The Good Massive, bright screen; Aluminium case; Good Facebook integration; Fast Web browser with Flash; HTC Sense user interface makes Android better-looking and adds handy features.
The Bad Huge and heavy; Not as easy to use as some of its competitors; there are higher resolution screens out there.
The Bottom Line We loved the HTC Desire, and its big brother is even more impressive. The HTC Desire HD may be too monumental for some, but if you think bigger is better, this is the uber-smart phone you've been waiting for.
HTC Desire HD
If you're looking for the ultimate smart phone, you just found it. The HTC Desire HD is a big beast for the average user, but if you value power over portability, you won't be disappointed. The best Web browser in the business and a screen that pushes tablet territory means the Desire HD is more than smart -- it's genius.
The HTC Desire HD is available free on a £40 per month, two-year contract or £465 SIM-free and unlocked. See our Mobile Deals page for more offers.
The most obvious difference between the Desire HD and its little brother the HTC Desire is the screen. It's been ramped up from a healthy 3.7 inches to a monstrous 4.3 inches. It has the same WVGA resolution, 480x800 pixels, which equates to 217 pixels per inch, but the larger screen doesn't look blurry or low-res. It doesn't have the eye-burning saturation of the 233ppi Samsung Galaxy S, or the pin-sharp 330ppi resolution of the iPhone 4, but it still looks very good indeed.
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