HTC Desire

HTC Desire

The HTC Desire is one of the most exciting mobiles phones we've had the pleasure to review. Even being much cheaper than the iPhone, it can compete or beat everything that the iPhone has to offer

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Our Rating: 96%

Best Value for Money Plan

Price Plan The One Plan
86.7%
Texts 5000
Minutes 2000 anytime/any network
Internet 1GB
Handset Cost FREE
Monthly Cost £28
Contract 24 months

The One Plan

Currently, Three's most extensive price plan. The only One you are likely to need, this '3' price plan gives you 2,000 (yes 2,000!) anytime, any network minutes, 5,000 Texts, 1GB internet usage and 5,000 minutes of calls to other 3 mobiles each month.

Value for Money
The One Plan
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £28a month
 
Value for Money
The One Plan
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £28a month
 

Ultimate Internet

The ideal Three priceplan if you want to use the internet on your smartphone as much as you like, without worrying about how many megabytes you’re using. With no data limits and built-in usage alerts for calls and texts, you can relax and enjoy using your phone.

Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £18a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £18a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £23a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £23a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £25a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £25a month
 

Essential Internet

If you're not a heavy data user, the Essential Internet tariffs from Three are for you. With a fixed data allowance, Three guarantee you can’t accidentally spend more than you planned. When you reach your data limit, Three will send you a text alert. If you want more data, you can add 250MB data for £2 or all-you-can-eat data for £5 - both last for 30 days. Or just wait till your allowance refreshes next month – Three will block data usage until then so you can’t accidentally run up any extra data charges.

Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB FREE £13a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB FREE £15a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB FREE £15a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB FREE £20a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB FREE £20a month
 

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go
 
HTC Desire C Black No Contract
Details Cost  
HTC Desire C Black | ThreePay £149.99
 
Pay As You Go
 
HTC Desire C White No Contract
Details Cost  
HTC Desire C White | ThreePay £149.99
 

Our HTC Desire Review

Overview of the HTC Desire

The HTC Desire is one of the most exciting mobiles phones we've had the pleasure to review. Even being much cheaper than the iPhone, it can compete or beat everything that the iPhone has to offer. An Android Smartphone with a amazingly responsive touch screen, the Desire packs in a enormous punch in terms of applications, web browsing, one of the largest and best screens ever, a nice impressive camera, a music player and GPS navigation too. It has a new slim line design and add in a superfast processor, Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.7-inch format display, we think you've got the ideal phone.

Smart Phone

The HTC Desire mobile phone uses hybrid display technology, which is sure to be a hit with the users. The display is a bit higher in terms of quality than that of the previous standard HTC displays and the operating system of the HTC Desire runs on Google Android OS version 2.1. As we've come to expect from HTC, the Desire Smartphone also uses the HTC Sense technology.

Camera

With an impressive 5 mega-pixel colour camera, the HTC Desire also features face detection capability auto focus and nice dual flash. It also sports a really wide screen photo capture with geo tagging.

Screen

The screen of the HTC Desire looks very good indeed with it's professionally finish to a high level. The hybrid display multi-touch screen has wide potential such as zooming in on specific parts. Its touch-sensitive track pad and tactile buttons do the work of the touch-sensitive buttons additionally, various sensors and meters make sure that the screen display can be mechanically rotated to landscape or portrait aswell. The HTC Desire mobile phone menu is very easy to use and gives instant access to the numerous HTC software applications.

HTC Sense User Interface

The new HTC Sense experience also introduces large improvements to the applications as well as to the browser, email client and other software. In addition, the new version of HTC Desire Sense also includes a new newsreader application and widget..

HTC Desite Sensor

HTC Desire has a very good G Sensor; it has digital compass and proximity sensor and also has an ambient light sensor and also contains internal GPS antenna.

The pace with which the HTC Desire Smartphone performs certain tasks is impressive with applications and navigation tasks performing efficiently, without troubling delays. The response of the HTC Sense is spontaneous and the different functions of the Desire can simply be accessed anywhere you wanted to.

Social Networking with HTC Desire

The HTC Desire mobile phone can also be used to keep in contact with social networks. Applications such as Facebook and Twitter can be accessed directly, but also the sharing of content such as video and photo is speedily achieved via Flickr and YouTube.

What We Liked

Fast web browser, with Flash support; good photo and video quality; useful touch-sensitive track pad; reactive physical menu buttons; manages your contacts across social networks; HTC Sense user interface makes Android good looking and adds useful features; large, high-resolution screen; approachable capacitive touch screen; great practical keyboard.

What We Disliked

Some home-screen widgets could use improvement; short battery life.

Our Final Verdict

Overall, the HTC desire is an excellent Smartphone and we would highly recommend it.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 119 x 60 x 11.9 (mm)
Talk Time 400 mins
Standby Time 360 hours
Weight 135 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Camera 5.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 512MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (max 32GB)

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

MP3 Player Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

HTC Desire Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 119 x 60 x 11.9 (mm)
Talk Time 400 mins
Standby Time 360 hours
Weight 135 g
Quad Band Yes
Accelerometer Yes

Photo and Video

Camera 5.00 megapixels
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 512MB
Memory Card Type MicroSD (max 32GB)

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

MP3 Player Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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