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HTC Desire Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone


Released on 16 April 2010

Manufacturer: HTC

5.0 out of 5 (38 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Comment: The HTC Desire is Grade A refurbished with no Marks or scratches. Phone comes boxed complete with a battery and charger. Phone is unlocked to all networks and a 3 month warranty is provided

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Images so real you'll want to touch them
The screen on the HTC Desire is vivid and crisp. So it's great for making the most of all your movies, photos, games and favourite websites.

The phone with added zip
We've put a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the HTC Desire. Which means, you can zip around the Internet, do lots of things at once and flick through your apps in next to no time.

As easy as a pinch
With a pinch of your fingers you can see all seven of your home screens. So you can easily switch between the weather, your friends social networking updates, your work email and anything else you care to look at.

HTC Sense
HTC Sense is a holistic experience based on putting you at the centre - by simply making things work the way they should.

Weather and Clock
You travel and the weather and clock update automatically.

Polite Ringer
As soon as you lift it up to see who's calling, the ringer volume drops. Just turn it over and it goes silent.

Leap to any Panel
Pinch to view all your homescreens at once, then just tap to jump to the one you want.

People-centric Communication
All your calls, messages and updates are organized by people, not by applications.

Text Reflow
When you zoom, the text changes size and reflows automatically to make it easier to read.

Customizable Homescreen
Add everything that is important to you to your homescreen.

Friend Stream
See all your friends' Facebook© updates, Tweets and Flickr® photos on the same screen.

Search from Anywhere
One search combs through all your contacts, apps, content and the web.

Create and change between your perfect phone for work, home or holiday.

Stay connected to work
With the HTC Desire, you'll be pleased to know you can access all your business emails, calendar and contacts from your company directory wherever you are.

A smarter way to surf
We didn't make a phone for the Internet, but we made a phone that makes the Internet experience better for you. Pinch to zoom and see the words resize and reflow to fit into the screen.

Capturing the moment
5 megapixels, autofocus, flash, and when you're done, you can upload your photos straight to Facebook©, Twitter or Flickr®.

See more of the web with Flash
There is a lot of content out there on the web that needs Adobe® Flash® to give you the best viewing experience. That's why the HTC Desire comes with Adobe® Flash® support, so no websites are out-of-bounds.
  • Key Features:
  • Google-developed Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system with HTC Sense
  • 3G/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS
  • 3.7" AMOLED touch-sensitive screen
  • 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and flashlight
  • 1GHz processor with 512MB ROM and 576 MB RAM
  • Digital compass
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard Micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Expansion Slot microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Friend Stream features

customer Reviews

 Average rating (38 reviews)

 'Desire it...'

| | See all londonboi's reviews (48)

Top 100 Mobile Reviewer

Have had this excellent phone for almost 3 weeks now - after reading indepth critical reviews & it consistantly came out on Top! It's slim & sexy, superb build quality, & feels very comfortable in the hand - Its 'Teflon' coated back is elegant & refined. It simply does everything very well & super fast, due to its inbuilt 1Gz Snapdraggon Processor. Surfing the net is sublime & Movies from the inbuilt 'Flixter' Movie app look detailed, crisp, colourful & stunning quality. Texting is a dream on the Highly responsive, Capacative 3.7" AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) touchscreen. The 5MP onboard Camera takes very good pics with Face Detection & Auto Focus & an array of Picture options - have not at this point tried the Video camera - but am sure it will be equally impressive. Call Quality is also crystal clear & there are a plethora of options to customise your Contacts, Emails etc. The HTC 'Live' Wallpapers are also really cool & the Weather 'Widget' on the homescreen is both fun & very accurate. HTC have paid a great deal of attention to getting the smallest detail just right & have produced the Definitive Android 2.1 handset on the market. It is a beautiful piece of technology for all those 'Geek-Anoids' out there, like me & far superior than the iphone in every way. It is everything you could possibly 'Desire' in a phone - its the World in your pocket! Its remarkably 'bug free', extremely stable, superfact & efficient, aswell as being easy & pleasing on the eye. I debated long & hard before making my choice & have zero regrets or disappointments. This baby delivers! Having previously considered The 'Sony Ericsson Xperia 10', 'Vivaz', and the Nokia N900 - the HTC 'Desire' won - no contest! Highly Recommended!!!


| | See all TeamCraig's reviews (1)

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Upgraded from a Sony Ericsson P1i which was a great phone, but I needed a good camera and access to apps. For me it was either the Desire, Nexus One or the white iPhone - but as the iPhone doesn't have a 5mpx camera or a flash, it had to be the Desire droid! The N1 is essentially the same phone with a few components missing - for one is 'noise cancelation', but unless you spend all day on the phone - I can't see this as an issue. I also prefer the optical mouse on the Desire to the 'track-ball' on the N1. Adding something so mechanical to an already fairly fragile device doesn't seem like a good idea. This isn't in the sense of how you use the mouse - because you don't really, you rely on the touch screen, but more so for wear and tare - imagine that track-ball going in and out of your pocket a few thousand times!

I have access to both the iPhone and now the Desire. I find the iPhone ridget compared to what you can do on the Desire - it is much more like having a whole computer in your hand. The iPhone seems 'locked-down' in comparison. The Desire also has a slightly bigger screen!

The phone build quality is good with a very vibrant screen. It is light and responds quickly - but you would expect that with the snapdragon processor in there...!

You get so many devices in just one with this and one of them is sat-nav. The Turn By Turn navigation by Google is brilliant - what a bonus. I have found you access it from the Short-Cut '+' on the desktop rather than through the usual programs menu - not sure if it is because right now it is still technically in beta development. ( '+' - Shortcut - Directions and Navigation).

Get yourself a case and screen protectors though, I don't think it would hold up well against keys in your pocket.

 Blown away!

| | See all 3911258's reviews (43)

I've been looking into contracts (18-24 months) vs rolling sim card contracts and buying a phone outright. Needless to say with the saving I will be getting over a 2 year period I've opted to buy the Desire Unlocked/Sim-Free and drop to a 30 day rolling contract.

As it stands I've had the phone 2 days and am absolutely blown away. Delivery was reasonably quick from Play (probably felt longer as I wanted so bad). Once it arrived I had done my research and decided to do a full charge BEFORE turning it on and having a play.

Fantastic screen and ability to customize a lot of aspects of the phone. the interface is absolutely user friendly and having never played with a touchscreen phone or even an Android interface I just found it so easy to play with.

The phone is a perfect size, taking full advantage of the screen size by filling it and not feeling too bulky or fat like some alternatives (such as the X10).

Battery does drain but as I'm playing with settings and adding useful apps from the Android Market I'm having a nice steady battery consumption.
The internal memory size if tiny and you can't save apps to the SD card (you get 4GB provided) but that said you still only use small amounts if you don't populate the phone with rubbish!

I've already had iPhone owners sneak a peek then ask for a play. For me I'm not an iPhone fan but to each his own. To describe this as an iPhone challenger is nonsenical to me. If you want a touchscreen smartphone then the choice is yours. This simply adds another aspect of choice whereas the iPhone was the best choice up until now.

Weigh it all up, do your homework and if you choose to go for the Desire I would say you will NOT be disappointed.

I could say more but the phone speaks for itself, if you get the chance have a play with one and you'll soon be sold............


| | See all Willsy19's reviews (1)

I sell phones for a living, sales of this dwarf the iPhone now. The screen is bright and crystal clear.

The 1Ghz processor shines through brilliantly showing speed even with a few apps running in the background.

Messaging is perfect because HTC's dictionary is absolutely packed & you can have QWERTY, Mini-QWERTY or Alphanumeric keypads at your choice.

Some people don't like the looks but in real life it looks great and feels brilliant in your hand with a good weight and smooth feel with a mixture of aluminium and high-grade plastics.

Granted the Android Market isn't as packed as the Apple App Store but any iPhone user can tell you how much CRAP there is in the App Store. Android apps are a different breed and serve a purpose. And there's a higher percentage of free apps.

The camera takes a crystal snap, it's not on par with a Pixon or N86 or even the X10 but it will still impress your mates with the touch focus, face detection and direct web uploads.

The HTC invented Sense Interface is impressive and unbelievably customisable. You can put any app or widget on the home screen and use it instantly. Tons of wallpapers, brilliant colours, responsiveness and intuition on the phone make the user experience second to none.

I'm an iPhone user, but payday is next week and mine is in the back of my shop with my name on it.

My advice is this: if you want a brilliant smartphone and don't want the constrictions of an iPhone or the complicated interface of a BBerry then the Desire is you're next phone.

Simple, elegant & FAST.

 Amazingly Brilliant!

| | See all AfroAz's reviews (2)

I've had my Desire for little over two weeks now. It is quite simply the best phone I have ever owned. The screen is beautiful, the colours are so rich and vibrant. The User Interface is so intuitive (HTC did a great job adding HTC Sense over Android, Kudos!) The Camera is great in daylight however can get a bit fuzzy in low light environments. The call quality is excellent, the speaker is clear. However with a 1Ghz processor it can be quite a drain on the battery. If you use this phone constantly with everything turned on, 3G, Wifi, Mail Retrieval, Facebook/Twitter Updates. Then your battery time won't be all that long, I'd say about 8 hours. However, despite that, it really is a great phone and if you have to be a 'power user' with this phone you can purchase an extra battery for like 14.99 here on play.com.

I would recommend this phone to anyone who is looking for a cheaper version of the Nexus one or even an iPhone, sure the Android Market Place doesnt have as many apps but it does the Android platform proud.

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