability

battery, sound, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Desire Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but opinions about the reception and reliability are mixed. Many are less positive about the price.

usability, performance, portability, durability, screen

price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile PhoneHTC Desire Z Sim Free Mobile Phone

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Desire Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HTC Desire Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and battery. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, usability, battery, durability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EUROHTC Desire Z A7272 Unlocked GPS WiFi Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo) Cellular Phone Vision GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz EURO

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

HTC Desire Z Android smartphone

 

HTC Desire Z review: HTC's Desire Z is an excellent smartphone but its biggest selling point -- the physical QWERTY keyboard -- has a poorly designed hinge mechanism

Excellent touchscreen, great software, updated HTC Sense and HTCSense.com features, HD video recording

Poor hinge design, keyboard is not exceptional, battery life is not great

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone, mainly due to a combination of Google's excellent Android platform and HTC's Sense UI. However, its biggest selling point -- the "pop-out" physical QWERTY keyboard -- has a poorly designed hinge mechanism...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HTC Desire Z Android smartphone

 

HTC Desire Z review: HTC's Desire Z is an excellent smartphone but its biggest selling point -- the physical QWERTY keyboard -- has a poorly designed hinge mechanism

Excellent touchscreen, great software, updated HTC Sense and HTCSense.com features, HD video recording

Poor hinge design, keyboard is not exceptional, battery life is not great

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

HTC Desire Z

 

If you're looking for an Android with a keyboard, the Desire Z is highly recommended — especially if you don't plan to use your phone as a multimedia hub.

Z-hinge is ingenious ; Keyboard is well-spaced ; Loads of customisation options ; 8GB microSD card included

Camera is average ; Battery life is a single day ; DLNA media streaming needs improvement

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Lentini (smarthouse.com.au)

Review: HTC Desire Z Best Of Keypad & Touch Worlds

 

In theory, the HTC Desire Z brings together the best of both worlds with touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard inputs - in practice, the keyboard seems a little too muddled to be the best of its world.

QWERTY keyboard; quick and fluid ;

Keyboard is poorly mapped out; slightly chunky model

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Angove (whistleout.com.au)

HTC Desire Z Review

 

The HTC Desire Z is one of HTC's newer mid-range Android releases. Running on Android 2.2, the Desire Z sports a relatively straight forward design that's pretty compact for slider keyboard device. Once again we noticed the...

The QWERTY keyboard worked fantastically and really did add something to the experience. It’s not too different from the other QWERTY keyboards out there, but it’s nice to have an option for a Froyo device running Sense that has a slider keyboard....

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (ninemsn.com.au)

HTC Desire Z smartphone review

 

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone, mainly due to a combination of Google's excellent Android platform and HTC's Sense UI. However, its biggest selling point - the "pop-out" physical QWERTY keyboard - has a poorly designed hinge mechanism that...

Excellent touchscreen ; Great software ; Updated HTC Sense and HTCSense.com features ; HD video recording

Poor hinge design ; Keyboard is not exceptional ; Battery life is not great

The HTC Desire Z is an excellent smartphone, mainly due to a combination of Google's excellent Android platform and HTC's Sense UI. However, its biggest selling point - the "pop-out" physical QWERTY keyboard - has a poorly designed hinge mechanism that...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Lentini (smartoffice.com.au)

Review: HTC Desire Z Best Of Keypad & Touch Worlds

 

In theory, the HTC Desire Z brings together the best of both worlds with touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard inputs – in practice, the keyboard seems a little too muddled to be the best of its world.

QWERTY keyboard; quick and fluid

Keyboard is poorly mapped out; slightly chunky model

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Matthew Lentini (smarthouse.com.au)

HTC Desire Z

 

In theory, the HTC Desire Z brings together the best of both worlds with touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard inputs – in practice, the keyboard seems a little too muddled to be the best of its world.

QWERTY keyboard; quick and fluid

Keyboard is poorly mapped out; slightly chunky model

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Cybershack (cybershack.com)

Review: HTC Desire Z

 

By Branko Miletic So, let's see, you want an Android-based phone. You want a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. And of course you want a phone will all the bells, whistles. Now you could spend hours, days or even weeks downloading squillions of web...

speed, the slider design, the Android 2.2, low weight and easy to use QWERTY keyboard

camera and the battery life

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (zdnet.com.au)

HTC Desire Z

 

The Desire Z is supposed to play second fiddle in this duo, but we have a sneaking suspicion that the Z could steal the limelight, especially with the business crowd.

Sep, 2010
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):430
Talk time (2G):10 / 9.8
Talk time (3G):6.6

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: No
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display diagonal:9.4
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:400 x 800 / 480 x 800
Display Type:AMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Push-to-Talk (PTT): No
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal Memory:1500 / 1536 / 512

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42
Height :11.9 / 6.04
Weight:180
Width:11.9 / 6.04