The Desire HD has the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface. By pressing the home key, you can jump directly to a menu that shows all seven home screens. Alternatively, you also can swipe between the home screens in the normal manner.
The Desire HD lacks the Evo 4G's kickstand, but the lens for its 8-megapixel camera sticks out slightly. Most of the back cover is metal, but the darker panels on the bottom and left sides are plastic. The former hides the SIM card, and the latter covers the battery slot.